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Scarlet macaws are abundant around the Macaw Research Center
  • Privately on Request
  • Duration 8 days
    Group Size 2-12
    Land Cost $2,195 Details
    Single Supplement $275
    Lodging 1 star, 3 stars
    Grade II
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    Amazon Wildlife Odyssey

    Travel deep into the Tambopata rain forest of the Peruvian Amazon

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    Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Nazca Lines & Paracas, Colca Canyon Adventure, and more. Please request our Peru extensions or other trip notes if you are interested in exploring more of this fascinating country.

    The Refugio Amazonas Lodge is located on the banks of the Tambopata River, adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve, and approximately 3 hours from the town by motorized canoe. The lodge was built using a combination of traditional native materials (wood, palm fronds, wild cane and clay) and architecture and modern day eco-lodge technology. The lodge itself consists of guest rooms, a spacious dining area and kitchen, relaxation area and internal support facilities. The 24 double bedrooms are 13 x 23 feet and can be set up with a third bed. The walls dividing each room are built using cane and clay, and extend from the floor to about 8 feet high, making each room private, however, sounds can be heard from room to room. The side that looks out to the forest does not have a wall or screening of any kind, acting as a large window facing the forest. Mosquitos are not really a problem around the lodge clearing and the open section allows for an intimate contact with the rain forest. A second small window on the opposite side, set up very high, keeps the rooms well ventilated. Twin beds are sized for Americans or Europeans (3.5' wide x 6.5' long) with mosquito nets. Each room has a private bathroom with cold water only. Rooms and bathrooms are separated by drapes.

    The Tambopata Research Center is a basic yet comfortable lodge built with the object of lodging tourists and researchers alike and of protecting the adjacent macaw clay lick. The lodge's remote location is in a Connecticut-sized tract of uninhabited wilderness, housing stable populations of endangered wildlife. This, combined with the small scale of its infrastructure and operations, and the presence of researchers and naturalist guides, makes Tambopata Research Center an excellent headquarters for in-depth explorations of Amazonian nature and wildlife.

    The TRC lodge is composed of four interconnected, thatch-roofed buildings. It was designed using traditional, low impact native architecture to provide the creature comforts necessary for enhancing the wilderness experience without compromising its authenticity. All buildings and interconnecting passageways are raised on four-foot stilts built from palm trunks or hardwoods. The main building is a 33 x 100 foot platform divided into 13 double rooms. Each bedroom is furnished with two beds draped in mosquito netting, a chair, a night table with a kerosene windlamp, and a table for luggage and clothing. Each room is also designed to have a permanent, unobstructed view of the forest surrounding the clearing in order to maximize wildlife observation time: the wall looking out into the forest is open with a waist-high verandah. To the left of the main building a 20-foot-long, roofed passageway connects to the bathrooms containing 4 flush toilets and 4 shower stalls, offering cold water only. To the right of the main building another passageway connects to the dining and meeting room, which in turn is connected to the kitchen.

    Detailed Trip Information

    • Privately on Request
    Duration 8 days
    Land Cost $2,195
    domestic airfare not included
    Single Supplement $275
    Lodging 1 star, 3 stars
    rustic amazon lodge & delightful hotel
    Grade II
    easy hiking in remote rainforest areas
    Group Size 2-12

    Trip Terms & Conditions

    Included in costs: Meals as noted, each night in double occupancy accommodations, land transfers between components, English speaking guides, park or site entry fees, surface transport, equipment other than personal gear, government tax, airport transfer assistance, in-country ticket reconfirmation and check-in assistance (where permitted), complete pre-departure packet, toll-free pre-departure phone assistance.

    Not included in costs: Meals not noted as included, gratuities, beverages (except tea or coffee at meals), international or domestic airfare unless specified, airport departure taxes not included with air tickets, visas, itinerary changes after confirmation, any services not included in itinerary, any costs incurred due to canceled or delayed flights, acts of nature or other happenings beyond our control, or other costs as are more fully described in JOURNEYS Terms & Conditions.

    Deposit and payment schedule: $500 per person per trip or the applicable amount based on the trip and the proximity of the departure date. A second deposit of $800 per person is due four months prior to departure, and final payment for land arrangements is due 60 days prior to departure.  Any applicable permit fees required in advance are non-refundable as well.  Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. The deposit may be made by Visa, Master Card, American Express, or check, and the Reservation Form may be submitted by fax, mail, or via our website. Full payment schedule and cancellation penalties are described in our Terms and Conditions as noted in our Global Expedition Catalog, on our website, and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

    Air fares: JOURNEYS can make complete air arrangements applicable to your trip as noted in this itinerary. If you wish to redeem frequent flyer mileage or arrange flights directly with the airline, you may do so on your own at no penalty. If you do, please consult with us on exact arrival and departure dates and times before having your tickets issued to avoid errors.

    Insurance: When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

    Itinerary Change Fee: There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

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