Macaws & Parrots Wildlife Tour in the Amazon, Peru
This 7-day set departure Amazonian macaw tour takes you to the heart of the southeast Peruvian Amazon rainforest staying at the only lodge actually inside Tambopata National Reserve, the Tambopata Research Center.
" Fantastic tour group, fantastic guides. I can't say enough good things about our time with Rainforest Expeditions. Lucy, Uriel, and Oscar, our tour guides, were fantastic – professional, highly knowledgeable, courteous, and amusing. Great folks, and even better guides! We had the opportunity to witness a variety of animals, including gigantic river otters, macaws, piranhas, and more. I would strongly advise anyone to go on a Rainforest Expedition. - Ariana S
Located three and a half hours from Puerto Maldonado city, the Tambopata Research Center is a 24-room lodge offering good facilities in its four types of rooms. Also available is a massage center, lobby bar and gift shop.
The rainforest of Tambopata has gained a reputation for being a hotspot for parrot and macaw lovers due to the healthy population of these species in the area. There is an ongoing research project at the Tambopata Research Center, where scientists have been working with macaws for over 30 years. A huge clay lick can be found less than a kilometer from the Center where up to 17 species of parrots have been observed, among them Blue-and-yellow Macaws, Green-winged Macaws, Scarlet Macaws, Cobalt-winged Parakeets and the rare Dusky-billed and Amazonian Parrotlets, Severe and Red-bellied Macaws and Mealy Amazons Parrots.
The Amazonian macaw expedition begins with the Scarlet Macaws. The time of year the tour runs is their breeding season and they can be seen in natural and artificial nests around the eco-lodge.
The lodge's pristine location means that it's surrounded by the best wildlife the Amazon jungle has to offer with a high probability of seeing a Jaguar, dozens of species of birds, eight species of monkeys, including Spider and Howler Monkeys, as well as Capybaras, caimans, and many different types of frogs and insects.
By visiting Tambopata Research Center you are helping to support Rainforest Expeditions' Wired Amazon scientific research that aims to conserve the Amazon rainforest in the National Reserve of Tambopata.
Amazonian Macaw & Parrot Wildlife Tour Highlights include:
- Opportunity to look for up to 17 species of Amazonian macawa and parrots at two clay licks: Colorado and Chuncho
- The experience of pristine Amazon rainforest in the Tambopata National Reserve
- Waking up to the calls of Scarlet Macaws and Howler Monkeys
- After dinner lecture from research scientists on macaws and the threats to their conservation
- Exposure to many different types of rainforest habitat and the sight of giant trees, hundreds of years old
If you’d like to try an alternative Peruvian wildlife tour, why not consider the Amazon Wildlife Tour
Alternative Tour Name: Tambopata Research Center Macaw Tour