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Tambopata Research Center Luxury Tour Packages 6D/5N

  • If you are looking for a more in depth Amazon experience, then the Tambopata Research Center suits you best. After staying the first night at Refugio Amazonas, reach on of the largest known macaw claylick on the second day of your trip and explore the trails of the Tambopata Research Center in the heart of the Tambopata National Reserve.

  • Arrival & Reception by Guide

    Our guides are biologists, tourism professionals, or community members. Unless noted otherwise, our guides speak English. We assign guides at 6:1 ratio in Tambopata Research Center. This means groups smaller than 6 people will be merged with other groups under one guide. If you would like a private guide or a guide in a language other than English please let us know.

    Transfer Airport to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters.

    Upon arrival from 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 necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.

    Transfer Pto Maldonado Headquarters to Tambopata River Port.

    Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. 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 us past the Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit.

    • Boxed Lunch
    • Orientation

    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 night, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes.

    Overnight at Refugio Amazonas

    DAY 2

    • Breakfast
    • Canopy Tower

    A thirty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. The tower has been built upon high ground, therefore increasing your horizon of the continuous primary forest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve. From here views of mixed species canopy flocks as well as toucans, macaws and raptors are likely.

    • Transfer Boat – Refugio Amazonas to TRC.

    Four and half hours by boat from Refugio Amazonas, in the pristine heart of the reserve, lies the Tambopata Research Center. One and half hours into our boat journey, as we cross the confluence with the Malinowski River, we will leave the final traces of human habitation behind. Within the 700,000 hectare uninhabited nucleus of the reserve, sightings of capybara, caiman, geese, macaws and other large species will become more frequent.

    • Chuncho Clay Lick

    Three hours from Refugio Amazonas, deep in the Tambopata National Reserve we will stop at the Chuncho claylick. After a brief walk (~5 minutes) we will have the chance to see dozens of large macaws feeding on the special sodium rich clays of the riverbank. The Chuncho claylick probably attracts more large macaws than any other claylick in the world and the sight of dozens of macaws taking flight is truly unforgettable. The details of our stopover will depend on the weather and the amount of macaw activity, as the birds don’t visit the clay lick when it is raining.

    • Boxed Lunch
    • Orientation

    Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.

    Overlook Trail A three to five kilometer hike will lead us to overlooks commanding magnificent views of the Tambopata winding its way into the lowlands. The forest on this trail, regenerating on old bamboo forest, is good for Howler Monkey and Dusky Titi Monkey.

    • Dinner
    • Macaw Project Lectures

    After dinner scientists will provide an in depth look at the biology of macaws, their feeding habits, the theories for clay lick use, their breeding and feeding ecology, population fluctuations and the threats to their conservation.

    Overnight at Tambopata Research Center

    DAY 3

    • Macaw Clay Lick

    On most clear mornings of the year dozens of large macaws and hundreds of parrots congregate on this large river bank in a raucous and colorful spectacle which inspired a National Geographic cover story. Discretely located fifty meters from the cliff, we will observe Green-winged, Scarlet and Blue-and-gold Macaws and several species of smaller parrots descend to ingest clay. Outings are at dawn when the lick is most active.

    • Breakfast
    • Floodplain Trail

    This five kilometer trail covers the prototypical rain forest with immense trees criss-crossed by creeks and ponds. Amongst the figs, ceibas and shihuahuacos we will look for Squirrel, Brown Capuchin, and Spider Monkeys as well as peccaries. TRC is located within this habitat.

    • Lunch
    • Pond Platform

    Ten minutes upriver from the lodge is a tiny pond with a platform in the middle. It is a great place to spot waterfowl such as Muscovy duck, sunbittern and hoatzin along with the woodpeckers, oropendolas, flycatchers and parakeets that call this pond their home.

    • Dinner

    Overnight at Tambopata Research Center

    DAY 4

    • Macaw Clay Lick

    On most clear mornings of the year dozens of large macaws and hundreds of parrots congregate on this large river bank in a raucous and colorful spectacle which inspired a National Geographic cover story. Discretely located fifty meters from the cliff, we will observe Green-winged, Scarlet and Blue-and-gold Macaws and several species of smaller parrots descend to ingest clay. Outings are at dawn when the lick is most active.

