Tahuayo...wildlife adventure to the
Our itineraries to Tahuayo Lodge can be customized to the needs and interests of individuals. Most of our travelers choose from among the softer alternatives available; peacefully swimming with pink dolphins, visiting native villages and canoeing along tranquil rivers while watching monkeys and parrots frolic in the trees above.
Explore Tahuayo...Amazon nature & wildlife
The western Amazon rainforest, site of the Tahuayo Lodge, is known to have the greatest diversity of flora and fauna found in the world. Tahuayo: the only Amazon lodge with access to the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve.
The Tahuayo Lodge is located off of the Amazon River from Iquitos on the Tahuayo River tributary. 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 lodge is open every day of the year.
Due to the numerous activities & wildlife experiences possible at the Tahuayo Lodge we highly recommend you consider a trip of one week or more for your visit.|
Price per person, departures from Iquitos everyday:
International and domestic airfares to Iquitos are quoted upon request.
The Tahuayo Lodge|
Canopy Zip-Line, longest in the Amazon.
Native Shaman, Madicinal plant hikes.
Native artisania market.
Hike & camp terra firma forest.
Birding: over 500 species.
Macaws, Parrots, Toucans.
Jungle Survival Programs.
Iquitos - Tahuayo Lodge|
Tahuayo Lodge itineraries
Includes: Airport pick-up in Iquitos.
Private rivercanoe transportation to the Tahuayo Lodge.
Private cabin, all meals.
Excursions viewing Pink Dolphins, and use of the Lodge's canopy zip line, and miles of nature trails.
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. The 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.
Travelers thirsting for the ultimate in adventure can leave the lodge with their guide and camp in the old growth terra firme forest in the interior of the reserve. All are guided by our staff.
The trip to Tahuayo Lodge from Iquitos takes 4 hours by our speedboat. The lodge on the Tahuayo River is rustic, yet comfortable. 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.
The entire lodge is screened and features a dining hall, areas to socialize and relax and a conservation education laboratory with library. There are flush toilets that use a sanitary septic system and showers. There is no electricity except a small generator for re-charging camera batteries.
The food is prepared by a culinary staff and is considered by our guests as delicious. Special diets can be entertained with prior notice. We have much experience in sanitary food and water handling and preparation and thus you can eat anything served at the lodge, even salads and unpeeled fruit, items that are not generally recommended for consumption by tourists in South America.
There is a laundry staff and daily laundry service is provided without charge. We believe that this service is unique among jungle lodges.
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The Tahuayo Lodge:|
Named as one of the world's top ten travel finds in Outside Magazine's Travel guide for 2001. Page 40.
Won Citation of Honor from Peru's Dept. of Industry and Tourism for "adherence to exceptional standards in the field of tourism."
Outpost Magazine Travel Guide 2002 selection as one of the "Sixty Best trips in the World" (the only Amazon trip selected)
Outside Magazine March 2002 issue
Feature article: "25 Trips of a Lifetime"
Tahuayo Lodge's jungle guide Moises Chavez was acclaimed in a TV documentary, entitled "The Teachings of Moises Chavez" as "the best jungle guide in the Amazon". The documentary was awarded the "Silver Teddy" as the best Outdoor Documentary televised in 2001.
The Tamshiyaco-Tahuayo Reserve was created to protect the Red Uakari, one of the Amazon's rarest monkeys.