Description :The Tambopata National Reserve and Bahuaja Sonene National Park are locatedso next in the Amazon region of southern Peru. They possess great wealth of flora andwildlife and natural beauty. Initially the protected area was established as a reserved areabeginning of year 90 and then through a long process of consultation and negotiation with thesectors involved the final areas for national parks and reserves were determined.
Biodiversity Rainforest Amazon :The area has great diversity of habitats, allowing the existence of speciesabundance. Tambopata river basin is considered one of the ecosystemshighest levels of biodiversity in the world. In the protected area you can find highdiversity of plant communities, several economically important forest speciessuch as cedar (Cedrela odorata), mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), screw (Cedrelinga sp.),Chestnut (Bertholetia excelsa), palms as pona (Iriartea ventricosa), aguaje (Mauritiaflexuosa), among others. In terms of fauna, the area has a significant population of wolfPteronura river brasiliensis endangered species; Likewise, in situation species ulnerable as aardvark (giant anteater), Giant Armadillo (Priodontes maximus), black spider monkey (Ateles paniscus), jaguar (Panthera onca), roseate spoonbill (Ajaijaajaja) taricaya (Podocnemis unifilis), Anaconda (Eunectes murinus) among others.
- Type of service: Private or Group
- Location: Southern Peru, Madre de Dios Department, Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata National Reserve, Sandoval Lake Reserve
- Activities: Monkey I
- Length: 4 Days/3 Nightssland, Sandoval Lake, piranhas fishing, canopy, zip-line
- Altitude: 400 – 3,600 m.a.s.l.
- Best time to visit: March – October
- Departure: Every day
- Minimum of participants: 2
- Maximum of participants: 10
- Price per person: 00 USD
ITINERARY DETAILED TOUR RAINFOREST
Tour Day 1
- We will pick you up from your hotel and bus stations
- We will pick you up from the airport in our bus
- We take our boat about 50 minutes
- We arrive our lodge, and have lunch and free time.
- We start to explore the Amazon walk , Monkey Islands
- Dinner and a night walk
- Back to our Lodge
Tour Day 2
- We will have our Breakfast, then take our boat up the river for about 15 minutes.
- We register in the Sandoval Reserve, then we will walk 5 kilometer or about 2 hour to Sandoval lake Reserve
- We Explorer full day in our paddle canoe and we will have a could lunch in the canoe
- We will see giant river otters, caiman, turtle, birds, monkeys, macaws.
- Pm: We will go back to river Madre de Dios to take our boat to return our lodge
- Dinner, and a night walk.
Tour Day 3
- Breakfast, then a long walk in the deeper jungle
- You will see many species ,Medicinal Plant , exotic plant ,ayahuasca plant , Beatles, Ant , Bbutterflies ,Insects ,Monkeys ,Frogs ,etc
- lunch, free time
- Today we will do adventure
- canopy walk way, zipline , fishing for piraña
- Dinner in our lodge, and a night walk.
Tour Day 4
- Today we will take our boat to return to Puerto Maldonado to transfer to bus station or airport
Quick Itinerary of the Tour Rainforest
Tour Day 1: Puerto Maldonado – Madre de Dios River – Monkey Island – Tour Rainfores
Tour Day 2: Tour Rainforest exploring to Sandoval Lake
Tour Day 3: Tour Rainforest – Piranhas Fishing – Canopy – Zip-Line
Tour Day 4:Tour Rainforest – Madre de Dios River – Puerto Maldonado
Itinerary of the Tour Rainforest 4Days /3Night
TOUR DAY 1:
Tour Rainforest to Puerto Maldonado Monkays Island and Walk
You are welcomed and pick-up from the airport/coach terminal of Puerto Maldonado by our Representative to take you to our office where you can leave your larger baggage not necessary for the trip, but you need to bring a backpack for personal items and more. Then, we transfer you to the port of Puerta Capitania where you board a motorboat and navigate up the Madre de Dios River for an hour. On the way, we observe various flora and animal species such as turtles, birds, capybaras and lizards sunbathing on the river shores.
Then, we stop shortly at the Monkey Island (Isla de los Monos) to view some of its 3 monkey species. Later, we reach the Eco Tambo Lodge where we are welcomed by a fresh fruit juice! Afterwards, we accommodate ourselves in twin private rooms and enjoy a short rest. Later on, we follow jungle paths while our experienced Tour Guide explains to us about local animals and plants such as trees having over 500 years of age (!), medicinal plants, toucans, orioles, trogons, macaws, monkeys, butterflies, etc. We get back for dinner then.
