This most remote of all the Peruvian Amazon lodges is ideal for those seeking an unrivalled wildlife experience in the company of like-minded explorers. Tambopata Research Centre is famous for its proximity to the world’s largest clay lick, which attracts hundreds of scarlet macaws to feed.
Tambopata Research Centre - The Details
The facilities at Tambopata Research Centre are adequate, yet luxury is not what this lodge is about. There are 18 bedrooms, all comfortable. There is an added perk of a distinct lack of mosquitoes around the lodge which allows for big, airy windows. Bathrooms are shared - not to everyone's ideal taste - but Tambopata makes up for this with its spectacular location.
Being immersed in this remote situation you are likely to spot many rare and beautiful animals. If you are lucky, you may spot a jaguar, a prize that we feel to be worth the lack of luxury for a raw and fully wild experience.
The food is substance rather than gourmet. Think fresh fruits, fish, vegetables and strong coffee. Meals are served to all the guests in a buffet style. A trip to this lodge feels like a cross between a holiday and an expedition to a remote location. The resident scientists give evenings talks about their fascinating research to anyone that wants to listen.
Tambopata Research Centre - Our opinion
For real avid nature lover's looking for 4 or 5 days in one of the continent's more remote and biodiverse regions. Tambopata Research Centre is the best option. It is simple, but the experience is unforgettable.