Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata & Manu
A short flight from Lima and Cusco, Puerto Maldonado is Peru’s gateway to the southern Amazon jungle. From here, catch a boat up the Tambopata River through the Tambopata Reserve, one of the most remote and protected areas of the Amazon. These 660,000 acres are home to 1,000 species of butterfly, 100 species of mammals, and 600 species of birds—and that doesn’t even begin to describe the exotic flora found in the area! Our partners on the ground will guide you through this wild landscape on the adventure of your dreams, from boat tours to canopy walks to a viewing hidden gems like a macaw gathering. For all these reasons and more, our experts agree that one of the best ways to experience the Amazon is through the access points of Puerto Maldonado and Tambopata.