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Jiron Aguajales 604 Banda de Shilcayo, Tarapoto 22200 Peru
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  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Doctors available 24/7
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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Tambo Ilusion retreat center is located in the countryside 15 minutes away from the center of Tarapoto city. Tambo Ilusion is recognized by the minister of Environment as a "private conservation area" for the ecological services that are practiced here. The owner, Armando Rodriguez has been protecting his property for the past 32 years and in this time, the forest has been able to regenerate itself. The grounds are beautiful and are the home of many species of animals like birds, monkeys, opposums, etc. who roam around freely. Tambo Ilusion's mission is a tripod of nature conservation, environmental education and ecotourism. Ecotourism is a very important activity for Tambo Ilusion as it financially supports the other activities practiced on the land. In 2011, Armando's Canadian life partner joined him and together they created the retreat center building 6 cozy "tambos" to receive a maximum of 14 guests and a beautiful maloca where yoga classes are offered on request. Johanne's passion for yoga, cooking and health was the perfect addition to Armando's dream of developing ecotourism activities. In 2014, Tambo Ilusion was recognized as one of the top 5 yoga centers of Peru as well as one of the ecological resorts to discover in 2015 by "El Comercio" newspaper. At Tambo Ilusion, expect to be greeted warmly and treated like a special guest, to be surrounded by natural beauty, to sleep in very comfortable beds in quaint and rustic wooden cabins with a high thatched roof and a hammock hanging on the porch, cool off swimming in the freshwater lagoon and relax on the dock, listen to the sounds of the wildlife, eat very well... Different packages are offered to live the "Tambo Ilusion" experience in the jungle of Peru! Each package includes all vegetarian meals, a guided walk in the trail of the protected forest and plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings and more!
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Karin E wrote a review Apr. 2021
Cusco, Peru8 contributions
This is my third-time returning to Tambo Ilusion and what a joy it was to come back! I came for a yoga retreat in 2015, a liver cleanse in 2016 and returned with my mom in 2021 for another 8-day liver cleanse. Johanne and Armando were incredible hosts and made our stay relaxing and beautiful. After the cleanse I felt rejuvenated and clear thanks to the food we ate and the environment we were able to relax in. Since 2015, the Tambos have been beautifully renovated to include personal bathrooms with a spacious shower, and a screened-in front porch with two hammocks. We spent alot of time in our lovely hammocks reading, chatting and watching the monkeys, and birds in the jungle. It was really great to experience the additions. The food was delicious throughout: healthy, beautifully presented, and colorful! We spent our days attending yoga classes in the mallorca, swimming in the lagoon, walking in the jungle, visiting Johanne's horse (in a field with a view!) and relaxing in our hammocks. I would highly recommend Tambo Ilusion for anyone who is looking for a relaxing and healthy jungle vacation.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Wynne B wrote a review Apr. 2021
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My first ever all inclusive retreat and what a treat it was. My daughter and I just finished a 10 day visit to Tambo Illusion for the 8-day liver detox . Johanne and Armando were wonderful hosts as they showed us this jungle retreat that they have created. They have built a little paradise set on the hillside with jungle all around. We saw toucannets and monkeys daily as they moved across the property. Johannes care and support through the detox week made it easy to focus on letting go and just detoxing and relaxing. Johanne made letting go of caffeine, alcohol, gluten and dairy possible and actually quite easy. Despite the foreboding weather forecasts of 80-100% rain the entire length of our stay, our days were glorious with sun and rain and clouds. You could count on the weather changing every few hours. Many a day we ended up in the natural pond above the tambos, swimming and birdwatching on the floats. The 8 days includes Reiki massage and yoga with many suggestions for other ways to find relaxation, grounding and release. The food was delicious and nourishing and filling. I will be back !!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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ellie480 wrote a review Dec. 2019
Trois-Rivieres, Canada1 contribution
it'a a amazing place, good people, good vibe, good food and the yoga space it's perfect for group. The host it's so attentive and open for all request you can may have. The food is delicious ans healthy
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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KristyS wrote a review Sep. 2019
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My stay at Tambo Illusion was perfect for some post dieta down time before travelling to Lima. It was beautiful to be cooked delicious and healthy meals that Johanne happily adjusted to meet post dieta requirements. I was so inspired by the food that I also bought Johanne's cook book to continue making the recipes at home. Johanne and Armando are both beautiful people, and have created a wonderful sanctuary away from the busy city where one can enjoy the simplicity and perfection of the natural world whilst having all the comforts one really needs - good company, good food, a comfortable bed, a hot shower and a hammock! Thank you for looking after me during my stay xx
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Kim S wrote a review Jun. 2019
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I enjoyed staying at Tambo Ilusion as Armando has conserved and created a Jungle sanctuary that nourished my soul. Johannes yoga was gentle and very effective along with her Reiki was extremely relaxing. Johanne is an incredible cook and her love of food was evident because the food was absolutely divine!! I am still salivating. It was simple but very tasty. Johanne also holds space that is safe to be open and vulnerable and feeling comfortable and accepted. I absolutely love her passion and quest for knowledge. Beyond attending Johannes retreats, I would recommend her cookbook.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: The windows had screens on them which minimized bugs along with the incense they provided.
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Responded Jun. 28, 2019
Dear Kim S Thank you so much for taking the time to share about your experience participating in the detox retreat here at Tambo Ilusion Wellness Retreat Center. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience and the different parts of the detox: the healthy and delicious food, the, Reiki session, the guided walk in the protected forest, swimming in the lagoon, swinging in your hammock, yoga classes... It is great that you had the chance to observe the monkeys playing in the trees as we practiced yoga! Those are special moments we love our guests to experience. It was a real pleasure to share our home and passions with you. Thank you so much for coming. And thank you for recommending us! Know that you have made a difference in protecting a part of the Amazon forest by coming to spend quality time with us as Tambo Ilusion nature conservation area! It is much appreciated! Thank you for sharing a beautiful week with us. We look forward to your next visit. Kindest regards, Johanne and Armando
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US$89 - US$92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PeruSan Martin RegionTarapoto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tambo Ilusión
Which popular attractions are close to Tambo Ilusión?
Nearby attractions include Catarata Pucayaquillo (5.4 km), Las Cataratas de Ahuashiyacu (5.8 km), and Tambo Ilusión (0.05 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tambo Ilusión?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Tambo Ilusión?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Tambo Ilusión?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tambo Ilusión?
Conveniently located restaurants include ZYGO Cafe, La Patarashca Restaurant, and Dona Zully.
Does Tambo Ilusión have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Tambo Ilusión offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.