Day 1 - arrive Puerto Maldonado to Wasai Tambopata Lodge
Upon arrival from Lima or Cuzco, a reception by the Wasai staff and transfer you by bus to WASAI Maldonado Lodge, where you will receive a welcoming tropical fruit beverage. Then proceed to the Tambopata River where you will embark for a 3 to 4½ hour motorboat trip up the Tambopata River to WASAI Tambopata Lodge & Research Center. ( box lunch on route ) During the trip you enter the primary rainforest where a variety of plant as well as wildlife can be observed. You will have the opportunity to observe caiman, turtles and numerous amount of bird species that flourish on the rivers edge. Also the opportunity to see families of Ronsocos, the largest rodents in the world. Upon your arrival you will take a short rest in your accommodation at the lodge, then proceed for a introductory walk in the forest nearby to learn basic principles of ecology and hear some wildlife natural history. Return to the lodge for dinner. After a hearty dinner you will make your first visit to the forest to observe the nocturnal life of insects, frogs of various colors, and an occasional encounter with nocturnal mammals. Here you can enjoy the diverse sounds of the jungle which will accompany our first night in Amazonia. Overnight at the WASAI Tambopata Lodge. (L/D)
Day 2 - Wasai Tambopata - Macaw Lick
Early morning wake up early (4:00 am) to drink a coffee or hot drink and leave for the "Collpa". You will travel up the Tambopata river ("Bahuaja" in the local dialect) for an hour and a half, before arriving a safe distance for observation one of the greatest spectacles of wildlife. Known as one of the largest Macaw Licks in the world, almost everyday hundreds of parrots and macaws of various species, enjoying their diet of mineral salts on the clay wall. It is an experience that never will be forgotten. Afterwards you will make a stop on the river bank to have a fruit snack and we will return to the lodge to have breakfast and rest.After lunch you will enter the verdant jungle on a special trail to observe wild life. You 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 in search of food. Time permitting, you can return to enjoy a relaxing swim in the cascade of the cat. After dinner we can make another trip through the jungle, search for caimans or relax in our lodge surrounded by exotic nocturnal sounds. Overnight at the WASAI Tambopata Lodge. (B/L/D)
Day 3 - Wasai Tambopata to Puerto Maldonado - ( Lima or Cuzco )
Morning depart from the Wasai Lodge by boat / bus to the Puerto Maldonado airport for the flight to Cuzco or Lima. (B)
Possible Birds Viewed at the Wasai Lodges
Possible Animals Viewed at the Wasai Lodges
Required entry fee for the Tambopata National Park is not included.
3 day add $16.00 // 4 day add $32.00 // 5 day add $48.00 per person.
You may choose to pay the National Park Fee when you arrive Puerto Maldonado.