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4-Day Tambopata National Reserve Rainforest Tour From Puerto Maldonado
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Food and Drink, Fishing, Tribal Experience

  • Duration

    4 Days

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Journey through the Peruvian rainforests in this memorable four-day tour. Explore rivers in search for alligators and try your hand at catching piranhas. Embark on a twilight walk as you are introduced to nocturnal forest creatures, and witness a stunning sunset from the Tambopata river. Engage with the lively Machiguenga culture as you interact with an indigenous family and see the practices of organic farming of tropical fruits. Set out on a breathtaking canopy walk to behold a unique view, and try to spot treetop animals and birds.

  • Spot unique wildlife endemic to the Peruvian rainforests
  • Experience the rainforest through a refreshing trek 
  • Enjoy a boat and canoe journeys on the Tambopata river
  • Meet a native Machiguenga family
  • Visit an organic fruit farm 
  • Fish for piranhas at Lake Yacumama
  • Stroll above the rainforest on a canopy walk 
  • Day 1: Tambopata River Tour expand_more
    • Meet your Peruvian tour guide at the airport or a pre-decided location. 

    • Make your way to Puerto Maldonado, where you will be given relevant information about your trip to the jungle before heading to the river port.

    • Begin the Tambopata River journey by boat. Keep an eye out for two-toed sloths frequently found on the treetops by the bank. Also, look for capybaras, river turtles, hoatzins, snowy egrets, kingfishers, macaws, toucans and parrots, among many other birds and animals.

    • Enjoy a captivating view of the sunset from the boat. Tambopata river has one of the most outstanding landscapes at sunset time.

    • Around twilight, see some nocturnal 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. 

    • Return to your lodge at night and settle in your private cabins. Enjoy dinner served at the restaurant of the lodge accompanied by a refreshing drink of seasonal fruits. 

    • Spend the night at the lodge listening to the sounds of the jungle.

  • Day 2: Lake Sandoval expand_more
    • At sunrise, set out to Lake Sandoval by boat. Walk 45 minutes (3 km) from the riverside deep into the jungle to reach the swampy side of the lake. On your way, you might get to spot species of butterflies, lizards, monkeys, squirrels and blue and yellow macaws.

    • Journey by canoe on the final stretch of your trip to Lake Sandoval and make your way to the lake sanctuary, also a part of Tambopata National Reserve. Lake Sandoval is a wildlife refuge that is home to many species such as giant river otters, black caimans, turtles and many exotic birds.

    • Have a meal by the lake, then relax in hammocks. 

    • In the afternoon, visit an indigenous Machiguenga family and learn about their cultural heritage.  

    • Return to your lodge and prepare for the night hike.

    • Set out with flashlights around sunset to explore the Amazon rainforest. Keep an eye out for stick insects, leaf-grasshoppers, tree frogs, snakes, night monkey, kinkajou and many spiders including tarantulas.

    • Make your way back to the lodge for dinner served at the lodge restaurant in the lodge accompanied by a refreshing drink of seasonal fruits. 

    • Rest for the night. 

  • Day 3: Parrot Clay Lick and Lake Yacumama expand_more
    • At sunrise, travel by boat from the lodge to the Parrot Clay Lick in a journey of approximately one hour. The clay licks in Tambopata are bare cliffs that contain rich deposits of salts and minerals, which are very essential to parrots. The parrots visit the clay licks every morning at sunrise, gather on top of the trees, go down to eat the clay and return to the forest. Watching the parrots is always an absolute delight. 

    • Return to the lodge for breakfast. On your way to the lodge, stop to look for sloths on top of trees. 

    • Enjoy the breakfast served at the lodge and spend your morning in leisure. 

    • Have lunch served at the lodge. 

    • Go fishing for piranhas at Lake Yacumama in the afternoon. The lake is a conservation area owned by local community members. The Lake protects the nearby palm swamp forest and oxbow lake ecosystems that have nesting macaws, giant river otters, anacondas, and alligators. 

    • Witness a beautiful sunset at Lake Yacumama, and return to the lodge.

    • Relax with dinner served in the lodge with a refreshing drink of seasonal fruits.

    • Rest for the night. 

  • Day 4: Canopy Tour expand_more
    • Early in the morning, set out to the rainforest canopy. Get to experience the 400-metre long canopy walkways at 30 metres above the ground. You will get to see some flora and fauna that live exclusively in the rainforest canopy, such as sloths, macaws, toucans, heliconias, orchids and many canopy birds.

    • Return to the lodge for breakfast. 

    • Check out of the lodge after an exhilarating four days and transfer to the airport.

What's Included
  • Private bungalow accommodation with one bed or two beds in one room and a balcony with hammock

  • Licensed English-speaking Peruvian tour guide
  • Bar and dining room area

  • Dinner, breakfast, lunch 

  • Taxis & boat transports

  • Activities

  • Tambopata National Reserve entrance fee

What's Excluded
  • Bottled water

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

What to bring
  • Insect repellent (DEET) 

  • Sun cover and protection 

  • Hat or cap

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

  • Hiking shoes

  • Daypack

  • Rain cover, rain gear, plastic poncho

  • Bottle to refill water

  • Flashlight

Meeting Point

Puerto Maldonado, Peru

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
2 To 2 USD 415 Per Person
4 To 4 USD 289 Per Person
5 To 10 USD 265 Per Person

This is a private tour

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