We spent our last week of Peru in Tambopata RC with one night stop to the Refugio Amazonas. These lodges share some architectural elements and their rooms are very similar. My wife and my 14year old daughter liked it very much. We walked a lot in the forests.
Two nights out of five we heard from our beds rain downpours but during the days we were luckily - we did not use once the rain jackets. The boots provided by the lodges also proved to be a very good idea.
Our guide was Yuri, with great experience identifying the jungle sounds and then locating their source. We were able to see dozens of mammals, birds and insects. We did not see a jaguar but saw ocelot tracks. The birds density was quite shocking for us. Yuri provided context for a lot of amazonian activities. I believe he worked in the past with gold mining operations, Brazil nut collection and some local forms of agriculture before becoming a guide. His English was really good (he probably spends more time per year guiding tourists than with his family). I was also quite impressed with guides speaking German.
The most memorable moments were the night walks. I highly recommend this experience.More
- Breakfast included