When you arrive at the Tahuayo Lodge Amazon Research Center or Tahuayo Tourist Lodge, you will have access to a great variety of ecosystems that we can explore as well as visiting many native communities downriver. There are sufficient English speaking native men and women guides so that you can go at your own pace and according to your interests. This is ideal if you do not want to be stuck in a large group on a pre-set itinerary.
- Most Activity Options
- Customised Tours
- Private Guide
- Canopy Zipline
- 1000 Acre Trail Grid
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.
Tahuayo Lodge Family & Honeymoon Programs
If you have a family with you we can assign a private guide who specializes in working with pre-teens or young teens. Special itineraries are available for marriages, honeymoons, anniversaries, and other special occasions.
Tahuayo Lodge Facilities
We have many facilities at the Tahuayo Lodge for you offered by no other tour operators to give you unique experiences in exploring the rainforest. One example is the canopy zipline system. Many companies have canopy walkways or towers, but only with the Tahuayo lodge can you actually fly from tree to tree, with nothing underfoot except a hundred feet of rainforest. Another example is the newest in underwater hydrophonic technology, to allow you to actually listen to the communication of pink dolphins and other aquatic animals.
Tahuayo Itinerary Options
If you have a passionate interest in primates, orchids, native culture or other subjects you may request to participate in scientific studies. If you’re interested in conservation research we have a trail grid behind our research centre where you can find four different species of primates.
If you want the ultimate in adventure you can leave the lodge with your guide and camp in the old growth terra firma forest in the interior of the reserve. Listed is a sample of itinerary options to choose from, the greatest range of itinerary options in the Amazon. Most are available year round, but if there are recommended seasons, these are noted in parentheses. All are guided by our staff.
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Tahuayo Lodge Amazon Wildlife Options
Excursions to see feeding or nesting macaws, parrots, and toucans.
Follow jaguar or peccary tracks in the forest.
View unusual beetles and leaf hoppers.
Hike to a manakin lek.
Canoe portage to interior lakes, called cochas, rich in wildlife.
View pygmy marmosets, the world’s smallest primates, which live in trees close to the lodge.
View tree frogs and poison dart frogs, including several species newly discovered.
Observe electric eels.
Birding (a list of 540 species for the area near the lodge has been compiled).
Search for giant anaconda (Jun-Oct).
Observe monkeys on the trail grid behind the research centre.
Listen via hydrophone to the underwater sounds of aquatic animals.
Visit a butterfly colpa where hundreds of species swarm (July-Oct)
Evening boat trips to view southern constellations and nocturnal wildlife, such as boat-billed herons, potoos, owl monkeys, and more.
View sloths, anteaters, and other mammals.
Participate in a conservation management project for poison dart frogs.
Search for boa constrictors and other snakes.
View brilliant tropical fish such as cichlids, angel fish, tetras, etc.
Visit conservation projects.
Swim in a black water lake with pink dolphins.
Take a close look at the unusual hoatzin birds (young fledge Jun-Aug).
Fish for piranha.
Medicinal plant hikes.
View caiman crocodiles (Jul-Oct).
Fish for peacock bass, *must bring own gear* (late Jun-Jul).
Observe a variety of primate species.
Explore the canopy on our unique tandem zip-line system.
Canoe around giant, fortress-like ficus (Dec-Jun).
Hike to see giant kapoks.
Marine fossil collection (Aug – Sep).
Watch Parakeets feeding at kapok (Jun).
Tahuayo Lodge Amazon Culture Activities
Visit a native shaman.
Take a trip to a native elementary school (Jun-Dec).
Visit a native artisania market
Meet native Amazonian communities.
Visit a native family, via translator hear oral traditions and native lore.
Watch traditional native dances.
Learn the weaving of native baskets.
Relaxation at the Tahuayo Lodge
Swim in a black water lake, which has warm thermal springs.
Have a revitalizing morning bath with medicinal plants.
Tahuayo Lodge Amazon Adventure
Hike and camp in remote terra firma forest.
Jungle survival training.
Fish with traditional native bow or spear.
Canoe into flooded varzea forest (Feb-May).
Tahuayo Lodge Iquitos, PeruYou can visit the highly regarded Tahuayo Lodge & Amazon Research Center as part of this tour of the bio-diverse Tahuayo Reserve. You are assigned a private guide & you can choose an itinerary to reflect your interests. Boasting the most itinerary options in Amazonia, you can whiz through the trees on the canopy zipline, view poison dart frog initiatives, & observe different monkeys on the A.R.C primate research grid.Private Guide, Zipline, Primate Research Grid