Tambopata Research Center Activities

Macaw Clay Lick
On most clear mornings of the year dozens of large macaws and hundreds of parrots congregate on this large river bank in a raucous and colorful spectacle which inspired a National Geographic cover story. Discretely located hundred meters from the cliff, we will observe Green-winged, Scarlet and Blue-and-gold Macaws and several species of smaller parrots descend to ingest clay. Outings are at dawn when the lick is most active.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 0.01
Location: Refugio Amazonas/ Amazon Villa/ Tambopata Research Center
Time: Morning
Time required: 2-3 Hours
Macaw Clay Lick
Macaw Project Lecture
As a guest of TRC, you will get the chance to experience the incredible, unique display of macaws as they visit the clay lick and will learn all about the macaw project later on during after dinner lectures. These presentations are given by macaw project volunteers and researchers who study them at the clay lick, climb trees to monitor their nests, and take notes on their behavior in the rainforest.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 1
Location: Tambopata Research Center
Time: Night
Time required: 1 Hour
Macaw Project Lecture
Palm Forest Tower
The palm swamps provide key habitat for a variety of creatures including beautiful treefrogs and spectacular Red-bellied and Blue and Gold Macaws. These big, beautiful, long-tailed parrots are dependent upon palm swamps because they won't nest anywhere else. Parrot lovers will be happy to know that the Tambopata Research Center is fortunate to have an old growth palm swamp deep in the rainforests behind the lodge.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 1
Location: Tambopata Research Center
Time: Morning or Afternoon
Time required: 2-3 Hours
Palm Forest Tower
Palm Platform
Accessible by boat, the pond at TRC is one of the most tranquil, peaceful spots in the forest. After a short hike through riparian forest, you reach a small wooden platform at the edge of the pond. As you quietly sit on benches, you may spot shy, beautiful birds that use this habitat such as the Agami Heron or Green and Rufous Kingfisher. Squirrel Monkeys are sometimes seen in the trees near the platform and you might even get a chance to fish for the small piranhas that lurk in the water or see one of the Spectacled Caimans that live in the pond. It’s a great way to end an exciting day at the Tambopata Research Center and perfect for every family eco vacation.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 0.01
Location: Tambopata Research Center
Time: Morning or Afternoon
Time required: 2-3 Hours
Palm Platform
Floodplain Trail
This five kilometer trail covers the prototypical rain forest with immense trees criss-crossed by creeks and ponds. Amongst the figs, ceibas and shihuahuacos we will look for Squirrel, Brown Capuchin, and Spider Monkeys as well as peccaries. TRC is located within this habitat.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 0.01
Location: Tambopata Research Center
Time: Morning Afternoon
Time required: 3 Hours
Floodplain Trail
Terra Firme Trail
This is a different kind of Terra Firme forest, crossed by a number of creeks that will eventually reach the Tambopata River. Walking in the opposite direction of the river, we will focus on forest and creek ecology.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 0.01
Location: Tambopata Research Center
Time: Morning Afternoon
Time required: 3 hours
Terra Firme Trail
Palm Swamp Trail
Growing on the remains of an oxbow lake and providing both arboreal as well as terrestrial mammals with fruits throughout the year, the aguaje palms are one of the most important food sources in the rainforest. Demand for these fruits and great conditions for planting rice, makes the palm swamp also one of the most threatened habitats.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 0.01
Location: Tambopata Research Center
Time: Morning or Afternoon
Time required: 3 Hours
Palm Swamp Trail
Overlook Trail
A three to five kilometer hike will lead us to overlooks commanding magnificent views of the Tambopata winding its way into the lowlands. The forest on this trail, regenerating on old bamboo forest, is good for Howler Monkey and Dusky Titi Monkey.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 1
Location: Tambopata Research Center
Time: Morning or Afternoon
Time required: 2 Hours
Overlook Trail
Relax at the Lodge
No matter how exciting your Amazon jungle tour is, it’s still good to take some time out to rest and relax. This is a vacation after all and as with any vacation, you should take some time out for yourself. Instead of going on another jungle hike, if you feel like resting, do just that in one of the hammocks at the lodge. Sit back in your room and read a book or take a walk down to the river and watch the water go by.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 1
Relax at the Lodge
TRC Jungle 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.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 1
Location: Tambopata Research Center
Time: Night
Time required: 2 Hours
TRC Jungle Night Walk