Road trip to natural reserve, motor boat and walk
Day 1.- Arrival at the airport or bus station and transfer to our office for the arrangements and information related to the tour before leaving the city of Puerto Maldonado.
In case you have large luggage, we suggest that you repack and bring what is required in the Amazon rainforest. Then, transfer in a 4X4 vehicle for approximately 2 hours to reach the Tambopata River.
In this part of the trip, we took a motorboat to the lodge. After settling in the ecolodge we will have lunch followed by a walk through the jungle to see and learn. We will have the opportunity to see animals in their natural habitat such as, for example, amphibians, mammals, reptiles and wonderful insects.
On dinner, we will have a short briefing about next day activity
Visit the CHUNCHO Macaw clay lickDay 2.- We get up early in the morning, at 4:30 am, to take a boat trip to the "collpa" (Quechua word meaning clay with minerals) of the most popular macaws of the Amazon called Chuncho.We will make a trip of 1 hour and a half by motorboat, during the trip we will have the opportunity to see some animals such as, for example, capybaras, tapirs and it is even possible to see the largest cat in South America, the jaguar.Many travelers are witnesses and bring photographic evidence of encounters with many of these wild animals.After arriving at the macaw clay lick, we will first observe the arrival of large groups of parrots and parrots of different species, which arrive before the macaws to eat the mud located next to the clay wall on the river bank.We will find a camouflaged place as close as possible to better see the clay lick from our chairs to await the start of one of the most beautiful bird watching views on the planet.In a day of normal activity in the macaw clay lick, you will notice a great selection of these wonderful animals flying over you becoming an unforgettable experience.Back to our ecolodge, we will have breakfast and rest after an exhausting activity. Then we will walk through the botanical garden where you can see some fruits, timber trees, and medicinal plants.After lunch we will prepare for transportation back to Puerto Maldonado, exactly the same route, return to the Puerto Maldonado office and transfer to the bus station or hotel.
Questions & Answers
What time does this tour depart from Puerto Maldonado and arrive back in?
Arriving by bus?
- For people arriving by bus we start at 8:30 a.m departing from our office in Puerto Maldonado
Arriving by Plane?
- The first plane arriving to Puerto Maldonado is around 10:00 am and the last plane arrives at 4 p.m , so our first group will start the tour around 11:20
- For peope arriving later than 12:00 pm we will start tour around 1:00 p.m, for LATAM airlines arriving at 4:00 p.m we will start thetour as soon as posible
Already in Puerto Maldonado?
- For people that are already in a hotel the pick up will be around 8:00 a.m and start tour at 8:30 a.m approximately
Useful things to take for Tambopata tours in Peru
- Clothing and Shoes for Amazon Jungle:
Dry-Fit Clothing: Loose-fitting, dry-fit clothing is the best choice to conquer the Amazon jungle heat.
Long Sleeve Shirts and Pants Make sure the shirts and pants are light-colored and breathable, as well as loose-fitting.
Clothes to wear around the lodges.
Shoes and Socks: Make sure to bring extra pairs of socks, you will need them!
Light Windbreaker Jacket: A light, hooded, waterproof windbreaker is great to have on hand for a cooler early morning jungle excursion
Clean clothes for the plane ride: Don’t forget to pack clean clothes for your plane ride home. Most of your clothing will be damp from the jungle’s humid climate. It’s a good idea to keep the clean clothes in a plastic bag while in your luggage.
- Hats and Headwear for the Amazon Rainforest:
Wide-Brimmed Hat: A light colored, dry-fit hat with a wide brim will help protect you from the sun and mosquitos
Headband: For women with long hair or bangs.
Hair Elastics: Many of the jungle excursions can be quite active, so for optimal comfort, those who have long hair should keep it pulled back.
Packing for an Amazon tour list
- Toiletries to Bring to the Amazon:
DEET Bug Spray: The only way to prevent mosquito bites in the Amazon rainforest is to use a bug spray high in Deet..
Medication: It’s very important to pack all daily medication and a photocopy of your prescription.
High SPF and Waterproof Sunscreen:
Hand Sanitizer and Cleansing Wipes: Keeping a small bottle of hand sanitizer in your backpack is a good idea in case you need to wash your hands while deep in the Amazon rainforest.
Hydrocortisone cream will help ease the itch, redness and swelling, caused from insect bites.
Malaria Tablets: Ask your local travel doctor if Malaria tablets will be required for your area of travel.
Biodegradable Shampoo/Soap: Don’t forget your toothbrush and toothpaste.
Amazon tour packing list
- Helpful Accessories and Gadgets for the Amazon Rainforest:
Binoculars: A good pair of binoculars is very important for the Amazon jungle. Most of the Amazon’s wildlife are up high in the tree tops.
Digital Camera with Extra Memory Cards: Pack an extra memory card in case you run out of space!
Plastic Zip-Lock Bags: Shower caps or dry bags can also be used instead of Zip-Lock bags.
Backpack: A comfortable backpack will work best for your jungle treks. Avoid using a satchel bag (or a purse).
Sunglasses: A good pair of sunglasses will protect you from the sun’s UV rays. Try not to bring an expensive pair of sunglasses in case you lose them in the Amazon river!
Flashlight or Headlamp: Not all lodges provide flashlights. You’ll need a flashlight or a headlamp for night jungle walks
Cash for Tips and Souvenirs: Bring small denominations of cash for souvenir purchases at the local markets. You’ll also need cash for tipping your Amazon guides and crew. Most places will not accept credit cards, and it will be very difficult to find an ATM machine.
Useful things to know before you go
- S/. Sol
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There are no vaccines required to enter Peru. If you decide to take medicines. These are suggested indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel.
- For HEPATITIS B
Recommended for Peru. Normally 2 months before travel.
- For RABIES
Recommended for Peru. Normally 1 month before travel.
- For YELLOW FEVER
Recommended for Peru. Normally 10 days before travel.
- Depending on the accommodation in the jungle, electricity hours are limited during the day, most hotels offer several hours in the evening, usually until 10 pm, allowing travelers to charge their personal items.