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Tambopata: Ecolodge Heaven for an adventure Family Trip

Gabriela Orihuela

Summer seems like the most expected time in our calendars, but it always feels that it comes and goes too quickly, it is indeed a very exciting time for family adventures and you know it.

Here is an idea for your next trip with the whole family, ready to set off? 

We are living a life full of choices and planning for a family trip does not escape from this reality. Summer came and went, and we are back to the drawing board again.

Did you get to do the trip you first intended or really dreamed of doing? 

Maybe some of you got to visit some of the natural wonders in your own country, or maybe visited your beloved national parks or sanctuaries, wanting to get closer to unique landscapes and ever-than-ever endangered wildlife.

But, if you are reading this publication, probably one of your most fancied vacations is to share with your family the excitement of experiencing the wilderness of remote destinations. You want to visit far-off lands, explore and discover pristine outdoors in a unique way. Am I right? -Maybe- you think.

Family trips for all ages kids in Tambopata jungle

In one of the most remote refuges of the Amazon, we find some of these places with facilities that look like the Robinson Crusoe’s tree house, nestled and surrounded by tropical rainforest and its dwellers, where kids of all ages find a special connection. I’m are referring to the Rainforest Expeditions’ Amazon jungle lodges in Southeastern Peru, three properties run by this ecotourism company which is on the eve of turning thirty years of sharing their passion and love for the forest and its people.

Back in the nineties, National Geographic magazine featured a cover story on the iconic macaws of Tambopata, and the then Spartan Tambopata Research Center (TRC) was never ever the same. Nowadays, we look back and think of all the people that have visited TRC and are ecstatic to see how it has grown and turned out to be one of the finest accommodations in these tropical lands.

TRC offers the comfort and luxury experienced travelers deserve for an adventure destination, where the rooms make them frontline spectators of a never-ending parade of rainforest animals.

Kids, and the kids at heart, will be thrilled to see Amazon wildlife like never before, with sightings of new world monkeys, peccaries and mixed flocks of canopy birds from the comfort of their bedrooms, where they will be also rocked to bed by the sounds of the rainforest.

Get inspired by the Amazon of the Tambopata National Reserve





Traveling families enjoy excursions deep in the jungle trails, which take them to bamboo forests, creeks, flooded forests and beautiful overlooks where they will discover cryptic creatures. Nature’s most wanted show in the area is the Colorado clay-lick where hundreds of macaws, parrots and parakeets start coming down during dawn to feed on clay. You don’t have to be a kid to get excited about these strenuous birds, everyone enjoys the cacophony these birds produce while learning that conscious tourism can help in the conservation of these threatened species.

While TRC was becoming the hub to experience Tambopata tours, the Ese Eja Native Community, became their allies in a joint-venture project: Posada Amazonas. Today, after twenty-two years, it still welcomes families with activities led by native guides, where kids explore and get to learn from them through different excursions based on their cultural heritage.

To complete your Amazon experience, you and your family could become discoverers of new species while helping out as citizen scientists. Their third lodge, Refugio Amazonas, is home of the Wired Amazon project which gives you the opportunity of helping researchers unveil new species to the world while having fun exploring the forest in soft-adventure activities. Ready for the ride?

If you are still figuring out how to get to Tambopata and what to to do and when to travel or chat with one of our Amazon experts to tailored that amazing expeditions you are looking for your family.

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