Tambopata Amazon Jungle: Easier said than done. Aside from insects, the creatures of the jungle are an elusive bunch, and unlike along the river bank, where on the way up we had spotted several breeds of monkey, Macaw, Black-and-white Caiman, as well as a family of oversized, guinea pig-like Capybara, within the rainforest you need the eyes of a Harpy Eagle to spot as much as a squirrel. Kept awake only by dint of the mosquito bites sustained overnight, I suddenly spy the orange coat of a Howler Monkey hanging upside down in a tree, no more than 10 feet away. Three hours up river, you pass the last permanent human settlement – after that, it’s just you, the rainforest and an awe-inspiring parade of the planet’s most endangered species.
Tambopata Amazon Jungle 5D/4N
- Length: 5 Days/4 Nights
- Type of service: Private or Group
- Location: Southern Peru, Madre de Dios Department, Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata National Reserve, Sandoval Lake Reserve
- Activities: Monkey Island, Sandoval Lake, palm clay-lick, piranhas fishing, canopy, zip-line, kayaking
- Altitude: 400 – 3,600 m.a.s.l.
- Best time to visit: March – October
- Departure: Every day
- Minimum of participants: 2
- Maximum of participants: 10
- Price per person: 340 USD
Short description of the Tambopata Amazon Jungle – Eco Tambo Lodge:
The Tambopata National Reserve refuges a wide flora and fauna biodiversity!! Thanks to this tour, you are given an opportunity to experience and share a natural habitat of a huge number of animals with them!!
During the tour, you have an opportunity to try a big variety of uncommon activities such as adrenaline sports of zip-line, canopy and kayaking amidst the wild Amazon jungle! You also try sport fishing of dangerous piranhas, observe the Monkey Island where 3 monkey species live, explore Sandoval Lake, discover a palm lick attracting loads of macaws to eat and walk in this pristine part of the jungle learning about its ecosystem!!
Quick Itinerary of the Tambopata Amazon Jungle – Eco Tambo Lodge:
Day 1: Tambopata Amazon Jungle – Puerto Maldonado – Madre de Dios River – Monkey Island – Eco Tambo Lodge
Day 2: Tambopata Amazon Jungle -Eco Tambo Lodge – Sandoval Lake
Day 3: Tambopata Amazon Jungle – Eco Tambo Lodge – Piranhas Fishing – Canopy – Zip-Line
Day 4: Tambopata Amazon Jungle – Eco Tambo Lodge – Collpa de Palmeras – Kayaking
Day 5: Tambopata Amazon Jungle – Eco Tambo Lodge – Madre de Dios River – Puerto Maldonado[tab: ITINERARY TOUR]
Tambopata Amazon Jungle 5 days / 4 nights
DAY 1: TAMBOPATA AMAZON JUNGLE -PUERTO MALDONADO – MADRE DE DIOS RIVER – MONKEY ISLAND –ECO TAMBO LODGE
You are welcomed and pick-up from the airport/coach terminal of Puerto Maldonado by our Representative to take you to our office where you can leave your baggage not necessary for the trip. Then, we transfer you to the port of Puerta Capitania where you board a motorboat and navigate up the Madre de Dios River for an hour. On the way, we observe various flora and animal species such as turtles, birds, capybaras and lizards sunbathing on the river shores.
Then, we shortly stop at the Monkey Island (Isla de los Monos) to view some of its 3 monkey species. Later, we reach the Eco Tambo Lodge where we are welcomed by a fresh fruit juice! Afterwards, we accommodate ourselves in twin private rooms and enjoy a short rest. Later on, we follow jungle paths while our experienced Tour Guide explains us about local animals and plants such as trees having over 500 years of age (!), medicinal plants, toucans, orioles, trogons, macaws, monkeys, butterflies, etc. We get back for dinner then.
Optional: A night walk.
