5 days / 4 nights
| PROGRAM DETAILS
|Places to be visited
||Puerto Maldonado, Macaw Clay-Lick(Collpa), Tambopata Jungle Lodge.
||Birdwatching, Ecoogical, Wildlife, viewing, Hiking, Entomology, Camping.
||Not included, available upon request.
to ask for extra services, this tour is customizable.
- DAY BY DAY
Day 1: Arrive Puerto Maldonado and
journey to the lodge
Following your early morning flight to Puerto Maldonado from
Lima (1:20hours) or Cusco (25 minutes), you will be met at
the airport by your naturalist guide and transferred to a
motorized dugout canoe for the trip up the Tambopata River
to the lodge. On the journey the vegetation changes from colonized
deforested areas to virgin rain forest. A box-lunch is provided
on board. On arrival you'll have a welcome drink and meet
the rest of the staff. In the late afternoon you set off for
an introductory walk into the "terra firme" forest
behind the lodge (Trail 2), dominated by giant Brazil-nut
and Dipteryx trees. Frequently seen mammals on this trail
are Saddleback Tamarins, Brown Capuchins, Agoutis, Pacas,
Blue-Morpho butterflies, Trogons, Toucans and many other species
of birds. Night in Tambopata Jungle Lodge.
Day 2: Trip to the Macaw Clay-lick
After breakfast you return to the canoe to continue the journey
upstream, a further 4 hrs, to an area deep within the Reserve
Zone where the isolated Collpa is situated. The Collpa is
actually one of the large clay cliffs lining the Tambopata
River in this area. After lunch you and your guide have the
afternoon to explore the trail system in the area. Camping
on the beach near the Collpa.
Day 3: Full day at Collpa and exploring
A pre-dawn start is needed to get to the clay-lick
before the birds. They arrive in search of minerals and salts
and the digestive properties of the clay particles themselves.
On average several hundred Macaws and smaller parrots visit
the clay-lick daily, including Scarlet, Blue and Yellow, Red
and Green, Chestnut-fronted and Blue-headed parrots, among
others. This clay-lick is considered one of the largest in
the world After lunch we will return to the trail system in
search of some of the nine species of monkeys present in the
area, including Spider monkeys, Squirrel monkeys and Dusky
titi monkeys as well as the elusive large mammals like Tapir,
White-lipped peccaries and Jaguar. Camping on the beach near
Day 4: Visit the Collpa and return
to Tambopata Jungle Lodge
A second opportunity to witness the wonders at the lick. You
will return to the Tambopata Jungle Lodge in the early afternoon
in time for lunch. After dark you will go searching for Caiman
(alligators) and other nocturnal animals by canoe along the
Tambopata River. Night in Tambopata Jungle Lodge
Day 5: Return to Puerto Maldonado
A dawn start is required for the canoe trip back to Puerto
Maldonado giving memorable views of the sun rise over the
river. Lookout for the early morning wildlife which is particularly
active at this time. Howler monkeys are frequently heard as
they stake-out their territories. Your guide will take care
of you on arrival in Puerto Maldonado and will deal with all
the necessities at the airport prior to your departure.
Additional days at the Collpa: Consult us for any
number of extra days in the vicinity of the Collpa, before
and after this program. These can be guided or unguided according
to your preference and interests. During these days you can
either; explore the trail system in more depth, going further
afield along trails not visited before; visit a small lake
hidden amongst the trees with a floating viewing platform
situated on it; take a trip up river to explore a clear forest
stream teeming with fish. Full board is included during each
of these days.
| TOUR INCLUSIONS
Your stay at the lodge is all inclusive from your arrival
in Puerto Maldonado until your departure:
- 2 nights accomodation at the lodge.
- 2 nights camping near the Collpa.
- All applicable taxes.
- Meals included from lunch on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 5.
- Non-bottled beverages.
- Bilingual guides.
- All excursions mentioned in the itinerary.
- One night excursion on the river looking for Caiman.
- All land and river transportation from your arrival at and
return to the Puerto Maldonado airport.
IMPORTANT: As of Aug 01/98, INRENA began charging
an entrance fee to the Tambopata Candamo Reserved Zone this
US$2.00 fee is not included in our program rates, and must
be paid directly by each participants at the moment of entering
the reserved zone. The fee for Macaw Lick Programs is $20.00
for each participant.
Note: Air tickets, Tambopata Candamo Reserved Zone entrance
fee, airport taxes, expenses incurred by flight delays/cancellations,
tips and drinks bought in our bar are not included in our
|If you have a larger group, please
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