PUERTO MALDONADO & TAMBOPATA - AMAZON RAINFOREST
Puerto Maldonado is the capital city of the region of Madre de Dios, located near the border with Brazil and Bolivia with 98% of its territory is comprised of jungle (around 3.5 million hectares!). There are three main natural reserves in Madre de Dios: the National Park of Manu, the Tambopata-Candamo Reserve and the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. Amazonian forest ecosystems represent the largest and richest area for biodiversity in the world. Recently, two additional zones have been created: the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve and the Purus Reserved Zone with similarly large areas. All tours depart from Puerto Maldonado, where the Tambopata and Madre de Dios rivers meet. Tours may vary in length from two to four days, during which you will have the chance to trek through the dense forests of Tampobata to learn from the local flora and fauna. During your treks, you will be able to spot some of the region’s most exotic inhabitants, including parrots, macaws, sloths, monkeys, snakes or giant butterflies. No trip to the Madre de Dios jungle is complete without a night boat ride through the river to observe the jungle’s nocturnal creatures, such as caimans or capybaras, the largest rodents in the world. Our trips to the Madre de Dios jungle also include canopy tours which allow our travellers to witness the bustling activity that takes place on the surface of the jungle.