Tambopata Research Centre

Amazon Basin Peru


  • Tambopata, Southern Amazon Basin
  • Amazon Lodge
  • Full Board and daily activities included

Tambopata Research Centre (TRC) is an eco-lodge and research centre and is one of the most remote lodges in South America. It is also home to one of the largest known macaw clay licks in the Amazon which is just a few hundred meters away from the main lodge. Because of its remote location in an uninhabited wilderness the centre is an excellent base from which to explore the Ecuadorian Amazonian with its abundance of wildlife.

In the main building there is dining room and bar, a reception lounge with souvenir shop, and an interpretation center. The 18 rooms are connected to main lodge via a raised  boardwalk and all feature private bathrooms with hot water and windowless verandahs allowing guests to enjoy the unique ecosystem on their doorstep. Each bed is equipped with its own mosquito net and kerosene lamps and candles are provided for lighting. There are 8 shared bathrooms.

Note: The bedrooms are separated from one another by light cane fencing, with drapes instead of doors and as a result, they are private but not soundproof.

The principle activity at the Tambopata Research Center is visiting raucous and colorful macaw clay lick, which inspired a National Geographic cover story. However, in addition to this there is also a small viewing tower and additional activities include standup paddle boarding, kayaking, canopy climbing, and hikes deep in to the uninhabited heart of the rainforest.