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Tambopata Research Centre

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Remote and extraordinary lodge, far from signs of civilisation, with access to pristine rainforest and the world's largest macaw clay lick.

The exuberant Tambopata National Reserve hosts a variety of tropical habitats, including lowland Amazon rainforest, riverine forest and oxbow lakes. The Tambopata Research Centre is happily permitted to sit within the Reserve because it was established before the area received protected status. A stay here is therefore a real privilege, and the wildlife spotting opportunities are among the best in Amazonia. The lodge is just a short boat ride from the world's largest macaw clay lick, visited by up to six species of parrot and throngs of parakeets, which feed on the mineral rich soil, creating an agitated spectacle of colour and sound.

The attractive lodge is made entirely from locally-sourced natural materials, with highly polished wooden flooring, and pitched thatched roofs. It’s a cosy place, with an intimate and friendly atmosphere. The buildings and guest rooms are certainly rustic in style, but modernised: there's a spacious feel with beneath the lofty ceilings. Furnishings and earthy-hued fabrics are pleasing, especially the bathrooms, with hot water showers.

All the guest rooms and suites are completely exposed to the natural jungle environment on one side to maximise the magical experience of proximity to the tropical rainforest. You'll be invited to eat your nutritious home-cooked meals alongside the guides, giving you a chance to review the day's activities and plan the next. If you'd like to explore a special interest or simply prefer a more exclusive experience, private guides are available. Following hours of jungle discovery you'll be ready to enjoy relaxing at the lodge; lounge in an inviting hammock, or book in for a unique and soothing jungle-style massage.

What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

"Loved this place but anyone contemplating staying here must be warned that there is no escape from the intense heat and humidity."

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Ben Line - Travel Consultant

Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.

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    Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Consultant

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made team.

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    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our Sales team.

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    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.

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