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Puerto Maldonado: 4-Day Tambopata Rainforest Tour

1. Puerto Maldonado: 4-Day Tambopata Rainforest Tour

Day 1: Start the tour with pickup from Puerto Maldonado Airport. Your guide will be waiting for you right in front of the exit with a sign with your name on it so you can find them easily. After a short office visit, head to the river where a boat will be awaiting you to take you to the lodge. Check in to your bungalow then set off for your first jungle tour. Walk for about 2 kilometers through the jungle searching for monkeys, brown agoutis, and butterflies as you learn about the trees and plants which grow there. When it gets dark, begin your night adventure on the river to go in search of caimans and capybaras. Enjoy this exciting tour with the opportunity to learn all about the animals and take pictures.  Day 2: On the next day, visit Lake Sandoval which is located in the heart of Tambopata National Reserve. Here, observe the many bird species, caimans, turtles, monkeys, and giant otters that live here. Return back to your accommodation for a short rest before embarking on your next night activity. Later, head into the rainforest at night, following your guide through the dark jungle in search of night monkeys, tarantulas, frogs, insects, and other nocturnal animals.  Day 3: On day 3, embark on a kayaking adventure, heading downstream to the Monkey Island. When you land on the island, go for a walk searching for monkeys and observe them in their native environment. Enjoy the opportunity to feed and take pictures with them. After lunch, visit a local indigenous family and learn about their culture and way of life.  Day 4: Start your final day pretty early and head to the clay lick to see the parakeets, parrots and 2 species of small macaws. On the way back, search for sloths. After breakfast, your guide will take you to the perfect spot for bird watching and take you for piranha sport fishing. By around 11 AM, head back to the main office from where you will be taken to the airport or bus station and your tour concludes.

From Puerto Maldonado: 4-Day Trekking Excursion w/Kayaking

2. From Puerto Maldonado: 4-Day Trekking Excursion w/Kayaking

Trek into the Amazon rainforest on a 4-day, 3-night adventure in the Tambopata National Reserve. Check out exotic species of flora and fauna, go canoeing and kayaking, and experience this lush landscape on a tour out of time. Enjoy full transfer service from the airport. Your tour starts with the airport pickup. Feel the excitement as you are taken to a lodge 4.5 km from the city at the bank of Tambopata River. After getting your bearings, take an introductory walk through the jungle. Keep your eyes open for monkeys, birds, butterflies and other species. Learn about the importance of this area to the locals. Day 2: take off for Sandoval lake in the Tambopata National Reserve, a 3 km walk. Navigate around this oxbow lake by dugout canoe, learning about the ecosystem. With luck you'll see monkeys, squirrels, lizards, black caimans, birds, giant river otters, and perhaps one of the biggest water fish, the paiche. Explore the jungle at night searching for tarantulas, frogs, and chirping bugs. Get your adrenaline pumped for fun on Day 3, when you'll visit Monkey Island. Walk the canopy bridge high in the trees, as well as the zipline. Go kayaking on the river and wall-climbing. On the final day, enjoy stunning lake Yacumama, where piranha fishing is almost a sure thing and you can observe small macaws and storks.

Tambopata Peruvian Amazon Jungle for Three Days/Two Nights

3. Tambopata Peruvian Amazon Jungle for Three Days/Two Nights

Day One: Puerto Maldonado to the Lodge. Be collected from the airport or bus station and taken to the port. Journey in a boat for an hour to the lodge. Be welcomed with refreshing fruit juice from the region and relax in your room. In the afternoon, visit Monkey Island across the Madre de Dios River. Find out about the different species of monkeys and have the opportunity to feed them. At night, search for a caiman with your flashlight. They are generally located on the banks of the Madre de Dios River. With luck you might see the capybara, which is the world's largest rodent. It can weigh 60 kilograms so is an impressive relative of the Peruvian cuy (guinea pig). Enjoy dinner and a good sleep back at the lodge.  Day 2: Lake Sandoval.  After an early breakfast, take a short walk (three kilometers/two miles) to Lake Sandoval, which is a piranha habitat; one of the largest in the Tambopata National Reserve. Take a rowing boat with the guide to appreciate the many different species of birds and monkeys including hoatzin, cormorant, jacanas, heron, eagles, howler monkey, squirrel monkey, black capuchin, tamarins, and sloths. If you are lucky, you will meet a family of giant river otters, each at almost two meters long, who are in danger of extinction. Perhaps you will see the largest alligator ever recorded at over four meters long. Enjoy a typical lunch at the lodge. In the evening, take a night walk to appreciate the diversity of insects, amphibians, reptiles, and other nocturnal animals here. Have dinner and another night at the lodge.  Day 3: Return to Puerto Maldonado.  Get up early for a pre-breakfast activity of a canopy walk. See the rainforest from the different perspective at 30 meters high with panoramic views of the Rio Madre de Dios. From the platforms you can observe the different species of birds including toucans and macaws. Return up the river to Puerto Maldonado. Here you will be transported to the airport for your flight to Lima or Cusco or transported to the bus terminal. 

