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4 Day Exciting Wildlife Tour in Tambopata National Reserve, Madre de Dios Region
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Hacienda Tambopata, Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata, Peru

Wonderful Wildlife Tour in Peru

Have a lake adventure in Tambopata, Peru! With Tambopata Giant Otter Expeditions, you can get to know the most exotic places in the Peruvian jungle, such as the Tambopata National Reserve! You will also visit the Collpa Chuncho, considered as the largest collpa in the world, a wonderful place where a great variety of colorful macaws and parakeets gather to eat clay, activity that they perform to neutralize the toxins of some fruits and seeds This experience is will become the best of your life.


  • Starting point and ending point: Puerto Maldonado
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: Monkeys, birds, alligators, and otters.


  • Boat ride in Tambopata River
  • Wildlife tour around the reserve
  • See monkeys, birds, alligators, and otters
  • Visit the wonderful Tambopata National Reserve
  • Transport in a four-wheeled vehicle
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 3 nights of accommodation


3 activity days
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You will stay for three nights at the Hacienda Tambopata.


Day 1: Arrival in Puerto Maldonado

After your arrival in the morning to Puerto Maldonado, you will be received by a guide and will be taken to the office where you will leave your luggage that is not necessary for the trip. Then, with the relevant entry permits, you will go to the first adventure.

The Tambopata tour will start at 10:00 am from the agency or the organizer can pass to pick you up from your hotel. You will have two hours of travel by a 4X4, the first part will be on a highway and the second part will be on a dirt road until arriving at the Tambopata River near the limit of the reserve.

The boat will be waiting to take you to your lodge, Hacienda Tambopata. Once you arrive at the lodge, a welcome drink awaits you and the manager will explain everything you need to know about the lodge and its surroundings. After lunch, you will have an introductory walk in a secondary forest and then in a primary forest full of huge trees, lianas and vines, at the same time you will talk about the most important economic activities in this region.

Along the track, you have the chances of detecting some brown capuchin monkeys and squirrel monkeys, birds, wild pigs, and deer. When it gets dark, you will return to your lodge to get your torch and you will go to your boat and you will do one of the most exciting activities: it will be the caiman spotting.

You will go to look for black and white caiman along the riverbank with a big spotlight, and with luck, you can also see capybaras and ocelot or a jaguar by the river too since these animals are nocturnal.

Day 2: Boat Ride to Tambopata

You will get up around 5:00 a.m., drink hot drinks to get some energy and take a boat to Tambopata River for one hour and 30 minutes. Crossing the checkpoint, you will have all the sunrise just for you in the boat, and you will have very good chance of seeing shore birds, capybaras, white caimans, and a jaguar or an anaconda. You have a 20% chance to see to one of these guys on the banks of the river.

Arriving at your destination, you will have a show in the clay lick, parrots, macaws, green, red, blue and yellow birds are around you, flying and making loud noises, this behavior of these birds will be spectacular. The guide will explain the reason why every day around this year and at the same time, the birds go to the cliff to eat clay.

You will spend the activity from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. approximately. Your breakfast will be in front of the clay lick activity. At the end of this activity, on your way downstream to the lodge, you will then have your lunch, and then you will start your way back to Puerto Maldonado. And then, you will have a 40-minute journey down the river by motor canoe that brings you to the entrance trail of Sandoval Lake. You’ll have a three kilometers-walk through the forest which is the habitat of monkeys, sloth, birds, and parrots.

The walk ends when you reach a small canal where you take your canoe (100 meters through a palm-forest swamp and abundance of “aguajes” (Mauritia palms)). Those palm trees provide the most popular fruit of the Peruvian rainforest, highly consume by locals as drinks and ice-creams. Once you arrive at the lake, you’re going around the lake to the lodge.

Accommodation and a little rest will in rooms or hummocks. Then, you’ll start your first activity to explore part of the lake, looking for monkeys, birds, or black caiman (black caiman is the biggest of the caiman and alligator family, the biggest one seen at the lake are 6 meters / 20 feet long). In the flooded palm forest, you can see hundreds of red-bellied macaws as they return to roost. It is one of the few species of macaws that lives in flocks and Mauritia palm swamps like the one at Sandoval Lake. You will have a night walk into the forest behind the lodge. Dinner will be at the lodge.

Day 3: Night Walk

You will have an early wake up to visit the lake for sunrise and you are going to look for the giant otters that are highly active at this time of the lake. Giant otters must eat an average of eight pounds (four kilos) of fish a day.

Sandoval lake offers abundant wildlife including: six species of monkeys, black caimans, over 38 species of birds living at the lakes’ shore, all 5 species of kingfisher of Peru, and the most abundant group of Hoatzin. All the animals here are easy to photograph from the boats. You will then return to the lodge for breakfast.

By mid-morning, you’ll set off into the jungle to see giant trees which is 300 and 500 hundred years old, like the kapok, iron tree, Brazil nut trees, and a lot of medicinal plants. Your guide will show you and demonstrate how you collect, open, and commercialize this extremely important product to the local economy.

You will return around midday to the lodge for lunch. Then, in the afternoon, you will go to take a relaxing rest and then to go swimming with the guide. You will return to the lodge to change and take the boat to the adventure in search of the black caimans or alligators and observe a spectacular sunset. You’ll also enjoy the songs of the birds and other animals at sunset while returning to the lodge. Before dinner, you will again enjoy a nice night walk looking for insects, tarantulas, and snakes. Afterward, enjoy dinner and have a rest.

Day 4: Return to Puerto Maldonado

Day four is for breakfast and departure.


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


Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the price.

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

  • Services of a naturalist guide to the area
  • Motor board transportation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • First aid kit
  • Treatment for mosquito bites
  • Radio communication
  • Rubber boots

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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