Immerse yourself in biodiversity at Tambopata Research Center. This remote lodge features just 24 rooms and is nestled inside the Tambopata National Reserve. With a mix of hands-on nature explorations and upscale amenities, a stay at Tambopata Research Center Lodge is a one-of-a-kind experience.
Life at Tambopata Research Center Lodge
If you are traveling to Peru to delve into the flora and fauna of the area, you will be happy to find that little separates you from nature at Tambopata Research Center. Your adventure begins with a 2.5-hour boat ride. As the river takes you further from civilization and into the Amazon, you will start to spot capybaras and caimans. In your room, an open wall gives you a front-row seat to the sights and sounds of the Amazon rainforest.
During the day, walk along 100-feet of elevated pathways within the lodge. These walkways, which put you at the ideal level between the jungle floor and canopy, are the perfect spot to see the rainforest come alive and observe herds of jungle hogs as they gather nuts from the nearby palm trees. Would you like to rejuvenate and relax after days of travel and adventure? Book an appointment at the lodge’s spa.
While a Swedish massage is always a hit, the Intense Jungle Massage is an experience like no other. Warm stones are used in conjunction with local Matico and Eucalyptus plants to soften skin, relax muscles and revitalize your body. Afterward, sip a refreshing Pisco Sour in the bar and pick up hand-made artisan goods at the boutique.
Excursions from Tambopata Research Center Lodge Tambopata Peru
Tambopata Research Center is located near five distinct wildlife habitats and provides ample opportunities to see everything from parrots to monkeys. Many guests are even thrilled to catch a peek of jaguars! Though you are free to mix and match activities, three predesigned itineraries, ranging from four to six days, are meticulously tailored to help you make the most of your time in Peru.
In the company of expert guides, you can hike through a bamboo forest searching for Howler and Dusky Titi Monkeys. Other hikes explore the swamp and rainforest in hopes of seeing Spider Monkeys and Capuchins as well as leaf-cutter ants and birds, including parakeets and woodpeckers. Watch vibrant orange and soft pink hues reflected on the river during a sunset cruise.
Macaws and Clay Licks at Tambopata Research Center Lodge
True to its name Tambopata Research Center is more than a vacation getaway and places a distinct focus on conservation research and protecting the macaw population. In 1989, the Tambopata Macaw Project was born with the goal of saving the species from the threats of hunting, logging, and black-market trading.
Central to these efforts is a natural clay lick in the area, which attracts hundreds of birds each day. Though it still is not understood why macaws are drawn to the clay lick, it is thought, thanks to the efforts of the Tambopata Macaw Project, that the birds need the sodium found in the salty soil. You can witness the phenomena firsthand on a dawn excursion.
Coffee in hand, you will set out by boat to the clay lick. As the skies begin to brighten, you will hear the first bird calls as Scarlet Macaws, Red and Green Macaws, Blue and Yellow Macaws, and Mealy Parrots descend to the clay lick. The flurry of color and sound is a spectacle you must see to believe.
For avid birdwatchers, wildlife enthusiasts, and world explorers, a stay at Tambopata Research Center is a must. Best of all, you can feel good about supporting the conservation efforts of this carbon-neutral lodge while also indulging in creature comforts such as spa services and three daily meals.
Suites & Cabins
The Superior cabin features a floor-to-ceiling window for guests to wake up to the beautiful scenery of the Amazon. The ample bathrooms are equipped with basic amenities like biodegradable shampoo, liquid soap, and conditioner. RSC
This room features an open wall to enjoy the grand scenery of the Amazon rainforest. The room comes with a safe deposit box, umbrellas, and a wifi signal. Guests can enjoy a refreshing shower in the private bathrooms with biodegradable liquid soap, shampoo, and conditioner.
The suite comes with an indoor sitting area and an open wall facing the beautiful Amazon rainforest. It has a free minibar for you to relax and unwind with some drinks. The private bathroom is equipped with eco-friendly toiletries, including liquid soap, shampoo, and conditioner.
The Deluxe Suite is very spacious with an indoor sitting area, a private terrace with a hammock, and a free minibar for refreshments. The private hot-water bathrooms are equipped with eco-friendly toiletries like biodegradable liquid soap, shampoo, and conditioner.