5D / 4N
Tambopata – Perú
Best: March to December
When to go

2 nights at the Ecolodge, 2 nights camping

Five days in the rainforest, based at our Ecolodge, with 2 nights at our riverside camp, during a journey upriver in search of typical Amazon wildlife…


Day 1: By river to the Ecolodge

Your rainforest expedition begins with a 72-kilometer river journey to the lodge. As we leave the town, the vegetation changes from colonized deforested areas to virgin rainforest. On arrival you’ll have time to settle into the lodge and meet the staff before setting off for an introductory walk in the surrounding forest, accompanied by one of our naturalist guides. Species here include saddle-back tamarins, brown capuchins, agoutis, blue-morpho butterflies and many bird species.

Meals: lunch, dinner


Day 2: River, forest trails, camping

Today’s 4-hour boat ride upriver will take us deep into the National Reserve to an isolated clay lick where macaws, parrots and other fauna tend to gather in huge numbers. After arrival at our camp and a good lunch, you will have the afternoon free to explore the area’s forest trail system, spotting wildlife in the company of your naturalist guide. We will spend the night at our riverside campsite.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 3: Birdlife, monkeys and other forest fauna

Today will begin before dawn for us, as we need to get into position before the birds arrive at the clay lick. Several hundred macaws and parrots visit the clay-lick daily. This is indisputably one of the greatest spectacles the Amazon basin offers visitors. Following a late morning forest hike in search of some of the nine species of monkeys present in the area, after lunch we will explore a clear forest stream where it is safe to bathe, before spending another relaxing evening and night at our campsite.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 4: Clay lick, forest trails and wetlands

After a second opportunity to witness the spectacle at the lick, we will hike to an oxbow lake. These wetland ecosystems are among the best places in the Amazon basin to spot wildlife. A family of giant otters lives in the vicinity of the lake and is often observed. Birds abound here, especially rufescent tiger-herons, great egrets, wattled jacanas and hoatzins. Later, our final evening at the Ecolodge will be spent enjoying a fine meal, followed by a return to the river, in search of nocturnal species, including caimans.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 5: Dawn river journey

A dawn start is required for the boat trip back to the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado. Riverside wildlife is particularly active at this time of day. Howler monkeys are frequently seen and heard, staking out their territory.

Meals: breakfast,


All meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on your final day.
 2 nights accommodation at the lodge and 2 nights in a tent.
 Entrance fee to the TNR (Tambopata National Reserve)
 All transport from your arrival to Puerto Maldonado until your departure.
 English speaking guide.
 All the assistance required

Not Included:

Flights to and from Puerto Maldonado.
 Tree climbing (with ropes and harnesses).
 Drinks (They can be purchased from the bar).

What to bring?

  • Passport and additional photocopies
  • Light-colored clothing
  • Long cotton pants
  • Long sleeved t-shirts
  • Hat
  • Boots or sport shoes
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeved t-shirts
  • Sandals
  • Wind jacket (temperatures may be lower during early morning boat trips)
  • Rain jacket or rain poncho. It can rain in the forest at any time of year
  • Swimwear for bathing in streams
  • Sun block
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Small backpack
  • Water bottle
  • Sun glasses
  • Pocket knife
  • Insect repellent