In addition to its Pacific coast and the Andes mountains, one of the three distinct worlds that Peru offers is the Amazon rainforest, a true wonder of nature that can give you that extra experience you were looking for when visiting our great country.
Once you have completed your Cusco visit, seen Machu Picchu, and maybe even fulfilled a dream by walking the Inca Trail, you will be thrilled with everything that can be found in Peru’s rainforest, during a once in a lifetime jungle trip that will leave you with memories that will always be with you and those with whom you share the experience of visiting us in our eco-lodge home.
The Amazon rainforest covers around 1.7 billion acres. Approximately 60% of the rainforest is contained in Brazil with the remainder spread through Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and Ecuador. But for those travelers with just an annual vacation to visit South America, the best place to visit the Amazon is in Peru.
The variety of wildlife in the Amazon jungle ranges from large mammals like jaguars, monkeys and tapirs, to hundreds of species of colorful birds, including macaws, parrots and tanagers. The rainforest is also home to millions of fascinating insects, and even a species of fungus that has been found recently to possess the ability to biodegrade plastic! The Amazon rainforest is the most biodiverse place on our planet, and at Tambopata Ecolodge we work to conserve it, and to introduce generation after generation of travelers to its countless wonders.
The Peruvian Amazon where we live and work is an ideal destination for visitors. Just a flight and a boat trip from Lima or Cusco, we offer our guests comfortable accommodation, busy days filled with guided ecotourism and nature observation activities, and plenty of downtime in the evenings to eat well, relax in our bar and lounge, and even meet other travelers from different parts of the world.
At our jungle lodge, we ensure an ecofriendly vacation for all our visitors, while also working hard to preserve the environment. Besides offering our guests the chance to experience the wild Amazon, we also take the time to teach them about the importance of conservation in the region, so that they can carry our message back to their families and friends in their home countries.