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Have a five-day rainforest adventure! Explore the jungle flora and fauna and stay in a beautiful eco lodge situated in the Tambopata Reserve. Go mountain biking, kayaking and experience the amazing sight of Macaws gathering at a clay lick.
The Tambopata Reserve is part of the Tambopata-Candamo Reserve, an area of over a million hectares of tropical forest in South-Eastern Peru. It is home to more than a hundred species of mammals and 1300 species of butterflies, as well as an astounding 590 bird species -more than are found in the whole of the USA. Refugio Amazonas is situated in the reserve’s buffer zone, in a 200-hectare private reserve, and is devoted to establishing economic relationships and fostering communication with the local community, in order to limit the exploitation of natural resources in the surrounding area.
On this adventure you’ll alternate comfortable nights in the lodge with days filled with amazing experiences. On your first night you’ll search for caiman using flashlights on the riverbank. You’ll witness the whole process of harvesting Brazil nuts from beginning to end- the Brazil Nut Tree requires an intact forest ecosystem in order to produce nuts, so this is a sustainable economic resource that by nature also helps to preserve the pristine forest. You’ll visit clay licks frequented by macaws and parrots, which gather each morning to get the valuable minerals and in doing so produce a mesmerising natural spectacle. You’ll climb into the canopy using rope ascenders and a viewing tower for a better look at this important habitat, and take a night hike to discover the amazing sounds of the nocturnal animals’ world.
This trip is for visitors to the rainforest who want to combine education and exploration. The lodge is actively involved with helping to preserve the forest ecosystem through educating and providing alternative economic opportunities for the local people. This is perhaps the closest you can get to luxury in a place with no electricity. Refugio Amazonas is comfortable, beautifully built and in harmony with the surroundings.
Be aware that in the rainforest there are insects, wild animals and changeable weather patterns. Make sure you are vaccinated against any jungle diseases and that you are medically prepared for your trip - antimalarials are normally advised. Remember you will need waterproof clothing and good footwear. This trip is for people who respect the rainforest and will behave accordingly (leaving no rubbish, adhering to trails and listening to the safety advice of your guides).