3 Days from$250 p/p in USD
This is an amazing experience, staying in one of Peru’s oldest and most historic rainforest lodges, a spectacular base from which to discover the natural wonders of the Upper Amazon including caimans, giant otters and wonderful birdlife. This trip is full of fantastic experiences, including a river trip taking in the wildlife along its banks, night walk, lake visit, Canopy Tower (46 m high) adventure, night river caiman search and seeing a parrots, parakeets and macaw clay lick.
Safari types:Birding Safari, Guided Safari, Jungle Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Tambopata National Reserve
Getting around:Transfer Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Lima or Cusco, then on to Puerto Maldonado Airport
2018 RATES – USD PER PERSON
From USD 250 per person
NB From January to March, promotional rates may be offered, varying from 8-15% discount
- Transport from/to Puerto Maldonado Airport
- All meals (daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus boxed lunch on arrival day)
- Guided excursions
- Entrance fee to the National Reserve of Tambopata
- Accommodation in double rooms
- International and internal flights
- Travel insurance
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Explorer's Inn Ecolodge‘
- All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘Explorer's Inn Ecolodge‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
- All itineraries are subject to availability
Day by Day Overview
Guests are received at Puerto Maldonado Airport and taken to the office, where you will be able to repack and leave in storage anything that you will not need on this part of your trip. We then continue on to the port in the native community of Infierno, from which we will embark on an hour and a half boat ride to Explorer’s Inn Tambopata Ecolodge. During this journey guests will receive a boxed lunch and there will be an obligatory stop at the La Torre control point to register our entrance into the Tambopata National Reserve.
Upon arrival guests will be greeted by the lodge manager, who will give useful recommendations and information to ensure an enjoyable stay. After a rest, our naturalist guide will give an informative presentation about the distinct species of caiman that can be observed in the Tambopata National Reserve, in order to allow guests to learn more about this endangered species. After dinner, we again board our boat to start the night search of caimans in the Tambopata River. Our naturalist guide uses a spotlight in order to locate them on the banks of the river, so that we can observe them from a respectable distance.
In order to have the best chance of observing endangered giant river otters, it is necessary to wake up very early to walk to the Tres Chimbadas Lake, a walk of 1 km, during which our naturalist guide will explain to us about the principal ecosystems of the tropical forest, as well as the diverse species of fauna that we see on the way. While we play a game of hide-and-seek with the river otters, we will enjoy a snack and a short journey around the lake on small catamarans in order to enjoy the variety of wildlife that can only be found in this ecosystem.
After lunch and a rest, we will visit a local farm close to the lodge, which belongs to a member of the local community. This activity directly supports the economic development of the La Torre community and gives us the opportunity to see and try various natural products of the area. Later in the afternoon you’ll go to the amazing Canopy Tower for a visit of around one and a half hours.
We wake early to visit the parrot claylick, which is a 10 minute boat ride from the lodge. A claylick is an exposed area of clay with higher concentrations of salts and other important minerals, where parrot species converge to eat. In our case this is a small wall close to the river, allowing observation of various species of parrots and parakeets which you can see eating the clay. We will then return to the lodge walking one of our trails where, if we are lucky, we may see other animals in their natural habitat. After this activity we return to the lodge to have breakfast and check out.