Request information










Tambopata: National treasure in Perú

11 August 2015

Through responsible tourism, biodiversity conservation projects and development projects with local communities we offer the perfect combination of nature, adventure and fun, in the most wonderful rainforest area, where you will learn about its amazing wildlife and culture while at the same time helping us to protect this invaluable ecosystem.

 

Tambopata” is derived from two Quechua words that mean “inn” or “place of accommodation” (tambo) and “high point” (pata). The reason why the rather flat, lowland rainforests of Tambopata received this name is not forthcoming but may reflect Andean foothill areas of Tambopata that were visited by Incan peoples. Despite its Quechua name, the region wasn’t really used by the Incans for much of their history. Tambopata was first settled thousands of years ago by indigenous, Amazonian ethnies such as the Ese’Eja. Living in small villages, they cultivated yuca and hunted in the surrounding forests. The plants of the rainforests also provided them with building materials and a wide variety of medicine.

During the Spanish colonial period, access to the Tambopata region was so difficult that it was largely ignored and left to its own devices. This changed at the beginning of the twentieth century during the Peruvian rubber boom. As people from outside the region searched Tambopata and many other areas in southeastern Peru for rubber trees, they frequently came into conflict with indigenous groups. Many locals were enslaved and perished from diseases brought by the new colonists. Although the rubber boom didn’t last that long, it made a big impact on indigenous groups of the Tambopata region and their populations declined as a result.

 

During your visit you will see most of them and you will be part of our work to save the Amazon rainforest of Tambopata, Peru

New tours

Nights: Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

3D
USD 413.00 392.35

Lares Valley Trek & Machu Picchu

4D
USD 515.00 489.25

Full Tour in Cusco

6D
USD 535.00 508.25

Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

2D
USD 460.00 437


Travel Blog

City Tour: An afternoon to getting to know the Imperial City 03 July 2018

City Tour: An afternoon to getting to know the Imperial City


Cusco, one of the most touristic cities of South America, was the capital of the Inca Empire, an important cultural center of the Andes, Navel of the World, cultural center and axis of the Inca religious cult, and nowadays Archaeological Capital of America and Cultural Heritage of Humanity; many attractions to describe and perhaps little time to getting to ...
read more (+)



More from Blog

New Year in Cusco 31 December 2013

New Year in Cusco


Urb Aprovite A-16, San Jeronimo, Cusco, Perú
GOOGLE MAPS

Mobile / Whatsapp: +51 984 763 998



We accept the following payment methods without additional charges


neuro(drive).pro()