Awarded as one of the best tour of the southern jungle of Peru, with visit to the two most important attractions of the zone, the largest Macaw clay lick on earth and the beautiful Sandoval Lake, both within the Tambopata National Reserve.
|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.|
Reception at the airport and transportation to Chuncho Lodge Office. Some information about the excursion then You will start 1:30 to 2 hours truck trip to the Tambopata river ( 48 km. pave road and 18 km. dirt road) then 10 minutes to get to the Lodge (lunch on the way).
During the trip into the heart of the rain forest we will be able to observe clouds of butterflies, typical Amazon communities, while groups of birds pass over the car and animals such as agoutis and, monkeys. Reception and accommodation at CHUNCHO LODGE. After accommodation you will have the opportunity to visit the 38 meter canopy tower, from there it offers unrivalled views of the Rainforest.
Our guides will lead you on a trail to get the tower and climb its steps. Finally, you reach the top. There, you’ll be able to see miles of pristine forest stretching in every direction. Because animals are most active in the canopy, you’ll have incredible chances to see wildlife. In this unforgettable experience, you’ll be awed by the intimate views of treetop animals, paired with the sweeping panorama of the jungle.
In the night we will go on night walk to understand rainforest ecosystems and see some of the amazing trees, many animals such as colorful frogs, maybe snakes, spiders like tarantulas and many other animals active in the night, this activity is very safe and great opportunity for macro photos.
Return to the lodge for dinner. Sleep at CHUNCHO LODGE. (L, D).
Early wake up at 4:30 a.m. to take a light breakfast (coffee or te), to begin with our 1:30-minute journey upstream in Tambopata river to the Macaw Clay Lick “El Chuncho” in the Tambopata National Reserve. We will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural sceneries and wildlife of the riverbanks. At our arrival, we will observe one of the greatest wildlife spectacles where hundreds of parrots and different species of macaws gather to eat clay, first the parrots , mealy parrot, blue headed, orange check, dusky headed, white eyed and them the large macaws like the blue and yellow, red and green, scarlet macaw, this is an unforgettable experience.
In the middle morning we return to the lodge to take a rest or enjoy the facilities and the surroundings of CHUNCHO LODGE.
At middle day you will have the opportunity to go to swim at the river, this is optional, at the river there are 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. Return to the lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon you are going to go in a etno-botanical long jungle walk to learn about medicinal plants, amazon types of wood and a great opportunity to see more mammals.
Night at CHUNCHO LODGE. (B, L, D).
After a good breakfast, our boat will take us to our car to journey back to Puerto Maldonado, the same path to get back to the city, once arrived in the city we will move to the main port of the city to begin another cruise within the reserve, this time our destination is the famous and beautiful Sandoval Lake. This is an oxbow lake in Tambopata national reserve. After approximately 40 minutes by boat, we started a 3 km hike through the forest until you reach the shore of the Lake. Since starting our tour we will visit this beautiful body of water, the place is spectacular, many birds, very good opportunity to see a lots of monkeys of several species such as the red howler monkey, brown capuchin, squirrel monkey, dusky tity and saddle back tamarin. Also we’ll have great chance to see the Giant Otters.
We install in a partner lodge, and return to the Lake to receive one of the most beautiful sunsets of the Amazon, we’ll stay until the evening on the Lake, because in the dark night you will be able to see the black Caiman is the largest of the rainforest crocodiles, reaching more than 4 m long, and they love the Lakes. With flashlights you can observe them closely and take good photos.
Night at Lodge. Includes B. L. D.
Another day of waking up early but highly recommended, will leave at 6:30 in the morning to visit again the Sandoval Lake, in a beautiful sunrise and awakening of many of the animals that are very active this morning. Also we’ll have great chance to see the Giant Otters.
We will paddle across the western part of the Lake, with its beautiful palm trees of more than 30 meters high, reflected in the water aguajales, this will leave you full of memories of your last day in the Amazon jungle. Return to lodge, breakfast and transfer to the Bank of the River to subsequently be brought back to the city of Puerto Maldonado in time for your return flight.
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