Wild Amazon Expedition 5/4
Wild Amazon Expedition 5 days / 4 nights
A new way to enjoy an ecotourism trip in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. This tour perfectly balances wildlife observation and adventure activities, combining treks, visits to the Chuncho Claylick (the largest macaw clay lick on earth), kayaking, zip lining and many other different activities surrounded by breathtaking scenarios.
Arrival and transfer
You will be received at the airport by a member of our staff and then transferred from the airport to our headquarters in Puerto Maldonado.
After a greeting with local and exotic drinks, the guide will explain the activities and give some general information.
3 ½ hours journey up the Tambopata River into the primary rainforest of the Tambopata Reserve Zone with the opportunity to see wildlife along the banks of the river (families of capibaras are often spotted).
At night is when most of mammals of the rainforest are active, but its harder to see them. Frogs and insects of strange shapes and colors are very common however.
Free morning (optional kayak)*
You can relax and enjoy the areas around the lodge or take one of the many kayaks that are available at the docks; the waters of the Tambopata River are yours to paddle through.
Tambopata Wildlife Center
After lunch, you will embark on one of our boats and head to the Bahuaja Sonene National Park to get settled on the campsite at Tambopata Wildlife Center, located on the banks of the Malinowski River and surrounded by wilderness.
La Torre Viewpoint
Short walk to “La Torre” viewpoint,which provides an amazing view of the sunset in the confluence of the Alto Tambopata and Malinowski rivers.
Night walk towards the Mammal Claylick where you will try to spot some nocturnal mammals that visit the Collpa to eat clay or hunt some prey.
Early wake up and upstream boat ride to the Chuncho Macaw Claylick , where hundreds of parrots and macaws descend to feed on the walls. One of the biggests spectacles of the amazon rainforest. There are good chances to spot wildlife here (jaguars are usually seen in this area).
Return to Wasai Tambopata Lodge
Boat ride to our facilities at Wasai Tambopata Lodge.
An informative trek around the lodge area to learn about plants, their different uses (medicinal, cosmetic, in crafts, etc) and to observe the amazing jungle ecosystem and its adaptations to an always competitive environment.
Combined with astonishing landscapes, the zipline and rope bridges create a perfect match for those seeking adrenaline and intense experiences.
(*) Adventure activities such as Kayak or zip-line have an additional cost of $ 20.00
At nightfall, you will embark one of the boats and start a slow ride looking for red spots on the water and river banks. These are the reflections of cayman eyes at night, and if you are stealthy enough, you may approach them to a touchable distance.
Boat trip to Puerto Maldonado
3 hour journey downstream the Tambopata river, with the opportunity to see wildlife along the banks of the river (families of capibaras are often spotted)
After lunch, you will Travel Down the Madre de Dios River and then walk through the forest to the atonishing Sandoval Lake, a wildlife paradise in the amazon rainforest. Your guide will paddle with you on a wooden canoe to look for Giant River Otters, monkeys and birds such as Hoatzin and Anhinga.
You may enjoy the hotel facilities (swimming pool, Wi-Fi, restaurant & bar, etc) until your flight departure time.
Transfer to the airport
Includes: Transfer airport – lodge – airport, transportation, excursions, adventure activities, lodging, full board, bilingual guide and rubber boots.
Not included: Domestic flights, airport taxes, laundry, telephone, alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, tips and entrance fee to the National Park ($16.00 per passenger).
NOTE: Entrance fee to the National Park be subject to change by SERNANP.