Programs » Programs – Giant Otters & Macaws

This is one of the most complete Amazon Forest experiences because it mixes two of its biggest attractions: The Giant Otters at the oxbow lake Tres Chimbadas and the visit to the Explorer’s Inn Clay Lick for Parrots, Parakeets and Macaws. It will be a delight for any nature lover that enjoys having the chance to see flagship species like these ones and will be smartly complemented with other activities.

4 Days From:

USD 512.00



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


Day 1

  • 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
  • Dinner
  • Out in search of alligators

Day 2

  • 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)
    5.5.km (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
  • Dinner
  • Night walk – in search of the many creatures such as insects and hopefully bigger animals

Day 3

  • 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
  • Dinner
  • Night walk – in search of the many creatures such as insects and hopefully bigger animals

Day 4

  • Breakfast Airport
  • Return – Transfer – Puerto Maldonado

Additional Activities (not included)

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.


  Entrance fee to the National Reserve of Tambopata

All transfer services since you get to Puerto Maldonado



Guiding Services


Triple Classic $512 $486
Double Classic $569 $541
Matrimonial Classic $655 $622
Single Classic $769 $731
Infant Discounts USD
Children (5-12 years)

Applies only to double and Matrimonial room

$369 $351
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.