Tambopata National Reserve, Peru
Tropical Tambopata is an Amazonian jewel, a place rich in biodiversity, where wonders await those brave enough to enter its mysterious lands. Located in remote Madre de Dios and reaching down to Peru’s border with Bolivia, Tambopata’s twisting trails are not often trod.
This is a wild place indeed, where those who choose to enter must be sure to know what they’re doing. The rewards are innumerable. Tambopata is home to more than 1,700 known plant species and over 1,000 different kinds of butterfly.
It’s a place where jaguars and pumas prowl, whilst spider monkeys and sloths share the trees and snuffling capybaras can often be spotted in the dense jungle. There are hills and plains to trek here and great swamps to negotiate. But with Tambopata crisscrossed by rivers and home to countless lakes, this is a land that is often best explored by boat.