Tambo Ilusión offers a unique experience. Our cozy cabins have very comfortable double beds. Enjoy a natural setting, the sounds of nature, our gorgeous lagoon and protected forest.
Conveniently located only 6 km from the center of town.
Stay in one of our five quaint thatched roof cabins equipped with two very comfortable double beds. Enjoy our gorgeous secluded lagoon, natural setting, jungle trail and yoga classes. Tambo Ilusión offers an intimate retreat experience. Located 15 minutes from Tarapoto center, airport and Awashiyacu waterfalls. Service offered in English, Spanish, French.
We have a gorgeous fresh water lagoon you can swim in and where you can observe many bird species.
Nestled in the Amazon jungle, Tambo Ilusión is a beautiful property of 14 hectares (34.6 acres) recognized by the Ministry of Environment of Peru as a private conservation area and as such belongs to the large group of Protected Natural Areas of Peru at the same rank as Pacaya Samiria national reserve, Machu Picchu, etc.
Tambo Ilusión provides a welcomed change of pace to travelors looking to discover the flora and fauna of the Amazon jungle and be surrounded by nature. The wildlife lives freely in this little reserve.
Spend two nights or more in one of our quaint and rustic "tambos" (cabins).
At Tambo Ilusion, we also offer additional services for a reasonable price such as laundry service, afternoon and evening meals as well as organize transportation to and from the airport, transportation to and from town and tours. Go on one of the many excursions we can arrange for you. We would be happy to assist with your travel plans. Armando can organize treks in our area.
Additionally, if you are planning to visit Pacaya Samira natural reserve or other locations overnight, we offer you the option to leave your excess luggage, free of charge, providing you are returning for at least one night.
Interaction with Guests
Johanne and Armando, a Canadian/Peruvian couple are happy to share their unique home with travelors who are looking for an alternative to the usual tourist experience. We offer our guests an "experiential" travel experience. You will enjoy breakfast in our rustic house. For an small extra fee, let Armando guide you through the nature trail of the protected forest of Tambo Ilusion. For your wellness and pleasure, participate in a yoga class lead by Johanne in our beautiful maloca or receive a Reiki session. Armando will share with you how he built the eco-buildings and more!
Tambo Ilusión is located in the rural area of la Banda de Shilcayo, Tarapoto. An 800 meter dirt road leads to the entrance of Tambo Ilusión. There are few neighbors.
Located 6 km from the main plaza of Tarapoto, 15 minutes away from the airport and 15 km from Awashiyacu waterfalls, the main attraction of the area.
You can get around by mototaxis (rickshaws) or taxi.
Other Things to Note
If you are interested in doing tours in the area, we can give you recommendations.
Armando offers a 4 hour beautiful hike to cascades. You can book this tour directly with Armando.
Tambo Ilusión offers an intimate retreat experience. It is important to respect nature and the peace and quiet for other guests enjoyment.
No food is permitted in the rooms as it attracts the local fauna. Please leave all food items in our kitchen (even candy!).
What an amazing place! If you're looking for a real relaxed, jungle experience this is the place! The huts are a perfect little getaway from the busy city. Looking for a place like camp that relaxing, includes a lagoon and yoga studio, here's your chance! Thanks again to the wonderful hosts for a great stay and even more amazing food! We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this little jungle oasis :)
An experience like no other one, Armando and Johanne are great hostess, always willing to help and share their experiences and projects. Their preserved area in middle of jungle offers you days surrounded by real nature life in cozy cabanas called Tambo´s away from the noisy city. Be ready to wake up with the sound of the jungle, take a nap on the hamacas, swim on the pond or have a walk in the jungle. Lots of options for spending time without leaving preserved area. It´s only 10 min to city. Really good option... Thanks guys will never forget the wonderful expererience
Esta propiedad selvática "Tambo Ilusión" es operada por Johanne y Armando, una pareja canadiense/peruana. Johanne es originaria de Montreal Canadá y es instructora de yoga y maestra de Reiki. Otra de sus pasiones es cocinar deliciosas comidas saludables para los huéspedes. Armando, un líder en el movimiento de conservación de la naturaleza en Perú es originario de Lima. Después de muchos años viviendo en la zona de Cusco, donde trabajó como fotógrafo profesional, guía turístico en el Camino Inca y como guía de rafting, viajó a Tarapoto y encontró una hermosa propiedad y fue amor a primera vista. Armando hizo Tambo Ilusión su casa hace 28 años. Él ha estado protegiendo su propiedad su bosque y fuente de agua durante todos estos años. Armando y Johanne trabajan juntos buscando lograr un modo de vida armónico con la naturaleza de la selva amazónica y están felices de compartir su hogar con viajeros que buscan una alternativa a la experiencia turística usual.