The Tambopata National Reserve is a fascinating area to explore in Peru and accessible from Puerto Maldonado. Located between the Tambopata and Heath Rivers, the reserve has dense forests and marshes and covers over 250,000 hectares.
Imagine beautiful lush scenery, full to the brim with tropical flora and fauna; an amazing array of birds, butterflies, mammals, fish, reptiles presenting you with an adventure of a lifetime. In fact, new species of animals, birds and insects are discovered on a regular basis as much of the area is yet to be explored.
The macaw clay lick is an interesting place to visit as, like clockwork every morning, six different species of macaws, parakeets and parrots gather here to eat the clay on the cliff. Sometimes they are joined by tapirs, capybaras and squirrels while red howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, spider monkeys and titi monkeys watch on.
For those who like a bit of an adventure, try the Inkaterra Canopy, which stands at approximately 30 meters in height and 344 meters in length. A birdseye view of the rainforest will open up as you walk across hanging bridges, observation platforms and two towers.
You can visit Sandoval Lake and try canoeing or take a night tour to spot the caimans in the area. Venture out during the day for a chance to see the otters at play or to enjoy a forest excursion.
This area is remote yet surprisingly accessible and will be a memorable extension to your trip in Peru. If you are interested in visiting this area, contact us for more details.