Birdwatching and Giant Otter by Explorers 7 Days
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Trip Advisor or Viator Price = $1320
This tour in 2023:
Where you’ll be
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Bus, river transportation to jungle lodge and jungle walk
Day 1.- Your specialized guide will wait for you at the airport and take you to the office, where you can repack and leave in the storage room everything you will not need in this part of your trip. Then we continue to the port in the native community of Infierno. During this tour we can make some stops in order to observe birds among other animals, we will have the opportunity to see species of oropendolas, tanagers and fly traps, etc. During our boat trip to our jungle lodge, visitors will receive a boxed lunch and we will also have a chance to see shore birds such as Cocoi Heron and Capped Heron etc. After a short rest we will take a short introductory walk to look for some nocturnal species, such as the griffon-bellied screech owl, and with a bit of luck we will be able to observe the horned owl.
Boat to Parrots clay lick and hike to Lagoon
Day 2.- There will be a very early breakfast before visiting the parrot clay lick, located 10 minutes by boat from the main lodge, after which we will return on foot. In the clay lick we can see yellow crowned parrot, orange cheeked parrot, chestnut-fronted macaw, blue-headed parrot and sometimes we can even see scarlet macaws. During the return walk we will be looking for some specialized varieties of birds that inhabit the surroundings. Some of the species found include striped anthill, pectoral sparrow, rufous-fronted anthill, pale-winged trumpeter, blue-crowned motmot, and musician wren, among others. After lunch we will visit Lake Chica, a 20 minute walk from the lodge, to look for species of toucans and aracaries. We will also have the opportunity to see other species such as the black-capped Donacobius and the little cuckoo. On our return we will try to spot some species of owls.
Jungle trek to explore an unique geography
Day 3.- We have an early breakfast before embarking on a full day hike, complete with boxed lunch, exploring the primary and secondary forests. We will hike approximately 6km in total, in order to look for as much variety of species as possible, hopefully including some mixed flocks that could include Half-Collar Puffbird, Shrike-White-winged Tanager, Ant-Red-crowned Tanager, Pavonine Quetzal. , Round-tailed manakin, scaly-backed anthill, white-throated anthill, blue-crowned trogon, curly-crested aracari, golden-necked tucanet and many others. The return to the lodge will be around 4 p.m.
Visit to observatory tower and walk to Chica Lake
Day 4.- After breakfast we will visit a tower 42 meters high, to observe the birds of the canopy. Some species that can be observed include Golden Bearded, Amazonian Pygmy Owl, White Neck Puffbird, Paradise Tanager, Turquoise Tanager, Green and Golden Tanager, as well as the possibility of seeing species of macaws, parrots, toucans. and aracaries, and hopefully the endangered harpy eagle. After Lunch we will embark on a walk along the Chica Lake trail, this walk will pass through several different types of forests, which will allow us the opportunity to see perhaps the blue-necked turkey, the black-spotted naked eye, the legged hornero pale, the band-tailed jumper, the yellow-headed jumper. fire, cream-necked woodpecker and many other species.
Visit to Cocococha lake
Day 5.- An early breakfast where we will also receive packed lunches for the day. We walk directly to Lake Cocococha, a 5 km hike, which we will try to do as early as possible to enjoy bird watching during sunrise, where we can see Horned Screamer, Anhinga and various types of Jacanas and Kingfishers Hopefully we might see the rare Agami heron, the pointed-tailed nuthatch, and the long-billed nuthatch. Also the possibility of seeing giant river otters in danger of extinction. After a couple of hours paddling around the lake, we will return to the lodge, exploring the forest on the way in search of new species. After dinner there is the option of a boat ride on the river to spot alligators, with the possibility of spotting species of nocturnal birds such as the ladder-tailed nightjar, the common foal and the tropical screech owl.
Go for unexplored or chance to look for a particular bird
Day 6.- We will take this last opportunity to walk the trails in order to look for species that have not yet been seen, explore some of the different areas of the forest, or perhaps repeat some of the activities that guests would like to experience again. . Either before or after dinner, we will embark on a night hike to search for owls and other nocturnal species.
