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Tambopata Candamo Expedition 4 Days 3 Nights Macaws Clay Lick & Sandoval Lake

Duration: 4 Days
Departures: 12 pm
Level: Easy
Group Size: 2 – 10 per.
Frequency: All Year
Reserves: 1 Month Before arrive to Cusco


The trip is full of adventure, with possibilities to find wild animals and the most attractive landscapes: The amazing macaw clay lick "collpa" in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park and the wonderful Sandoval Lake in the Tambopata - Candamo Reserved Zone. This program includes walks through the heart of the reserved area of Tambopata Candamo and the Bahuaja Sonene National park

Day 01: Transfer at Wasai Tambopata Lodge.

Reception at the airport and transportation to the WASAÍ Maldonado Ecolodge, where you will receive a welcoming tropical fruit beverage. You will embark for a 3 to 3 ½ hour motorboat trip up the Tambopata River to WASAI Tambopata Lodge (box lunch on board). During the trip into the heart of the rain forest we will be able to observe clouds of butterflies, typical Amazon communities, while groups of birds pass over the boat and animals such as capybaras turtles and caiman. Reception and accommodation at Wasai lodge.

Introductory nocturnal walk to understand rainforest ecosystems and see some of the amazing trees . Return to the lodge for dinner.

We will enjoy diverse sounds of the jungle which will accompany our first night in the Amazon. Sleep at WASAI Tambopata Lodge. (BL,D).

Day 02: Visit Macaw Clay Lick.

Early wake up at 4:30 am to take a light breakfast (coffee or mate), to begin with our 40-minute journey upstream to the Macaw Clay Lick "El Chuncho" in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. We will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural sceneries and wildlife of the riverbanks. At our arrival, if weather permits, we will observe one of the greatest wildlife spectacles where hundreds of parrots and different species of macaws gather to eat clay, an unforgettable experience. Then, we will walk through the river beach searching for animal footprints while we have refreshment.

In the middle morning we return to the lodge to have breakfast and then take a rest to relax or do the additional adventure activities like: zip line, triline, floating ropes or enjoy the facilities and the surroundings of Wasai.

(At 11 am) We leave again to take a 10 minute river journey to enjoy "Cascadas del Gato"

(Cat Cascades), where we will swim in a "natural Jacuzzi". If you wish, you can join us to fish in the river where inhabit more than 250 species of fish or do kayaking on the river (additional).

After lunch, we will have an ethno botanical walk into the rainforest by the Tambopata cross path, to learn about plants and medicinal trees of the area; and to observe the amazing jungle ecosystem where we will see walking palm trees, giant lupuna trees, snake trees and so on. At nightfall, we embark again to make a nocturnal caiman search. Night at WASAI Tambopata Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 03: Visit Lake Sandoval.

After breakfast we will make a trip in boat to the WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge, in Puerto Maldonado where we will relax in our bungalows and enjoy a tasty lunch. After lunch we will leave and travel for thirty minutes on the Madre de Dios River, to the access trail to Lake Sandoval, a beautiful typical rainforest lake. 3 km hike to the banks of the lake. There we will board a canoe to paddle around the lake enjoying the beauty of the landscape and observing the wildlife, such as kingfishers, herons, hoatzins (unique pre historic looking birds) , monkeys, etc. If we are lucky we could see the family of giant otters which live at the lake. We will have the opportunity to swim in the lake.

It is time to begin our return hike to the Madre de Dios River to return to Puerto Maldonado. There we will stay in the modern and comfortable bungalows of WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge. After dinner we will be able to rest or go around the city on foot or on bicycle. We can enjoy the pool and its cascade surrounded by verdant vegetation. Rest of the night free to enjoy the night life of this welcoming city. Night at WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge. (B, L, D)

Day 04: Transfer Out.

After breakfast we will return by boat to Puerto Maldonado to take our flight to Lima or Cuzco. (B)

B: Breakfast, BL: Box Lunch, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

The service Include:

  • Transfer airport – lodge – airport.
  • Transportation by road and boat.
  • Excursions.
  • Lodging (02 nights at Wasaí Tambopata Lodge and 01 night at Wasaí Maldonado Ecolodge located in the river banks of Madre de Dios River in the city).
  • Full board.
  • Bilingual Guide.
  • Rubber boots
  • Internet from 6 pm to 10 pm.

The service Not Include:

  • Domestic flights.
  • Adventure activities (zip line, kayaking, triline, floating ropes).
  • Airport taxes.
  • Laundry.
  • Telephone
  • Alcoholic drinks, sodas, tips and radio calls
  • Entrance fee to the National Park ($ 24.00 per passenger)


Entrance fee to the National Park and Reserve be subject to change by SERNANP.

Recommended Items To Bring:

  • Binoculars.
  • Camera
  • Long sleeve shirts and long pants (cotton)
  • Wide brim hat and sun glasses.
  • Waterproof rain gear (long poncho or rain wear).
  • Insect repellent (at least 50% DEET).
  • Sunscreen lotion.
  • Sandals.
  • Flashlight.
  • Enough batteries (alkaline) and bulbs.
  • Towel.
  • Swimming suit.
  • Personal medicines and/or supplies (liquid for contact lenses for example).

Important: In order to meet with group and guide, receive last recommendations and answer questions; briefing one day prior to departure at 7:00pm. at the agency.

Cost per person:

USD $ 448 or S/. 1,299 New Suns

Note: (Minimum 02 People for Reserve)

Prices per person 2012 - 2013

We offer discount of a group of the passengers, the larger the group the lower the price per person.

Please contact us, specifying:

  • Trekking program.
  • Number of people in the trek.
  • Departure date.

Available discounts (these discounts are not cumulative):