Tambopata Jungle Adventure Tour 4 Days
On this tour we will take our motorized boat that will take us to our lodge for about 40 minutes down river, arriving at our lodge, our guide will give us an introduction to the tour and will see this place of the amazonia, we will have activities like visit to the island of monkeys canopy walk zip linne and visit to sandoval lake. piraña fishing, cayack visit the parrot clay lick , night walk and walking in the forest chance to see animals, birds, insects, reptails, also we will visit the native family. Aafter 4 days in the Amazon, we will be back to the city of Puerto Maldonado in our own transport.
- Package / Tour: Tour Tambopata Jungle Adventure 4D/3N
- Price 2020: USD$ 350.00
- Locations Visited: Tambopata National Reserve
- Frequency: 7 Times of week
- Physical Grading: 1-2-3-4-5
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’ll then go to Palotoa Amazon Travel office to register (passport number and flight number). Then, you’ll take the boat down Madre de Dios river to get to our lodge. After a one- hour boat ride, you’ll arrive at the lodge where you’ll be given a fresh exotic fruit juice. You’ll get the key to your room. After resting for a big, you’ll go for a two – hour walk in the jungle. Your guide will tell you about the lush vegetation (some trees are 500 years old). You’ll also have the chance to see birds (parrot, macaws…) monkeys snakes, butterflies… you’ll discover our wonderful jungle . In the evening, you and your guide will go for a boat ride on Madre de Dios River to look for caimans . You’ll 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 kilos. Back at the lodge you will be served dinner.
Day 2 – Amazon Lodge – Canopy – Sadoval Lake:
You’ll wake up early (5:30am.) to get to a canopy, that is 40 meters high. From up there you’ll see different kind of monkeys. from above you will have the opportunity to explore the Amazon . Then, you’ll take the boat again to get to the Tambopata National Reserve. After a 3 kilometer walk, you’ll discover the amazing Sandoval Lake . It’s a real wonder, where you’ll see great variety of animals, such as birds, monkeys, sloths….after a typical lunch; you’ll go for a boat ride on the lake to see the animals from closer. If it’s a lucky day, you might see giant otters(animals in danger of extinction)or very big black caimans (the biggest one registered is five meter long).You’ll be on your way back to the lodge at sunset. Dinner. Free time.
Day 3 – Amazon Lodge – Zip Lining – Piranhas Fishing:
After breakfast, you’ll go for a short walk in to the jungle to get to Small River where you’ll fish piranhas. You’ll go for lunch time. After a nap, you’ll be taken back in to the jungle for a challenge. You’ll be experiencing zip lining, tree-climbing, etc…of course, a specialist will be with you to tell you adventure feel the adrenaline you’ll love it. Dinner
Day 4 – Amazon Lodge – Puerto Maldonado:
After a good breakfast, we will take the motorized boat to go to the parrot clay lick , there we will see some species of parrots that eat the clay,then we will return to our lodge to take our breakfast, continuing with our activity we will visit a family of native Indians of the jungle, there the guide can explain the coexistence of the Indians and their customs also the guide will explain to you about this activity, more later after lunch, you’ll head back to the city to visit the local market and discover some tropical fruits. our transfer will take you to the bus stations.
OVERVIEW & ITINERARY
- 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.)
- THE TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE 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
- Professional guide
- Entrance to the Tambopata national reserve
- 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
- 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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