Macaw Claw Lick & Sandoval Lake 4D/3N
Pick up at your accommodation....
8:15pm you will have a transfer to the bus station for your departure bus to Puerto Maldonado.
NOTE: You can also avoid the bus by taking a flight, please let us know if you prefer this option. AIT can arrange this for you.....
Day 1: Puerto Maldonado - Lodge:
Arrival at the airport or bus station and transfer to the Lodge, In case you have big luggage, we suggest re pack to store the not needed items and carry just enough for the trip.
Land transfer (4X4) wheeled truck to our destination for about 2 hours to reach the banks of the Tambopata River, if by river it will take more than 6 hours (just information). In this place we will take a boat to the lodge "Monte Amazoníco - Tambopata." Welcome and Breakfast or lunch depending on the arrival time. In the afternoon we make an introductory walk into the rainforest where you will have the opportunity to see animals in their natural habitat as amphibians, mammals, reptiles and wonderful insects, among others.
Day 2: Tambopata Reserve:
You will wake up early, at 4:30, to leave for the lick of the world's largest macaw clay lick the CHUNCHO, a journey of about 1.5 hours, by boat, on the way you will have the incredible opportunity to see species such as capybara, which is the world's largest rodents, tapirs, and you can even see the most beautiful South American feline, jaguar, many of our clients are witnesses with photographic evidence of encounters with these beautiful mammals. After arrival to the macaw clay lick see hundreds of different species of parrots that come to eat clay adjacent to the river wall. You will accommodate us in our saddles to wait to begin one of the most beautiful natural sights of birds in the world. A parrots are followed by 3 species of macaws most colorful of America, reds and greens, blues and yellows more gather to eat clay needed in your daily diet and eliminate toxins. On a good day of activity you will see hundreds of these wonderful animals flying over you. An experience for life. After breakfast, the boat takes us to transport back to Puerto Maldonado and transfer to the port where you will take the boat for an hour until our lodge welcome with a refreshing fruit juice of our region. Accommodation is given. After lunch, you will visit the "Monkey Island", located in front of our lodge across the Madre de Dios River where we find different species of monkeys living on the island those species are the brown capuchin, squirrel monkey and saddle back tamarin; and return to the Lodge. In the evening you will go for caiman search, white alligators are typically found on sand banks in the Madre de Dios River for which it will need to bring a flashlight. Also, you may see some capybara too, back to lodge, dinner and rest.
Day 3: Tambopata - Monkey Island Walking Tour:
After breakfast walk 3 km. In the midst of the dense rain forest and headed to Lake Sandoval (piranha habitat) one of the largest in the Tambopata National Reserve and stroll in a rowing boat where you will appreciate many birds of different species (shansho cormorant jacanas, puma heron, buzzards, howler monkey, brown capuchin monkey, tamarins and sloths). Maybe you will meet with the family of giant river otters (almost two meters long) that is in danger of extinction, return to the lodge to enjoy a typical lunch.
In the evening you will one more opportunity to walk where we can appreciate diversity of species of insects, amphibians, reptiles and other nocturnal animals. - Dinner and rest.
Day 4: Reserve to Sandoval Lake:
After breakfast, you will walk 3 km amidst the dense tropical jungle and head towards the Sandoval Lake, which is a habitat of Piranhas (one of the largest in the Tambopata National Reserve). You will sail in a paddle canoe and appreciate many birds and monkeys of different species including (shansho cormorant Jacanas, puma heron, vultures, howler monkey, black capuchin, tamarins and sloths). Here it is also possible to meet with the family of giant otters in which are endangered, as well as some of the largest alligators (over 4 feet long) before returning to the lodge to enjoy a typical lunch and afternoon to relax or explore on your own. Finally, around 4:00pm the water transport will take you back to Puerto Maldonado where you will have a couple hours to grab dinner and walk around before heading to the bus station for your overnight bus. 21:00pm overnight bus to Cusco (approx. 11hours).
Arrival To Cusco the next day.........
07:30am (approx.) arrival to Cusco. Here you need to transport yourself back to your accommodation in Cusco.
- Sleeper bus (Cusco – Puerto Maldonado – Cusco).
- Professional naturalist guide.
- Transportation to both lodges (round trip).
- Entrance fees to Tambopata Reserve Zone.
- Meals (vegetarian on request). (First day breakfast and last day dinner not included).
- Rubber boots for walking activities
- Shared accomodation (Lodge).
- Alcoholic drinks etc.
- Private Accomodation.
- Pick-up and transfer to accomodation in Cusco.
Things you Should Bring:
- Mosquito repellent.
- Long sleeved shirts (cotton is best).
- Cotton socks.
- Comfortable walking shoes.
- Rain cover/jacket.
- Long light-weight pants.
- Bathing suit.
- Personal toiletries and medications.
- Short pants.
- Flashlight and camera.
- Soles for spending money.
- Positive mind!