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River Heath Wildlife Center

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 Center.
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 Tambopata area.

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 Wildlife Center.

Reservations to stay at the River Heath Wildlife Center can be made through Tropical Nature Travel (InkaNatura)


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