Guests are received at the airport and taken to the office, where you will be able to repack and leave in storage anything that you will not be needing on this part of your trip. We then continue on to the port in the native community of Infierno, from which we will embark on an hour and a half boat ride to Explorer’s Inn Tambopata Ecolodge.
During this journey guests will receive a boxed lunch and there will be an obligatory stop the the La Torre control point to register our entrance into the Tambopata National Reserve.
Upon arrival guests will be greeted by the lodge manager, who will give useful recommendations and information to ensure an enjoyable stay.
After a rest, our naturalist guide will give an informative presentation about the distinct species of caiman that can be observed in the Tambopata National Reserve, in order to allow guests to learn more about this endangered species.
We again board our boat to start the nighttime search of caimans in the Tambopata River. Our naturalist guide uses a spotlight in order to locate them on the banks of the river, so that we can observe them from a respectable distance.
In order to have the best chance of observing endangered Giant River Otters, it is necessary to wake up very early to walk to Tres Chimbadas Lake, a walk of 1.5 km; during which our naturalist guide will explain to us about the principal ecosystems of the tropical forest, as well as the diverse species of fauna that we see on the way.
While we play a game of hide-and-seek with the River Otters, we will enjoy a snack and a short journey around the lake on small catamarans, in order to enjoy the variety of wildlife that can only be found in this ecosystem.
After a rest we will visit a local farm close to the lodge, which belongs to a member of the local community. This activity directly supports the economic development of the La Torre community and gives us the opportunity to see and try various natural products of the area.
We wake early to visit the parrot claylick, which is a 10 minute boat ride from the lodge. A claylick is an exposed area of clay with higher concentrations of salts and other important minerals, where parrot species converge to eat. In our case this is a small wall close to the river, allowing observation of various species of parrots and parakeets which you can see eating the clay. We will then return to the lodge walking one of our trails, where if we are lucky, we may see other animals in their natural habitat.
We visit our 42 meter high tower in order to enjoy the spectacular views of the sunset and surroundings. We have the chance to see a variety of fauna species, including types of macaws, parrots, toucans and monkeys.
Your naturalist guide will take you on a nightwalk to see the jungle from another perspective. This is the time to see unique insects, amphibians, owls and perhaps other species if you are lucky.
We have an early breakfast and get ready for our departure from the lodge.
The time of departure is programmed according to the flight times for guests finishing their tour on the same day.
Guests are taken from the port to our Puerto Maldonado office, and then on to the airport.