5 days

Tambopata Wasaí wildlife experience

This is a new tour being offered by Fairtravel4u and Wasai Expeditions to offer a genuine rainforest wilderness experience and an excellent opportunity to see some of the wildlife that Tambopata is famous for. This complete program combines the comfort of the beautiful Wasaí Amazon Lodges, with the experience of spending one night camping in the Bahuaja Sonene National Park, close to the Chuncho Clay Lick!

Short tour itinerary Tambopata Wasaí wildlife experience:

Day 1: Transfer to Wasaí Tambopata Lodge
Day 2: Amazon experience and sleeping on the campsite of the Tambopata Wildlife Center
Day 3: Visit the Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick
Day 4: Visit Lake Sandoval
Day 5: Wasaí Lodge – transfer out

Extended itinerary Tambopata Wasaí wildlife experience


Day 1: Puerto Maldonado - Transfer to Wasaí Tambopata Lodge

Wasaí Tambopata Amazon LodgeAt around 12:30 h you will be met at the airport of the jungle town Puerto Maldonado and transferred to the Wasai Maldonado Eco Lodge. Optional: you can also take an overnight bus (8 ½ hours from Cusco) and join the group independently at the Eco Lodge.
After a refreshing drink you will make the 3 ½ hours journey up the Tambopata River into the primary rainforest of the Tambopata Reserve Zone with the opportunity to see local communities and wildlife along the banks of the river. You will arrive at the Wasai Tambopata Lodge in the late afternoon. After refreshments you will go on a short introductory night walk into the forest to look for some of the nocturnal creatures.
Overnight at Wasai Tambopata Lodge. (L, D)

Day 2: Amazon experience and sleeping on the campsite of the Tambopata Wildlife Center

Sunset Tambopata AmazonYou will awake in a beautiful natural environment with the chanting of the oropéndola’s and other exotic birds. Those who wake up early will be able to contemplate the landscape and take amazing pictures in the paths within the lodge or from our viewpoint, while enjoying a freshly filtered coffee or some infusion.
After breakfast, we will have the chance of swimming in the Tambopata River. Those who wish can do Kayaking (*) or fishing in the river where inhabit more than 250 species of fish.
After lunch, we will embark the boat and head to the Bahuaja Sonene National Park where our campsite is located. During the journey we will pass through beautiful and pristine landscapes, with few or none human presence whatsoever, areas destined exclusively to conservation and eco-tourism, giving us an excellent opportunity to watch birds and animals such as capybaras, jaguars, turtles, caimans, etc. As the afternoon falls, we will arrive to campsite Tambopata Wildlife Center located in Malinowski River, where we will settle our encampment in the midst of the jungle, between giant trees and accompanied by the sound of the wilderness. After accommodating our tents we will walk to “La Torre” viewpoint, which provides an amazing view of the sunset in the confluence of the Alto Tambopata and Malinowski rivers. After that we will go on night walk towards the Mammal Clay lick where we will try to spot some nocturnal mammals that visit the Collpa to eat clay or hunt some prey. At night, after dinner, we will light a campfire under the moonlight. Camping overnight at the Tambopata Wildlife Center (B, L, D)

(*) Adventure activities such as Kayak or zip-line have an additional cost of $ 20.00 and Tree climbing (over 50m/165 feet tall) has a cost of $ 40.00


