Amazon Expedition Tambopata 4D/3N

Type of Service
02 people as minimum and 10 people as maximum (customized service)
Difficulty
Moderate
Frequency
The whole year
Availability
Every day

Adventure in Tambopata National Park 4D/3N

The Tambopata National Reserve is a treasure of the Peruvian Amazon and a must-visit destination for nature lovers from around the globe! It is a region of protected land, located in the south-east of Peru, close to the borders with Bolivia and Brazil. The reserve is home to three major Amazonian rivers, pristine jungle, and thousands of species of animals, plants and trees. Earning it the title of one of the most biodiverse places on the planet.

On our 4 day Amazon Expedition in Tambopata National Park, you will get to know the local ecosystem whilst resting comfortably in the WASAÍ Tambopata Lodge. Throughout your stay you’ll befriend local wildlife, kayak down Amazonian tributaries, swim in the Tambopata River, observe the colourful spectacle of the Macaw Clay Lick, paddle in a wooden canoe over the waters of Lake Sandoval, & search for the glowing eyes of freshwater caiman on a night hunt on the river.

 

Places to visit :

  • Puerto Maldonado
  • Tambopata National Reserve
  • Wasaí Tambopata Lodge
  • Macaw Clay Lick
  • Sandoval Lake
From $ 612 / per person
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Duration 4 Days - 3 Nights
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Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Transfer to Wasaí Tambopata Lodge.
  • Day 2 : Macaw Clay Lick Excursion
  • Day 3 : Lake Sandoval Excursion
  • Day 4 : Transfer to Puerto Maldonado airport

DAY 1 : TRANSFER TO WASAÍ TAMBOPATA LODGE

Reception at the Padre Aldamiz airport in Puerto Maldonado or hotel in Puerto Maldonado.

Your private transportation will then transfer you by car for 20 minutes to the WASAÍ Maldonado Ecolodge, where you will receive a welcoming tropical fruit beverage and a briefing about the upcoming events.

After your warm welcome, you will board a motorboat and travel 3.5 hours up the Tambopata River to the WASAÍ Tambopata Lodge. As you cruise through the jungle you will be treated to the sights and smells of the Amazon rainforest as you pass by local river dwelling communities end enjoy a pre-prepared box lunch.

Upon your arrival at the WASAÍ Tambopata Lodge, you will be checked into your accommodation and taken on a rainforest walk. Here your guide will take you on a journey through the local flora and fauna of the region including tropical birds, clouds of butterflies, capybaras, river turtles, caiman, jungle insects as well as the towering Amazonian trees that engulf the canopy above you.

Once you’ve explored the rainforest ecosystem, you’ll be served a delicious Amazonian dinner and settle in for the night at the lodge surrounded by the diverse sounds of the jungle.

DAY 2 : MACAW CLAY LICK EXCURSION

Day 2 will begin with a 4:30am wake up call in the WASAÍ Tambopata Lodge.

Shortly after, you’ll be transported by motor boat for 1 hour up the Tambopata River as the sunrises and the rainforest wakes up around you. At approximately 6am, you will arrive at the Macaw Clay Lick ‘El Chuncho’ in the Bahuaja Sonene National Park.

Upon arrival, you will be treated to one of the most spectacular wildlife exhibits that the Tambopata National Park has to offer. If the weather conditions are favourable, at the first light of day, hundreds of parrots and macaws will come to eat clay and gravel from the cliff side to help them digest their food.

Once you have befriended the tropical birds and bagged yourself a once in a lifetime experience, you will return to the WASAÍ Tambopata Lodge to enjoy yourself a hearty breakfast. After which you will have the option to relax in a hammock, take a swim in the Tambopata River, kayak the waters of the Amazon, or attempt to catch one of the 250 species of freshwater Amazonian fish.

After a morning of activities, you will be served a fresh Amazonian lunch at the lodge, followed by an ethnobotanical walk into the rainforest. Here you will have the opportunity to learn about the medicinal plants and trees that inhabit the area such as the walking palm trees, giant lupuna trees, and snake trees.

