Macaw clay lick

One of the most spectacular sights in the Amazon is just a fascinating three-hour boat ride from the Ecolodge. Here hundreds of parrots and macaws from at least 10 species come together every day from throughout the surrounding forest to feed, creating a spectacle of color and sound like no other in the natural world.  Biologists have found that some macaws fly over 100 kilometers to feed on the mineral deposits that neutralize the toxins in the nuts and fruits essential to their diet. (Read more about avian clay licks here). 

NOTE: Additional days at the macaw clay lick are available for those wishing to spend more time at this unique location.


Forest trails

Frequently seen fauna on the trails of the Tambopata National Reserve close to the Ecolodge includes saddle-back tamarinds, brown capuchins, agoutis, blue-morpho butterflies, trogons, toucans and many other bird species. We will also venture into the forest at night, in search of nocturnal rainforest species.


Lake Condenado

A fascinating forest trail leads to Lake Condenado, which we can explore by canoe. Swathed in rich tropical vegetation, forest wetlands are the best places for bird watching and the observation of other aquatic and terrestrial fauna.


Nocturnal fauna

From the Ecolodge, in the evenings we can explore part of our 25 kilometer trail system and the Tambopata River in search of caiman and the other nocturnal rainforest species that fill the night air with their sounds.


Lake Sachavacayoc

Hiking deep into the forest we will visit the wetland system around Lake Sachavacayoc. The forests around this beautiful lake teem with birdlife, and the waters are home to black caiman and giant river otters. Back at the Ecolodge in the afternoon, you will have plenty of time to relax in a hammock or explore our clearly marked trail system independently.


Mammal and bird clay lick

Surrounded by typical rainforest flora, this clay lick is visited by parakeets, monkeys, deer, tapir and peccaries, and the colors and sounds of different species of parrots and macaws make this an especially dramatic spectacle.


Ecolodge and nearby attractions

In their free time, guests can choose from a number of options, including:

  • Exploring the trails around the Ecolodge.
  • Visiting a nearby smallholding to learn about how the forest can be exploited sustainably.
  • Swimming in the clear waters of a stream that flows through the forest close to the Ecolodge.
  • Relaxing and enjoying the facilities of the Ecolodge, including:
    • The excellent restaurant service
    • Our well-stocked bar
    • The small site museum and ecology library
    • Slideshow and conference room



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What your rainforest visit means

In Peru it is tourism that has made it possible to create national reserves and save the forests of the Amazon basin from destruction. By working to encourage travelers to visit the rainforest, we are ensuring it will be around for future generations to appreciate. Pioneering projects like Tambopata Ecolodge, which was established in 1991, provide the model that teaches local people the importance of conserving our natural heritage, by showing them that forests are worth more to us all when they are left to flourish, instead of being exploited.

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