Day 01: Reception and transfer to Tambopata Lodge.
Reception at the airport and transport to the Maldonado Ecolodge, where you will receive a welcome tropical fruit beverage. You will embark for a 4 hour motorboat trip up the Tambopata River to Tambopata Lodge & Research Center (box lunch on route). During the trip we will be able to observe the local farms and the jungle wildlife; the most likely animal to see is capybaras, the largest rodent in the world. Accommodation at the lodge at arrival. 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 colors, 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. Sleep at Tambopata Lodge. (L, D)
Day 02: Visit to the macaw clay lick
Early wake up at 4:30 am to take a light breakfast (coffee or infusion), 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 such as: zip line, tree climbing, etc. or enjoy the facilities and the surroundings.
(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 fish in the river, habitat of more than 250 species of fish or go kayaking through the Gato stream.
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 caiman search. Night at Tambopata Lodge. (B, L, D)
Día 3 Visita Lago Sandoval
After breakfast we will make a trip in boat to the 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 Sandoval Lake, a beautiful rainforest oxbow 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 Maldonado Ecolodge. After dinner we will be able to rest or go around the city on foot or on bicycle. You can enjoy the swimming pool and its cascade surrounded by tropical vegetation. Rest of the night free to enjoy the night life of this welcoming city. Night at Maldonado Ecolodge. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Transfer Hotel - Airport
Breakfast and transportation to the airport. (B) At this point you will know that your amazon experience in Peru will never be forgotten! Entrance fee to the National Park and Reserve Includes: Transfer, transportation by road and boat, lodging, full meals, bilingual guide and rubber boots Not included: Domestic flights, adventure activities (zip line, tree climbing, kayak, etc), airport taxes, laundry, telephone, alcoholic drinks, sodas, tips, radio calls, internet and entrance fee to the National Park.
B= Breakfast, BL: Box lunch,L= Lunch, D= Dinner
Entrance fee to the National Park and Reserve be subject to change by SERNANP.