COMPLETE GUIDED TOUR OF TAMBOPATA AND CANDAMO RESERVE - PUERTO MALDONADO $915 USD Per Person

Discover The Best Amazon Rainforest Of Puerto Maldonado In 4 Days - 3 Nights

Tambopata - Candamo and Bahuaja - Sonene National Amazon Reserve is located in the department of Madre de Dios, in the middle of Tambopata and Candamo Rivers. This amazing National Reserve is a 275,000 hectare conservation unit created by the Peruvian government in 1990 to protect the watersheds of the Amazonian plain. This environmental diversity had allowed at least 11 different types of forests to co-exist leading to an incredible biodiversity.
The number of species identified until in this area of pristine forest contains 700 species of bird, 32 parrot species (10% of the world's total), 191 species of mammals, 1234 types of butterflies and over 10,000 species of vascular plants, 155 varieties of dragonflies, 97 species of fish, 130 kinds of ants, 127 species of amphibians, 75 kinds of reptiles, 40 species of termites, 39 varieties of bees and more than 100 species of New World monkeys (the smallest one is no larger than a fountain pen; the largest is comparable to a chimpanzee).
Amongst these are 13 endangered species including the jaguar, the ocelot (felis pardalis), the giant otter (teronura brasilensis), giant armadillo (priodentes giganteus) and the harpy eagle (harpia harpyja).
This protected area preserves the Colpa De Guacamayos, this is one of the highlights and largest natural clay licks in the Peruvian Amazon. The green color of the cliffs attracts thousands of macaws, parrots and parakeet from the jungle and they fly far way to come to feed on the mineral salts contained in this area.
Less than 5000 people (equivalent to a minor league sports event) inhabit the reserve's "area of influence" to the north. They make a living off slash and burn agriculture, small scale gold mining, timber extraction, and hunting and fishing. One thousand Ese'ejas live in four titled communities within this area of influence. The undergoing pavement of the Inter-Oceanic highway, joining Brazil's north Atlantic coast with Peru's Pacific Coast and access to the Asian markets presents the principal threat over the midterm to this region's incomparable wilderness.
The Amazonian region occupies a total area of more than 7.5 million square kilometers, being part of the territory of nine countries: Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Surinam, Guiana and French Guiana. The Amazonia has 3,54 million square kilometers of continuous forest-covered areas, the largest in the world. Paradoxically, however, it is a soil with low fertility: 78% of it is acid and difficult to use for agriculture. Biodiversity is also the largest in the world: while there are 4 to 25 tree species per hectare in North America, there are between 40 and 300 different tree species in the Amazon forest. There are more than 5,000 species of trees.
The volume of rain in the Amazon river basin is truly amazing: more than 15 trillion cubic meters per year. Of the overall rainfall, 48% evaporates, 52% flows to the rivers, and ultimately to the sea.
The Amazon forest may be considered a kind of "ecological filter" for carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, because the plants in the forest absorb more CO2 than they release.
There are daily flights from Lima/Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, also is possible to get there by bus or private 4x4 trucks (18 hours). Candamo and Tambopata National Reserve can be accessed by boat from Peru to Maldonado town (capital of Madre de Dios department), the boat trip along the river takes 2 up more hours, depending with section of the reserve goes your tour.
PERU ADVENTURE TOURS arrange the amazing jungle trek/tours in the dense rainforest of Tambopata - Candamo and Bahuaja and Sonene National protected park. Every tour includes round trip flight tickets, lodging according your selection, experienced tour guide specialize in flora and fauna (resident biologists), foods, entrance fees, boat or canoe trip along rivers or lakes, evening guide treks, etc. During your stay in the lodge you will encounter a large variety of trees and plants as well as seeing many different insects and birds. If you are a birdwatcher lover PERU ADVENTURE TOURS recommends to staying a few extra days so you can do your own thing.
The lodges we use for lodging our customers are strategic located on close to a variety of attractions such as Collpas, communities and lakes.
PERU ADVENTURE TOURS takes care of all your needs to discover the region's natural wonders and teach you about the different ecosystems, we arrange tour ranging from a week expeditions to explore the heart of - Candamo and Bahuaja - Sonene National National Reserve.
The Amazon rainforests of south eastern Peru is home to one of the world's highest biodiversity concentrations and has a spectacular array of flora and fauna species.

JUNGLE TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: CUSCO - TAMBOPATA RESERVE - BOAT TRIP - CLOUDS OF BUTTERFLIES

Morning transfer from your hotel in Cusco to the airport and 40min of flight to Puerto Maldonado Jungle. After arrival in Puerto Maldonado, welcoming and take a brief tour of the town, before boarding a motorized canoe. During the trip you may see Caimans, clouds of Butterflies, river Turtles and other jungle life. After traveling 3 hours down river, arrive at the lodge located in the Tambopata Wildlife Reserve. You are now deep inside the pristine rain forest. Once settled and after a brief rest, take a short walk to a nearby small lagoon, returning in time to observe the fantastic sunset at "Sunset Point". Once back at the lodge, board a canoe for a short night trip to spot caimans on the riverbanks. After dinner at the lodge, the resident naturalists will brief you on the Amazon. Stay in bungalows with shower and baths availability (L - D).

