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Sandoval Lake Lodge, Amazon Peru, Amazon Wild, Tambopatata Travel

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Adventure Wildlife Center 5days

Adventure Wildlife Center: The Tambopata National Reserve is situated in Tambopata River Basin in the south-east of Peru and the south of the city of Puerto Maldonado. It covers an area of 274,690 hectares. Objectives, for which the Peruvian government established this important reserve in 1990, are to preserve its flora, fauna and ecological processes as a sample of the Amazon tropical rainforest as well as to create conservation processes that ensure sustainable use of natural resources and landscape. The Tambopata National Reserve possesses one of the highest levels of biodiversity worldwide!! Among its most common ecosystems belong palm swamps, riparian forests, marshes and bamboo groves, which physical characteristics allow local people make use of natural resources.

On this tour, we visit the most famous clay-lick of the Tambopata National Reserve – Chuncho Clay-Lick!! Chuncho is a 10 meter high muddy side bank of the Tambopata River. The clay-lick attracts many species of macaws, parrots and parakeets because of nutritive consistence of its earth! The most precious Chuncho´s visitor is the gorgeous scarlet macaw!

Other places, which we tour, are the stunning El Gato Waterfall, Sandoval Lake with its typical inhabitants – a family of giant river otters and a local specific – a palm clay-lick!

Tambopata Expedition to Sandoval Lake 5d/4n

Length: 5 Days/4 Nights Tambopata Expedition :
Type of service: Private or Group
Location: Southern Peru, Madre de Dios Department, Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata National Reserve,
Activities: Monkey Island, Sandoval Lake, p, Macaw Clay Lick Tambopata ,piranhas fishing, canopy, zip-line,
Altitude: 400 – 3,600 m.a.s.l.
Best time to visit: Todo el Año
Departure: Every day
Minimum of participants: 2
Maximum of participants: 10
Price per person: USD

Tour Itinerary

 

Quick Itinerary of the Adventure Wildlife Center Macaw Clay Lick Chuncho :

Day 1 : Puerto Maldonado to Adventure Wildlife Center and hiking :
Day 2 : Adventure Wildlife Center   to Macaw Clay Lick – Hiking and Fishing :
Day 3 :  Adventure Wildlife Center to Sandoval Lake Reserve Trips by Canoe:
Day 4 : Adventure Wildlife Center Macaw Palm Tree :
Day 5 :  Adventure Wildlife Center Back to Puerto Maldonado :

Tours Day 1:
Puerto Maldonado to Adventure Wildlife Center and hiking :

Your guide will be waiting at the airport and take you to our office located about 5 minutes away from the city of Puerto Maldonado. Here we will record and do some last minute shopping for things we could have forgotten such as batteries or poncho, then land transport, for 2 hours then begin a trip on a motorized boat along the Tambopata River for 10 minutes until we reach our lodge, during the journey we can also see various species of birds such as herons, cormorants, wild turkeys, shanshos, vultures, kingfishers, eagles, Caracaras, etc., also alligators, turtles and capybaras (the largest rodent World) sunning on the beaches of the river. Arrival at our lodge, after settling into our comfortable rooms, we will make a night walk where some animals are active at night such as possible: night monkeys, frogs, tarantulas, scorpions, etc. Return to the lodge for dinner. We sleep in our comfortable lodge.

Tours Day 2:
Adventure Wildlife Center   to Macaw Clay Lick – Hiking and Fishing :

We leave our lodge very early and later arrive near the mouth of the river Malinowski. Where it is located the following Post “Malinowski” controls. We also have the possibility to use the restrooms or visit the interpretation center.

During our trip we will witness the change in the environment. The Tambopata now flows faster and fans into several branches creating islands covered with flooded forests, lined with large pebble beaches. Perfect for watching the Orinoco geese, cormorants, capybaras and alligators places.
Lick Chuncho

The Collpa Chuncho is a bank of approximately ten meters of mud atop a side arm of the Tambopata River, where several species of parrots, macaws and parrots gather in a magical display. The most famous visitor is the magnificent scarlet macaw.

These birds have to gather each morning to feed on clay before flying in search of fruits and seeds in the jungle. This show lasts one to three hours and follows a specific order. First come the small species like parakeets and parrots parrot lets later appear eventually followed by the significantly larger macaws bring this exceptional explosion of color and sound to a dignified end.

Back to our lodge we have lunch, after lunch, return to Puerto Maldonado, and from there travel the Madre de Dios, approximately on a journey of 30 minutes, then get to our next lodge “Amazon Tambopata Lodge” where we night in our confortable lodge on the River Madre de Dios.

