Tambopata Tours: Sandoval Lake and Chuncho Clay Lick 4 full days
TAMBOPATA TOURS: SANDOVAL LAKE AND MACAW CLAY LICK CHUNCHO
Tambopata Tours, we will start at 8:30 am from our Hostel or we can pass to pick you up from your hotel, we will have 2 hour by car in a 4X4, the first part will be by the high way and the second part will be in a dirt route until we get to the Tambopata River near the limit to the reserve. Our boat will be waiting for us to take us 25 minutes up the Tambopata river to get to our Lodge, we will have good chances to spot capybaras and many shore birds along the river bank, getting to the lodge we will get a welcome drink and the manager will explain us all we need to know about our lodge and its around.
After lunch we will go for an introductory walk in first in a secondary grow forest and then in a primary forest full of huge trees and lianas and vines, at the same time we will talk about the most important economic activities in this region. Chances to spot some Brown capuchin monkeys and squirrel monkeys will be always possible.
When is getting dark we will come back to our lodge to get our torch and go to our boat and we will do one of the most exiting activities… it will be the Cayman spotting, we will go to look for White and black Caymans along the river bank with a big spot light, we might see more capybaras and we always have good chances to spot and ocelot or a jaguar by the river too.
We will wake up around 5:00am, we will get a hot drink to get some energy and we will take our boat up the Tambopata for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Crossing the check point. We will have all the sunrise just for us in the boat, and we will have really good chances to spot shore birds, capybaras, White caimans, and why not to mention … A jaguar or an anaconda, I like to say it, we have a 20 %of probabilities to see one of these guys by the river bank. Getting to our destination, we will get a show at the clay lick, parrots and macaws Green, red, blue and yellow birds all around us, flying and making loud noises, it will be spectacular this behavior of this birds. We will explain you the reason why every day the whole year around this birds go to the Cliff to eat clay. We will spend from 6:30 am to 11:00 am approx. Our breakfast will be in front of the clay lick activity
At the end of this activity, in our way down river to the lodge we will make a short stop in the check point to learn more about the small museum that there is here, after this we will continue toward our lodge to get an unforgettable swimming in the stream or may be in the Tambopata River.
We will get our lunch and then we will go for a walk to know more about the most important things about the medicinal plants, the quinine “good for the malaria”, the cats claw, the dragons blood, and the AYAHUASCA “the master plant for the shamans” are only a few plants that we will find during this interesting walk just in the back of our lodge, in the real jungle.
We will go back to our lodge and then at night before dinner or after dinner we will have a short night walk, the sounds at night, the insects, spider, tarantulas, frogs and maybe snakes will make this night hike something difficult to forget.
We will wake up with the sounds of the birds and probably howler monkeys, will get our breakfast and then we will go 20 minutes down the Tambopàta river and then our 2 hours back to Puerto Maldonado and then pick up our typical box lunch and we will eat in the boat in the way to Lake Sandoval, it is one hour by boat along the Madre de Dios River and then one hour walking to get to this lagoon that 100 of years ago was part of the main channel of the river, now isolated deep in the jungle. We will go toward the home stay to leave our bags and then to continue to the observation tower, monkeys, birds, turtles and black Caymans is very easy to spot here. v
Before breakfast, we will go to observe and try to get good pictures about the Giant river otters, they are the most endangered mammal in the rain forest, the population of them is not many, and they have a very interesting behavior.
After breakfast with the local families we will cross the lake and go for our last walk in another primary forest, many lianas, and palms trees, we will still have many things to talk and respond your questions.
We can swim in the lake and we will get our lunch and will take our canoe first, then walk and then the main boat in the Madre de Dios River to go back to Puerto Maldonado.
Tambopata Tours Includes:
- Transfer by land and by river.
- All the meals and juice
- Activities around the lodge
- Tambopata tours : Entrance fee to the Tambopata National Reserve.
- Guiding from the beginning to the end.