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Amazon Wildlife Tour in Peru - 4 Days

Amazon Wildlife Tour in Peru

Peruvian Amazon Wildlife Tour

This is a 4-day Amazon Wildlife Tour in Peru based from the Tambopata Research Center in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon. This unique wildlife tour in the Amazon will showcase a variety of species. Including Jaguars, Macaw parrots, Red Howler Monkey, Caimans, Toucans, White-lipped Peccary, Capybara and the Morpho Butterfly. These are amongst a number of other unique wildlife species from this remote South American eco-lodge.

The Tambopata Research Center

The Tambopata Research Center is a 24 room spacious boutique eco-lodge. Equipped with a bar, a massage centre, and buffet service in the heart of National Reserve of Tambopata. It is the only lodge inside the reserve surrounded by dozens of macaw nests belonging to the Macaw Project. Based at this eco-lodge travellers will immerse themselves in wildlife throughout this Amazon Wildlife Tour. Although known for its ongoing research of macaws for more than 20 years, there is much more to see at the Tambopata Research Center including two types of clay licks.

A Wonderful Wildlife Tour in the Amazon

Experiencing an Amazon Wildlife Tour in Tambopata, Madre de Dios is undoubtedly an opportunity to access some of the most biodiverse forests on the planet, as Peru concentrates 70% of the planet's biodiversity.

Our experienced naturalist guides will take you to the Tambopata National Reserve, which has more than 600 species of birds, 1200 species of butterflies, 103 species of amphibians, 164 species of mammals and 103 reptiles represents a biodiversity hotspot.

4 out of 10 explorers who arrive in Tambopata have the possibility of watching a jaguar enjoying the banks of the Tambopata River. Actually, the Tambopata Research Center is considered the paradise of the macaws, and being the only eco-lodge within the Tambopata National Reserve, its pristine forests have the best wildlife sightings in the region.

Amazon Wildlife Tour highlights include:

  • Opportunity to look for the 8 species of monkeys on the region
  • Immersing in pristine Amazon rainforest in the of the Tambopata National Reserve
  • Waking up with natural calls by scarlet macaws or maybe howler monkeys
  • After dinner night lecture by scientists regarding the biology of macaws and the threats to their conservation
  • Sunset Cruise to see Jaguars on the river banks of the Amazon river
  • Exploring different types of forest letting you meet the giants of the rainforest, giant trees with hundreds of years
  • Connecting with nature through the unique loading the Tambopata Research Center offers

If you’d like to try an alternative Peruvian wildlife tour, why not consider Rainforest Wildlife Photography Tour.

Alternative Tour Name: Tambopata Research Center Tour
Day 1
Day 1 - Welcome to the Amazon & Reception by Guide

Arrive in Puerto Maldonado, capital of Madre de Dios, and join a 1-hour bus and a 2.5 boat journey till the lodge. Your first taste of the Amazon culinary will be in the river while you leave the city to enjoy the amazing jungle landscapes.

As we cross the confluence with the Malinowski River, we will leave the final traces of human habitation behind. Within the 700,000 hectares uninhabited nucleus of the reserve, sightings of capybara, caiman, geese, macaws and other large species will become more frequent.

Tambopata Research Center awaits – a spacious boutique eco-lodge, with bar, a massage centre, and buffet service in the heart of National Reserve of Tambopata, being the only lodge inside the reserve surrounded by dozens of macaw nests belonging to the Macaw Project.

Accommodation includes rooms from 21sqm upto 83sqm suites with a private bathroom and an open window facing the forest.

Your stay includes three meals daily, teas, coffee, guided excursions and activities, refreshments upon arriving, and transfers to and from the airport. We assign guides on private small groups of 6:1

This afternoon join the Overlook A three to five-kilometre hike will lead us to overlooks commanding magnificent views of the Tambopata winding its way into the lowlands. The forest on this trail, regenerating on the old bamboo forest, is good for Howler Monkey and Dusky Titi Monkey.

You will have the option of hiking out at night when most of the mammals are active but difficult to see. Easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

Day 2
Day 2 - Macaw Clay Licks

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 colourful 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.

This five-kilometre trail covers the prototypical rain forest with immense trees crisscrossed by creeks and ponds. Amongst the figs, ceibas, and shihuahuacos we will go for a monkey search Squirrel, Brown Capuchin, and Spider Monkeys as well as peccaries. TRC is located within this habitat.

