Tambopata Research Centre - Five Day Package


Tambopata Research Centre is the most remote lodge in the Amazon. There are no humans nearby so sightings of monkeys, macaws and other large species become more frequent. Jaguars are sometimes seen near the river bank! Tambopata Research Centre is an excellent headquarters for in depth explorations of Amazonian nature and wildlife because of its remote location in uninhabited wilderness housing stable populations of endangered wildlife, the small scale of its infrastructure and operations and the presence of researchers and naturalist guides.


Highlights include:

Two Macaw Clay Licks – A trip to the Tambopata Research Centre includes a visit to the two most important clay licks in the region: Colorado and Chuncho. Visit these special portions of river bank while macaws and parrots make a raucous and colourful spectacle which inspired a National Geographic cover story.
Jaguar Sighting – The four and half hour boat ride from Refugio Amazonas to Tambopata Research Centre is your best chance for a jaguar sighting. 
5 Distinct Pristine Habitats – Close and easy hikes to bamboo, flood plain, terra firma, palm and riverine rainforest habitats.
Herds of White Lipped Peccaries – Tambopata Research Centre's location inside a huge and pristine rainforest means peccaries roam at carrying capacity. Herds of one hundred or more individuals visit the lodge garden frequently to gather nuts from its palm trees.
Macaw Research and Conservation – Much ground breaking macaw conservation research has been carried out from the Centre and you are likely to have the chance during your stay to talk with macaw biologists, ecologists and other experts staying at the Research Centre while they do fieldwork.
Canopy Tower – During your stopover at Refugio Amazonas you will be able to climb the 30 metre scaffolding tower for expansive views of the rainforest and sightings of colourful toucans and parrots against a green backdrop.

5 Days


Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Standard


All meals
All tours, activity services and guides
Transfer from and to the airport of Puerto Maldonado
All river transportation

Services that are NOT included in the price:

International or domestic airfares
Airport departure taxes or visa fees
Excess baggage charges
Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
Alcoholic beverages or bottled water
Insurance of any kind
Phone calls or other items of personal nature.

Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

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Season and availability


Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.

4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.

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Accommodation & Pricing

Standard PETSTR5-STD AUD 1779

The below hotels are our preferred options for the respective tour standards mentioned above. Hotels can easily be changed at the customers request. We also note that in some cases our preferred hotels may be unavailable and in those circumstances we may need to provide an alternative hotel of a similar standard.

 Tambopata Research Centre - Puerto Maldonado
Superior FB Room
The Tambopata Research Centre is a comfortable 18 bedroom lodge situated by one of the world's largest Macaw Claylicks on the uninhabited frontier of the Tambopata National Reserve and the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. It is unrivalled in its access to pristine Amazonian forests, having no neighbours, and due to its distance from human populations requires a stopover in Refugio Amazonas. Please note that all rooms in Tambopata Research Centre have an exposed wall facing the jungle, for that true jungle experience

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