Peru Accommodation,
Amazon Basin

Tambopata Research Centre


This 24 bed-room lodge is just 500 metres from the world’s largest known macaw clay lick. It was built combining traditional native architecture and materials (wood, palm fronds, wild cane and clay) with modern, low-impact, eco-lodge technology.

It consists of four interconnected buildings which house the superior rooms (8), dining area, kitchen and service facilities, and an elevated walkway through the rainforest that connects the comfort rooms (8), suites (4) and deluxe rooms (4). All of the rooms are arranged with one open unscreened wall facing the forest. Bedrooms are ensuite and equipped with mosquito nets, bedside tables, in-room safe, and umbrellas. The deluxe rooms have a private deck with hammock, seating, outdoor shower and outdoor tub. Electricity is available three times a day, and WiFi (patchy) in the common areas.

A variety of shared guided activities are available including visiting the macaw clay lick, wildlife watching on an extensive trail network, night walks, and sunset boat trip on the Tambopata River.

Tambopata Research Centre is also home to the Tambopata Macaw Project, a long-term study of the natural history, conservation and management of large macaws and parrots. When scientists are in residence, evening lectures are given on the biology of macaws and the Project.

A visit to the Tambopata Research Centre is usually combined with a stay at Refugio Amazonas and because of the distance travelled at least a three-, though preferably four-night stay is recommended at the Research Centre.


Four interconnected buildings which house the superior rooms, dining area, bar, kitchen and reception area. Elevated walkway to two buildings housing the comfort rooms, suites and deluxe rooms. Electricity provided by generator three times a day. WiFi available in the common areas.

Local Wildlife

One of the highlights is the world's largest known macaw and parrot clay lick visited by dozens of red-and-green, blue-and-yellow and scarlet macaws plus hundreds of parrots and parakeets (most active between August and October); 7 species of primates including the black spider monkey; large herds of peccaries are often in the vicinity of the lodge. There is a wealth of Amazonian fauna and flora.

John Melton

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Peru tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

This [Tambopata] was a wonderful location. The food was outstanding in quality especially, and there was also plenty of it. There was lovely warm water in the communal showers. Overall, we found this to be a very welcoming lodge and appreciated the rustic quality which still met with guests' needs.

Mr I and Dr G - Mercer Island