Tambopata Rainforest Tours 4d/3n
Tambopata Rainforest (Macaw Clay Lick) once enough parakeets have built up in the trees of the area, and they are sure that they have scouted the area well for potential predators, such as ocelots, raptors and snakes, they start to work their way through the vegetation.
There is a lot of nervous activity, with all the birds waiting for one brave individual to land on the clay surface first. Once this has happened, within minutes hundreds of birds descend onto the clay surface, turning it from red-brown to green,
- Length: 4 Days/3 Nights
- Type of service: Private or Group
- Location: Southern Peru, Madre de Dios Department, Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata National Reserve
- Activities: Tambopata Rainforest Tours , La Torre Clay-Lick, Tres Chimbadas Lake, daily and night walking, piranha fishing, camping
- Altitude: 183 – 250 m.a.s.l.
- Best time to visit: March – October
- Departure: Every day
- Minimum of participants: 2
- Maximum of participants: 10
- Price per person: 450 USD
Short description of the Tambopata Rainforest Tours – Tres Chimbadas Lake:
The Tambopata National Reserve is located in the Tambopata River Basin covering south of the Madre de Dios River Region (40% of the reserve) as well as Puno Region (60% of the reserve)! It was established in 1990 in order to protect adjacent forests around the Heath and Tambopata Rivers.
There can be found two important ecosystems and 8 microclimates. Its rich biodiversity includes 103 mammal species, 1,300 butterfly species, 90 amphibian species and 41 tree families that contain 165 tree species! The reserve covers an area of 274,690 hectares. The climate is warm and humid with high annual rainfall.
On this interesting tour, we discover the small macaw´s clay-lick of La Torre, the amazing oxbow lake of Tres Chimbadas and a bamboo forest!
Oxbow lakes are originally wide meanders of a river that were cut off from the main stream when the river found a shorter course. In this way, the meanders become dead arms of the river.
The dead arms are called “oxbow lakes” due to its characteristic arched shape reminding an ox-yoke. The lakes are often created in low-lied plains, close to where the river flows into another watercourse.
Quick Itinerary of the Tambopata Rainforest – Tres Chimbadas Lake:
TOURS DAY 1 PUERTO MALDONADO TO EXPEDITION RESERVE
TOURS Day 2: EXPEDITION RESERVE – MACAW CLAY LICK CHUNCHO AND FISHING
TOURS DAY 3: EXPEDITION RESERVE TO LAKE SANDOVAL – MACAW PALM TREE
TOURS DAY 4: EXPEDITION RESERVE SANDOVA LAKE BACK TO PUERTO MALDONADO
Itinerary Tambopata Rainforest Tour 4d/3n
Day 1: PUERTO MALDONADO TO TAMBOPATA RAINFOREST
Pick up from the airport and / or bus station transfer to the office where you can leave some luggage that is not going to take the tour. ground transportation for 2 hours then begin a journey in a motorized boat along the Tambopata River for 10 minutes to get to our lodge, on the way we can also observe many species of birds like herons, cormorants, wild turkeys, hoatzin vultures, kingfishers, eagles, caracaras, etc., also alligators, turtles and capybaras (the world’s largest rodent) sunning on the banks of the river. Arrival at the lodge, after settling into our comfortable rooms, do a night walk where some animals are active during the night such as is possible: night monkeys, frogs, tarantulas, escorpinoes, etc. Return to the lodge for dinner. We sleep in our comfortable lodge.
Day 2: TAMBOPATA RAINFOREST – MACAW CLAY LICK CHUNCHO AND FISHING
We leave our lodge very early and later arrive near the mouth of the river Malinowski. Where is located the next stall “Malinowski” control. We also have the ability to use the bathrooms or visit the interpretation center.
During our trip we will witness the change in the environment. The Tambopata now flows faster and fans at several arms that create floodplain forest covered islands, lined with large pebble beaches. Perfect for watching orinoco geese, cormorants, caimans and capybaras places.
