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Manú Reserve vs Tambopata National Park: Pros & Cons in the Peruvian Amazon

Manú Reserve vs Tambopata National Park: Pros & Cons in the Peruvian Amazon

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.

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Jungle Life: What to Do in Puerto Maldonado in the Peruvian Amazon

Jungle Life: What to Do in Puerto Maldonado in the Peruvian Amazon

Most travelers who visit the Peruvian Amazon do so by flying into Puerto Maldonado from Cusco, or by taking the bus along the Interoceanic highway, a 30min flight or a 10hr bus trip. From there, they’ll continue on to Manú National Reserve or Tambopata National Park by motorboat along the Madre de Dios River.

We recommend travelers reserve a day or two to spend in Puerto Maldonado before or after their jungle trip- and here’s our list of how to spend that time:

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How to Get to Madidi National Park in the Bolivian Amazon & What to Do There

How to Get to Madidi National Park in the Bolivian Amazon & What to Do There

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The small town of Rurrenabaque is the gateway to the Bolivian Amazon, acting as a popular base for trips into Madidi National Park. Today we’ll be explaining how to get to Rurrenabaque, what to do while you’re there, and how to choose between the selvas and pampas tours once you’re ready to venture into Madidi…

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Great Deals in Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon Rainforest

Great Deals in Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon Rainforest

Spider Monkey on Monkey Island, Puerto Maldonado, Amazon, PeruIt’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:

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