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Tambopata National Reserve

A sanctuary of biodiversity, it is home to an exuberant tropical rainforest, mighty rivers and a great variety of animal and plant species.


The Tambopata National Reserve is located in the southeastern region of the department of Madre de Dios, Tambopata Province.
To get to Tambopata National Reserve you take a 45 minute flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado and then navigate south through the river.
It is best to take the organized and authorized services of a specialized agency.


The Tambopata River Basin has one of the highest indices of biological diversity in the world. The Tambopata National Reserve is located in the middle and lower part of the basin, near the city of Puerto Maldonado and adjacent to Bahuaja Sonene National Park, which surrounds it to the south, forming a highly important protection unit for the country. The existing connectivity with 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 extension of 274,690.00 hectares of protected area by the Peruvian state; with the objective of protecting the wild flora and fauna and the scenic beauty of a sample of sub tropical rainforest, generate conservation processes with the population in the area of the Reserve, in order to sustainably use resources such as chestnut forests. In this part of the Amazon inhabit and live in perfect harmony the greatest diversity of species of flora and fauna of the planet.


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

The flora and fauna of Tambopata National Reserve is incredibly rich. Studies report 103 species of amphibians, 632 species of birds, 169 species of mammals, 103 species of reptiles and 205 species of fish, and significant numbers of invertebrates, including elidoptera (112 species of diurnal butterflies) and Odonata (151 species).

The endangered species found in this reserve are: Giant Otter, Otter, Pacarana, Yungunturu, Harpy Eagle, Macaw.


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