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
TROPICAL FUNGI CONSERVATION RESEARCH
Cultivate and Learn about Tropical Fungi Ecology and their uses in Sustainable Food Systems
CAIMAN AND HERPETOFAUNA CONSERVATION RESEARCH
Study Population Dynamics, Behaviors, and Population Status of Four Caiman Species
PERMACULTURE AND FORESTRY VOLUNTEER
Build and Improve Onsite Sustainability Systems to Help Reduce our Ecological Footprint
Tropical Mammal Conservation Research
Research Terrestrial and Arboreal Wildlife such as Tapirs, Anteaters, and Ocelots
Drone Mapping and Spatial Ecology
Participate in Conservation-Based Drone Mapping and Spatial Monitoring
PRIMATE CONSERVATION RESEARCH
Study Primates with a Specific Focus on the Endangered Peruvian Black Spider Monkey
ARCAmazon is looking for volunteers and interns to assist us with applied research of wild and endangered primate groups in the remote, primary rainforests of the Peruvian Amazon. Volunteers and interns will support the vital work of our Primate Conservation Research Team, based at the Las Piedras Amazon Center (LPAC). Our task is to better understand the current status–and support conservation action–of the endangered Peruvian black spider monkey (Ateles chamek) and at least 9 other species of primate found in the Las Piedras Watershed. Research undertaken by the primate team helps us determine conservation strategies for ARCAmazon and its partners…
Forest Ranger Program
Join the team on the Frontline of Forest Conservation
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
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.