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Rainforest Expedition

5 days / 4 nights

USD 1212.00

2 nights at the Ecolodge, 2 nights camping

Five days in the rainforest, based at our Ecolodge, with 2 nights at our riverside camp, during a journey upriver in search of typical Amazon wildlife...




Day 1: By river to the Ecolodge

Your rainforest expedition begins with a 72-kilometer river journey to the lodge. As we leave the town, the vegetation changes from colonized deforested areas to virgin rainforest. On arrival you'll have time to settle into the lodge and meet the staff before setting off for an introductory walk in the surrounding forest, accompanied by one of our naturalist guides. Species here include saddle-back tamarins, brown capuchins, agoutis, blue-morpho butterflies and many bird species (read more about Tambopata's birds here).

Day 2: River, forest trails, camping

Today’s 4-hour boat ride upriver will take us deep into the National Reserve to an isolated clay lick where macaws, parrots and other fauna tend to gather in huge numbers. After arrival at our camp and a good lunch, you will have the afternoon free to explore the area’s forest trail system, spotting wildlife in the company of your naturalist guide. We will spend the night at our riverside campsite.

Day 3: Birdlife, monkeys and other forest fauna

Today will begin before dawn for us, as we need to get into position before the birds arrive at the clay lick. Several hundred macaws and parrots visit the clay-lick daily. This is indisputably one of the greatest spectacles the Amazon basin offers visitors. Following a late morning forest hike in search of some of the nine species of monkeys present in the area, after lunch we will explore a clear forest stream where it is safe to bathe, before spending another relaxing evening and night at our campsite. (Read more about clay licks here).

Day 4: Clay lick, forest trails and wetlands

After a second opportunity to witness the spectacle at the lick, we will hike to an oxbow lake. These wetland ecosystems are among the best places in the Amazon basin to spot wildlife. A family of giant otters lives in the vicinity of the lake and is often observed. Birds abound here, especially rufescent tiger-herons, great egrets, wattled jacanas and hoatzins (read more about hoatzins here). Later, our final evening at the Ecolodge will be spent enjoying a fine meal, followed by a return to the river, in search of nocturnal species, including caimans (read more about caimans here).

Day 5: Early morning river journey

An early start is required for the boat trip back to the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado. Riverside wildlife is particularly active at this time of day. Howler monkeys are frequently seen and heard, staking out their territory.

Services included

All meals and accommodation from lunch on day one of your program 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 the Tambopata National Reserve, payable directly to the Reserve authorities; any drinks you may purchase from the Ecolodge bar; tips.


NOTE: Additional days at the macaw clay licks are available for those wishing to spend more time at this unique location. For more information about how you can experience Peru’s Amazon rainforests with Tambopata Ecolodge, contact us directly.

Prices

Type of room
Single Twin Triple Entrance fee (*)
Superior
1402 1212 1091 42
Additional day 244 194 174 -
Suite
1757 1445 1300 42
Additional day 254 202 182 -

 

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

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What your rainforest visit means


In Peru it is tourism that has made it possible to create national reserves and save the forests of the Amazon basin from destruction. By working to encourage travelers to visit the rainforest, we are ensuring it will be around for future generations to appreciate. Pioneering projects like Tambopata Ecolodge, which was established in 1991, provide the model that teaches local people the importance of conserving our natural heritage, by showing them that forests are worth more to us all when they are left to flourish, instead of being exploited.
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