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Collpa Colorado Right side of the Tambopata River, Tambopata National Reserve 084 Peru
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#1 of 27 Specialty lodging in Tambopata National Reserve
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The Tambopata Research Center (TRC) is a comfortable 24 bedroom lodge. Because of its remote location in the uninhabited wilderness, housing stable populations of endangered wildlife, the small scale of its infrastructure and operations and the presence of researchers and naturalist guides, Tambopata Research Center is an excellent headquarters for in-depth explorations of Amazonian nature and wildlife giving you the opportunity of unique wildlife encounters such as 35% chances to see a jaguar, 67% chances to see a troop of spider monkeys and its paradise of scarlet macaws. It is the only one located in a half-hectare clearing in the middle of the uninhabited portion of the Tambopata National Reserve, less than a kilometer from the two world's largest and most diverse macaw clay lick. The Tambopata Research Center is now only 4.5 hours away from Puerto Maldonado taking 1 hour by bus plus 3.5 hours by boat. The experience includes all land and river transportation from /to Puerto Maldonado airport, a set of activities and excursions that you can choose from, all meals and accommodation.
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Free internet
Free breakfast
Free airport transportation
Full body massage
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Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Gift shop
Mosquito net
24-hour front desk
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Private balcony
Bottled water
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Collpa Colorado Right side of the Tambopata River, Tambopata National Reserve 084 Peru
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kirti-fiji wrote a review Mar 2020
Lima, Peru28 contributions2 helpful votes
From the arrival at the airport, there was a person waiting to collect the luggage and take to the main office to relax, refresh and take note and brief summary about whats to happen. Was assigned to a person who was the point of contact for any activity needed. Then a hour ride in bus followed by the boat ride with a stop at the malinowski control post (snacks and lunch was provided). (There was the presence of a security guard for protection as there was a robbery attempt some time ago and now this guard is part of the package). Arrival at the lodge was just perfect with refreshing drink and taken to the room which can only be experienced in person (i read about the absence of the 4th wall and saw pictures and videos but to experience it personally is so different). Meals are so great. The claylick tour, sunset tour and the night walk were just perfect. I recommend this lodge to anyone and everyone. I just wish i stayed for 3 nights instead of 2 nights.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
JorgePerez2020 wrote a review Mar 2020
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The whole trip to Madre de Dios and Tambopata Research Center is an extraordinary experience. TRC is a beautiful, comfortable and interesting place. It's ideal not just for a marvelous vacation, but also for an immersion in wilderness. It's a great opportunity to enjoy nature, and to understand why we shouldn't continue destroying our world.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Mehrzad G wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto2 contributions
Stayed for 4 nights and made full use of the tours, and the hammocks! Meals were tasty, bartender was great (thanks Louis!) And rooms were clean and had everything we needed. This place is amazing and little deals are well thought out. Guides are very knowledgeable. Researchers on site were a pleasure to speak with. Last a big thank you to Tonya, the manager, who really went above and beyond when I wasn't feel great from the travel meds. Everyone at TRC was fantastic and they went out of their way to make sure we had a great experience.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Hayden S wrote a review Feb 2020
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Just WOW. my friend and I had a fantastic time at Tambopata Research Center (during the rainy season!). This was our first experience in the jungle and their hospitality, food, facilities and wildlife was top notch. We did the 4D/3N experience, which was great but i would do 5D/4N in case you need to wait out a rainstorm during rainy season. I will be telling everyone about my great experience here and I can't wait to go back. Don't hesitate, book this trip. It will be worth it. The transportation to the lodge also isn't as difficult as it seems. Enjoy, & thank you Rainforest Expeditons! Special shoutout to Erik, our guide, for giving us an experience of a lifetime.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Smash T wrote a review Feb 2020
Chapel Hill, North Carolina1 contribution2 helpful votes
We just returned from a 7 night/6 day stay at Tambopata Research Center Lodge booked through Rainforest Expeditions. We were delighted by the whole visit to the very remote lodge in the heart of pristine primary rainforest jungle. TRC is an extraordinary inn and research center for travelers and scientists. The staff is very attentive and customer focused with Bryon, the Guest Service Manager, anticipating every need to make your stay comfortable. The staff under his direction worked very hard. The days were filled with constant activity in the jungle. Our guide, Angel, had a special sense of life in the jungle and could pick out animals by sound and sight that we would normally pass right by. He was adept at calling birds and monkeys to come closer to investigate our presence. We were even surprised to glimpse a juvenile jaguar that he miraculously spotted along side of the trail. The rooms were very comfortable and well appointed. One side of the room was open to the jungle and you could see wildlife up close. The raised walk from the main lodge and dining room was a treat of seeing squirrel or howler monkeys staring at you from the vines...colorful macaws were constantly flying overhead. If you think you’ve been there/done that, then this is for you. Make sure you book a room with a fan, wear clothes that cover your body to avoid the mosquitoes (the lodge will provide boots) and go to enjoy one of the very few unspoiled rainforests left on earth. We’ll return again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tambopata Research Center
What are some of the property amenities at Tambopata Research Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Tambopata Research Center?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Does Tambopata Research Center have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Tambopata Research Center offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tambopata Research Center?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.