Peru Tambopata Research Centre
4 Night / 5 Day
Day 1 Pureto Maldonado - Tambopata Riverport - Refugio Amazonas (L,D)
Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, we will welcome you at the airport and drive you ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.
You will be transferred to 20km to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business. You will then be transferred by boat from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas taking you past the Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit.
Day 2 Refugio Amazonas - Tambopata Research Centre (B,L,D)
Before Breakfast Canopy Tower Walk. A thirty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. The tower has been built upon high ground, therefore increasing your horizon of the continuous primary forest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve. From here views of mixed species canopy flocks as well as toucans, macaws and raptors are likely.
Macaw Project Lectures. After dinner scientists will provide 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.
Day 3 Tambopata Research Centre (B,L,D)
Before breakfast, Macaw Clay Lick. 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 which 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.
Day 4 Tamboapata Research Centre - Refugio Amazonas (B,L,D)
Before breakfast take time to relax and enjoy the lodge surroundings, try out a new trail, or repeat your favorite activity.
Day 5 Refugio Amazonas - Puerto Maldonado (B)
After breakfast you will be transferred by boat to Tambopata River Port where you will meet your next transfer to Puerto Maldonada Headquarters. You retrace the river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.
Dates & Prices:
Prices Person NZ$
Jan-Dec $1695 $2185
Accommodation, local services fees and hotel taxes, meals as indicated in the itinerary, excursions and transfers as specified in the itinerary and all river transportation.
National Park entrance fee US$60.00, International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, tips & gratuities, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls or messages, items of personal nature.
All our boats are 20 foot long, roofed canoes with 55 hp outboard motors. Daily arrivals and departures from every port are scheduled to meet every airline´s arrival and departure with a maximum two hour wait.