In 1998, Tambo Blanquillo Private Amazon Reserve was created as a natural protected area that was originally developed around the Tambo Blanquillo’s legendary Macaw ‘Clay Lick’.

Hosting 3 oxbow lakes (2 containing giant-otter families as residents), a couple of naturally-active in-land mammal clay licks, the Amazon’s highest observation canopy tower open to tourists, more than 25 km of trail paths within primary forests and approximately 400 hectares of privately-owned rainforest, we continue to offer our guests interested in experiencing a high-in-content wildlife safari-style excursion & once-in-a-life-time Amazon experience at Manu National Park’s buffer zone.

The word Tambo, stands for temporary accommodation in the Quechua language. Tambo was a common term used to describe buildings used to host Inca legions along the Inca trail during times of the empire.

The word Blanquillo refers to the name of the specific area which had Blanquillo (fruit species related to peach) trees growing naturally, which then was locally used to describe the specific location where the  Private Amazon Reserve is found within Manu National Park’s buffer zone.

Tambo Blanquillo Private Amazon Reserve represents appreciation for the Amazon rainforest and the species it hosts through sustainable expeditions, conservation, and passion for nature.


Located 3 hours upstream from the interoceanic highway that connects the Amazonian region of Madre de Dios and Cuzco (capital of the Inca Empire), Tambo Blanquillo Amazon Private Reserve is situated at the shores of the Madre de Dios river in the heart of Manu National Park’s buffer zone.

Thanks to the isolated nature of its terrain, the unpopulated territory, plus the vastness and density of these forests, this naturally protected area serves as a natural buffer to human footprint plus as an environmental barrier that helps preserve vegetation untouched and wildlife activity intact.

Since there are no roads that connect Tambo Blanquillo Amazon Private Reserve with civilization, arrival happens amid a direct flight to CUZ or PEM and a combination of land – river carriage.

The two main access routes are:

Cuzco (CUZ)- Manu Road- Traverse through a 10-hour ride through the Andes, followed by five hours in a motorized canoe downstream through the Alto Madre de Dios River. Two of our most in depth established programs are built using this route.

Puerto Maldonado (PEM) – Madre de Dios – Depart from Puerto Maldonado in a 5-hour ride across the lower jungle roads, followed by a 3-hour motorized canoe ride up-stream. Two of our most popular established programs are built using this route.


Our mission is to offer our guests the chance to experience nature and wildlife in its purest form connecting the culture gap between travelers and resident communities (plants, animals, and humans) in the area, Tambo Blanquillo Amazon Private Reserve enables the appreciation of the region’s natural resources and communicates the need for conservation efforts that are beneficial for visitors and local communities.

To help build a future in which people live in harmony with nature allowing further generations to take part in these habitats, species, and the natural conditions that keep this world pristine as we know it.

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