Tambo Blanquillo - Stay in a family owned Manu Lodge and discover The Wonders of the Peruvian Jungle
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Barranco, Lima 04 – Perú
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Agami Heron – Photo: Jess Findlay

Tambo Blanquillo Lodge is a private reserve that is blessed with having 3 Oxbows Lakes within its limits, as well as having the Madre de Dios River flowing through the middle of the reserve. These previously mentioned habitats are idyllic for fish-eating birds, such as the Herons, which will be the focus point of this …

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Manu River - Photo: Frans Lanting

Forest Floor – Photo: Andre Baertschi Plants are the main producers of terrestrials ecosystems. They convert sunlight (energy) into chemical energy in the form of sugars. Everything else in the ecosystem depends on those sugars. However, in order to produce these sugars, they need to undergo a process called photosynthesis, where they turn Carbon Dioxide, Water, …

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Brown Capuchins – Photo: Andre Baertschi

Last month we introduced you to the species of ‘big’ monkeys that are most representative of the ecosystems with Manu National Park, with a special focus on the forests that surround Tambo Blanquillo Lodge. This month we introduce you to the most representative species of ‘small monkeys’ that inhabit the forests of Manu. Squirrel Monkey …

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Peruvian Spider Monkey – Photo: Bertie Gregory

Continuing with our series of blog posts that aim to promote the biodiversity that call Manu National Park –and Tambo Blanquillo Lodge- home, today we will introduce you to the three biggest Monkeys that inhabit the forests surrounding our Lodge. Peruvian Spider Monkey (Ateles chamek): Peruvian Spider Monkey – Photo: Bertie Gregory The biggest Monkey …

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Black-and-Chestnut Eagle – Photo: Dusan Brinkhuizen

Manu National Park is globally recognized as the most biodiverse place on earth. This biodiversity is reflected in an outstanding number of species, ranging from invertebrates to megafauna. In today’s blog post we will discuss the three biggest eagles that call Manu National Park home. Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpija): Harpy Eagle – Photo: Andre Baertschi …

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On any visit to Manu National Park, you will hear the words ‘Lek’ and ‘Clay-lick’ repetitively. But what are these areas? Do they mean the same thing? Why are they important? Clay-licks: Blanquillo Clay-lick     Fruits found on the Amazon Rainforest are very poor on inorganic nutrients. As a consequence, wildlife is forced to …

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Capuchin Monkey

The Machiguenga people is a tribe of indigenous people that inhabits inhabits the Amazon basin in south-eastern Peru, and are the only people allowed to enter the “reserved zone” of Manu National Park, as they have been occupying this territory as hunting grounds for several decades. This month we have decided to do something a …

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Manu National Park has been the mecca for biodiversity since the UNESCO declared it a biosphere reserve back in 1987. Ever since, hundreds of scientific expeditions, photographic projects, TV shows, and an array of other expeditions have ventured into the deepness of the Amazon Rainforest to uncover the mystical flora and fauna that inhabit this …

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Anyone visiting Manu National park will most likely be well aware of the amazing biodiversity that calls this place home. Manu is also especially famous in the birdwatching community, because it hosts over 1,000 bird species (more than 50% of Peru’s total listed species). While this diversity is spread out throughout the altitudinal gradient, the …

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Blanquillo Clay-lick

2015 is amazingly over, another year has passed, and we are proud to say that this one has been a really good one for us.   To begin with, the team at Tambo Blanquillo Lodge grew more than we had previously planned. More talented young individuals are working hard to promote and preserve the Amazon …

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