Built by hand from fallen hardwoods found on the forest floor, the Tapiche Lodge is a rustic yet comfortable home base for our visitors.
Located 400km upriver from Iquitos, Peru in the deepest heart of the jungle, the Tapiche Reserve Lodge is truly a grassroots project that supports and is supported by the work of locals. We hired locals from nearby communities to help construct the lodge, from locating fallen trees in the forest to transporting them to the build site with only the power of muscle. We contracted a village down the Tapiche river to supply the roofing, which was all harvested, processed and woven by hand from Irapay palm leaves.
Nestled into the greenery of the jungle, the Tapiche Reserve Lodge allows you to feel enveloped by nature without camping in a tent. Experience the surprising comfort of sleeping in our oversized cotton Brazilian hammocks, or inquire about our private cabins. We have mosquito mesh on all the buildings and provide individual mosquito nets for each bed. Our water pump supplies running water, and we run the generator for a couple hours every night to charge electronics. We think we've done pretty well for a place that is complete off the grid. There is no cell phone reception or internet at the Lodge.
Header photo: Sunset on the Tapiche River
© 2013 Deborah Chen