    • Breakfast
    • Terra Firme Trail

    An entirely different habitat characterized by smaller, thinner trees atop hills and slopes is covered by this five kilometer trail. Saddleback tamarins are frequently found here. As we walk near the limits of the swamp we will also keep our eyes open for rare tapir tracks.

    • Lunch
    • Palm Swamp Trail

    Growing on the remains of an oxbow lake and providing both arboreal as well as terrestrial mammals with fruits throughout the year, the aguaje palms are one of the most important food sources in the rainforest. Demand for these fruits and great conditions for planting rice, makes the palm swamp also one of the most threatened habitats.

    • Dinner
    • Night walk

    You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. Much easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

    Overnight at Tambopata Research Center

    DAY 5

    • Breakfast
    • CanopyTower

    A thirty minute hike from TRC in the Terra Firme forest leads a 17 meter scaffolding canopy tower. From the top you will obtain spectacular views of the vast expanses of standing forest. Toucans, parrots and macaws can be seen flying against the horizon. Flocks of mixed species of birds can also be seen flying and landing in the treetops next to you.

    • Lunch
    • Creeks Trail

    This is a different kind of Terra Firme forest, crossed by a number of creeks that will eventually reach the Tambopata River. Walking in the opposite direction of the river, we will focus on forest and creek ecology.

    • Dinner
    • Overnight at Tambopata Research Center

    DAY 6

    • Breakfast

    Transfer Boat – TRC to Tambopata River Port

    Transfer Tambopata River Port to Pto Maldonado Headquarters

    Transfer Puerto Maldonado Headquarters to Airport

    We retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.

  • What is included?

    Programmes based on double occupancy. Includes all meal, accommodations, and services, all river transportation, and transfer from and to the airport of Puerto Maldonado.

    What is not included?

    Not Included International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.

    Boat Transportation.

    Boats are 20-foot long, roofed canoes. Outboard boat engine are 60hp 4 cycle, eco-friendly, low emission motors.

    Transfer-in (From Puerto Maldonado to Lodge): we have two departures daily at 13:00 and 14:30

    Transfer-out (Lodge to Puerto Maldonado): Early transfer Out about 5:00 AM in order to be on time for your flight Out that should depart after 13:00 hrs please be sure do not buy early fly out.

    We reserve the right to change the order of activities.

  • Programs to Refugio Amazonas : There is an additional $13 per person charge for entrance into the national park. This applies for tours to Refugio Amazonas Lodge Programs to Tambopata Research Center : There is an additional $75 per person charge for entrance into the national park. This applies for tours to Tambopata Research Center Lodge.

    Classic Rooms

    Twenty-four rooms in the tropical rainforest allow guests to enjoy this unique ecosystem, even during their down time. Wild monkeys and birds are often visible from our signature windowless verandah, which also provides excellent ventilation. The rooms are built with local materials such as wood, bamboo, adobe mud and palm trees.

    Rooms are double or triples, as requested. Each bed is equipped with its own mosquito net. Each room has a spacious private bathroom with hot water.

    Numerous kerosene lamps and candles provide the lighting. Electricity and internet are available only in the common areas of the lodge.

    Superior Rooms (Posada Amazonas and Refugio Amazonas)

    We have eight superior 45-m2 rooms overlooking the tropical rain forest. The fascinating sounds and colors of the forest are important elements of the experience during your stay in our Superior rooms. The entire decoration is based on Yanchama, a natural bark that is “harvested” by artisans from Eseeja community of Infierno.

    The rooms are single, double or twin, as requested, Each one is equipped with a bed, a mosquito net, two hypoallergenic pillows per person, a hammock and a reading table.

    Rooms have spacious private bathrooms with hot water. Electric lighting is available in the evenings until 10:00 pm, at your bedside table, your bathroom and an outlet to charge your electronics. Free Internet is available in every room.

    Each visitor has access to a personal safe-deposit box, an umbrella for rain and a special set of eco-friendly amenities.

  • Prices based on type of accommodation

    • Double Classic: $1,129.00
    • Single Classic: $1,484.00
    • Superior Double: $1,180.00
    • Superior Single: $1,557.00
    • Premium Double: $1,223.00
    • Premium Single: $1,639.00

    Flight ticket

    We can also assist you with flight tickets if requested (according to our pick up schedule).

    Flights with Taca or Avianca (according to availability).

    • Lima – Puerto Maldonado RoundTrip Price per person US$450.00
    • Cusco – Puerto Maldonado RoundTrip Price per person US$350.00

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