Tambopata reserve is a Peruvian nature reserve located in the southeastern region of Madre de Dios, it’s the most accessible tropical rain forest in southern Peru, nowadays there are direct flights, if you are looking for a jungle experience, you can take this tour specially designed for people who has short time, you can take a flight from Lima or Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, on your arriving you we’ll feel the tropical weather.
Ready!!! take you flight ans we’ll be waiting for you.
Day 1: Puerto Maldonado – Canopy Walk Way.
Domestic flight arrives around noon, at the airport we will be waiting for you with a private transport, from here we go to the port on the Madre de Dios River, we aboard our motorized canoe, We ride down the river just after couple minutes we get the confluence with Tambopata River, one of the tributaries of this river, in a few days we will ride along this river and we can compare the differences between both rivers.
After about 20 minutes we arrive at our lodge, we have lunch, this afternoon we will visit the canopy walk way, there is an impressive view from the top of the trees, we see spectacular flying macaws, eagles, vultures, if we have the lucky, we will meet with a group of monkeys, large-headed capuchin can usually be observed as are the squirrel monkeys, and some Saddle-backed Tamarins too.
from this tower we can see different types of birds making bird watching an unparalleled delight, sight at eye level, at the end of the day we have a night walk, looking for night wildlife activity: night monkeys, snakes , insects, frogs, those are some of the animals that we can find.
Night: Amazonian Lodge. L:D.
Day 2: Sandoval Lake.
Early in the morning we go to Sandoval lake, we have full day excursion, we ride for this trail have 3 km distance, ( 2 mi ) we try to get as soon as we can the dock where er reach rowing boat, this is a protected oxbow lake, where engine boats are not allowed, this lake has a variety of wildlife the mega is Giant otters, we have to scan over the water, eventually we can see at the distance small round balls, these are their heads, early in the morning they are very active, fishing and teaching to catch feeding to young members. under the water there lots of fishes, cat fishes, piranhas and wish some attention Paiche, the biggest freshwater fish in south America. it can get 10 feet long and 250 kg – 551.156 pounds, Caimans are present too in the area there are two species white and Black, white can get 2 – 3 mt and black until 6 mt.
on the river bank we find lots different species of birds, feeding and walking carefully, some of the are flight like macaws ready to visit clay licks, on the branches at mid level monkeys are active, we’ll have a very busy day, on the way back we’ll have chance for some birdwatching in the trail and colorful butterfly will will call our attention same as some little frogs and insects. we go back our lodge for second chance night walk. during the walk we can enjoy magnificent views of the starry sky and the milky way, with a help of our green laser pointer we can see the constellations
Night: Amazonian Lodge. B:L:D.
Day 3: To Tambopata.
This morning we’ll visit the trails system looking for more wildlife, forest its unique, with lots trees, some medicinal plants around, huge trees Ceiba is one of them, after a mid morning we go back to Puerto Maldonado, if you had small vacation we can drop you at the airport, with rest of the group here we take a ground transport driving along the inter oceanic high way to go Tambopata reserve,, we drive on paved road the we take a bumpy road to get the port on the Tambopata river, another river transport we’ll be waiting for us, just few minute down stream on the other side of the river is our lodge,
we have a relaxing afternoon with a short walk will visit highest canopy tower we have an air view over the forest and river on the right hand site, some boat riding up and down stream are part of our view, at the dusk we can couple or red-and-green, Blue-and-yellow and Scarlet Macaws, close by white-throated Toucan calling, probably enough adventure for one day.
Night: Amazon foothill. B:L:D.
Day 4: Chuncho Macaw Clay lick.
Early in the morning we sail upstream on Tambopata river, after 1.5 hours about boat ride we get the biggest Macaw clay lick in the world, where you can see the three big ARAS together, eating the clay Red-and-Green, Blue-and-Yellow, and Scarlet Macaw and of course some other nice birds, along the river we have chance for the enigmatic jaguar and some other wildlife: Capybara biggest rodent, monkeys and more.
Late in the day we enjoy the trails looking for some missing species of the lowlands.
Night: Amazon foothill. B:L:D.
Day 5: Flight back Home / Lima.
We leave the lodge after breakfast, there are various flight alternatives for leaving Puerto Maldonado; we usually go for a mid-day option to allow for a morning of birding visiting the canopy tower or trail system. This can be productive, especially for rarities. The tour will conclude with our flight back to Lima (or Cusco).” or you can connect one of our Nature tours, Cultural tours or bird tour extension see our itineraries.
Night: Lima / Cusco. B.