Jungle Nature Day Treks

Taking nature day treks in the jungle is a must-do of any trip to the Amazon rainforest to experience first-hand what is home for endless numbers of species of Amazon wildlife, trees and plants.

The Tambopata National Reserve and surrounding areas near Puerto Maldonado, Peru protect some of the wildest, most pristine habitats in the world and is one of the most important biodiversity capitals in the Amazon.

You will be spoilt for choice here for different habitats, including various types of old-growth Amazonian rainforest, palm swamps, floodplain forest and even grasslands.

Experienced and knowledgeable guides take visitors to the area on hikes on various extensive networks of trails to encounter some of the wildlife and learn about how the rainforest works.

Some guides can also offer trails specifically designed for children, for those coming with family.

Expect to see beautiful rainforest birds and parrots, different species of monkeys, bizarre insects, spectacular orchids and fascinating medicinal plants.

Many local guides may give you a rainforest tattoo using natural ingredients direct from the Amazon!

You might also see shyer, forest-dwelling animals that are active during the day such as the White-Lipped Peccary and the distinctive tracks left by tapirs, jaguars or other nocturnal animals.