Tambopata 5 day tour: macaw clay lick and Sandoval Lake
About this tour
- Duration: 5 days and 4 nights.
- Start: Pick up from the airport or bus terminal in Puerto Maldonado.
- Tourist attractions to visit: Tambopata National Park, Macaw Clay Lick, Sandoval Lake.
- Type of transport: Complete tourist transportation (by road and by river in tourist boat).
- Tickets (included): Entrance ticket to all tourist attractions.
- Tourist guide: Professional guide in English or Spanish.
- Tourist lodging: 3 nights at Chuncho Lodge Tambopata Natural Reserve / 1 night at Sandoval Lake lodge.
- Methods of payment: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, PayPal.
- Immediate confirmation.
- The 5-day Tambopata: macaw clay lick and Sandoval Lake tour offers five days and four unforgettable nights in the Peruvian Amazon. The tour has comfortable lodge facilities in the middle of the jungle, surrounded by the sound of animals, but with all the safety and comfort of high quality. Includes jungle excursions to the macaw clay lick, Sandoval Lake, night and day tours, bird watching and more. It also includes pick up, road and river transportation, full board, entrance fees, professional guide and more. Everything you need for a great experience in an exotic place in Peru.
This is the experience
- The adventure begins with pickup from the Puerto Maldonado airport and transfer to the eco lodge in Tambopata. There we can take a nearby walking excursion in the local jungle. On day 2 we will visit the parrot and parakeet clay lick very early in the morning. The rest of the day we will enjoy a tour of the place. On day 3 we will visit the macaw clay lick. Day 4 is a visit to Sandoval Lake, one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Peruvian jungle. Finally, on day 5 you will be transferred to the airport in Puerto Maldonado. The tour includes everything: pick up, transportation, guide, entrance fees, four nights at the eco lodge, meals and return.
Day 1: Arrival in Puerto Maldonado and transfer to the Eco Lodge.
- The adventure begins with the welcome and pick-up of the tourist at the Puerto Maldonado airport (or the city’s land terminal).
- Optionally, if you have too much luggage, you can leave some of it at the offices and travel lighter to the eco lodge.
- The trip will be 2 hours, first by road and then by the waters of the Tambopata River until arriving at the Chuncho eco lodge, in the Tambopata jungle.
- The hotel is spacious with shared areas with hammocks, kitchen, jungle viewpoints and more. After staying we can relax in its facilities and enjoy, in the afternoon, a delicious tourist lunch included. Later we can enjoy the beautiful sunset from a 40-meter high tower at the hotel.
- At dusk, also, accompanied by a guide, we can walk through the jungle facilities and appreciate nocturnal species of animals, birds, and insects.
- In the evening, after dinner, we will enjoy the warm atmosphere of the hotel and then rest in the eco lodge.
Day 2: Excursion to clay lick of parrots and parakeets
- After enjoying our breakfast we will be ready to take our boat and travel along the Tambopata River. We will go to the ‘El Gato’ ravine. There we will take a walk to reach a small clay lick for parrots and parakeets.
- During the walk there will be chances of being able to see different species of monkeys. We also have the opportunity to observe some fruit plants on the farm of a local family. Likewise, we can do piranha sport fishing in the place.
- Then we will return to the hotel facilities to enjoy a delicious tourist lunch.
- In the afternoon walk in the jungle with sunset in the middle of the forest to listen to the change of sounds of the day and the beginning of the night, a beautiful natural spectacle. Then we will have dinner and rest at the eco lodge.
Day 3: Macaw clay lick tour
- On the third day we will wake up very early (around 4.30 am) to visit the macaw clay lick in the Tambopata River. The trip will be by boat for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
- During the route, with a little luck, the visitor will be able to see animals such as the ronsoco, sachavacas or Amazonian felines.
- Once at the clay lick, the visitor will appreciate the beauty of hundreds of macaws feeding on the clay in the early hours of the day.
- Returning to the hotel again, we can enjoy a delicious breakfast. Then we can relax in the hotel facilities and, in the afternoon, swim in the waters of the river, an activity that many places do as part of their daily routine.
- After lunch and late afternoon, the tourist will be able to make an ethnobotanical visit accompanied by a professional guide who will explain the importance of the Amazonian geographical environment and its medicinal flora.
- After dinner, tourists can walk around the immense hotel before deciding to rest.
Day 4: Tour to Sandoval Lagoon
- On the third day, after breakfast at the eco lodge, we will board a boat to the city of Puerto Maldonado. Then we will take a trip through the waters of the Tambopata River and by road to Lake Sandoval.
