Tambopata National Reserve
The Amazon rainforest produces 20% of the world’s oxygen and 10% of the world’s freshwater flows along its river systems and into the Atlantic Ocean. Of the species that exist in the Amazon more than 25,000 plants have been identified, as well as 4,300 species of birds and 20,000 animals.
The Tambopata National Reserve (TNR) covers an area of 274,690 hectares and borders the the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, forming a protected area of 1091416 hectares.
The many studies of the fauna and flora along the Tambopata River reveal an incredible abundance of life forms. The ecosystems of this part of southeast Peru are the most diverse on the planet, and within the territory of our eco-lodge we are able to offer our guests endless opportunities for the observation of the rainforest’s diverse fauna and flora.
Our eco-lodge – Is situated on the banks of the Tambopata River in the heart of the Tambopata National Reserve (TNR). The remoteness and tranquility of our lodge make for a richly rewarding visit to the rainforest. But, with a location just four hours from Cusco (a thirty-minute commercial flight, transfer to the river port and a three-hour boat ride to the lodge), our eco-lodge is one of the most accessible rainforest destinations in Latin America.
We will fly to Puerto Maldonado, and journey to the lodge. Following your early morning flight to Puerto Maldonado from Lima or Cusco, you will be met at the airport by your naturalist guide and transferred to a dugout canoe for the trip up the Tambopata River to the eco-lodge.
The proximity of the Tambopata National Reserve to Cusco, Machupicchu and Lima assures a rewarding visit to excellent rainforest habitat without losing vacation time travelling. In the late afternoon you set off for an introductory walk into the forest behind the lodge. Frequently seen mammals on this trail are saddle-back tamarinds, brown capuchins and agoutis. After dinner: A night walk to find nocturnal animals or insects by their eye-shine.