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2-Day Nature Tour In Puerto Maldonado & Tambopata National Reserve
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Boating, Nature, Wildlife

  • Duration

    2 Days

  • Activity Level

    Medium

  • Language

    English

Description

Go on a short exploration tour as you search for forest life and caymans on the Tambopata River. Go on boat rides to see the abundance of animal life and breathtaking sunsets at Lake Sandoval, a part of the Tambopata National Reserve. Explore the culture, local lifestyle, and rainforests of Puerto Maldonado and see the local animal and bird species.

Highlights
  • Ride a boat in the Tambopata River in search of caymans
  • See the wildlife such as capybaras, river turtles, and shorebirds 
  • Observe the wildlife around the Lake Sandoval 
  • Day 1: Tambopata River Tour expand_more
    • Upon arrival at the airport, your Peru tour guide will assist you. 

    • Then, go to the tour office in Puerto Maldonado. Here, you will get some relevant information about your trip in the jungle before heading to the river port.

    • Begin the journey by boat, looking for two-toed sloths frequently found on the treetops by the bank. 

    • Continue on the Tambopata River, and find more wildlife such as capybaras, river turtles, fish-eating birds, shorebirds and parrots. Enjoy a captivating view of the sunset from the boat. Tambopata river has one of the most outstanding landscapes at sunset time.

    • Caiman Searching: Around twilight, see some species that come out to hunt, such as alligators, nighthawks, frogs, and snakes. They are more sensitive to low light and adapt themselves to these conditions.
    • Upon arrival at the lodge, you'll settle in your private cabins. Dinner will be served at the lodge's restaurant, accompanied by a refreshing drink of seasonal fruits. 

    Overnight at the lodge, listening to the sounds of the jungle.
    Checklist for this tour:

    • Two-toed sloth.

    • Capybara.

    • Spectacled Cayman.

    • Hoatzin.

    • Snowy egret. 

    • Side necked turtle.

    • Kingfisher.

    • Chestnut-fronted macaw.

    • Toucan.

  • Day 2: Lake Sandoval Excursion expand_more
    • Reach the lake by taking a boat from Puerto Maldonado.  

    • Then, walk 45 minutes (3 km) from the riverside deep into the jungle and reach the swampy area of the lake. On your way, you might spot some species of butterflies, lizards, monkeys, squirrels and blue and yellow macaws.

    • You'll reach the lake by canoe at the end of the final stretch. 

    • After a small maze, you'll get to the sanctuary, which is part of Tambopata National Reserve. Lake Sandoval is a wildlife refuge, home to many species such as giant river otters, black caimans, turtles and many exotic birds. Here, observe endangered species such as giant river otters and black alligators.

    • Have a meal by the lake in a basic house, then rest in the hammocks to recharge. It is worth spending time here for the amazing sunset, when the sky, water and earth become one.

    • Head back to Puerto Maldonado by boat.

    Checklist for this tour: 

    • Giant river otter.

    • Black cayman.

    • Hoatzin.

    • Capuchin monkey, squirrel monkey, red howler monkey, tamarin monkey, titi monkey.

    • Anhinga, cormorant.

    • Red-bellied macaw, blue and yellow macaw.

    • Kingfisher.

    • Tiger heron, cocoi heron, agami heron.

    • Water turtle. 

    • Paiche fish, piranha.

What's Included
  • Green Diamond Amazon Lodge

  • Private bungalow, one bed or two beds in one room, balcony with hammock

  • Panoramic view of the river and trail system

  • Bar and dining room area

  • Dinner, breakfast, lunch 

  • Taxis & boat transports

  • Activities

  • English tour

  • Licensed Peruvian tour guide

  • Entrance to Tambopata National Reserve

What's Excluded
  • Bottled water

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Tips

Know before you go

For a better experience, it is recommended that you bring the following list of items:

  • Insect repellent (DEET) 

  • Sun cover and protection (sunlight is powerful all year round)

  • Hat or cap

  • Trekking pants, long sleeves, t-shirt, shorts, swimming suit, flip-flops 

  • Hiking shoes

  • Daypack

  • Rain cover, rain gear, plastic poncho

  • Bottle to refill water

  • Flashlight

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
Standard
1 To 2 USD 179 Per Person
3 To 4 USD 169 Per Person
5 To 6 USD 149 Per Person

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