Amazon Rainforest Conservation Center Tipishca Lodge Peru
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Tipishca Lodge
Tipishca Lodge 

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All ARCC activities are led by experienced naturalist guides, knowledgeable about the local wildlife, ecology and conservation issues.

MEALS

ARCC prides itself on its outstanding, varied, local and national cuisine, using the best, fresh, local ingredients. The house speciality is catfish, which can either be steamed with vegetables in bamboo sections or banana leaves, or marinated in lime juice and eaten as Ceviche, Peru's national dish.




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ARCC guides speak English and Spanish; guides in other languages can be arranged if booked in advance.

Native Piro indians accompany your group for some of the activities, your guide acts as interpreter as they demonstrate their expert wildlife spotting abilities and knowledge about the forest.




Amazon Rainforest Conservation Center

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The Amazon Rainforest Conservation Center (ARCC) is a remote, purpose-built eco-lodge located 175km (110miles) up the Las Piedras River, in southeast Peru.

The lodge is situated just steps away from the pristine, wildlife-rich Lake Soledad, and is surrounded by majestic tropical rainforest. ARCC boasts an impressive 35m high canopy platform for viewing the forest and lake.

ARCC is a real find for wildlife enthusiasts; it brings guests into close proximity with abundant wildlife, particularly species which are scarce or absent from less remote rainforest tourist destinations.

At ARCC, most guests get good observations of the most sought after monkey species in the area, the spectacular black spider monkey, and the resident giant otters on Lake Soledad are also frequently seen.

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Spectacular Wildlife

Macaws
At ARCC, management is sensitive to the wildlife's needs, hence you can observe the giant otters feeding, playing, grooming or resting without disturbing these rare and beatiful mammals. Birdwatching opportunities are excellent, with many rare and endemic species recorded as well as the most spectacular and beautiful rainforest species such as toucans, parrots and macaws.

Facilities

Tours to ARCC include transport from the nearest town, food, accomodation and a knowledgeable guide. Small group size is guaranteed. The centre is very well appointed and cared for, providing stylish and comfortable accomodation in raised palm thatched bungalows with private bathrooms, electric lights and hot water.

Each raised, hexagonal bungalow is palm thatched and constructed of beautiful hardwoods. Each accommodation bungalow contains a comfortable double room, with large, curtained, screened windows and forest views, and an electric fan for a cooling breeze. The beds have mosquito nets provided for extra security; soft electric lighting and battery recharging points are provided in all rooms, for recharging cameras or videos.

Rain Forest Meals are served in the spacious and elegant dining hall, with a cavernous roof and large screened windows. The dining hall has one grand table, seating 18, and side tables where tea, coffee, fresh drinking water and snacks are available, self-service, throughout the day. There is also an area with hammocks for relaxation, and a small shop area selling locally produced handicrafts and other items. The lounge bar has some comfortable seating and a well stock bar, serving chilled beer, soft drinks, wine and spirits.

Activities

All ARCC activities are led by experienced naturalist guides, knowledgeable about the local wildlife, ecology and conservation issues. ARCC guides speak English and Spanish; guides in other languages can be arranged if booked in advance.

Native Piro indians accompany your group for some of the activities, your guide acts as interpreter as they demonstrate their expert wildlife spotting abilities and knowledge about the forest.

Groups and Individuals are welcome.
Arcc macaw clay lick

There are 4 clay licks accessible from ARCC; the most impressive is a macaw and parrot clay lick just 20 minutes by boat up river from the center. A hide (blind) on top of the cliff just 25m (80 ft) from the clay lick affords excellent opportunities for observations and photography.

The species regularly visiting this clay lick include red and green macaws and scarlet macaws, sometimes a flock of 20 or more macaws at a time, and flocks of up to 200 others including dusky headed parakeet, cobalt winged parakeet and tui parakeet.
Other species visiting the clay lick include chestnut-fronted and red-bellied macaws; mealy, blue headed and yellow-crowned parrots, white-eyed parakeets, orange-cheeked parrots, white-bellied parrots, blue and yellow macaws, piping guans, and chachalacas.

Arcc canopy access

From our spectacular canopy platform at ARCC, the undisputed highlight is the colourful mixed flocks of tanagers and other birds which pass close to the platform. Species include blue dacnis, plum throated cotinga, paradise tanager, green and gold tanager, white shouldered tanager, turquoise tanager, opal crowned tanager and masked crimson tanager.

Services

Due to its remote location, tours to the Amazon Rainforest Conservation Center last a minimum of five days (four nights) starting from your reception in Puerto Maldonado airport, and if you have the time a longer stay is worthwhile, to make the most of the available activities and the wildlife spotting opportunities these afford.

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