Amazon Tour to See Peruvian Butterflies
This 4-day butterflies of the Amazon tour will take you to Tambopata National Park in southeastern Peru. The Park prides itself on a world record number of recorded butterfly species for one location, including the amazing Blue Morpho Butterfly.
On this tour you will have the opportunity to see some of the 1,200 species of butterflies that inhabit the National Reserve of Tambopata. While they are there, guests will have the chance to find many other wildlife species as well, such as the many types of monkeys, macaws and other parrots, Agoutis and Capybaras that surround the Brazil nut rainforest at Refugio Amazonas Lodge.
Located in a 200-hectare private reserve within the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve, two hours away from Puerto Maldonado city, Refugio Amazonas Lodge is a secluded, 32-bedroom jungle lodge that lies deep within the rainforest — a butterfly-lover's paradise.
As well as enjoying the butterflies around the lodge on this Amazon tour, there are also a wide variety of a la carte activities to take part in, including a visit to a macaw clay lick, observing Amazonian butterflies from a river boat, as well as following the many different trails into the rainforest to seek out the butterflies that like to live in the shadows. Guests can also visit a canopy tower and learn about how wildlife adapts to conditions at the different levels of the rainforest.
We limit our groups to approximately eight guests per guide in that helps to maximize access, especially for photographic advice. Not only are small groups more ecologically sound — larger groups kick up more dust that can affect the butterflies — but an intimate experience with the butterflies will be all the more memorable.
During this tour to see the butterflies of the Amazon, you will be able to participate in our daily night walks to encounter nocturnal butterflies. Through our Discovering New Species research and our Citizen Science program, Wired Amazon, you can even contribute to science by collecting samples of possible new species.
Butterflies of the Amazon Tour Highlights include:
- The opportunity to search for large numbers of the 1,200 species of butterflies in the region
- Immersion in pristine Amazon rainforest found at the Tambopata National Reserve
- An after-dinner lecture by scientists on the biology of macaws and the threats to their conservation
- Exploration of different types of forest and discovery of butterflies from the riverbank and floodplains
- Searching for the fascinating Blue Morpho butterfly
- Discovering what butterflies do at night in the Amazon
If you’d like to try an alternative Peruvian wildlife tour, why not consider Rainforest Wildlife Photography Tour.
Alternative Tour Name: Refugio Amazonas Butterfly Tour