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 jungle adventure, sleep in lodges in the middle of the jungle, in the middle of the Tambopata Reserve Park and have bird watching excursions and activities typical of this region of Peru.

Day 1.-  Pto. Maldonado – Lodge Tambopata River.

We will leave at 9:30 am from Pto Maldonado city, after 2 hours by car, the first part will be by paved road and the second part will be by simple road until we reach the Tambopata River near the border of the reserve. Our boat will be waiting for us to take us 25 minutes up the Tambopata river until we arrive to our Lodge, we will have good chances of spotting capybaras and many shore birds along the river bank, arriving at the lodge we will be received with a welcome drink and then we will be explained everything we need to know about the lodge and its surroundings.

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 in this region. Chances to see some brown capuchin monkeys and squirrel monkeys are always possible. 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 CAIMAN spotting, we will look for white and black caimans along the river bank with a big lamp, we might see more CAPYBARAS and if there is a good chance we will see an OCELOT or a JAGUAR by the river as well.

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, we have a 20% chance of seeing one of these animals on the river bank.

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.

We will have lunch, have some free time and then in the afternoon we will go kayaking on the Tambopata River or a small stream, this is a very beautiful experience paddling alone mixed in nature.
We will return to our lodge and then in the evening, before dinner we will have a night walk, the sounds of the night, the insects, spiders, tarantulas, frogs and maybe snakes will make this walk an experience hard to forget.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 3.- Sandoval Lake.

The excursion starts at 5:30 a.m., we will take a boat for 20 minutes and then travel 2 hours by car to Puerto Maldonado. After breakfast at Tambopata Hostel, we will walk 5 minutes to the Madre de Dios River dock, where we will board a boat that will take us 1 hour downstream until we reach the Tambopata National Reserve.

After checking in at the control point, we will walk 1 hour along a trail to a channel connected to the Sandoval Lake. There we will navigate by canoe, observing the local wildlife, such as insects, exotic birds and even a family of giant otters, difficult to spot elsewhere. We will also be able to see black caimans, which are more active at night.

Finally, we will go to the home of a local family inside the reserve. We will be welcomed with a traditional lunch wrapped in leaves and a typical drink. After lunch, we will return to Puerto Maldonado, concluding our tour of nature and local culture.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch.

  • This is 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, 02 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.
  • Tips.
  • Drinks.
  • Travel health insurance (obligatory).

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 $259 / person

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