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Different jungle options

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Different jungle options

I'm trying to sort out the different jungle areas. Can someone please explain the difference between Manu, Puerto Maldonado and Tambopata. At least I know where Iquitos is. Thanks for your help.

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1. Re: Different jungle options

Manu is in the deaprtamento de madre de dios.(mother of god) and puerto maldonado is the biggest city?. well from cusco you take a plane to puerto maldonado and i think manu(which is the reservation) shouildnt be far from there. i dont know about tambopata. to be honest, jungle is jungle anywhere the amazon rainforest.

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2. Re: Different jungle options

You can google 'Manu Biosphere Reserve' and get information but it is mainly tour companies. All the tour company sites will have good information. You can also go to this site for an overview on Manu Biosphere Reserve. peru-guide.com/peru_05_The_Jungle_048_Manu_


Manu is a National Park that covers from the Andes down through cloud forest to lowland jungle. You can drive down through these different ecosystems or if you are more interested in just Amazonian jungle you can fly directly to Boca Manu from Cusco and then travel upriver to the Reserve Zone. Puerto Maldonado is a jungle city with an airport that services Lima and Cusco. There are jungle lodges outside of Puerto Maldonado. Tambopata is a reserve area along the Madre de Dios River with jungle lodges, macaw clay licks, and mammal licks. Access would be through Puerto Maldonado or driving down and then going downriver to Tambopata.

You should also check out www.andeantravelweb.com for more information on areas and approved tour companies.

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