As the night falls, you will enjoy an Amazonian dinner at the lodge and then embark on a nocturnal caiman hunt, as their eyes light up the darkness along the river.

DAY 3 : VISIT LAKE SANDOVAL – PUERTO MALDONADO

Day 3 will begin with an early wake up call and breakfast in the WASAÍ Tambopata Lodge.

After breakfast you will travel 3.5 hours by motor boat down the Tambopata River and a short distance by car to the WASAÍ Maldonado Hotel. Upon arrival, you will check into your accommodation and take lunch in the hotel restaurant.

The afternoon will bring with it a 30 minute boat cruise down the Madre de Dios River, until you reach the trail head that leads to Lake Sandoval. The 3km trail leads to the banks of the lake, where you will begin a canoeing activity amidst the backdrop of the Amazonian landscape and get to know the resident kingfishers, herons, and prehistoric hoatzins. If you are really lucky, you also might be greeted by a giant otter or two.

As the sun begins to set, you will retrace your steps along the trail back to the motor boat on the Madre de Dios River. A final 30 minute journey will bring you back to the WASAÍ Maldonado Hotel in time for dinner and a free evening to relax in the hotel pool or explore the nightlife of Puerto Maldonado.

DAY 4 : TRANSFER TO PUERTO MALDONADO AIRPORT

Day 4 will begin with breakfast in the WASAÍ Maldonado Ecolodge.

Once you have packed and eaten, you will be transferred to the Padre Aldamiz airport in Puerto Maldonado or hotel in Puerto Maldonado.

Included

  • Professional English/Spanish speaking tour guide
  • Reception at airport or hotel in Puerto Maldonado
  • Transfers to Wasaí Tambopata Lodge
  • Road and boat transportation
  • Activities and Excursions
  • Return transfer to airport or hotel in Puerto Maldonado
  • 2 nights at Wasaí Tambopata Lodge
  • 1 night at Wasaí Maldonado Ecolodge
  • Food : 3 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 3 dinners
  • Waterproof rubber boots

Not Included

  • Food not included in the itinerary
  • Flight tickets from: Lima – Puerto Maldonado – Lima (extra $ 230 USD per person)
  • Flight tickets from: Cusco – Puerto Maldonado – Cusco (extra $ 230 USD per person)
  • Entrance to National Park and Reserve: $ 32 USD per person
  • Laundry services
  • Telephone or internet services
  • Alcoholic drinks or sodas
  • Tips and Gratuities

Recommendations to bring

  • Original passport – expiration date no less than 7 months
  • Lightweight clothing with light colours
  • Windbreaker, sunhat, sunglasses
  • Sandals and swimsuit
  • Water bottle or canteen
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Headtorch or Lantern
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen (high SPF)
  • Antihistamine and anti-inflammatory tablets for mosquito bites
  • City clothes for time spent in Puerto Maldonado city
  • Plastic boots and rain poncho (it rains a lot in the jungle)
  • Medicine/personal effects (eg. contact lense liquid)
  • A light backpack or briefcase
  • Camera or phone camera
  • Cash/coins – small denominations – soles & dollars

Price and Options

OPTION 1
$612 REGULAR PRICE 612 PER PERSON

(Groups between 8 a 10 people)

GROUP SERVICE

Packing List

ESSENTIAL ITEMS:

  • Original Passport
  • VALID STUDENT ID CARD (if booked as a student)
  • Immigration card (delivered on the airport upon entering Peru)
  • Good quality backpack (medium sized)
  • Water storage bottle or canteen: Camelbak bottles are recommended, but all need to be sufficient to hold 1-2 litres
  • Comfortable shoes, preferably light with good soles (waterproof goretex for rainy seasons)

FOR YOUR BAGGAGE:

As flights have luggage limits per person, we recommend bringing only important and necessary items to the Amazon:

  • 4 breathable t-shirts
  • 4 long sleeve shirts
  • 3 trousers
  • 4 sets of underwear
  • 4 pairs of socks
  • 2 fleece
  • 2 shorts
  • 1 waterproof coat and pants “for rainy seasons”
  • 1 wide brimmed sun hat
  • Sandals and swimsuit
  • Small quick-drying towel
  • Portable battery charger for phone and cameras

TOILETRIES:

  • Sunscreen
  • Facial moisturizer
  • Insect repellent
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band-aids, moleskin, etc.

