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. The lodge has 18 rooms with shared bathrooms. 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
Refugio Amazonas Butterfly Lovers Tour
Posada Amazonas Birdwatching Tour
Tambopata Research Center Tour
Parrot & Macaw Lovers Programme
For more Tambopata eco lodge wildlife adventures visit the Rainforest Expeditions website.
Giant River Otter
Red Howler Monkey
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.
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