WHERE HUNDREDS OF BIRDS, INCLUDING MACAWS, FEED ON CLAY
Sugessted by: "Andean Exclusive Tours"
Puerto Maldonado - Perú
|DAY 01||Flight to Chiclayo from Lima.|
|DAY 02||Oxbow lake - Ethnobotanical tour.|
|DAY 03||To Puerto Maldonado - To Lima|
Day 01: Flight to Chiclayo from Lima.
Upon arrive to Lima or Cusco. we will welcome you at the airport and drive you ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necesary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo ligth. Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the tambopata river port, entering the native comunity of inferno. The port is a communal business. Transfer boat Tambopata river port to refugio Amazonas, the two and a half hour boat ride from the Tambopata port to refugio Amazonas will take past the community of Infernoand the Tambopata National reserves checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit.Box lunch, Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.Dinner, Caiman search, we will be out at the river´s edge at nigth, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashligths to cath the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes. Overnigth at refugio Amazonas.
Day 02: Oxbow lake - Ethnobotanical tour.
Breakfast, oxbow lake visit: We will paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakesaide wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and hoatzin, caiman and hornerd screamers, hoping to see the ofter which are infrequently seen here.You will also be rewarded with overhead sigthtings of macaws. Canopy tower: A thirty minute walk from refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolding. Canopy tower. A thirty minutes walk from refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolingcanopy tower. A banninstered staircase running througth the middle provides safe acces to the platforms above. The tower has been build uopn higth ground, therefore increasing your horizon of the continuous primary forest extending out towars. the Tambopata Nacional Reserve. From here views of mixed species canopy flocks as well as toucans, macaws and raptors are likely. Lunch. Farm visit: five minutes downdriver from the lodges lies a farm owned and managed by charismatic Don Manuel from the neigthbouring community of Condenado. He grows a variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops, just about every plant and tree you see serves purpose. Overnigth at Refugio Amazonas.
Day 03: To Puerto Maldonado - To Lima
Breakfast; Trasfer boat - Refugio Amazonas to To Tambopata river Port, Transfer Tambopata river port to Pto. Maldonado headquarters, Transfer Pto. Maldonado headquarters to airport. We reatrace our river and road journey back to Pto. Maldonado, our iffice and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require down departures.