Explore the Tambopata Amazon Rainforest 3 Days
The Tambopata Amazon Tours is part of the mighty Amazon basin. Amazon is one of the longest rivers in the world and runs through many countries in South America. There are two main jungle areas in Peru that you can visit, both equally beautiful and with many great attractions to experience. The first area is the area of Puerto Maldonado and the Madre de Dios River. The area is part of the great Tambopata National Reserve; The reserve covers around 274,690 hectares stretching from the Andes Mountains to Bolivia and is close to the Manu National Park and the Madidi National Park.
According to current estimates by conservationists, the Tambopata Amazon is home to 160 species of mammals and at least 650 species of birds, one of the most surprising Amazon facts. The area is home to 1200 butterfly species, over 150 species of amphibians and reptiles and more than 100 fish species, and over 10000 plant varieties. A highlight of the Tambopata Amazon Rainforest is the world’s largest known mineral clay lick. This is where hundreds of parrots and macaws congregate daily to ingest the detoxifying clay. The reserve contains the largest known clay lick in the world as well as the highest concentration of clay licks anywhere. Up to 17 different parrot species visit the licks daily.
- Tambopata National Park has an immense variety of fauna and flora. The place is ideal for trekking, birdwatching.
- You will see the thick and green mantle of the forests (one and a half million protected areas), the meandering paths of the Madre de Dios River, some indigenous populations that live in the jungle.
- You can also do night tours, make expeditions to see monkeys, alligators and, parrots, macaws if you are lucky, even jaguars.
- Spend a moment of complete harmony with nature
- Impressive variety of fauna, conformed, among other species, by diverse and colorful types of butterflies, will captivate you with its colors.
- Disconnect from everything, literally. You have the option of staying in Lodges deep in the jungle where the experience is complete. At night be without electricity, live only with the light of the moon and fireflies, changing the noise of traffic by the song of animals hidden at night.
- Sunsets that are going to be recorded on your retina. Much better if you can see them from a canoe ride on the river.
- Very friendly people, always willing to show you their experiences and local traditions.
Inclusions of this tour
ARRIVE INTO PUERTO MALDONADO AIRPORT - INKATERRA HACIENDA CONCEPCION LODGE-JUNGLE WALK
Arrive into Puerto Maldonado, coined the Capital of Biodiversity. Begin your Amazon adventure with a 25-minute boat ride navigating the clay-coloured Madre de Dios River to reach Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion lodge. Settle into your stylish stilted wooden cabaña or room on our private eco-reserve and then head to the palm-thatched Casa Grande dining room for a buffet lunch before exploring the rainforest on foot, starting from the Eco Center. Take a walk along the Concepcion Trails, winding through the property’s nature trails for an immersive introduction to the intricate ecosystems of the Amazon basin. Backed by the protected Tambopata National Reserve and built on the grounds of a former cacao and rubber plantation, Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion harbours primary and secondary rainforest inhabited with exotic wildlife and tropical plants. At dusk witness the enchanting transformation of the rainforest from a diurnal to a nocturnal environment on a guided Twilight River boat ride, as animals and birds of the daytime give way to species specially adapted to the shadows of the night. See if you can spot caimans lurking on the riverbanks and stars of the southern hemisphere. In the evening enjoy à-la-carte dining, drawing on local Amazon ingredients for inspiration. Retreat to your cabaña or room to listen to the curious calls and croaks of the rainforest at night.
HIKE THROUGH RAINFOREST - LAKE SANDOVAL - CANOPY WALKWAY - EXPLORING THE RAINFOREST BY NIGHT
Optionally join us in the early hours, with buffet breakfast served from 05:30. Visit Lake Sandoval, a glassy, ox-bow lake located inside the protected Tambopata National Reserve, reached via a sun-dappled rainforest trail. Board a dug-out wooden canoe to quietly paddle through a stream and glide onto Lake Sandoval, flanked by picture-perfect palms. This lake is home to many species of birds, the endangered giant river otter, red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, side-neck turtles, black caimans amongst others. Return to Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion in time for lunch. In the afternoon we recommend climbing the exhilarating Inkaterra Canopy Walkway. The Canopy Walkway is a sophisticated and safe 344 meters (1,135 feet) network of seven ecologically constructed hanging suspension bridges, strung between eight treetop observation platforms above the forest floor. This is an unforgettable opportunity to observe the rainforest from the rooftop and gain a sense of its size. Ascend the first vertiginous tower 38 metres (124 feet) above ground, keeping an eye out for bright toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys and the three-toed sloth. It’s possible to extend your elevated stay with sunset drinks from atop a tower – or spend a once-in-a-lifetime night in a specially-designed treehouse cabin with surprising comforts (additional cost applies). Back at the lodge, you can venture out onto the Hidden Forest excursion. Armed with flashlights, as your senses heighten to the movements and sounds in the undergrowth of the forest, keep an eye for species that only emerge during night time. On the other hand if you wish to rest, book yourself an indulgent therapy at our Nua spa, built in the middle of the rainforest . À-la-carte dinner is served from 19:00.
BOAT TO PUERTO MALDONADO - AIRPORT - RETURN FLIGHT TO HOME
Enjoy your last morning waking to the sounds of the rainforest as parakeets chatter away in the trees and monkeys swing through the treetops. Breakfast is served in Casa Grande with check-out at 10:00. Depending on the time of your departure flight, lunch can also be arranged (additional cost applies). Embark your ready-waiting motorized wooden boat for the 25-minute return trip along the Madre de Dios River until arriving at the airport.
Please note that activities and excursions are subject to change depending on weather conditions at the time of your visit.
Best season to travel
The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season, between May and November, when the weather is dry and bright, with more frequent rainfall occurring between November and April.
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