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Rainforest Expeditions

Tambopata, Peru tel: +1 877 231 9251 | sales@rainforest.com.pe | www.perunature.com

Tambopata Eco Lodge Wildlife Tours

Rainforest Expeditions is a Peruvian Ecotourism company established in 1989. It operates Posada Amazonas and Refugio Amazonas, adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve, and the Tambopata Research Center, inside it and directly beside the uninhabited and pristine Bahuaja-Sonene National Park.  These Tambopata eco lodges are a small part of the network of organisations and communities that are attempting to protect this amazing wilderness by creating and sharing the value of leaving the forest standing.   Experiencing Tambopata means easy access, fascinating nature and generous people.

Posada Amazonas is an award-winning eco lodge managed by Rainforest Expeditions in conjunction with the local Ese-Eja community of Infierno. Situated in primary lowland rainforest in a roadless, buffer zone area of the Tambopata National Reserve, this 30 bedroom eco-lodge offers classic, superior, and premium rooms with hot water, raised boardwalks, and a wellness center, as well as opportunities for wildlife observation from a canopy tower. Follow trails through protected primary rainforest and chances to see endangered Giant River Otters and other wildlife around an Oxbow Lake. Cultural, adventure and specific Peru tours are also available from this stunning location.

Refugio Amazonas, like Posada Amazonas, is a beautiful Tambopata eco-lodge built with traditional materials such as wood, clay and palm fronds. It features 32 classic and superior rooms all with hot water, set in a 200 hectares of private rainforest reserve rich with Brazil Nut trees. Spend time relaxing at the canopy tower proving wonderful wildlife viewings near an oxbow lake and parrot clay licks. The children’s rainforest trail and soft adventure activities available here make this ecolodge an excellent choice for families.  There is something for everyone!

Tambopata Research Center is a remote ecolodge which houses the research station for biologists studying one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet. Situated several hours up the Tambopata River, it is located in the heart of the Tambopata Reserve and is miles away from any roads or habitations. Jaguars are occasionally seen during the trip to and from the lodge along with a good variety of other rainforest wildlife. 24 rooms between superior, suites and eluxe suites with private bathrooms. 300 mts of elevated raninforest walkways that connect the lobby with the new wing of room. These walkways are 3 meter above the ground, letting you face monkeys while crossing between brunches and watch peccaries in the ground without disturbing. Enjoy trails through many different microhabitats in this remote rainforest location including the largest accessible macaw clay lick in the world.

Tambopata Wildlife Adventures

The suggested wildlife programmes or Peru jungle tours include activities comprising various aspects of nature and culture of the Amazon rainforest. A lecture on a specific subject rounds up the programs aimed at providing a good overview of life in the rainforest.  The wildlife experiences include Tambopata birdwatching, wildlife photography, nature enthusiast tours, classic rainforest and jungle expeditions, wellness and holistic treatments and Peru cultural and adventure tours.

Immerse yourself in the heart of the Amazon as expert guides take you on truly unforgettable wildlife jungle tours.  Engage with the unique biodiversity, wildlife and culture of the Peruvian Amazon.

At Rainforest Expeditions they are passionate about wildlife and nature. They are committed to their guests and their hosts, the Amazonian people, and strive to connect the revenue from the former to the needs of the later, engaging both to amazon rainforest.

By combining cultural activities with access to natural attractions, such as oxbow lakes, parrot and macaw claylicks, primary rain forest and wildlife, their programmes in Tambopata reflect their philosophy.  The Tambopata region harbours some of the most diverse lowland rain forests on the planet.

Its heart, the Tambopata National Reserve, is a 275,000 hectare conservation unit created by the Peruvian government in 1990 to protect the watersheds of the Tambopata and Candamo rivers. It is adjacent to the one million hectare Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. This area of pristine forest contains 1,300 bird species, 32 parrot species (10% of the world’s total), 200 mammal species, 1200 butterfly species, and over 10,000 species of vascular plants.

