We will begin the tour at 8:30 in the morning pick up from your hotel. We will have 2 hours of travel, the first hour on our interoceanic highway, then on a small road traveled to reach the banks of the Tambopata River. Our boat will be waiting for us, to move 30 minutes upriver to our ecolodge on the Tambopata river.
On the way we will observe capybaras and many coastal birds along the riverbank. Upon arrival at the hostel, we will receive a welcome drink. The administrator will give us a brief description of all our services during your stay with us.
We will provide your respective room. Then you can walk in a primary forest where, your guide will provide you with detailed information of the Tambopata national reserve, the uncontacted tribes, survival techniques, general information about the main medicinal plants and economic activities, in this part of the Peruvian Amazon
When it gets dark we will go by boat to the river to be lucky enough to observe alligators, capybaras and maybe some predator that is near the river at night wanting to hunt something.
Today we will visit the Chuncho Macaw clay lick, so we will get up very early and after a delicious coffee, we will continue at 5:00 am upstream for approximately 1 hour. With all the sunrise just for us in our boat.
We are quite likely to observe jaguars or perhaps an anaconda on the banks of the Tambopata national reserve.
Upon arriving at our destination, chuncho macaw lick clay. We will know a complete show of parrots and macaws, we will learn closely the reasons why these birds and many other mammals that need the clay of this wall in their daily diet throughout the year.
It is a unique show that entertains us, from 6:00 a.m. at 11:00 a.m. Our delicious breakfast will be in front of the Collpa Chuncho.
After this activity we will continue to our lodge where we will have our delicious lunch, after replenishing our energies, we will take our kayak and enter the waters of the Tambopata River to enjoy this highly safe and recommended activity.
Dinner at the lodge and then we will take our flashlights for a night walk in search of insects, arachnids, tarantulas and maybe some snake, armadillo, night monkey or some tapir near the Lodge.
When we wake up we will hear the sounds of the birds, maybe the howler monkeys, enjoying the sunrise. After breakfast, we will go to the mammalian collpa.
where you can see different species of animals: (tapir, capybara, wild pigs, lazy bears ...) feeding on salts and minerals with digestive properties in this place.
On the way back to the lodge, you can see birds, butterflies, monkeys (spiders, friars, cappuccinos, howlers ...).
Lunch at the lodge and then we will go out to visit the farm. where we will have information on the variety of crop plants in the area, such as: cassava, sugar cane, oranges, banana, among others ... and why not, try these fruits of the region according to the time of the year, as well as the medicinal plants that the locals use so far to calm their ailments.
Today we will wake up at 5:30 a.m., our boat will take us back to Puerto Maldonado, where before arriving at our offices we will have a delicious breakfast and then we will go to the pier, where we will embark for a period of 1 hour. approximately. towards the pier of Lake Sandoval.
After checking at the checkpoint. We begin a hike along a 3 km (2 mile) trail, observing the biodiversity that surrounds us until we reach a connector channel, where we will embark on a rowing boat from there we will navigate through the palm-flooded forest, which leads We to the open waters of this beautiful lake.
This place is beautiful, full of wildlife: where we will observe amazing insects, small and large and very colorful birds, monkeys in their natural habitat play among themselves, feed or maybe just go from one place to another.
Lunch - return to Puerto Maldonado.
Then we will try our delicious typical lunch. In the local family that is happy to receive us, they offer us a refreshing juice of the fruit of the region, to quench our thirst as a welcome. And we prepare for the return by the same route that we enter, arriving in Puerto Maldonado for the transfer to your hotel or bus station.
Questions & Answers
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
What to bring for this 4 days tambopata tour?
Amazon Rainforest suggested list excursion
- Backpack rain cove
- Mesh laundry bag
- Toiletry bag with hygiene essentials
- one quart largemouth water bottles (we will provide you with water so you can refill it any time)
- Small headlamp with a L.E.D. bulb & extra batteries
- water shoes ( We will provide you with rubber boots at Jungle Lodge)
- Chaco o Teva type sandals
- 1 bottle of DEET bug repellent
- 1 bottle of sun screen (waterproof)
- 4 pairs of socks
- 4 pairs of underwear
- 1 bathing suits
- 2 shorts
- 1 rain jacket or plastic poncho
- 1 long sleeve shirts
- 4 short sleeve shirts
- winter jacket and shell
- 1 sweatshirts or sweaters
- wide brim hat
Pocket size English/Spanish dictionary
Guide book for Peru (lonely planet, rough guide, or similar) At least 1 novel to read
- 1 set Gore-Tex (or similar waterproof breathable material) pants and jacket storm gear
- Watch with alarm
- snorkel, fins, mask
- approach or summer hiking boot
- digital camera
Useful things to know before you go
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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.
- 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.