“Wild Tambopata Candamo Expedition“
Macaw Clay Lick & Sandoval Lake.
5 Days / 4 Nights.
This is an amazing Amazon tour in Peru which offers a genuine rainforest wilderness experience and an excellent opportunity to see some of the wildlife that Tambopata is famous for. A complete program which combines the comfort of staying in beautiful lodges with the experience to spend a night camping in the Bahuaja Sonene National Park.
There is no other Amazon tour in Peru that can offer so many opportunities to experience. See and appreciate wildlife in its full brilliance, completely apart from civilization in the pristine area of the world.
Day 1: Puerto Maldonado – Tambopata River trip
When you arrive to the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado you will be met at the airport by our guide and transferred to the Lodge. After a refreshing drink you will take the 3-4 hour journey up the Tambopata River into the primary rainforest of the Tambopata Reserve Zone, with the opportunity to see local communities and wildlife along the banks of the river.
We will arrive at the Wasa Tambopata Lodge in the late afternoon. After a short rest we will go on a short introductory walk into the forest. In the evening we will go on a night walk to look for some of the nocturnal creatures of the forest. Later we will have dinner and stay overnight at the eco lodge. We will experience all the different sounds of the forest on our first night in the Amazon.
Day 2: Parrot clay lick bird watching
We will wake up before dawn and cross the Tambopata River to walk through the jungle to visit the parrot clay lick on the banks of the River Gato. You will be able to do some bird watching, as parrots and parakeets gather together and feed on the clay. On the walk you may see typical animals from the Amazon such as monkeys and other interesting plants and insects. After breakfast you can relax in the beautiful surroundings of the lodge, go fishing or swimming in a nearby waterfall.
After lunch we will take a 1 1/2 hour journey further up the River Tambopata into the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. This journey is an excellent opportunity to experience some bird watching and see animals such as capybara, jaguar and large caiman. We will arrive at the site of the Chuncho Collpa in the late afternoon and establish camp on the river bank. You will watch the sun set and will be able to swim in the river or have a go at catching some of the abundant fish. At night we will attempt to see animals visiting the clay river banks to feed – and the animals that hunt them such as jaguars and caimans.
Day 3: Macaw clay lick Tour
You will wake up at dawn to the sounds of Howler Monkeys and hundreds of parakeets flying through the red morning sky. You will see several species of maca, parrots and parakeets gathering to eat clay in the first few hours after sunrise. You will have a simple breakfast on the beach followed by a short walk through the forest to look for birds and animals. Then we will travel back down the river to the Tambopata Lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon you can go for walk, relax, go fishing or swimming or visit a local community. After an evening meal we will go out onto the river to get a close up view of the caiman.
Day 4: Sandoval Lake Tour
We will have breakfast and then make the journey back down the Tambopata River to Puerto Maldonado. We will arrive at Wasai Maldonado Lodge for lunch. In the afternoon we will travel down the Madre de Dios River and from there walk through the forest to the tranquil and beautiful Sandoval Lake.
At the lake you and your guide will paddle in a wooden canoe to look for Giant River Otters and birds such as Hoatzin and Aningha. There is a wonderful sunset here. You will walk back through the forest, looking for nocturnal creatures of the Amazon, where you can still do some bird watching, as this is the time where nocturnal birds such as owls are easy to see. After we will travel back to the Lodge for a Final evening meal.
Day 5: End of tour
Transfer, transportation by road and boat, lodging, full meals, bilingual guide and rubber boots.
Air tickets, airport taxes, laundry, telephone, alcoholic drinks, sodas, tips, radio and calls.
(*)The Upper Tambopata programs don’t include the entrance fees to the Bahuaja Sonene National and Tambopata National Reserve: 5 day program (36.00 USD, Subject to change by inrena)