Puerto Maldonado: Peruvian Tambopata Jungle Trip

4. Puerto Maldonado: Peruvian Tambopata Jungle Trip

Escape to the lush rainforest and wildlife of the Peruvian Tambopata Jungle on this trip starting in Puerto Maldonado, including all entry fees, one night of accommodation, and most meals. Interact with monkeys, cruise on the Madre de Dios River, canoe in Sandoval Lake, and more. Day 1: Arrival in Puerto Maldonado - Transfer to LodgeAfter getting picked up by your guide and having lunch, head to the river for kayaking accompanied by a motorboat for extra security. Arrive at Monkey Island and appreciate a great diversity of monkeys as they put on a show, swinging through the trees. Later, return to the lodge and after dinner enjoy a night activity, where you will board a boat and cruise through the Madre de Dios River in search of the jungle caimans. Day 2: Lake Sandoval - Return to Puerto MaldonadoAfter breakfast, take a boat to get to the control of the Tambopata National Reserve Zone. After a 1.5-hour walk through the rainforest, reach the famous Sandoval Lake. Be surrounded by ancient trees and entangled vines. Spot local plants and wildlife, including giant otters, birds, colored butterflies, turtles, and a variety of fish. Spend a few hours in a canoe to fully experience one of the most beautiful lakes in the region. Return to the lodge and take a boat ride back to Puerto Maldonado, followed by a transfer to the airport or bus station.

Puerto Maldonado: Sandoval Lake Full-Day Trip with Canoeing

5. Puerto Maldonado: Sandoval Lake Full-Day Trip with Canoeing

The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Puerto Maldonado and heads to the Madre de Dios river where your boat for the day awaits. Board the boat and set sail along the vibrant river towards the National Reserve of Tambopata, a vast landscape of savannas and rainforests that is rich in colorful wildlife. Arrive at the reserve and enjoy a 30-minute walk through the luscious landscape until you reach Sandoval Lake. Throughout the walk, admire views of the colossal jungle trees that surround you and watch out for native wildlife including monkeys and parrots. At the lake, hop into a canoe head out onto the calm waters, which beautifully reflect the trees that line the shore. Keep a look out for the abundance of animals and birds that call Sandoval their home, and in particular the lake's giant otters.  Enjoy a quick stop for lunch and some rest time, then hop back in your canoe as you go in search of black caimans and yet more fascinating wildlife. Admire a stunning sunset in the late afternoon, then slowly begin the journey back through the jungle and towards the riverboat waiting to return you to Puerto Maldonado.

Puerto Maldonado: Private Sandoval Lake Experience

6. Puerto Maldonado: Private Sandoval Lake Experience

You will be picked up from your hotel, after which following a short ride you will arrive at the port where a boat will be awaiting you. From there you will be travel for 20 minutes on the river Madre de Dios to the Tambopata National Reserve.  After check-in at the entrance you will walk for about 3 kilometers through the rainforest whilst observing the nature which surrounds you. You'll learn about the trees and medicinal plants, as well as the wildlife which will cross your path. After about one hour you will arrive at the magical Sandoval Lake, from where you will travel by paddle boat searching for the local wildlife which the lake has to offer. The lake is a home to many species such as endangered giant otters, black caimans, monkeys, turtles, fish, piranhas, and the largest sweet water fish: paiche. You will of course also observe many species of birds such as osprey, herons, hoatzin, cormorant, anhinga, and much more. The first lake tour following the walk will take about an hour, and you will stop at a lodge to enjoy your lunch. Following a short rest you will return to the lake heading towards the highlight of the lake, which is the tower. From there you will have the opportunity to see the magical lake from high up in the trees, as you take marvelous pictures and learn even more about the rainforest. Following that you'll return to the lake to explore the other side of the shore, before traveling back to the port. You'll then walk for 3 kilometers back to where a boat will be waiting to take you back to town. After enjoying the sunset, you will be returned back to your point of origin, marking the end of your tour.

Puerto Maldonado: 2-Hour Tambopata River Cruise at Sunset

7. Puerto Maldonado: 2-Hour Tambopata River Cruise at Sunset

The adventure begins with pickup at 4pm from your hotel in Puerto Maldonado and travels to the Tambopata River. Board your boat for the evening and then set out into the jungle landscape as the sun begins to set. Admire as the sky is transformed with bursts of colour and reflected in the water of the river below. Throughout the boat ride, listen to your guide share fascinating information about the Amazon Rainforest and the native wildlife that lives here. As you sail, keep a lookout for caimans, capybaras, snakes, birds, bats, and more. During the dry season, you can also enjoy a walk on one of the jungle beaches and go in search of turtle nests. At the end of an unforgettable experience, sit back and relax on the return journey to your hotel.

