5 days
Tambopata, Perú

Price per person per day minimum 2 person per trip customize tour.

Our birdwatching expeditions not only have an especially designed program but also a trained birding guides.

We hope to see: Southern Crested Caracara, White-tailed Kite, Black-faced Tanager, Red-breasted Blackbird, White-browed Blackbird, Scaled Pigeon, Point-tailed Palm-creeper, Sulphury Flycatcher Gray-lined Hawk White-tailed Hawk and the rare South-American Snipe.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Puerto Maldonado / Tambopata National Reserve
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 1 hour before the flight.
WEAR Comfortable light clothing, hiking boots, insect repellent and sunscreen.
Programmes based on double occupancy.


Specialized guide All transports (river and car)
Entrance fees to the reserve and park Includes all meal
International or domestic airfares
Airport departure taxes or visa fees
Excess baggage charges
Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
Alcoholic beverages or bottled water
Insurance of any kind
Phone calls or messages
Reconfirmation of flights and items of personal use
Wear light clothes
Bathing sut
Insect repellent and sunscreen
Water bottle

Day 1

Reception by Birding Guide of TAMBOPATA ADVENTURE, Although all of our guides have basic bird identification skills, only a handful truly qualify as birding guides are able to identify hundreds of species by sound and sight.

Our birdwatching expeditions not only have an especially designed program but also a trained birding guides.

Transfer Airport to Puerto Maldonado, Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, we will welcome you at the airport and drive you 10 minutes to our Puerto Maldonado office. Here we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our office.

Puerto Maldonado to Tambopata River Upon arrival to Puerto Maldonado we will drive to the Tambopata River . This  drive will take twice as long as we stop along the road  periodically to look for savannah species occurring on the deforested cattle ranches along the road. We hope to see: Southern Crested Caracara, White-tailed Kite, Black-faced Tanager, Red-breasted Blackbird, White-browed Blackbird, Scaled Pigeon, Point-tailed Palm-creeper, Sulphury Flycatcher Gray-lined Hawk White-tailed Hawk and the rare South-American Snipe. After the pave road will get into a dirt road for 18 kilometers where we can see Purus Jacamar, White browed Blackbird, Pearl Kite, and Scaled Pigeon, this will be the first 48 kilometers, the next 18 kilometers will have the opportunity for observing, bat falcon, sunbitern , white-throated toucan, yellow ridge toucan, red bellied macaw, crimson crested woodpecker, black fronted nunbird and much more.

Transfer to our lodge, it will take no more than 15 minutes, upon arrival you will be welcoming by our staff and after a small information about our lodge, you will be taken to your room.

Depending on your arrival time, a short walk or night walk will follow as activity, both are recommended because the chance of seeing more birds in the late afternoon or owls in the night.

Overnight at Chuncho Lodge


Day 2

Early breakfast

This day you will be going on a long walk  which will add a whole new dimension to our Amazon birding experience, the forest canopy has several opportunities for mixed flock to appear. The mixed flock is mostly all about tanagers: Paradise Tanager, Green-and-gold Tanager, Flame-crested Tanager, Turqoise Tanager, Opal- rumped Tanager and others. The walk will go by a upland forest too wich  also offers good opportunity for Cream- colored Woodpecker, Gilded Barbet, Plum-throated Cotinga and Striolated Puffbird. Macaws and toucans are seen flying against the horizon, including the Chestnut-eared, Lettered, Emerald, Curl-crested, and Brown-mandibled Aracaries. We will see lonely raptors riding the thermals. This is your best chance for hawk-eagles and even harpy eagle!!!

Back for lunch and checklist.

In the afternoon will go to visit the river on our boat to look for  Pied Lapwing, Collared Plover, King Vulture, Bat Falcon, Olive and Russet-backed Oropendolas and Ringed Kingfisher and Amazon Kingfisher.

In the night will go again to look for owl such as, screech owls, crested owls, to spot-light Pauraque, Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl, Great Potoo, Long tailed Potoo, Ocellated Poorwill and if we are lucky a Mottled Owl or Crested Owl. There is also the possibility of taking macro shoots of American Bullfrogs, Horned Frog, tree frogs and other creatures of the night and much more.

Dinner and overnight at Chuncho Lodge.


Day 3

Macaw clay lick and parrots.

Early wake up to go to one of the most beautiful places on earth to watch this colorful birds,  will see dozens of parrots and parakeets descend on most clear mornings to ingest the clay on a river bank. Species such as Mealy and Yellow- headed Amazon, Blue-headed Parrot and Dusky headed Parakeet, orange cheek parrot, white eyed parakeet, cobalt wing parakeet,  descend at this clay lick. The clay lick is active at early mornings, after them the macaws start the show of coloors , the blue and yellow, red and green and the scarlet macaw can be observed in a big groups, sometimes over hundreds. Breakfast will be served at the place to be sure than you get to see this bird paradise with unlimited time.


Toucan trail will be used this time to go and look for band tailed Manakin, Round-tailed Manakin, Pale Rumped Trumpeteer and Pavonine Quetzal, crested oropendola, white fronted nunbird.


Overnight at Chuncho Lodge


Day 4

Again early wake up to go to our Bamboo trail,  and focus on the bamboo specialists. We will look for the endemic White-cheeked Tody Tyrant, Peruvian Recurvebill, Red-billed Scythebill, Rufous-headed Woodpecker, Rufous-breasted Piculet, Brown-rumped Foliage Gleaner, Large- headed Flatbill, Dusky- tailed Flatbill, Dusky-cheeked Foliage-gleaner, Flammulated Bamboo-tyrant, Dot- winged and Ornate Antwren, White-lined Antbird, Rufous capped Nunlet, Pheasant Cuckoo, Striped Cuckoo and the rare yellow billed nunbird.


transfer by boat and car back to Puerto Maldonado and them transferred to the spectacular oxbow lake Sandoval, lunch on board , 45 minutes boat ride to the shores of the Madre de dios river where a 3 kilometers walk will start to rich the canal and on a canoe get to this spectacular lake.

During our walk we can see some more birds like, motmots, nunbirds, trogons, pigeons, guans, and maybe the horned screamer.

At oxbow lake Sandoval, which has palm swamp and grassland vegetation as well. We will try to spot Pale-vented Pigeon, Purple Gallinule, Slender-billed and Snail Kites, Rufescent Tiger-Herons, Sungrebe, Green Ibis, ringed kingfisher , amazon kingfisher, rufous chested kingfisher, pigmy kingfisher, red capped cardinal, Barred Antshrike, Short-tailed Pygmy Tyrant, Streaked Flycatcher, Boat-billed Flycatcher,  Gray-fronted Dove, Ruddy Ground Dove and others and you must see the hoatzin.


Overnight at maloka Sandoval lodge.


Day 5

Breakfast and take our canoe to cross the lake and walk back the 3 kilometers to our  motorized  boat  them Transfer to Puerto Maldonado them  to  our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.

First contact us and check availability

Please before to pay, you need check availability, contact us at reservas@chuncholodge.com

Also, if you have special requirement is necessary being in contact from the beginning.
Booking with us means that we need make all logistic before your arrival and do our best efforts to give you a quality service deserve by our
clients, reason why we take very seriously a booking with customers.
Note that Chuncho Lodge does not have any responsibility for payments without previous check of availability at our lodge.
Our prices are for individual passenger but we only do tour operations with more than 2 customers.

The Chuncho Lodge Team

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