Birding and Giant Otter Watching Tour
This 4-day Giant Otters & Macaws Tour is moderately paced and available on request. It will take you to the spectacular Tres Chimbadas Lake, on the Tambopata River in southern Peru. This is a pristine environment in which a family of seven Giant Otters like to fish, play, or feed on the lake's abundant fish species and where you can get good views without disturbing them.
On this Giant Otter and macaws trip will also have great chances of spotting Black Cayman and fantastic bird species such as the rare Hoatzin, Puma Heron, Tiger Heron and Striated Heron, as well as the Jassana or Tuki Tuki. The lake sees very intense animal activity in the early mornings when everything is awakening and we aim to get you there to witness all the action.
"We only stayed at Explorer's Inn for three days. The staff is nice and goes above and beyond to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The rooms are clean, with mosquito nets and solar-powered lamps (since some rooms don't have electricity and you'll need these to get between the dining area and your room at night); some rooms have hot water, but the majority have cold water only. You can watch the sunset from a vantage point along the water's edge, or walk up a canopy tower. The guides were knowledgeable, and there was enough of time to explore during the days before dining at the hotel." - Emily M.
While looking for Giant Otters and macaws you will also visit the highest lookout tower in the Amazon, taking you to a height of 46m. You can enjoy spectacular views from there and the possibility of spotting some of the world's greatest bird species such as the Harpy Eagle, King Vulture and Ornate Eagle. Of course, there will be many species of beautiful and colourful macaws and toucans, and you will be in the realm of Red Howler Monkeys, too.
A visit to the Explorer's Inn clay lick will fulfil all your ambitions to see macaws, and at night we will organise a river excursion to spot White Cayman. This is an exciting activity that will give you the chance to take pictures of this amazing species as they hunt at night.
Visiting a local plantation is another colourful and tasty experience on this Giant Otter and macaw tour during which you will discover interesting rainforest plant species such as the Copoazu, or White Cacao, the Cocona, or yellow wild tomatoes, the wild cacao, or Macambo, different species of bananas, pineapples, the noni, and jungle species of avocados.
The Giant Otters & Macaws Tour highlights include:
- A visit to the spectacular Tres Chimbadas Lake to observe a family of Giant Otters as fish, play or clean their fur
- Visit the Explorer’s Inn Clay Lick, to spot Red-and-green Macaws, Scarlet Macaws, Chestnut-fronted Macaws, Orange-cheeked Parrots, Blue-headed Parrots and White-bellied Parrots, among others
- White Caymans on the Tambopata River in a great night excursion to spot them on river banks
- Walks through pristine Amazon rainforest to look for fauna and learn about the jungle flora
If you'd like to try an alternative tour, take a look at this one: Ayahuasca Dead Rope Vine & Giant Otters.
Alternative Tour Name: Tambopata Mammals and Birds Tour