Programs » Programs – Giant Otters in Tambopata

This magic experience will get you to know the best of the Peruvian Amazon Forest on an experience right in the heart of the burrow of the Giant Otters at one of the most beautiful amazon oxbow lakes of the Amazonia the “Cocococha Lake” and off course much more like different monkey species such as the Howler Monkeys or the Tamarins and get a glimpse of the Amazon jungle culture.

3 Days From:


USD 329.00



  • Sunset Trail
  • Alligators Search
  • Lake Cocococha
  • Torre
  • Night walk
  • Clay lick
  • Little Lagoon
  • Laguna Chica


Day 1

Guests are received at the airport and taken to the office, where you will be able to repack and leave in storage anything that you will not need on this part of your trip. We then continue on to the port in the native community of Infierno, from which we will embark on an hour and a half boat ride to Explorer’s Inn Tambopata Ecolodge.

During this journey guests will receive a boxed lunch and there will be an obligatory stop at La Torre control post, to register our entrance into the Tambopata National Reserve. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted by the lodge manager, who will give useful recommendations and information to ensure an enjoyable stay.

After a rest, our naturalist guide will give an informative presentation about the distinct species of caiman that can be observed in the Tambopata National Reserve, in order to allow guests to learn more about this endangered species.


We again board our boat to start the nighttime search of caimans in the Tambopata River. Our naturalist guide uses a spotlight in order to locate them on the banks of the river so that we can observe them from a respectable distance.

Day 2

In order to have the best chance of observing endangered Giant River Otters, it is necessary to wake up very early to walk to Cocococha lake, a walk of 5 ½ km; during which our naturalist guide will explain to us about the principal ecosystems of the tropical forest, as well as the diverse species of fauna that we see on the way.

While we play a game of hide-and-seek with the River Otters, we will enjoy a snack and a short journey around the lake on small catamarans, in order to enjoy the variety of wildlife that can only be found in this ecosystem.


After a rest we will visit a local farm close to the lodge, which belongs to a member of the local community. This activity directly supports the economic development of the La Torre community and gives us the opportunity to see and try various natural products of the area.


Day 3

We have an early breakfast and get ready for our departure from the lodge.

The time of departure is programmed according to the flight times for guests finishing their tour on the same day.

Guests are taken from the port to our Puerto Maldonado office, and then on to the airport.


  Entrance fee to the National Reserve of Tambopata

All transfer services since you get to Puerto Maldonado



Guiding Services


Triple Classic $329 $313
Double Classic $399 $379
Matrimonial Classic $459 $436
Single Classic $519 $493
Infant Discounts USD
Children (5-12 years)

Applies only to double and Matrimonial room

$259 $246
Additional day USD
Triple Classic $105 $100
Double Classic $119 $113
Matrimonial Classic $129 $123
Single Classic $139 $132


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
  • Raincoat / 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.