If you are thinking about flying to South America for a Peru vacation, then you should also think about making it a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience by including a rainforest trip as part of your travel plan.
For those planning to visit Peru and go to Cusco and Machu Picchu, and maybe even hike the Inca Trail, Peru offers the most accessible rainforest destination in South America. In just a couple of weeks, it is possible to fly to Lima, visit Cusco and Machu Picchu, trek in the Andes, and then fly or take a bus down to the Amazon basin, for a jungle lodge stay with fully-guided ecotourism excursions included.
The jungle town of Puerto Maldonado, where we meet all our guests from the airport or the local bus station, is easily reached from Cusco by air or land, and there are also regular flights from Lima, the Peruvian capital.
Once our guests arrive in Puerto Maldonado, our Tambopata Ecolodge team takes care of the rest! Following the airport transfer to our office in the town, we drive our guests to the river port, where we board our boat for the journey to our eco-lodge.
While many of the lodges that advertise jungle stays in Peru are actually located in the disturbed, secondary forest around Puerto Maldonado, we are located in primary forest, more than 68 kilometers from the town, in an area of protected rainforest on the edge of Tambopata National Reserve.
This means that the long, relaxing boat ride from the town to our jungle lodge takes our guests from the modern world dominated by humans, deep into an area of forest that is still dominated by nature. The Amazon rainforests that we help to protect are among the most biologically diverse anywhere on Earth, and our guests can expect to see several species of major Amazon fauna, including monkeys, caimans, anacondas and even jaguars, whose numbers have actually been increasing in recent years.
A visit to our eco-lodge means immersing yourself in the natural world, escaping from everyday life, and seeing for yourself the Amazon wildlife, trees and plant life you have always dreamed of seeing. So, when you visit Peru, be sure to join us in our jungle home!