Tambo blanquillo private reserve

MANU - PERU

 

Our LODGE

The Tambo Blanquillo - Private Reserve was founded decades ago by the Raffo family in Peru. Their total dedication and commitment to conservation, sustainable eco-tourism, and reforestation has allowed this reserve to become one of the best biological hotspots in the world. 

Tambo Blanquillo is home to three Oxbow Lakes -Blanco, Camungo, and Blanquillo- which host Giant River Otter families, over 350 bird species, caimans, and virtually unlimited surprises. 

We are also the home of the Blanquillo Claylick, the best place to see and photograph Macaws and Parrots in the Neotropics. Every morning, dozens of Red-and-Green Macaws, as well as hundreds of parrots and parakeets from different species gather at this claylick to levels their pH levels. All this happens, while you enjoy the show from the comfortable blind constructed less than 50 meter aways from the action. 
Besides these magnificent birds, we get the occasional hungry Ocelot or Jaguar, looking for a colorful prey. 

Finally, in the late 1990s, Tambo Blanquillo built the highest observation tower in the whole amazon basin. This 50-meter tall tower stands besides a Kapok Tree -without hurting it- and allows to see and experience the jungle in a unique way. 

 
 Tourists paddling along Cocha Camungo - Photo: Stefano Raffo

Tourists paddling along Cocha Camungo - Photo: Stefano Raffo

Tours 

We are currently offering three different itineraries to visit Manu National Park. Two of them travel the new Interoceanic Highway, that links Peru and Brazil, and the other one travels through the infamous Manu Road, the birdiest road in the world. 

 Photo: Alfredo Fernandez

Photo: Alfredo Fernandez

MANU EXPRESS - 4D/3N

Our short and sweet tour. Spend 4 days and 3 nights in the deep amazon jungle, visiting all of our world-famous attractions.  A great way to compliment your travels to Cuzco and the Sacred Valley. 

 Photo: Alfredo Fernandez

Photo: Alfredo Fernandez

MANU PURE ADVENTURE - 5D/4N

This program adds up one extra night to our best-selling Manu Express. Depart from either Cuzco or Puerto Maldonado. This program is recommended for families with kids over the age of 10, who are very keen on the natural world! 

 Photo: Charlie Hamilton James

Photo: Charlie Hamilton James

COMPLETE MANU - 6D/5N

Our recommended program for hardcore naturalists and birdwatchers. Spend a couple of days travelling the altitudinal gradient of the infamous Manu Road, and finish with 4 days of uninterrupted attractions at the Tambo Blanquillo - Private Reserve.

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