Double Occupancy: $1,750 per person

Single Occupancy: $1,950 per person

Duration: Five Days

Minimum No. of Travelers: 1

Trip Rating: Easy

Season: April-November

Together with the adjacent Bahuaja-Sonene National Park in Peru and the Madidi National Park across the border in Bolivia, the Tambopata National Reserve forms the largest area of protected tropical forest in South America.The journey to this protected area provides a glimpse into the wildlife habitats of the forest and the extraordinary biodiversity of Tambopata National Reserve.

Exploring the forest lake system by canoe or along narrow trails is a lifechanging experience. Much of the area’s abundant fauna lives on or near these water sources. Aside from many of the more than 500 species of birds recorded in the Reserve, the lakes are home to giant otters and black caiman. Housing over 1400 individual plant species, these forests are also home to 13 species of monkeys, 1200 species of butterflies, 60 kinds of amphibians and more than 100 types of mammals. The solitary jaguar stands at the head of an infinitely complex food chain.

DAY 1: Arrival to Puerto Maldonado

The jungle city of Puerto Maldonado is the starting point for this 5 day/4 night stay in the rainforest. Your Lodge staff meets you at the airport and escort you for the 44-mile river journey. Our boat takes us to the Ecolodge in three hours. This river journey is our first introduction to the rainforest, and upon arrival, you are invited to enter the forest you saw from the boat with a local naturalist guide. After your introduction to the jungle, you have time to relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the Ecolodge.

Entrance to the Tambopata National Reserve included Overnight in the lodge, double or single room with private bathroom Meals provided: Dinner in lodge in the Amazon

DAY 2: A Day with Nature

Today’s 4 hour boat ride upriver takes us deep into the National Reserve to an isolated clay lick where macaws, parrots and fauna tend to gather in huge numbers. After arrival at our camp and a good lunch, you have the afternoon free to explore the area’s forest trail system, and be able to spot wildlife in the company of your naturalist guide.

Overnight in tents Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 3: A Spectacle of Sounds and Colors

Today we begin before dawn, as we need to get into position before the birds arrive at the clay lick. Several hundred macaws and parrots visit the clay-lick daily. This is indisputably one of the greatest spectacles the Amazon basin offers its visitors. Following a late morning forest hike in search of some of the nine species of monkeys present in the area, we break for lunch. Then, we explore a clear forest stream where it is safe to bathe, before spending another relaxing evening and night at our campsite.

Overnight in tents Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Clay Lick, Rainforest Trails and Wetlands

After a second opportunity to witness the spectacle at the lick, we hike to an oxbow lake. These wetland ecosystems are among the best places in the Amazon basin to spot wildlife. A family of giant otters lives near the lake and can often be seen. Birds are in abundance here, especially rufescent tiger-herons, great egrets, wattled jacanas and hoatzins. Later, our final evening at the Lodge is spent enjoying a fine meal, followed by a return to the river in search of nocturnal species, including caimans.

Overnight in the lodge, double or single room with private bathroom Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Lodge to Puerto Maldonado Airport

Today you leave the Ecolodge early in the morning for the return by river to Puerto Maldonado, with time to enjoy last glimpses of the some sights! *Flight to Lima or Cusco not included

Meals provided: Breakfast

The meals we provide while your Amazon Expedition to Tambopata are shown below:

DAYS 1 2 3 4 5
Breakfast X X X X
Boxed Lunch / Lunch X X X
Dinner X X X X
  • 2 nights in the Jungle Lodge
  • 2 nights camping on the trail
  • Transfer by boat from Puerto Maldonado to Lodge
  • All necessary camping equipment including the sleeping bags
  • Tents
  • Mattresses
  • Includes guide naturalist
  • Entrance fees to the Tambopata National Reserve
  • Flights to and from Puerto Maldonado
  • Lunch on day 1 (arrivals to airport are normally around 1 PM)
  • Hotel in Puerto Maldonado
  • Medical or Life Insurance
  • Other Entrances fees
  • Any other expense due to delays because of natural causes, landslides, political strikes, etc.
  • A 60 litre Duffel sac (18 lbs max weight)
  • Small daypack
  • Walking shoes or boots
  • Rain jacket & pants
  • Gloves & wool hat
  • Long sleeved shirts (cotton/breathable fabric, not too thin)
  • Sun hat/Sunglasses/Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Personal items & medication
  • Torch, binoculars
  • Personal documents (Passport Mandatory to present at control gates)
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