Mariposario Tambopata, Puerto Maldonado

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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. Make Mariposario Tambopata part of your personalized Puerto Maldonado itinerary using our Puerto Maldonado road trip planning tool .
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  • I took the time to visit him calmly. And I feel satisfied. The place is very educational, like to do a self-guide. There are a variety of very beautiful butterflies
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  • A classic of the classics in Puerto Maldonado and Tambopata. Whenever I visit the city and its surroundings I keep passing through the Tambopata Butterfly.
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  • We learned about the farm only on our last day in Puerto Maldonado, despite asking about attractions, we were not told about the butterflies farm. There are places in the Alto Selva of peru like Tarap...  more »
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  • Cute spot with two nice displays and a great cafe. Friendly butterfly’s!! Good way to kill time while waiting for flight to Lima
  • Small but a fun diversion if you're killing some time before a flight. Only a few minutes from the airport and the Rainforest Expeditions Office.
  • It's okay. Not bad for a quick stop on the airport if you have some time to kill, but wouldn't go out of my way
  • Nice but no more.go there if you have some extra time before your flight from Puerto Maldonado. The butterfly farm is just next door.
  • Great little stop off to see native butterflies before heading to Puerto Maldonado airport
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