Fodor's Expert Review Tambopata Research Center

Tambopata River, 7 hrs by bus and boat south of Puerto Maldonado, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru Fodor's Choice

In the heart of the Tambopata National Reserve, this remote, rustic lodge is one of the best places in Peru to experience the wildlife and diversity of the Amazon rain forest. You can expect to see dozens of bird species, several kinds of monkeys peccaries (wild pigs) and, if lucky, a jaguar. Rooms are small, open on one end, with mosquito nets over beds; a separate building connected by an elevated walkway has toilets and hot-water showers. Kerosene lanterns light rooms, but common spaces have electricity at night. Buffet meals are served in an open-air restaurant. Due to the distance, stays here are combined with overnights at the Refugio Amazonas on four- or five-night tours.

PROS

  • abundant wildlife
  • excellent guides
  • sustainable tourism

CONS

  • long boat rides
  • no screens
  • little privacy

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Green
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 877-231–9251-in U.S. | 01-719–6422-in Peru

HOTEL DETAILS

24 rooms with shared bath
Rate Includes: All meals

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