The Tahuayo Lodges

Why Two Lodges?

The Amazon Rainforest has some of the greatest biodiversity you can find within any single trip – but that doesn’t mean you’ll spot all those different species in one place within the rainforest. The Amazon has biodiversity because it is a complex mosaic of different ecosystems – and our two lodges have been strategically placed to help you to see the largest variety of creatures across those ecosystems. Read on to learn about our facilities and about the different kinds of animals you might spot at each of our lodges.

Our Rustic and Relaxing Center of Activity

The Tahuayo Lodge

Welcome to the Tahuayo Lodge – our main lodge located in the heart of the Amazon. Amazonia’s main lodge on the Tahuayo River is not a resort, nor a hotel, but a comfortable lodge, suitable for adventurous travelers wishing to experience the Amazon Rainforest. Our vision with the Tahuayo Lodge is to provide our guests with most of the comforts of home while still remaining deeply connected to the nature all around us. The main lodge offers our famous Canopy Experience, all-inclusive Peruvian/ International style buffet meals, private bathrooms, WI-FI, and electricity (limited) provided by solar panels. Please let us know ahead of time if you require special dietary accomodations.

A Cozy Stay In Our Screened Cabins

Your Room at the Main Lodge

There are seventeen cabins at our main lodge; some are honeymoon cabins, with a king-size bed, others are cabins with two beds and a few are family style cabins with two floors with a full bed on the first floor and several single beds on the second floor. More than half of the cabins now have new private bathrooms. The others, often used for student groups, have shared bathrooms. Each cabin is raised above the jungle floor on stilts and is connected to other buildings of the lodge by a raised boardwalk. Our modern flush toilets and warm water showers use a sanitary septic system.

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A Cozy Stay In Our Screened Cabins

Your Room at the Main Lodge

There are seventeen cabins at our main lodge; some are honeymoon cabins, with a king-size bed, others are cabins with two beds and a few are family style cabins with two floors with a full bed on the first floor and several single beds on the second floor. More than half of the cabins now have new private bathrooms. The others, often used for student groups, have shared bathrooms. Each cabin is raised above the jungle floor on stilts and is connected to other buildings of the lodge by a raised boardwalk. Our modern flush toilets and showers use a sanitary septic system.

Different Species Can Be Found At Each Lodge

Wildlife at the Tahuayo Lodge

From the Tahuayo Lodge we can explore several different ecosystems: igapo (actually several different categories of igapo as described by Dr. Randall Myster in his book Igapo forests of the Amazon Basin – he did much of his investigations for his research from our lodges); tahuampa (or flooded forest); terra firme forest and cochas (remnant oxbow lakes) in various stages of ecological succession. What this means in a practical sense is that from the Tahuayo Lodge you will be able to get into ecosystems that have pink dolphins, sloths, night monkeys, manakins, trogons, howler monkeys, poison dart frogs, jacanas, pygmy marmosets, neotropical river otters, harlequin toads, tamarins and other species not typically found in the ecosystems near the research center.

International and Peruvian Cuisine

Comforting Wholesome Meals

Classic Ceviche

Passionfruit Cheesecake

Salted Beef with Yuca

Catfish with Salsa

A Secluded Stay in the Heart of the Jungle

The Amazon Research Center Lodge

Formally registered as an official Research Institution recognized by CONCYTEC (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación), the Amazon Research Center Peru Lodge (ARC) is located approximately 15 km upriver from the main Tahuayo Lodge. The ARC Lodge is smaller, quieter, more remote and in more pristine undisturbed forest with a different variety of wildlife. The centerpiece of the ARC is our trail grid system, the largest of its kind in the Amazon with 55 miles (75 km) of trails spread over more than 1000 acres (2200 ha) and slicing through four different ecosystems. While it is less opulent than our main lodge, the arc is cozy and quiet with private cabins, a hammock room, 24 hour electricity by solar panels, Wi-Fi through satellite connection, warm water showers and modern plumbing (in shared facilities) and delicious buffet-style meals.

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Delve Into The Depths Of The Trail Grid

Wildlife at the ARC

With the largest scientific trail system offered in the Amazon we have access to 4 different ecosystems as well as greater chances of seeing wildlife due to the ARC’s secluded location – 15km from the nearest man-made structure. The ecosystems near the ARC that you can’t access from the main lodge are the high and low restinga forest, bajial forest, aguajal (palm swamp), a different kind of terra firme forest, and also cochas in different stages of ecological succession. From these ecosystems, we can find giant river otters, sakis, capuchins, woolly monkeys, titi monkeys, blue and yellow macaws, tamandua, large caiman and other species not usually encountered near to the main lodge. 

 

Your Convenient Stay in Iquitos

Vista Amazonica Bed & Breakfast

For our guests convenience we also offer our bed & breakfast service in Iquitos city. A great addition to our main office and port complex, the rooms here are exclusively offered to our jungle guests, so you will not find much information about it online except on our website. It is located right on the riverbank and is only a few minutes away from the main plaza (tourist district) by motor taxi. If you have the time, it is a great place to stay for a few days before or after your visit to our lodges. These rooms fill up fast so please let us know well in advance if you wish to add a stay at “Vista Amazonica” to enhance your trip!

 

Explore More of the World

Specialty Tours

Here at Amazonia Expeditions, we have annual and unique trips throughout the year that you can join. Look below to find a trip that you can join before seats run out!

Camping Adventure

Survival Expedition

Andes Adventure

Worldwide Expeditions

What Our Guests Are Saying

★★★★★

“Our time in the jungle was an absolute highlight on our trip to Peru! Truly amazing! …Again, we had the most wonderful time. Almost more than words can say. The jungle and the Tahuayo Lodge hold very special places in our hearts and CAN NOT WAIT to return. Thank you again for offering such an amazing trip.”

Erika

★★★★★

I saw tons of wildlife and it was fantastic being able to customize my experience with my private guide. A big thanks for all the work you do to benefit the community and the rainforest and for being an ethical tour company that doesn’t allow tourists to fondle captive wildlife.

 

Ashlyn H

★★★★★

“All the staff were so friendly and helpful. We appreciated that the staff is well paid with full social benefits (health, retirement, paid vacation)”

Brett C

★★★★★

Our trip was INCREDIBLE. The lodge was great, the food was amazing, and the staff were all so friendly. We loved our stays at the B&B, the main lodge, and the ARC.

Renee

Amazonia Expeditions, Inc., Travel Agency, Tampa, FL

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