Puerto Maldonado: Tambopata 4-Day Tour with Accommodations

8. Puerto Maldonado: Tambopata 4-Day Tour with Accommodations

Day 1: Eco adventure in Tambopata You will be picked up from your hotel between 8a.m and 8:20a.m and set off into the jungle, visiting the island of monkeys to learn about the different species. You will then go kayaking and take a walk later on to observe nocturnal birds. Day 2: Sandoval Lake You will start with a delicious breakfast before traveling by boat to Lake Sandoval which is located in the Tambopata National Reserve. You can admire the landscape and wildlife and take a relaxing soak in this impressive lake. Day 3: Visit a native family Learn about the native cultures that live in the jungle far from modernity. You will learn about their customs and traditions that they have maintained since their ancestors, then you will embark downstream where you can try fishing in the river. Day 4: Visiting the parrot clay lick An interesting adventure to explore the parrot and macaw clay lick, one of the favorite places of these beautiful birds. At the end of this visit you will return to Puerto Maldonado and you will be dropped off at your accomodation.

From Puerto Maldonado: Tambopata 3-Day Trip

9. From Puerto Maldonado: Tambopata 3-Day Trip

Escape into nature at Tambopata on a 3-day trip. See different birds, monkeys, and insects as you follow your guide through jungle trails and have the chance to swim in Lake Sandoval. Day 1: Puerto Maldonado to Tambopata with Monkey Island visit Your trip begins with a morning pickup from the airport or your hotel in Puerto Maldonado. Be taken to the local partner's office to drop off any luggage you prefer not to take with. Afterward, head off to the port to board a boat. The boat ride takes you downstream on the Madre de Dios River to your hostel. After getting settled in your room, accompany your guide and walk through the trails of the hostel to see the flora and fauna found in the area. After lunch, hop on a boat to reach Monkey Island, Here, have the chance to see 5 different species of monkeys that inhabit the island. At sunset go to the lodge to observe alligators with the help of flashlights. Watch the red-eyed alligators as your guide tells you facts about them. Return to the hostel lodge for the rest of the evening. Day 2: Tambopata and Lake Sandoval Spend the day visiting Lake Sandoval. Reach the lake by boat and enter the Tambopata National Reserve. Take a canoe and row through the lake, home to many birds and animals such as parrots and macaws. At noon break for lunch at a restaurant on Lake Sandoval. After lunch those who wish can safely swim in the lake. Return to the lodge, have dinner and enjoy a night walk to see animals and insects that only come out when dark. Spend your last night in a shelter and build a bonfire to conclude your trip. Day 3: Tambopata to Puerto Maldonado After breakfast, head back to Puerto Maldonado where a tuk tuk will drop you off at the bus station or airport.

From Puerto Maldonado: 2-Day Tambopata Rainforest Tour

10. From Puerto Maldonado: 2-Day Tambopata Rainforest Tour

Get in touch with your wild side on this two-day tour of Tambopata National Reserve. Trek, canoe, and be driven to popular wildlife zones for a chance to see reptiles and multicolored parrots, and even a big cat. Enjoy dinner at your overnight accommodation with panoramic views of Tambopata river.  Start the tour with a 3km walk to Lake Sandoval in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. Navigate by dugout canoe around the oxbow lake and learn about the tropical ecosystem. This is also the prime time to spot black caimans, large otters, monkeys, and Paiche. Follow the setting sun to your accommodation on the Tambopata River. The impressive views will pair well with your evening meal. The next day, the adventure continues with a trip to Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick. This show-stopping congregation of parrots is one of the largest—and noisiest— in the world.  Return to your accommodation in Puerto Maldonado but not before taking a short detour to try and catch a glimpse of the elusive Peruvian Jaguar. Return home feeling closer to nature.

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Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 7 reviews

This was a great trip! Our guide, Aldair, was a great guide, we learned a lot about the forrest, and we saw plenty of animals! In the 4 days there, we had several activities (I think more than the original description - I really enjoyed the canopy walk!); the food was always fresh and delicious, rooms were comfy... really the highlight of our trip in Peru!

Our guide Ricardo was easy going and was able to show and explain a lot to us. Completely without time pressure. Since we opted for the afternoon option (alternatively in the morning), that also means that you can't be rabid when it comes to the return trip to the hotel on the Rio Madre. Because the boat trip back took place in complete darkness.

Excellent experience. Great planning including all activities you wanna do in the Jungle! Especially worth mentioning the great service of Aldair as a guide & Charlie as organising responsible! Recommendation 10/10.

Accommodation cozy. However, if you need a bit of luxury, you shouldn't book here. Charlie and his team are very dedicated and nice. The tours were great and the food varied and good. And liked it very much.