After your arrival in Puerto Maldonado we will take you by bus for 1 hour, followed by a motorized boat trip also for 1 hour to the lodge. Your first taste of Amazonian cuisine will be a lunch while traveling along the river, leaving the city behind to enjoy the incredible landscapes of the jungle.
A thirty-minute walk from the hostel leads to the 34-meter scaffolding canopy tower. A railing staircase that crosses the center provides safe access to the upstairs platforms. The tower has been built on high ground, which increases the horizon of the continuous primary forest that extends into the Tambopata National Reserve. From here, there are likely to be views of mixed species canopy flocks, as well as toucans, macaws and raptors.
The light shines against the savannah, highlighting its white color against the dark night of the jungle. When the bright light blinks, the moths begin to flutter towards her. At night, while you walk, observing insects, it is possible to discover some new species unknown to science.
A two-hour motor boat ride from the lodge, deep in the Tambopata National Reserve, will stop at Chuncho's clay lick. After a short walk (approx 5 minutes), you will have the opportunity to see dozens of large macaws feeding on the special sodium-rich clays from the riverbank. Chuncho's clay colpa probably attracts more macaws larger than any other clay colpa in the world and the sight of dozens of macaws taking flight is truly unforgettable. The time of our stay will depend on the weather and the amount of activity of macaws, since the birds do not visit the clay lick when it rains.
Meet the charismatic Don Manuel from the neighboring community of Condenado. Just five minutes downstream from the lodge, organically grow a variety of popular and unknown Amazonian crops. On this excursion to the fruit farm, every plant and tree you see has a purpose.
Along the ethnobotanical path, you will find a variety of plants and trees that are used by the local population for at least the same variety of purposes. Learn about medicinal uses such as: Garlic-Sacha, Venison Yucca, Cat's Claw, Charcot-Sacha, Para-Para, among many others.
It's time to say goodbye, as the expedition comes to an end.
Your visit will make a direct contribution to the scientific projects of Wired Amazon and its conservation efforts going forward learning about the biodiversity of the Tambopata National Reserve.
You will make the trip back to the city to the airport for your domestic flight onwards.
The Eco Lodge Refuge is spacious, with a bar, massage center and buffet service within the Tambopata National Reserve. This ecological hostel is home to Wired Amazon, the first citizen science project that turns explorers into citizen scientists.
The accommodation includes a 45-meter square room with mosquito nets, a private bathroom and an open wall that overlooks the forest.
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.