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PERU - BIRD WATCHING TOUR TAMBOPATA - PERU 5 days 4 nights

PERU - TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE - BAHUAJA SONENE NATIONAL

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Peru possess the highest number of bird species in the World and during the last 30 years it has been recorded every year new species. The Tambopata National Reserve, considered by bird enthusiast like a true bird paradise, is a privileged place for bird watching.

Due to its privilege location, near to the points of major interest for the bird's observation like the Macaws' clay lick of the Upper Tambopata River and the Sandoval Lake , Wasai Lodge & Expeditions offers unique tours specially designed for bird watchers. In a regular tour it can be seen more than 100 of bird species in a few hours and like 300 birds in a 4 days tours.

Day 1.- Reception – Transfer to Wasai Tambopata Lodge -Peru Adventure

Reception at the airport and transfer to Wasai Maldonado Ecolodge where after a greeting, the guide will give you a preliminary talk and explain the possibility of seeing birds such as the blue-gray tanager, palm tanager, silver-beaked tanager, crested flycatcher, and many others right here at the hotel.

After that, we will embark in a 4 hours journey to the Wasai Tambopata lodge. During the trip you will have the opportunity to see the birds of the riverbank such as swallows, egrets, herons, flycatchers, cowbirds, orioles, toucans, macaws, and many others. The specialized guide will describe each species and explain their identification either by sight or by sound. Arrive at the lodge where you will be received by the staff and welcomed to the jungle and its sounds.

In the evening take a nocturnal hike and have the opportunity to hear and hopefully see owls, tinamous, and many other types of animals.

Day 2.- Parrots' clay lick - Rainforest Adventure Peru

We will wake up early (5:00am) to go to the parrots' clay lick. While passing through a forest of bamboo, we will have the opportunity to see birds like anthrushes, antwrens, antshrikes, motmots, trogons, and pufbirds. Depending on the weather, after reaching the collpa—or parrots' clay lick we will have a great opportunity to see our first psitacids (parrots) such as: the mealy parrot, orange-cheek parrot, yellow-crowned parrot, chesnut-fronted macaw, and the dusky-headed parakeet. With some luck, we may see large macaws like the scarlet or the red-and-green. We will stay as long as its necessary, and then go back to the lodge for breakfast.

After breakfast, you will have some free time to enjoy the lodge facilities. You can lie down on the hammock and enjoy the view of the surroundings. In the afternoon, we will start another excursion looking for more birds; learn about the kind of birds that live in the rainforest, the fruit trees from which they feed from and the important role they play in its conservation.

Day 3.- Macaws clay lick “El Chuncho”–Bahuaja Sonene National Park-Peru

We will leave very early (4:00 am) for the Macaws' Clay Lick ´´El Chuncho.´´ one of the best attractions of the region due to the beautiful spectacle of color and sound that happened every morning when hundreds of parrots, parakeets, and macaws congregate in this place to feed on the clay lick, important for its daily diet to detoxified its bodies. With luck you might see up to 13 species of parrots all gathered in one place.

While seeing this spectacle, we will have breakfast and then walk through the trails to find toucans, guans, curassow, and other species of birds, only see in Madre de Dios . It is also possible to see on the riverbanks the Orinoco goose, muscovy duck, purpluish jay, violaceous jay, olive orioles and the amazon orioles, and much more.

We will return to Wasai Tambopata Lodge for lunch. After which we will start a walk searching for birds, and hopefully find the only trumpeter of Southern Peru called the pale-winged trumpeter, as well as flock of tanagers tinamous, woodpeckers, wood creepers, honeycreepers, aracaris, and the small but beautiful manakins . If we are patient enough we can probably see two species of this kind of birds besides the harpy eagle and more species of birds.

Day 4.- Isuyama Port –Wasai Maldonado Lodge – Sandoval Lake Adventure

After breakfast, we will leave for Puerto Maldonado. You will have another chance to see birds along the riverbak. Before arrive to Puerto Maldonado lodge, we will visit Isuyama port, located in the southeast of Puerto Maldonado where we can easily find a great number of birds like nunbird, seed eaters, parrots, vultures, catle egrets, flycatchers and orioles .

We will arrive to Puerto Maldonado around midday

After lunch, we will start a 25 minutes journey to the Sandoval Lake , a beautiful oxbow lake where we can find a great number of birds. Then we will walk 5km through the forest. During the walk we will have the opportunity to find the blue-crowned trogon, black tailed trogon, white-tailed trogon, and the violaceous trogon. You will also have a another good chance to see different types of hummingbirds such as: the long-tailed hermit, white neck Jacobin, the fork-tailed woodnymph and toucans like curl crested aracari and ivori billed aracari, hoatzin ( punk bird ) herons like agami heron, tigre heron, striated heron, anhingas cormorant, cocoi heron , and more species.

We can swim in the lake and then come back to the lodge in Puerto Maldonado. During the way back we will enjoy the spectacular sunset on the river.

Farewell dinner.

Night at Wasai Maldonado Lodge

Day 5.- Transfer to the Airport

Breakfast and transfer to the airport.

THE PRICES ARE PER PASSENGER IN A DOBLE / TRIPLE ROOM: U$...... +$36.00 ENTRANCE FEE TO THE NATIONAL PARK AND NATURAL RESERVE.

Services included:

Transfer from/to the airport

Transportation

Lodging

Complete meals

Bilingual guide

Rubber boats

Drinks: water, natural juices and infusions.

Boat journey

Services not included:

Flight ticket

Airport taxes

Alcoholic drinks

Laundry

Phone calls

Radio calls

Tips

Entrance fee to the Natural Reserve and National Park ($36.00)

For further information contact us at: reservas@peru-adventure.us

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