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Tambopata River, Madre de Dios

   3 Nights / 1 Night camp

  1. Arrive
  2. Tambopata
  3. Colpa
  4. Cocococha Lake
  5. Departure

Day 1:

Reception at the airport, transfer to Peruvian safari office to prepare for the river trip and boarding of our motorized dugout canoes depending of the hour we will have either a box lunch on the boat or lunch at arrival to the EI. During the trip we may see caymans, turtles and waterfowl, etc. After approx 3 hours we will arrive at the EI lodge where we will received with a welcome drink. We are now deep inside pristine rainforest and surrounded by its sounds. After a short rest we will have a short hike to a small lagoon and return in time to enjoy a jungle sunset at sunset point. After returning to the lodge we will board again the canoe for a short night ride to spot caymans on the river banks with flashlights. After returning we will have dinner, at which the Resident Naturalists(RN), will be available to answer questions of brief us on the Amazon rainforest.

Day 2:

At the daybreak will we go with the canoe 5/6 hours further up the tambopata river from the EI deep into untouched Amazon rainforest with superb wildlife sighting possibilities. We will pass waterfalls, wonderful sandy beaches with swimming opportunities, interesting basalt rock formations and some gold panning sites.

Box lunch on board. Late in the afternoon will we arrive to the macaw clay lick or Colpa de Chuncho. This is a 200 m red soil cliff where, for still unknown reasons, hundreds of macaws and other parrot species converge every morning and afternoon to feed on the mineral rich soil in an unforgettable spectacle of colour and sounds. We will camp at a beach close by and have dinner at camp.

Day 3:

Early morning Colpa experience. Return to the EI to arrive in time for lunch. Occasionally, when the level of the river allows it, we might make a short side trip to a saltlick at another small river. Dinner and overnight at the EI.

Day 4:

After an early breakfast, guided by one of our RN, we will start a 3.5 miles hike to Cocococha oxbow lake. On the way we will observe exotic plants and insects, colourful butterflies and birds, monkeys and, with luck, perhaps even some of the large mammals. At the lake canoes will be available for a ride around it watching the wildlife on the shoreline, return to the EI for a late lunch. Afternoon free for relaxing or independent activities. Dinner.

Day 5:

Very early wake up and breakfast. Boarding of the canoe to return to Pto Maldonado watching an unforgettable dawn on the Tambopata river. Transfer to the airport for return flight.

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(International Air Transport Association)
Affiliation Code: 91-5-008-0
Telephone Number: (+511) 222-4353

(Latin America Confederation of Travel Organizations)
Affiliation Code: AC1812
Telephone Number: (+5411) 4393-5696 (based in Argentina)

(Peruvian Association of Travel Agencies)
Affiliation Code: AO683
Telephone Number: 011-511-433-1111

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