5-DAY REMOTE WILDLIFE JUNGLE TOURS IN PERU

USD $ 1,213

Stay at one of the most remote lodges in South America! The Tambopata Research Center is located within the Tambopata National Reserve, in front of the “Bahuaja Sonene” National Park in Madre de Dios. You will be surrounded by the wildlife of the Peruvian Amazon, where thrilling adventures await you. Book now and immerse yourself in one of the most biodiverse forests in the world!

Program price per person, based on double occupancy in superior room. Includes all guided excursions and activities, all meals, transfers, and the entrance fee to the Tambopata National Reserve (US$ 75 per person). Airfares are not included.

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    This Remote Wildlife Jungle Tour in Peru is perfect for natural lovers who are eager to explore the depths of the Amazon environment and wildlife. The Tambopata Research Center (TRC) is the most remote ecolodge located inside the Tambopata National Reserve. Reach the two most important macaw clay licks in the region and explore the unique trails of the Tambopata Research Center in the middle of the Peruvian rainforest.

    TRC offers you a comfortable stay in one of their 28 rooms. Enjoy the open wall facing the Amazon rainforest and awake with jungle sounds in the morning!

    The lodge features 300 meters (almost 1000 ft) of elevated walkways located on the perfect level of the forest— in between the canopy and the floor — where wildlife becomes more active.

    At TRC we will be learning from the experts about the forest conservation along with a fascinating observation of a variety of monkeys and macaws, as well as caimans and jaguars during your stay. Not to mention the exciting trails you will follow to explore the Amazon Wildlife in this Remote Wildlife Jungle Tour in Peru.

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    1. DAY 1 Arrival in Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata River and Tambopata Research Center

      Flight Lima/Cusco – Puerto Maldonado (arriving before 12:30 hours – booked on your own).

      Welcome to the Amazon!
      Pick up from the airport to join a 1-hour bus and a 2.5-boat journey to the lodge. Your first taste of the Amazon cuisine will be in the river, while you leave the city to enjoy the amazing jungle landscapes.

      As we cross the confluence with the Malinowski River, we will leave the final traces of human habitation behind. Within the 700,000 hectares of an uninhabited nucleus of the Tambopata National Reserve, sightings of capybara, caiman, geese, macaws, and other large species will become more frequent.

      Arrival at Tambopata Research Center:
      This is the only lodge located inside the National Reserve of Tambopata, in front of the ”Bahuaja Sonene” National Park, surrounded by dozens of macaw nests belonging to the Macaw Project.

      Bamboo Trail:
      In the late afternoon, a three to five-kilometer hike will lead us to a panoramic overlook of the Tambopata river winding its way into the lowlands. The forest on this trail, regenerating the old bamboo forest, is good for the Howler Monkey and  the Dusky Titi Monkey.

      Jungle Night Walk:
      You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but difficult to see. Easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

      Overnight at Tambopata Research Center Jungle Lodge.

      Meals included: BL (box lunch), D

    2. DAY 2 Macay Clay Lick, Monkey Search and Island Exploration

      Join a Party of Colors and Sounds:
      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 that 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.

      Monkey Search:
      This five-kilometer trail covers the prototypical rainforest with immense trees, crisscrossed by creeks and ponds. Amongst the figs, ceibas, and shihuahuacos we will look for the Squirrel, Brown Capuchin, and Spider Monkeys as well as peccaries. TRC is located within this habitat.

      Island Exploration:
      Ten minutes upriver from the lodge, there 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 Lecture:
      After dinner, scientists will provide a night lecture, 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.

      Meals included: B, L, D

    3. DAY 3 Explore the Amazonian Forest

      Every morning is different at the clay lick, and because of that you have another chance to join the morning excursion.

      An entirely different habitat characterized by smaller, thinner trees atop hills and slopes is covered by this five-kilometer trail of Terra Firme forest. Saddleback tamarins are frequently found here. As we walk near the limits of the swamp we will also keep our eyes open for rare tapir tracks.

      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 make the palm swamp also one of the most threatened habitats.

      Overnight at Tambopata Research Center Jungle Lodge.

