Discover The Hidden Depths Of One Of The Most Bio-Diverse Jungles In The World
One of the most biodiverse areas on the planet, Tambopata Nature Reserve is home to more than 4,000 species of birds and butterflies
Thirteen endangered species live in the area, including the giant otter, jaguar, and harpy eagle
The 274,000 hectares reserve encompasses lowland Amazon forest, riverine forest, cloud forests and wet savannah
Offers visitors the chance to watch thousands of rainbow colored birds gather at one of the largest clay salt licks in the world
Very easy to reach from Cusco, with hundreds of tours offering different levels of activity
If you are traveling to Cusco from anywhere outside of Peru, you will have to transit through Lima. Lima has direct connections with major cities in the USA and Canada through Delta, United, American, LATAM, Air Canada and with Europe through KLM, Air France, British Airways, Iberia and LATAM. From …
If you are traveling to Cusco from anywhere outside of Peru, you will have to transit through Lima. Lima has direct connections with major cities in the USA and Canada through Delta, United, American, LATAM, Air Canada and with Europe through KLM, Air France, British Airways, Iberia and LATAM. From other Latin American countries, LATAM and Avianca offer good connections. Cusco is very well connected with Lima by air with ~40 daily flights operated by LATAM and Sky Airlines Peru. The flight takes ~90 minutes and is typically priced at USD ~60.
An Airport Express bus (typical fare USD ~8 one way) connects Lima city centre with Jorge Chávez Airport in regular intervals, from 06:00 to 22:00 hours. Taxis cost USD ~15 one way. From Cusco airport to city centre, taxis are the best option (typical fare USD 3.5 - 5). We recommend established cab companies only. Lima to Cusco by bus is not a good option as it’s a long (~1100km), mountainous route and takes ~24 hours. From Arequippa you can take a bus to Cusco which typically takes 10.5 hours to cover ~512km and the fare is in the range of USD 15-30.
The diversity of life found in Tambopata Nature Reserve is second to none, thanks in no small part to the unique and varied habitats found here. Lowland Amazon forest meets riverine forest, cloud forests and wet savannah, plus a number of oxbow lakes. Thirteen endangered species live here, including the giant otter, jaguar, and harpy eagle.
If you want to visit Tambopata Nature Reserve you must have had a yellow fever vaccination and bring sufficient malaria tablets to cover the trip. It is also highly advised that you bring insect repellent as the effectiveness of the nets provided is not guaranteed. It is also advisable to bring toilet paper, as many lodges won't stock it. As with most tropical forests, the reserve is hot and humid year round. However from June through August, its unique location near the Andes means the area is subject to periodic cold spells, during which temperatures can fall as low as 9c.
At present Cusco is a safe city with limited or no criminal activities. Local population is generally friendly and police are cordial to deal with. It is however recommended that you keep your belongings safe. - Police: Tourist Police of Peru, known as DIRTUR (Directorate of Tourism and Ecology) is located in the Túpac Amaru square in the Wanchaq district of Cusco - Emergency Numbers: Emergency Central – 105, Fire Station – 116, Medical Emergencies – 117 - Hospitals (Attention for accidents and sickness, general practice intern and all emergencies) Antonio Lorena Hospital Address: Plazoleta Belén 1358. Emergency: Telephone: 22-6511. Telephones: 22-6511 / 22-9616 / 24-5218. Hospital Regional Del Cusco Address: Av. de la Cultura s/n. Emergency: Telephone: 22-3691 Telephones: 51-84-227661 / 23-1131 - Medical Clinics (for sickness, certain emergencies and accidents) Essalud Clinic - Add: Av. Anselmo Alvarez s/n, Ph: 51-84-234724 Clinic Centro Médico Pardo - Add: Av. de la Cultura 710, Ph: 62-4186 Clinic Cusco - Add: Av. Los Inkas 1012, Emergency: 65-0162 / 22-3190, Ph: 51-84-240645 Clinic Panamericana - Add: Av. de la Infancia 508 - Wanchaq, Emergency: 65-1888, Ph: 51-84-249494 Clinic Paredes - Add: Lechugal Street 405, Ph: 51-84-225265
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