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5 Day Lake Sandoval and Collpa Chuncho Wildlife Tour in Peru
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Tropical Jungle Wildlife Tour in Peru

Observe the sunrise of flora and fauna, admire the awakening of animals, and listen to the sound of birds, monkeys, and parrots in this tour to the Peruvian Amazon. You will have the opportunity to experience the magic of the Amazon rainforest that is inside the Tambopata National Reserve with its 278,000 hectares of protected land.

Key information

  • Group size: 2 to 10 persons.
  • Children policy: Children under 3 years old do not pay, nor are they entitled to services and they travel under responsibility and guardianship of their parents. Children from 4 to 7 years old will have a 5% discount. Subject to availability
  • Starting point and ending point: Puerto Maldonado
  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Park fees are not included and cost 15 USD.

Highlights

  • 5 rainforest walks
  • Visit to Monkey Island
  • Boat cruise to El Chuncho clay lick
  • See various birds, monkeys, and other wildlife
  • Explore Tambopata National Reserve and Sandoval Lake
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Styles


5 activity days in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer included: Padre Aldamiz International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
07:00
Check-out Time:
21:00

During this tour, your first and second night will be at Monte Amazonico Lodge Tambopata while your third and fourth night will be at Monte Amazonico Lodge Lake Sandoval.

Monte Amazonico Lodge

Both Monte Amazonico Lodge Tambopata and Monte Amazonico Lodge Sandoval Lake are located on the margin of the Tambopata River, 150 kilometers (9.31 miles) northeast of the city of Puerto Maldonado within the Tambopata National Reserve. The facilities of the lodge were built with environmentally friendly criteria and always complying with safety standards, a key aspect of the management.

The lodge has the traditional and rustic design of the houses of the Madre de Dios River by the skillful masters of the community of palmareal.

The lodge is a complex of 18 buildings: 15 of them for the rooms, the lobby / bar, the dining room, the kitchen, the pool area, and other common areas. The lodge's infrastructure is entirely built using wood from the region, as are the floors in the common areas and rooms are made of wood and the bathrooms are majolica.

The 30 rooms, restaurant, lobby, bar and bungalow of hammocks are completely protected by meshes (they avoid the entry of mosquitoes). The individual rooms are spacious and very comfortable and the walls that divide each room are built using native wood, and have ceilings giving privacy to each of them.

The 15 rooms including simple, double, matrimonial, and family rooms have the shape of bungalows, the side facing the forest or gardens has terraces (where hammocks are located) or two large windows on each side, keeping them always ventilated.

All the rooms have a private bathroom and water in the showers which is supplied by the Madre de Dios River previously chlorinated and crystallized. The rooms are not sound proof.

Program

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at the airport or bus station and transfer to the office of Monte Amazonico Lodge and your tour operator Carlos Expeditions for the final talk about the tour before leaving for your adventure. In case you have big luggage, it is suggested to re-pack to store the not needed items and carry just enough for the trip.

You will be transferred by land via 4x4 wheeled truck to your destination for about two hours to reach the banks of the Tambopata River. If by river, it will take more than six hours. In this place, you will take a boat to Monte Amazonico - Tambopata Lodge. A welcome and breakfast or lunch will be served depending on the arrival time.

In the afternoon, you will make an introductory walk into the rainforest where you will have the opportunity to see animals in their natural habitat as amphibians, mammals, reptiles, and wonderful insects, among others.

Day 2: El Chuncho

You will wake up very early, at 4:30 a.m. to go on an incredible journey by boat to the world's largest Macaw clay lick, El Chuncho, a journey of about one hour and a half by boat.

On the way, you will have the opportunity to see some species such as capybaras, which is the world's largest rodents, tapirs, and you can even see the most beautiful South American feline, the jaguar. Many past clients are witnesses with photographic evidence of encounters with these beautiful mammals.

After arrival to the Macaw clay lick, you will see hundreds of parrots of different species come to eat clay adjacent to the river on the wall. Sit in your chair and wait to begin one of the most beautiful natural sights of birds in the world. Parrots are followed by three species of the most colorful macaws of America, reds and greens, blues and yellows come to gather to eat clay needed in their daily diet and eliminate toxins.

On a good day of activity, you will see hundreds of these wonderful animals flying over you, truly an experience for life. Return to the lodge for breakfast and resting time afterwards. Then you will walk through the botanical garden where you can see some fruit, timber, and medicinal species in the area in the company of your guide. Have lunch afterwards.

In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to kayak the Tambopata River where you will move silently along the river to have more opportunity to observe the larger animals of the Tambopata Reserve. In the evening, you can rest or possibly another night walk.

