Heath River Wildlife Centre


  • Watch colourful macaws at the clay lick
  • Viewing platform with views over the forest canopy
  • Comfy bungalows with hot showers
  • Take guided walks in the forest
  • See birds, monkeys, tapirs and capybaras
  • Children welcome

Open: Open all year.

Location: The lodge is on the east bank of the secluded Heath River on the border between Peru and Bolivia in the Tambopata-Madidi region.

Rooms: Guests are accommodated in 10 double or triple cabins with en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and hot showers. The cabins have screened windows and mosquito nets.

Activities: Visit the floating hide to watch macaws and parrots, take guided walks through varied scenery and habitats including forest trails and walks to the open grasslands of the pampas, observe wildlife at the clay licks. Guests can also take canoe trips on the lake and boat trips on the river. The lodge has a double viewing platform, for viewing birds, monkeys and scenery. There are also nocturnal excursions and walks.

Facilities: The lodge has a spacious, high-ceilinged main area incorporating the dining room, lounge and bar. The main lodge has electricity for a few hours each day and it is possible to charge camera batteries, but there is no electricity in the cabins which are equipped with candles for lighting.

Dining: Meals are taken in the dining room, sitting at individual tables.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.

Health: We recommend visitors take malaria prophylactics. You will also need a valid Yellow Fever certificate.

Communication: There is no mobile coverage, phone or internet access . The lodge communicates with Puerto Maldonado by radio.

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Client Rating for Peru 5/5 from 58 reviews

A wonderful immersion in the Amazon - far from anywhere, the sounds and sights of the jungle were a great experience. The huts are indeed basic, but very clean. Take a torch each and a battery lantern for night time, as they only have candles in the room. They have board games and cards for entertainment if there is a downpour. Great hammock hut with a view over the river to relax.

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