Tambopata Lodge Facilities
The buildings or cabins have been designed to exist in complete harmony with this exotic environment. They are made from wood and thatched with woven leaves and screened to protect their occupants from insects.
There is no electricity at present, and we use lamps and candles at night which create a pleasant atmosphere at the lodge. We have, however, some buildings with solar energy to provide lighting and we are in the process of introducing solar energy to all rooms.
Each bed is protected by mosquito nets
Each bed is protected by a mosquito net and the cabins all have a private bathroom with running water.
The dining room serves food, as well as drinks and snacks 24 hours
The dining room is where meals are served. Beverages and snacks are available 24 hours a day. Next door to the dining room is the bar and a small supplies shop. We also have a library, a conference centre, a small museum and a map library. All food is prepared by our own specialized professional staff, which uses a blend of forest products and more traditional recipes. Some of the dishes are typically Peruvian and international food is also served.
The lodge compound and buildings are lit at night with flame lanterns and candles. We are at present experimenting with the use of solar energy. The solar panels in place are used to supply power for radio communication with Puerto Maldonado and Cusco, as well as illuminate the kitchen work area.
We have some buildings with solar energy to provide lighting and we are in the process of introducing solar energy to all rooms.
Tap water in the rooms comes from the clear Gallocunca stream found towards the rear of the lodge. The water is chlorinated and fit for showers, and bathing, though we recommend you drink the purified water supplied in pitchers. The pitcher can be refilled from the drinking water container situated in the dining room.
Naked flame lamps line the pathways around the lodge to help illuminate the way. However we still recommend you carry a flashlight with you at all times after dark.
Swimming is recommended in the Gallocunca stream. A pathway down to the stream can be found towards the rear of the cabins clearing. The lakes are also good places to swim, take bathing costumes with you on your morning walks to the lake(s).
The lodge maintains several trails on both sides of the river totaling approximately 25 km. Most are circular trails beginning and ending at the lodge, which are well marked and the guests are welcome to explore them during their leisure time. The trails on the other side of the Tambopata River can only be reached by boat.
A selection of rain forest literature and magazines is available for your reading at the lodge throughout your stay. These include guide books to the mammals, birds, and plants of the area. Selection of novels, which can be freely swapped, are also available.
Games available at the lodge are; Chess, Backgammon, Playing cards. Games are restricted to the bar only.