Day 3: Tambopata National Wildlife Reserve

After a hearty breakfast, your boat takes you to transport back to Puerto Maldonado and transfer to the port where you will take a boat for an hour until to your lodge. You will be welcomed with a refreshing fruit juice of this region.

After settling in to your room and a short rest, you will have a hike for two hours in the dense tropical forest, guided by an expert who will take you through the trails and you can see a variety of trees that are more than five hundred years old. You can observe some species of wild animals such as toucans, orioles, parrots, monkeys, snakes, butterflies, and more.

You will have the opportunity to experience the magic of the Amazon jungle inside Tambopata National Wildlife Reserve, with 278,000 thousand hectares of protected land.

After lunch, you visit the Monkey Island, located in front of the lodge across the Madre de Dios River where you find different species of monkeys living on the island. Those species are the brown capuchin, squirrel monkey, and saddle back tamarin. Return to the lodge afterwards.

In the evening, you will go for caiman search, white alligators are typically found on sand banks in the Madre de Dios River for which you will need to bring a flashlight. Also, you may see some capybaras too. Back to lodge for dinner and rest.

Day 4: Lake Sandoval

After breakfast, you will walk for three kilometers in the midst of the dense rainforest and headed to Lake Sandoval, one of the largest piranha habitat in the Tambopata National Reserve.

Stroll in a rowing boat where you can appreciate many birds of different species (shansho cormorant jacanas, puma heron, buzzards, howler monkey, brown capuchin monkey, tamarins and sloths). Maybe you'll get to meet with the family of giant river otters (almost two meters long) that is in danger of extinction. Return to the lodge afterwards to enjoy a typical lunch.

In the evening, you will have one more opportunity to walk where you can appreciate diversity of species of insects, amphibians, reptiles, and other nocturnal animals. Have dinner and rest afterwards.

Day 5: Morning walk and departure

Wake up at 5:30 a.m. for a morning in the jungle and a short walk to the canopy walk-way, about 30 meters high. This will allow you to appreciate nature from as high as possible, you will also have a panoramic view of the Madre de Dios river. From the platforms, observe different species of birds, including toucans, macaws, tanagers, and orioles. For sure it will be a wonderful experience.

Afterwards, have breakfast and return to the city for your transfer to the airport and / or bus station.

Location

This tour will take you to Tambopata National Reserve and Sandoval Lake in Peru.

Tambopata National Reserve

This reserve is recognized for its biodiversity and that earned it the recognition of having the largest number of tree species in the forest of the Tambopata River. This recognition and the characteristics of the Tambopata Ecosystem commits the lodge to protect each portion of this forest with a coordinated and sustainable joint work with local communities.

Lake Sandoval

The majestic Tambopata Sandoval Lake certainly shows off its reputation. Despite being close to Puerto Maldonado, it is within the Tambopata National Reserve and adjacent to the Bahuaja Sonene Park. It provides an excellent experience of the Amazon and wildlife. If you travel to Puerto Maldonado, you must visit it since the Lake is one of the main tourist attractions.

Food

During this tour, your daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the price. Monte Amazonico Lodge provides guests with three meals a day. as well as bar service.

The buffet service at the lodge is available from 15 guests. Otherwise the service will be plated or served at the table and the meals consist of salads, basic dishes, and desserts combining regional, Peruvian, and international cuisine. They also offer fresh water, coffee or tea, and soft drinks during meals. Additional orders for soft drinks, fruit juices, bottled waters and soft drinks will be charged.

It is recommended that in advance of your arrival, you inform the lodge of any type of food restriction, allergies, or special diets to schedule the supplies before your arrival at the lodge. Families with children are encouraged to contact the administrator to arrange meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda

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

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

What's included

  • 5 rainforest walks
  • Boat cruise to El Chuncho clay lick
  • Hike to Tambopata National Reserve
  • Visit to Monkey Island
  • Services of guides
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Access to the swimming pool
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Airport transfers

What's not included

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Entrance to the Tambopata National Reserve (15 USD)
  • Tips

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Padre Aldamiz International Airport (PEM). To arrive, you need to fly to the city of Puerto Maldonado from Lima on daily commercial flights, making a stopover in the city of Cusco with a duration of 90 minutes.

From the airport, you will be transported by land to the city of Puerto Maldonado for approximately 15 minutes and then take a boat to the lodge on a trip downstream from the Madre de Dios River of approximately 60 minutes.

Airport: Padre Aldamiz International Airport Airport transfer included: Padre Aldamiz International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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