TAMBOPATA - CANDAMO AND BAHUAJA - SONENE AMAZON RESERVE SINCE $1065 USD Per Person

Bird Watching Tour For Amazon Parrots Lovers 3 Days - 2 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: FLIGHT FROM LIMA OR CUSCO TO PUERTO MALDONADO - TAMBOPATA RIVER LODGE

Around 7-8am pick up from your hotel in Lima or Cusco and then transfer to airport and flight to the Amazon plain. If you begin this tour in Lima first we flight in Cusco and stop there for few our and then continue flying to Puerto Madonado Jungle (Flight from Lima takes 1 hour and 40 minutes. The flight from Cusco takes only 40 minutes). Arrive to Puerto Maldonado, reception in the airport and then transfer to the lodge where you will be welcomed with a delicious Cocktail or tropical juice. You will receive detailed information about the tour and some tips for your jungle trip. Then we will then start 2 to 3 hours journey through the jungle by an all terrain vehicle. While we enter to the thickness of the jungle by a narrow trail we will appreciate different types of forest with gigantic trees, you can also have the first encounters with the fauna of the Amazon forest. Arrive to Tambopata Lodge and Research Center. Accommodation in the bungalow, the room normally is private (double or triple room).
The different sounds of the forest will be with us on our first night in the Amazon. Dinner and overnight in Tambopata lodge (L - D).

DAY 2: BIRD WATCHING TOUR - BAHUAJA AND SONENE NATIONAL PARK

Wake up early (5am) and travel by motorboat tip up to Tambopata River for an hour and a half to the Bahuaja- Sonene National Park. You will see a magical sunrise and it is a great opportunity to see animals such as capybaras, tapir, Jaguar, and deer in the surrounding virgin forest. We will observe (from an appropriate 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 a river bank. We will have a hot drink and a snack whilst watching birds and go for a short walk to look for animals such as monkeys. We will return to the lodge for late breakfast, and free time rest.
After lunch, ethno botanical trekking. We will enter the verdant jungle on a special trail to observe wildlife. We will then enter the territory of 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 searching food. If the time permits we will be able to enjoy a relaxing swim in the cascade of the cat. After dinner we go by boat to search caimans ( type of alligator) in the middle of the jungle.
Overnight at the same lodge of Tambopata (B - L - D).

DAY 3:RIVER JOURNEY TO PUERTO MALDONADO

Breakfast and you will be transferred to airport. This day you will have new chance to enjoy the fantastic sunrise in the Amazon rainforest, landscapes, and many birds. Arrive to airport (around 10am), there you will get assistant with you flight and air travel to Cusco or Lima (B).

B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner

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 VIP service
  3. Motorized Jungle Canoe Trips
  4. 2 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
  9. Jungle Tour price include government sales tax (19% as known IGV)
TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2014
DATE TOUR COST
Any day
(April to November is the dry season)
TAMBOPATA - CANDAMO AND BAHUAJA - SONENE AMAZON RESERVE SINCE $1065 USD Per Person

Bird Watching Tour For Amazon Parrots Lovers 3 Days - 2 Nights
Backpacker service (Join a group)
1 to more participants $1065 USD per person

Private Service (Private guide & boat)
2 participants US$1658 each
3-4 participants US$1480 each
5 to more participants US$1105 each
Discount: $5 USD of discount 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
BOOK HERE: 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. Tip 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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