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US$ 909 Price per person, double occupancy in SUPERIOR ROOM, includes A LA CARTE excursions, all meals, transfers, and Tambopata National Reserve entrance fee (US$ 75 per person). Airfares not included.
Duration: 4 Days
Destination: Tambopata National Reserve (TAMBOPATA RESEARCH CENTER LODGE)

AMAZING WILDLIFE TOUR IN TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE – OVERVIEW

Tambopata National Reserve has the best amazon wildlife in Peru. This package is perfect for tourists eager to explore in depth the Amazonian environment and wildlife. The Tambopata Research Center (TRC) located in a very remote area in the Amazon jungle, makes this possible. TRC houses endangered species and offers you a comfortable stay in a safe 18 bedroom lodge for tourists and researchers alike.

At TRC we will be learning from Macaw experts and experiencing much about Macaws conservation along with the fascinating variety of Monkeys, Caimans during your stay. You will also spot Capybaras, lipped Peccary, perhaps with some extra luck, a Jaguar, Tapir, or a new Spider specie, still yet to be named! Not to mention the exciting trails you will follow to explore the Amazing Wildlife Tour in Tambopata National Reserve.

AMAZING WILDLIFE TOUR IN TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE – ITINERARY

DAY 1

Flight Lima – Puerto Maldonado (arriving at 10:40 – booked on your own) or Cusco – Puerto Maldonado (arriving at 12:47 hours – booked on your own).

Transfer Airport to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters
Upon arrival, we will welcome you at the airport and drive you five minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.

Transfer Pto Maldonado Headquarters to Tambopata River Port
Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive for one hour to the Tambopata River Port.

Transfer Boat – Tambopata River Port to Tambopata Research Center
The 2 ½ hours boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Tambopata Research Center will take us past the Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit.

Orientation
Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips. Also, he will ask you to choose from the 19 different excursions available at the Tambopata Research Center.

Macaw Project Lectures
After dinner scientists will provide an in depth look at the biology of macaws, their feeding habits, the theories for clay lick use, their breeding and feeding ecology, population fluctuations, and the threats to their conservation.

Overnight at Tambopata Research Center Jungle Lodge.

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DAY 2

Macaw Clay Lick – recommended activity
On most clear mornings of the year, dozens of large macaws and hundreds of parrots congregate on this large river bank in a raucous and colorful spectacle which inspired a National Geographic cover story. Discretely located fifty meters from the cliff, we will observe Green-winged, Scarlet, and Blue-and-gold Macaws and several species of smaller parrots descend to ingest clay. Outings are at dawn when the lick is most active.

Giants of the Amazon – recommended activity
This five-kilometer trail covers the prototypical rain forest with immense trees crisscrossed by creeks and ponds. Amongst the figs, ceibas, and shihuahuacos we will look for Squirrel, Brown Capuchin, and Spider Monkeys as well as peccaries. TRC is located within this habitat.

Island Exploration and Pond – recommended activity
Ten minutes upriver from the lodge is a tiny pond with a platform in the middle. It is a great place to spot waterfowl such as Muscovy duck, sunbittern, and hoatzin along with the woodpeckers, oropendolas, flycatchers, and parakeets that call this pond their home.

Night Walk – recommended activity
You will have the option of hiking out at night when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. Much easy to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

Overnight at Tambopata Research Center Jungle Lodge.

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DAY 3

Monkey Search – recommended activity
This five-kilometer trail covers the prototypical rain forest with immense trees crisscrossed by creeks and ponds. Amongst the figs, ceibas, and shihuahuacos we will go for a monkey search Squirrel, Brown Capuchin, and Spider Monkeys as well as peccaries. TRC is located within this habitat.

Palm Swamp Trail – recommended activity
Growing on the remains of an oxbow lake and providing both arboreals as well as terrestrial mammals with fruits throughout the year, the aguaje palms are one of the most important food sources in the rainforest. Demand for these fruits and great conditions for planting rice makes the palm swamp also one of the most threatened habitats.

Amazon Creek Trail Hike – recommended activity
As you and your guide start out along the Wild Creek Trail, the soft sound of flowing water surrounds you. During the wet season, this little jungle brook overflows with rain. During the dry season, however, parts of the creek dry up. But all year long, its watery ecosystem brings life to dozens of unique creatures.

Overnight at Tambopata Research Center Jungle Lodge.

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DAY 4

Leave the Tambopata Research Center to take a boat back to Tambopata River Port and then to Puerto Maldonado headquarters. Finally, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight Puerto Maldonado – Lima/Cusco (departing at 13:20 – booked on your own).

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B Breakfast.

S Snack.

L Lunch.

D Dinner.

BL Boxed Lunch.

NOTES:

If you would like to add other destinations in Peru to your itinerary, please let us know in the Comments Section of the Get Free Quote form. You can also fill out our Design Your Trip form or Contact Us form with your specific needs.

  • This jungle program is available every day of the year.
  • The rainy season is from mid-October to mid-March and the heaviest months of rain are January and February.
  • Currently, tours to the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest are exempt from local sales taxes (18.00%).
  • You can add an extension to Machu Picchu, after your jungle program. We recommend you our 4 day Machu Picchu Tours.

AMAZING WILDLIFE TOUR IN TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVEPRICES

Tambopata Research Center Jungle Lodge:  A LA CARTE Program

Price Per Person (in US$)

Double – Superior US$ 909
Single Supplement (additional price for single room) US$ 200

Double – Comfort US$ 989
Single Supplement (additional price for single room)  US$ 315

Double – Amazon Suite US$ 1,169
Single Supplement (additional price for single room) US$ 355

Double – Deluxe Suite US$ 1,349
Single Supplement (additional price for single room)                                                                                                    US$ 425

INCLUDED IN AMAZING WILDLIFE TOUR IN TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE

Included in Program Price*

Lodging accommodations according to the itinerary.

Meals according to the itinerary.

Tour guide in Spanish or English.

All tours and intermediate transfers.

Boat rides and safety equipment.

Park entrance fee to Tambopata Research Center Lodge.

Not included in Tour Price

International and domestic flights.

Visas required for entry.

Airport Taxes.

Drinks.

Tips.

Adventure activities.

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