To get to this lodge, we had to ride on a bumpy/dirt road where you can see some road construction was still going on (2 years+ according to Jose). Then there is about a 2 hr boat ride...which was actually refreshing. Jose found a spider and took a photo for us. He took really good care of us and he and his fellow guide (never found out how to spell his name - Hiemen(?)) were very solicitous. I am not into hiking really or boats but they made it fun and informative. Bring flashlights if you are afraid of the dark. They provide candles, but only electricity in main dining and lounge so if you can't really stand the dark - you will need one if only to make your way to the bathroom. Also you share cabins (split into 2 suites) so bring earplugs if you get noisier neighbors. Food was really good. Coffee was great though I had it on the last day. We didn't see as many animals but Jose was realistic - as the time we went is not the best time to see all the animals anyway. I was actually quite glad not to see snakes and what-not. We saw vultures, monkeys (so cute), capybahrs which were so cute too and raccoon like ringtale cooti (?) and some other cute furry things in addition to big tarantulas. Tato always greeted us with hola (He's a rescued Scarlet macaw) and there was a blue/yellow one hanging around as well as a green yellow one who laughed all the time. Lucy and staff were sweet and great and Jose was our #1 guide. He took pictures for me because I was not feeling that well and was taking a vacation from my vacation. He was very knowledgeable about plants and insects and animals there. We even got to the 'farm' where we got to taste fresh produce and sugar canes/bananas. I probably wouldn't mind going back...but with extra strength bug-repellant. Jose was not the best artist so I don't think I'd ever let him paint with the purple plant like he did my friend and fellow travelers even if it was insect repellant.
- Also Known As:
- Tambopata Eco Hotel Tambopata National Reserve
- Tambopata Ecolodge Peru/Tambopata National Reserve