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In the impenetrable rainforest, untouched and undiscovered lies our most remote lodge in Peru. Doubling up as a research centre for scientists and conservationists, Tambopata Research Centre offers a truly special immersion within the Amazon rainforest - it is the only lodge that lies within the National Reserve in Madre de Dios.
Entirely at one with nature, you’ll soon adjust to life in a windowless lodge looking out onto the verdant green surrounding. At Tambopata Research Centre the intense presence of the forest is vivid. This is the primary forest where an abundance of wildlife dwells in the absence of people. Tambopata Research Centre is a true adventure and once the setting sinks in, there is always more to be seen and discovered.
Each day here brings with it more natural discovery. Located just meters from the Chuncho macaw clay lick, share your breakfast with macaws before setting off to observe them by the hundred cause chaotic colour patterns as they feed. This jungle is filled with kaleidoscopic spectacles, where different colourful birds come together with white-lipped peccaries at the claylicks, monkeys swing parallel to the trails through the thickets.
Trace the tracks of jaguars, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of one waking from slumber near the riverbanks. Explore the five distinct pristine habitats and get involved in the countless conservation projects taking place on site. Talk to experts whilst they stay in the same lodge as you, and hear about the findings of their fieldwork.
Climb on board, and meander through towards islands and ponds where caiman and giant river otters dwell. Venture out into the night, and discover new species unknown to the rest of the world. The opportunities for exploring the forests are endless, and every day new natural sightings thrill visitors here.
Wander down a series of wooden boardwalks elevated above the forest floor to reach the common areas to unwind after a day’s jungle safari. Relax with a refreshing beverage and enjoy hearty locally sourced food in a low-lit setting completely surrounded by the jungle. The Tambopata Research Centre experience is one that will last a lifetime, it’s a functioning centre with luxury facilities making the Amazon rainforest more accessible and understood by us all.