Travel by boat several hours up the Tambopata River to reach the remote Tambopata Research Center Jungle Lodge, leaving the final traces of human habitation behind. Within the 700,000 hectares of uninhabited reserve sightings of monkeys, macaws, and other large species become more frequent. Jaguars are sometimes seen near the river bank. The comfortable 18 bedroom lodge was built more than twenty years ago (and rebuilt just a few years ago) with the object of lodging tourists and researchers alike and of protecting the adjacent macaw clay lick. The lodge rooms are unique due to the fact that one side of the room opens out onto the surrounding rainforest acting as a window into the forest allowing guests to enjoy this unique ecosystem even from the comfort of their hammocks.