rainforest ENCOUNTER

rainforest ENCOUNTER

4 days / 3 nights

USD 674.00 per/person
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A four-day exploration of Tambopata National Reserve, offering a unique opportunity to experience mammal and macaw clay licks...


Day 1: River journey to Tambopata Ecolodge

Once we leave behind the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado (23 km by vehicle, 45 km by boat), the vegetation will change from colonized deforested areas to virgin rainforest. After time to settle in at the Ecolodge, in the afternoon one of our naturalist guides will invite you to explore the trails in the surrounding forest. Frequently seen fauna on these trails includes saddle-back tamarinds, brown capuchins, agoutis, blue-morpho butterflies, trogons, toucans and many other bird species. After dinner we will take a night walk in search of nocturnal rainforest species.

Day 2: Bird and mammal clay licks

After an early breakfast, we will board our launch for the 9-kilometer ride upriver to the trailhead. We will spend an hour walking this trail, with plenty of time to observe Amazon flora and fauna along the way. At the clay lick, we will await the arrival of the white-lipped peccaries that tend to gather here to feed on mineral deposits. Moving on through the forest, we will continue to El Gato macaw lick, where in the early morning groups of scarlet and red-and-green macaws often gather to feed on clay deposits. After plenty of time to observe birds, we will return to the river via another forest trail and take the launch back to the lodge in time for lunch. On the trails it is possible to see howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys and squirrel monkeys. After lunch, guests can choose from a number of options, including:

  • Exploring the trails around the Ecolodge.
  • Visiting a nearby forest farm.
  • Swimming in a stream that flows close to the lodge.
  • Relaxing and enjoying the facilities of the Ecolodge.

In the evening, we will return to the river in search of nocturnal fauna, including caiman, after meeting in the bar for a brief talk given by our guides about this fascinating nocturnal creature. We will search for caiman using flashlights to pick out their “eye shine” as they hunt along the river banks (read more about caimans here).

Day 3: Hike to Lake Sachavacayoc

After a short boat ride downriver, we will hike a forest trail to a spectacular lake. During the walk you will be introduced by your guide to more aspects of the forest and its fauna. At the lake it is possible to spot black caimans and giant otters (read more about giant river otters here). We will return to the Ecolodge for lunch, and you will have the afternoon free for relaxation and swimming.

Day 4: Return flight

Your stay in the Amazon basin ends on the fourth day with a magical early morning return by river for the flight from Puerto Maldonado. This is an excellent time of day for wildlife observation, as the forest awakens.

Services included:

All meals and accommodation from day one of your itinerary to breakfast on the final day. All transport from your arrival at the town of Puerto Maldonado to your return to the local airport. All guided excursions described in the itinerary. 

Services not included:

Flights to and from Puerto Maldonado; entrance fee to Tambopata National Reserve, payable directly to the Reserve authorities; any drinks ordered at the Ecolodge bar; tips.

Prices:

  2018 2019  
Type of room Single Twin / double Triple Single Twin / double Triple Entrance
SUPERIOR 834 674 588 942 761 665 10
Additional night 151 104 93 171 117 106 -
SUITE 1181 928 844 1334 1049 954 10
Additional night 218 149 134 246 169 152 -

Prices shown are per person in US dollars and do not include the entrance fee payable directly to Tambopata National Reserve.

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What your rainforest visit means

In Peru ecotourism has helped make it possible to create national reserves and save the forests of the Amazon basin from destruction. By implementing our ecotourism-based conservation model (see our video), we are ensuring the forests will be around for future generations to appreciate. Pioneering projects like Tambopata Ecolodge, which was established in 1991, serve as a conservation model, by showing how responsible ecotourism can support conservation initiatives.
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The comfort of our guests is our priority; we do not operate camping itineraries from November 1st to March 31st.