Day 3: Visit the Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick - Wasaí

Macaw Clay Lick in AmazonWe will be awaken by the sounds of the howler monkeys by dawn, soon to be joined by the sound of other animals waking up and birds flying across the morning red sky. We will take a light coffee or some infusion to start our 25 minute ride upstream headed to the El Chuncho Great Macaw Claylick, inside the Bahuaja Sonene National Park. We will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery of one of the most pristine forests in the world and watch some wild fauna at the river Banks, such as capybaras, river turtles and caimans.
At our arrival, if the weather conditions are favorable, we will be the privileged spectators of one of the most amazing shows of wildlife: hundreds of parrots and macaws gather together to feed from the clay of the cliff, offering a great show of colors and sounds. A unique experience that you will never forget! After taking light refreshment, we will walk across the river beach in search for animal tracks. Once the walk is over we will initiate our way back downstream the Tambopata River, towards Tambopata Wildlife Center campsite where we will share a more consistent breakfast.
We will return to Wasai Tambopata Lodge through the Tambopata River, where we will take a rest. Those who wish can swim in the Lodge’s dock before lunch. After lunch, we will do an ethno botanical walk where we will learn about the medical plants of the region and see walking palm trees, giant lupunas, and many other curious flora species. This afternoon you may perform adventure activities (*) such as: zip-line, kayak or tree climbing. At night we will go on a boat ride in search for caimans in the surroundings of the lodge, where we will be able to get a closer look of them.
Overnight at Wasai Tambopata Lodge (B, L, D)

(*) Adventure activities such as Kayak or zip-line have an additional cost of $ 20.00 and Tree climbing (over 50m/165 feet tall) has a cost of $ 40.00


Day 4: Wasaí - Sandoval Lake

Otter in the AmazonYou will have breakfast and then make the journey back down the Tambopata River to Puerto Maldonado. You will arrive at Wasaí Maldonado Eco Lodge for lunch. In the afternoon you will Travel Down the Madre de Dios River and from there walk through the forest to the beautiful Sandoval Lake. Your guide will paddle you in a wooden canoe to look for Giant River Otters and birds such as Hoatzin and Anhinga. You will walk back through the forest to look for some of the nocturnal creatures of the forest and then travel back to the lodge for a final evening meal.

Overnight at Wasaí Maldonado Eco Lodge. (B, L, D)


Day 5: Wasaí - Puerto Maldonado

Squirrel Monkey in the AmazonBreakfast and transport to the airport.
On the way back we watch the day dawn over the Tambopata River. Ones in Puerto Maldonado you are transferred to the airport to take your return flight. (B) Note: your flight back has to be after 12:00 h (noon).

Note: the daily programs can vary, due to locel (weather) conditions, but we will always try to keep the (new) itinerary as close to the original program as possible.

For more information about the Amazon Rainforest and the different nature reserves in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia you can visit our special webpage: Information about the Amazon rainforest reserves

Inclusive and recommended to bring into the Amazon

Included in this tours:
– Transfer airport – Eco Lodge – airport, transportation by road and boat
– Lodging (02 nights at Wasaí Tambopata Lodge + 01 night at campsite Tambopata Wildlife Center in Malinowski + 01 night in Wasaí Maldonado Ecolodge located in the river banks of Madre de Dios River in the city).
– Full board – B: Breakfast, BL: Box lunch, L: Lunch, D: Dinner
– Bilingual guide
– Rubber boots.

Not included:
– Flights
– Adventure activities (zip line, kayaking, etc.)
– Airport taxes
– Laundry, telephone, alcoholic drinks, sodas, radio calls, INTERNET
– Entrance fee to the National Park ($ 48.00 per passenger)
– Tips
– International banking fees

Note: Entrance fee be subject to change by SERNANP.

Recommended to bring with into the Amazon are:
– Binoculars
– Camera (+ something to back-up pictures)
– Flashlight, or better a Head Light
– Daypack
– Cap or Wide-Brimmed Hat
– 3 pair of light trousers
– 2 pair of shorts
– 4 T-shirts
– Swimming equipment
– Rain Coat/ Poncho
– Water Bottle
– Sunblock
– Sunglasses
– Insect Repellent (you can also buy in Cusco)
– Certificate of Yellow Fever Vaccine!
– Bills/ notes of small amounts
– Toiletries
– Good walking shoes/ boots **
– Sandals or alternative footwear for use at the lodge.

Important note:
* In the rainy season it is usually necessary to walk in rubber boots / wellies, which are provided by the lodge (up to size 10/ 44, bigger is difficult to get). During the dry season it may be possible to walk in walking boots.

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