The popularity of ecotourism and ecoadventure activities is on the rise, as travelers look for green alternatives and more contact with nature. Eco-lodges are becoming a favorite destination for travelers looking for ecotourism options. For travelers who want adventure, simplicity and harmony with nature, few travel destinations can compare with an eco-lodge stay in the Peruvian Amazon.
But what is an eco-lodge? An eco-lodge should be entirely nature-based and have a low environmental impact. Its business structure should be sustainable over time and designed to help protect sensitive neighboring areas. It should also benefit local communities, through new employment or economic opportunities.
And, importantly, it should offer tourists an interpretive and interactive participatory experience, by providing opportunities to commune with nature, as well as with local cultural practices. An eco-lodge should be planned, designed, constructed and operated in an environmentally and socially sensitive manner. Any truly authentic eco-lodge must encompass the core principles of all ecotourism initiatives: Nature should be protected and preserved; outreach programs should contribute to environmental education; the local community should benefit; and interpretive programs should be offered for both ecotourism activities and the educating of employees concerning the surrounding natural and cultural environment.
At Tambopata Ecolodge, we have been following and applying the core principles of ecotourism since 1991. For us, our reason for existing is to conserve the areas of forest for which we are responsible, and to help protect the natural world by introducing travelers to the wonders of the Amazon basin, and guiding our neighbors towards increased environmental awareness and better environmental practices.
Tambopata Ecolodge is situated in a natural paradise, deep in the Amazon forests of Peru and far from human settlements. We understand the importance of protecting our jungle home, and we have implemented a model of eco-friendly architecture and sustainable living. When not out on rivers, lakes and forest trails, enjoying rainforest excursions with one of our naturalist guides, or wild camping deep in the forest in order to get even closer to nature, our guests can enjoy comfort and good food and relax in our comfortable eco-lodge facilities. They can listen to the sounds of the surrounding tropical forest without even leaving their rooms, or enjoy our tropical gardens while looking out for the troops of monkeys that often roam the treetops above our buildings.
At Tambopata Ecolodge, we invite our guests to come and disconnect from their daily lives and to connect with nature. Come and join us in our jungle home!