At Tambopata Ecolodge we continue to look to the future with optimism. We understand the difficulties being experienced across the world, while remaining secure in the knowledge that our industry will be reactivated in due course, and that travelers will return to experience our remote, unspoiled corner of the Peruvian Amazon, as they have for the past three decades. Meanwhile, we are working to ensure that the new ecotourism sector that emerges from this global crisis will be more appreciative and protective than ever before of our fragile shared natural heritage.
In Peru, we have begun what the government has called Phase 3 of our nation’s economic reactivation process. In mid-July domestic overland and air travel was resumed, and in recent weeks the government has drafted and approved travel protocols and guidelines for the Peruvian tourism sector. At Tambopata Ecolodge, we have been working to incorporate those new measures into our own traveler’s health protocol, now published on our website, and which we will be updating regularly as the situation evolves within our nation’s borders. And as a company we will continue to adopt the recommendations provided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council) and the WHO (World Health Organization) for the wellbeing of both our team and our guests.
While the Peruvian government has indicated that the country’s international borders may not reopen until the end of 2020, within the Peruvian travel industry we remain optimistic that international restrictions will be lifted sooner, once the infection rate has begun to fall, particularly in Lima, where half of Peru’s Covid-19 cases have been reported.
Through the development of our own health protocol, at Tambopata Ecolodge we have already begun to prepare to welcome visitors. But because the health and wellbeing of our guests and staff are our priority, currently we are contemplating a gradual resumption of our ecotourism operations, as we prioritize individual human health.
As a company, while we continue to work from home we have been reevaluating our itineraries and operations, making sure we will be ready for the “new normal” and to welcome travelers from all over the world to Peru’s Amazon basin once more, just as we have been doing for the past three decades.
Meanwhile, we remain committed to continuing our own conservation work in Peru’s Amazon basin. In this way, we continue to contribute to the long term future of sustainable tourism in Peru that respects the natural world and the incomparable natural heritage embodied by our own beautiful corner of Peru’s tropical forests.
The Tambopata Ecolodge Team