      Meals included: B, L, D

    4. DAY 4 Creek Trail and Sunset Cruise

      Let’s adventure to the Creek:
      A different kind of Terra Firme forest on a half-day activity is available daily. Crossed by several creeks that will eventually reach the Tambopata River, walk in the opposite direction of the river, where you will focus on forest and ecology on this creek trail.

      Sunset Cruise:
      Twilight descends early in the jungle. Under the thick tree cover of the rainforest, darkness falls quickly, when the light cannot slip through the foliage any longer. Now, as afternoon slips into evening, you’re about to see one of the world’s most spectacular sunsets. The Sunset Cruise floats down the wide river, countless oranges and pinks reflecting off the water in lovely patterns.

      Overnight at Tambopata Research Center Jungle Lodge.

      Meals included: B, L, D

    5. DAY 5 Departure

      It is time to say goodbye, as the expedition comes to an end. Your visit will make a direct contribution to Wired Amazon and the National Reserve of Tambopata.

      You will take the journey back to the city and to the airport to take your flight Puerto Maldonado – Lima or Cusco (departing after 11:30 hours – booked on your own).

      Meals included: B

    Legend
    B Breakfast
    S Snack
    L Lunch
    D Dinner
    BL Boxed Lunch

     

    Program Price per Person 
    SUPERIOR – Double occupancy US$ 1,213
    Single Supplement US$   375
    COMFORT- Double occupancy US$ 1,411
    Single Supplement US$   475
    AMAZON SUITE – Double occupancy US$ 1,659
    Single Supplement US$   565
    DELUXE SUITE – Double occupancy US$ 1,909
    Single Supplement US$   647

     

    TOUR NOTES:

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    • This 5-Day Remote Wildlife Jungle Tours in Peru 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%).
    • You can add an extension to Machu Picchu, after your jungle program. We recommend you our 4-Day Machu Picchu Tour.
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Lodging accommodations according to the itinerary.
    • Meals according to the itinerary.
    • Guided tours in Spanish or English in small groups.
    • All tours and intermediate transfers.
    • Boat rides and safety equipment.
    • Park entrance fee to Tambopata Research Center of US$ 75 per person.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • International and domestic flights.
    • Visas required for entry.
    • Airport Taxes.
    • Drinks.
    • Tips.
    • Adventure activities such as kayak, tree climbing, mountain biking.
    • Processing and wire transfer fees.

    The Tambopata Research Center is a spacious boutique ecolodge, with a bar, a massage center, and buffet service in the heart of the National Reserve of Tambopata. It is the only lodge inside the reserve in front of the Bahuaja Sonene National Park surrounded by dozens of macaw nests belonging to the Macaw Project.

    Its rooms from 21 m2 to 83 m2 feature a private bathroom and an open window facing the forest.

    Your stay includes three meals daily, tea, coffee, guided excursions and activities, refreshments upon arriving, and transfers to and from the airport. Guides for small groups (6 people) are assigned.

    The lodge is run mainly through a generator. Communications are powered by solar energy and LED bulbs are used in public areas at night.

    There is electricity in common areas three times per day: From 6:00 to 8:00 a.m. / from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. (referential times). You will find wifi at the lodge. Please note internet connection might vary on weather conditions and the number of guests

    For the arrival in Puerto Maldonado airport (PEM), please make sure to arrive before 12:30 hrs. You will be at the lodge between 15:00–16:00 hrs.

    For the departure, you will be back in the city at around 10:00 hrs. The boat departs around 7:00 hrs. If you have a later flight, you can wait at the offices of the lodge until the departure.

    Your luggage is hand-carried at various stages in the trip for a long distance. We strongly recommend you limit your weight to 15 kilos (33 pounds apiece). You can leave your large luggage in the office at Puerto Maldonado. If you are visiting other destinations in Peru or South America that require different kinds of clothing, you can always pack separate bags and safely leave them at the offices in Puerto Maldonado on the first day so they won’t be carrying them around uselessly. Your bag will be waiting for you at the airport the day you leave.

    In all honesty, no month is particularly better to see animals than any other. While you will have more sunlight to see parrots and macaws at the clay lick during the dry season, other animals are encountered with the same frequency no matter what the time of the year. A much bigger factor that comes into play for seeing Amazonian wildlife is the guide’s level of experience and training. From July to September, we have the most jaguar observations along the river banks.

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