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Tambopata Research Center Tour (5Days 4Nights)

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Overview on the 5 day Tambopata Research Center Tour

If you are looking amazing experience in Peruvian amazon; the best Tambopata Reserve center suits you the best. Staying the first night at Paradise Lodge
If you are looking for a more in depth Amazon experience; the Tambopata Research Center suits you best. After staying the first night at Refugio Amazonas, reach on of the largest known macaw claylick on the second day of your trip and explore the trails of the Tambopata Research Center in the heart of the Tambopata National Reserve.

Itinerary on the 5 Day Tambopata Research Center Tour

Day 1 Arrival & Reception – Refugio Amazonas

Arrival & Reception by Guide

Our guides are tourism professionals, or community members. Our guides speak English. We assign guides at 6:1 ratio in Tambopata Research Center.

This means groups smaller than 6 people; will be merged with other groups under one guide. If you would like a private guide or a guide in a language other than English; please let us know.

Transfer Airport to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters

Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, we will welcome you at the airport and drive ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters. Enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens; we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light

Transfer Pto Maldonado Headquarters to Tambopata River Port

Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business.

Transfer Boat – Tambopata River Port to Refugio Amazonas

The two and a half hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas, will take us past the Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit.

Boxed Lunch Orientation

Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome and brief you with important navigation and security tips.

DinnerCaiman Search

We will be out at the river’s edge at night, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes

Overnight at Refugio Amazonas

Day 2: Canopy – Tambopata Research Center.

Breakfast Canopy Tower

A thirty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas, leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannister staircase running through the middle, provides safe access to the platforms above. The tower has been built upon high ground. Increasing your horizon of the continuous primary forest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve. From here, mixed species of flocks including toucans, parrots and raptors fill the canopy.

Transfer Boat – Refugio Amazonas to TRC

Four and half hours by boat from Refugio Amazonas, in the pristine heart of the reserve, lies the Tambopata Research Center. An hour and a half into our boat journey, we cross the confluence with the Malinowski River, as we leave the final traces of human habitation behind. Within the 700,000 hectare uninhabited nucleus of the reserve, sightings of capybaras, caimans, geese, macaws and other large species will become more frequent.

Chuncho Clay Lick

Three hours from Refugio Amazonas, deep in the Tambopata National Reserve, we will stop at the Chuncho clay lick. After a brief walk (5 minutes), we will have the chance to see dozens of large macaws feeding on the special sodium rich clays of the riverbank. The Chuncho clay lick; probably attracts more large macaws than any other clay lick in the world. The sight of dozens of macaws taking flight is truly unforgettable! The details of our stop will depend on the weather and the amount of macaw activity, as the birds; don’t visit the clay lick when it is raining.

Lunch Orientation

Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome and brief you with important navigation and security tips.

Overlook Trail

A three to five kilometer hike, will lead us to overlooks commanding magnificent views of the Tambopata winding its way into the lowlands. The forest on this trail, is a regenerating old bamboo forest, which is good for Howler and the Dusky Titi monkeys.

DinnerMacaw Project Lectures

After dinner, scientists will provide an in depth look at the biology of macaws, their feeding habits, the theories for clay lick use, their breeding and feeding habits, population fluctuations and the threats to their conservation.

Overnight at Tambopata Research Center

Day 3: Macaw Clay Lick – Floodplain Trail.

Macaw Clay Lick

On most clear mornings of the year, dozens of large macaws and hundreds of other parrots congregate on this large river bank in a colorful spectacle, which inspired a National Geographic cover story. Discretely located fifty meters from the cliff, we will observe Green-winged, Scarlet and Blue-and-gold Macaws, among several smaller species of parrots descending to ingest clay.

Outings are at dawn; the lick is most active.

Breakfast Floodplain Trail

This five kilometer trail covers the prototypical rain forest with immense trees criss-crossed by creeks and ponds. Amongst the figs, ceibas and shihuahuacos, we will look for squirrel; brown capuchin; and spider monkeys. TRC is located within this habitat.

Lunch Pond Platform

Ten minutes upriver from the lodge, is a tiny pond with a platform in the middle. It is a great place to spot waterfowl the Muscovy duck; sunbittern and hoatzins along with woodpeckers, oropendolas, flycatchers and parakeets that call this pond their home.

DinnerNight walk

You will have the option of hiking out at night; the mammals are active. Much easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

Overnight at Tambopata Research Center

Day 4: Macaw Clay Lick – Palm Swamp Trail.

Macaw Clay Lick

On most clear mornings of the year, dozens of large macaws and hundreds of other parrots congregate on this large river bank in a colorful spectacle, which inspired a National Geographic cover story. Discretely located fifty meters from the cliff, we will observe Green-winged, Scarlet and Blue-and-gold Macaws among several smaller species of parrots descending to ingest clay.

Outings are at dawn; the lick is active.

Breakfast Terra Firme Trail

An entirely different habitat characterized by smaller and thinner trees atop hills and slopes cover this five kilometer trail. Saddleback tamarins are frequently found here. As we walk near the limits of the swamp; we will keep our eyes open for rare tapir tracks.

Lunch Palm Swamp Trail

This type of palm tree grows along the remains of an oxbow lake, which provides fruit year around, as a food source for terrestrial mammals. The aguaje palms; are one of the important food sources in the rainforest. Demand for these fruits and planting rice, make the palm swamp, one of the most threatened habitats within the Amazon.

Dinner Overnight at Tambopata Research Center

Day 5: Transfer Out – Pto. Maldonado.

Breakfast

Boat – TRC to Tambopata River Port

Transfer Tambopata River Port to Pto Maldonado Headquarters

Bus Puerto Maldonado Headquarters to Airport

We retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado to our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.

Prices on the 5 Day Tambopata Research Center Tour

Group service:

Price per person US$1645

Private Service:

Price per person US$1800

Discounts:

Student Discount: US$20 (Requires ISIC Card to qualify)Under 18’s Discount: US$20Inclusions on the 5 Day Tambopata Research Center Tour

Includes

Boat Transportation Rainforest Expeditions boats are 20-foot long, roofed canoes. Outboard boat engine are 60 hp 4 cycle, eco-friendly, low emission motors.
Transfer-in (From Puerto Maldonado to Lodge): we have two departures daily at 13:00 and 14:30

Transfer-out (Lodge to Puerto Maldonado):

Early transfer

Out about 5:00 AM to be on time for your flight

Out that should depart after 13:00 hrs; please be sure do not buy early fly out. We reserve the right to change the order of activities.

Does Not Include

International airfares

visa fees,

excess baggage charges

additional nights

alcoholic beverages or bottled water

snacks

insurance of any kind

laundry

phone calls or messages

reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.

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