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. 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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  • We were surprised how much we enjoyed this little stop before going to the airport. It was good to see some of those elusive butterflies we had seen fly by us in the rainforest up close. The airport i...  more »
  • So many pretty butterflies everywhere!! It's hard to really take pictures of them when they fly so fast, but it's such a nice little visit before we hop on our planes.  more »
  • We stopped on our way to the airport (a 3 minute drive from airport) for 15 minutes to visit and take pictures. There were many colorful butterflies with my pictures turning out beautiful. I do not kn...  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.
  • The Tambopata Butterfly Farm is the first live butterfly exhibition in Peru. It has more than 15 different species of butterflies breed in captivity. Inside the exhibition you can stroll around surrounded by hundreds of colorful butterflies. Some will stand on you looking for salts. You won't see in the forest as many butterflies all together resting, feeding or mating. You will learn about the butterfly live cycle and see the butterfly immature stages, the egg, the caterpillar and the pupa. During the morning hours it is possible see the butterflies coming out of their pupa. Next to the exhibition there is a nice cafeteria with free wi fi, good snacks and sandwiches, softdriks and craft beer. It is also a nice opportunity to buy a souvenir in the butterfly boutique.
  • A place to appreciate the biological beauty of our Amazon very well care and very good service.
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  • Really very nice. Not very big but the place is beautiful, clean and we can to land.
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  • It is said that they closed at 17:00, but they can't enter. That Yes, the attention was good.
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