There are a huge number of ecotourism-related activities that are possible when visiting an Amazon lodge in Peru like the Tambopata Research Center (TRC). The beautiful, primary rainforests that surround the lodge are some of the most untouched, wild, and remote forests that you will ever experience. The wild nature and incredible biodiversity at TRC is revealed during guided hikes through the jungle that commonly result in encounters with Brown Capuchins, Squirrel Monkeys, Spider Monkeys, agoutis, and other rainforest animals.
In addition to rainforest hikes, a visit to a small oxbow lake, after-dinner lectures by scientists working in the jungle, and experiencing the incredible display of macaws, parrots, and parakeets at the clay lick ensures that guests of TRC experience an exciting, fulfilling Amazon jungle tour. However, no matter how many hikes or boat rides you take during the day, make sure to save some energy for a rainforest night walk.
The dark of the night is when much of the jungle comes to life and in such a wild, untouched place as TRC, just about anything seems possible on Amazon tours to this incredible destination! With headlamps in place and flashlights in hand, your guide will take you on trails that penetrate the heart of the Peruvian rainforest. Even if you walked the same trail during the light of the day, itís going to look completely different in the dark of the jungle night. You will get the chance to see dozens of incredibly exquisite and strange insects, frogs that call from the vegetation, and you might even be lucky enough to see a snake. Red eyeshine caught in the beam of your headlamp could turn into Kinkajous or Night Monkeys moving through the canopy of the forest, or if near the ground, they could reveal the presence of an Amazonian Tapir, Brocket Deer, or other jungle animal.