Way back journey to Puerto Maldonado airport
Day 7- We have an early breakfast and prepare for our departure from the lodge. Departure time is scheduled according to flight schedules for guests who finish their tour on the same day. Guests are taken from the port to our Puerto Maldonado office and then to the airport.
$ 1211 USD
Following Optional Jungle Hotels are available
Terms & Rules
There are no age restrictions for arrival
Pets are NOT allowed.
We accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express (AMEX).
We accept also Bank transfer to our account number and PayPal for credit card processing.
This is an “All inclusive tour from pick up till drop off”
Pick up from (Airport, bus station or hotel)
06 Nights accommodation in bungalow with private bathroom
2 Ticket entrances to natural reserve 1 to (Sandoval Lake) plus 1 to (Macaw Clay lick)
1 Professional bilingual guide in the jungle
1 Motor boat transportation for all trips
Breakfast (6) Dinner (6) Lunch (6)
All activities listed in the itinerary
Purified Water 24 hours (To recharge your canteen)
Wellingtons (Rubber boots)
No additional payment for single room or (Solo traveler)
Storage room for large luggage
First aid kit
Drop off to (Airport or bus station)
Drinks bought at the bar
Domestic Flights or Bus from/to Cusco, Lima
Extra snacks and drinks
Extra snacks and drinks
- In these parts of the Amazon there are no land roads o access the jungle, most transportation is by motor boat.
- Motorboats are designed to carry 20 to 40 people on a trip
- We have scheduled daily times where speedboats transport to and from the natural reserve area, every day a speedboat arrives in the city of Puerto Maldonado around 9 am to catch some departing morning flights.
- Another boat leaves daily from Puerto Maldonado to the Nature Reserve starting at 9:50 am. In case there are flights arrivng before 11:30, we will wait for them to be able to leave as a group.
- One more boat leaves the nature reserve at approximately 4:00 pm. arriving in Puerto Maldonado at approximately 5:00 pm for people who have a night bus to Cusco or who will overnight in the city of Puerto Maldonado
- If you have flight out after 9:00 a.m. We recommended you to take our motor boat after breakfast so we can drop you off to the airport at any time your flight is scheduled for.
- Motorboats spend around $100 USD of gasoline per hour of transportation, we can open a new boat deperture for free if a minimum of 8 passengers want to leave from the natural reserve.
- If you are 2 people, we can arrange a motor boat to start the tour at anytime your flight arrives, for solo traveler please arrive before 9:30 am or let us know so we can manage in advance to join you to a group
- In case you want to leave the natural reserve at any time, we can rent a private boat for you, but it will cost $100 per hour depending on Jungle hotel location and it is required to pay in advance
Traveler pickup is offered
Padre Aldamiz International Airport (Puerto Maldonado)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Note: departure to the airport on day 3 will take place right after breakfast. Please plan your departure flight accordingly
It is recommended you bring light pants, long sleeved shirts, hiking shoes, rain jacket, day pack, flashlight, binoculars, pocket knife and insect repellent
Minimum age is 5 years old
Maximum luggage per person is 30 pounds (15 kg) Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Note: to conserve energy, the power is turned off for a short amount of time in the afternoon. Due to this, it is possible the lodge will be hot during this time.
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
If you cancel at least 90 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 40 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel between 40 and 90 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. Learn more about cancellations. (All tickets are non refundable)
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during this tour?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are: Face masks required for travelers in public areas Face masks required for guides in public areas Face masks provided for travelers Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.
What is the policy on sanitization during this tour?
The policies on sanitization are:
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What is the social distancing policy during this tour?
The policies on social distancing are:
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during this tour?
The policies on staff health & safety are:
Guides required to regularly wash hands Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
What is the maximum group size during this tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.
What kind of weather can we find in the Amazon Jungle? It is sunny year-round, and like any other tropical rainforest, it can be hot and humid. The average year-round temperature is 27°C (80°F), with nights being slightly cooler. December to June is the rainy season, with April and May experiencing more rain, and temperatures normally between 23°C (73°F) and 30°C (86°F). July to November is the dry season, with temperatures from 26°C (78°F) to 40°C (104°F).