Tambopata Macaw Clay Lick + Sandoval Lake 3 Days

Tour Type

Exploration tour


Easy – Moderate


3 Days and 2 nights


Español, English

Best Time

Mar - Jan

Group Size

12 people

Explore the most spectacular adventure in the jungle, sleep in our lodge in the middle of the jungle, in the middle of the Tambopata Reserve Park and make bird watching excursions, macaws, caimans, reptiles, capybaras, monkeys and, typical activities of this region of Peru.

Day 1.-  Pto. Maldonado – Lago Sandoval.

We will start with the pick up from the airport or bus terminal.

After breakfast, we will leave for the tour at 9:30 am from the port of the city of Puerto Maldonado, where we will board a boat that will take us 1 hour down the Madre De Dios River until we reach the Tambopata National Reserve. After checking in at the control point, we will walk for 1 hour along a boarded trail to a channel connected to Sandoval Lake. There we will navigate by canoe around the lake, observing the local wildlife, such as insects, exotic birds and even, a family of giant otters that are difficult to spot elsewhere. We will also see black caimans, monkeys, squirrels, macaws, parrots, reptiles and many birds.

Then we will have a traditional lunch wrapped in leaves of a traditional plant and a drink. In the afternoon we will return to Puerto Maldonado to continue our journey to Filadelfia in almost two hours of land travel and 25 minutes by boat to reach our lodge located on the Tambopata River near the reserve of the same name, here we will have your room and dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 2.-  Collpa Chuncho MACAWS – Lodge Tambopata River.

We will wake up around 5:00 a.m., have hot drinks to recover energy and get on our boat to go up the Tambopata River for 1 hour and 30 minutes to the check point. We will have the whole sunrise just for us in the boat, and we will have a very good chance of spotting shorebirds, capybaras, white caimans, and why not to mention a jaguar.

Arriving at our destination, we will have a show in the COLLPA CHUNCHO, we will see parrots and macaws: green, red, blue and yellow birds around us, flying and making loud noises, it will be a spectacle this behavior of these birds. We explain the reason why every day of the year these birds go to the cliff to eat clay. We will spend from 6:30 am to 11:00 am approx. Our breakfast will be in front of the Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick.
At the end of this activity, we will take our way down river to the lodge, we will make a brief stop at the check point to learn more about the small museum here, then we will continue to our lodge.

After lunch, we will take an introductory walk, first in a secondary forest and then in a primary forest full of huge trees, vines and creepers, at the same time we will talk about the most important economic activities of this region. It is always possible to see some brown capuchin monkeys and squirrel monkeys. At the end of the hike, we will climb the highest Canopy TOWER in Tambopata, a great place to see the Amazon basin, the sunset and the sunset is the best part from here.

When it gets dark we will return to our lodge and take our boat and do one of the most exciting activities which is CAYMAN SIGHTING (Caiman spotting), we will look for black and white caimans along the river bank with a big lamp, We may see more CAPYBARAS and if there is a good chance we will see an OCELOTE or a JAGUAR near the river, the other option is a night walk, the sounds of the night, the insects, spiders, tarantulas, scorpions, frogs and maybe snakes will make this walk an experience hard to forget.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 3.- Lodge Tambopata River – Back to Pto. Maldonado.

After breakfast we will have the adventure activity in the Kayak on the Tambopata River or a small stream, this is a very beautiful experience paddling in the middle of nature with beautiful landscapes and visualizing some animals.

Returning to the Lodge, we will have lunch and return to the city of Puerto Maldonado to transfer you to the airport or bus terminal.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.

At all times you can enjoy our pool and hammocks that will be at your disposal, we also have electricity from 6 to 9 pm to recharge your equipment.

End of our services.


  • This is an all-inclusive tour from pick up till drop off.
  • Pick up from Airport, bus terminal, Hotel in Pto. Maldonado.
  • River and land tourist transportation.
  • 02 night at the Lodge with private bathroom.
  • Purified water 24 hours to recharge your canteen.
  • Coffee is available during your stay at the Lodge
  • Entrance fee to the Tambopata National Reserve, Collpas and Sandoval Lake.
  • Bilingual guide during the whole activity.
  • Activities in our lodge, swimming pool
  • All meals: 03 lunches, 02 dinner, 03 breakfast.
  • Electric power for charging equipment (18h – 21h)
  • First aid kit
  • Rubber boots (wellingtons).
  • Storage room for luggages.
  • Drop off to Bus terminal or airport.
  • Personal insurance (compulsory)
  • Drinks
  • Tips

We recommend carrying only the luggage necessary for the three days of the tour. Large backpacks with equipment that is not necessary for the expedition should be left in town (at your hotel or our main office).

  • Small backpack from 30 to 40 liters
  • Light T-shirts, shorts and / or leggings
  • Only a light coat
  • Bathing suit and sandals
  • Hiking boots
  • Hat or cap
  • Sun glasses.
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent (25% Deet)
  • Rain poncho or rain jacket.
  • Original Passport
  • Personal medicines
  • Personal hygiene items: wet wipes, toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Flashlight
  • The most friendly and positive attitude possible.

Price from $289 / person

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