Madre de Dios


In less than an hour flight from Cusco, we reach this large area, part of which is located in the Department of Madre de Dios, the most preserved area of the Amazon in South America. Exceptional biodiversity found in small areas of this reserve is unique because of its location among the lower parts of the Andes and the high plains of the Amazonia. The area is surrounded by lush endless rainforests and winding rivers.

The Tambopata-Candamo National Reserve (274.690 has) is known for having the greatest diversity of species of mammals, trees, insects and birds of the world and holds the world record in number butterfly species. In the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park (1.091.416 has) is found the only humid tropical savanna existing in Peru. The highlighted species found in this area are the manned wolf and the marsh deer, species in danger of extinction, the giant anteater, giant river otter, the bush dog, the black caiman and the harpy eagle.

The Manu National Park (1 716.295 has), has more than 800 species of birds, 200 species of mammals, giant trees and is also home to native communities. This park holds the record of bids sights in a single day at one spot with 324 species.

In the Macaw clay lick Collpas, it is a great sight to watch hundreds of parrots and macaws congregate to eat clay and minerals, which are essential for their digestion. The noise they make is impressive and the sight of its brightly colored plumage is something that can hardly be forgotten.