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Chaparri Eco Lodge

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The wonderful Chaparri Eco-Lodge is a 90 minute drive from Chiclayo on the coast of northern Peru. It is situated in an oasis on the Chaparri Conservation Area, a community-owned natural reserve alive with wildlife.

The pristine area features grassy rolling hills, desert landscapes, imposing rock walls and a myriad of trees and cacti. What's more, this remote habitat shelters a wild population of threatened species including the Andean spectacled bear, and there is also a rescue centre for bears and other animals confiscated from illegal captivity. You can explore the park from the lodge on a network of trails which provide excellent wildlife and bird-watching opportunities. The lodge has a dozen or so simple en-suite rooms, built from adobe with traditional artworks painted onto the walls. The main building houses the comfortable common areas with hammocks and a dining area with books and binoculars to learn more about the regions wildlife. Meals are created from home-cooked Peruvian fare.

This lodge is a wildlife-lover's dream- 15 mammal species, 28 reptiles and 283 birds have been recorded in the area. The property is particularly popular with bird watchers: there are plenty of hummingbirds, finches, kingfishers, parakeets and condors. As well as bears, it is common to spot peccaries, deer and foxes, and there are also puma and ocelot in the area. Among reptiles, snakes, lizards and iguanas are found in the area and there is a reptile house on site.

Chaparri Eco Lodge

This unique eco lodge is hidden in the desert environment of northern Peru and is a haven for the areas unique wildlife including the famed Spectacle bear, inspiration for Paddington.

Mary Anne Nelson
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

  • Ben Line
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    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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