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Amazon Wildlife Tour in Peru

4.83based on 2 reviews
Peru 4 Days
Starting From USD 1,099 / per person

Butterflies of the Amazon Tour, Peru

4.58based on 2 reviews
Peru 4 Days
Starting From USD 1,099 / per person

Amazonas Birding Tour, Peru

4.67based on 2 reviews
Peru 5 Days
Starting From USD 1,617 / per person
Group Discount Available

Amazonian Macaw & Parrot Wildlife Tour, Peru

4.58based on 2 reviews
Peru 7 Days
Starting From USD 1,684 / per person
Group Discount Available

Rainforest Wildlife Photography Tour, Peru

4.83based on 2 reviews
Peru 7 Days
Starting From USD 2,500 / per person
Jaguars
This biggest cat species of the western hemisphere is shy and never easy to see but healthy populations do occur in Tambopata and it is regularly seen on 35% of the boat trips to and from the Tambopata Research Center.
Macaw parrots
The rainforests at Tambopata are famous for macaws and with good reason; healthy populations of six species occur. These include three large species; Blue and Yellow, Red and Green, and Scarlet Macaws, and three smaller species; Chestnut-fronted, Red-bellied, and Blue-headed Macaws.
Giant River Otter
This large aquatic mammal can reach a length of two meters (six feet) and only occurs in wild, protected areas of the Amazon basin. Populations of the Giant Otter in Tambopata escaped much of that persecution and continue to live in large oxbow lakes that host large numbers of fish.
Red Howler Monkey
In the morning and late afternoon, the loud, far-carrying cries of these primates can be heard in the rainforests of Tambopata. This monkey species is seen quite often from canopy towers, while travelling on the river, and during hikes on trails around the lodges.
Harpy Eagle
One of the most powerful raptor species in the world, the Harpy Eagle can grow to a length of more than a meter and uses a massive hooked beak, and talons as large as Grizzly Bear claws to catch sloths, monkeys, toucans, and even brocket deer. One of the must-see birds of prey on the planet.
Caimans
Small Spectacled Caimans and large Black Caimans are seen along the Tambopata River and in oxbow lakes. At night, shining a light on the surface of the water can reveal dozens of twin red Spectacled Caiman eyes looking back at you.
Toucans
Seven species of toucans live in the rainforests around the ecolodges. Most reside in the canopy although the small Emerald Toucanet, and Lettered Aracari sometimes forage at lower levels along the river. Other toucan species are usually seen from canopy towers or places that can look into the tree tops.
White-lipped Peccary
This wild pig is an indicator species of wild, remote areas. It quickly disappears from places where hunting occurs and requires huge areas of primary forest for survival. Although this species occurs at all of the Rainforest Expeditions ecolodges, it is seen most often at the Tambopata Research Center.
Capybara
This largest rodent species is a common sight on the way to and from the Tambopata Research Center. The adults are as big as a medium-sized dog and spend their time feeding on grass at the edge of the river. They usually occur in family groups that include juveniles.
Morpho Butterfly
Hundreds of butterfly species live in the rainforests around the Rainforest Expeditions ecolodges but few are as striking and noticeable as the Morphos. These big butterflies catch the eye with shining, iridescent blue colours that seem to shine in the dim understory.

Rainforest Expeditions has supported several conservation programs in Tambopata, Peru, since the 1990s. The company has been involved in the research of macaws in southeastern Peru for many years, the findings of which have helped the conservation of these threatened birds in Peru, Costa Rica and other countries in South America.

By working closely with local people, Rainforest Expeditions has also helped provide locals with employment and financing for community projects and an alternative income to logging and hunting for the bushmeat trade. The construction of Posada Amazonas turned a local hunting area into a protected wildlife reserve and community property.

Rainforest Expeditions is committed to technology and is developing an innovative citizen science program with projects that focus on the investigation of Jaguar populations and the discovery of new species of tiger moths.

