Tambopata National Reserve is part of the Peruvian jungle and covers more than 274,000 hectares stretching from the Andes Mountains to Bolivia. Home to many different species of butterflies, mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and plants, this incredible region is one of the most complex and biodiverse places in the world.
Deep in the heart of Tambopata National Park, Cuncho Claylick is the largest clay lick in the world. The region is the most complex and biodiverse area in the world, with many species of butterflies, mammals, and birds. Although the distance between most of the lodges and Puerto Maldonado is quite large and the road is difficult to travel, the whole area is spectacular, and visiting a clay lick is a unique experience.
One of the most interesting activities in the jungle happens after the sun sets, when you start looking for nocturnal wildlife up-close. From a boat that slowly floats downstream with the current, you can easily spot the largest predator in the Amazon in the light of your flashlight, as its eyes glow in the dark.
Visiting an indigenous family from the Ese Eja tribe in the Peruvian Amazon
The Amazon rainforest is not only one of the world's most biodiverse regions, but it is also home to many indigenous communities that have lived in harmony with the nature for thousands of years. The native community of Ese Eja is one of the world’s last remaining foraging Amazonian tribes, whose ancestral land is located along the Tambopata River, in Madre de Dios region. The community is used to welcoming tourists and happy to share their traditions and culture. Visiting a local family is a unique experience that allows you to learn about their way of life and the challenges they face in preserving their traditions in the modern world.