To really understand and appreciate nature and the amazing things that risk becoming extinct on our planet we must observe the Amazonian rain forest. The Amazonian rain forest produces 20% of the earth's oxygen while 10% of the fresh water which comes from the rivers empty into the ocean. The Amazonian rain forest boasts more than 25,000 different types of plants, 4,300 types of birds and 20,000 animal species.
The Tambopata National Reserve was created in 1990 and covers an approximate surface area of 1,480 million hectares, roughly the equivalent of 30% of the surface area of Costa Rica.
This vast region which is located in
the Madre de Dios department, only
30 minutes by plane from Cuzco, is the most
well-preserved zone of the
Amazonian rain forest in South
America. The amazing biodiversity
encountered in this protected area is
the result of its location between
the "skirts" of the Andes Alps, the low
floodable forest and the plain. Even a short
visit to this reserve guarantees a moving and
The Tambopata National Reserve (RNT) is located on the banks of the Tambopata River, a huge protected area in south-eastern Peru.
Madre de Dios Department:
The intensive research on the flora and fauna in the upper and lower valley as well as on the banks of the Tambopata River has revealed an unbelievable abundance of ecosystems that are considered to be the most varied on the planet.
It is possible to observe rare groups of animals here, such as giant otters, sajinos, tapirs, anacondas, jaguars, small tigers, harpy eagles, boars, capybaras and ronsocos. They are all still present in this part of the Amazonian rain forest while they are disappearing from other parts of the world. The park's avifauna is amazingly diverse with 590 species.
The Colorado clay lick is the biggest in the world of its kind. It is 4 ½ hours away from our Cayman Lodge Amazonie. This is a particularly interesting zone to observe birds, including hundreds of parrots and colorful arras.