Further, Rainforest Expeditions offer a variety of special interest activities and Peru tours, with the aim of meeting specific expectations and interests of guests. In addition, the composition of the jungle tours can be customised by adding days, by changing activities and/or by including a specialist or private guide.

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Tambopata Research Center Tour

Rainforest-Expeditions - Tambopata Research Center
Interested in a 4-day birding trip to a remote South American eco lodge while still

From US$ 1,884 – View Itinerary

Refugio Amazonas Butterfly Lovers Tour

Refugio Amazonas Butterfly Lovers Tour
This 4 day tour is a butterfly lovers paradise. Tambopata prides itself with a world record

From US$ 1,884 – View Itinerary

Posada Amazonas Birdwatching Tour

Harpy Eagle
For 5-days birding, Tambopata offers a variety of habitats in walking distance from each

From US$ 2,260 – View Itinerary

Tambopata Research Center Tour

Horned Screamer
For 6-days birdwatching and experiencing a more in depth Amazon experience, then the

From US$ 2,868 – View Itinerary

Parrot & Macaw Lovers Programme

Parrot & Macaw Lovers Programme
A 7-day parrot and macaw lovers birding tour. The rainforest of Tambopata has

From US$ 3,768 – View Itinerary

Rainforest Wildlife Photography Tour

Relict Gull
An extraordinary 7-day rainforest wildlife photography tour to the amazon. 

From US$ 3,390 – View Itinerary

For more Tambopata eco lodge wildlife adventures visit the Rainforest Expeditions website.
Please note the Rainforest Expeditions reserves the right to change listed pricing anytime at their discretion.  Please contact them directly to confirm.


This biggest cat species of the western hemisphere is shy and never easy to see but healthy

Macaw parrots

Macaws with Clay
The rainforests at Tambopata are famous for macaws and with good reason; healthy populations

Giant River Otter

Giant River Otter
This large aquatic mammal can reach a length of two meters (six feet) and only occurs in wild, protected areas of

Red Howler Monkey

Red Howler Monkey
In the morning and late afternoon, the loud, far-carrying cries of these primates can be heard in the

Harpy Eagle

Harpy Eagle
One of the most powerful raptor species in the world, the Harpy Eagle can grow to a length of more than a meter and uses a massive hooked beak, and talons as large as Grizzly Bear claws to catch sloths, monkeys, toucans, and even brocket deer. One of the must see birds of prey on the planet.


Small Spectacled Caimans and large Black Caimans are seen along the Tambopata River and in oxbow lakes. At night, shining


Seven species of toucans live in the rainforests around the ecolodges. Most reside in the canopy although

White-lipped Peccary

White Lipped Peccary
This wild pig is an indicator species of wild, remote areas. It quickly disappears from places


This largest rodent species is a common sight on the way to and from the Tambopata Research Center. The adults are

Morpho Butterfly

Hundreds of butterfly species live in the rainforests around the Rainforest Expeditions ecolodges

Other Peruvian Wildife

Harpy Eagle, Pale-winged Trumpeter, Razor-billed Curassow, Orinoco Goose, Scarlet-hooded Barbet, Rufous-headed Woodpecker, White-ckeeked Tody-Flycatcher, Amazonian Antpitta, White-throated Jacamar, Long-tailed Potoo


Rainforest Expeditions has supported a number of conservation programmes in Tambopata, Peru since the 1990s. The company has been involved with macaw research in southeastern Peru for many years, the findings of which have aided conservation of these threatened birds in Peru, Costa Rica, and other south American countries.

In closely working with the local people, Rainforest Expeditions has also helped provide the locals with employment and funding for community projects and alternatives income to logging and hunting for the bush meat trade. The construction of Posada Amazonas also turned a local hunting area into a protected, community-owned wildlife reserve.

Rainforest expeditions is betting for technology and developing an innovative citizen science program with projects focusing on researching jaguar populations and  discovering new species of tiger moths.

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