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US$ 760Price per person, double occupancy, all meals and excursions, transfers. Airfares and entrance fees (US$ 75 per person) not included.
Duration:4 Days
Destination:Tambopata National Reserve (TAMBOPATA RESEARCH CENTER)
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AMAZON TOUR DESCRIPTION

In this Amazon tour package, you will be staying at the Tambopata Research Center (TRC), one of the most remote rainforest lodges in South America.  You will have an outstanding chance to engage with the natural wonders of the Amazon while staying in a comfortable 18-bedroom lodge adjacent to a macaw clay lick.

The TRC’s isolated location–inside an uninhabited area of the Tambopata National Reserve and next to the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park–means that the rainforest ecosystem around it remains pristine. Much groundbreaking macaw conservation research has been carried out from the TRC . You will likely meet macaw biologists, ecologists and other experts staying at the TRC while they do fieldwork.

Other species you’ll have a strong chance of spotting include a variety of monkeys: the Dusky Titi, Squirrel, Brown Capuchin, Howler, and Spider. You’ll also likely see Capybaras, Caimans, Agouti, White-lipped peccaries, and more.  Although very difficult to see, jaguars, tapirs and harpy eagles are occasionally glimpsed by guests. You may even be able to photograph a recently discovered species of spiders.

AMAZON TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1

Flight Lima – Puerto Maldonado (departing at 08:05 and arriving at 10:45).

Pick up from the airport and transfer (ten minutes) to the Puerto Maldonado headquarters. We will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days. This helps keep the boats and cargo light. The rest of your belongings will be kept safely in a storage room at headquarters.

We will take a boat from Puerto Maldonado to the Tambopata River Port (distance: 20 km.), entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business.

Caiman searches: We will be out at the river’s edge at night, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes.

Meals included: BL, D

Overnight at Refugio Amazonas Jungle Lodge.

DAY 2

Canopy Tower:
A thirty minute walk from the Refugio Amazonas lodge leads to the 25 meter (82 ft.) scaffolding canopy tower. A bannister staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. The tower was built on high ground thereby increasing your horizon of the primary forest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve. From here, views of mixed species canopy flocks as well as toucans, macaws and raptors are likely.

Refugio Amazonas to Tambopata Research Center:
Take a four and half hour boat ride to the Tambopata Research Center. One and half hours into our boat journey, we will leave the final traces of human habitation behind. Within the 700,000 hectare uninhabited nucleus of the reserve, sightings of capybaras, caimans, geese, macaws and other large species will become more frequent.

Chuncho Clay Lick:
Three hours from Refugio Amazonas, deep in the Tambopata National Reserve we will stop at the Chuncho claylick to see dozens of large macaws feeding on the special sodium-rich clays of the riverbank. The Chuncho claylick probably attracts more large macaws than any other claylick in the world; a truly unforgettable sight.

Orientation:
Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.

Overlook Trail:
A 3-5 km. hike will lead us to overlooks commanding magnificent views of the Tambopata winding its way into the lowlands. The forest on this trail, regenerating on old bamboo forest, is good for the Howler Monkey and the Dusky Titi Monkey.

Macaw Project Lectures:
After dinner, scientists will provide an in depth look at the biology, feeding and breeding habits of the macaw species.

Meals included: B, BL, D

Overnight at Tambopata Research Center Jungle Lodge.

DAY 3

Macaw Clay Lick (located at the Bahuaja Sonene National Park):
On most clear mornings, 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 a cliff, we will observe Green-winged, Scarlet and Blue-and-gold Macaws and several species of smaller parrots descending to ingest clay. Outings are at dawn when the lick is most active.

Floodplain Trail:
This five kilometer trail covers the prototypical rain forest with immense trees criss-crossed by creeks and ponds. Amongst the figs, ceibas and shihuahuacos trees, we will look for Squirrel, Brown Capuchin, and Spider Monkeys as well as peccaries. The TRC is located within this habitat.

Pond Platform:
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:
You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. Much easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

Meals included: B, L, D

Overnight at Tambopata Research Center Jungle Lodge.

DAY 4

Transfer Boat – TRC to Tambopata River Port. Then, transfer Tambopata River Port to Pto Maldonado Headquarters. Finally, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight Puerto Maldonado – Lima (departing at 15:40 and arriving at 18:30).

Meals included: B

LEGEND
BBreakfast
SSnack
LLunch
DDinner
BLBoxed Lunch

 

AMAZON TOUR PRICES

Tambopata Research CenterPrice per person
Single – SuperiorUS$ 960
Double – SuperiorUS$ 760
Single – ComfortUS$ 1,185
Double – ComfortUS$ 875
Single – Amazon SuiteUS$ 1,405
Double – Amazon SuiteUS$ 1,040
Single – Deluxe SuiteUS$ 1,575
Double – Deluxe SuiteUS$ 1,165

NOTES:

  • Rainy season is from mid-October to mid-March and the heaviest months of rain are January and February.
  • The first night in this itinerary is spent at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge.
  • You must add an entrance ticket of US$ 75 per person.

INCLUDED IN AMAZON TOUR

Included in Amazon Tour PriceNot included in Tour Price
Lodging accommodations according to itinerary.International and domestic flights.
Meals according to itinerary.Visas required for entry.
Tour guide in Spanish or English.Airport Taxes.
All tours and intermediate transfers.Drinks.
Boat rides and safety equipment.Tips.
Park entrance fee of US$ 65.00 per person.Adventure activities such as kayak, tree climbing, mountain biking

NOTE: Currently, tours to the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest are exempt from local sales tax (18.00%).

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