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3 Days Nature tour itinerary for Puerto Maldonado & Tambopata National Reserve: Delve In The True Jewel Of Amazon Rainforest

Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata National Reserve

Boating Tour
Nature Tour
Wildlife Tour

Start with a boat ride along the river looking for wildlife and then, search for alligators and find one of the most exciting wild animals such as black caimans, giant river otters, macaws and toucan. You can have a snooze on the hammocks with a spectacular view from your room. Listen to the sounds of the rainforest as you spend your night in an extremely different surrounding.

DAY 01

Begin the tour

  • Upon your arrival at the airport, your Peruvian tour guide will assist you.

  • Then, go to the headquarters in Puerto Maldonado. You will get some relevant information about Puerto Maldonado and your trip to the jungle before heading to the river port.

Tambopata river tour wildlife searching, sunset, caiman searching.

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

  • Continue on the Tambopata River, find more wildlife such as capybaras, river turtles, many species of 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 of the 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.

  • Eat dinner served at the restaurant of the lodge accompanied 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 02


  • At sunrise, reach the lake by taking a boat from the lodge.  

  • 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 get to spot some species of butterflies, lizards, monkeys, squirrels and blue and yellow macaws.

  • At the end of the final stretch, reach the lake by canoe. Lake Sandoval is a wildlife refuge that is home for 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.

  • After a small maze, get to the sanctuary, which is part of Tambopata National Reserve. 

  • Have a meal by of the lake in a basic house, then, rest in the hammocks to recharge your energies. It is worth spending a day at the Tambopata National Reserve.

  • Have lunch in the restaurant at the lodge accompanied a refreshing drink of seasonal fruits.

  • In the afternoon, visit the canopy of the rainforest, 400 mts with your Amazon guide on the long walkways at 30 meters above the ground. You can see some species that never go down to the ground such as sloths, macaws, tucan, heliconias, orchids and many canopy birds.

  • Around sunset, explore the Amazon rainforest with flashlights, to find weird such species as stick insects, leaf-grasshoppers, tree frogs, snakes, night monkey, kinkajou and many spiders and tarantulas.

  • Back to the lodge for dinner

  • Enjoy dinner that will be served at the restaurant in the lodge accompanied a refreshing drink of seasonal fruits. 

Overnight at the lodge listening to the sounds of the rainforest.

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

DAY 03


  • At sunrise, travel by boat from the lodge to the parrots who clay lick; it will take approx. one hour. The clay licks in Tambopata are bare cliffs that contain rich deposits of salts and minerals. These minerals are very essential in the diet of the parrots. They gather on top of the trees, go down to eat the clay and then, they go to the forest and come back the next day.

  • After watching the birds, return to the lodge for breakfast.

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

  • Enjoy breakfast, served at the restaurant in the lodge accompanied with the juice of seasonal fruits. 

  • Check out, then we will drive you to the airport

Checklist for this tour: 

  • Blue-headed macaw

  • Red-bellied macaw

  • Chestnut-fronted macaw

  • Blue-headed parrot

  • Orange-cheeked parrot

  • White-bellied parrot

  • Mealy parrot

  • Dusky-headed parakeet

  • Cobalt winged parakeet

  • 199 USD Per Adult (* 5 people or more per group)
  • 220 USD Per Adult (* 4 people in the group)
  • 290 USD Per Adult (* 2 people)

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 language for the tour

  • Licensed Peruvian tour guide

  • Entrance to Tambopata National Reserve

Pictures of the Lodge 

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  • Bottled water

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Tips

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

  • Insect repellent (DEET) 

  • Sun cover and protection (sunlight is very strong 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

Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata National Reserve

Boating Tour
Nature Tour
Wildlife Tour

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Tambopata Wild

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