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Tambopata Research Cente 4Days 3Nights

Tambopata Research Cente



  • Arrival & Reception by Guide
  • Our guides are tourism professionals, or community members. Unless noted otherwise, our guides
  • speak English. We assign guides at 6:1 ratio in Tambopata Research Center. This means groups
  • smaller than 6 people will be merged with other groups under one guide. If you would like a private
  • guide or a guide in a language other than English please let us know.
  • Transfer Airport to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters
  • Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, we will welcome you at the airport and drive you ten 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 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native
  • Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business.
  • Transfer Boat – Tambopata River Port to Refugio Amazonas
  • The two and a half hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas will take us past
  • the Community of Infierno and 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.
  • 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.
  • Refugio Amazonas – Overnight Meals: Boxed lunch & Dinner


  • Canopy Tower
  • A thirty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A
  • bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. The
  • tower has been built upon high ground, therefore increasing your horizon of the continuous 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.
  • Transfer Boat – Refugio Amazonas to TRC
  • Four and half hours by boat from Refugio Amazonas, in the pristine heart of the reserve, lies the
  • Tambopata Research Center. One and half hours into our boat journey, as we cross the confluence
  • with the Malinowski River, we will leave the final traces of human habitation behind. Within the
  • 700,000 hectare uninhabited nucleus of the reserve, sightings of capybara, caiman, geese, macaws
  • and other large species will become more frequent.
  • Chuncho Clay Lick
  • Two hours from Refugio Amazonas, deep in the Tambopata National Reserve we will stop at the
  • Chuncho claylick. After a brief walk (~5 minutes) we will have the chance 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 and the sight of dozens of macaws
  • taking flight is truly unforgettable. The details of our stopover will depend on the weather and
  • the amount of macaw activity, as the birds don’t visit the clay lick when it is raining.
  • Orientation
  • Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important
  • navigation and security tips.
  • Overlook Trail
  • A three to five kilometer 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 Howler Monkey and Dusky Titi Monkey.
  • 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.
  • Tambopata Research Center – Overnight Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


  • Macaw Clay Lick
  • 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.
  • 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 we will look for Squirrel, Brown
  • Capuchin, and Spider Monkeys as well as peccaries. 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.
  • Tambopata Research Center – Overnight Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


  • Breakfast
  • Transfer Puerto Maldonado Headquarters to Airport
  • We retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport.
  • Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.


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Included Tambopata Research Cente

  • Programmes based on double occupancy. Includes all meal, accommodations, and services, all
  • river transportation, and transfer from and to the airport of Puerto Maldonado.

Not Included Tambopata Research Cente

  • International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges,
  • additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water,
  • snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and
  • items of personal nature. Park entrance fee US$.75.00 per person.

Boat Transportation Tambopata Research Cente

  • Rainforest Expeditions boats are 20-foot long, roofed canoes. Outboard boat engine are 60hp 4 cycle, eco-friendly, low emission motors.

· Transfer-in (From Puerto Maldonado to Lodge): we have two departures daily at 13:00 and 14:00

· Transfer-out (TRC to Puerto Maldonado): One daily departure at 05:00

  • For other schedule possibilities please consult us
  • We reserve the right to change

Travel Info


Why Scenic Peru?

  • Is a Local Tour Operator based in Cusco.
  • Highly specialized on trekking and expeditions.
  • Small groups.
  • Professional and licensed tour leader, with degree in history, archeology and well trained to handle emergency situations and first aid.
  • We are well committed for all Safety issues.
  • Our cooks are well constantly trained to provide the most delicious meals.
  • 24 hours for customer service.
  • Top notch camping gear.
  • Highly committed to protect the environment.
  • Our porters are the best ever well-treated.
  • We truly support with social projects for the Andean villages where our porters come from, specially supporting their schools.