Tombopata Wildlife Tour focusing on Macaws
This 3-day tour, Macaw in Tambopata will take you in a three days experience to spot the Macaws, parrots and parakeets that congregate on the Explorer’s Inn Clay Lick, to eat the red clay to clean their guts and also supplement their diet, it’s also a place to watch very interesting animal behaviour display in a very interesting way.
You will also discover the fascinating hunting activity of the White Spectacled Caymans on the Tambopata River. You will also enjoy the spectacular view from the highest amazon viewpoints at 46 meters of height.
One other exciting activity in this tour is the night walk through the amazon forest that will allow you to learn about how the night fauna outlives its complex environment.
Tour Highlights include
- Visit the Explorer’s Inn Clay Lick, to spot the Red and Green Macaws, the Scarlett Macaws, Chesnut Fronted Macaws, Orange cheeked parrots, blue-headed parrots, white-bellied parrots, etc
- White Caymans on the Tambopata River in a great night excursion to spot them on river banks
- Walks through the most pristine Amazon Forest to look for fauna and get explained the value of the flora
Do you like the look of this tour and interested in what longer tours are on offer? Have a look at the Tambopata National Reserve Birding Tour, Peru.
Guests are received at the airport and taken to the office, where you will be able to repack and leave in storage anything that you will not be needing on this part of your trip. We then continue on to the port in the native community of Infierno, from which we will embark on an hour and a half boat ride to Explorer’s Inn Tambopata Ecolodge.
During this journey guests will receive a boxed lunch and there will be an obligatory stop the the La Torre control point to register our entrance into the Tambopata National Reserve. Upon arrival guests will be greeted by the lodge manager, who will give useful recommendations and information to ensure an enjoyable stay.
After a rest, our naturalist guide will give an informative presentation about the distinct species of caiman that can be observed in the Tambopata National Reserve, in order to allow guests to learn more about this endangered species.
We again board our boat to start the nighttime search of caimans in the Tambopata River. Our naturalist guide uses a spotlight in order to locate them on the banks of the river, so that we can observe them from a respectable distance.
We wake early to visit the parrot claylick, which is a 10 minute boat ride from the lodge. A claylick is an exposed area of clay with higher concentrations of salts and other important minerals, where parrot species converge to eat. In our case this is a small wall close to the river, allowing observation of various species of parrots and parakeets which you can see eating the clay. We will then return to the lodge walking one of our trails, where if we are lucky, we may see other animals in their natural habitat.
We visit our 42 meter high tower in order to enjoy the spectacular views of the sunset and surroundings. We have the chance to see a variety of fauna species, including types of macaws, parrots, toucans and monkeys.
Your naturalist guide will take you on a night walk to see the jungle from another perspective. This is the time to see unique insects, amphibians, owls and perhaps other species if you are lucky.
We have an early breakfast and get ready for our departure from the lodge. The time of departure is programmed according to the flight times for guests finishing their tour on the same day. Guests are taken from the port to our Puerto Maldonado office, and then on to the airport.
Some of the wildlife expected to see on this trip are:
Tambopata is home of some of the most spectacular amazon fauna such as the Giant anteater, Giant armadillo, Bush dog, Small-eared dog, Giant river otter, Jaguarundi, sloth, Ocelot, Jaguar, Crested eagle, Harpy eagle, Black caiman, Spectacled caiman, and Yellow-spotted side-necked turtle, Taipir, Puma, Tamandua, coati, aguti paca, red brocket deer, white-lipped peccary, white-necked peccary, capybara, dwarf cayman, anaconda, bush master, coral snake, tarantula, false scorpion spider, spider monkey, howler monkey, capuchin monkey, squirrel monkey, night monkey, wooly monkey, tamarin monkey, Striated Antbird, Pectoral Sparrow, Rufous-Fronted Antthrush, Pale-Winged Trumpeter, Blue-Crowned Motmot and Musician Wren, Blue-throated Piping Guan, Black-Spotted Bare-Eye, Pale-Legged Horner, Band-Tailed Manakin, among many others conspicuous ones.
What is included?
- All accommodation or lodgings based on double occupancy
- Single occupancy available for an additional charge/cost
- Professional multi-lingual guide(s) and support staff
- Local transfers and all ground transport throughout the tour
- Entrance fees to all National Parks, Nature Reserves
- All meals
- Limited snacks throughout the tour
- Water throughout the tour
- All activities as specified within the tour itinerary
- 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)
- Excess baggage charges
- Laundry & telephone Charges
- Optional tour extensions where applicable
- Tips & gratuities
- Any other drinks not mentioned above
- Anything else not mentioned in “What is included”
Rainforest Inn is one of Peru’s oldest and most historic rainforest eco-lodges. It is the only Peruvian tour operator located inside Tambopata National Reserve, which means you do not need to leave the ecolodge throughout your stay offering a spectacular base from which to discover the natural wonders that are offered on your doorstep. It is also a place where sustainable ecotourism, biological research and biodiversity conservation work hand-in-hand.
T-Shirts, long sleeves, trousers, cap, sunglasses, insect repellent, sunblock, a bottle of water, binoculars and/or scopes, camera, flashlight, poncho or waterproof jacket which is also windproof, comfortable trekking boots for long hikes, small rucksack to carry personal belongings.
The included services are: Transport since you arrive to Puerto Maldonado until you check out, lodging in a double or triple cabin, the single room has a supplement charge, all meals in a full board system and guided excursions. Refer to inclusions tab for more details.
There are 2 options if you are coming from Lima or Cusco to Puerto Maldonado International Airport, we would suggest you take AVIANCA 809 or LATAM 2075 though check something like Sky Scanner regarding latest options.
It takes normally takes about 2 hours divided into a 25 minutes bus ride and 1 hour and a half of a boat ride trip on the Tambopata River which is a nice way to start your tour. Alternatively, we could organise a taxi or direct pick up from the airport.
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Yes, there is electricity from 5.00 to 6:30 am in the mornings and midday from 12.00 to 2.00 pm in the afternoon and later from 5:30 to 9:30 pm at night. Mobile or cellular phone coverage is provided by the Company CLARO phone operator and you can use the Internet if you have got a data package with the same phone operator.