The Tahuayo Lodge is located in the Area de Conservacion Regional Comunal de Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo (ACRCTT), also known as the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo reserve. Peru’s first state reserve, Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo covers over 445,000 hectares (1.1 million acres) of precious, mega-diverse western Amazonian rainforest.
The ACRCTT was originally designated a reserve by the Peruvian government in 1991 to protect the range of the rare red uakari monkey, an orangutan-looking monkey with a bright red face. Subsequent scientific research has found the reserve to be home to one of the world’s richest variety of plants, amphibians, reptiles, and birds. In 2003, Chicago’s Field Museum’s rapid biology assessment found more species of mammals and trees in the ACRCTT than any other documented natural area in the entire world. Scientists studying birds, amphibians, and plants have found the respective species assemblages to be “outstanding, unusual, and exceptional.”
Rooms: The Tahuayo Lodge is a rustic lodge, comfortable for adventurous travelers. There are seventeen cabins; some are honeymoon cabins, with a king-size bed; others are cabins with two beds, and a few are two-floor family-style cabins with a double bed on the first floor and several single beds on the second floor. More than half of the cabins now have new private bathrooms. The others, often used for student groups, have shared bathrooms. Each cabin is raised above the jungle floor on stilts and is connected to the other buildings of the lodge by raised boardwalks. There are several common areas including the hammock room, a few lounges, and the dining area. Meals are served buffet style.
Making a Difference:
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Amazonia Expeditions Tahuayo Lodge is committed to responsible and sustainable ecotourism practices. The Tahuayo reserve is managed by one of the most innovative conservation programs in the Amazon. Consisting of three parts, it is the only conservation program in the Amazon where local communities, ecotourism facilities, and the regional government of Peru all work together to achieve specific long-term sustainability goals. Our mission includes protecting the Amazon rainforest by providing education, healthcare, and jobs for the local community. We also have supported multiple researchers in our lodge during their long-term studies of the Amazon rainforest. We consider ourselves an integral part of the protection for the reserve. By staying with us, you are helping to preserve this precious region for the future.