TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE

GENERAL INFORMATION

Tambopata National Park is located south Madre de Dios River in the district of Tambopata e Inambari and the province of Tambopata, Madre de Dios.

Madre de Dios has become the commercial area of the Amazon Rainforest because of its easy access to the Peruvian Jungle and the extraction of gold, wood and high quality chestnut. However, these activities cause a huge negative impact in the sustainability of the Rainforest. That is why there are several programs of conservation and controlled tourism to protect the flora and fauna.

CLIMATE AND WEATHER

Tropical climate (warm and humid). The average temperature is 32 ° C (89 F), and varies from 25 ° C (77 F) to 42 ° C (107 F). Usually the maximum temperatures are between September and December and the minimum between May and July.
The following referential temperature and rainfall charts show the fluctuation along a typical year. Please note that due to climate changes temperature and rainfall expected may change sometimes.

We find two seasons in Tambopata. The dry season between April and September, being June and July the most representative months, and the rainy season between October and March being January and February the most representative months.
The following referential temperature and rainfall charts show the fluctuation along a typical year. Please note that due to climate changes temperature and rainfall expected may change sometimes.

FLORA AND FAUNA

At the Tambopata Park, we find different types of ecosystems and wildlife. Huge parrots of different colors, the beautiful macaw and the famous toucan, which share the jungle with monkeys and tapirs. (Tapirus terrestris).
This region is home for thousands of species of butterfly’s, varieties of monkeys, four species of felines the river otter which is in danger of extinction and many other species. Many World Records have been achieved in this area and new species are being discovered constantly.
The Tambopata National Park owns a variety of Worldwide Records in flora and fauna; the Record of Butterfly species registered (1.234 species); and the Record of bird watching with 650 species in one single day.

 

ACCESS

Every day there are commercial flights which connect Lima – Puerto Maldonado (2 hours and 15 minutes of duration) and Cusco - Puerto Maldonado (35 minutes).

 

INFORMATION ABOUT EXPLORER’S INN ECOLODGE

Explorer's Inn Tambopata Ecolodge is an award-winning eco-lodge in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon. Founded in 1975, it was one of the first in Peru to offer visitors the chance to experience the rainforest at first-hand; to this day, Explorer´s Inn Tambopata Ecolodge continues to offer outstanding opportunities to see Amazonian wildlife, being located inside the Tambopata National Park, regarded by some scientists as the most biodiverse place on Earth. World records in bird, butterfly and dragonfly biodiversity are among the marks set in the rainforest immediately around the lodge.

Explorer´s Inn Tambopata Ecolodge has a total of 27 rooms (single, double and triple) spread out in a series of thatched bungalows, built on raised platforms to protect from flooding. Each bedroom has a porch, complete mosquito netting, and a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin.

The fruit trees scattered around the Inn, along with some native plants and flowers in the lodge itself attract an assortment of butterflies, birds, insects and mammals. Together with the dispersed nature of the accommodation, visitors can thus witness a fascinating array of Amazonian wildlife without even leaving the lodge. The main lodge building, which includes the dining room, bar and reception, is built around a living ironwood tree, known as shihuahuaca by local people who believe the species to be sacred. The Inn also houses a laboratory, enabling much of the biodiversity research that has helped to make us famous over the years.

Within easy walking distance of the Inn lies Cocococha, a peaceful oxbow lake. The undisturbed ecosystem here supports a family of giant river otters along with other endangered species such as black caimans.

Bird life is particularly prolific; 620 species have been recorded in the area immediately surrounding the lodge. Walking the lodge’s extensive network of trails is an experience never to forget; encounters of various monkey species are common, and you have a good chance of glimpsing other mammals such as peccaries, agoutis, anteaters and coatis. Very occasionally, lucky guests at the lodge have even sighted jaguars.

 

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