TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE TOURS
MACAWS IN TAMBOPATA
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 Inferno, 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 a mandatory stop at the 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 caimans 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.
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, aluminum hydroxide 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.
We visit our 42 meter high tower in order to enjoy the spectacular views of the sunset and surroundings. We have the chance to see a variety of fauna species, including types of macaws, parrots, toucans and monkeys.
Your naturalist guide will take you on a nightwalk to see the jungle from another perspective. This is the time to see unique insects, amphibians, owls and perhaps other species if you are lucky.
We have an early breakfast and then we 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
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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