Camping to Macaw clay and Sandoval lake Hike 4 Days
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Camping to Macaw clay and Sandoval lake Hike 4 Days
River boat for Camping deep in Amazon
Day 1: Your guide will be waiting for you at the bus terminal, airport or pick you up from your hotel and will take you to our office in Puerto Maldonado. Here we are going to check in and do some last minute shopping for things we might have forgotten such as batteries, repellent, water, snacks or rain poncho. Then we will go to the river port from where we will take our motorized boat to travel for 4-6 hours, lunch on board. We will travel through 3 rivers: Madre de Dios, Piedras and Pariamanu, this last river is one of the most beautiful rivers where it is possible to observe the jungle from both sides of the boat, it is possible to observe during our trip, native families, wood extraction activities and mining, then we will arrive at our camp where we will settle, after settling in we can do an introductory walk to the Amazon, depending on our arrival time at the camp, this will be a great opportunity to learn about the ecosystem of this area, which is rich in giant chestnut trees and to see the Brazil nut, after dinner we will take the boat to go observe caimans (alligator) that become visible in the dark with the help of our flashlights, then we will spend the night in our comfortable camp. In order to get up early the next day and be able to go and observe the macaw clay lick
Macaw Clay Lick / Paddle on Lagoon
Day 2: We will leave very early before breakfast to be able to see the first show, the arrival of parrots and parakeets, they usually arrive earlier than the macaws, after seeing these small parrots and seeing the macaws arrive, we will have our breakfast watching the arrival of The macaws that begin to arrive in pairs and settle in the trees near the clay lick, then when there is a large group of around 100 to 200 macaws, they will come down to eat the clay, a multicolored spectacle of flights and screams. This is a show you will never forget. After observing this wonderful macaw clay lick, we will return to the camp for a rest since we have gotten up early to see this spectacle. After lunch, we will travel in our boat for about 15 minutes, to visit a family of locals (López family) where we will visit a small Lake, (the lakes are formations of the meanders of the rivers). We will paddle in this small lake and be able to see a variety of birds, monkeys and maybe with luck a tapir that usually prowls this small lake. Return to our camp. Then we will do a night walk to see species that are only visible at night in the Amazon, return to the camp for dinner, we will spend the night in our comfortable tents.
Macaw Clay Lick / to Jungle Lodge
We will see the macaw clay lick again, to have the opportunity to see them again if we were not lucky the day before, a great day to see them again or just take more pictures.
Pariamanu clay lick
The Pariamanu clay lick is a bank approximately ten meters high on a side arm of the Pariamanu River, where several species of parrots and macaws gather in a magical display. The most famous visitor is the red and green macaw. These birds have to gather every morning to feed on the clay before they fly off in search of fruits and seeds in the jungle. This show lasts between one and three hours and follows a specific order. Small species such as parakeets and parrotlets arrive first, then parrots appear to be eventually followed by the significantly larger macaws that bring this exceptional explosion of color and sound to a dignified close.
Back to our camp we will have lunch, after lunch we return to Puerto Maldonado, approximately 3 hours and from there travel along the Madre de Dios River, in a trip of approximately 15 minutes, then we will arrive at our next lodge "Amazon Lodge Tambopata ” where we will accommodate ourselves in our comfortable rooms, then we will do a night walk to see species that are only visible at night in the Amazon, return to the lodge for dinner, we will spend the night in our comfortable lodge.
Hike to Lake Sandoval return to Pueto Maldonado city
Day 4.- After breakfast, we will prepare to visit Lake Sandoval for the whole day, from our lodge we will travel 10 minutes by boat until we reach the shores of the port of Lake Sandoval, from where we will enter the Tambopata Reserve “Lago Sandoval ”in a walk of approximately 1 hour, then we will arrive at the lake where we will take a rowing canoe to walk through this beautiful lake that houses a great variety of birds and animals. Then at noon we will have lunch in a restaurant on Lake Sandoval, after lunch those who wish can bathe in Lake Sandoval without any danger, then we will return to our lodge, Repack for back to Puerto Maldonado, transfer to the bus station or hotel.
$ 479 USD
Following Optional Jungle Hotels are available
Terms & Rules
There are no age restrictions for arrival
Pets are NOT allowed.
We accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express (AMEX).
We accept also Bank transfer to our account number and PayPal for credit card processing.
This is an “All inclusive tour from pick up till drop off”
Pick up from (Airport, bus station or hotel)
03 Nights accommodation in bungalow with private bathroom
2 Ticket entrances to natural reserve 1 to (Macaw clay lick) + 1 to (Sandoval lake)
1 Professional bilingual guide in the jungle
1 Motor boat transportation for all trips
Breakfast (3) Dinner (3) Lunch (3)
All activities listed in the itinerary
Purified Water 24 hours (To recharge your canteen)
Wellingtons (Rubber boots)
No additional payment for single room or (Solo traveler)
Storage room for large luggage
First aid kit
Drop off to (Airport or bus station)
Drinks bought at the bar
Domestic Flights or Bus from/to Cusco, Lima
Extra snacks and drinks
Extra snacks and drinks
- In these parts of the Amazon there are no land roads o access the jungle, most transportation is by motor boat.
- Motorboats are designed to carry 20 to 40 people on a trip
- We have scheduled daily times where speedboats transport to and from the natural reserve area, every day a speedboat arrives in the city of Puerto Maldonado around 9 am to catch some departing morning flights.
- Another boat leaves daily from Puerto Maldonado to the Nature Reserve starting at 9:50 am. In case there are flights arrivng before 11:30, we will wait for them to be able to leave as a group.
- One more boat leaves the nature reserve at approximately 4:00 pm. arriving in Puerto Maldonado at approximately 5:00 pm for people who have a night bus to Cusco or who will overnight in the city of Puerto Maldonado
- If you have flight out after 9:00 a.m. We recommended you to take our motor boat after breakfast so we can drop you off to the airport at any time your flight is scheduled for.
- Motorboats spend around $100 USD of gasoline per hour of transportation, we can open a new boat deperture for free if a minimum of 8 passengers want to leave from the natural reserve.
- If you are 2 people, we can arrange a motor boat to start the tour at anytime your flight arrives, for solo traveler please arrive before 9:30 am or let us know so we can manage in advance to join you to a group
- In case you want to leave the natural reserve at any time, we can rent a private boat for you, but it will cost $100 per hour depending on Jungle hotel location and it is required to pay in advance
What o bring: Copy of passport. + Mosquito repellent. + Comfortable and light clothing. Sunscreen. Sunglasses Cap. Water bottle. Flashlight. Camera, charger and battery. Rain gear (for example, rain poncho) between January and March. Cash.
If you cancel at least 90 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 40 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel between 40 and 90 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. Learn more about cancellations. (All tickets are non refundable)
What Time does this tour depart from Puerto Maldonado and arrive back In? Arriving by bus?
For people arriving by bus we start at 8:30 a.m departing from our office in Puerto Maldonado
Arriving by Plane? The first plane arriving to Puerto Maldonado is around 10:00 am and the last plane arrives at 4 p.m , so our first group will start the tour around 11:20 For peope arriving later than 12:00 pm we will start tour around 1:00 p.m, for LATAM airlines arriving at 4:00 p.m we will start thetour as soon as posible
Already in Puerto Maldonado? For people that are already in a hotel the pick up will be around 8:00 a.m and start tour at 8:30 a.m approximately
Vaccinations: There are no vaccines required to enter Peru. If you decide to take medicines. These are suggested indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel. For HEPATITIS B Recommended for Peru. Normally 2 months before travel. For RABIES Recommended for Peru. Normally 1 month before travel. For YELLOW FEVER Recommended for Peru. Normally 10 days before travel. Electricity: Depending on the accommodation in the jungle, electricity hours are limited during the day, most hotels offer several hours in the evening, usually until 10 pm, allowing travelers to charge their personal items.
What kind of weather can we find in the Amazon Jungle? It is sunny year-round, and like any other tropical rainforest, it can be hot and humid. The average year-round temperature is 27°C (80°F), with nights being slightly cooler. December to June is the rainy season, with April and May experiencing more rain, and temperatures normally between 23°C (73°F) and 30°C (86°F). July to November is the dry season, with temperatures from 26°C (78°F) to 40°C (104°F).