Tours Day 3:
Adventure Wildlife Center to Sandoval Lake Reserve Trips by Canoe:

After breakfast, we will prepare to go to our next lodge in Lake Sandoval, travel in our motor for 10 minutes to the port of Lake Sandoval and from there do the entrance (Tambopata) National Reserve on a walk in a hour or so and arrive at the lodge where we will accommodate Mejia in our comfortable rooms close to the lake Sandoval. The Lodge has private bathrooms and is located within the Tambopata national reserve which makes it different from other lodges where we guarantee that you will see more wildlife and being in touch with nature. After settling we visit the Sandoval Lake taking a canoe paddle along the lake, where you can see the giant otter (otter) black caiman, hoatzin, herons, kingfishers, etc. Return to the lodge for dinner, after dinner visit the lake again in the canoe with our flashlights or lamps to see the alligators they usually marry at night, where we will show and explain and then return to our comfortable hostel for overnight night.

Tours Day 4:
Adventure Wildlife Center Macaw Palm Tree :

We get up early to go see the palm trees Lick this is a special place within the reserve where different species of parrots and macaws gather to eat the dried palm trees that are rich in minerals such as calcium, sodium, potassium, etc. . Which is very important for the digestion of the birds. After return to the lodge for breakfast. Then we prepare to exit the Tambopata National Reserve “sandoval lake” to return to our lodge of the Madre de Dios river where our boat will be waiting to take us, after settling into our comfortable lodge, and lunch, we climb a tower 27 meters high, comfortably climb the tower, which will allow us to reach a suspension bridge, and the launch pad of the tracer, first we cross the bridge over the trees 89 meters long reaching a height of 37 meters in the middle of the main branches of an ancient tree, great opportunity to see animals that are impossible from the ground, an unforgettable experience, then the guide more and attendees will prepare us to feel pure adrenaline, using all safety equipment will make a slip by a cable and we feel like a bird flying over the forest, over 190 meters in a few seconds. We guarantee 100% safety, fun and lots of adrenaline produced by Adventure. dinner and overnight in our comfortable lodge on the banks of the Madre de Dios River.

Tours Day 5:
Adventure Wildlife Center Back to Puerto Maldonado :

After breakfast, transfer to Puerto Maldonado arrange the departure time of their flight to transport them to the airport.

Tour Includes

 

Included in the Tour Adventure Wildlife Center :
Professional guide;
Transport MotorBoat and car
Transfer Round Trips
Meals: 4x Breakfast, 4x Lunch 4x Dinner and drinking water (Note: vegetarian option on request at no additional cost);
Accommodation: 4 nights in the lodge;
First aid kit, including a venom extractor, treating mosquito bite and an antidote for snakebite;
Radio communications;
Rubber boots.

Not Included in the Adventure Wildlife Center :
Any flight nor airport departure taxes;
Travel insurance;
Vaccination;
Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day;
Drinks;
Tips to local staff.

What to bring with you to Adventure Wildlife Center :
Mosquito repellent (recommended at least 35% !!)
Original passport,
Small backpack,
Long-sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green)
Long cotton pants,
Long cotton socks (to be put on the pants)
Comfortable walking shoes,
Sandals or light shoes,
Rain gear (for example, rain poncho)
Bathing suits;
Binoculars (also rented)
Camera and charger,
Plastic bags to be used for clothing and a camera,
One hat as protection against sun or rain,
Small towel,
Toilet paper,
Sunscreen,
Sunglasses,
Flashlight (battery replacement)
A mineral water (1 liter minimum)
Pocket money (soles) to buy some drink

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Adventure Wildlife Center Macaw Clay Lick Chuncho  – 5d/4n

For Parrots and Macaws, colpa gatherings are a social event. In twos and threes, they group in the treetops, chattering, playing and hanging upside down on vines, until a big enough groups has amassed and feeding begins Whatever the reason, it is integral to their survival and the act of feeding itself, often comprising hundreds of birds at a time, is one of the Amazon’s most spectacular displays. As with many areas in the Expeditions Amazon basin, increasing economic development is putting a strain on the natural resources of Peru’s rainforest. Logging, farming and tourism are a growing threat to its wildlife, particularly in this area along Las Piedras River just east of Manu, Peru’s premier national park. Unlike Manu and the neighboring Tambopata River nature reserve, the adjacent Las Piedras river system is not yet protected. But like the Tambopata, Las Piedras represents a body of water running through one of the largest tracts of pristine rainforest on the planet. It’s an area considered to be one of the world’s hotspots in terms of biodiversity – the heart of the Amazon. The aim of this six-week expedition is to gather data – clay lick behavior, mammal and bird population densities and effects of human traffic on wildlife. The published results are then presented to decision-makers in Peru Amazon Expeditions (the government, park authorities and the like) to provide them with valuable information on how to manage this natural eco-tourism resource – one which is increasingly becoming essential to the regional economy.

