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A jungle adventure experiencing the biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest
The Tambopata Reserve is considered to be home to the world's greatest concentrations of birds and butterflies. From the comfort of beautifully set lodges we explore the jungle by foot and boat to maximise our chances of spotting wildlife. (Note: A 4 day option is also available)
- Experience the amazon jungle and its amazing rain forest
- Wildlife spotting for birdlife including horned screamers, raptors, plovers, terns, macaws, parrots, kingfishers and toucans
- Jungle walks to look for monkeys and capybaras
Day 1 Join in the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado
Join in the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado, east of Cusco. On arrival we will be met at the airport and taken to the office of the lodge to leave our main bags to be stored for our return. We continue to the river wharf where we board a 30-40 foot open launch for a short river journey to one of our lodges. During this journey which can take between 45 minutes and 2 hours (depending upon the lodge and availability) we can relax and watch the river bank and jungle canopy for the particularly abundant bird life in this region. Among the birds we may expect to see (dependent on weather and river height) are horned screamers, raptors, plovers, terns, macaws, parrots, kingfishers and toucans. The lodges we use are beautifully positioned and apart from being our jungle home, they also serve as a base for naturalists to work from. The rainforest (both pristine primary and secondary growth forest) surrounding the lodges are a naturalist's paradise. (It is important to be aware that the lodge is comfortable but basic - only one of the two lodges - Sandoval Lake Lodge - has electricity or hot water for instance). During the remainder of the day we go for walks with our naturalist guide along forest trails. After dinner we get a chance to relax and discuss with resident naturalists the research projects taking place in the area. Serenaded by a chorus of jungle noises we go to sleep in our comfortable bedroom.
Day 2 At Jungle Lodge
The day is spent enjoying jungle walks to find monkeys and capybaras and also taking canoes out on to some of the jungle lagoons in the area. On the shores of these lagoons there are often hoatzin to be seen - a really remarkable bird. Before the evening meal we head out for a short river trip using torches to look for cayman - this always proves to be exciting. PLEASE NOTE: This trip may vary according to flight schedules, weather, river height, group sizes, etc and participants should be aware there is no guarantee of seeing specific animals or birds and in general you may not see much wildlife since the rainforest provides such good camouflage for its inhabitants - but you will have a good chance to experience true Amazon rainforest first hand.
Day 3 In Puerto Maldonado where trip concludes
Early morning departure after breakfast for the downriver trip to Puerto Maldonado airport.
- 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
- expert naturalist guides
- comfortable lodge accommodation
- private transportation
- activities at jungle lodge
- 3 day trip
- 2 nights jungle lodge
Trip Main Activities
- Day Walking
- Wildlife Safari
Group Size Min
Group Size Max
Specialist gear required include walking boots and day pack (a comprehensive gear list is provided in the pre-departure information provided on booking).
What You Carry
In your daypack you will need to carry a rainjacket, water bottle, camera gear, valuables and personal items such as sunscreen, lip-eze etc.