Tahuayo Research Center|
Wildlife Research Center
Breakfast at the lodge
Red Uakari Monkey
Pricing 6-days from 1195 USD per person.
Appropriate for all ages.
International and domestic airfare not included.
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The western Amazon rainforest, found in Peru, is known to have the greatest diversity of flora and fauna found in the world.
Biologists refer to this region as the "green paradise" of the Amazon forest. Within this region there exist exceptional national parks and reserves that contain excellent Amazon wildlife viewing experiences.
Located in northeast Peru is the Reserva Comunal de Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo. The Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo was designated a reserve by the Peruvian government in 1991 to protect the range of the rare Red Uakari monkey, an orangutan-looking monkey with a bright red face. Subsequent scientific research has found one of the world's richest variety of plants, amphibians, reptiles and birds.
Tahuayo River Amazon Research Center (TRARC):
A long-term conservation initiative undertaken
in consultation with government offices in Iquitos (Loreto, Peru) and in
collaboration with Chicago’s Rainforest Conservation Fund, Yale University’s School of
Forestry and Environmental Studies, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and
the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Tahuayo River Amazon Research Center accommodations: private bungalows with shared bath facilities. Rainforest trail access to the Dolphin Lake, one of the best wildlife areas.
Travel to the lodge requires that you fly into Iquitos, Peru. From Iquitos we take you by boat up the mighty Amazon River, for a distance of about 50 miles, then up the Tahuayo tributary, another 40 miles.
The trip takes 4 hours by our speedboat. Amazonia's lodge on the Tahuayo River: There are fifteen cabins; some are honeymoon cabins, with a single large bed, others are cabins with two beds and a few are family style cabins with one large bed and several single beds. Half of the cabins now have new private bathrooms. The other half of our cabins have shared bathrooms. Cabins with private bathrooms are assigned on the basis of earliest reservation.
The number of primate species is the highest of any protected park or reserve in the world. Scientists studying birds, amphibians, and plants have found the respective species assemblages to be "outstanding, unusual and exceptional".
The diversity of other species is also outstanding. Our bird list has 540 species including several species that cannot be seen in other parts of the Amazon. Several new species of frogs and butterflies have recently been described here as well.
Our lodge on the Tahuayo River has access to a great variety of ecosystems that we can explore as well as many native communities downriver. There are sufficient English speaking native men and women guides so that each person can go at their own pace and according to their interests. This is ideal for people who do not want to be stuck with a large group on a pre-set itinerary.
You can choose a photographer's pace, a soft pace or a ruggedly adventurous pace. You can concentrate more on birdwatching, canoeing, canopy exploration, fishing or native culture. You can be active before breakfast or well into the evening.
Swim in a blackwater lake with pink dolphins. Canoe the rivers and listen via hydrophone to the underwater sounds of aquatic animals.
we have the longest zipline canopy system in all of the Amazon. Guests are hoisted one hundred feet above the ground into a large, emergent tree. Then, strapped into a rapeller's harness, attached by carabiner to a tandem zip line of stainless steel aircraft cables, you are able to to travel through the air from one tree giant to another.
Marriage, Honeymoon or Anniversary Celebrations:
Our Amazon jungle lodge has a very romantic setting. Of our 17 bungalows, three are designated "honeymoon suites." These contain a single, extra-large sized bed, something not found in other jungle lodges. A private guide would be at your service, for no extra charge, so that you can go at your desired pace, swim with pink dolphins, bathe under a waterfall in a secluded glen filled with orchids, have a native shaman bless your union, fly through the treetops on the Amazon's longest canopy zipline, and enjoy our native honeymoon "humisha" fiesta, complete with palm tree woven with gifts, music, dancing, cake, etc. There is no extra charge for such services.
Optional Jungle survival:
With an expert Indian guide you will camp in the rain forest for first-hand experience in:
1. Construction of lean-to.
2. Construction of fire.
3. Sources of pure water.
4. Sources of food.
5. Raft construction.
6. Natural Mosquito repellents.
7. Weapons, spears, bow/arrow.
8. Survival Medicines
Venomous snakebite--piripiri leaves (Cyperus articulatus)
Venomous insect--curarina bark (Potalia amara)
Fever--sanango root (Sanango durum)
Disinfectant--pichirina sap (Vismia angusta)
Field dressing--fiber inside bark of machimango (Ceiba species)
Antiparasitical--oje sap (Ficus antihelmintica)
Dysentery or gastrointestinal distress--hierba luisa leaves (Cymbopogon citratus)