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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  • Fairly small, and aimed primarily at children. I've been to other Butterfly houses, facilities and huge amount of butterflies. Here I leave a taste in the mouth regularly, few butterflies, and they did not seem very happy. It was included in the package of excursions, but it would not pay for it, or dedicaria more than 30 minutes.
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  • We truly loved this place. They have spectacular butterflies, and we also saw hummingbirds up close! The restaurant is just a lovely place to sit. It's steps from the airport. If you need to wait for ...  more »
  • The butterflies are interesting to watch and the set up is also very attractive. Being close to the airport makes it easy to visit. Children can get a closer look at the moths and butterflies at the f...  more »
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  • Nice variety of butterflies.
  • This place is beautiful and has a great cafe and gift shop.
  • Pathetic attempt at a last-minute tourist trap. Several agencies, for some reason, insist on taking clients to this butterfly house on the way to the airport just 200mtrs away. We almost lost our flight because of this. The place itself is falling apart, and is pretty small. I suspect that they try to atay alive on the back of the cafe on the back. Nobody in our group stopped - what was the point? You'll either have time in the airport for a coffee & cake, or you really are desperate to get to your flight.
  • Beautiful place
  • 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.
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