Amazon Biodiversity to Adventure Wildlife Center  :The Madre de Dios region, where the Tambopata National Reserve is located, is recognized as the “biodiversity capital of Peru”, supporting 30% of Peru’s biodiversity despite only covering 7% of its national territory. It is home to some of the most inspiring, important and threatened species in the world, including giant river otters and a staggering 209 species and subspecies of monkey, including howler, squirrel and spider monkeys and several species of marmoset. There are 21 threatened species found on the IUCN Red List including jaguars, giant armadillos, manned wolves and blue macaws.
The project maintains healthy ecosystems that shelter populations of large mammals that were extensively hunted due to the high value of their skins and furs. The region also hosts nearly 35% of all Peru’s reptiles, and 40% of the country’s frogs, toads, salamanders and other amphibians. The Tambopata National Reserve is characterized by a rich diversity of flora species as well as  fauna, with over 1200 plants identified so far

A brief summary of the climate, community and biodiversity benefits generated by the project since the project start date and during the current implementation period covered  in Adventure Wildlife Center . For the period July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2013 the project kept 1785.89 hectares of tropical rainforest deforestation threatening, belonging to the Tambopata National Reserve and Bahuaja Sonene National Park. This meant a net reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) of 811 669.06 t CO2-e in comparison with the baseline scenario.
Has developed sustainable productive activities such as agroforestry, the timber logging, sustainable use of palm trees and the recovery of areas degraded by mining and agricultural activities. It has supported the development of technical tools for managing areas of High Conservation Value areas such as areas where tourism activities and use of chestnut nut are developed, both located inside the protected natural areas Capabilities for controlling and monitoring the RNTAMB and PNBS has improved through the construction of checkpoints and monitoring and implementation and logistical support for official rangers. Also, the participation of the population in the buffer zone in control and supervisory were encouraged through training and implementation of volunteer rangers. During this period, the governance of natural resources was promoted, through organizational strengthening and the advice and facilitation of border establishment processes of the territory of communities located in the project area.
Through the implementation of the biological monitoring system we have information on conservation targets. It is emphasized that for the current reporting period, have increased the attendance record of jaguar (Panthera onca). In the case of Giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) the project area remains part of the important space for its ecology. It is also important the records that have had of the presence of populations, globally significant source, of Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) and the marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus), whose conservation gives exceptional characteristics in terms of biodiversity. To this period, also the result of the monitoring the “pampas del heath” have been reported 9 new species for Peru.
In the Pampas del Heath, unique sample in the country of moist savanna, biological monitoring has been implemented, which for the period July 01, 2010 – June 30, 2013 reported the following findings.
1  Adventure Wildlife Center Insects  : diurnal butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea); 348 species of which 18 are new records for Peru, many of them distributed in Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. To moths 47 species were reported, 17 species of Sphingidae family and 30 species of Saturniidae family, including 5 species are possible new records for Peru.
2 Adventure Wildlife Center – Amphibians and reptiles : 40 species of amphibians, belonging to the anura order, and within 8 families and 17 genera were recorded. We report for the first time to Peru 7 species of amphibians; which considerably increase the awareness of the diversity of amphibians to Peru. 30 species of reptiles were reported, belonging to three orders, 15 families and 29 genera. We report for the first time to Peru 1 genus and 6 species. They are all part of the fauna of Brazil and Bolivia.
3 Adventure Wildlife Center –  Birds: During the expeditions we could register the presence of 280 species specifically in the savanna ecosystem, gallery forests within the savanna and river banks of Heath River, which increases the list of the known area to 470 species. From the total, 22 species were new records for the pampas, including recording 03 species new to the country
4 Adventure Wildlife Center – Mammals: We recorded a total of 70 species, of which 16 are new reports for the Pampas del Heath, three are new records for Peru (Unduavi gracile opossum, Rhogeessa cf hussoni and Rhogeessa cf. io) and a new species of rodent for science: Oecomys sp.
As part of the efforts to promote research within these  United Kingdom’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) / Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (SAGES), built within the RNTAMB a tower of 42 meters high and installed a equipment for monitoring emissions methane, carbon dioxide, moisture fluxes, wind speed and solar radiation levels.
Which optional Gold Level criteria are being used and a brief summary of the exceptional benefits generated by the project to meet the requirements of each relevant Gold Level The “Reducing deforestation and degradation in the Tambopata National Reserve and Bahuaja Sonene in the Madre de Dios Region – Peru” project has generated benefits of adaptation to climate change through the promotion of agroforestry systems on local communities in the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve and the protection of species such as large macaws (Ara spp) – through the maintenance of Macaw Clay Licks – that are of touristic importance .The exceptional biodiversity benefit arise from i) the protection of high priority sites for conservation of biodiversity as is in the case of Pampas del Heath, which contains a significant global population of Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) and the Marsh Deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) and ii) conservation of critically endangered species as the Giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) and the black spider monkey (Ateles chamek). The presence of these species has been confirmed for the current verification period.







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