Jungle night walks are a fascinating and exciting way to experience the Amazon rainforest. Night-time is in fact the best time of the day to see many of the species that inhabit the jungle because much of the wildlife that lives in the forests is only active after dark.
Walks in the Tambopata area of the Peruvian Amazon are led by specialist guides who with their trained eyes will show you some of the thousands of species that bring the forest alive after the sun sets.
You will see bizarre insects such as those that look like leaves and colonies of leafcutter ants, beautifully coloured frogs, perhaps, and always from a safe distance, a timid snake. You might even see monkeys, caimans (Amazonian crocodiles) or even a Tapir.
Some guides are also knowledgeable about astronomy and will show you some of the constellations.
At least one night-walk is a standard part of most packages offered by accommodations or included in tours in Tambopata.