Tambopata’s many ecosystems mean it is home to unsurpassed biological diversity, both within own Private Conservation Area, and in our big neighbor, Tambopata National Reserve, where we offer our ecotourism-based jungle tours. Our Amazon rainforest home protects a range of habitats, making us the best place for a jungle trip as part of a Peru vacation.
During their single-day and half-day excursions from our remote eco-lodge base, or during their rainforest camping trips, Tambopata Ecolodge guests can expect to see abundant animal life, as they immerse themselves in the jungle in the company of one of our expert local guides.
We have been protecting our rainforest for more than thirty years, dating back to before the Tambopata National Reserve itself was established. Thanks to the ecotourism-based conservation model we helped pioneer in Peru, today Tambopata provides a refuge for many major rainforest animals classified as endangered in other parts of South America.
In the forests where we guide our guests, more than 600 species of birds have been identified, as well as around 1200 butterfly species, approximately 100 types of amphibians, over 200 different fish species, 103 reptiles and 169 species of mammals. In a sign of just how healthy our forests are today, after more than thirty years of work to protect them, each year our guests enjoy more and more sightings of jaguars, the jungle’s iconic apex predator.
Monkeys are also extremely abundant in Tambopata, and the species our guests can expect to see include spider monkeys, brown-mantled tamarins, emperor tamarins, howler monkeys, black-headed night monkeys, brown woolly monkeys, squirrel monkeys, white-fronted capuchins, and tufted capuchins.
Time and patience are needed to see and photograph these wonderful creatures, and the expertise of one of local naturalist guides is essential when venturing into the forest in search of wildlife. But the travelers who choose to visit Peru and stay with us in our jungle lodge are sure to see many beautiful animals, large and small, as they explore the rainforest with us, and switch off for a few days as they leave the modern world far behind.