Tambopata Rafting

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A vehicle will take us across the high land down to high tropical rain forest and to the end of the road, where we put-in. We´ll board rafts and use the river as a highway into the jungle. From this point we leave behind the last sights of pioneers, farmers, and gold pan settlers to enter the magic and mysterious world of the tropical rainforest. This provides the habitat for a diverse species of plant and animals, including 8 species of macaws, 13 species of monkeys, 530 species of birds, ocelot, jaguar, capybara, tapir, caiman, giant river otters, and many more. We´ll be floating for 6 days, running Class III and IV rapids. Later, we´ll arrive at the world-renowned Macaw Lick (see National Geographic; January 1994 ) where we will spend the night, allowing us to see these magnificent birds at dawn. Then we´ll take a motorized dug-out canoe to the frontier town of Puerto Maldonado where we spend the night and end our journey. We invite you to review the full itinerary and find out the many incredible things you can discover along the way.








Day 1Juliaca

Early reception at Juliaca, we board the private vehicle that will be taking us across the highland and through a 15,000´ pass and down to the jungle, until we arrive at our put-in on the edge of the Amazon basin. (B+L+D).

Day 2Tambopata River

As we leave the last traces of civilization, we enter pristine rain forest using the river as a highway, we´ll float down camping on sandy beaches along the way where we will have a chance to encounter wild life. (B+L+D).

Day 3Tambopata River

The river remains relatively calm and we will navigate class II and III rapids. We will begin to see a variety of different kinds of birds, a few mammals such as anteaters and giant otters (a species that is in danger of extinction). In the afternoon we will arrive at our campsite to relax and enjoy a delicious dinner. (B+L+D)

Day 4Tambopata River

Today the landscape begins to change little by little as the river narrows and the rapids increase in difficulty (class III and IV). We will continue seeing splendid native animals to the jungle and with a bit of luck we will see monkeys. (B+L+D)

Day 5Tambopata River

Surrounded by lush vegetation, we´ll run class III and IV rapids and there is a good chances of running into monkeys, capybaras, tapirs and giant river otters among other animals. Our journey will take us through to the macaw lick where we spend the night camping on the river shore. (B+L+D)

Day 6Tambopata River

Like Day 5, you’ll be surrounded by lush vegetation and run class III and IV rapids with a good chance of spotting monkeys, capybaras, tapirs and giant river otters among other animals. Our journey will take us through to the macaw lick where we spend the night camping on the river shore. (B+L+D)

Day 7Tambopata River

Today we will encounter a very calm section of the river, which will allow us to observe the flora and fauna with peacefulness. We will arrive to Tambopata Research Center (TRC) where we will enjoy all the accommodations of this Eco-Lodge. In the afternoon we’ll have the chance to hike some of the trails around the area. (B+L+D)

Day 8Tambopata River / Puerto Maldonado

At the crack of dawn we will see a rowdy crowd of macaws with their variegated brilliance spattering the clay riverbank. Later a dug-out motor canoe will take us to the frontier town of Puerto Maldonado, to spend the night in a hotel. (B+L).

Day 9Cusco

Early morning transfer from the hotel to Puerto Maldonado Airport.


– Land transportation to the put-in at Juliaca
– River transportation to Puerto Maldonado
– Healthy and nutritious meals
– All professional rafting equipment (dry bags and class V river gear)
– All camping gear (dining tent, double person tents, mattress, etc).
– Safety and professional river procedure\r\n- Professional river guides
– Overnight in Tambopata Research Center
– Hotel in Puerto Maldonado
– Transfer to Puerto Maldonado`s airport

– Flight tickets
– Alcoholic beverages
– Hotels or meals in the cities not mentioned in the program
– Sleeping bag (we can rent)
– Tips
– Extras
– Breakfast / BL

– Boxed Lunch / L- Lunch / D- Dinner

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Tambopata Rafting


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