We bring people together for wild nature, research and conservation
Accommodations and Facilities
Rustic | Comfortable | Low Impact | Wild Nature Immersion
Las Piedras Amazon Center (LPAC) provides a comfortable space to integrate with wild nature. It opts for simplicity and sustainability within the wild rainforest surroundings. LPAC offers researchers, students, creative minds, volunteers and explorers, a place to enjoy, learn about and get creative with the diverse rainforest ecosystem. Most of the infrastructure has been created using a mix of responsibly sourced hardwood timber, recycled vinyl and rammed earth.
LPAC is the starting point for more than 50km of hiking trails and research transects which extend across the 11,000 acre conservation area which LPAC protects. Wildlife is abundant within the reserve. Rare Amazonian wildlife such as Jaguar, Harpy Eagle, Spider Monkey and Anaconda all live within the LPAC reserve, roaming freely and sometimes seen on trails. The Center is located close to crystal clear streams, mini oxbow lakes and large (for the lowland Amazon) waterfalls.
The accommodation itself is rustic, with a Medicine Man-style charm. Raised and covered wooden platforms provide comfortable shared sleeping space. Camping areas with designated tent spaces can be booked for those wanting their own tent and extra privacy. Occasionally visitors may pitch tents on the raised platforms. LPAC has also recently begun offering Tentsile tree tents for those who want to sleep hanging from the trees. Camping stations have been setup in select spots around the reserve for expeditions.
LPAC has three medium-size platforms which each accommodates 4 bunk beds (8 people) or 4-6 tents. There is also one large platform which accommodates up to 6 bunk beds (12 people) or 6-10 tents. Visitors will be provided with a bed which includes comfortable mattress, pillow, thick mosquito net and clean sheets (changed weekly). Platforms are sturdy wooden decks, raised over a meter above the ground. Each platform is fully sheltered from the rain by a roof made of double-lined recycled vinyl (old advertising billboards from the capital).
LPAC has two dedicated camping areas, one on the ground and one in the trees. There are 10 available camping spaces on the ground. Visitors who would like more privacy might prefer to bring a tent and camp instead of stay on the platforms. Onsite staff will be able to assist with weather-proofing and best practice for pitching tents in the rainforest environment. Visitors are also able to stay in LPAC’s Tree Camp, kindly sponsored by Tentsile. There are 7 tree tents which allow visitors to sleep hanging between 1-30 meters off the ground.
Strategic | Uncontacted | Watershed
Amazon Academy Volunteer and Internship Programs
Make your trip to the Amazon worthwhile by exchanging your time for new skills and a once in a lifetime experience
Forest Ranger Program
Join the Amazon's First and Only Forest Ranger Program and Assist in Directly Protecting Rainforest
Work alongside, support & learn from ARCAmazon's forest rangers during their daily mission to study and protect 4,500 hectares of important forest in Las Piedras
Wildlife Research Volunteer
Learn How to Research and Monitor Wild Species in a Mega-Diverse Ecosystem
Volunteer alongside wildlife researchers in the Amazon rainforest and learn valuable neotropical wildlife monitoring skills
Field Research Internship
Ask Your Own Questions and Undertake Your Own Field Research Project in the Amazon Rainforest
This is an opportunity to run your own mini field research project from start to finish in the Amazon rainforest with the guidance and support of our field research teams
Wildlife Care Volunteer
Help Care for and Rehabilitate Rescued Wild Animals at a Busy Animal Shelter
Volunteer at a busy animal rescue and rehabilitation center based near Puerto Maldonado and get up close and personal with some of the species at the center
Community Outreach Volunteer
Support the Education Needs and Help Improve the Lives of a Rainforest Community
Support the development and education needs of a remote rainforest-based community while helping to build better relationships between ARCAmazon and the local people of Las Piedras
Community Engagement Internship
Co-Develop and Implement Projects Together with Rainforest-based Communities
Get a deeper understanding of a rainforest-based community and help us understand the people's needs while co-developing projects and systems to support and improve their lives
Green Living Program
Co-Create a Demonstration Center with Green Living, Earth Building and Permaculture Practices
Help us reduce our impact on the rainforest by supporting the on-going improvements to the living environments at the Las Piedras Amazon Center and neighboring communities
Creative for Conservation
Get Creative to Protect Amazon Rainforest with Media, Art and Writing
Creative media such as video, photography, music and art, is one of the most successful tools for engaging people in conservation. If you have creative talents, join this program.
We know research in the Peruvian Amazon. Let us work with you to deliver the perfect research project.
Researcher Facilities & Services
Use Amazon Center for research and logistics experitise in the Peruvian Amazon
Let us help you with the challenging logistics associated with research in the Peruvian Amazon
Co-create projects with conservation researchers based locally in the Peruvian Amazon
Help advance key research themes in the Madre de Dios Region. Choose projects that are important, locally.