tambopata reserve



Tour Type: Nature and Wildlife
Difficulty: Medium
Elevation: 200- 400m / 655- 1300ft
Duration: 3 days/ 2 nights
Meals: All inclusive
Accommodation: 3 Nighst in Lodge


Tambopata National Reserve, located in the Peruvian Amazon, was created to protect and preserve eight different ecosystems, to include the cloud forest and lowland rainforest. This reserve is home to more than 1700 species of plants, 100 species of mammals, 130 species of butterflies and 100 species of amphibians, making Tambopata one of the most biodiverse areas in the world. This 3day/ 2night journey will bring you into touch with raw nature. Spot monkeys, caimans, birds, and many other animals while canoeing, hiking and exploring the reserve. Get ready for the experience of a lifetime.


Day 01: Cusco to
Puerto Maldonado

We will pick you up early from your Cusco accommodations and chauffeur you to the nearby Alejandro Velasco Astete airport for your domestic flight to Puerto Maldonado, the biodiversity capital of the world. Keep your eye on the horizon as we transition from high sierra to lush, lowland rainforest. Upon arrival, you will receive a city tour of Puerto Maldonado and learn how this small town, founded by rubber barons in 1912, has received worldwide fame. We will then embark by boat onto the Madre de Dios river, where we will see turtles, black caimans, herons, and egrets. We will arrive at our Amazon lodge where we will enjoy lunch before kayaking to the nearby Monkey Island, home to, you named it, many species of monkeys! Upon return to our lodge, we will eat a delicious dinner and then settle into private bungalows for the evening. Showers and toilets will be available.

Day 02: explore

After breakfast, we will take our boat to the area of the river near Lake Sandoval. Upon disembarking, we will hike 2 hours through the Aguajal forest and alongside swamps to arrive at Lake Sandoval. Here, we will see black caimans, river otters, many species of birds, and if we’re lucky, maybe even a jaguar! We will return to the lodge for lunch and then head to an Amazon Observatory, which sits on top of a ginormous, Shihuahuaco tree, from which you will receive a breath-taking panoramic view of the jungle. In the afternoon, you will have the choice of relaxing in an Amazonian pool, fishing, or exploring the jungle canopy by zipline. By night, we will eat a delicious dinner and you’ll be invited to join us for a night hike to look for nocturnal animals such as frogs, snakes, and insects.

Day 03: RETURN to

Our last morning, we will journey back to Cusco by boat, private bus, and later by plane from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, we’ll be greeted by a Southern Peru Explorers van to take you back to your Cusco accommodation. 




All of our guides studied English and other languages to ensure that communication is straightforward with all our clients. They also specialize in bird watching, spiritualism, flora & fauna, archaeology, history, architecture, and anthropology; they will take care and escort you from the beginning to the end of your adventure.



Once we receive your details and a money deposit, we will book your permits to enter the National Park and your accommodation in our lodge. We will register them in your name with specific departure dates; please confirm the type of room you wish to stay in.



Our local trained chefs cook delectable, nutrient-rich meals that honor your food restrictions while surprising you with Peruvian culinary flavors. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy the typical delicious foods of the amazon jungle, prepare for a superb culinary experience to accompany this unforgettable expedition. 



We always ensure you have plenty of clean drinking water, for mealtimes we include lemonades, coffee, tea, and maté; also, you will have enough boiled water to refill your bottle whenever needed. We use fresh spring water running down from the mountains. We require that you bring your own personal water bottle/s or Camelbak.



Your transportation is included. We will pick you up directly from the airport or bus station in Puerto Maldonado; then, you will be transferred into the National Park of Tambopata to our Amazon Lodge. If you still do not have any transport booked, please get in touch with our office, and we will help you.



Every guide is first aid trained and carries a first-aid kit and oxygen for fundamental medical problems (traveler’s diarrhea, elevation sickness, cuts, scrapes,insect and snake bites etc.). Every guide is equipped with a satellite phone in emergencies, allowing a quick exit off the trail to get you directly to a clinic for treatment if needed.



Your accommodation is included in our lodge located in the heart of the National Park of Manu, an authentic ecotourism project that local amazon families run; each room has a comfortable private bathroom, kitchen, swimming pool and all essential services



We believe it´s the attention to small details that separates us from our competitors. Every traveler receives a Backpack cover, t-shirts,  a hat that protects them from the sun and rain while hiking, etc. We will work hard to create your best experience to remember for a lifetime!



We understand that traveling involves taking extra luggage, especially if you are on an extended vacation; we provide free storage to all our customers who are on tour; for this reason, we offer to store your luggage during your scheduled treks with us.

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  • 2 People $990.00
  • 3 People $950.00
  • 4 People $890.00
  • 5 People $830.00
  • 6 People $790.00
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