Additional Information

Important information:

  • VACCINES, it is not obligatory, all our excursions take place in NON-ENDEMIC areas free of epidemics such as malaria, dengue fever and yellow fever. At the request of the passenger you can get vaccinated 10 days before your trip to the jungle. Check with your doctor.
  • Luggage in custody, leave them in our office for the days that will be in the jungle, in the same way it is recommended not to take more than S /. 180 or 200 soles for consumption expenses at the bar and purchase of handicrafts. If you have valuables, declare them to the personnel in charge. WITHOUT COST
  •     The company is not responsible for loss of objects and accessories that are under their responsibility and that have not been declared or placed in custody, it is recommended to carry in a personal bag (kangaroo, backpack) all these personal items, as well as documents and money. If there is an incident, immediately inform the lodge administrator, in the second instance, at the Cumaceba Iquitos offices for the immediate solution, otherwise there will be no claim after the service has been completed.

Where does the tour start and end?
  • All ours tours begins with the pick up to the tourists at the door of their hotels “We pick up to our clients from any hotel located in the city of Cusco”, We recommend to stay close to the historical center of the city of Cusco, it will make it easier to find your hotel.
  • All our tours ends at the door of the hotels, it means the tours will finish with transfer to your respective hotel located in Cusco.
How to prevent altitude sickness?
  • The altitude sickness or soroche can cause you some discomfort during your visit such as dizziness, fatigue or nausea. Try to avoid alcoholic beverages and fatty foods before the visit.
  • To reduce symptoms, try to acclimatize yourself one day before to the altitude of the city of Cusco. We recommend to drink infusions of coca leaf (natural plant used by the Incas) is an excellent option to avoid the actitude sickness.
How is the accommodation?
  • For all the tours which include hotels. We offer hotels of 3* and 4* category, it has spacious and comfortable rooms, bathrooms, hot showers and bueffet breakfast. If the tourist like, you can change the accommodation to a better service. You just have to request it via email for an additional cost.
Which season is the best time to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu?
  • The dry season months between April to December are the best time to come and visit Cusco. During those days the possibility of rain is very little, so the roads are not swampy and the landscapes can be better to enjoy and takes the best pictures. On the other hand, the months with the most rain are January, February and March.
What are the coldest months in Cusco Peru?
  • The coldest season in Cusco are in the months from May to July. During this time the sun is strong in the day, but once it goes down or you spend much time in the shade, it can get very cold. It can go below zero at night, so warm clothes and Jackets are necessary to bring during these months.
How long in advance can I request the tour?
  • We recommend to purchase the tours weeks or months in advance, this because the train and Machu Picchu tickets has a limit of spaces, dont wait until the lust minute to book your tour, other ways you will not be able to find spaces.
During the trip to Machu Picchu, where the big luggages will stay?

The train company that operates to Machu Picchu does not allow the traveler to carry a suitcase that weighs more than 7 kilograms. To go up and visit the city of Machu Picchu, it is recommended to carry a light and small backpack for your convenience; the rest of the luggages you can leave them without any problem at the storage of your hotel in Cusco, or you can also leave at our office in Cusco city, we have an storage too.

Very Important in case you want to book the Inca trail to Machu Picchu:
  • CLASSIC INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS: If you want to book the Classic Inca Trail 4 days, you must to book early to get your desired date. Depending on the month you prefer to do the hike, you may need to book 6 months or more in advance, the limit of spaces for the inca trail 4 days is 400 people per each day.
  • SHORT INCA TRAIL: If you are booking the 1 or 2 day Inca Trail, it is preferred that you also book in advance, however 2 to 4 month in advance would be good, the limit of spaces for the short inca trail is 200 people per each day.
When is the best season to hike the Inca Trail?
  • The best time of year to do the inca trail is between May to October, with August and September being the best months of all. The trail is dry and the weather is lovely. During the rainy season between November to April  the trail will be wet and can make it more difficult.

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