Seeing some of the spectacular and exotic animals that live in the rainforest is one of the main goals of every eco travel trip to the Amazon. The amazing biodiversity in the Peruvian jungle is also its principal claim to fame and folks on family green travel vacations come to the rainforest with high hopes of experiencing troops of Squirrel Monkeys running and jumping through the trees, of seeing unbelievable looking toucans as they call from the treetops, or of glimpsing a jaguar in the depths of the rainforest.

While all of these animals and much, much more occur in the forests of Tambopata, some are far easier to see than others. Jaguars are there but they are shy and usually only seen by guests lucky enough to spot one on the shore of the river as they travel by boat between Refugio Amazonas and the Tambopata Research Center (TRC). This definitely increases one’s chances of seeing the biggest cat in the Americas but it’s by no means guaranteed. Much easier to see are the noisy parrots, parakeets, and macaws that live in the rainforest. 20 species of these gaudy birds occur in the rainforests of Tambopata and most of these are seen by our guests. However, for the best parrot and macaw experience, you need to visit the Chuncho clay lick between Refugio Amazonas and the Tambopata Research Centre or the Colorado clay lick right beside the Tambopata Research Center.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Cusco Hotel Transfer
DEPARTURE TIME Please be ready at-least 20 mins. before agreed departure time.
INCLUDED
All entrance included Four nights accommodations
Excursion to all places mentioned on itinerary Professional guide
Rubber Boots Meals: breakfast (4), lunch (4), dinner (4), and snacks
NOT INCLUDED
Airport Tax USD 10 Round trip flight ticket Cusco-Puerto Maldonado-Cusco (upon request ask for price)
Tips Travel Insurance and things of a personal nature – laundry and telephone calls, personal taxis, souvenirs etc.

Visited by hundreds of parrots, parakeets, and up to six species of macaws on most days of the year, the Chuncho and Colorado clay licks are truly one of the wildlife spectacles of the world and a top site for ecotourism family travel. You will witness the arrival of flock after flock of Dusky-headed and White-eyed Parakeets, Mealy, Yellow-crowned, and Blue-headed Parrots, and 5 or 6 species of macaws:

  • Scarlet macaw
  • Blue and yellow macaw
  • Red and green macaw
  • Chesnut fronted macaw
  • Blue headed macaw
  • Red-bellied macaw
Day1

Welcome To The Jungle

Our local expert guide will be waiting for you at the airport where you will meet up with him/her, then you drive to the Madre de Dios river’s wharf from where we will take our boat downstream to get to our lodge, once we arrive the lodge we will enjoy a welcome exotic juice, and make our check-in next the lodge receptionist we will take you for a mini stroll in our bungalows and at the same time to show you the facilities of the lodge. Then we will plunge into the jungle to observe the amazon’s wildlife, where you will get a rich history about this part of Peru recounted by our tour guide, at his place you could see birds as toucans, orioles, trogons, macaws, etc. mammals like monkeys and reptiles like snakes. After that we will come back to the lodge for lunch, then we will visit the Monkey island where we will see the capuchin monkeys, we will enjoy watching them. Eventually we will come back to the lodge. In the evening we will get ready for a safari on the river to see the caimans, so that you have to take a flashlight to get the caiman’s eyes light that way to see them with red eyes, you could also see capybaras (the biggest rodent in the world that might weight up to 60-kl / 120-pound), after having fun with the caimans we sail back to the lodge where we have a delicious dinner.
Day2

Sandoval Lake

After having a typical breakfast, we will walk for half-hour, then to take the boat to Sandoval lake which is habitat of the giant river otters, after that we will sail on the canoe, along the river the friendly monkeys like: howler monkey, squirrel monkey, capuchin brown monkey, tamarinds, and others will delight our morning, and many species of birds like hoatzin, cormorant, jacanas, tiger-heron, vultures will be seen, it is possible to see family of giant otters (mammal in endangered), and giant alligators. After having a great time we will come back to the lodge to have a typical and succulent lunch, at dusk we will enjoy the sunset over Madre de Dios river, eventually dinner at night and we will go to bed.
Day3

Zip Lining-Wild Board's Clay Lick

Another great day will be today, After a typical breakfast, we go for a short walk through the canopy walk-way which is about 40m / 131feet high, from this point we’ll have a great panoramic view of the Madre de Dios river, and this point will allow us to observe different species of birds as toucans, trogons, macaws, tanagers, orioles, etc. After that we will have time for a great adventure and challenge where you have the chance to fly upon the trees through the zip-lining, you will feel like spider monkey when you practice the tree climbing, etc. so the adrenaline will be so intense, there will be a specialist who will give you all the instructions that you need to know. After having a lot of fun, we walk back to the lodge. Subsequently we will have another activity that consists in visiting the wild board’s clay lick. At night we will end the day having a succulent dinner, then to sleep.
Day4

Macaw's Clay Lick

We will wake up very early in the morning to have breakfast, right away to visit the Chuncho macaw clay lick; in which, we will see great show of the noisy parrots and macaws, these birds come to lick this clay because the clay contains minerals, and salts with digestive properties, at this lick clay we will observe macaws and parrots as dark blue head, chirricles, maracan, blue and yellow macaw, red and green macaw, scarlet macaw, and other birds. After that we will go back to our lodge, on the way back it is possible to see alligators, turtles, capybaras, jaguar, tapir along the Tambopata river. In the afternoon we go for a short walk into the jungle to get the Tambopata river where we fish piranhas, and other fish for fun. At night we will have another activity for which we will have a night walk where you can see a variety of insects as tarantulas, toads, frogs, and many others. Eventually dinner and rest.
Day5

Farewell

After breakfast that is organised at the lodge we take the boat back to the city, where we go sightseeing to the important places as the local market, eventually we drive to the airport to take the flight back.

Repellent with a minimum of 30 % deet.

Face tissue paper, toilet paper.

Binoculars

Camera

Bathing suit

Camera charger and, extra batteries.

Sunblock, sun hat

Water bottle.

Flip flops or sandals.

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