Awarded as one of the best programs of tour of the southern jungle of Peru, you will visit the most important tourist attractions of the Tambopata National Reserve, the largest Macaw clay lick in the world, the tallest canopy tower in Madre de Dios and catch piranhas!
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Puerto Maldonado|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 1 hour before the flight.|
|WEAR||Comfortable light clothing, hiking boots, insect repellent and sunscreen.|
Pick up from the terminal or airport in the city of Puerto Maldonado, transfer to the Chuncho Lodge Office, brief talk of welcome and activities to develop in the tour. Please, we recommend to re pack before your arrival so you only take with you what you need in the jungle and leave behind at our office your big luggage. Some final arrangements, in case of more clients arrive later, the guide will take you to make a city tour while we wait for other customers. Departure from our office in our mobility by paved road an average of 48 km, then enter a dirt road by middle of the forest for approximately 18 km to the banks of the Tambopata River.
Along the dirt road you will have the opportunity to see birds flying over the car, monkeys on the trees, small farm lands, we may stop to buy some of the fruits sold by the local farmers. Once we arrive to the river we will take our boat to cross the river to our lodge 15 min. boat ride.
Once installed in the afternoon will do an introductory walk to the rainforest with great opportunity to see and hear many species of animals, there are many big trees, monkeys are always in our forest so as birds which are easy to see. After the walk you will have the opportunity to go to the top of our canopy tower, the views from the top are amazing, several kilometers of rainforest at the level of your feet.
In the evening an incredible opportunity to see animals of nocturnal habits, the jungle dark revealing their secrets that only is experienced on a night walk tour, many frogs of several colors, night monkeys, kinkajou, snakes, stick insects, tarantulas among others are the animals expected to be seen in this activity highly recommended . Includes L.D.
We wake up very early, at 4:30, to leave at 5:00 a.m. to our destination, the world’s largest Macaw clay lick, a trip of approximately 1:30 hours boat trip, on the way we will have the incredible opportunity to see Capybaras, which are the largest rodents in the world, tapirs, and you can even see the South American feline, the Jaguar, many of our customers (35%) have seen this beautiful cat and they have photographic evidence of these encounters with these mammals.
Once arrived to the Macaw clay lick we will see hundreds of parrots of different species who come to eat clay on the wall adjacent to the River. We will accommodate us in our chairs to wait to begin one of the most beautiful natural shows of the birds in the world. Species of large macaws the most colorful of America, reds and Greens, blue and yellows and the scarlet’s macaws gather to eat clay needed in they daily diet to eliminate toxins. Parrots such as the blue headed, orange cheek, white eyed, dusky headed, among other come every day to same place for same purpose.
On a good day of activity, you can see hundreds of these wonderful animals flying over you. An experience of lifetime. Breakfast like a picnic at the river shore.
Return to our lodge, and we will have time to rest at the hammocks house.
At middle day you will have the opportunity to go to swim at the river, this is optional, at the river there is caimans, anacondas, sting rays, electric eels but you can still go for a swim in the hot day, we did it several times and it is very refreshing. Lunch at the lodge.
In the afternoon you are going to go in a etnobotanical long jungle walk to learn about medicinal plants, amazon types of wood and a great opportunity to see more mammals. By night free to rest or possibility of another night hike (highly recommended), this activity will be possible according the weather conditions.
This day we will get up early to enjoy the sunrise of the jungle of Tambopata, and up on the Canopy tower at height of 40 meters the view will be impressive sunrise will make it the best experience and we will get to observe the beauty of our rainforest.
At that time we will also be able to observe different species of birds in the mornings wake up.
After a breathtaking view, we will enjoy our delicious breakfast.
The next activity will be full adventure, we prepare to do Kayaking in the river a fun experience in the jungle. Our goal is reach the “El Gato” creek where we will have the opportunity to do some Sport Fishing the main fish is the piranha! (catch , photograph and releasse the fish to the river). Near the creek there is also a “chacra”(farming area) which we will visit and where there will be the possibility to taste some fruits of the season, you will see different species of fruit trees. After visiting the “El Gato” creek we will return to the lodge for lunch.
Our last activity of the afternoon will be to visit in a forest walk the mammals clay lick, it is located at 2 kilometers away of our lodge and the best time is the afternoon, so there is a long walk but with great chance to see wildlife and enormous fig tree on the way.
At night free to rest and enjoy some of the drinks we have at our bar.
After breakfast our car is waiting for us to take us back to Puerto Maldonado, the dirt road across the forest give us a great opportunity to see the interaction between the people and the activities they do which affects the animals behavior and will let you understand why is so diverse the reserve and protected areas vs the areas of humans influence. At the city we will be sure you are in time to take your flight to Lima or Cuzco. (B). B= Breakfast.
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This tour has the chuncho clay lick and canopy tower as the highlight of chuncho lodge. We rrecomend this tour for the people who does not want to walk the muddy trail to lake sandoval, this is the best option. A lot of wild life and very confortable lodge. Great team of waorker at the place.
Higly recomended tour package.
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