TAMBOPATA CLASSIC EXPEDITION 4 DAYS TOUR

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Note: We require minimum two passengers traveling together If single traveler ask for the supplement.

The trip is full of adventure, with possibilities to find wild animals and the most attractive landscapes of Tambopata : The amazing macaw clay lick “collpa” in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park and the wonderful Sandoval lake in the Tambopata – Candamo Reserved Zone.

 

Duration 4 days and 3 nights
Departures Daily departures
Activities Walks through the heart of the reserved area of Tambopata Candamo and the Bahuaja Sonene National park .
A special birding tour for nature lovers in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon
Airfares Not included, available upon request (LP 073 and LP 076)
Meals included as specified below
Customizable YES, feel free to ask for extra services
Not Included Entrance to the Protected Area of Tambopata (USD $24.00 per person).

 

DAY 1 ARRIVAL PUERTO MALDONADO

Reception at the airport and transportation to the Wasai MALDONADO Ecolodge, where you will receive a welcoming tropical fruit beverage. You will embark for a 4 hour motorboat trip up the Tambopata River to Wasai TAMBOPATA Lodge & Research Center (box lunch on route). During the trip we will be able to observe the local farms, while groups of birds pass over the boat. Opportunity to see families of Capybaras, the largest rodents in the world. Reception, accommodation at the lodge.
After a short rest we will have a brief introductory walk in the forest nearby to learn basic principles of ecology and hear some wildlife natural history and observe the nocturnal life of insects, frogs of various colours, and an occasional encounter with nocturnal mammals. Return to the lodge for dinner. We will enjoy the diverse sounds of the jungle which will accompany our first night in Amazonia. Overnight at Wasai TAMBOPATA Lodge. (L, D).

DAY 2 MACAW CLAY LICK “COLLPA”

Early wake up at 4:30 am to take a light breakfast (coffee or tea), to begin with our 40-minute journey upstream to the Macaw Clay Lick “El Chuncho” in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. We will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural sceneries and wildlife of the riverbanks. At our arrival, if weather permits, we will observe one of the greatest wildlife spectacles where hundreds of parrots and different species of macaws gather to eat clay, an unforgettable experience. Then, we will walk through the river beach searching for animal footprints while we have refreshment. In the middle morning we return to the lodge to have breakfast and then take a rest to relax or do the adventure activities like: zip line, tree climbing, etc. or enjoy the facilities and the surroundings of Wasai.
(At 11 am) We leave again to take a 10 minute river journey to enjoy “Cascadas del Gato”
(Cat Cascades), where we will swim in a “natural Jacuzzi”. If you wish, you can join us to fish in the river where inhabit more than 250 species of fish or do kayaking on the river.
After lunch, we will have an ethno botanical walk into the rainforest by the Tambopata cross path, to learn about plants and medicinal trees of the area; and to observe the amazing jungle ecosystem where we will see walking palm trees, giant lupuna trees, snake trees and so on. At nightfall, we embark again to make a nocturnal cayman search. Overnight at Wasai TAMBOPATA Lodge. (B, L, D)

DAY 3 LAKE SANDOVAL

After breakfast we will make a trip in boat to the Wasai MALDONADO Ecolodge, in Puerto Maldonado where we will relax in our bungalows and enjoy a tasty lunch. After lunch we will leave and travel for thirty minutes on the Madre de Dios River, to the access trail to Lake Sandoval, a beautiful typical rainforest lake. 3 km hike to the banks of the lake. There we will board a canoe to paddle around the lake enjoying the beauty of the landscape and observing the wildlife, such as kingfishers, herons, hoatzins (unique pre historic looking birds) , monkeys, etc. If we are lucky we could see the family of giant otters which live at the lake. We will have the opportunity to swim in the lake.
It is time to begin our return hike to the Madre de Dios River to return to Puerto Maldonado. There we will stay in the modern and comfortable bungalows of Wasai MALDONADO Ecolodge. After dinner we will be able to rest or go around the city on foot or on bicycle. We can enjoy the pool and its cascade surrounded by verdant vegetation. Rest of the night free to enjoy the night life of this welcoming city. Overnight at Wasai MALDONADO Lodge. (B, L, D)

DAY 4 TRANSFER OUT

After breakfast we will return by boat to Puerto Maldonado to take our flight to Lima or Cuzco.(B)

Please note that the program may vary slightly so as to maximize your wildlife sightings, depending on the reports of our researchers and experienced naturalist guides based at the lodge.

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Jungle  lodge

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Accommodations

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Macaw clay lick
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we will board a canoe to paddle around the Lake Sandoval
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Giant Otter
INCLUDES:
All hotel and lodge accommodations based on double or single occupancy. All scheduled land, lake and river transportation. All transfers. All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services. All entrance fees. Meals as specified in the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE
Entrance to the protected area of Tambopata (INRENA TAX) is USD 30 per person . International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal nature.

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