Did you ever imagine that you could go to a place where saving nature is not just an abstraction? Where you sense that presence of what “you” really means?
Deep in the Amazon rainforest of Peru there is one such place that brings you face to face with all life, and what it means to be a part of it. Just watch this video.
If traveling here interests you, here are some things you need to know.
There are now quite a few ecolodges in the Tambopata, Puerto Maldonado region. But there are none as remote as the location where this video was made and there are none that have the same focus and dedication to science.
In other words, you can go and have high quality rainforest experiences with the other lodges but you will not have the same experience as if you take the time and effort to reach further up the river into the unsettled areas.
There are many tour companies that will sell excursions to the closer-in ecolodges. Only a few that will take you that step beyond (about 3 hours longer up the river) where the world’s largest scarlet macaw clay lick and the real untouched Amazon rainforest exist.
Once you have paid to come to Peru and the Amazon, it is really not that much more to make this journey, but sadly it does not fit as nicely into most preset tours of Peru. Furthermore, no one advertises which lodges they use. But, that’s OK.
I have been friends with the owners of the the Tambopata Research centre for many years and I can definitely help you if you want to take the small step beyond an extraordinary experience and into the realm of truly, once in a lifetime experiences.
Unless you are really just focused on the rainforest, it makes sense to visit the other areas like Machu Picchu, Titicaca, Colca, Arequipa on the same trip. There are a few suggested itineraries elsewhere on this site and of course many others too.
If you think you’d like to come here there is a lot to know before you decide and I am happy to help you, without any pressure to sell you a trip. Just contact me on the red contact tab to the left or the pop up box by email or phone 778 383 6369 or 888 543 6450. I am happy to chat with you about traveling here.
Check out the rates to visit the Tambopata Research Centre here.