Explore the Peru jungle - Tambopata on this 4 day expedition to see the most attractive landscapes: The amazing macaw clay lick "collpa" in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park and the wonderful Sandoval lake in the Tambopata - Candamo Reserved Zone.
This program includes walks through the heart of the reserved area of Tambopata - Candamo - Cusco - Peru and the Bahuaja Sonene National park.
Briefing the night before the departure.
Day 1 CUSCO - PUERTO MALDONADO
Transfer at the Cusco's airport, to take the flight to Puerto Maldonado, once in Puerto greeting at the airport and transportation to the WASAI Maldonado Lodge, where you will receive a welcoming tropical fruit beverage.
Then you will embark on a 3 to 4.5 hour motorboat trip up the Tambopata river to WASAI Tambopata Lodge & Research Center (box lunch en route included). During the trip we will be able to observe the local farms, while groups of birds pass over the boat. Opportunity to see families of Capybaras, the largest rodents in the world. Reception, accommodation at the lodge, and lunch.
After a short rest we will have a brief introductory walk in the forest nearby to learn basic principles of ecology and hear some wildlife natural history. Return to the lodge for dinner.
After dinner we will make our first visit to the forest to observe the nocturnal life of insects, frogs of various colors, and an occasional encounter with nocturnal mammals.
We will enjoy the diverse sounds of the jungle which will accompany our first night in the Amazon. Sleep in the lodge.
Day 2 PUERTO MALDONADO - TAMBOPATA RESERVE
Wake early up (4 am) and travel up the Tambopata River for about an hour and a half to the Bahuaja - Sonene National Park. You will see a magical sunrise and it is a great opportunity to see animals such as capybaras, tapir, jaguar, and deer in the surrounding virgin forest.
We will observe (from a safe distance) one of the greatest spectacles of the rainforest: Hundreds of parrots, parakeets and macaws of various species, enjoying their diet of mineral salts on a river bank.
We will have a hot drink and a snack whilst watching birds and go for a short walk to look for animals such as monkeys.
We will return to the lodge to have a late breakfast, and rest.
After lunch we will enter the verdant jungle on a special trail to observe wild life. We will then enter the territory of peccaries, deer, and others, with the possibility to hear or see the tracks of them, or discovering a troop of monkeys traveling through the forest. Time permitting, we will be able to enjoy a relaxing swim in the cascade of the cat.
After dinner we can make another trip through the jungle, search for caimans or relax in our lodge surrounded by exotic nocturnal sounds.
Day 3 PUERTO MALDONADO - TAMBOPATA RESERVE
After breakfast we will make a trip in a boat to the WASAI Maldonado Lodge, in Puerto Maldonado where we will relax in our bungalows and enjoy a tasty lunch.
After lunch we will leave and travel for twenty minutes on the Madre de Dios River, to access the trail to Lake Sandoval, a beautiful typical rainforest lake. 5 km hike to the banks of the lake. There we will board a canoe to paddle around the lake enjoying the beauty of the landscape and observing the wildlife, such as kingfishers, herons, hoatzins (unique pre-historic looking birds), monkeys, etc..
If we are lucky we could see the family of giant otters which live at the lake. We will have the opportunity to fish for piranhas and swim in the lake. Prepare yourself for a spectacular sunset.
Then it is time to begin our return hike to the Madre de Dios River to return to Puerto Maldonado. There we will stay in the modern and comfortable bungalows of WASAI Maldonado Lodge.
The rest of the night you are free to enjoy the night life of this welcoming city.
Day 4 PUERTO MALDONADO - CUSCO
Prices for person in US Dollars