Flights To Tambopata
The first step on the journey to Tambopata includes a plane ride from either Lima or Cuzco. Flights from Lima depart from the domestic terminal of the Jorge Chavez airport. The trip takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes and frequently stops in Cuzco before continuing on to Puerto Maldonado. As of February, 2014, these are the flight schedules for flights to Puerto Maldonado from Lima:
Flights from Cuzco are a quick, scenic hop over the Andes and take just 20 minutes. As of February, 2014, the following flights go from Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado:
Upon arrival in Puerto Maldonado, you will be greeted by one or more of our guides and then taken to a waiting vehicle. After a short ride, we board long, sturdy canoes equipped with outboard motors and head upstream to one of the lodges. The boat ride is pleasant often includes our first sightings of parakeets, aquatic birds, and other species that frequent the edge of the river and rainforest. The duration of the boat ride varies but usually takes one and a half to two hours.
Once the boat arrives at the lodge dock, you will have officially arrived to the wild rainforests of Tambopata!
Important: For those people traveling to the Tambopata Research Center (TRC), please be sure to book a fight departing 1:00 hrs or later. We will be back at the airport around 11:00 am.
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