Biologists and birdwatchers will be in paradise here. Tambopata is one of the world’s most biodiverse regions, and is home to thousands of species of birds, insects, reptiles and mammals. You will be enthralled by the song and dance of Mother Nature in all her finery!
Four traditional Amazonian hardwood bungalows providing a total of more than 250 sqm of flexible accommodation, linked by covered walkways, and set in well-maintained gardens on the banks of the Rio Tambopata. Well-kept, signposted trails lead into 117 acres of primary and secondary forest, where you will find massive lupuna, renaco, castaña, remo caspi and other magnificent amazonian trees.
Aficionados of Amazonian plant medicine will find plantations of ayahuasca and chacruna, as well as toé, bobinsana, chiric sanango and others.
Sipapu comprises a perfect blend of creature comforts and off-grid living in the heart of the Amazon forest. Reached only by boat, security is built-in. The kitchen/diner comes complete with a wide range of appliances, including a state of the art Samsung fridge/freezer, and is fully equipped to cater for groups of 20+. Take a look at our website.
All spaces are serviced by 220V electricity, which comes via a 3000W Solar installation, comprising 4 Peimar 60-cell solar panels and 3000W MPP Inverter/Charge controller, backed up when needed by two 3000W gasoline generators.
Water is pumped from a well on site, delivered to showers and toilets, and filtered for drinking.
Various chacras (jungle plantations) provide a range of foods. There are various types of banana and plantain, coconut, pineapple, star fruit, oranges, lemons, pumpkin, avocado, copoazu, cacao and a range of tropical palm fruits.
The site is well equipped with tools needed to maintain the chacras, buildings and installations. You have everything you need, from screwdrivers to two chainsaws and a strimmer.
A 13m fibreglass flat-bottomed riverboat, complete with 40HP Yamaha outboard motor is included in the sale.
The property is ideally placed for eco-tourism, and there are a number of other ecolodges nearby. The Tambopata Nature Reserve is across the river, and innumerable attractions are easily reachable by boat, from clay licks where macaws and parrots of all kinds gather every day, to cayman sites and the famous Tres Chimabadas Lake. The adventurous may wish to explore further upriver, approaching the foothills of the Andes and the Manu Bioreserve.
The nearest town, Puerto Maladonado, is 2.5 hours downriver by boat. It takes 3.5 hours upriver to reach the property. Puerto Maldonado is very much the gateway to the Lower Amazon. It has a range of hotels and an airport. The flight to/from Lima takes 90 minutes.
While Sipapu makes for a perfect mid-sized retreat centre, it also makes a unique home. For the last year, it has been very much the latter for us. The trials and tribulations of the world seem very far away. Indeed, it is as though one has arrived on another planet, one where life is deeply interwoven with the land, the trees, the river, and the cycle of the seasons.
Sipapu is a deeply restorative place. We hope the new owners will continue to care for the forest, and in return receive its countless, magical blessings. Please visit our landing page for further images and video.