Birdwatching ang Giant Otter by Explorers 7 Days
With this Peru Amazon tour we will share with you our passion for the Amazon birdwatching, this is an unparalleled experience in the Peruvian Amazon jungle that will allow you to birdwatch some of the most unique species of birds in different ecosystems such as high forest, bamboo forest, very lowlands, swampy areas, forest terrain, river banks during the day. and at night and much more in the heart of the Tambopata National Reserve. You will have the opportunity to observe birds such as the famous Amazon Kingfisher, Orinoco Goose, the Black Caracara, the Bat Hawk, the Great Potoo, the rare Hoatzin or the impressive Hornet Screamer among others.
Your specialized guide will wait for you at the airport and take you to the office, where you can repack and leave in the storage room everything you will not need in this part of your trip. Then we continue to the port in the native community of Infierno.
During this tour we can make some stops in order to observe birds among other animals, we will have the opportunity to see species of oropendolas, tanagers and fly traps, etc.
During our boat trip to our jungle lodge, visitors will receive a boxed lunch and we will also have a chance to see shore birds such as Cocoi Heron and Capped Heron etc.
After a short rest we will take a short introductory walk to look for some nocturnal species, such as the griffon-bellied screech owl, and with a bit of luck we will be able to observe the horned owl.
There will be a very early breakfast before visiting the parrot clay lick, located 10 minutes by boat from the main lodge, after which we will return on foot.
In the clay lick we can see yellow crowned parrot, orange cheeked parrot, chestnut-fronted macaw, blue-headed parrot and sometimes we can even see scarlet macaws.
During the return walk we will be looking for some specialized varieties of birds that inhabit the surroundings. Some of the species found include striped anthill, pectoral sparrow, rufous-fronted anthill, pale-winged trumpeter, blue-crowned motmot, and musician wren, among others.
After lunch we will visit Lake Chica, a 20 minute walk from the lodge, to look for species of toucans and aracaries. We will also have the opportunity to see other species such as the black-capped Donacobius and the little cuckoo.
On our return we will try to spot some species of owls.
We have an early breakfast before embarking on a full day hike, complete with boxed lunch, exploring the primary and secondary forests.
We will hike approximately 6km in total, in order to look for as much variety of species as possible, hopefully including some mixed flocks that could include Half-Collar Puffbird, Shrike-White-winged Tanager, Ant-Red-crowned Tanager, Pavonine Quetzal. , Round-tailed manakin, scaly-backed anthill, white-throated anthill, blue-crowned trogon, curly-crested aracari, golden-necked tucanet and many others.
The return to the lodge will be around 4 p.m.
After breakfast we will visit a tower 42 meters high, to observe the birds of the canopy. Some species that can be observed include Golden Bearded, Amazonian Pygmy Owl, White Neck Puffbird, Paradise Tanager, Turquoise Tanager, Green and Golden Tanager, as well as the possibility of seeing species of macaws, parrots, toucans. and aracaries, and hopefully the endangered harpy eagle.
After Lunch we will embark on a walk along the Chica Lake trail, this walk will pass through several different types of forests, which will allow us the opportunity to see perhaps the blue-necked turkey, the black-spotted naked eye, the legged hornero pale, the band-tailed jumper, the yellow-headed jumper. fire, cream-necked woodpecker and many other species.
An early breakfast where we will also receive packed lunches for the day.
We walk directly to Lake Cocococha, a 5 km hike, which we will try to do as early as possible to enjoy bird watching during sunrise, where we can see Horned Screamer, Anhinga and various types of Jacanas and Kingfishers
Hopefully we might see the rare Agami heron, the pointed-tailed nuthatch, and the long-billed nuthatch. Also the possibility of seeing giant river otters in danger of extinction.
After a couple of hours paddling around the lake, we will return to the lodge, exploring the forest on the way in search of new species.
After dinner there is the option of a boat ride on the river to spot alligators, with the possibility of spotting species of nocturnal birds such as the ladder-tailed nightjar, the common foal and the tropical screech owl.
We will take this last opportunity to walk the trails in order to look for species that have not yet been seen, explore some of the different areas of the forest, or perhaps repeat some of the activities that guests would like to experience again. .
Either before or after dinner, we will embark on a night hike to search for owls and other nocturnal species.
We have an early breakfast and prepare for our departure from the lodge.
Departure time is scheduled according to flight schedules for guests who finish their tour on the same day.
Guests are taken from the port to our Puerto Maldonado office and then to the airport.
06 nights accommodation
Round-trip airport transfer
Local English-Spanish speaking guide
Breakfast (6) Dinner (6) Lunch (6)
Entrance to the Tambopata national reserve
First aid kit
Drinks bought at the bar
Transportation from/to Cusco
Extra snacks and drinks
Traveler pickup is offered
Padre Aldamiz International Airport (Puerto Maldonado)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Note: departure to the airport on day 3 will take place right after breakfast. Please plan your departure flight accordingly
It is recommended you bring light pants, long sleeved shirts, hiking shoes, rain jacket, day pack, flashlight, binoculars, pocket knife and insect repellent
Minimum age is 5 years old
Maximum luggage per person is 30 pounds (15 kg) Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Note: to conserve energy, the power is turned off for a short amount of time in the afternoon. Due to this, it is possible the lodge will be hot during this time.
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel between 7 and 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. Learn more about cancellations.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during this tour?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are: Face masks required for travelers in public areas Face masks required for guides in public areas Face masks provided for travelers Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
What is the policy on sanitization during this tour?
The policies on sanitization are:
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What is the social distancing policy during this tour?
The policies on social distancing are:
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during this tour?
The policies on staff health & safety are:
Guides required to regularly wash hands Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
What is the maximum group size during this tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.
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).