After arriving at the Ecolodge via a fascinating 72 kilometer river journey, you will be free to settle into your excellent accommodation before being invited to enter the forest for the first time in the company of one of our naturalist guides.
Our first full day in the National Reserve will begin with a 4-6 hour boat ride even deeper into the forest to Colorado, the world’s largest known macaw clay lick, where, after exploring the forests in the afternoon in search of species of fauna including troops of monkeys, we will camp in expectation of the scenes awaiting us the next morning.
A macaw clay-lick in the first few hours after dawn is an incredible sight. As soon as the morning sun begins to shine on the sheer riverbank, hundreds of parrots and macaws belonging to ten or more species arrive and perch in nearby trees. They come in pairs or in flocks hundreds strong, depending on the species. Then, with a flapping of wings and ear-splitting squawks, they begin landing on the face of the cliff to consume small portions of clay, creating a unique spectacle of color and sound. Back at the Ecolodge, we will once again enjoy the comforts of our cabins, the restaurant and bar, as well as venturing into the forest at night in search of nocturnal species. (Read more about parrots and macaws here).
Our stay in the Amazonian forest ends today with an early morning boat ride to Puerto Maldonado. This is one of the best times to be on the river, as the wildlife begins to stir.
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.
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.
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|* Prices shown are per person in US dollars and do not include the entrance fee payable directly to the Tambopata National Reserve.|