Tambopata – Capibara
(3 days / 2 nights)

Day 1: Puerto Maldonado – Jungle

Upon arrival in Puerto Maldonado transfer to a dugout canoe for the trip up the Tambopata River to the lodge. On the journey the vegetation changes from colonized deforested areas to virgin rainforest. A box-lunch is provided on board. On arrival we have time to unpack. In the late afternoon we set off for an introductory walk into the ‘terra firma’ forest behind the lodge (Trail 2), dominated by giant Brazil-nut and Dipteryx trees. Frequently seen mammals on this trail are Saddle-back Tamarinds, Brown Capuchins, Agoutis, Pacas, Blue-Morpho butterflies, Trogons, Toucans and many other species of birds. After dinner a night walks to find nocturnal animals or insects by their eye-shine. Overnight.

Meals: Box lunch and dinner

Day 2: Jungle – Condenado Lake

After an early breakfast we will board the motorized canoe once again to the trail head to begin a morning’s exploration by foot followed by a paddle canoe of the lake system of Condenado 1 and 2. These lakes are rich in bird and aquatic life. A family of giant otters lives in the vicinity of the lake and are often observed. Birds abound especially Rufescent Tiger-herons, Great Egrets, Wattled Jacanas, Hoatzin, the noisy Donacobius and many others. Remember to bring your hat and sun cream for there is no shade out on the water. You will return to the lodge in time for lunch.

The afternoon is for exploring the forest close to the lodge (with or without your guide), relaxing and bathing in the Gallucunca, a cool clear stream beside the lodge, or visiting our tree platforms, going up with ropes and harnesses for a bird’s eye view of the forest and for close-ups of arboreal orchids and the many other species of plants and animals that are never seen near the ground (extra cost). After dark you will go searching for caiman (alligators) and other nocturnal animals by motorized canoe along the Tambopata River.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Jungle – Puerto Maldonado

A dawn start is required for the canoe trip back to Puerto Maldonado, giving memorable views of the sunrise over the river. Look out for the early morning wildlife, which is particularly active at this time. Howler monkeys are frequently heard, as they stakeout their territories. Upon arrival in Puerto Maldonado, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast