WILD AMAZON EXPEDITION WITH WASAI LODGE
5 DAYS-4 NIGHTS MACAW CLAY LICK & SANDOVAL LAKE
WASAI Lodge and Expeditions offers a genuine rainforest wilderness experience and an excellent opportunity to see some of the wildlife that Tambopata is famous for. A complete program which combines the comfort of beautiful lodges with the experience to spend a night camping in the Bahuaja Sonene National Park.
Day 01 LIMA OR CUSCO – PUERTO MALDONADO -WASAI TAMBOPATA LODGE
Arrive in the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the WASAÍ Maldonado Ecolodge. After a refreshing drink you will make the 3 ½ hours journey up the Tambopata River into the primary rainforest of the Tambopata Reserve Zone with the opportunity to see local communities and wildlife along the banks of the river. You will arrive at the WASAI Tambopata Lodge in the late afternoon. After refreshments you will go on a short introductory night walk into the forest to look for some of the nocturnal creatures. Overnight at WASAI Tambopata Lodge. (Lunch, dinner)
Day 02 NIGHT AT THE CAMPSITE
You will awake in a beautiful natural environment with the chanting of the oropéndola sand other exotic birds.Those who wake up early will be able to contemplate the landscape and take amazing pictures in the paths within the lodge or from our viewpoint, while enjoying a freshly filtered coffee or some infusion. After breakfast, we will cross the Tambopata River by boat and start a trekking by one of the trails of WASAI’s private conservation concession.
With some luck, we will be able to watch some mammals (monkeys, huanganas etc) on the way. We will also take advantage of this ride and try to fish some piranhas and visit some local plantations. We wil return to the lodge at around 11.00 am. Those who wish can go kayaking on the river or go fishing some ofthe 250 species that inhabit the river. After lunch, we will embark the boat and head to the Bahuaja Sonene National Park where our campsite is located.
During the journey we will pass through beautiful and pristine landscapes, with few or none human presence whatsoever, areas destined exclusively to conservation and eco-tourism, giving us an excellent opportunity to watch birds and animals such as capibaras, jaguars, turtles, caimans, etc.
As the afternoon falls, we will arrive to campsite, where we will settle our encampment in one of the beaches and accompanied by the sound of the wilderness.
We will make a short walk in the beach. At night, after dinner, we will light a campfire under the moonlight. Camping night (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 03 VISIT MACAW CLAY LICK
We will be awakened by the sounds of the howler monkeys by dawn, soon to be joined by the sound of other animals waking up and birds flying across the morning red sky. We will take a light coffee or some infusion to start our 25 minute ride upstream headed to the El Chuncho Great Macaw Claylick, inside the Bahuaja Sonene National Park. We will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery of one of the most pristine forests in the world and watch some wild fauna at the river Banks, such as capybaras, river turtles and caimans. At our arrival, if the weather conditions are favorable, we will be the privileged spectators of one of the most amazing shows of wildlife: hundreds of parrots and macaws gather together to feed from the clay of the cliff, offering a great show of colors and sounds. A unique experience that you will never forget! Once the walk is over we will initiate our way back downstream the Tambopata River, towards Campsite where we will share a more consistent breakfast. We will return to WASAI Tambopata Lodge through the Tambopata River, where we will take a rest. Those who wish can swim in the Lodge’s dock or you may perform adventure activities: zip-line, triline, floating ropes.
After lunch, we will do an Ethnobotanical walk where we will learn about the medical plants of the region and see walking palm trees, giant lupunas, and many other curious flora species. At night, we will go on a boat ride in search for caymans in the banks of the Tambopata river, where we will be able to get a closer look of them. Night at WASAI Tambopata Lodge (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 04 VISIT LAKE SANDAOVAL -WASAI MALDONADO LODGE
You will have breakfast and then make the journey back down the Tambopata River to Puerto Maldonado. You will arrive at WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge for lunch.
In the afternoon you will Travel Down the Madre de Dios River and from there walk through the forest to the tranquil and beautiful Lake Sandoval. At the lake your guide will paddle you in a wooden canoe to look for Giant River Otters and birds such as Hoatzin and Anhinga. You will walk back through the forest to look for some of the nocturnal creatures of the forest and then travel back to the lodge for a final evening meal. Night at WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 05 WASAI MALDONADO LODGE-PUERTO MALDONADO AIRPORT-CUSCO OR LIMA
Transfer to the airport in time to take your flight to Cusco or to Lima. (Breakfast)
5 DAYS-4 NIGHTS AT WASAI LODGES
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