The Amazon: Top five reasons to become an explorer

When planning an adventure to the Amazon, it could be difficult to decide what to see and and do. Stop looking and get ready to explore the most remote tropical rainforest of the Peruvian Amazon: the Tambopata National Reserve

By Rainforest Expeditions
Published 8 Apr 2019, 23:39 BST, Updated 30 Dec 2021, 17:24 GMT
Scarlet macaws

Scarlet macaws

Photograph by Carl Safina

Here are the five reasons you should not miss this hotspot of biodiversity and culture-rich region in the southeastern tropical rainforest of Peru, just 30 minutes away by plane from the land of the Incas, Cusco.

1 Biodiversity hotspot 
Studies have shown that the Tambopata forests are home to thousands of species of animals. Rainforest Expeditions´ Amazon jungle lodges are a great setting for wildlife sightings, which include the apex predators of the forest: the giant river otter, the harpy eagle and the jaguar.

2 Tailored experience 
Enjoy the flexibility of a tailored expedition led by native guides who share their knowledge and passion for the rainforest and its dwellers. Feel the adrenaline rush with some adventures on the river and take on nature hikes through well-designed jungle trails. Also, learn some cool science facts while taking part as a citizen scientist and help the undergoing projects yielding new discoveries each year.

3 Unique designed lodges
These Amazonian structures were designed to maximize guests´ experiences by literally immersing them into the forest without any barriers in between — lucky explorers will be rocked to sleep by the sounds of some forest´s creatures.

4 Immersed in pristine forests
The well-protected Tambopata National Reserve and the Ese'eja Native Reserve in the Infierno Community will become your home away from home. These lands are safeguarded by the real guardians of the Amazon: its people. Enjoy these forests while staying at the Tambopata Research Center and the Posada Amazonas Lodge respectively.

5 Travel with a purpose
Guests can make a difference by staying at one of Rainforest Expeditions ecolodges. Every visit represents a meaningful contribution to the company's sustainable efforts to preserve and protect fragile land, wildlife populations and the rich Ese'eja culture.

Go, discover Tambopata's Peruvian Amazon, and become a true explorer. It'll be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will remain with you forever. T:+51.984.705.266

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