Tambopata Research Centre

An educational experience in the Amazon 

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Tambopata Research Centre is one of the most remote rainforest lodges in South America, offering adventurous travellers an outstanding opportunity to engage with the natural wonders of the Amazon. The journey time from Puerto Maldonado takes approximately 5 hours.

The Tambopata Research Centre is a comfortable 18-bedroom lodge and is home to both tourists and researchers. Because of its remote, uninhabited wilderness location, the lodge infrastructure is of a small scale. Guestrooms are built using natural materials, and have an open side providing views to the surrounding forest with bathrooms on a shared basis. The main dining and lounge area is a great spot to meet with researchers, biologists and ecologists and learn about the conservation research that takes place here.

Within the 700,000 hectare uninhabited nucleus of the reserve, sightings of monkeys, macaws and other large species become more frequent. Jaguars are sometimes seen near the river bank! Tambopata Research Center is an excellent headquarters for in depth explorations of Amazonian nature and wildlife. The TRC’s isolated location, inside an uninhabited area of the Tambopata National Reserve and next to the Bahajua-Sonene National Park, means that the rainforest ecosystem around it remains pristine, while the populations of wild animals are all at carrying capacity.

Tambopata Research Centre offers an immersive and educational stay in the Amazon with wonderful wildlife sightings. 

Why we like it

  • An immersive Amazon experience
  • Largest macaw clay-lick
  • Meet with researchers
  • Excellent wildlife sightings
  • Social & friendly 
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