Tambopata 3 Days Tour

Tambopata National Reserve

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The Tambopata 3 Days Tour includes a visit full of experiences to one of the most important attractions of the Amazon: the impressive Macaw Clay Lick in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, as well as possible encounters with wild animals and trips through remote tributaries of the Amazon river.

The Tambopata National Reserve is located south of the Madre de Dios River in the Tambopata and Inambari districts of the Tambopata province, Madre de Dios department; and its extension is 274 690.00 hectares. The presence of this important protected natural area seeks to conserve the flora, fauna and ecological processes of a sample of the tropical rainforest. Likewise, the Tambopata National Reserve generates conservation processes that ensure the sustainable use of natural resources and the landscape.

The Tambopata river basin has one of the highest rates of biological diversity in the world. The Tambopata National Reserve is located in the middle and lower zone of this basin, neighboring the city of Puerto Maldonado. Among its most common ecosystems are aguajales, swamps, pacales and riverine forests, whose physical characteristics allow local people to take advantage of natural resources.

It is also located contiguously with the Bahuaja Sonene National Park that entirely surrounds it to the south, forming with it a highly important protection unit for the country. The existing connectivity with the protected natural areas of the department (the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve and the Alto Purús and Manu national parks) and those of neighboring Bolivia, supports the existence of the proposed Vilcabamba – Amboró biological corridor.

The Tambopata National Reserve is home to mainly aquatic habitats that are used as stopovers for more than 40 species of transcontinental migratory birds. The national reserve protects important species considered in danger of extinction and offers tourism a privileged destination for observing the diversity of flora and wild fauna.

In the buffer zone are the native communities of Palma Real, Sonene and Infierno belonging to the ethnolinguistic group Ese ’Eja; and the Kotsimba native community of the Puquirieri ethnolinguistic group.


The Tambopata National Reserve is located south of the Madre de Dios River in the Tambopata and Inambari districts of the Tambopata province.

It limits by the North with the province of Tambopata of the department of Madre de Dios; by the East with Bolivia; to the South with the Bahuaja Sonene National Park; and to the West with the Native Community of Kotsimba

To get to the Reserve, you must start from Puerto Maldonado, where the Tambopata and Madre de Dios rivers meet; access is by river.

Tourist Routes

The most visited tourist destination is Lake Sandoval, located in the Madre de Dios river basin. This 127-hectare body of water is surrounded by palm trees full of macaws and is only half an hour by river from Puerto Maldonado. In its waters, which can be traveled in tour boats rented by local people and shelters, there is a large family of river wolves that can be seen hunting and preening on the logs. There is also an observatory tower for a panoramic view.

In the Tambopata river basin, upstream, there are other important lakes, such as Cocococha, 2 hours from Puerto Maldonado and also with the presence of river wolves; and Sachavacayoc, located 3 hours from Puerto Maldonado where there is a camping area to spend the night.

Crossing the Tambopata river is the El Gato creek with its waterfall. Very close to there are the Baltimorillo rapids. The characteristic attractions of Tambopata are the clay licks that are found on the banks of the rivers, gathering hundreds of birds (macaws, hawks and parrots) offering a spectacular show of color and sound (all this especially between 5:30 and 9: 00 am).

Mammals such as sajinos, huanganas and sachavacas come to the mountain or inland clay licks, generally at night. The Chuncho and Colorado clay licks are located on the left bank of the Tambopata River. The latter is considered the largest known clay lick in the entire Peruvian Amazon. Within the RNTMB, various places with various clay licks and various beaches have been identified where you can also see alligators, sachavacas, ronsocos and other species.


The average annual temperature is 26º C, fluctuating between 10º and 38º C. Low temperatures are conditioned by cold Antarctic winds that come through the Andes and enter the Amazon basin. The presence of cold winds occurs with greater intensity in the months of June and July. The rains occur in the months of December to March.


As soon as you arrive at the airport or the bus station in Puerto Maldonado, your guide will be waiting to take you to your accommodation, located in the Tambopata National Park. After leaving the luggage, we will eat and hike through lush trails. We will see birds, turtles, monkeys and other animals. At dusk, we will enjoy a unique sunset while taking a boat ride. We will have dinner and rest until the next day.

Ring Ring. We will enjoy a full breakfast until 9:30, at which time we will start a hiking route to Lake Sandoval. Accompanied by the guide, we will walk 3 kilometers through the Amazon jungle of Tambopata discovering much more about its fauna and flora. Tarantulas, snakes, squirrels, otters, herons, alligators … We will return to the cabins to eat and, at night, we will take a short night walk. We will have dinner and … to sleep!

We will get up early for breakfast and go, at 4:15 am, to the parrot and macaw clay lick. An incredible bird watching experience. With dawn, we will begin to see how dozens of parrots come to a clay wall to feed. We will take advantage of the day to go fishing in Lake Anaconda. After the excursion we will return to the cabins and, with a bit of luck, we will run into a sloth bear. We will finish the circuit by taking you back to the Puerto Maldonado airport or the bus station.


  • Transport by car or minibus.
  • 2 nights in accommodation with full board.
  • Guide in Spanish.
  • Boat tour.
  • Entrance to the Tambopata National Park.


The circuit includes accommodation in private cabins near the Madre de Dios River, on a full board basis. Lunch and dinner include a starter, a main course, dessert and non-alcoholic drinks. Juices, coffee, eggs, fried banana and other products are offered at breakfast.

Not Included:

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips

What to pack for the Tambopata 3 Days Tour?

  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent with more than 30% diethyltoluamide
  • Hat
  • Rain Poncho
  • Long pants
  • Long t-shirt
  • Flashlight or lamps
  • Shoes to walk
  • Empty bottle to refill water
  • Binoculars and / or Binoculars
  • Plastic bags to protect cameras etc.

Frequently questions:

If I have a very late flight or bus, what happens?

You can coordinate with our staff so that you can leave later if you wish, and you can also do some extra activity.

Do I have to bring extra money for the Tambopata 3 Days Tour?

We recommend bringing a little money in case you want an extra drink at the Lodge such as soft drinks, beer, drinks and / or tips for the staff will be at your service.

If I have any allergies or suffer from any disease, should I notify before?

Yes, of course, so that we can offer a good service and help you report any illness and / or allergy you have.

The Tambopata 3 Days Tour includes an vegetarian option?

Yes, of course, we have options for vegetarians, she sent an e-mail, with her food needs.

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