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Located within the world’s largest, pristine rainforest, Heath River Wildlife Centre is within easy reach of fantastic wildlife, and a well known macaw clay lick.

On the edge of two very different ecosystems, consisting of rainforest and lowland savannah, it is the only eco-lodge situated on the wild Heath River on the remote Amazon-region border between Peru and Bolivia. Amidst the pristine rainforest and stunning oxbow lakes, you can find over 480 bird species, six species of monkey and healthy mammal populations of capybara, giant river otter, tapir and the incredible jaguar. 

Accommodation consists of 10 private bungalows built from local materials, such as driftwood mahogany and palm thatch. The main lodge area consists of a spacious, high-roofed dining, bar and lounge area.

Within 10 minutes of the lodge, guests can visit a comfortable floating hide, which overlooks a macaw clay lick. This natural spectacle attracts up to 260 brightly coloured macaws, and is one the top five clay licks out of approximately 100 in the world. 

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Amazon’s Secrets: Rainforest Photography

Peru’s Manu Biosphere Reserve is one of the most biologically diverse places on earth and is the jewel in the crown of Amazon wildlife viewing experiences. Discover its secrets with wildlife photographer Nick Garbutt on a journey through highland Andean cloud forest and lowland Amazon rainforest.

  • When to go: Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 20 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £7,495 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
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Tambopata National Reserve

Located in the Peruvian Amazon Basin, Tambopata National Reserve encompasses a vast area of protected lowland rainforest and palm swamps with an impressive biodiversity, including over 600 bird species, 200 mammal species, 1,000 butterfly species and an astonishing 10,000 species of plant.

  • Where: Madre de Dios (Peruvian Amazon Basin)
  • Ideal for viewing: red-and-green macaw, capybara, giant otter, spider monkey, scarlet macaw
  • Excellent for: Wildlife photography, Photography tours with Nick Garbutt, Birdwatching