This is a new tour being offered by a comfortable Lodge and Expeditions to offer a genuine rainforest wilderness experience and an excellent opportunity to see some of the wildlife that Tambopata is famous for. A complete program which combines the comfort of beautiful lodges with the experience to spend a night camping in the Bahuaja Sonene National Park
Arrive in the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the office Pto. Maldonado Ecolodge. After a refreshing drink you will make the 3 ½ hours journey up the Tambopata River into the primary rainforest of the Tambopata Reserve Zone with the opportunity to see local communities and wildlife along the banks of the river. You will arrive at the Tambopata Lodge in the late afternoon. After refreshments you will go on a short introductory night walk into the forest to look for some of the nocturnal creatures. Overnight at Tambopata Lodge. (BL, D).
You will awake in a beautiful natural environment with the chanting of the oropéndola sand other exotic birds.Those who wake up early will be able to contemplate the landscape and take amazing pictures in the paths within the lodge or from our viewpoint, while enjoying a freshly filtered coffee or some infusion.
After breakfast, we will cross the Tambopata River to visit the Gato Streamwhich presents a beautiful cascade between the months of December and March (Rainy season). Those who wish can do this course by Kayak (*), canoe or by motorized boat.
With some luck, we will be able to watch some animals during the way.We will also take advantage of this ride andtry to fish some piranhas and visit some local plantations. After lunch, we will embark the boat and head to the Bahuaja Sonene National Park where our campsite is located. During the journey we will pass through beautiful and pristine landscapes, with few or none human presence whatsoever, areas destined exclusively to conservation and eco-tourism, giving us an excellent opportunity to watch birds and animals such as capibaras, jaguars, turtles, caimans, etc.As the afternoon falls, we will arrive to campsite Tambopata Wildlife Center located in Malinowski River, where we will settle our encampment in the midst of the jungle, betweengiant trees and accompanied by the sound of the wilderness.After accommodating our tents we will walk to “La Torre” viewpoint,which provides an amazing view of the sunset in the confluence of the AltoTambopata and Malinowski rivers. After that we will go on night walk towards the Mammal Claylick where we will try to spotsome nocturnal mammals that visit the Collpa to eat clay or hunt some prey.At night, after dinner, we will light a campfire under the moonlight. Camping night at Tambopata Wildlife Center (B, L, D).
We will be awaken by the sounds of the howler monkeys by dawn, soon to be joined by the sound of other animals waking up and birds flying across the morning red sky. We will take a light coffee or some infusion to start our 25 minute ride upstream headed to the El Chuncho Great Macaw Claylick, inside the Bahuaja Sonene National Park. We will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery of one of the most pristine forests in the world and watch some wild fauna at the river Banks, such as capybaras, river turtles and caimans.
At our arrival, if the weather conditions are favorable, we will be the privileged spectators of one of the most amazing shows of wildlife: hundreds of parrots and macaws gather together to feed from the clay of the cliff, offering a great show of colors and sounds. A unique experience that you will never forget! After taking light refreshment, we will walk across the river beach in search for animal tracks. Once the walk is over we will initiate our way back downstream the Tambopata River, towards Tambopata Wildlife Center campsite where we will share a more consistent breakfast.
We will return to Tambopata Lodge through the Tambopata River, where we will take a rest. Those who wish can swim in the Lodge’s dock before lunch. After lunch, we will do an Ethnobotanical walk where we will learn about the medical plants of the region and see walking palm trees, giant lupunas, and many other curious flora species. This afternoon you may perform adventure activities (*) such as: zip-line, kayak or tree climbing. At night we will go on a boat ride in search for caymans in the surroundings of the lodge, where we will be able to get a closer look of them. Night at Tambopata Lodge (B, L, D)
You will have breakfast and then make the journey back down the Tambopata River to Puerto Maldonado. You will arrive at Maldonado Ecolodge for lunch. In the afternoon you will Travel Down the Madre de Dios River and from there walk through the forest to the tranquil and beautiful Lake Sandoval.
At the lake your guide will paddle you in a wooden canoe to look for Giant River Otters and birds such as Hoatzin and Anhinga. You will walk back through the forest to look for some of the nocturnal creatures of the forest and then travel back to the lodge for a final evening meal.Night at Maldonado Ecolodge. (B, L, D).
Breakfast and transfer to the airport. (B).
End of services.
Transfer airport – Ecolodge – airport, transportation by road and boat, lodging (02 nights at Wasaí Tambopata Lodge + 01 night at campsite Tambopata Wildlife Center in Malinowski + 01 night in Wasaí Maldonado Ecolodge located in the river banks of Madre de Dios River in the city), full board, bilingual guide and rubber boots.
Domestic flights, adventure activities * (zip line, tree climbing, kayaking, etc.), airport taxes, laundry, telephone, alcoholic drinks, sodas, tips, radio calls, INTERNET and entrance fee to the National Park ($ 45.00 per passenger).
Note: Entrance fee be subject to change by SERNANP
THINGS YOU SHOULD BRING ALONG ON A TRIP TO TAMBOPATA
- Binoculars, camera and films
- Warm clothing, long sleeve shirts and long pants (cotton) wide brim hat and sun glasses for sunny days
100% waterproof rain gear (long poncho or rain wear)
- Insect repellent (at least 50% Deet), sunscreen lotion
- One pair of lightweight ankle height boots and sandals
- Flashlight, enough batteries (alkaline) and bulbs
- Towel, swimming suit
- Personal medicines and/or supplies (liquid for contact lenses for example) a day pack and one back pack or duffel bag of luggage.
Puerto Maldonado weather is divided into two main seasons; the dry season through the months of May to September, and the wet season October to April.
Temperature highs can reach 91 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Deg. C) throughout the day, and nighttime temperatures can fall to lows of 63 degrees Fahrenheit (18 Deg. C). Through the wetter months, there’s an increased degree of mosquitos in the jungle, and activities like hiking are best done through the dry season.
The Puerto Maldonado weather on average is similar to that of any typical tropical rainforest. It really is hot and humid. In the former, the rains are about 59-179 inches within the non-rainy seasons; the rains could be between 31-99 inches. The rains start in the same way suddenly because they stop.
The primary months of the rainy season are December through March.
How is Puerto Maldonado weather changing? The Amazon rainforest is known by rain, heat, and much more rain and heat, providing an ideal environment for vegetation and wildlife. The Amazon is definitely humid with generous levels of rain occurring year round. Both rainy and “rainier” seasons are excellent times to go to. The season with rain can be viewed as a prime time and energy to visit because there is commonly an increased quantity of animal activity that is desired for wildlife spotting.
That is because of that proven fact that a rise in rain brings higher degrees of fruit production, meaning that many species (including monkeys, fruit-eating birds, tapirs, caimans) tend to be more active and commence their reproductive cycles. The best time to see the wildlife animal spotting in this part of the world is mainly on pure luck!
*Some of the North American and European travel agencies recommend for you to have vaccinations for yellow fever or Malaria, but here at the national park, they reported that none of these have been reported in the last ten years, Peruvian government take so much care to prevent and/or control it right away.
Good mosquito repellent needed with high Deet.