- Upon arriving at the entry point we will take an entertaining 40-minute walk through the jungle of Cusco until we arrive at Lake Sandoval. During the route you can see species of birds, monkeys, reptiles and mammals.
- Then, aboard a tourist boat, we will tour the jungle appreciating various species such as river otters (giant otters), caimans (harmless reptiles), birds, fish, monkeys and all surrounded by thick vegetation.
- After the unforgettable experience at Lake Sandoval, we will return to the shores of the lake to rest in an eco lodge with incredible views of the Amazon jungle. There we will have dinner and rest on our last night.
Day 5: Animal sighting and farewell
- On the fourth day we will have breakfast at the lodge located next to Lake Sandoval. Very early we will also have the chance to say goodbye to the jungle with a beautiful sunrise.
- Finally we will approach the way back, first on foot, then by boat and finally by road through the city of Puerto Maldonado. The tour concludes with transfer to the city airport (or the land terminal).
- Pick up from the tourist at the airport of the city of Puerto Maldonado or at the city’s land terminal. (after coordination).
- 3 nights of tourist accommodation in the eco lodge ‘Chuncho’ in Tambopata / 1 night of tourist accommodation in the lodge of Lake Sandoval.
- Complete tourist transportation service (transfer to eco-lodge and boat rides).
- Professional tourism guide.
- Complete tourist meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners.
- Entrance to all tourist attractions.
- Return to the land terminal or airport of Puerto Maldonado (after coordination).
- Tour cancellation option.
- Tour date change option.
- Phone calls or tips.
What to bring?
- Comfortable clothing for hot tropical weather with temperatures of 32ºC. in the day and 24ºC. at night.
- Hat or cap.
- Mosquito repellent.
- Passport or identity document.
- Cash for extra purchases.
- Personal hygiene utensils.
Where does the tour start and end?
- The adventure begins with the pick-up of the tourist at the land terminal or airport of Puerto Maldonado (prior coordination).
- The tour concludes with the transfer of the tourist to the land terminal or airport of Puerto Maldonado (after coordination).
How to prevent altitude sickness?
- The city of Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata and Lake Sandoval are located in the low Amazon jungle, almost at sea level (approximately 185 meters above sea level). Therefore, there is no problem with altitude or mountain sickness.
Group or private services
- Do you want to take the 5-day Tour in Tambopata: macaw clay lick and Sandoval Lake in private service? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (+51) 982 108 083.
What is Lake Sandoval?
Sandoval is a Peruvian lake located in the Madre de Dios region near the city of Puerto Maldonado. It stands out for the exuberant Amazonian flora and fauna with species such as the river otter (giant otter), the black caiman, the macaw, the parrot and more. There alone there are more than a thousand species of wild birds.
How is the transportation service included in the tour?
The 5-day Tour in Tambopata: macaw clay lick and Sandoval Lake includes complete transportation throughout the service: land route from the airport or land terminal to the Tambopata River. Then travel by boat or tourist boat through the river waters to the eco lodge. During the excursions it also includes transportation by tourist boat through the Amazon jungle.
Is it very hot in Tambopata?
The Tambopata National Reserve has a hot tropical climate with maximum temperatures of 36ºC. during the day while minimum temperatures of 22ºC. overnight. It is recommended to wear clothing suitable for high temperatures, as well as sunscreen, sunglasses and a cap (or hat).
How to cancel the 5-day Tour in Tambopata: macaw clay lick and Sandoval Lake?
You can cancel the tour once purchased by sending an email to: email@example.com. The last deadline to request it is 5 days before the date of the tour. Cancellation has a penalty of 25% of the tour value (that is, a refund of 75% of the tour value).
How to make changes to the 5-day Tour in Tambopata: macaw clay lick and Sandoval Lake?
Once the purchase is made, you can change the date or tour owners by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The last deadline to request it is 5 days before the tour. The cost for the modification is 10% of the tour value.
How is payment made for the 5-day Tour in Tambopata: macaw clay lick and Sandoval Lake?
You can pay for the tour online (sending 100% of the value of the service) and paying with credit or debit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club or PayPal. Payment is totally secure.
How to get from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco?
The city of Puerto Maldonado is located 478 kilometers by road from the city of Cusco. You can travel by land via a 9-hour interprovincial bus (cost of approximately 50 Peruvian soles). Another option is to take a 1-hour flight (cost of approximately $50).
Is the 5-day tour in Tambopata: macaw clay lick and Sandoval Lake dangerous?
The tour is totally safe as it is organized by tourism professionals, complying with all the necessary protocols such as the use of life jackets, the training of professional guides in first aid, protection and prevention for the care of wild animals and more. Travel safe!