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.
END OF OUR SEVICES