A night walk in the tour rainforest
TOUR DAY 2:
Tour Rainforest Exploring to Sandoval Laka Reserve
After breakfast, we board a motorboat and navigate up the Madre de Dios River until we get to a checkpoint of the Sandoval Lake Reserve and we start walking for 5 km to reach Sandoval Lake. There, we take a canoe bringing us to the centre of the lake where we are served lunch while watching its typical inhabitants – giant
river otters, black caimans, pumas, a prehistoric bird shansho, herons, cormorants, kingfishers, Jesus birds (or lily trotters), red howler monkeys, common squirrel monkeys, white-faced capuchins, sloths, etc. In the end of the day, we return to the lodge for dinner, a shower and overnight.
A night walk in the tour rainforest amazon
TOUR DAY 3:
Tour Rainforest – Piraña Fishing and Canopy Walk – Zipline
In the morning, we start walking on surrounding jungle paths enabling us to get to know the biodiversity that this Amazonian jungle site includes. Just to name some of the plant kingdom, you can find there some medicinal plants, ayahuasca, giant and very old jungle trees or chestnuts. Local representatives of the animal kingdom are birds, mammals, reptiles, butterflies, etc. Then, we try to fish piranhas in the Gamitana River.
After that, we get back to the lodge for lunch and a short break. Afterwards, an adrenaline activity awaits us as we try the canopy walk. – A walk on a hanging bridge to observe the Amazon landscape from another perspective! But no worries, this is not the only adrenaline sport that you can experience today as you are given the opportunity to do zip-line immediately after that!! The zip-line is located above trees in a height of 30 metres! Finally, we return to our lodge for dinner and a sleep.
OPTION: Night walk in the Tour Rainforest amazon
TOUR DAY 4:
Tour Rainforest Back to Puerto Maldonado City
After breakfast, we board a motorboat taking us back to Puerto Maldonado sailing up the Madre de Dios River. There, we pick our baggage up from the office and then, we are transferred either to the airport or the coach terminal.
End of service!
You need to be vaccinated against Yellow Fever as well as to bring some anti-malaria tablets with you!!
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Included in the Tour Rainforest
- A professional naturalist Tour Guide;
- Motorboat transportation
- Private vehicle land transportation;
- 3 Night Walk
- Meals: 3x Breakfast, 3x Lunch, 3x Dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!);
- Accommodation: 3 Nights in the lodge with private room and shower;
- First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and an antidote for a snake bite;
- Special equipment for canopy Walk Way and zip-line ,Piraña Fish
- Radio communications;
- Rubber boots.
Not included in the Tour Rainforest
- Any flight nor airport departure taxes;
- Travel insurance;
- Tips to local staff.
- Breakfast on the first and the last day Lunch;
What to take with you to the Tour Rainforest
- Mosquito repellent (DEET 35 recommended as a MINIMUM!!),
- Original passport,
- Small backpack,
- Long sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green coloured),
- Long cotton trousers,
- Cotton long socks (to be put into your trousers),
- Comfortable walking shoes,
- Sandals or light shoes,
- Rain gear (e.g. rain poncho),
- Sweater (for the beginning of the tour in Andes and the cloud forest only),
- Binoculars (we also rent it),
- Camera and its charger,
- Plastic bags to be used for clothes and a camera,
- A hat as a protection against the Sun or rain,
- Small towel,
- Toilet paper,
- Antibacterial gel,
- Sun cream,
- Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries),
- A bottled water (1 litre as a minimum),
- Pocket money (Soles) to buy some beverages and souvenirs as well as to tip.
Confirmed departures of the Tour Rainforest[tab: description of the Tour Rainforest ]
Peru: Tambopata National Reserve and the Bahuaja Sonene National Park :tropical montane rain, subtropical low montane rain forest, montane rain in amazon forest semisaturated subtropical low, and four life zones in transition: subtropical wet forest to tropical moist forest tropical to subtropical wet forest to tropical moist montane tropical forest, very subtropical humid subtropical to amazon rainforest In the protected area are some ecosystems such as forest terrace, terrace forest Average flood forest high flood terrace, upland forest on clay soil, amazon forest land on sandy-clay soil, upland forest on sandy soil, forest permanently flooded marshy, swampy forest, Pacal or bamboo, tropical plains The main rivers that surround or cross the area are the Tambopata, Heath, Malinowski, the Tower, Tavara, Candamo Macaw, including smaller. The area has lakes or lakes related to the meandering nature of rivers, palm swamps and seasonally flooded areas. The rivers and streams have increased and reflux patterns depending on time of year, whether rainy season (November to March) or dry season (May to September) respectively.
