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Embark on a transformative journey at 1, 2, or 3 ecolodges in Tambopata, where a luxury experience goes beyond comfort and meets purpose in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest.


Immerse yourself in innovative citizen science activities, fostering a deep connection with nature and supporting the sustainable development of local communities in the Tambopata National Reserve on a Peruvian Amazon Experience. Your stay transcends the ordinary—it becomes a narrative of conservation, a pledge to be an ambassador for the vibrant Tambopata.

Explore, experience, and leave a lasting legacy with us. While the privileged location of our ecolodges in Tambopata, Peru, is a standout feature of our experiences, we can confidently say that for over 30 years, it’s been our experienced guides in the Amazon and/or members of the Ese Eja of Infierno Native Community who go beyond wildlife observation, connecting our guests with nature on a deeper level. This ultimately transforms them into ambassadors of the Amazon.

These Peruvian Amazon itineraries can be added to any Peru Adventure. Contact us for a custom trip to one of the most biodiverse places on Earth

Highlights

  • Staying in the amazing Ecolodges in Tambopata, Peru
  • Sampling the culinary delights of Peruvian cuisine
  • Learning about ethnobotany from indigenous guides
  • Searching for wildlife in the Peruvian Amazon
  • Participating in Citizen Science projects at the Ecolodges
  • Exploring one of the most pristine places on earth
  • Connecting with nature and local communities

STARTS AT

$1095

USD per Person

THIS IS A CUSTOMIZABLE ITINERARY FOR GROUPS OF ALL SIZES. PRICES MAY CHANGE DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS. COMBINE WITH OTHER PERU ITINERARIES.
DATES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

Sunrise canoe ride - Tambopata Peru - Peruvian Amazon Experience

DAY 1:ARRIVAL TAMBOPATA RESEARCH CENTER

Arrive in Puerto Maldonado, the capital of Madre de Dios, and join a 1-hour bus and a 2.5-boat journey to the lodge. Your first taste of the Amazon cuisine will be in the river while you leave the city to enjoy the amazing jungle landscapes.

As we cross the confluence with the Malinowski River, we will leave the final traces of human habitation behind. Within the 700,000 hectares of an uninhabited nucleus of the Tambopata National Reserve, sightings of capybara, caiman, geese, macaws, and other large species will become more frequent.

Tambopata Research Center awaits – a spacious boutique eco-lodge, with a bar, a massage center, and buffet service in the heart of the National Reserve of Tambopatais the only lodge inside the reserve in front of the Bahuaja Sonene National Park surrounded by dozens of macaw nests belonging to the Macaw Project.

Accommodation includes rooms from 21 mts to 83 mts suites with a private bathroom and an open window facing the forest.

Your stay includes three meals daily, tea, coffee, guided excursions and activities, refreshments upon arriving, and transfers to and from the airport. We assign guides on private small groups of 6:1

This afternoon join the Overlook A three to five-kilometer hike will lead us to overlooks commanding magnificent views of the Tambopata winding its way into the lowlands. The forest on this trail, regenerating the old bamboo forest, is good for Howler Monkey and Dusky Titi Monkey.

You will have the option of hiking out at night when most of the mammals are active but difficult to see. Easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

Tambopata Research Center - Chuncho Clay lick - Macaws

DAY 2: Join a party of colors and sounds

On most clear mornings of the year, dozens of large macaws and hundreds of parrots congregate on this large river bank in a raucous and colorful spectacle that inspired a National Geographic cover story. Discretely located fifty meters from the cliff, we will observe Green-winged, Scarlet, and Blue-and-gold Macaws and several species of smaller parrots descend to ingest clay. Outings are at dawn when the lick is most active.

This five-kilometer trail covers the prototypical rainforest with immense trees crisscrossed by creeks and ponds. Amongst the figs, ceibas, and shihuahuacos we will go for a monkey search Squirrel, Brown Capuchin, and Spider Monkeys as well as peccaries. TRC is located within this habitat.

