Know the misterious rain-forest of Tambopata, one of the most breathtaking destinations in Southamerica, with our classic and adventure tours. This month it’s celebrating the 27th touristic week of Tambopata and might be the best time of the year to make the most of its attractions.
The Tambopata National Reserve, officially created as the Reserved Area of Tambopata-Candamo in 1990, is located between the middle and low area of the Tambopata River, that harbours one of the world highest rates in biological diversity, can be visited throughout the year. Among the ecosystems that find shelter in the area the bogs and wetlands are the most common; the reserve harbours mainly acuatic habitats used as whereabouts for more than 40 kinds of trans-continental migratory birds.
Travelers to Peru often make it a point to stop in the city of Puerto Maldonado, considered the main gateway to the Peruvian Amazon. There, they’ll need to decide whether to continue on to Tambopata National Park or Manú Reserve, two tempting destinations famed for their abundant biodiversity.
It’s no secret that the Amazon is an entirely unique environment that can be life-altering for travelers, and the town of Puerto Maldonado happens to be the most popular gateway into the Peruvian Amazon, as it’s close to various national parks and protected areas. For travelers, the two of most interest are Manu National Park and Biosphere Reserve, which boasts the highest bio-diversity in the world, and Tambopata National Park, which is very popular thanks to its parrot and macaw clay licks and Sandoval Lake.
Pirwa’s hostel in Puerto Maldonado is currently offering a variety of promotions for those of you traveling through the low-season. They can’t be combined, so you have to choose one:
Landing at the tiny Puerto Maldonado airport takes you into a different world. First off, the heat and humidity hits you immediately. The city center is lively and colorful, and hopefully you’ll take the time to explore Puerto Maldonado city proper during your trip. If you only have enough time to visit one of the national parks surrounding the city, however, than you’ll probably head directly for the Madre de Dios River or the Tambopata River to embark on a thin, roofed canoe and continue your journey.
Travelers visit the Amazonian city of Puerto Maldonado in order to use it as a gateway into the famously diverse Amazon rainforest. From Puerto Maldonado, they have a choice of three protected national reserves whose buffer zones are open to tourism. Tambopata National Reserve is popular mainly because of Lake Sandoval, which teems with life and can be visited in a short daytrip, and because of its parrot and macaw clay licks. There’s plenty to see in Tambopata, if you have a few days to spare.