As the name implies, this jungle lodge actually started as a research station for scientists studying macaws in the Amazon. It’s still a base for important research and conservation work, but now opens its doors to visitors, offering one of the most immersive and authentic Amazon experiences available. That’s why Tambopata Research Center is a top Amazon lodge recommendation from Good Life Expeditions.
Tambopata Research Center
TRC is one of the most remote lodges in all of the Amazon, and the only one that’s actually within Peru’s Tambopata National Reserve. To visit TRC, guests first spend the night at sister property Refugio Amazonas, breaking up the journey up river.
Arriving at the lodge, you’ll be impressed by the service and comfort deep in the jungle. The beautiful wooden structure blends effortlessly with its surroundings. Rooms are accessible via raised footpaths, about 5 minutes away from the main lodge buildings. All rooms are completely open to the jungle canopy blurring the boundary between rainforest and room. Comfortable beds are topped with mosquito nets, and rooms feature wardrobes, hammocks, and en-suite bathrooms with eco-friendly toiletries and warm-water showers. The impressive Amazon suites have their own private terraces with sun loungers and a plunge bathtub.
Communal areas of the lodge offer comfortable lounge seating, and hammocks to relax in, perhaps with a cocktail from the bar, although you’ll spend most of your time exploring the Amazon on excursions with the expert guides. These range from hikes through the rainforest, canoe trips, visiting nearby macaw and mammal clay licks, and night walks in search of creepy crawlies.
Enjoy three hearty meals a day, with simple but tasty Peruvian and international cuisine, served buffet style at large communal tables. After dinner, there are often lectures from scientists in residence – a great opportunity to learn about their work and question them about the wildlife you’ve spotted that day.
Amazon Travel with Good Life Expeditions
Good Life Expeditions offers an unforgettable all-inclusive experience at Tambopata Research Center, for an authentic and memorable trip to the Amazon. Let our expert travel team take care of all the arrangements – contact us today.