Ten minutes upriver from the lodge explore the island where is a tiny pond with a platform in the middle. It is a great place to spot waterfowl such as Muscovy duck, sunbittern, and hoatzin along with the woodpeckers, oropendolas, flycatchers, and parakeets that call this pond their home.

After dinner, scientists will provide a night lecture, an in-depth look at the biology of macaws, their feeding habits, the theories for clay lick use, their breeding and feeding ecology, population fluctuations, and the threats to their conservation.

Capuchin Monkey - Amazon Tour

DAY 3: Explore the Amazonian Forest

Every morning is different at the clay lick, and because of that you have another chance to join the morning excursion

An entirely different habitat characterized by smaller, thinner trees atop hills and slopes is covered by this five-kilometer trail of terra firme forest. Saddleback tamarins are frequently found here. As we walk near the limits of the swamp we will also keep our eyes open for rare tapir tracks.

Growing on the remains of an oxbow lake and providing both arboreals as well as terrestrial mammals with fruits throughout the year, the aguaje palms are one of the most important food sources in the rainforest. Demand for these fruits and great conditions for planting rice make the palm swamp also one of the most threatened habitats. 

DAY 4: Let’s adventure to the creek

A different kind of Terra Firme forest on a half-day activity is available daily. Crossed by several creeks that will eventually reach the Tambopata River, walk in the opposite direction of the river, where you will focus on forest and ecology on this creek trail.

Twilight descends early in the jungle. Under the thick tree cover of the rainforest, darkness falls quickly, when the light cannot slip through the foliage any longer. Now, as afternoon slips into evening, you’re about to see one of the world’s most spectacular sunsets. The Sunset Cruise floats down the wide river, countless oranges and pinks reflecting off the water in lovely patterns.

Peruvian Food - Peru Amazon Adventure

DAY 5: Departure from Tambopata

It is time to say goodbye, as the expedition comes to an end.

Your visit will make a direct contribution to Wired Amazon and the National Reserve of Tambopata.

You will take the journey back to the city to the airport for your national flight onwards.

We are happy to help you to continue your adventure in Peru! Contact us.

Refugio Amazonas

  • Adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve
  • In the heart of a natural growth Brazil nut concession
  • Stunning rooms with panoramic views of the forest
  • Guests become citizen scientists by actively participating in our Wired Amazon Projects
  • Here adventure meets conservation
  • Access to a 30-meter (98 ft.) canopy tower for a bird’s eye view
  • 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS From USD$ 1095 Per person in double room – contact us for details

Posada Amazonas

  • Built inside of 9,500 hectares of pristine native reserve
  • Cultural experiences offered
  • Access to Tres Chimbadas oxbow lake with a 45% chance of seeing giant river otters.
  • Unique activities designed to share community traditions and stories
  • Access to a 40-meter canopy tower for a bird’s eye view.
  • 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS From USD$ 1095 Per person in double room – contact us for details
  • All transportation services for the duration of the standard detailed itineraries
  • Daily activities; guests choose from a daily list of options.
  • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu Mountain (subject to availability).
  • 3 or 4 nights of accommodations in eco-lodges
  • All Meals and filtered water .*
  • Fully-guided bilingual activities and excursions, except for scheduled times marked at leisure.
  • Wireless internet access (Wi-Fi) at all lodges.

Tour Exclusions

  • International Flights (can be arranged through us nicola@finisterra.ca)
  • Mandatory travel medical insurance and optional cancellation insurance (can be arranged through us nicola@finisterra.ca)
  • Beverages not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature
  • Services and entrances not mentioned above
  • Passport, vaccinaitons and visa fees
  • Tips/Gratuities for housekeeping, service staff, drivers, etc.

IMPORTANT NOTES

PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary is subject to change. Although we always do our best to stick to the itinerary, due to the ever-changing nature of Morocco, activities, hotels, and visits are subject to change due to forces beyond our control.

FLIGHTS: Please do not purchase your flights until this tour is confirmed.

PASSPORTS: Must be valid for at least 6 months upon return date to your home country. Proper documentation is the responsibility of each traveller.

VISAS & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Responsibility of the traveller.

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Waiver Form

All participants will be required to sign a Waiver Form prior to departure.

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