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Tambopata Jungle Rafting 9D/8N
This unique white-water rafting expedition takes place in one of the most remote corners of the Peruvian rainforest, the Tambopata/ Candamo Natural Reserve, at the edge of the Amazon Basin, near the Bolivian and Brazilian borders . This trip has all of the ingredients of an epic and unforgettable ¨journey-of-a-lifetime¨
Our expedition starts on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world at 15,480 feet above sea level. From the town of Juliaca, we travel across the altiplano into high tropical rain forest, where we begin our rafting journey. We leave behind the last signs of pioneer farmers, gold -panners and human settlements, as we enter the magical and mysterious world of the Amazon rainforest. For seven days, we raft through a natural habitat seeing a high diversity of plants and animals, including 8 species of macaws, 13 species of monkeys,, ocelot, jaguar, capybara, tapir, caiman, the giant river otter and more than 530 species of birds a bird watchers paradise.
At the beggining the first 3 days we will be running Class III plus rapids, later the last 3 days floating on a flatwater section of the river where encounters with wildlife are more casual , to finally arrive at the famous macaw lick (see National Geographic; January 1994). Here hundreds of Macaws and parrots gather at the crack of dawn to feed on the clay from the river bank , a magnificent spectacle of sound and color provided by nature. We will spend the night at the camp across the river.
Afterwards we begin our return journey by a motorized dugout canoe, to the frontier town of Puerto Maldonado and then by airplane to Cusco.
Starting at August 4, to august 12; (Starting in Juliaca, ending in Puerto Maldonado) Start at September 8, to September 16; (Starting in Juliaca, ending in Puerto Maldonado)
Tambopata Birdwatching Jungle Rafting Trip Itinerary
DAY 1 : JULIACA :Reception at Juliaca. We board the bus that will be taking us across the altiplano over a 4,800 meter pass and down to the jungle, to our put-in on the edge of the Amazon Basin. (B+L+D)
DAY 2+3 : RIO TAMBOPATA :As we leave the last traces of civilization behind, we enter a pristine rain forest using the river as a highway. We will raft down the Tambopta River camping on sandy beaches where we will have a chance to encounter wildlife. (B+L+D).
DAY 4+5+6+7+8 : RIO TAMBOPATA :Surrounded by lush vegetation, we will run class III and IV rapids. There is also a good chance of seeing monkeys, capybaras, tapirs and giant river otters, among other animals. Hundreds of coloful birds a bird watchers paradise .Our journey will take us through to the macaw lick, where we will spend the night camping. At the crack of dawn, we will see a rowdy crowd of macaws with their variegated brilliance spattering the clay riverbank. Later, a dugout motor canoe will to take us to the frontier town of Puerto Maldonado, where we will spend the night in a hotel. Here, our services will end. (B+L).
DAY 9 : CUSCO :Early morning flight from Puerto Maldonado back to Cusco.
At this point, you can take an optional trip in Cusco and Machupicchu.
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Flights to Juliaca or from Puerto Maldonado.
- Meals while in the cities
- Personal equipment and clothing.
- All rafting equipment (self -bailing rafts).
- Professional guides, cooks etc.
- Transportation from Juliaca to the river.
- Double occupancy tents.
- All meals while on the trip
TIME OF THE YEAR: May to November
- Thursday April 21 until Saturday April 30
- Saturday May 14 until Sunday May 22
- Saturday June 4 until Sunday June 12
- Saturday Agust 27 until Sunday September 4
- Saturday July 23 until Sunday July 31
- Saturday September 24 until Sunday October 2
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From 4 to 8 paxs US $ 1697.00
From 9 or more paxs US $ 1597.00