Tambopata Research Center

(4 days / 3 night)

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Tambopata Research Center

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Private Service Duration: 4 Days & 3 Nights
Departures: Daily, all year

Full itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival & Reception by Guide

Our guides are biologists, tourism professionals, or community members. Unless noted otherwise, our guides speak English. We assign guides at 6:1 ratio in Tambopata Research Center. This means groups smaller than 6 people will be merged with other groups under one guide. If you would like a private guide or a guide in a language other than English please let us know.

Transfer Airport /Puerto Maldonado Headquarters

Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, we will welcome you at the airport and drive you ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.

Transfer Puerto Maldonado Headquarters/Tambopata River Port

Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business.

Transfer Boat Tambopata River Port/Refugio Amazonas

The two and a half hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas will take us past the Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve's checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit.

Boxed Lunch


Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.


Caiman Search

We will be out at the river's edge at night, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the
red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes.

Overnight at Refugio Amazonas

Day 2


Oxbow Lake

Visit We will paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and hornerd screamers, hoping to see the otters which are infrequently seen here.

You will also be rewarded with overhead sightings of macaws.

Canopy Tower

A thirty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. The tower has been built upon high ground, therefore increasing your horizon of the continuous primary forest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve. From here views of mixed species canopy flocks
as well as toucans, macaws and raptors are likely.

Transfer Boat - Refugio Amazonas to TRC

Four and half hours by boat from Refugio Amazonas, in the pristine heart of the reserve, lies the Tambopata Research Center. One and half hours into our boat journey, as we cross the confluence with the Malinowski River, we will leave the final traces of human habitation behind. Within the 700,000 hectare uninhabited nucleus of the reserve, sightings of capybara, caiman, geese, macaws and other large
species will become more frequent.

Boxed Lunch


Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.

Overlook Trail

A three to five kilometer hike will lead us to overlooks commanding magnificent views of the Tambopata winding its way into the lowlands. The forest on this trail, regenerating on old bamboo forest, is good for Howler Monkey and Dusky Titi Monkey.


Macaw Project Lectures

After dinner scientists will provide an in depth look at the biology of macaws, their feeding habits, the theories for clay lick use, their breeding and feeding ecology, population fluctuations and the threats to their conservation.

Overnight at Tambopata Research Center

Day 3


Macaw Clay Lick

On most clear mornings of the year dozens of large macaws and hundreds of parrots congregate on this large river bank in a raucous and colorful spectacle which inspired a National Geographic cover story. Discretely located fifty meters from the cliff, we will observe Green-winged, Scarlet and Blue-and-gold Macaws and several species of smaller parrots descend to ingest clay. Outings are at dawn when the lick is most active.

Floodplain Trail

This five kilometer trail covers the prototypical rain forest with immense trees criss-crossed by creeks and ponds. Amongst the figs, ceibas and shihuahuacos we will look for Squirrel, Brown Capuchin, and Spider Monkeys as well as peccaries. TRC is located within this habitat.


Pond Platform

Ten minutes upriver from the lodge is a tiny pond with a platform in the middle. It is a great place to spot waterfowl such as Muscovy duck, sun bittern and hoatzin along with the woodpeckers, oropendolas, flycatchers and parakeets that call this pond their home.


Night walk

You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. Much easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

Overnight at Tambopata Research Center

Day 4


Transfer Boat TRC/Tambopata River Port/Pto Maldonado Headquarters/Airport

We retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures

We reserve the right to change the order of activities


  • Programs based on double room accommodation.
  • All land and river transportation according to the itinerary.
  • Transfers Airport - Hotel - Airport.
  • Professional tour guide (spanish and english)
  • Re-confirmation of domestic flights from Puerto Maldonado.
  • Meals specified in the itinerary.

Not Included:

  • International and domestic flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Visa Costs
  • Excess Baggage
  • Additional nights for bad weather o flight cancellation
  • Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water
  • Snacks.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Laundry.
  • National and international phone calls.
  • Reconfirmation of international flights.
  • Tips
  • IGV Tax
  • Other services not mentioned in the program


Tambopata Research Center Programs

There is an additional $ 60 per person for the entrance to the National Park that applies to visitors to Tambopata Research Center (TRC) - Rate subject to change based regulation SERNANP

Transfers to shelters:

  • Arrival transfer (Puerto Maldonado - Hostel)

We have two daily trips at 13:00 hrs. and 14:00 hrs.

  • Transfer out (Hostel - Puerto Maldonado)

Two daily departures at 07:00 hrs. and 8:00 pm.
For other transportation alternatives please contact us.

The registration process for our guests is 13:00 to 20:00

Our output is from early morning until 8:00 am at the latest

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RUC: 20491103753

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