A 4-day tour to a fantastic Eco Lodge that shelters great biodiversity inside the Tambopata National Reserve, this means that just around the facilities there are great chances of spotting interesting species. The visit to the Cocococha Lake is a unique opportunity of watching a family of Giant River Otters and observing rare birds like Hornet Screamers which are massive birds that fly so elegantly like herons. The Clay lick can result in a wonderful show of bright and colourful macaws that come down to the clay lick to nourish themselves with this red clay to clean their bodies from toxins that they have ingested from eating unripe fruits, you will understand this complex & behaviour with the help of one of the naturalist guides.
Guests are received at the airport and taken to the office before continuing by bus to the port in the Native Community of Infierno, where we board a boat to embark upon the hour and a half journey upriver, to Explorer’s Inn Tambopata Ecolodge.
During the journey we will have a boxed lunch, and be able to see caimans, turtles, aquatic birds, capybara and other native wildlife. Upon arrival at Explorer’s Inn Tambopata Ecolodge, we will be received with a welcome drink.
After a short rest we will go on a short nightwalk to observe some of the nocturnal animal species of the rainforest.
Upon our return we will have dinner accompanied by our guide and a Resident Naturalist (RN), who is at our disposition to answer any questions about the Amazonian wildlife and the Tambopata National Reserve.
In order to see endangered Giant River Otters, we must wake very early and set off with our guide, on the 5 ½ km walk to Cocococha Lake. On the way we have the opportunity to see exotic plants and insects, multicolored butterflies and birds, monkeys and with some luck, perhaps even some of the larger terrestrial mammals.
Arriving to the lake, and hidden in a blind, we wait for the Giant River Otters to appear so that we may observe them. During the wait we will enjoy a snack.
We also have canoes that we can use for short rides on the lake, so that we may observe the rich and varied wildlife on its banks.
On our return to Explorer’s Inn Tambopata Ecolodge, we will have a light lunch, perhaps a little late. We then have a couple of hours in order to prepare ourselves for the Ayahuasca ceremony, before we meet with the Shaman who will lead us.
This is the best moment to look for answers to our questions, and resolve our restlessness.
At night we will not eat, but prepare for the start of the Ayahuasca ritual, which is a hallucinogenic drink, lasting approximately 3 to 5 hours.
After breakfast we will meet again with our Shaman and share with him any of your Ayahuasca experiences of the night which you would like to discuss, so that he may give explanations and enlighten us on any questions concerning the ceremony.
During the remainder of the morning we will visit a local farm close to the lodge, which belongs to a member of the local community. This gives us the opportunity to see and try various natural products of the area.
After returning to the lodge we have lunch and in the afternoon there is the option of either resting, or visiting the tower. Our tower is 42 meters high, allowing us a spectacular view of the reserve. From here we can take a walk to Sunset Point, in time to see the unforgettable view of the sun setting over the jungle.
Before dinner we will embark on a boat for a short trip to look for caiman on the banks of the river, using spotlight. Upon returning we will enjoy dinner in the company of our guide and a Resident Naturalist.
We will wake up in time for an early breakfast, before returning to the boat for our return journey. This will be the perfect chance to enjoy the last beautiful views of the jungle from the river. Arriving in Puerto Maldonado, we will be taken to the airport in time for returning flights.