Located on the remote Yarapa River at the headwaters of the mighty Amazon, the lodge is your gateway into the
Pacaya Samiria National
Small yet comfortable, the rustic Tambo Amazonico is built according to local native design on platforms high above the ground, and has two large dormitories sleeping up to a maximum of 20 people. Each bed is covered in white mosquito netting providing privacy and protection, keeping the night critters outside, while letting the cool night breezes in!
The circular screened-in meeting/dining room is spacious, and provides excellent views of the river and surrounding jungle that towers over the lodge. You will also find hammocks and comfortable wooden lounge chairs here. There are 3 communal bathrooms and showers. Kerosene lanterns illuminate the night.
The Yarapa River is an area of unique and mesmerizing beauty. Along the banks of this quiet, black water river, white-barked cecropia and ceiba trees are silhouetted against dense green jungle. In a one week expedition on the Yarapa River you may log over 300 bird species sightings!
Several hidden lakes like Moringo, Carmen Cocha or Chontillo take you back in time to a primeval world where giant lily pads block your canoe from entering them, and primitive hoatzin birds with their blue eye shadow and
Mohawk like crown call out a raspy alarm at your presence. If the water is low, you and your guide may carry your canoe through the muddy jungle. Getting into these lakes is sometimes no easy task, but well worth the effort.
You'll also have the opportunity to meet and barter with the local native population, in the tiny villages of Jaldar and Jerusalen. These very friendly and interesting people, descendants of the Cocama and Achual tribes make an
astounding array of one of a kind crafts not found anywhere else in the Amazon.
Overnight camping is available for longer jungle treks. We'll provide the tents.
The lodge is operate by Paseos Amazonicos