Tambopata Eco Lodge is a great lodge set in the beauty of the Amazon jungle. We were met at the airport by our guide, Jose, and after meeting the rest of our group at Puerto Maldonado, we set off for our journey to the lodge and the Amazon jungle. Jose is a great guide, very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the area, and very personable with a great sense of humor. I learned a lot about the plants and the ways in which the locals use them. Jose and the other guides have eyes like hawks, being able to spot animals, even during the evening walk and evening boat ride, that I would never have imagined were there. Our group was lucky enough to even see monkeys during one of the walks. But the real appeal of being in the lodge was being able to experience the tropical rainforest, seeing plants and animals I had never seen before, hearing the animals that I was not able to see while relaxing in the bungalow. The food here is simply amazing, my favorite in Peru. And lots of food. You will not be hungry. You eat your meals with your guide and group members, hearing stories about the Amazon and the adventures of your fellow travelers, which I really enjoyed. Our bungalow is divided into two sections, so if you have noisy neighbors, you will be able to hear them. The guests who travel here seem to be respectful of the environment and the noise not was a problem during our stay, but it may be a good idea to bring earplugs just in case. As there is no electricity in the rooms, you may want to bringing a flashlight and extra batteries to supplement the candles that are provided in the room. The flashlights are very useful, too, during the night walk. There is a long staircase from the river to the lodge.
We traveled to Tambopata Eco Lodge at the end of May and the weather was very nice. Not too hot or humid, and there was little rain while we were there. I really enjoyed my stay here and would love to come back for a longer visit as I was only there for two nights. Visiting the clay licks is high on my list of places I would like to see. I definitely recommend staying here.
- Also Known As:
- Tambopata Eco Hotel Tambopata National Reserve
- Tambopata Ecolodge Peru/Tambopata National Reserve