The Tambopata research center, the most remote in South America, located in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, is the perfect destination for nature lovers looking to immerse themselves in untouched wildlife.
If you’re a nature lover looking for a real experience with nature and wildlife, the Tambopata Research Center is the place for you. The research center has a lodge within the Tambopata National Reserve, in the province of Madre de Dios Department, accessed from the city of Puerto Maldonado, Peru. Its aim is to protect and conserve the local fauna and flora and it is frequented by researchers, students and nature lovers. It has a total area of around 274,000 hectares.
The Tambopata Research Center was established even before the Tambopata National Park was created, which is why it is the only research center set up within the reserve. It has 24 rooms built on the basis of local architecture and can accommodate tourists and researchers. Some rooms have open walls with free access to the forest, allowing visitors to get closer to nature.
Despite being located inside the forest and in an extremely remote and uninhabited area, the Tambopata Research Center has electricity, internet and hot water 24 hours a day, as well as a kitchen with a varied menu, mixing native, Peruvian and international cuisine.
Considered a natural and unspoiled habitat with the greatest biodiversity in the world, it’s easy to understand the variety of animals and species of vegetation you can see when you visit the park. The Tambopata Research Center is the most remote and isolated lodge in the Peruvian rainforest. The reserve is practically made up of Amazon rainforest, bamboo forest, swamps and lakes. Only native communities that have inhabited the region since ancient times live near the lodge.
For this reason, and with the protection the region receives, wildlife lives freely and is easily observed. Capybaras, parrots, macaws, caimans, jaguars, magpies, insects and other species are part of the fauna that fills the eyes of tourists and visitors to the site. A refuge for those seeking a return to their origins and a true paradise for animal and plant life.
With the guidance of authorized guides, it is possible to go hiking on trails and footbridges, sail on the Tambopata River, discover animals and plants, listen to the sound of birds and watch the sunset in the middle of the forest, undoubtedly an unforgettable and rewarding trip.
Tambopata National Park is also home to hundreds of macaws, parrots and parakeets. They can easily be observed going about their daily routine as they gather on a clay wall, providing a beautiful scene that attracts the attention of visitors who, with their cameras and smartphones, record every detail of what they see.
Exuberant and untouched wildlife, research, protection and leisure, all in a place that combines nature in its original form with the luxury and comfort ideal for those seeking an experience in the middle of the forest. An itinerary you won’t want to leave out of your travels.