Best of Tambopata

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Tambopata
In the heart of the world’s mightiest rainforest, the Tambopata National Reserve harbors an astonishing variety of plant and animal life. Here you can experience the awe of nature, whether watching scores of colorful macaws gather at a feeding site, spying troops of monkeys on wooded trails or climbing a canopy tower at sunset for magical views over the Amazon. Tambopata also offers memorable aquatic adventures with tranquil paddles on the mirror-like waters of Oxbow Lake looking for giant river otters and black caiman along the way.

Immerse yourself in the Amazon on unique wildlife-watching excursions and cultural tours. Previous kimkim travelers have spotted myriad avian species — such as toucans, kingfishers and the bizarre, pheasant like hoatzin — on birdwatching tours with local guides. They’ve also gained insight into age-old traditions on visits to the Ese’eja community. There you can learn about the customs and beliefs of a people still maintaining their traditional lifestyle.
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Peruvian Panorama - 13 Days

From the flavors of Lima’s food scene, to the colors of the Sacred Valley’s handwoven textiles, to the sounds of the Amazon’s many residents, this expedition will take you through the many facets of Peru. You'll work with partners selected specifically for their social responsibility and minimal environmental impact as you explore.

View of Machu Picchu from Machu Picchu Mountain
Southern Amazon Jungle, Sacred Valley, Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain - 11 Days

Beginning your Peruvian odyssey in cosmopolitan capital Lima, this 11-day itinerary kicks off with a journey through the Southern Amazon along the River Tambopata to your lodge on the cusp of the wildlife-rich Tambopata Reserve. You will use this lodge as your base for jungle activities over a 3-night stay here. You next travel up into the Andes, to magical Inca capital Cusco. You will then spend two days in the Sacred Valley, seeing archaeological marvels like Moray and Ollantaytambo: a journey culminating in a trek on the Short Inca Trail to magical Inca citadel Machu Picchu. You end your trip by exploring one of Peru's geological highlights: Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain.

A rainbow of colors during sunset in the Amazon
Map of Discover the Peruvian Amazon - 4 Days
Discover the Peruvian Amazon - 4 Days

Stay deep in the Amazon rainforest of Peru to experience the sights, sounds, and sensations of the world's most diverse ecosystem, which contains at least 10% of the world's known biodiversity. Walk along the treetops of the rainforest, sail around the mirrored Sandoval Lake, take a nighttime walk to encounter nocturnal animals, and more on this 4-day itinerary.

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