Biodiversity : The protected area is home to a large part of the Peruvian amazon biodiversity. It presents a tambopata diversity of habitats, leading to the existence of abundant species . In the eastern slopes of the Andes can be seen high levels of endemism , so it is expected that the protected area also recorded a high concentration of high endemism and diversity to several groups of biological organisms. Amazon Rainforest Tambopata river basin is considered one of the ecosystems in terms of biodiversity in the world. As an indicator of this vast wealth is It may be mentioned that in an area of only 550 ha were found 91 species of mammals, 570 birds, 127 reptiles and amphibians, 94 fish, among other surprising records
Vegetation : The Tambopata River in Madre de Dios near the Puno foothills is riddled with clumps of bamboo are presented,only habitat of various species of birds and mammals. mature to Amazon forest areas Plains is located Typical flooded forests and low mountains. The flora in the national reserve (+/- 1400 species of plants
Vascular) is fairly typical of the southwest Amazon peru basin . The Heath river and its pampas are a unique ecosystem in Peru. The pampas are flooded grasslands periodically. These are renewed through occasional fires in the dry season, preventing the advance invasive vegetation of the jungle Amazon . Small woods or groups of trees with varied vegetation grow manner of islands in the pampas. The flatter areas are dominated by grasses, rushes and other herbs with some scattered shrubs. In the protected area can be found a high diversity of plant communities, several species amazon rain Forest of economic importance such as cedar (Cedrela odorata), mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) screw (Cedrelinga sp.), Chestnut (Bertholetia excelsa), palms as pona (Iriartea ventricosa), aguaje (Mauritia flexuosa), huasaí (Euterpe sp.), Ungurahui (Jessenia bataua). Wildlife It has been found that there are large populations of protected species in the area that in many parts of the Amazon
Origins of the Basin River Amazon Rainforest
To get a full picture of how the Amazon of the Tour Rainforest ecosystem came into being let’s look at its history. How were past conditions different, and How did all the diversity come about?
Scientists believe that parts of the Amazon del Tour Rainforest are ancient, and hardly changed in 100 million years; as the rainforest’s Tour Rainforest living fossils testify. We see evolution’s fantastic tapestry, woven from billions of threads: plants, animals, decomposers and all their relationships. The origin of this complexity is in the forest’s beginning. When dinosaurs roamed the earth, over 220 million years ago, a huge river flowed west across what is now South America, into the Pacific. At that time, southern continents were joined, like pieces of a jigsaw, in a super-continent called Gondwanaland this amazon Tour Rainforest According to the theory of plate tectonics, continents and ocean floors form gigantic rocky rafts, or plates, that are moved by convection forces in the planet’s interior. Sudden earthquakes and dramatic volcanic eruptions mark their boundaries as the plates bump and collide, ‘sliding over, under or around each other. But the plates move extremely slowly. During our lifetime, a continent moves only three meters or so. Yet speed this up, and the ‘landmasses wander and pirouette across the globe. By about 150 million years ago, South America had become a huge island isolated from neighboring landmasses. The continent’s isolation had profound effects on its fauna.Tour Rainforest Primitive mammals, notably marsupials and edentates, proceeded to evolve in niches elsewhere occupied by more successful placental mammals. All the marsupials of the Americas are now extinct except opossums, while the last surviving edentates are sloths, armadillos and anteaters.About 15 million years ago, tectonic movement caused huge eruptions and earthquakes all along the continent’s west coast as the Pacific and South American Plates collided. Pushing against each other, the Pacific Plate was forced downwards while the South American Plate crumpled upwards. The Andes began to rise (and continue to do so) and during the Pliocene epoch – between 5.3 and 1.6 million years ago – blocked the westward-flowing river and so created a huge inland lake, the biggest ever. Marine animals were now trapped in a freshwater environment. Some adapted and remain to this day. Hence, the rivers are home to freshwater sting-rays and dolphins, and other animals normally found only in marine environments. Around 5 million years ago, South America joined North America, forming the Panama Isthmus. Ocean currents changed and climate patterns altered. Placental mammals invaded southwards leading to the extinction of many of the previously isolated primitive mammals. Some 1.6 million years ago, tectonic movement tilted the entire South American Plate, and the river flowed east, in its present direction, into the Atlantic.Over time the highlands on the basin’s edges eroded. As sand and mud collected, the underlying rock sank under the weight and yet more silt piled on the deposits built up over millions of years when the area was an inland lake. Immensely deep alluvial deposits fill the vast network of ancient valleys that comprise the present- day river system – in the Amazon of the Tour Rainforest you’re on a pile of mud 4km deep. The last great geological events to sculpt the lowland landscapes were the ice ages, the most recent of which ended 1 (),()()() years ago. The sea-level was 30m or more lower than today, causing the river to run much faster. Huge torrents cut deep channels in the mud, leaving hills and rises as the sea level dropped. Carved by primordial floods, the high banks your boat sails past are above today’s highest flood levels. Beyond the reach of seasonal flooding, the forests on firm ground, or terra firmer forests, are quite different from the area forest found in flooded areas in the amazon Tour Rainforest
Species of the Butterflies the Amazon Rainforest
:You could definitely visit Madre de Dios just for the butterflies! Nowhere in the world can you see more different species in any locality of a similar size. They come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from huge neon blue Morphos to liny metallic spotted Riodinidae. Over 1,200 species have been recorded here and on a sunny day (especially after rain) it sometimes seems as though all 1,200 are flitting about along the trails