Tambopata Research Centre offers a range of activities that can be undertaken on a full day or half day basis.
A thirty minute walk from Tambopata Research Centre leads to the 25 metre scaffolding canopy tower, equipped with a staircase that leads to the platforms above. You can enjoy views over the treetops to spot toucans, macaws and raptors.
Back on ground level, we board a boat for the four and a half hour journey to Tambopata Research Centre in the pristine heart of the reserve. The journey travels deep into the Amazon, crossing the confluence with the Malinowski River, leaving behind any trace of human life, and replacing it with capybara, caiman, geese and macaws.
Two hours into the river journey and deep within the Tambopata National Reserve, we stop at the Chuncho clay lick. After a 5 minute walk, we should see dozens of macaws feeing on the sodium rich clays of the riverbank. This clay lick probably attracts more large macaws than any other clay lick in the world. Please note that the birds do not visit when it is raining so the visit will be weather dependent.
On arrival at the lodge, you will be welcomed and given a brief orientation. In the afternoon we head out on a 3-5 kilometre walk to a view point with commanding views of the Tambopata as it winds its way to the lowlands. The walk takes us through a regenerating bamboo forest where we may see howler monkeys and dusky titi monkeys.
After dinner at the lodge, scientists will provide a detailed look at the biology of macaws, their feeding habits, breeding, theories for their use of clay licks, population fluctuations and the threats to their conservation.