Amazon Expeditionsto the Upper Tambopata River
Macaw's Clay Lick & Sandoval Lake
4days / 3 Nights code: TE4/3
The trip is full of adventure, with possibilities to find wild animals and the most attractive landscapes of the Upper Tambopata river : The amazing macaw clay lick "colpa" in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park and the wonderful Sandoval lake in the Tambopata National Reserve. This program includes walks through the heart of the National Reserve and the Bahuaja Sonene National Park . A special birding tour for nature lovers in the heart of the Peruvian amazon
Day 1 River trip Puerto Maldonado - Wasai Tambopata Lodge
Reception at the airport and transportation to the WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge,where you will receive a welcoming tropical fruit beverage. You will embark for a 4 hour motorboat trip up the Tambopata River to WASAI Tambopata Lodge & Research Center (box lunch on route). During the trip we will be able to observe the local farms, while groups of birds pass over the boat. Opportunity to see families of Capybaras, the largest rodents in the world. Reception, accommodation at the lodge.
After a short rest we will have a brief introductory walk in the forest nearby to learn basic principles of ecology and hear some wildlife natural history and observe the nocturnal life of insects, frogs of various colours, and an occasional encounter with nocturnal mammals. Return to the lodge for dinner. We will enjoy the diverse sounds of the amazon which will accompany our first night in Amazonia. Sleep at WASAI Tambopata Lodge. (L, D)
Day 2 Tambopata Macaw Clay lick.
Early wake up at 4:30 am to take a light breakfast (coffee or mate), to begin with our 40-minute journey upstream to the Macaw Clay Lick “El Chuncho” in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. We will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural sceneries and wildlife of the riverbanks. At our arrival, if weather permits, we will observe one of the greatest wildlife spectacles where hundreds of parrots and different species of macaws gather to eat clay, an unforgettable experience. Then, we will walk through the river beach searching for animal footprints while we have refreshment. In the middle morning we return to the lodge to have breakfast and then take a rest to relax or do the adventure activities like: zip line, tree climbing, etc. or enjoy the facilities and the surroundings of Wasai.
(At 11 am) We leave again to take a 10 minute river journey to enjoy “Cascadas del Gato”
(Cat Cascades), where we will swim in a “natural Jacuzzi”. If you wish, you can join us to fish in the river where inhabit more than 250 species of fish or do kayaking on the river.
After lunch, we will have an ethno botanical walk into the rainforest by the Tambopata cross path, to learn about plants and medicinal trees of the area; and to observe the amazing amazon ecosystem where we will see walking palm trees, giant lupuna trees, snake trees and so on. At nightfall, we embark again to make a nocturnal caiman search.
Night at WASAI Tambopata Lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Tambopata National Reserve _ Sandoval Lake
After breakfast we will make a trip in boat to the WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge, in Puerto Maldonado where we will relax in our bungalows and enjoy a tasty lunch. After lunch we will leave and travel for thirty minutes on the Madre de Dios River, to the access trail to Lake Sandoval, a beautiful typical rainforest lake. 3 km hike to the banks of the lake. There we will board a canoe to paddle around the lake enjoying the beauty of the landscape and observing the wildlife, such as kingfishers, herons, hoatzins (unique pre historic looking birds) , monkeys, etc. If we are lucky we could see the family of giant otters which live at the lake. We will have the opportunity to swim in the lake.
It is time to begin our return hike to the Madre de Dios River to return to Puerto Maldonado. There we will stay in the modern and comfortable bungalows of WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge. After dinner we will be able to rest or go around the city on foot or on bicycle. We can enjoy the pool and its cascade surrounded by verdant vegetation. Rest of the night free to enjoy the night life of this welcoming city.
Night at WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge. (B, L, D)
Enjoy sunrise from your bungalow or from one of the terraces of the lodge. First hours of the days are alwyas magic in the peruvian amazon.
Breakfast and transportation by bus to the airport. (B)
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