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From Puerto Maldonado: Tambopata 3-Day Trip

1. 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.

Puerto Maldonado: Sandoval Lake Full-Day Trip with Canoeing

2. 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.

From Puerto Maldonado: Tambopata National Reserve 3-Day Tour

3. From Puerto Maldonado: Tambopata National Reserve 3-Day Tour

Day 1: Puerto Maldonado – Jungle Lodge – Caiman Area You will be welcome at the airport or bus station once you arrive in Peru’s biodiversity capital (Puerto Maldonado). After meeting your team, you will go to the port boat to board a motorized riverboat. Then you will navigate on the Madre de Dios River for 1 hour approximately before arriving at the Tambopata reserve zone. There you will be welcomed by our adventure staff and get an introduction to our lodge lands. Then your guide will organize the bungalow for your stay. Then, you can discover the lodge, or if you prefer, you can take some time to rest while your chef will be preparing your lunch with some local products. Then all the group will gather to enjoy it together and start talking about the plan for that afternoon and night. After lunch, our tour guide will take you on a hike for approximately 2 to 3 hours. You will see tropical fruits, native plants, and trees and learn about the Jungle. Then your guide will take you to some lookouts, where you can enjoy the toucans and other birds. Afterward, you will go back to your lodge. At approximately 7:00 pm, your group will leave with a guide on a Caiman Safari. As you cruise on the river, you will see the wild nightlife by the riverbank. You will return for your dinner and talk about plans for the next day. Day 2: Lodge – Sandoval Lake and Jungle Hike You will wake up around 6:00 am. Then you will enjoy our breakfast and get the last details from our guide for the day. After breakfast, you will walk to Sandoval Lake. Then you have a hike inside of Tambopata National Reserve (Sandoval Lake). Here you will have the chance to see an exciting diversity of animals – snakes, howlers, and hundreds of birds. Once you are at the Sandoval Lake, you will get into a smaller rowing boat, and, with our guide and staff, you’ll go in search of the giant otters. Also waiting for you to discover are caiman, piranhas, snakes, tapirs, turtles, cormorants, herons and of course lots of birds. Then you will go back to your lodge, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the sunset panoramas of the Jungle. Also, you can stop in a local family to see how native people live. If you are still with energies, you could go canopy or zip-lining. Your guide will list how you fell and then plan to do one of these activities. Then you finish the day with a delicious dinner. Day 3: Jungle activities – Puerto Maldonado After waking up, you will enjoy breakfast and get ready to walk, and enjoy the views from lookouts. Then you will go monkey island to explore the area, and if you are lucky, you will see different animals like snakes, parrots, monkeys, and others. Then you will enjoy lunch and get ready to go to the river and enjoy adventure activities, like a canopy, zip-lining, and suspension bridge. Then you will take a boat, and your transfer will take you back to Puerto Maldonado.

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

4. 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.

Puerto Maldonado: Tambopata 4-Day Tour with Accommodations

5. 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.

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