Chuncho : The lick Chuncho is a bank of approximately ten meters of mud atop a side arm of the Tambopata River, where several species of parrots, macaws and parakeets gather a magic screen. The most famous visitor is the magnificent scarlet macaw.
These birds have to meet every morning to feed on the clay before flying in search of fruits and seeds in the jungle. This show lasts one to three hours and follows a specific order. First come the smaller species such as parakeets and parrotlets parrots appear later eventually be followed by significantly larger macaws bring this fantastic explosion of color and sound to a fitting end. Then return to the lodge for lunch, after lunch we will visit “The Cat” where we can swim in a waterfall, then we fish in this cascade. Return to the lodge for dinner. After dinner we will go with the motorized boat to see caminaes to become more visible at night using our flashlights. Return to the lodge where we spend the night at our lodge confiortable
DAY 3: TAMBOPATA RAINFOREST TO LAKE SANDOVAL – MACAW PALM TREE
After breakfast we travel 10 minutes by boat, then take our ground transportation, 2 hours to return to Puerto Maldonado, Puerto Captaincy from where we travel a motor boat for 30 minutes by the Madre de Dios river, reaching the shores of Lake Sandoval. From there we will make the entrance to the (TAMBOPATA CANDAMO) National Reserve on a walk of about an hour and arrive at the lodge Maloka where we settled in our rooms, close to Lake Sandoval. The Maloka Lodge has private baths and is located inside the Tambopata National Reserve which makes it different from other shelters where we guarantee you will see more wildlife and get in touch with nature. After settling visit the Sandoval lake taking a canoe paddle along the lake, where you can see the giant otter (Wolf River) black caiman, hoatzin, herons, Kingfishers, etc. Return to the lodge for dinner, after dinner visit the lake again in the canoe with our flashlights or lanterns to see the alligators they usually marry the night, where we will show and explain and then return to our comfortable lodge for the night.
DAY 4: TAMBOPATA RAINFORESTN – SANDOVA LAKE BACK TO PUERTO MALDONADO
Early morning after breakfast we will walk in the same way back to Puerto Maldonado and from there to the airport and / or bus station. those with flight and / or bus later might remain in the facility Tarantula Eco-Hostel, where they can enjoy a refreshing pool.
End of service!
You need to be vaccinated against Yellow Fever as well as to bring some anti-malaria tablets with you!![tab: INCLUDED]
Included in the Tambopata Rainforest Tours – Tres Chimbadas Lake:
- A professional naturalist Tour Guide;
- Motorboat transportation:
- Private vehicle land transportation;
- A professional Cook,
- Meals: 3x breakfast, 3x lunch, 3x dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!);
- Accommodation: 3 nights in a lodge;
- First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and an antidote for a snake bite;
- Radio communications;
- Rubber boots.
Not included in the Tambopata rainforest Tours– Tres Chimbadas Lake:
- Entrance fee to the Tambopata National Reserve (65 Soles);
- Any flight nor airport departure taxes;
- Travel insurance;
- Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day;
- Tips to local staff.
What to take with you to the Tambopata Rainforestx Tours – Tres Chimbadas Lake:
- Mosquito repellent (DEET 35 recommended as a MINIMUM!!),
- Original passport,
- Small backpack,
- Long sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green coloured),
- Long cotton trousers,
- Cotton long socks (to be put into your trousers),
- Comfortable walking shoes,
- Sandals or light shoes,
- Rain gear (e.g. rain poncho),
- Sweater (for the beginning of the tour in Andes and the cloud forest only),
- Binoculars (we also rent it),
- Camera and its charger,
- Plastic bags to be used for clothes and a camera,
- A hat as a protection against the Sun or rain,
- Small towel,
- Toilet paper,
- Antibacterial gel,
- Sun cream,
- Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries),
- A bottled water (1 litre as a minimum),
- Pocket money (Soles) to buy some beverages and souvenirs as well as to tip.