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Tambopata Amazon Peru offers an authentic Amazon Adventure. It is home to countless species of birds, animals, and birds. The Tambopata National Reserve enhances tourism here. It also protects the rich biodiversity and flora that you will see on your Tambopata Adventure.
Puerto Maldonado serves as the gateway to this Peruvian Amazon jungle. It nestles in the southeast of Peru, right at the confluence of two renowned rivers, the Madre de Dios river, and the Tambopata River.
Puerto Maldonado gets its name after Don Pedro Maldonado, a Spanish explorer. Nearly all local transport to Tambopata Jungle is by boat.
You can reach Puerto Maldonado from Cusco on a direct bus. It takes approximately 8-10 hours. From Lima, it’s just an hour and a half flight.
Our Tambopata Adventure tours are the best way to fall in love with nature. We have carefully designed this itinerary to offer you the most from your tour to Tambopata. In fact, this four-day Tambopata Amazon Peru Tour is the only tour that takes you deep into the Amazon rainforest.
The tour includes a visit to the island of monkeys and macaw clay lick.
Accompanied by our local English-speaking naturist guide, you will have the opportunity to spot different species of wild animals, birds, and insects. You will also be able to enjoy outdoor activities like zip-lining, fishing, and kayaking, among others.
Night walks through the Amazon forest are an amazing way to get to know the locals and local communities.
Also, check out our six days Tambopata National Reserve Peru Tour.
Puerto Maldonado Airport / Bus Terminal
Reception of our travelers at the airport or bus station and transfer to our office in the downtown for a simple registration.
Then we will take our transport from our office to our lodge and we’ll have a boat trip approximately 1 hour to the Philadelphia local community, there we will take a boat and navigate up to the Tambopata River for about 10 minutes until we reach the lodge.
Before knowing your rooms, you will be informed of the hotel policies by your local tour guide, then we will settle into our planned rooms.
After a well-deserved nap and a delicious lunch, we will have a walk of more than two hours in the dense tropical jungle guided by an expert local guide, who will take you along our trails sistem and we will be able to appreciate a great variety of medicinal plants and trees that may have more than 5 hundreds years old (Brazil nut and ceiba tree, tonka been tree).
On our trails will continue to the bird watching tower more than 45 meters (148 ft.) high you will always have the opportunity to see wildlife such as monkeys, and others.
Feel the pure energy of Mother Nature living magical moments within the Tambopata National Reserve. As soon getting dark we return to the hotel for a brief rest.
At night we take our boat to go in search of nocturnal animals that are always on the sand banks of the Tambopata River, on this occasion we will have the opportunity to see caimans (alligators) of different sizes, owls, nightjars and with luck the largest rodent in the world, the capybara.
On a night with a clear sky we will witness the majestic view that the milky way gives us with countless stars and its shooting stars, we return for dinner time.
Early wake up.
what’s better than enjoying a cup of infusion of coffee or tea before starting our exciting journey to the Macaw and Parrot clay lick.
At dawn we take the boat to navigate the Tambopata River for more than 45 minutes, on the way we could see JAGUAR or ANACONDA.
At the palisades, already at the Chuncho Parrot and Macaw clay lick, we setup our spotting scoup for observe the majestic spectacle of colors and sounds of these birds for more than two hours, while we are enchanted by this wonderful view of birds, at the same time we enjoy our breakfast on the river side.
Later we return and take our boat into the small rivers arms of the Tambopata River in search of wildlife such as capybaras, tapirs, wild pigs, monkeys, caimans, turtles or felines, at the same time we will enjoy the beautiful landscapes that it has.
In the afternoon we returned to the city taking the same wayback that will led us to our hotel in the Madre de Dios river.
Then, we’ll take a car that would take us for about 15 minutes to reach Yacumama lake, this lake has exuberant scenic, beauty and has the most impressive sunset in the region. This lake is also the ecosystem of alots of macaws, parrots and parakeets, on occasions you can see black caimans too, herons, cormorants, wild ducks, 4 varieties of piranhas and with luck a family of river otters. O
In this tour of Lake Yacumama we will use a small rowing boat that will take us to the point where we usually fish piranhas, which in turn is very easy to do it with small hooks, the piranha that we catch we take a photo with it and then we release them into its ecosistem, so as not to reduce the food source for fishing animals.
Almost at dusk we head to the river dock where we will take our boat to get to our lodge and finally take a pleasant rest.
After of our breakfast, we’ll go on our boat 15 minutes towards Lake Sandoval located within the Tambopata National Reserve, witness the exuberant biodiversity that the area has.
The Sandoval lake is simply incomparable, to get there we walked along a wooden path of almost 3.5km.
Throughout the walk we are always surprised by the rich fauna that this place has, at the end of the path we find a small lake dock where we take a rowboat to take our tour of Lake Sandoval on this journey we can see black caimans, giant otters , herons, turtles, monkeys, macaws, wild ducks,
We’ll return to the lodge before noon for our lunch.
In the afternoon we go out to visit a native family belonging to the “Matsigenka” culture where we will interact with them learning a bit of their culture, we will learn to use bows and arrows, to spin and weave cotton to make their clothing items called (Cushma).
They also teach us how to make ropes using the bark of trees and finally show us their ingenuity to make fire just using their hands, we return to our boat and head back to the middle of the river to the the sunset.
One of the best chances to see amounts wildlife is at dusk, the jungle begins to offer us a majestic nightlife, very different from the usual daytime life.
For this tour we will have to go out with our flashlights and we will enter the trails in search of nocturnal fauna such as porcupines, arachnid, sloths, insects, reptiles, opossums, night monkeys, owls, among others.
We returned to the hotel for dinner and then rest.
After a succulent Amazonian breakfast and a brief rest, we will go by boat and walk along a path talking about the giant trees until we reach one of them that is more than 700 years old, right there the hanging bridges that are installed between the trees.
You will witness the rich fauna that this level of the forest called “canopy” has as we walk along the bridges you could see toucans, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, monkeys, lizards, orchids, epiphytic plants.
Later in the morning we return to the city to collect the luggage if it has been left in the office, then we go to the airport or if you have a bus ticket we go to the bus station.
That would be all with us for this adventure, let us know if you need help by contacting us!
Everything from the start to finish was excellent. The tour guide was friendly and knew a lot about the birds and animals in the jungle. He never missed an opportunity to impress us with his knowledge and techniques on spotting animals. The food was good and always freshly prepared. The lodhe that they booked us was rustic and comfortable
This place is really out of the world. Amazon Rainforests are massive and there are many hidden gems here. We were lucky to spot many animals including Tapirs, leopords, cheetahs and more. The guide as a local knew a lot and it was very easy to spot animals with him. He also has an immense knowledge about the plants and flowers those are typical to the region. The lodges were very cozy and comfortable. I was picked up and dropped off to the airport in Puerto Maldonado. Felt very safe and comfortable and highly recommend this comany.
We six friends decided to do this tour after reading all the wonderful comments about their service. Abel the owner decided to make this a private tour woth just the six of us in the group. So everything was very flexible. The guide was just amazing and very attentive. He became a part of us and made us feel like it was a trip with a long known friend. He was very friendly and at the same time was professional. He maintained a good aura on all days. The lodges were good and so were the food. I am very happy to recommend them for an amazing trip.