The Amazon is a vast area, and so it can be difficult to figure out where best to start your trip. The following tips will help to get you started.
Tambopata National Reserve, where at Tambopata Ecolodge we operate many of our ecotourism and ecoadventure tours, is a great place to start. You can get to the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado by plane from Cusco or Lima. From the town, where our main office is located, it is only possible to reach our eco-lodge by boat. We pick up our guests from their flight, and include as part of their jungle tour the transport to and from our lodge. The trip to our eco-lodge gives our guests a great opportunity to explore virgin rainforest undisturbed by cars and roads.
For travelers wanting to experience nature and visit the Amazon they have always dreamed of seeing, Tambopata National Reserve and our own Tambopata Private Conservation Area are unmissable. The combination of accessibility from Lima or Cusco and unmatched biodiversity creates an eco-travel destination unlike anywhere else in the world. After you’ve explored the Peruvian Andes, visited Cusco, and walked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, when you visit us you can pack away your jacket and scarf and immerse yourself in the jungle. Tambopata National Reserve is one of Peru’s most biologically diverse protected natural areas, and it offers visitors their best shot at seeing some truly extraordinary wildlife.
With our comfortable Tambopata Ecolodge as their base, our guests can enjoy multi-day guided excursions into the rainforest, experience what it is like to wake up to the sounds of the jungle at our riverside campsite, and explore the Amazon for real. Our expert guides will escort you into virgin rainforest, lead you to places where colonies of macaws gather, and take you to hidden forest lakes that teem with wildlife.
For those guests who prefer to sleep at the lodge every night during their time with us, our day trips are also a great way to experience the rainforest, in a less strenuous way, by boat and on trail walks, followed by great food prepared by our resident chef, and a hot shower powered by solar panels.
The forests we help to protect and which surround our lodge are filled with plant and animal life. During a 3-, 4- or 5-day stay with us at our jungle home, guests can expect to see animals both small and large, ranging from butterflies and birds to reptiles, monkeys and mammals, while enjoying our naturalist guides’ expert knowledge of the trees and plants of the Peruvian Amazon.