DAY 2: TAMBOPATA - MACAWS CLAY LICK - WILDLIFE WATCHING

Early morning travel by canoe on the Tambopata river to Bahuaja Sonene national reserve, just in time to see the amazing sunrise, also to see many types of wildlife watching like Deer, Capibaras, Tapir in the deep rainforest. After short trip we will be in the best location to appreciate hundreds of Parakeests, Parrots and Macaws clay, around the springs enjoying their daily diet of salts on the banks of the river. Short hike looking for monkeys. Return to the lodge to have our breakfast, plenty of time to rest.
After lunch will enter walking to observe wildlife, like peccaries, deer, and others, with the possibility to hear or see the tracks of them, or discovering a troop of monkeys traveling through the forest in search of food. Time permitting; we will be able to enjoy a relaxing swim in the cascade of the cat. After dinner relax in our lodge surrounded by exotic nocturnal jungle sounds. Stay in bungalows with shower and baths availability (L - D).

DAY 3: PUERTO MALDONADO LODGE - MADRE DE DIOS RIVER - LAKE SANDOVAL - WALKING TOUR

After breakfast we will aboard the boat and transfer to Maldonado Lodge, in Puerto Maldonado where we will relax in our bungalows and enjoy a tasty lunch. After lunch we will leave and travel for twenty minutes on the Madre de Dios River, to the access trail to Lake Sandoval, a beautiful typical rainforest oxbow lake. 5 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 have the opportunity to observe piranhas eating some pieces of meat and swim in the lake!. Prepare yourself for a spectacular sunset.
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 Maldonado Lodge. 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. Rest of the night free to enjoy the night life of this welcoming city (B - L).

DAY 4: PUERTO MALDONADO - CUSCO OR LIMA

Early morning breakfast before leaving from the lodge and transfer to the airport of Puerto Maldonado and then flight to Cusco or Lima and end of this amazing jungle tour (B).

B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Diner

JUNGLE TOUR INCLUDES

  1. Assistances and transfer in /out in each city according the program
  2. Resident naturalist tour guide, private guide if only if you book the trip with Private Service
  3. Motorized Jungle Canoe Trips
  4. 3 Nights in the Tambopata Lodge and Research Center, the bungalow offers wonderful view onative vegetation or welcoming sunrise. Every bungalow has mosquito net, shower and baths facilities. In the night the lodge has lighted by a power
  5. Entrance to the National Park of Tambopata (care many of the local tour operator don’t include this ticket)
  6. Meals (2B - 2L - 2D), vegetarian food are available in the restaurant located in the second floor with spectacular view of the rainforest
  7. Flight from Lima/Cusco - Puerto Maldonado - Cusco/Lima
  8. Airport tax according each flight
TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2014
DATE TOUR COST
Any day
(April to November is the dry season)
COMPLETE GUIDED TOUR OF TAMBOPATA AND CANDAMO RESERVE - PUERTO MALDONADO

Discover The Best Amazon Rainforest Of Puerto Maldonado In 4 Days - 3 Nights

Backpacker service (Join a group)
1 to more participants $915 USD per person

Private Service (Private guide & boat)
2 participants $1538 USD each
3-4 participants $1360 USD each
5 to more participants $1185 USD each
Discount: $5 USD for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 3%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD of discount only with valid green ISIC card
Organized Groups: We offer private tours and any time departure
Group size: 10 - 15 participants per guide - Private guide will be only if you book private VIP service
Booking: We highly recommended to book your toue prior you arrive to Peru

NOT INCLUDED

  1. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water
  2. Sleeping Bag
  3. Breakfast on the first day/lunch on the last day
  4. Tips for guide and camp staff
  5. Excess baggage charges
  6. Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  7. Insurance of any kind
  8. Taxi service, phone calls orlaundry service
  9. Reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal nature
  10. Breakfast on the first day/lunch on the last day
  11. Day pack
  12. Rain gear
  13. Insect repellent (with at least 25% 'deet')
  14. Sleeping bag and sheets
  15. Binoculars (imperative)
  16. Flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries
  17. Afterbite
  18. Camera and extra films (asa 100 is good for lakes and river, but inside the forest you will need asa 400)
  19. Long sleeve shirts and long trousers (thick and baggy fabric against mosquitoes)
  20. T-shirts
  21. Towel
  22. Shorts/bathing suit
  23. Sweater or light jacket
  24. Sandals
  25. 1 pair each of hiking boots and light shoes
  26. Sunhat
  27. Sunglasses
  28. Sunblock
  29. Toilet paper
  30. Plastic bags (to keep everything dry)
  31. Personal hygienic and medical supplies
  32. Copy of a valid passport
  33. Copy of yellow fever and tetanus vaccinations
  34. Money for soft drinks or beers, and handicrafts
  35. Tip for guide and camp staff

PRIVATE SERVICE

Private tour in the jungle are dedicated for bird watching lover, can be guided by resident biologist who knows all the birds in this protected area. PERU ADVENTURE TOURS recommend to book a private tour to enjoy more and estay extra days in the jungle, we arrange lodgings accroding our costumers request.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY

  1. Backpack 50 Lt
  2. Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco/Peru)
  3. Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
  4. One complete change of clothing
  5. Sweater and jacket (something warm)
  6. Water bottle, also you can buy in the lodge
  7. Flashlight and batteries
  8. Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  9. Sun block (sun protection cream)
  10. Lot of insect repellent
  11. Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  12. Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc,
  13. Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  14. Sunglasses
  15. Swimsuit
  16. You also need to bring your personal medications
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