The lodge compound and buildings are lit at
night with flame lanterns and candles. We
are at present experimenting with the use of
solar energy. The solar panels in place are
used to supply power for radio communication
with Puerto Maldonado and Cusco, as well as
illuminate the kitchen work area.
We have some buildings with solar energy to
provide lighting and we are in the process
of introducing solar energy to all rooms.
Tap water in the rooms comes from the clear
Gallocunca stream found towards the rear of
the lodge. The water is chlorinated and fit
for showers, and bathing, though we
recommend you drink the purified water
supplied in pitchers. The pitcher can be
refilled from the drinking water container
situated in the dining room.
Naked flame lamps line the pathways around
the lodge to help illuminate the way.
However we still recommend you carry a
flashlight with you at all times after dark.
Swimming is recommended in the Gallocunca
stream. A pathway down to the stream can be
found towards the rear of the cabins
clearing. The lakes are also good places to
swim, take bathing costumes with you on your
morning walks to the lake(s).
The lodge maintains several trails on both
sides of the river totaling approximately 25
km. Most are circular trails beginning and
ending at the lodge, which are well marked
and the guests are welcome to explore them
during their leisure time. The trails on the
other side of the Tambopata River can only
be reached by boat.
A selection of rain forest literature and
magazines is available for your reading at
the lodge throughout your stay. These
include guide books to the mammals, birds,
and plants of the area. Selection of novels,
which can be freely swapped, are also
Games available at the lodge are; Chess,
Backgammon, Playing cards. Games are
restricted to the bar only.