The Heath River Wildlife Center lies at the hub of
one of the largest multi-national tropical reserve areas in the world.
Peru's Bahuaja-Sonene National Park occupies the lands west of the Heath
River Wildlife Center (previously known as the Tambopata Reserve). To
the north and east Peru and Bolivia share the Pampas del Heath National
Sanctuary. To the south lies the Madidi National Park of Bolivia. Within
an environment of primary Amazon rain forest the Heath River Wildlife
Center presents unique opportunities for exciting wildlife encounters on
a true Amazon adventure.
Amazon primary rain forest: miles of well-defined forest trails provide
exciting viewing of a variety of animals, birds, and flora. The elusive
Jaguar roams the forest while Red Howler Monkeys chase through the
trees. The Heath Macaw Clay Lick is 50 minutes from the center by
motorized canoe where a strategically placed floating blind allows
visitors a safe and comfortable view of the early morning gathering of
parrots and macaws in their quest to eat mineral-rich clay from an
exposed area of the riverbank
Itineraries to the Heath River Wildlife Center involve staying selected
days/nights at both the Sandoval Lake Lodge and the Heath River Wildlife
The Heath River, running from the Andes surrounding Lake Titikaka
northward to the Madre de Dios River, is the natural border between Peru
and Bolivia. Here the Ese Eja Sonene Community of indigenous Indians
live, an ethnic group belonging to either of two lines: the Tacana-speaking
Arawak, who migrated from the west, and those of Pano origin, who come
from the lower reaches of the Madera River.
The Ese Eja Community owns the Heath River Wildlife Center an
eco-conservation lodge that will be used as a scientific research
station and tourist facility on the Heath River.
A short distance from the community is one of the most important Macaw
Clay Licks of Peru, a natural attraction visited by thousands of parrots
and Macaws. Caimans, Horned Screamers, capybara, and anacondas frequent
the river shores. Giant Otters hunt for fish in the nearby lakes. For
all those who yearn for the very best Amazon adventure, the Heath River
Wildlife Center awaits your visit for a lifetime of memories.
The Heath River Wildlife Center itineraries include pick-up from Puerto
Maldonado, private riverboat transportation to the Heath Center, private
bungalow with private bath, all meals, naturalist guides, excursions to
macaw and mammal licks, and visits to the best nature lakes in the
• Private screened bungalows with large living area, comfortable beds,
and private bath with hot-water shower.
• Macaw and parrot clay lick.
• Tapir and mammal clay licks.
• Expert naturalist guides.
• Miles of primary rainforest.
A 45-minute flight from Cusco to the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado,
Peru, and a 6-hour riverboat journey down the Madre de Dios and Heath
Rivers brings you to the incredibly remote and exciting: Heath River
Reservations to stay at the River Heath Wildlife Center can be made
through Tropical Nature Travel (InkaNatura)