TAMBOPATA JUNGLE is available as either a 10D/9N or 5D/4N program. Please email us for the 5D/4N itinerary.
An unparalleled adventure traveling from the high Andes mountains to the lush Peruvian jungle along the Tambopata river.
The Tambopata program begins at the heights of Lake Titicaca in eastern Peru, then descending to Putinapunku, the lower jungle and the mouth of the Tambopata river. Just days in to our adventure, you’ll say “hasta luego” to civilization and embark into one of the last uninhabited forests of the world, with only the river as our guide. Surrounded by 15,000 kinds of tropical vegetation, 1,000 bird species, hundreds of rare mammals and fish like pacu, gamitamias and catfish, it’s an adventure for both your flies and senses!
DAY 1: Juliaca - Puno Pickup from Juliaca airport and transfer to Puno. Spend night in Puno.
DAY 2: Depart at 6 AM in private transport to Lake Titicaca and through the Andean plains. We will travel up to 4,800 meter altitudes, passing through small indigenous and varying weather conditions to arrive to Putinapunko in the Puno jungle. Spend night in Putinapunko.
DAYS 3-4: Entering Tambopata Depart early for Curva Alegre where we will prepare all rafting-fishing gear. Upon entering the river, we will paddle Class II, III and IV rapids, navigating the Madidi and Bahauia-Sonene National Parks along the Peru-Bolivia border. Mornings and evenings spent fishing near camp sites, and afternoons paddling down river.
DAYS 5-7: Fishing Tambopata Begin full days fishing as we paddle deeper into the jungle. We will start seeing more native plant and animal species, such as capibaras, tapirs, river otters, innumerous birds and, if we are lucky, the majestic jaguar. Campsites are along large, white sand beaches deep within one of the most important national parks in Peru. Campsite for night 7 is at the confluence of the Tambopata and Tabara rivers, an excellent fishing spot.
DAY 8: Tabara Depart early to travel upstream by motorboat into the Tabara river. Full day fishing. Afternoon travel to the Tambopata Research Center (TRC), a private lodge where we will spend the night.
DAY 9: TRC – Puerto Maldonado Depart before sunrise for 10 minute boat trip to observe native macaws, parrots and parakeets. Return to lodge for breakfast and travel to Puerto Maldonado. Spend night in Puerto Maldonado.
DAY 10: Transfer to airport