Tambopata Research Centre
The Latin America Travel Company Rating: ★ ★ ★
Originally constructed in 1989 by Eduardo Nycander, a Peruvian wildlife photographer and conservationist, the Tambopata Research Centre started life as a basic shelter designed as a base for visiting researchers who helped establish the Macaw conservation project. Over the years the lodge has developed into a world leading eco tourism initiative. Recent renovations have added new rooms, now all with private bathrooms and hot water, including 4 deluxe suites that feature a large private outdoor deck and outdoor bath tub.
Tambopata Research Centre is one of the most remote lodges in the Peruvian Amazon providing a truly immersive jungle experience
Wifi is available but electricity is limited to three times a day due to the remote location. The lodge is located inside the national reserve at approximately 7 hours from Puerto Maldonado. On the way to the lodge one night is spent at Refugio Amazonas in order to break up the trip. Daily excursions are led by professional conservation guides where you can spot a variety of wildlife including the White Lipped Peccary, red howler monkeys, tamarins, spider monkeys, white caiman, capybara, a myriad of bird life and even Jaguars!