Tahuayo River Amazon Research Center

Our Research Lodge has the primary focus of being as close to nature as possible. This quiet 8 room lodge has access to a 1000 acre trail grid to observe nature at its most pure. Join us and return to nature

The trail grid behind the research center lodge covers 52 miles spread over 1000 acres. It is the largest trail system offered in the Amazon. It is the best hike known in the Amazon for viewing primates in their natural environment. Twelve species of primates have significant populations on the grid:

  • 95 squirrel monkeys
  • 170 tamarins (2 species)
  • 90 titi monkeys (2 species)
  • 25 brown capuchins
  • 15 white-fronted capuchins
  • 25 pygmy marmosets
  • 25 night monkeys (2 species)
  • 35 saki monkeys (2 species)

Other mammals living on the grid include: coati, tamandua, giant anteater, tapir, peccary (2 species), deer (2 species), ocelot, jaguar, paca, agouti, agouchi, armadillo, pygmy tree squirrel, Amazon tree squirrel, opossum (many species), rat (many species), sloth (2 species), kinkajou, tayra, and bat (approx 70 species).

Trail Grid

Tourists with passionate interests in primates, orchids, native culture or other subjects may request to participate in scientific studies sponsored by Amazonia Expeditions. For tourists interested in conservation research we have a trail grid behind our research center where we find 40 troops of resident primates representing 12 different species. The trail grid behind the research center lodge offers 52 miles of hiking over 1000 acres. It is the longest system of trails in the Amazon. This is the best hike known in the Amazon for viewing primates in their natural environment.

Books

There have been several books written by scientists staying at the Amazonia Lodges.

Diary of a Jungle Guide

by Paul Beaver

Diary of a Jungle Guide

Research Papers

Over 400 research papers have been written about the flora and fauna of the Tahuayo basin.

Myster, R. (2007). Interactive Effects of Flooding and Forest Gap Formation on Tree Composition and Abundance in the Peruvian Amazon. Folia Geobotanica, 42(1), 1-9.