Mariposario Tambopata, Puerto Maldonado

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Garden Wildlife Area
Observe a huge cross-section of Peru's butterfly species at Mariposario Tambopata, a conservation project which started in 1996. Peru has the world's largest number of butterfly species at around 3700, and many of these can be seen in these calming lush settings. Take a camera along to capture the stunning varied butterfly colors and patterns. Buy a cooling drink from the refreshment stand to have in one of the canopied areas surrounding the center, as the greenhouse can get exceptionally warm. With our world travel planner, Puerto Maldonado attractions like Mariposario Tambopata can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The place is very well kept, attention is good, only that for the price charged the place is chico. It would be great to be at least two times the size that it has now. The good news is that it is a block and a half (150 meters away). From Puerto Maldonado airport, so it is a good option to go until you exit or flight back, especially taking into account that the Puerto Maldonado airport is very small and that after checking at the counter of the airline two hours before the flight, spare you minimum 1 hour and media(tiempo más que suficiente) to see the butterfly. They have also a shop with very nice souvenirs and good price, compared to the Puerto Maldonado airport. Rates vary if you're foreign, Peruvian or of mother of God, these are: S/.18 foreign, resident S/.5 of Madre de Dios Estudiante and elderly (over 60 years) S/.15 Peruvian adult: S/.11 foreign, S /. 10 Peruvian, resident S/.5 in Madre de Dios. Children (4-12 years): S/.9 foreign, S /. 7.50 Peruvian, resident S/.2 of Madre de Dios. They open from Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm and Sundays and holidays from 9 am - 5 pm
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  • We saw two butterflies out of their cocoons. Super clean and well kept. They have a bar very nice and cool cafe where you can take microbrews.
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  • Cute butterfly house that is worth stopping at. Unique experience and can be done if on a time schedule (or not!). Nice and convenient location near the local airport. Beautiful site and beautiful ani...  more »
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  • Very interesting place to visit and the entry fee is cheap. While it's not huge, if you want to see some of the local butterfly populations, this is a great spot.
  • Nice space... small place but yes. Nice!
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  • A place to appreciate the biological beauty of our Amazon very well care and very good service.
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  • A wonderful place where kept different species of butterflies. Inevitable to visit him if these by Madre de Dios
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  • Very nice place
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Puerto Maldonado offers an ever-growing number of options for active jungle explorers and those with a hankering for something a little more exclusive. Budget-conscious adventurers can find a suitable place to rest at one of the simpler hotels or hostels in the downtown area. Eco-lodges represent perhaps the trendiest choice in the jungle--these are designed to bring the wilderness indoors, and make as small a mark on the landscape as possible. Resort-style hotels, with loads of facilities and services, generally remains clustered close to the rivers.
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