Tambopata Eco-Lodges and Wildlife Tours
At Rainforest Expeditions we are passionate about wildlife and nature. We are committed to our guests and hosts, the Amazonian people, and we strive to engage all with the wonders of the Amazon rainforest, and connect the income of the former to the needs of the latter.
Rainforest Expeditions has three Tambopata eco-Lodges, established in 1989. The Posada Amazonas and the Refugio Amazonas are located adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve, and the Tambopata Research Center is within it and directly beside the uninhabited and pristine Bahuaja-Sonene National Park.
These Tambopata eco-lodges are a small part of a network of organizations and communities that are trying to protect this incredible natural resource by creating and sharing the value of leaving the forest intact and standing.
Posada Amazonas is an award-winning Tambopata eco-lodge, owned by the local community of Ese-Eja de Infierno in conjunction with Rainforest Expeditions. Located in the primary lowland rainforest, in a road-free buffer zone next to the Tambopata National Reserve, this eco-friendly 30-room hotel offers Superior, Comfort and Suite rooms with connecting walkways and hot water bathrooms. The hotel also has a massage centre, as well as a canopy tower for great opportunities to observe wildlife.
Trails from the lodge cross protected primary rainforest where there are possibilities of seeing Giant River Otters, a species in danger of extinction, and other wildlife that congregate around an oxbow lake. Specific cultural, adventure and nature tours are available from this stunning location.
Refugio Amazonas, like Posada Amazonas, this is a beautiful Tambopata eco-lodge built with traditional materials – wood, mud and palm leaves. It has 32 Superior, Comfort and Suite rooms, all with hot water, located in 200 hectares of private tropical rainforest rich in Brazil Nut trees. Spend time relaxing in the canopy tower and enjoy wonderful wildlife sightings near an oxbow lake.
There is a rainforest trail for children and gentle adventure activities that make this eco-friendly accommodation an excellent choice for families, with something for everyone!
Tambopata Research Center is a remote eco-lodge based 3.5 hours down the Tambopata River, in the heart of the Tambopata Reserve and miles away from any road or dwelling. It is the home of a research station for biologists studying the Tambopata region, one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet.
Jaguars are occasionally seen on the boat trip to and from the center, along with a good number of other jungle animals. The accommodation consists of 24 Superior and Comfort rooms, Suites and Deluxe Suites. There are 300 meters of elevated rainforest walkways that connect the lobby with a wing of rooms. These walkways are three meters above the ground, which brings you face to face with the monkeys as they cross between branches and allows you to observe peccaries on the ground without disturbing them.
You can enjoy trails through many different microhabitats at this remote location in the rainforest, including the largest accessible macaw clay lick in the world.
Tambopata National Reserve is a 275,000-hectare conservation unit created by the Peruvian government in 1990 to protect the river basins of the Tambopata and Candamo rivers. It is adjacent to the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park that covers one million hectares. This pristine forest area contains 1,300 species of birds, 32 species of parrots (10% of the world’s total), 200 species of mammals, 1,200 species of butterflies and more than 10,000 species of vascular plants.
Wildlife programs and jungle excursions you can enjoy at one of the Rainforest Expeditions eco-lodges in Tambopata include activities that cover various aspects of the nature and culture of the Amazon. A conference on a specific topic rounds out programs aimed at providing a good overview of life in the rainforest. Wildlife experiences include bird watching, wildlife photography, excursions for nature enthusiasts, classic rainforest and jungle expeditions, holistic and wellness treatments, cultural and adventure excursions.
This is your chance to immerse yourself in the heart of the Amazon while our expert guides take you on unforgettable jungle wildlife excursions. Connect with the unique biodiversity, wildlife and culture of the Peruvian Amazon. By combining cultural activities with access to natural attractions, such as oxbow lakes, parrot and macaw clay licks, primary forest and wildlife, our Tambopata programs reflect our philosophy to safeguard both nature and the people who live in it.
Erick Arguedas – Born in the city of Puerto Maldonado to parents who were involved in the collection of Brazil Nuts. Erick studied as an Official Tourism Guide in his hometown and now collaborates with Rainforest Expeditions as a resident environmental interpreter in Spanish and English level 3, and a specialist in birds and filming and photography trips.
Lucila Rosales – Born in the city of Puerto Maldonado, she studied as an Official Tourism Guide at the SENATI Higher Institute in the same city. In addition to English, Lucila is also a level 3 French environmental interpreter and a resident of our eco-lodges.
In addition, Rainforest Expeditions offers a variety of activities of special interest and tours in Peru to meet the specific requirements and interests of guests. Jungle tours can be tailor-made by adding days, changing activities and/or including a specialist or private guide.
Rainforest Expeditions has supported several conservation programs in Tambopata, Peru, since the 1990s. The company has been involved in the research of macaws in southeastern Peru for many years, the findings of which have helped the conservation of these threatened birds in Peru, Costa Rica and other countries in South America.
By working closely with local people, Rainforest Expeditions has also helped provide locals with employment and financing for community projects and an alternative income to logging and hunting for the bushmeat trade. The construction of Posada Amazonas turned a local hunting area into a protected wildlife reserve and community property.
Rainforest Expeditions is committed to technology and is developing an innovative citizen science program with projects that focus on the investigation of Jaguar populations and the discovery of new species of tiger moths.
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