Tambopata Research Centre
The Most Remote Ecolodge in South America

Travel by boat several hours up the Tambopata River to reach the remote Tambopata Research Center jungle lodge, leaving the final traces of human habitation behind.Within the 700,000 hectare uninhabited nucleus of the reserve, sightings of monkeys, macaws and other large species become more frequent. Jaguars are sometimes seen near the river bank!

As seen in National Geographic magazine, the Tambopata Research Center (TRC) is one of the most remote rainforest lodges in South America, offering adventurous travelers an outstanding chance to engage with the natural wonders of the Amazon.It is a comfortable 18 bedroom lodge which was built more than twenty years ago (and rebuilt only 5 years ago) with the object of lodging tourists and researchers alike and of protecting the adjacent macaw clay lick.


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, Tambopata Research Center is an excellent headquarters for in depth explorations of Amazonian nature and wildlife.The TRC’s isolated location, inside an uninhabited area of the Tambopata National Reserve and next to the Bahajua-Sonene National Park, means that the rainforest ecosystem around it remains pristine, while the populations of wild animals are all at carrying capacity.

Much groundbreaking macaw conservation research has been carried out from the TRC and you will likely have the chance during your stay to talk with macaw biologists, ecologists and other experts staying at the TRC while they do fieldwork

TRC Wildlife Species you have a strong chance of spotting during your stay include:

  • Macaws - The largest known macaw clay-lick in the Amazon is 500 yards from the lodge.
  • Dusky titi monkeys
  • Squirrel monkeys
  • Brown capuchin monkeys
  • Howler monkeys
  • Spider monkeys
  • Capybara
  • Caiman
  • Agouti
  • White lipped peccary
  • Although very difficult to see, jaguars, tapirs and harpy eagle are also occasionally glimpsed by guests
  • You can even photograph a recently discovered species of decoy spider.