DAY 2: TAMBOPATA AMAZON JUNGLE – ECO TAMBO LODGE – SANDOVAL LAKE
After breakfast, we board a motorboat and navigate up the Madre de Dios River until we get to a checkpoint of the Sandoval Lake Reserve and after passing a check we start walking for 5 km to reach Sandoval Lake. There, we take a canoe bringing us to the centre of the lake where we are served lunch watching its typical inhabitants – giant river otters, black caimans, pumas, a prehistoric bird shansho, herons, cormorants, kingfishers, Jesus birds (or lily trotters), red howler monkeys, common squirrel monkeys, white-faced capuchins, sloths, etc. In the end of the day, we return to the lodge for dinner, a shower and overnight.
Optional: A night walk.
DAY 3:TAMBOPATA AMAZON JUNGLE – ECO TAMBO LODGE – PIRANHAS FISHING – CANOPY – ZIP LINE
In the morning, we start walking on surrounding jungle paths enabling us to get to know the biodiversity that this Amazonian jungle site includes. Just to name some of the plant kingdom, you can find there some medicinal plants, ayahuasca, giant and very old jungle trees or chestnuts.
Local representatives of the animal kingdom are birds, mammals, reptiles, butterflies, etc. Then, we try to fish piranhas in the Gamitana River. After that, we get back to the lodge for lunch and a short break. Afterwards, an adrenaline activity awaits us as we try canopy – a walk on a hanging bridge to observe the Amazon landscape from another perspective! But no worries, this is not the only adrenaline sport that you can check today as we are given an opportunity to do zip-line immediately after that!! The zip-line is located above trees in a height of 30 metres! Finally, we return to our lodge for dinner and a sleep.
Optional: A night walk.
DAY 4: TAMBOPATA AMAZON JUNGLE – ECO TAMBO LODGE – COLLPA DE PALMERAS – KAYAKING
Very early wake-up expects us today as we go to the Collpa de Palmeras where a huge number of various palms grow in water creating an area of marsh. It attracts various macaw species and other parrots to eat sawdust of its palms as it contains sodium, calcium, potassium and other minerals helping them to digest.
Then, we go back to the lodge to be served breakfast to later continue observing more of the jungle nature; for example, monkeys, deer, wild boars, tapirs or spectacled bears, just to name a few. For lunch, we get back to the lodge. The afternoon is dedicated to an adrenaline sport again as we do kayaking near the Monkey Island! In the evening, we pick our flashlights up to be able to see nocturnal life around the lodge such as a tarantula, a frog, a toad or insect seeking their victims in the shade! Dinner, shower and overnight in the lodge.
DAY 5: TAMBOPATA AMAZON JUNGLE ECO TAMBO LODGE – MADRE DE DIOS RIVER – PUERTO MALDONADO
After breakfast, we board a motorboat taking us back to Puerto Maldonado sailing up the Madre de Dios River. There, we pick our baggage up from the office and then, we are transferred either to the airport or the coach terminal.
End of service!
You need to be vaccinated against Yellow Fever as well as to bring some anti-malaria tablets with you!![tab: INCLUDED TOUR]
Included in the Tambopata Amazon Jungle – Eco Tambo Lodge:
- A professional naturalist Tour Guide;
- Motorboat transportation:
- Private vehicle land transportation;
- Entrance fees to the Sandoval Lake Reserve;
- Meals: 4 breakfast, 4 lunch, 4 dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!);
- Accommodation: 4 nights in lodges;
- First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and an antidote for a snake bite;
- Special equipment for canopy, zip line ;
- Radio communications;
- Rubber boots.
Not included in the Tambopata Amazon Jungle – Eco Tambo Lodge:
- Any flight nor airport departure taxes;
- Travel insurance;
- Breakfast on the first day and Lunch on the last day;
- Tips to local staff.
What to take with you to the Tambopata Amazon Jungle – Eco Tambo Lodge:
- 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)
- 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.
Confirmed departures of the Tambopata Amazon Jungle – Eco Tambo Lodge:[tab: ECO TAMBO LODGES]
ECO TAMBO LODGE IN Tambopata Amazon Jungle 5 days /4 nights
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