Giant Otters & Macaws

Giant Otters & Macaws

4 Days
From: U$D 512.00


Sunset Trail - Alligators Search - Lake Cocococha -

Torre - Night walk - Clay lick Little Lagoon -

Laguna Chica

The Explorers Inn is a fantastic Eco Lodge that shelters a great biodiversity inside the National Reserve of Tambopata, this means that just around the facilities great chances of spotting interesting species can occur. The visit to the Cocococha Lake is a unique opportunity of watching a family of Gigant River Otters and observing rare birds like Hornet Screamers wich are massive birds that fly so elegantly like herons and the Clay lick can result in a wonderful show of bright and colorful macaws that come down to the clay lick to nourrish themselves with this red clay to clean their bodies from toxins that they have ingested from eating unripe fruits, you will understand this complex &behavior with the help of one of our naturalist guides.

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Day 01

Airport Reception in Puerto Maldonado  and transfer to the Lodge
Jungle Guide informative talk on  an outboard canoe
Animal species, the vegetation changes from colonized deforested areas to the National Reserve
Box lunch boat
Arrival at the Lodge
Briefing given by the lodge manager who will provide some stay tips
short break
Walk to the Sunset trail
Alligators talk given by our Jungle Guide focused on species that occur in Tambopata
Out in search of alligators

Day 02

We start our activities at 5:00 a.m. - 5:30 a.m. for breakfast
Heading to Lake Cocococha on the way you may see various forest types (Bamboo, floodplain forest, upland forest to the lake) (approx 2 hours). (1.30) equal to  2.30  hours walk
On the way you will be able to see birds like tanagers, turkeys, nun birds, some woodpeckers, monkeys and larger mammals
We will wait for the giant otter either on a blind spot or paddling around the lake, after a while you can also paddle on a catamaran in the allowed area for tourist-use
Return to the lodge - short break
Lunch 1 pm
Short break
Visit the  42 meters high tower, where we will have a wonderful view of the forest
Explanation of the vertical layers of the forest (in the tower) – you will have a espectular view of the jungle and see the sunset
Night walk - in search of the many creatures such as insects and hopefully bigger animals

Day 03

Out before dawn at 5:20 a.m.
Visit "clay lick" Parrot that is 10 minutes by boat from the Lodge
You can observe different species of parrots and parakeets eating clay
Return to the lodge
After enjoying breakfast 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. - Short break
9.30 farm, visit to a local farm to learn about how locals run a crop plantation
Return on average time for Lunch
Short break
15:30 Walk - Laguna Chica - 20 min. (700m) - Bird watching - Contemplation of nature
Return to the lodge
Short break
Night walk - in search of the many creatures such as insects and hopefully bigger animals

Day 04

Airport - Return - Transfer - Puerto Maldonado


  • Entrance fee to the National Reserve of Tambopata
  • All transfer services since you get to Puerto Maldonado
  • Meals
  • Lodging
  • Guiding services

Additional Activities (not include)

  • Chuncho Clay Lick: A great activity that implies the wiewing of the astonishing clay lick which is a fabulous color display performed by big macaws that congregate at this Clay Lick.
  • Photo Safary at the Explorer’s Inn, an incredible quest of the best wild life pics guided by a our local and experienced guides.
  • Dawn at the Tower: Awesome wiews at the tower where you can also spot different birds and some times even monkeys.
  • Sunset point:Great spot to watch the sunset and the beautiful sky colors that the jungle can offer for remarkable pics.
  • Ethnobotanical walks with an experienced Naturalist Guide that will help you to understand how original jungle people have had used jungle plants to treat deseases or to strenght the body.


Rates USD
MIN 2 PAX 10+ pax (-5%)
Triple Classic 512.oo 486.oo
Double Classic 569.oo
Matrimonial Classic 655.oo 622.oo
Single Classic 769.oo 731.oo
Infant Discounts USD
Children (5-12 years)
Applies only to double and Matrimonial room
Additional day USD
Triple Classic 105.oo 100.oo
Double Classic 119.oo
Matrimonial Classic 129.oo
Single Classic 139.oo

What to bring?

We recommend visitors bring a small backpack with:

  • Binoculars
  • Camera 
  • Flash light or better a headlight   
  • Daypack
  • Cap / wide-brimmed hat
  • Trousers & shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Bathing suit
  • Rain coat / poncho
  • Water bottle
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Certificate of yellow fever vaccine
  • Bills/notes of small amounts 
  • Toiletries
  • Walking shoes / boots **
  • Sandals or alternative footwear for use at the lodge

** In the rainy season it is usually necessary to walk in rubber boots / wellies, which are provided by the lodge (up to size 10). During the dry season it may be possible to walk in walking boots.


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