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- Accommodation on double bed room
- Activities Listed in the Program
- All meals included (vegetarian, vegan mentioned in advance)
- Best available Lodges in the area
- Box lunch
- Duffel Bags for Travelling Light
- Free Storage Room in Cusco
- Macaw Clay Lick Entrances Tickets
- Professionally Local Guide
- Rubber Boots
- Snacks (fresh fruits, cookies, chocolate)
- Touristic Transportation
- Unlimited Purified Water
- Alcoholic Drinks
- First day breakfast
- International flights
Tambopata & Sandoval Lake 5 days Tour
Explore the Tambopata National Reserve. You will be able to see species such as; Giant Otter at Sandoval Lake one of the most beautiful Amazonian lakes, having a relaxing excursion around the lake, and observing a great number of aquatic birds and monkeys. You will be also visiting the spectacular Chuncho clay- lick, the largest and definitely one of the most spectacular clay-lick in the south of Peru. This is the best combination to enjoy the jungle with active, comfortable, and successful excursions.
We use the Sachavacayoq Lodge which is bordering the Tambopata National Reserve, easy to access to two oxbow lakes (oxbow lakes are the best areas to see wildlife in the Amazon). Condenado lake is close to the lodge. Sachavacayoc is deep in the jungle, spotting Macaws and monkeys. We explore the jungle at night, looking for tapir and other interesting creatures, not to forget large Caymans.
Number of People
We always have a maximum of 6 people per group standard it’s 4-6 people in order to maximize the experience. This means a much higher standard operational service and for performing an ideal Amazon Tour in Peru.
Safety while traveling in the Jungle
Despite all the stories rainforest are relatively safe to be in, especially when compared with traffic in the big cities in Peru, nevertheless its necessary to be aware of the dangers. Just as you know that crossing the road without attention. Believe it or not, more people get killed by falling branches and seed-pots than by all the dangerous animals together. Be aware of that especially when it’s windy and during heavy rains. On top of that, its worth mentioning the major risk while exploring the Amazon Rainforest in Peru.
Below is a list of some of the wildlife that you may encounter while experiencing one of our impeccable tours;
Prevention is the keyword, always wear long-sleeved shirts and long trousers. Insect repellent is a necessity here. Sleep under the mosquito net provided, repellent on shirt and trousers is advisable. (Be aware of long-term effects even a month later.)
Forest pigs are shortsighted and that is why they might be dangerous if you hear, smell, or see them. Keep a considerable distance and don’t talk much until they go away.
They are very rare and avoid noisy tourists, you are lucky if you see one. Don’t run away because that may provoke these rare creatures. Just observe from a quiet distance. Or if you are scared, we recommend you scream loudly, wave your arms and slowly move backs. The Jaguars will look at you in surprise, raise his shoulders, more than likely decide that you are crazy, and slowly walk away.
Mite larvae live in clearings, at forest borders, and in soccer fields. Their saliva causes strong reactions in humans. Within a day of the encounter, their presence can be noticed for days, or even days later. They don’t transmit any disease but cause a lot of scratching, tug your trousers into your socks
Not a big deal, fatal spiders live in deserts, tarantulas rarely attack, and if so, are not fatal, their hairs might cause an allergic reaction.
Small Caymans are not likely to attacks but never try to hold them. White caymans have a reputation to be more aggressive, (2 cases of Black Caimans have been reported within Manu over the years).
Piranhas are not a problem, don’t pee in the water while swimming though. You seldom attract the small candiru fish and they might mistake your body openings for the gill openings of a big catfish. Always makes your guides swim first to prove that it is really safe.
Scary if seen, but snakes are rare and there are about six fatal species in the region, coral snakes are not likely to attack. Especially not because their fangs are not big enough for it, (between your toes is the most likely the place they will go for, so don’t walk in sandals along the trails).
Our guides carry anti-venom. If bitten you will be assisted and tended to as soon as possible, or be evacuated to the local hospitals. In general, bear this in mind and keep your distance from snakes.
The 1997 movie ¨Anaconda¨was a blessing for the rainforest, it scared people, and it is people who threaten nature, the funny thing about this movie is that it gives people what they already know or what they already think they know. All preconceptions show up, obviously, the filmmakers did not care about facts of the real world.
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- Day 5
Pick up at Puerto Maldonado Town
Chuncho Clay Lick
Sandoval Lake Tour
Sandoval Lake back to City
An early wake call and meeting at the lodges ‘dining room to visit the lake for sunrise and a hopeful encounter with the friendly family of Giant Otters who are highly active at this time of the lake, Giant otters must eat an average of 8 pounds of fish a day (4 kilos)Sandoval lake offers abundant wildlife including 6 species of monkeys, black caimans, over 40 species of birds resident to the lakes’ shore, all 5 species of kingfisher of Peru, and the most abundant group of Hoatzin, all the animals here are easy to photograph from the boats. Return to the lodge for breakfast.
Optional hiking in the jungle or early visit to the lake before breakfast and transfer back to the office and the airport.
Hot water shower at the office available before going back to the airport.
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|Wellington BootsProvided at the lodge||Experience has taught us that Wellies are by far the most appropriate footwear for your time in the Jungle. You'll hopefully have noticed we asked for your shoes size on the application form; this is so we can buy you some new ones in Cusco ready for your departure so you don't have to lug them around with you. However, please be aware that it is difficult to get Wellington boots over European size 43, so if that's you, please ensure you bring some with you.|
|Flip flops||Useful for use in the bathrooms and for walking around the lodges.|
|T-shirts, cottonshirts and a light sweatshirt||You should bring a mix of short and long sleeved to protect your arms from mosquito bites|
|Underwear||Cotton is recommended rather than nylon.|
|Socks||These should be long and made from breathable wool to ensure optimum comfort inside your boots.|
|Sunblock Cream Sun GlasssInsect Repellent
|at Least 40 % DEET|
|Trousers & shorts||It’s important to be wearing long bottoms for protection from bugs and sun. We recommend full cut khaki bottoms or khaki type pants that can be zipped into shorts. Light wear.|
|Waterproofraincoat/poncho||Even in the dry season the rain can be heavy so it's good to come prepared!|
|Flashlights||For night activities such as night walks , Caiman Search and for using when the power from the lodges runs out.|