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.
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, from which we will embark on an hour and forty five minutes boat ride to Explorer’s Inn. During this journey guests will receive a boxed lunch and there will be an obligatory stop the La Torre control point to register our entrance into the Tambopata National Reserve. Upon arrival guests will be greeted by the Resident Manager, who will give useful recommendations and information to ensure an enjoyable stay.
After a rest, our naturalist guide will take you to The Tower (42 meters high) to overview the Rainforest. Return to Lodge and see the Sunset Point.
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.
Dinner: We board our boat to start the nighttime search of caymans 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, then return to the Lodge to sleep.
In order to have the best chance of observing endangered Giant River Otters, it is necessary to wake up very early to walk to the Cocococha Lake, a walk of 5.5 km; during 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. Return to the Lodge.
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. Return to the Lodge.
We wake early to visit the parrot claylick, which is a 40 minutes walk from the lodge. A claylick is an exposed area of clay with higher concentrations of salts and other important minerals, where parrot species converge to eat. In our case this is a small wall close to the river, allowing observation of various species of parrots and parakeets which you can see eating the clay. We will then return to the lodge walking one of our trails, where if we are lucky, we may see other animals in their natural habitat.
After this activity we return to the Lodge, to have breakfast and check out.
|Type of room||Price per room USD$|
|Jr. Suite SGL||970|
|Jr. Suite DBL||1215|
We recommend visitors bring a small backpack with:
** 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.