Tambopata National Reserve is located in the Amazon basin in the department of Madre de Dios province, in the Southeastern part of Peru. Puerto Maldonado serves as a gateway for tours to Tambopata.
It is one of the most popular destinations in Peru. Primarily because of its close proximity to Cusco which allows travelers to take an hour’s flight or an overnight bus after visiting Machu Picchu.
Tambopata Peru is rich in biodiversity. It is home to different brightly coloured parrots and Macaws that primarily feed on clays here.
Collpa Chuncho is the best example of this. Hundreds of brightly colored Parrots and Macaws fly here every morning to lick the clay. The clay here is rich in a specific type of mineral that helps them to flush out toxins from their bodies.
Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick is truly a magical and an unmissable sight in Peruvian Amazon Rainforest.
On this four day tour, you will be getting a detailed insight into the life of locals living here. Accompanied by an English speaking local tour guide, you will be spotting different mammal species including giant otters that inhabit on the shores of Madre de Dios river and Tambopata River.
You will also get to see different animals and birds, most are distinct to the region. As local tour operators, we aim to offer authentic experience. We will be serving delicious native meals each time so you get to savor the best of the Amazonian food.
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Day 01: Puerto Maldonado Town – Tambopata National Park
Your epic trip to Tambopata National Reserve Peru begins with a transfer from the airport or bus terminal in Puerto Maldonado. We will be driving you to our office in the city where you will have time to rest and store your bags.
Our local expert will be meeting you later that day in our office and will be briefing you on what to expect on your three days tour to Tambopata National Reserve Peru.
Departure from our office in our mobility (4 x 4) by paved road an average of 48 km, then enter a dirt road by middle of the forest for approximately 18 km to the banks of the Tambopata River.
Along the dirt road you will have the opportunity to see birds flying over the car, monkeys on the trees, small farm lands, we may stop to buy some of the fruits sold by the local farmers.
Once we arrive to the river we will take our boat to cross the river to our lodge 15 min. boat ride.
Once installed in the afternoon will do an introductory walk to the rainforest with great opportunity to see and hear many species of animals. There are many big trees, monkeys are always in our forest so as birds which are easy to see.
After the walk you will have the opportunity to go to the top of our canopy tower, the views from the top are amazing, several kilometers of rainforest at the level of your feet.
Then in the evening an incredible opportunity to see animals of nocturnal habits. The jungle dark revealing their secrets that only is experienced on a night walk tour.
Many frogs of several colors, night monkeys, kinkajou, snakes, stick insects, tarantulas among others are the animals expected to be seen in this activity highly recommended.
Day 02: Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick – Jungle Exploring
We wake up very early, at 4:30, to leave at 5:00 a.m. to our destination. Then a trip of approximately 1:30 hours boat trip.
On the way we will have the incredible opportunity to see Capybaras, which are the largest rodents in the world, tapirs. And, you can even see the South American feline, the Jaguar, many of our customers (35%) have seen this beautiful feline and they have photographic evidence of these encounters with these mammals.
Once arrived to the Macaw clay lick we will see hundreds of parrots of different species who come to eat clay on the wall adjacent to the River.
We will accommodate us in our chairs to wait to begin one of the most beautiful natural shows of the birds in the world. Species of large Macaws the most colorful of America, reds and Greens, blue and yellows and the scarlet’s Macaws gather to eat clay needed in they daily diet to eliminate toxins.
Parrots such as the blue headed, orange cheek, white eyed, dusky headed, among other come every day to same place for same purpose.
Return to our lodge, and we will have time to rest at the hammocks house. Then, at middle day you will have the opportunity to go to swim at the river, this is optional.
In the afternoon you are going to go in a etnobotanical long jungle walk to learn about medicinal plants, amazon types of wood and a great opportunity to see more mammals.
By night free to rest or possibility of another night hike (highly recommended), this activity will be possible according the weather conditions.
Day 03: Mammal Clay Lick – Jungle Exploring – Piranhas Fishing
This day we will get up early to enjoy the sunrise of the jungle of Tambopata, and up on the Canopy tower at height of 40 meters the view will be impressive sunrise will make it the best experience and we will get to observe the beauty of our rainforest.
After a breathtaking view, we will enjoy our delicious breakfast.
The next activity will be full adventure, we prepare to do Kayaking in the river a fun experience in the jungle. Our goal is reach the “El Gato” creek where we will have the opportunity to do some sport Fishing the main fish is the piranha!
Near the creek there is also a “chacra”(farming area) which we will visit and where there will be the possibility to taste some fruits of the season, you will see different species of fruit trees. After we will return to the lodge for lunch.
Our last activity of the afternoon will be to visit in a forest walk the mammals clay lick, it is located at 2 kilometers away of our lodge and the best time is the afternoon, so there is a long walk but with great chance to see wildlife and enormous big tree on the way.
At night free to rest and enjoy some of the drinks we have at our bar.
Day 04: Tambopata Lodge – Puerto Maldonado City – Airport or Bus Station
After relishing another native breakfast, we will check out from the lodge and take the boat back to the pier. Our driver will be waiting here for your transfer back to our office in Puerto Maldonado.
Depending on your flight/bus timing, we will be transferring you to the airport or bus terminal.
Tambopata National Reserve Peru Includes:
- Pick up from the airport or bus station
- Professional tour guide
- Land transfer (4X4)
- Motor boat
- All meals, breakfast, Lunch, dinner
- 03 night at lodge
- Rubber boots
- Frist-aid Kit
- Entrance tickets to the Tambopata National Reserve
Tambopata National Reserve Peru Does Not Include:
- Bar consumption (alcoholic beverages)
Recommended to Carry on your Tambopata National Reserve Peru Tour:
- Original passport
- Sunscreen, sun Hat
- Walking shoes, sandals
- Mosquito repellent
- Small backpack
- Long sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green coloured)
- Long cotton trousers
- Raincoat, toiletries, small towel, toilet paper
Tambopata National Reserve Peru Group Service Cost:
Adult $ 450.00
(Group size minimum 2 / maximun 10)
Locations Visited: Tambopata and Chuncho Clay Lick
Frequency: 4 Times of week
Physical Grading: 1-2-3-4-5
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