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5 Day Wildlife Tour in Tambopata National Reserve, Madre de Dios Region
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Rainforest Wildlife Tour Peru

Enjoy a full river journey to the biggest Macaw Clay Lick, explore all the best of the Tambopata National Reserve, the remotest Sachavacayoc Lake, the always surprising Condenado Lake, and of course the must-visit Sandoval Lake, all of them in a single trip. Jungle Pro Tour Operator's experience allows them to lead tours to places where you see the most and the best, with comfort and responsibility.

Key information

  • Group size: 2 to 8 persons
  • Children policy: Children until eight years old can get a 20% discount
  • Starting point and ending point: Puerto Maldonado City
  • Park fees are included


  • Nature walks
  • Visit to Chuncho Clay Lick
  • Journey through Tambopata National Reserve
  • See giant otters, monkeys, caimans, macaws, and other animals
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Transfers throughout the tour
  • 4 nights accommodation


5 activity days
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
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During this tour, you will be spending the first three nights at Finca Sachavacayoc while your last night will be at Casa Sandoval.

Finca Sachavacayoc

Finca Sachavacayoc features cabañas / bungalows with fully equipped en-suite bathrooms, hot water in the shower, ceiling ventilator in the room, a balcony with hammocks, king, queen, and double beds in selected cabañas. It is perfectly located for getting the jungle breeze and the jungle sounds.

Casa Sandoval

Located at Sandoval itself, Casa Sandoval is a lodge inside the Tambopata National Reserve, modest and comfortable. Casa Sandoval features rooms with private bathroom and hot water in the shower. The cozy lodge is run in association with a local family from the lake, and they will make your stay very pleasant. The lake offers you outstanding wildlife, one of the best of Tambopata, and its ideal for monkeys and giant otters.


Day 1: Arrival at Tambopata National Reserve

Arrival and reception by Jungle Pro's guide or transfer at the airport or bus station. Jungle Pro's guides are highly experienced professionals with deep knowledge of the area and rainforest, you will be provided with one guide for a group of eight people (maximum). Transfer from the airport to the main office in town.

Upon arrival to Puerto Maldonado City, the guide will welcome you and drive you for a few minutes to Jungle Pro's office in town. While in the office, it is recommended to pack only the necessary stuff you need for the next few days, the main luggage can stay at the safe deposit. Transportation-wise, it’s easier that way and it keeps the boats and porter cargo light, you will be provided with duffels at the office if necessary.

Transfer from the office to Tambopata River Port. You will navigate up the Tambopata River for about two hours until Sachavacayoc Center. On the way, you have the option of watching birds, caimans, capybaras, and monkeys if lucky.

Boxed lunch will be served at the boat. Jungle Pro can customize your boxed lunch with a vegetarian option, they also provide cold bottled drinks in the boat.

In full company and orientation of your guide, you will get to Finca Sachavacayoc, your accommodation. After a little rest, you will go for a jungle walk as an introduction to nature and get familiarized with the forest interior. Wait until it gets dark to do a night walk looking for the elusive nocturnal creatures and critters, like the impressive ground bird eating tarantula (as big as your hand). Dinner at the lodge.

Day 2: Chuncho Clay Lick

Today you will visit the spectacular Chuncho clay lick, the largest in the world with the three major species of macaws getting together at the same time, and many varieties of parrots and hundreds of parrots that come together to eat clay, a special and unique behavior that is only found in this part of the planet.

Early departure at 4 a.m., then take two hours on the boat upstream of the Tambopata River. In order to enjoy the best of the parrot show, it is important to arrive early before the birds! You will have breakfast in the boat.

Along the journey to the clay-lick, you'll have great chances of seeing capybaras, caymans, and, maybe if you're lucky, a jaguar or tapirs (the two most special terrestrial mammal of the Amazon). You will stay in the clay lick area, if necessary, until you get to see the macaws eating clay.

Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you will can visit one of the lakes or do a journey down the river to Tres Chimbadas Lake. Return to the lodge afterwards.

Day 3: Lake Sachavacayoc

After breakfast, you will visit the spectacular Lake Sachavacayoc, which is in the heart of the Tambopata National Reserve, at two hours away from the lodge (walking slowly to observe the surroundings).

Sachavacayoc has very good wildlife such as monkeys, caimans, options of tapirs, Anacondas, Hoatzin, and lots of blue and yellow macaws roosting and nesting all over. This place will give you a unique jungle experience, no other lake can you see so many blue and yellow macaws roosting and nesting,

You will get there in the mid-morning and right away you will take a paddle-canoe and leisurely enjoy the deepest and wildest jungle, watching monkeys and macaws being loud. On the way back to the lodge for lunch, you will walk trough the deepest jungle you can find.

In the afternoon, you can have an optional walk to Condenado Lake (if energy it’s still abundant) or just enjoy the comfort and leisure of the lodge.

Day 4: Sandoval Lake

After breakfast, you will take the boat back to Sandoval Lake. You will navigate the Tambopata River, you will pass by the city of Puerto Maldonado for two hours until the entrance trail to Sandoval Lake. The trail takes you on a 1.6 miles' walk (2.5 kilometers) walk through a successional forest, former giant natural bamboo forest, habitat for monkeys, sloth, and macaws, until reaching a small canal where you will board the paddle-canoes.

You will paddle for 100 meters (nearly the same in yards) through a palm-forest swamp with abundance of “aguajes” (mauritia palms). Those palms provide the most popular fruit of the Peruvian rainforest, highly consumed by locals as drinks and ice creams. Once onto the glass-like surface of the lake, you will continue leisurely around the lake to the lodge. You will be briefed about the lodge at the reception area and have a little rest at the rooms or hammocks.

Before dinner, depending on your arrival time, you will set off to explore part of the lake, looking for monkeys or Black Caiman (the biggest of the caiman and alligator family, the biggest one seen at the lake was six meters long / 20 feet).

In the flooded palm forest, you can see hundreds of Red-bellied Macaws as they return to roost. One the few species of macaws that lives in flocks and mauritia palm swamps such the one at Sandoval Lake. You also have the option of a night walk into the forest behind the lodge. Dinner at the lodge.

Day 5: Departure

You'll have an early wake call and meeting at the lodges’ dining room to visit the lake for sunrise and a hopeful encounter with the friendly family of giant otters who are highly active at this time of the lake. Giant otters must eat an average of eight pounds of fish a day (four kilos).

Sandoval Lake offers abundant wildlife including six species of monkeys, black caimans, over 40 species of birds resident to the lakes’ shore, all five species of kingfisher of Peru, and the most abundant group of Hoatzin, all the animals here are easy to photograph from the boats.

Return to the lodge for breakfast. Optional hiking in the jungle or early visit to the lake before breakfast and transfer back to the office and the airport. Hot water shower is available at the office before going back to the airport.


This wildlife tour will take place in Tambopata National Reserve in Peru.


Your daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the price during this wildlife tour.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Full river journey
  • Nature walks
  • Visit to Chuncho Clay Lick
  • Services of a guide
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Tambopata National Reserve entrance fee
  • Transfers throughout the tour
  • Full 24-hour support

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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