Wildlife Trip in the Peruvian Amazon
This is a 4-day Amazon wildlife tour in Peru based at the Tambopata Research Center in the heart of the Peruvian rainforest, accessed via the Madre de Dios River. This nature trip through the Amazon jungle will showcase a variety of species including Jaguars, macaw parrots, Red Howler Monkeys, Caimans, Toucans, White-lipped Peccarys, Capybara and the Morpho Butterfly. These are just some of a number of exciting wildlife species found around this remote South American eco-lodge.
The Tambopata Research Center
The Tambopata Research Center is a 24-room spacious boutique eco-lodge, equipped with a bar, massage centre and buffet meal service. Being based at this eco-lodge, travellers will enjoy an Amazon wildlife tour that immerses them in the rainforest experience. The Center is the only lodge deep inside the Tambopata National Reserve, surrounded by dozens of macaw nests that are being monitored by the Macaw Project. Scientists on the Project have been conducting parrot research there for more than 20 years.
Although the Tambopata Research Center is best known for this ongoing research of macaws, there is a lot more to see besides, including the many birds that come to two types of clay lick nearby.
A Wonderful Wildlife Experience in the Amazon
So, experiencing an Amazon wildlife tour in Tambopata National Park is undoubtedly a unique opportunity to not only see the conservation work being done in this most biodiverse forest but also enjoy good sightings of a wide range of jungle animals.
Our experienced naturalist guides will take you into the pristine forests of Tambopata National Reserve, which contain more than 600 species of birds, 1,200 species of butterflies, 103 species of amphibians, 164 species of mammals and 103 reptiles. The reserve is a microcosm of the Peruvian Amazon landscape where 70 per cent of the world's biodiversity is concentrated.
Many guests who visit Tambopata are lucky enough to have the chance to watch a Jaguar enjoying a drink on the banks of the Tambopata River. And staying within a working research station leads to opportunities to speak to the scientists and hear an after-dinner talk about their valuable monitoring and its results.
The Amazon Wildlife Tour highlights include:
- The opportunity to encounter eight species of monkey.
- The experience of pristine Amazon rainforest
- Being woken by the calls of Scarlet Macaws and Howler Monkeys
- After dinner lecture by scientists on the biology of macaws and the threats to their conservation
- Sunset river cruise to see Jaguars
- Giant rainforest trees, hundreds of years old
If you’d like to try an alternative Peruvian wildlife tour, why not consider Rainforest Wildlife Photography Tour.
Alternative Tour Name: Tambopata Research Center Wildlife Tour