Tambopata Amazon Peru, Amazon Jungle Tours Puerto Maldonado
Puerto Maldonado, is located on the southeastern part of Perú, lying at the confluence of two rivers, ‘Madre de Dios’ and the very known ‘Tambopata’. Named like that because of a Spanish explorer Don Pedro Maldonado. Almost all the local transportation reduces to boats. From here is where you can arrive by flight.
You can also find at this beautiful province The Tambopata National Reserve that enhances tourism in the region, and protects its rich wildlife and flora.The rainforest reserve is open to the general public to experience eco tours.
Our Amazon jungle tours in Puerto Maldonado offer you the perfect opportunity to fall in love with the jungle, but you must know you take the risk of never wanting to leave this unforgettable place.
The only tour in southeast Peru offers you a visit through different places of the amazon rainforest, like the the island of monkeys as well as the parrot clay lick
Being able to observe from first sight a vast variety of wild animals, birds, insects, reptiles, some of them will be accompanying and sharing with you during your tour trips. Also, you will be able to do many outdoor activities such as canopy, zip line, fishing, kayaking and many more.
Enjoy amazing night walks through the forest, share with locals and real indigenous natives from the Amazon and get to meet their lifestyle. All our tour guides are locals and well prepared guides that will give a very detailed experience and explanation about our tradition and history.
- Package / Tour: Tambopata Amazon Peru, Amazon Jungle Tours Puerto Maldonado
- Price 2021: USD$ 350.00
- Locations Visited: Tambopata Amazon Peru
- Frequency: 7 Times of week
- Physical Grading: 1-2-3-4-5
TAMBOPATA AMAZON PERU DETAILED PROGRAM
NOTE: The program involves several trips by bus and boat, and so given the uncontrollable forces of nature, the program may be subject to change at any time without notice.
Day 1 – Puerto Maldonado – Amazon Lodge – Monkey Island:
Tour guide will pick you up from the airport or from the bus station.
You will then be driven to Palotoa Amazon Travel office to register (passport number and flight number).
You will take you by boat to travel down the Madre de Dios river to arrive at our lodge. After one hour boat ride, we will get at the lodge and will be received with a refreshing exotic fruit juice drink.
We will place you in your room, and you will be able to have a quick rest and time to unpack. After resting for a bit, we will start our day tour going on a two hour walk in the jungle with one of our guides.
He will explain to you about the lush vegetation (some trees are 500 years old). You will also have the chance to see birds such as parrots and macaws, as well as monkeys, snakes, and a variety of insects like butterflies.You will discover our wonderful jungle on a very fun tour.
In the evening, one of our experimental tour guides will take you on a boat ride on Madre de Dios River to look for caimans. You will spot the shiny red eyes of the caimans with a flashlight, you might also observe capybaras, the biggest rodents in the world. They can weigh up to 50 kg.
Back at the lodge, We will be sharing some time and you will be served a typical dinner.
Day 2 – Amazon Lodge – Canopy – Sadoval Lake:
You will have to wake up very early (5:30 am). For today’s adventure we will go to the canopy tower, which is 40 meters high.
From up there you will be stunned by the majesty of the Amazon Jungle. From above you will have the opportunity to explore the Amazon, like observing different kinds of monkeys while you enjoy the view.
Afterwards, we will jump back to the boat to head towards the Tambopata National Reserve. Once we get there, after a 3 kilometer single trip walk, you will discover the amazing Sandoval Lake.
This is a real wonder, where you’ll see a huge variety of animals, such as birds, monkeys, sloths and many more. We will be having a local lunch; after this we will go for a boat ride to a typical amazon tour on the lake from where you’ll see the animals closer.
If we are lucky, we might have the chance to see giant otters (these are animals in danger of extinction) or very big black caimans, the biggest one registered is five meters long. On our way back to the lodge, you will be able to enjoy the sunset.
ON arrival, we will share dinner together. Once you finish you will have plenty of free time to rest, walk around, watch the rivers or explore the facilities.
Day 3 – Amazon Lodge – Zip Lining – Piranhas Fishing:
After breakfast, you will go for a short walk into the jungle to finally get a Small River. Here we were having a good time fishing piranhas. Once we are back in the lodge, we will be having lunch time and time to take a nap if you decide to.
After some time to rest, you will be taken back into the jungle for a real challenge. You will be having an adventurous tour that includes zip lining, tree-climbing, and many more fun activities outdoors. Of course, you will be accompanied by a specialist at any moment who will explain to you all you need to know before submerging on what is gonna be a true 100% adrenaline experience, you will love it.
At our return to the lodge, we will share dinner together as usual before having a well deserved rest.
Day 4 – Amazon Lodge – Puerto Maldonado:
Today you will wake up early for today’s journey, once we are ready we will be taking the motorized boat for a trip in the Tambopata River.
We will visit a parrot clay lick, where we will see different species of parrots that feed from the clay. It’s said that parrots and macaws in the Amazon eat clay to neutralize toxins they consume in their daily diets. Later, we will be returning to our lodge to have a quick meal.
Continuing with our activity, now we will share with a family of indigenous natives who live in the jungle, and have the opportunity to see by first hand their lifestyle. Here, our guide will explain to you the coexistence of the indigenous with the locals, as their customs and traditions.
