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Tapiche Reserve

#6 of 46 things to do in Iquitos Features Animals
Ricardo Palma 516, Iquitos 16000, Peru
+51 65 600805
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AMAZING Amazon experience!! Truly one of a kind!

We went to the Tapiche reserve in April 2017. It was truly an amazing experience with a great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
annewalkingshaw
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Fantastic place to experience the Amazon as it should be

I've experienced the Amazon in three countries (Peru, Bolivia and Brazil), and also spent a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mark W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the Tapiche reserve in April 2017. It was truly an amazing experience with a great conservancy cause. We saw TONS of animals (dolphins, sloths, giant otters, monkeys, caiman, etc.) in their natural habitats. At the reserve, you are witnessing animals in their...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've experienced the Amazon in three countries (Peru, Bolivia and Brazil), and also spent a considerable amount of time in the rainforests of South East Asia, both as a biologist and a traveller. Three key things set my 5 day trip to Tapiche Reserve apart...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spending a few days in the Tapiche Reserve is an indescribable experience. Deep down in the amazon jungle, it takes a full day to reach it from Iquitos, taking a bus, a public boat and a private boat. The trip is a fantastic experience in...More

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Murilo Reis d, Manager at Tapiche Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your support and for sharing details about your trip. We're happy that you appreciated the journey to the reserve, because we feel it is really an important part of helping visitors understand the reality of the region and the people who live...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this tour and a tour with another company (both were 5-days), and this one was exceptionally better than the other. 10x better! We saw a tremendous amount of wildlife: eight-different types of monkeys, tropical birds galore, dolphins, spiders, snakes, sloths, etc, etc... And...More

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Murilo Reis d, Manager at Tapiche Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for supporting our project and for sharing your experience online. We are proud to offer what we consider to be the best authentic jungle and wildlife experience in Iquitos, and we appreciate your preference. We will pass your compliments on to our staff...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a lot of research on trips in the Amazon, I knew Tapiche was the one for us (my boyfriend and I). We wanted an authentic jungle experience, but more so, we wanted to support a place that cared about what they were doing. We...More

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Murilo Reis d, Owner at Tapiche Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit to the reserve and for your support here online. Nothing is more rewarding for us than seeing the animals healthy and free and watching our visitors enjoy nature at its very best. After you have seen animals in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arriving in Iquitos its really not as easy as you might think to find an opportunity to experience the real and authentic jungle, eventhough its basically in the center of it. Yes there a tons of tour operators who offer their services but as always...More

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Murilo Reis d, Manager at Tapiche Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for recognizing how our jungle trips are different than the other offerings in Iquitos. On the surface many things look similar, but we are the only lodge we know that does not keep or manipulate animals for tourism and entertainment. We try as...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017

Tapiche is a very remote reserve where you will have the privileged to experience the Amazon Jungle and its wildlife in their natural habitat. The reserve owner an his guides went so much further than we would ever have expected: hours of off trail hiking...More

Thank Jeff L
Murilo Reis d, Manager at Tapiche Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and support. That is a great photo of a woolly monkey that you posted, and we are so happy that this species of monkey seems to be doing well on the reserve. Woolly monkeys are a favorite hunting target in...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017

The tapiche reserve is a private reserve owned by the most inspiring man I have ever met and who was also our guide for the tour. Because it is a little hard to access, this area is not touristic at all. My family and I...More

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Murilo Reis d, Manager at Tapiche Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your love and appreciation. We truly enjoyed hosting your family in the jungle and hope that we were able to show you both the majesty of the area as well as the fragility of the entire eco-system due to businesses like logging...More

Reviewed 13 December 2016

Tapiche Reserve is a true Rainforest and Wildlife adventure. It is not for the faint of heart as it requires stamina and resolve to walk through thick forest looking for Wildlife. However it is for people who share a passion for protecting and viewing Wildlife...More

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Murilo Reis d, Manager at Tapiche Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to support us and for the enthusiasm and energy you continue to bring to our project. We are doing our best to promote eco-conscious practices in a very challenging region, and the beauty of the forest and the animals is our...More

Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I love it there. Nothing artificial, pure jungle, lovely jungle with free living animals, romantic view on river. It is done for the animals and not against it. Katoo was perfect guide. I relaxed totally, no civilization , great sounds of jungle during the day...More

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Murilo Reis d, Manager at Tapiche Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for supporting our conservation project! The jungle is a great place to slow down and let go of electronics and all the information overload of modern life and reconnect to the natural rhythms of nature. We're so glad you...More

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Nycturtle1
Hi, I will be traveling to Tapiche for the first time in April and am really excited to be with and photograph the wild life there. Any suggestions for camera lenses to bring would be greatly appreciated please. Currently, I have an olympus em-1 mkii with 12-40 f2.8, 40-150 f3.5-5.6, 12-100 f4, 100-400 f3.5-5.6, primes 12 f2, 25 f.18, 75 f1.8. In the spirit of keeping my back unherniated, I'm hoping to get away with carrying two zooms and one prime, but can't decide which lenses would be the most useful? A faster lens or one with more reach? Is it easy to change lenses on the fly there or is it rainy/humid enough consistently that changing lenses risks sensor damage? Just wanted to see what you lucky folks who have had a chance to visit Tapiche carried. Thanks in advance for any advice and happy travels everyone :).
21 February 2017|
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Response from Murilo Reis d | Property representative |
Hi there, We're excited to welcome you to the Tapiche Reserve. I think pwjpp55 gave some good input, and she's right, your kit will depend on what you want to photograph. Almost all of the photos and videos on the... More
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hipptobesquare
Do you recommend visiting during the wet season or dry season?
19 February 2017|
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Response from Murilo Reis d | Property representative |
Hello, thanks for your question! We have visitors the whole year, both the wet and the dry season are very interesting periods in which to visit our reserve. It really depends on what exactly you want to do - if you could... More
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Anastasia P
How much does it cost? I've been on the web site and I can't find a price anywhere for any package. It's very frustrating.
7 July 2015|
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Response from kitty0nthem0ve | Reviewed this property |
Hi Anastasia - it's about USD100-120 p/day. Yes it is expensive for the average backpacker I'll be the first to admit it but an experience of a lifetime and absolutely no regrets except only that I wish I could've afforded... More
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