Tambopata Research Center

Tambopata Research Center
Tambopata Research Center

The Most Remote Ecolodge in South America

It is small scale of infrastructure and operations and the presence of researchers and naturalist, this is the ideal intense tour of Amazonian.

Travel by boat several hours up the Tambopata River to reach the remote Tambopata Research Center jungle lodge, leaving the final traces of human habitation behind.

You do not need yellow fever vaccine to visit this area.

Within the 700,000 hectare uninhabited nucleus of the reserve, sightings of monkeys, macaws and other large species become more frequent. Jaguars are sometimes seen near the river bank!

Home to several newly discovered species and as seen in National Geographic magazine, the Tambopata Research Center (TRC) is one of the most remote rainforest lodges in South America, offering adventurous travelers an outstanding chance to engage with the natural wonders of the Amazon. It is a comfortable 18 bedroom lodge which was built more than twenty years ago (and rebuilt only 5 years ago) with the object of lodging tourists and researchers alike and of protecting the adjacent macaw clay lick.

Because of its remote location in uninhabited wilderness housing stable populations of endangered wildlife, the small scale of its infrastructure and operations and the presence of researchers and naturalist guides, Tambopata Research Center is an excellent headquarters for in depth explorations of Amazonian nature and wildlife.

The TRC’s isolated location, inside an uninhabited area of the Tambopata National Reserve and next to the Bahajua - Sonene National Park, means that the rainforest ecosystem around it remains pristine, while the populations of wild animals are all at carrying capacity. Much groundbreaking macaw conservation research has been carried out from the TRC and you will likely have the chance during your stay to talk with macaw biologists, ecologists and other experts staying at the TRC while they do fieldwork.

Photo Gallery Macaws and Parrots of Tambopata Photo Gallery

 

Tambopata Research Center Room Amenities

Our rooms are unique due to the fact that one side of the room opens out onto the surrounding rainforest acting as a window into the forest allowing guests to enjoy this unique ecosystem even from the comfort of their hammocks and enabling you to view animals, including monkeys, often visible from the lodge. The reason we have been able to incorporate this "luxurious" design into our lodge is because mosquitoes are not really a problem around the lodge clearing and the open section allows for an intimate contact with the rain forest.

Other room amenities include:

  • Natural Construction - A simple, airy lodge built from traditional materials such as wood, palm fronds and clay.

  • Rooms - Eighteen bedrooms, eight shared bathrooms and a common area including for dining. Bedrooms are separated from one another by light cane fencing, with drapes instead of doors. Rooms are private but not soundproof.

  • Electricity - A 110V generator is turned on once a day to recharge batteries for guests or lodge facilities. At night it is very dark, so we recommend good flashlights. Light is provided by numerous lamps and candles.

  • Hot Water -Hot water is available in this and all of our other lodges.

  • Communication - TRC is in daily contact with our offices in Puerto Maldonado and Lima via internet, satellite phone and HF radio.

  • Mosquito Nets - All have rooms mosquito nets on beds, bedside tables and a rack of clothes hangers.

  • Jungle Views - Bedrooms open out onto the surrounding rainforest, allowing guests to enjoy this unique ecosystem even on their downtime, with wild animals, including monkeys, often visible from the lodge.

Tambopata Research Center Activities

  • Claylick - Visit this large river bank while Macaws and parrots make a raucous and colorful spectacle which inspired a National Geographic cover story.

  • 5 Habitats – Close and easy hikes to bamboo, flood plain, terra firma, palm and riverine rainforest habitats

  • Small Tower – Climb our small jungle tower for a great view of the palm swamp and blue and gold macaws that inhabit the area surrounding it.

  • Macaw Project - Interact with researchers studying Macaw feeding habits, genetics, radio tracking and macaw parasites.

  • Extra Activities – Standup paddle boarding, kayaking, canopy climbing, visits to the uninhabited heart of the rainforest.

Meals - Tambopata Research Center

We provide self-serve three course meals at Tambopata Research Center. Meals consist of soup or appetizers, salad, main course, and desserts combining Peruvian and international cuisine. All fresh fruits and salads are thoroughly disinfected before serving.

We also provide at all times unlimited amounts of boiled, filtered, cooled drinking water, coffee or tea and we provide fruit juices during the meals. If any visitor has special dietary requirements, we are happy to make individual arrangements, but please notify us.

Jungle Tours with Tambopata Research Center Lodge - Rates 2018 - 2018

 
Tambopata Research Center (4 days / 3 nights)

Due to our new boat schedules you can now visit one of the most remote lodges in South America with a quick 4 days, 3 nights trip. If you are looking for a more in depth Amazon experience, then the Tambopata Research Center suits you best. Although known for its ongoing research of macaws for more than 20 years, there is much more to see at the Tambopata Research Center. A rule in the Amazon states that the further away from the cities you go and the longer you stay in the forest, the better chances you will have to observe wildlife.
Special rate US $ 863 $ 764

 

Tambopata Research Center (5 days / 4 nights)

If you are looking for a more in depth Amazon experience, then the Tambopata Research Center suits you best. After staying the first night at Refugio Amazonas, reach on of the largest known macaw claylick on the second day of your trip and explore the trails of the Tambopata Research Center in the heart of the Tambopata National Reserve.
Special rate US $ 1,047 $ 944

 

Rainforest Wildlife Photography Tour (5 Days / 4 Nights)

Photograph Tambopata's abundant wildlife from two of the amazons premier ecolodges. Highlights include photographing Howler monkeys, Giant River Otters, Scarlet macaws, Hoatzin birds, capybara and leafcutter ants, as well as a newly discovered species of spider. The trip includes all photography equipment, cameras and lenses.
Rate US $ 1,749

 

Tambopata Research Center (6 days / 5 nights)

If you are looking for a more in depth Amazon experience, then the Tambopata Research Center suits you best. Although known for its ongoing research of macaws for more than 20 years, there is much more to see at the Tambopata Research Center. A rule in the Amazon states that the further away from the cities you go and the longer you stay in the forest, the better chances you will have to observe wildlife.
Special rate US $ 1,229 $ 1,123

 

Tambopata Research Center (7 days / 6 nights)

If you are looking for a more in depth Amazon experience, then the Tambopata Research Center suits you best. Although known for its ongoing research of macaws for more than 20 years, there is much more to see at the Tambopata Research Center. A rule in the Amazon states that the further away from the cities you go and the longer you stay in the forest, the better chances you will have to observe wildlife.
Special rate from US $ 1,412 $ 1,302

 

Rainforest Wildlife Photography Tour ( 7 Days / 6 Nights)

Photograph Tambopatas abundant wildlife from all three of the amazons premier ecolodges. Highlights include photographing Howler monkeys, Giant River Otters, Scarlet macaws, Hoatzin birds, capybara and leafcutter ants, as well as a newly discovered species of spider. The trip includes all photography equipment, cameras and lenses.
Rate US $ 2,396

 

Birdwatching Tour in Tambopata (9 Days / 8 Nights)

If you are a self-proven or a hardcore birder this nine day rainforest birdwatching program is the right one for you. A productive, birdwatching expedition in the extremely diverse rainforests of the southeastern Amazon of Peru. We have a great number of easily accessible lowland rainforest habitats close to our lodges Posada Amazonas, Refugio Amazonas and the Tambopata Research Center.
Special rate from US $ 2,748

 

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