Lake Sandoval & Collpa Chuncho – 2 to 4 Days

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4 Days
Availability : Jan '1 - Dec '31
Puerto Maldonado
Tambopata
Min Age : 12+
Lake Sandoval & Collpa Chuncho

This program is the perfect combination of two most visited natural attractions in the Tambopata National Reserve.

  1. Lake Sandoval, a resplendent mirror of water considered one of the most beautiful lakes in Peru with the greatest biological diversity
  2. Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick, a spectacle of the avifauna that attracts large numbers of Parrots, Macaws and Parakeets, all of your expectations are here in a single program!
Departure Time

Departure & Return Location

1.5-2hrs (From Puerto Maldonado to Lodge)
Puerto Maldonado (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • Domestic Air fares or Bus Fares
  • 3 Nights Jungle Lodge Accomodation
  • Professional Bilingual Tour Guide
  • Tambopata National Reserve Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Meals: From lunch on the first day to breakfast on the fourth day

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Tip
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Recommended to Bring

  • ✓ Sunhat, Sunglasses & Sunscreen
  • ✓ Repellent for mosquitos
  • ✓ Long sleeve t-shirts
  • ✓ Rain Jacket or Poncho
  • ✓ Head Torch
  • ✓ Sandals
  • ✓ Small Daypack
  • ✓ Binoculars or Camera
Other Tours
  • Lake Sandoval 2 Days
  • Lake Sandoval 3 Days
  • Chuncho Clay Lick 2 Days
  • Chuncho Clay Lick 3 Days
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival to Tambopata National Reserve

Your reception will be at the Airport or Bus terminal of the city of Puerto Maldonado, considered the capital of biodiversity in Perú.

Your transfer guide will receive you and take you to our office, where you can repack and take only what is necessary for your stay in our Lodge (If you have large suitcases, you can leave these safely in our office)

Then heading to the River port to embark on a motor boat where you’ll travel down the river Madre de Dios to the entrance of the Tambopata National Reserve for approx. 30 mins.

Lunch: Boxed lunch on the boat & bottled water (Vegetarian options available).

Upon arrival at the Tambopata National Reserve Checkpoint, your entry is recorded. Then you’ll continue with a walk along a 3km trail, for an estimated time of 45 mins. During this tour you will have the possibility of seeing a great variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, etc. Arriving at the shores of Lake Sandoval you’ll board our rowing canoes where you’ll navigate through the flooded palm forest until reaching the crystal clear surface of the lake before continuing to explore.

Arriving at the Lodge, check in to your comfortable rooms. After a refreshing rest, you will have an introductory walk to discover the immense natural wealth of our tropical jungle.

At night you have the opportunity to circumnavigate the lake in search of caimans.

  • Overnight: Jungle Lodge
  • Meals: Boxed Lunch, Dinner

Day 2Lake Sandoval

Waking up early to visit Lake Sandoval in a canoe, to observe the local wildlife, such as: Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) a prehistoric bird, woodpeckers, toucans, tanagers, abundant fish such as (piranha, sardines, etc.), reptiles, varieties of monkeys such as; squirrel monkey, capuchin monkey, monkey red howler, etc., majestic macaws flying. You’ll go in search of the family of giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) that roam the lake together, very active at this time of the day.

Return to the lodge for breakfast.

After breakfast, you’ll return to the city of Puerto Maldonado. Transfer of one hour by the interoceanic highway, then a 17km unpaved road through the middle of the jungle to the port of Philadelphia, here we board a motorized boat heading to our next jungle lodge.

After some lunch you’ll settle in to your palm-roofed cabin.

In the afternoon, visiting the Canopy Observation Tower. The upper platform, freed from the dense forest vegetation, enables you to see all the way to the horizon, framed by a endless sea of ​​treetops.

In the evening, a nightwalk, to see birds and insects of nocturnal habit.

  • Overnight: Jungle Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Dinner

Day 3Chuncho Clay Lick

Waking up early once more to leave for the Macaw clay lick, “chuncho”, the largest in the world. An approximate trip of 2 hrs up the river by boat motorized, on the way you’ll have an incredible opportunity to see wildlife, many species of birds, reptiles, mammals, as well as capybara, the largest rodent in the world. Occasionally, with a lot of luck, you can spot Jaguars (Panthera Onca).

Arriving at the collpa, you’ll settle in a suitable place for breakfast and enjoy the most beautiful natural spectacle of the avifauna that brings together huge groups of Scarlet, green and red macaws, Blue and yellow, parrots and parakeets. They come to the cliffs to feed on nutrient-rich clay, which is of paramount importance to eliminate toxins and supplement nutrients in their daily diet as they cannot be found in other fruits. With good weather you can see hundreds of these wonderful Macaws in activity, then return to the lodge for a short rest.

After lunch, visiting the Quiroz lake, an approximate tour of 45 min through the rainforest trails with immense trees such as Ceibas and Shihuahuacos, etc. During the walk, enjoying the biodiversity and with a lot of luck you can see many wild animals, such as: mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, insects.

At night optional activity in coordination with your guide.

  • Overnight: Jungle Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Dinner

Day 4Puerto Maldonado & Departure

It is time to say goodbye, the excursion has come to an end, after breakfast the trip to return to the city to the airport or bus terminal for your trip return.

Thanks for your visit

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