The Tambopata National Reserve is located in the south-eastern region of the department of Madre de Dios, province of Tambopata.
To reach the Tambopata National Reserve, take a 45-minute flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado and then sail south through the river.
The most advisable thing is to take the organized and authorized services of a specialized agency.


The Tambopata river basin presents one of the highest levels of biological diversity in the world. The Tambopata National Reserve is located in the middle and lower zone of this basin, next to the city of Puerto Maldonado. It is also located adjacent to the Bahuaja Sonene National Park that surrounds it entirely in the south, forming a unit of this protection of high importance for the country. The existing connectivity with the protected natural areas (the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve and the Alto Purús and Manu national parks) and those of neighboring Bolivia, supports the existence of the proposed Vilcabamba - Amboró biological corridor.

The Tambopata National Reserve, is an immense area extension of 274 690.00 hectares of protected area by the Peruvian government; with the objective of protecting the flora and fauna and the scenic beauty of this sample of sub tropical humid forest, to generate conservation processes with the population in the Reserve, with the purpose of using resources such as chestnuts. In this area of the Amazon, the greatest diversity of species of flora and fauna on the planet live and coexist in perfect harmony.


Here it is possible to observe groups of rare animals such as the Giant Otter or River Wolf, the Sajino, the Sachavaca, the Anaconda, the Jaguar, the Ocelot, the Paujil, etc. which still live a quiet existence.

The flora and fauna of the Tambopata National Reserve is incredibly rich. The studies report 103 species of amphibians, 632 species of birds, 169 species of mammals, 103 species of reptiles and 205 species of fish, and important numbers for invertebrates, among which are the elopópteros (112 species of diurnal butterflies) and the Odonatos (151 species).

The threatened species found in this reserve are: the River wolf, the Otter, the Pacarana, the Yungunturu, the Harpy Eagle, the Macaw.


Ask your travel agency.