Then, after having lunch, you will drive back to the city to visit the local market. In the local market we will discover some tropical and exotic fruits, and make some purchases if you want.
Finally, we will say goodbye at this point. Our transfer will take you to the bus station or airport, depending on your transport.
OVERVIEW & ITINERARY – TAMBOPATA AMAZON PERU, AMAZON JUNGLE TOURS PUERTO MALDONADO
- Start: Puerto Maldonado city
- End: Puerto Maldonado city
- Style: Original
- Type: Adventure and biodiversity
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
- Age Minimum: 08 years with their parents
- Group size: Minimum 2 Maximum 10
- Tour Route and altitude
- Amazon Basin (280 – 350 m.s.n.m.)
- TAMBOPATA AMAZON PERU is a protected natural area of Peru, located in the department of Madre de Dios, with an area of 274,690 ha, this protected natural area has an average altitudinal gradient of 300 masl in a range of 200-400 masl.
IMAGES TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVED
AMAZON JUNGLE TOURS PUERTO MALDONADO TOUR INCLUDES
- Professional guide
- Entrance to the Tambopata Amazon Peru
- Transport (from the airport to the port)
- Motorized boat
- 3 nights in lodge
- Rubber boots
- Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) optional vegetarian food
- Mineral water
AMAZON JUNGLE TOURS PUERTO MALDONADO DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Drinks bought at the bar
RECOMMENDED TO BRING
- Camera with extra battery
- Sun hat
- Mosquito repellent
- Long sleeved shirt
- To enjoy all the excursions, we recommend you to arrive Puerto Maldonado before 1:00 pm and leave in the afternoon. If you arrive in Puerto Maldonado late in the afternoon, it is better to take an addition night in the lodge and start the program the next day.
- The order of the excursions can be changed due to weather or operating conditions.
- Children under 11 are entitled for a discount.
- It is not mandatory, however it is recommended to get vaccinated to combat yellow fever (minimum 10 days after arrival)
Frequently asked questions
What time does the jungle tour begin?
The tour starts usually depends on your arrival time. When you make a reservation, choose a time close to your arrival and then send us your arrival information to pick them up and start the tour.
At what time does the tour end on the last day?
Tours end around 3:00 pm, then transfer to the airport and / or bus terminal. But if you have an earlier return flight ticket? let him know to your guide, he will contact the office, and our transport service will take you to the airport, and leave you 2 hours before your flight
If I have a flight or a bus that is too late?
You can coordinate with our staff so that you can leave later if you wish, and you can also do some extra activity.
What things should I bring for the tour?
- Binoculars, if you have one.
- Long pants, tightly woven cotton, and light colors.
- Light shirts or long-sleeved shirts, cotton tightly woven, light-colored.
- Mountain boots or hiking shoes and sneakers.
- Flashlight with batteries.
- Hat or cap.
- Raincoat or poncho for rain.
- Insect repellent.
- Money in small bills.
- Small backpack for everyday use.
What clothes should I bring for the tour?
We recommend comfortable cloth pants for walking and long-sleeved shirts, but if you wear a good repellent you can wear short clothes, trekking shoes, if the rains will provide you with rubber boots for the tour, so we will give the boots to your arrival at Puerto Maldonado, office.
Do I have to bring extra money for the tour?
We recommend to bring a little money in case you want an extra drink at the Lodge such as soft drinks, beer, drinks and / or tips for the staff will be at your service.
If I have an allergy or suffer from an illness, should I notify before?
Yes, of course, so that we can offer a good service and help you report any illness and / or allergy you have.
In the tour you have the option of vegetarian nutrition?
Yes, of course, we have options for vegetarians, sent an e-mail, with your food needs.
TAMBOPATA OR MANU
Tambopata is easier to integrate into most itineraries, because it is better developed for tourism, easier to reach, and therefore also cheaper to visit. You can reach most lodges in Tambopata by flying into the city of Puerto Maldonado and then traveling by boat along the Tambopata River for just two hours.
Cheaper prices than Manu make Tambopata the more popular choice for travelers. (You can expect to spend about US$100 a day during your trip.)
We do recommend Tambopata for guests who have very little time but still want to see a bit of the Amazon. Most trips take 3-4 days, but the hurried can take a daytrip from Puerto Maldonado to Sandoval Lake that offers the opportunity to spot a surprising amount of wildlife in a short amount of time.
Manu National Park and Biosphere Reserve is the largest, most pristine protected area in Peru. It’s believed to have the highest level of biodiversity in the world. It is, however, more difficult to reach.
Trips to Manu cost 2-3 times more than trips to Tambopata, so travelers should expect to spend US$200-US$300 per day. The more remote location complicates logistics for the few local eco-lodges, and lesser demand means that group sizes are smaller and thus prices higher.
Not only should travelers budget more money to the enterprise, they should also dedicate more time. If you want to see the pristine parts of the reserve, where wildlife is more common, you need a trip of 9 days minimum.
Researchers and birdwatchers, or other specialized enthusiasts, will find a trip to Manú a satisfying experience, because there will be plenty of wildlife and virgin rainforest to admire. Nature lovers and campers will enjoy the more immersive experience, as a visit to Manú requires some roughing it.
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