TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE TOURS
GIANT OTTERS AND MACAWS
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.
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 the the La Torre control point 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 ofthe river, so that we can observe them from a respectable distance.
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 Tres Chimbadas Lake, a walk of 1 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.
We wake early to visit the parrot claylick, which is a 10 minute boat ride 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.
Entrance fee to the National Reserve of Tambopata
All transfer services since you get to Puerto Maldonado
|RATE IN USD||MIN @ PAX||10+ PAX (-5%)|
|Infant Discounts USD|
|Children (5-12 years)
Applies only to double and Matrimonial room
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WHAT TO BRING
We recommend visitors bring a small backpack with:
- Flash light or better a headlight
- Cap / wide-brimmed hat
- Trousers & shorts
- Bathing suit
- Raincoat / poncho
- Water bottle
- Insect repellent
- Certificate of yellow fever vaccine
- Bills/notes of small amounts
- Walking shoes / boots**
- Sandals or alternative footwear for use at the lodge