For us at Tambopata Ecolodge, the term “eco-friendly” is not a marketing slogan to attract visitors. We are officially certified as an eco-lodge by the Peruvian government and acknowledged as a genuinely responsible ecotourism company. We are fully committed to the conservation of tropical rainforests that exist because we exist, and this means that visitors who come to stay with us are contributing to the conservation of endangered species and threatened ecosystems.
Our ecotourism lodge is located adjacent to Tambopata National Reserve, around 68 kilometers from the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado, in southeastern Peru. Established in 1991, we fulfill the criteria of the 1999 International Eco-Lodge Guidelines. As those guidelines stipulate, we are located in a protected natural area, within our own Private Conservation Area and bordering Tambopata National Reserve. In our infrastructure, we have employed environmentally harmonious building techniques and renewable energy technology in the form of solar panels. And as part of our conservation-based ecotourism services, we employ nature interpretation guides who have received excellent training, and possess unrivaled local knowledge of the rainforests we help to protect.
In addition to ensuring that our guests have a wonderful Amazon vacation, immersed in nature, we encourage travelers of all ages to learn more about the rainforest, by listening to their guides, and attending their presentations on aspects of tropical fauna and flora.
At the same time, we contribute to the local economy, while working to show how ecotourism is a more sustainable way to earn income from the Amazon basin in the long term than modifying or destroying habitats in the pursuit of short-term gain.
At Tambopata Ecolodge, we live and work in the heart of nature. The unspoiled natural wonders of which we are the custodians offer travelers the opportunity to truly connect with the surrounding wilderness. With our strong focus on environmental education, and by following and disseminating eco-friendly practices and standards, we abide by all the criteria laid out by those guidelines published in 1999, eight years after we began our own ecotourism initiative.
Our goal is to protect our local natural heritage, but also to raise awareness, through immersion in nature, of the importance of preserving the flora and fauna of all the world’s natural areas. Our ambition is to demonstrate through example that it is possible to live and work in a wilderness territory without altering its delicate balance, while establishing initiatives to ensure that tourism activity can bring a positive impact. For those travelers looking to sleep, eat and tour green, we offer an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Amazon basin!