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PERU - NATURE AND ADVENTURE TAMBOPATA EXPEDITION
Macaw Clay Lick & Sandoval Lake Adventure

4 Days / 3 Nights

The trip is full of adventure, with opportunities to find wild animals in the most attractive landscapes: The amazing macaw clay lick "collpa" in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park and the wonderful Sandoval Lake in the Tambopata - Candamo Reserved Zone. This program includes walks through the heart of the Amazon rainforest of Tambopata Candamo and the Bahuaja Sonene National park

Day 1: Peru Adventure.-

Reception at the airport and transfer to the WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge , where you will receive a welcoming tropical fruit beverage. You will embark on a 4-hour motorboat trip up the Tambopata river to WASAI Tambopata Lodge & Research Center (box lunch en-route). During the trip we will be able to observe the local farms, while groups of birds pass over the boat. You will also have opportunities to see families of capybaras, the largest rodents in the world. Reception, accommodation at the lodge .

After a short rest we will have a brief introductory walk in the forest nearby to learn basic principles of ecology and hear some wildlife natural history. Return to the lodge for dinner.

After dinner we will make our first visit to the forest to observe the nocturnal life of insects, frogs of various colours, and an occasional encounter with nocturnal mammals. We will enjoy the diverse sounds of the jungle which will accompany our first night in Amazonia . Sleep at WASAI Tambopata Lodge . (L, D).

Day 2: Peru Adventure.-

Wake early (4.30 am) and travel an hour up the Tambopata River to the Bahuaja- Sonene National Park. You will see a magical sunrise and have a great opportunity to see animals such as capybaras, tapir, jaguar, and deer in the surrounding virgin forest. We will observe (from a safe distance) one of the greatest spectacles of the rainforest: hundreds of parrots, parakeets and macaws of various species, enjoying their diet of mineral salts on the river bank. We will have a hot drink and a snack while watching birds and go for a short walk to look for animals like monkeys. We will return to the lodge to have a late breakfast. You will then have the chance to go on a botanical trek through one of the trails to learn about medicinal plants.

After lunch we will enter the verdant jungle on a special trail to observe wild life. We will then enter the territory of peccaries, deer, and others, with the chance to hear them or see their tracks, or discover a troop of monkeys travelling through the forest in search of food. Time permitting; we will be able to enjoy a relaxing swim in the cascade of the Gato River . After dinner we can make another trip through the jungle, search for caimans, or relax in our lodge surrounded by exotic nocturnal sounds.   Night at WASAI Tambopata Lodge . (B, L, D)

Day 3: Peru Adventure.-

After breakfast we will take the boat trip to the WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge , in Puerto Maldonado where we will relax in our bungalows and enjoy a tasty lunch. After lunch we will leave and travel for thirty minutes on the Madre de Dios River , to the access trail to Sandoval Lake ,  a beautiful typical rainforest lake . Then we will take a 3 km hike to the banks of the lake. There we will board a canoe to paddle around the lake enjoying the beauty of the landscape and observing the wildlife: such as kingfishers, herons, hoatzins, (unique pre historic looking birds) monkeys, etc. If we are lucky we could see the family of giant otters which live at the lake. We will also have the opportunity to swim in the lake.

Now it is time to begin our return hike to the Madre de Dios River to return to Puerto Maldonado. There we will stay in the modern and comfortable bungalows of WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge . After dinner we will be able to rest or go around the city on foot or on bicycle. We can enjoy the pool and its cascade surrounded by verdant vegetation. Have the rest of the night free to enjoy the night life of this welcoming city. Night at WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge . (B, L, D)

Day 4: Breakfast and transfer to the airport. (B)

PRICE PER PASSENGER IN DOUBLE/TRIPLE ROOM: $ 431.00 + $ 24.00 Entrance fee to the National Park and Reserve

Services included :

Transfer from/to the airport

Transportation by road and boat

Lodging

Full meals

Bilingual guide

Raincoat and rubber boots

Services not included :

Flight tickets

Airport taxes

Laundry services

Phone calls

Alcoholic drinks sodas

Tips

Entrance fee to the National Park ($24.00 per passenger)

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