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The Tambopata River Wilderness

In southeastern Peru lies the Tambopata/Madre del Dios river system(s). This is an outstanding and pristine area of uninhabited rainforest wildnerness, home to millions of macaws and parrots, as well as many other rare jungle animals. A visit to the Tambopata is the eco trip of a lifetime.

Tambopata Taxi Service

The major, and really ONLY, public transportation in the Tambopata River region are motorized canoes, which make runs up and down the river. They carry travellers and supplies for the lodges, research stations and farmers who live along this beautiful and unspoiled river.

Your Tambopata Rainforest Home

The Tambopata Research Center, known of as the TRC, is a small bamboo hostelry deep in the Tambopata rainforest. There are a total of 13 rooms, and they share 4 showers and bathrooms.

If you've ever wanted to star in "Gilligan's Island", but didn't want to hang around long enough for re-runs, THIS is the place to visit.

Yes, your eyes do not deceive you.....one side of each room is completely open to the jungle. The only animal visitor we had during a total of 5 nights' visit was a bat.

For more information, contact Rainforest Expeditions at www.perunature.com. Ask for Luis Zapatur.

  • Last visit to Tambopata: Jul 2001
  • Intro Updated Mar 25, 2003
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  • monica71's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2009 at 6:44 AM

    great photos and information! we have been talking for a while now about going to Peru and visiting Cusco and Machu Picchu. now we have to include a trip to Tambopata in our plans too since it is a short flight from Cusco

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2005 at 3:53 AM

    Great photos in your travelogue and tips. Those Kapok trees really do look huge.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2005 at 11:23 AM

    Great pics!

  • Designerartgirl's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2005 at 7:13 AM

    wow, those macaws look fantastic.. you and your family'd pictures have made me want to go there... discover a whole new range of wildlife....

  • pink63's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2005 at 11:13 PM

    Great page, great pics, great experience. It looks like Paradise. Hope to go there one day.

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2004 at 4:41 PM

    Sounds like an unbelievable place. Pure and wonderful. Will you post pics of other parts of Peru? I'm interested in the average person's living conditions.

  • evona's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2004 at 2:44 PM

    Superb page. The fauna and flora there is really great :)

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2004 at 11:39 AM

    WOW! I'm so glad I saw your page before my eventual trip to Peru! Outstanding information, & fantastic pictures!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2004 at 2:35 AM

    A really first-rate page on this exotic destination! As you say, the chance for an eco-trip of a lifetime! Great photos and tips on your experiences there!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2004 at 4:52 AM

    100% perfection! Excellent intro, both photos and text. Great tips: interesting, educational, helpful. The best: the travelogue. "Lungs of the plant" is a wonderful metaphor.

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