Embark on a journey to the breathtaking Tambopata, a natural paradise located in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon. Our Tambopata 3-day tour is the perfect opportunity to discover the wonders of this unique ecosystem, with its diverse wildlife, lush vegetation, and stunning landscapes.
Tambopata's untouched nature welcomes those who love nature to enjoy its many different plants and animals. Enjoy and soak in the beautiful sights.
During your tour, you'll experience night and day in the wild. While the sun's up, you'll see lively wildlife. And when it's dark, you'll spot caimans and other night creatures, adding to your adventure.
Embark on a thrilling boat ride to reach Chuncho Macaw Clay and witness hundreds of macaws in their natural habitat, a true spectacle of nature.
Welcome to Puerto Maldonado
Lodge - Sandoval Lake - Lodge
Lodge - Sandoval lake - Lodge
Canopy - Puerto Capitania - Puerto Maldonado
Day 1: Arrival and Jungle Adventure
Arrive at the airport or bus terminal and transfer to Monte Amazónico office for check-in. If you have large suitcases, we recommend repacking and bringing only what you need. Afterward, there’s a 2-hour bus transfer to Tambopata River. Board a boat to Monte Amazónico Lodge – Tambopata for welcome, room allocation, and lunch. Later in the afternoon, enjoy an introductory jungle walk to observe animals like amphibians, mammals, reptiles, and fascinating insects in their natural habitat.
Day 2: Macaw Spectacle and Jungle Discoveries
Wake up early at 4:30 a.m. for a 1.5-hour boat journey to the world’s largest macaw clay lick, COLLPA CHUNCHO. Along the way, marvel at various species like ronsocos, sachavacas, and even the majestic jaguar. Witness an incredible natural spectacle as hundreds of parrots and colorful macaws gather to consume essential clay from the river wall. Return to the lodge for breakfast, then a boat ride back to Puerto Maldonado and transfer to Monte Amazónico Lodge. Visit the “Monkey Island,” observe capuchin monkeys, and search for white caimans along the Madre de Dios River at night.
Day 3: Sandoval Lake Exploration and Jungle Nightlife
Embark on a morning jungle trek to Lake Sandoval, home to piranhas, and explore the rich biodiversity, including various bird and monkey species. There’s a chance of sighting giant otters and large alligators. Return to the lodge for lunch and enjoy an evening jungle walk to observe insects, amphibians, reptiles, and other nocturnal creatures.
Day 4: Canopy Adventure and Farewell
Start the day early at 5:30 a.m. for a short Canopy walkway tour, experiencing nature from above, witnessing diverse bird species and a panoramic view of Madre de Dios River. Finally, return to Puerto Maldonado city for departure.
What you should bring
Where is Tambopata Amazon Reserve Located?
Tambopata National Reserve is in southeastern Peru, about 1.5 hours by flight from Lima or 1 hour from Cusco. It’s in the Madre de Dios region, near the border with Bolivia, covering a large area of protected tropical forest.
What is the Climate like in Tambopata Amazon Reserve?
The climate is tropical, with high humidity and heavy rainfall throughout the year. The rainy season is from November to April, with the heaviest rains from December to March. The dry season is from May to October, known for clear skies, cooler temperatures, and lower humidity. However, even in the dry season, it can still rain occasionally.
What Animals Can be Found in Tambopata Amazon Reserve?
Tambopata Amazon Reserve is incredibly biodiverse. Animals include jaguars, giant river otters, capybaras, anacondas, monkeys, macaws, toucans, tapirs, pumas, caimans, sloths, and armadillos, among many others.
What Plants Can be Found in Tambopata Amazon Reserve?
The reserve has a vast variety of plants, including Brazil nut trees, ceiba trees, mahogany trees, various palm tree species, rubber trees, medicinal plants like ayahuasca and cat’s claw, orchids, heliconias, and ferns.
What is the Tambopata River?
The Tambopata River flows through Tambopata National Reserve, starting in the Andes mountains and flowing eastward through the reserve before joining the Madre de Dios River. It’s about 402 kilometers (250 miles) long and is a significant tributary of the Madre de Dios River, which eventually flows into the Amazon River.
What Activities Can Visitors Do in Tambopata Amazon Reserve?
Visitors can enjoy wildlife watching, jungle hikes, canoe and boat tours, birdwatching, night walks, ecotourism projects, and cultural experiences with indigenous communities.
Best Time to Visit Tambopata Amazon Reserve
The dry season (May to October) offers drier weather, cooler temperatures, and better navigability, but wildlife sightings may be less frequent. The wet season (November to April) showcases lush greenery, more animal activity, and is ideal for birdwatching, despite heavier rainfall and some travel challenges. The best time depends on personal preferences and interests.