  • Well worth the travel time to see the jungle go.
    Amazon Wildlife Tour in Peru
    Louise L1 Sep 2019
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    My husband and I booked the 5-day, 4-night Deep Rainforest Experience through Tambopata Travel, but Rainforest Expeditions handled the logistics. We had a fantastic day; certainly, the journey (across two days) is lengthy and uncomfortable, but it is well worth it to be able to explore the jungle away from the crowds. You also know that if someone has traveled to TRC, they are there because they truly want to be there, therefore they should be pleasant neighbors. We ended up going on practically all of our excursions with just the two of us and our guide Manuel due to our selections (everyone gets to choose what excursion they want to do when and whether or not they want to do it). This was ideal for us because we love walking through the bush in near stillness, so this was ideal.
  • Where are the wild things?
    Amazon Wildlife Tour in Peru
    Smash T1 Feb 2020
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    We recently returned from a 7-night/6-day stay at Rainforest Expeditions' Tambopata Research Center Lodge. The entire visit to the very isolated lodge in the center of pure primary rainforest jungle was fantastic. TRC is a unique inn and research center for scientists and travelers. With Bryon, the Guest Service Manager, anticipating every requirement to make your stay comfortable, the team is incredibly attentive and customer focused. His subordinates put in a lot of effort. In the jungle, the days were filled with nonstop activity. Our guide, Angel, had a unique sense of the jungle, and could identify species by sound and sight that we would otherwise overlook.
  • Refugio Amazonas and Tambopata Research Centre
    Butterflies of the Amazon Tour, Peru
    Jay E12 Sep 2021
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    We just got back from an unbelievable three nights at the two lodges, which was without a doubt the highlight of our Peru trip. The accommodations in both lodges were outstanding, easily among the best either of us has ever experienced. Everything about this place screamed five-star service, from the welcome beverages and warmed towels to the twice-daily maid service and the rooms itself. Our guides were constantly excited about wildlife and made the seemingly lengthy drives as enjoyable as the excursions from the moment we stepped on the bus at the airport until we left them 4 days later. Many birds, monkeys, caiman, and even an anteater were among the animals we saw. TRC
  • Beautiful place!
    Butterflies of the Amazon Tour, Peru
    Anne L1 Jan 2020
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    The noice from the rainforrest, the food, the excelent guides who taught us everything about trees, insects, ants, spiders, birds, monkeys, animals just everything! A wonderful place to relax and enjoy.
  • The Amazon
    Amazonas Birding Tour, Peru
    Elizabeth H1 Sep 2018
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    My brothers and I stayed in the Peruvian bush for four days. We saw so much animals, and it was a great experience. Look forward to returning one day
  • What a fantasy!
    Amazonas Birding Tour, Peru
    Dylan Doherty1 Aug 2019
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    We stepped off the airport into the sweltering heat and humidity of the Amazonian rainforest and boarded a boat along the Amazonian Basin River, where we were given locally sourced ingredients for their take on Chinese cuisine, and let me tell you, it was delicious. Eating food from an amazon leaf the size of my head was wonderful; it tasted so pure and nutrient-dense that I couldn't stop myself from asking for seconds and thirds. We arrived to our jungle hideaway and were surrounded by nature and life, from howler monkeys shrieking in the distance to birds making a water drop-like sound that haunts and resonates throughout the forest. My younger brother and I took an elderly lady back to the resor after she sprained her ankle.
  • amazing
    Amazonian Macaw & Parrot Wildlife Tour, Peru
    Anthony James1 Nov 2017
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    We spent three nights and four days in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, and we loved it. We saw so much local wildlife and fauna, and it was such a great experience. I would recommend doing any kind of trip like this, and there are plenty to choose from, from add-on tours to vacations to ones you can book individually and perched on trees. We weren't disappointed because she also spotted macaws on the boat ride to the site. The electric generators were intermittent, so we had to be patient. The meals are provided buffet-style, and the kitchen was very flexible to all types of special diets. It had been a wonderful four days (2 of which were transport days to and from Puerto Moldonado).
  • Excellent experience
    Amazonian Macaw & Parrot Wildlife Tour, Peru
    Ariana S1 Mar 2018
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    Fantastic tour group, fantastic guides. I can't say enough good things about our time with Rainforest Expeditions. Lucy, Uriel, and Oscar, our tour guides, were fantastic – professional, highly knowledgeable, courteous, and amusing. Great folks, and even better guides! We had the opportunity to witness a variety of animals, including gigantic river otters, macaws, piranhas, and more. I would strongly advise anyone to go on a Rainforest Expedition.
  • Unforgettable Jungle Experience
    Rainforest Wildlife Photography Tour, Peru
    Laura Jnewlin1 Oct 2015
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    This ecotour is a must-do if you want to have a true rainforest experience. We were welcomed by the owner, Gerson, upon arriving in Iquitos and driven to Nauta, where we continued by boat to the riverbank lodge. The guides are all fluent in English and go out of their way to please. We stayed for 5 days and 4 nights, with daily activities planned. Daily boat cruises with our guide Wilson, day and night jungle walks, and three meals a day prepared with fresh ingredients were among the highlights. Caimans, monkeys, toucans, boas, enormous bullfrogs, tarantulas, sloths, and dolphins were among the animals we saw. We went piranha fishing and ate our catch for lunch. The resort is spotless throughout, and the cuisine is ample and fresh.
  • Amazing experience
    Rainforest Wildlife Photography Tour, Peru
    Steven W2 Sep 2016
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    We had a great time in the rainforest, staying at Treehouse Lodge for a couple of nights and then taking a cruise on the Cattleya with various jungle excursions. The variety of plants and animals is incredible. It's a lovely and fantastic site.
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