Ten minutes upriver from the lodge explore the island where is a tiny pond with a platform in the middle. It is a great place to spot waterfowl such as Muscovy duck, sunbittern and hoatzin along with the woodpeckers, oropendolas, flycatchers, and parakeets that call this pond their home.

After dinner scientists will provide a night lecture, 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
Day 3 - Rainforest Master Hike & Monkey Search

Stepping carefully over the winding “highways” of peaceful leaf-cutter ants, the Rainforest Master Hike will leave you with unforgettable memories and a profound sense of accomplishment.

Due to their years of local experience, our Tambopata Research Center guides know everything about the forest. They’ll spot the tiniest bird hiding in the canopy, the most elusive monkey, and the most spectacular plant life.

Twilight descends early in the jungle. Under the thick tree cover of the rainforest, darkness falls quickly, when the light cannot slip through the foliage any longer. Now, as afternoon slips into evening, you’re about to see one of the world’s most spectacular sunsets.

The Sunset Cruise floats down the wide river, countless oranges and pinks reflecting off the water in lovely patterns.

Day 4
Day 4 - Departure

It is time to say goodbye, as the expedition comes to an end.

Your visit will make a direct contribution to Wired Amazon and the National Reserve of Tambopata. You will take the journey back to the city to the airport for your national flight onwards.

Some of the wildlife expected to see on this trip are:

Jaguars, Macaw parrots, Red Howler Monkey, Caimans, Toucans, White-lipped Peccary, Capybara, Morpho Butterfly

What is included?

  • All accommodation or lodgings based on double occupancy
  • Single occupancy available for an additional charge/cost
  • Professional bi-lingual guide(s) and support staff
  • Local transfers and all ground transport throughout the tour
  • Entrance fees to all National Parks, Nature Reserves and/or use of Hides where applicable
  • All meals
  • Snacks throughout the tour
  • Water throughout the tour
  • Selection of drinks during the meals (incl. water and soft drinks)
  • All activities as specified within the tour itinerary, with an option to change if you prefer without additional costs
  • Personalised checklists
  • All Applicable Taxes

What is not included?

  • All international or domestic airfares
  • Visa Fees (if applicable)
  • Travel & medical insurance (incl. personal equipment and repatriation)
  • Airport departure taxes or visa fees
  • Items of personal nature (incl. binoculars and telescopes)
  • Optional tour extensions where applicable
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Any other drinks not mentioned above
  • Anything else not mentioned in “What is included”

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Why book with Rainforest Expeditions?

Our Location - All of our lodges are located in road-less rainforests of the Tambopata National Reserve and adjacent buffer zones. Unbeatable Wildlife - Protected, primary rainforests are filled with wildlife, and the habitats around our lodges are no exception. Monkeys, toucans, herds of hundreds of white-lipped peccary and well over 500 other bird species, Giant Otters, and even Jaguar are seen by guests Gorgeous Lodges - Our lodges are carefully designed to blend traditional methods and materials with beautiful woodwork, locally made art, and other details that result in comfortable settings that communicate with the natural surroundings- to the point where most of them are open air. Working with Local People - We work closely with people from the community of Infierno, the nearest settlement to our lodges.

Is this wildlife tour really for me?

If you are looking to immerse yourself in a short tour in the Amazon with a fascinating selection of wildlife excursions based in a stunning eco-lodge in the heart of the Amazon, then this tour is for you.

What will be the level of connectivity or WiFi access during this tour?

The WiFi is pretty good from the ecolodge including the ability for video conferences and face time with family and friends, though subject to the number of users at any one time.

Do you need a minimum fitness level to join this tour?

We offer a range of activities and excursions for a wide range of fitness levels and will adjust once at the eco-lodge to accommodate for all guests.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

4 Days

Price & Availability

USD1,099 / per person
Based on twin/double room
This tour is operated by: Rainforest Expeditions

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Tour Facts

  • Tambopata, Madre de Dios
  • Available Daily
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • Wildlife
  • 4 to 8px
  • 4 Days
  • April to October
  • + 8 years
  • Leisurely
  • No
  • English, Spanish
  • Padre Aldamiz International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Padre Aldamiz)
  • Padre Aldamiz International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Padre Aldamiz)
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