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TAMBOPATA EXPEDITION CLASSIC 6 DAYS FAMILY PROGRAM FOR KIDS      

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
   

TAMBOPATA EXPEDITION CLASSIC 6 DAYS FAMILY PROGRAM FOR KIDS

 

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Per Person Prices:$1499 based on Single Occupancy
Per Person Prices:$1154 based on Double or Triple occupancy



 

Note: We require minimum two passengers traveling together If single traveler ask for the supplement.
Our Family programs for kids focus on being educational and entertaining at the same time. As they walk the trails of Ania at Refugio Amazonas, kids will learn how to value their relation with the Earth. Further they will visit the largest known macaw clay lick and will experience a variety of habitats near the Tambopata Research Center.A rule in the Amazon states that the further away from the cities you go and the longer you stay in the forest, the better chances you will have to observe wildlife

 
Duration 6 days and 5 nights
Departures Daily departures
Activities Jungle excursion (see detailed program below)
Airfares Not included, available upon request
Meals Included as specified below
Customizable YES, feel free to ask for extra services
Not Included Entrance to the Protected Area of Tambopata (USD $60.00 per person)
 

DAY 1 ARRIVAL & RECEPTION BY KIDS GUIDE
wpeF.jpg (4141 bytes)One of our regular naturalists with a feel for kids will be assigned to your groups. If solicited, a separate guide will be assigned to the rest of the family for regular activities.

Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, we will welcome you at the airport and drive you ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.

Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business.

The two and a half hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas will take us past the Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit. Boxed Lunch

Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips. Dinner

Caiman Search: We will be out at the river’s edge at night, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes.

Overnight at Refugio Amazonas (Box Lunch, D)

DAY 2 THE CHILDREN'S RAINFOREST TRAIL: ANIA & THE WORLD´S VOICE
macaw_clay_lick.jpg (68895 bytes)Breakfast.
Adults will have Oxbow Lake Visit
We will paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and horned screamers, hoping to see the otters which are infrequently seen here. You will also be rewarded with overhead sightings of macaws.

Kids will take The Children's Rainforest Trail: Ania & the World´s Voice
A short trail designed for children with the help of ANIA, an environmental education NGO. Kids aged 6-12 hike with a guide through a challenging (but short) trail where they follow maps, solve riddles and find clues that will lead them to Ania’s “gifts”. The trail teaches kids how people live in the rainforest and leave a valuable message from Ania, “a girl born in the depths of the rain forest to fill our hearts with hope”. The concept, the story and the trail are trademarked by ANIA, a nonprofit with the mission of creating 100,000 hectares of “Tierras de los Niños” (Children’s Lands) - private protected areas in the management of children. Lunch

Adults will have a Farm Visit
Five minutes downriver from the lodge lays a farm owned and managed by charismatic Don Manuel from the neighboring community of Condenado. He grows a variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops - just about every plant and tree you see serves a purpose.

Ethnobotanical Tour
Along this trail we will find a variety of plants and trees that are used by the local population with at least the same variety of purposes. We will learn about the medicinal (and other) uses of Ajo-Sacha, Yuca de Venado, Uña de Gato, Charcot-Sacha, Para-Para, among several others.

Kids will take The Children's Rainforest Trail:Ania & The Forest's Treasure
Another trail designed by ANIA, somewhat longer, which requires a five minute boat ride. Features include Ant City, the search for the lost Brazil Nut, a shihuahuaco tree to climb and a visit to Anias home near lake Condenado. Dinner

Video Presentations: Video presentations are available every night at the interpretation center. Topics include the Tambopata National Reserve and the macaw project.

Overnight at Refugio Amazonas (B, L, D)

DAY 3 CANOPY TOWER, BRAZIL NUT TRAIL AND CAMP
wpe1A.jpg (6144 bytes)A thirty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. The tower has been built upon high ground, therefore increasing your horizon of the continuous primary forest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve. From here views of mixed species canopy flocks as well as toucans, macaws and raptors are likely. Breakfast
A few minutes hike from the lodge is a beautiful old growth patch of Brazil Nut forest that has been harvested for decades (if not centuries) where the precarious remains of a camp used two months a year by Brazil Nut gatherers can still be experienced. We will be demonstrating the whole process of the rain forest's only sustainably harvested product from collection through transportation to drying.

Four and half hours by boat from Refugio Amazonas, in the pristine heart of the reserve, lies the Tambopata Research Center. One and half hours into our boat journey, as we cross the confluence with the Malinowski River, we will leave the final traces of human habitation behind. Within the 700,000 hectare uninhabited nucleus of the reserve, sightings of capybara, caiman, geese, macaws and other large species will become more frequent. Boxed Lunch

Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.

Overlook Trail : A three to five kilometer hike will lead us to overlooks commanding magnificent views of the Tambopata winding its way into the lowlands. The forest on this trail, regenerating on old bamboo forest, is good for Howler Monkey and Dusky Titi Monkey. Dinner

Macaw Project Lectures: After dinner scientists will provide an in depth look at the biology of macaws, their feeding habits, the theories for clay lick use, their breeding and feeding ecology, population fluctuations and the threats to their conservation.

Overnight at Tambopata Research Center (B, L, D)

DAY 4 MACAW CLAY LICK & FLOODPLAIN TRAIL
wpe1B.jpg (5630 bytes)On most clear mornings of the year dozens of large macaws and hundreds of parrots congregate on this large river bank in a raucous and colorful spectacle which inspired a National Geographic cover story. Discretely located fifty meters from the cliff, we will observe Green-winged, scarlet and Blue-and-gold Macaws and several species of smaller parrots descend to ingest clay. Outings are at dawn when the lick is most active. Breakfast

This five kilometer trail covers the prototypical rain forest with immense trees criss-crossed by creeks and ponds. Amongst the figs, ceibas and shihuahuacos we will look for Squirrel, Brown Capuchin, and Spider Monkeys as well as peccaries. TRC is located within this habitat. Lunch

Pond Platform: Ten minutes upriver from the lodge is a tiny pond with a platform in the middle. It is a great place to spot waterfowl such as Muscovy duck, sun bittern and hoatzin along with the woodpeckers, oropendolas, flycatchers and parakeets that call this pond their home. Dinner

Night walk: You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. Much easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

Overnight at Tambopata Research Center (B, L, D)

DAY 5 RAINFOREST TATOO
wpe1C.jpg (8238 bytes)Breakfast. A three and a half hour boat ride brings us to Refugio Amazonas.
Boxed Lunch

Rainforest Tattoo: Five minutes from the lodge lives Don Manuel, who grows a variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops - just about every plant and tree you see serves a purpose. At Don Manuel’s farm, we will prepare a paste from the fruit of huito and achiote to draw dark blue and red tattoos on ourselves. They last several days. Dinner

Tambopata National Reserve Lectures: Nightly lectures prepared by the staff of Refugio Amazonas cover conservation threats, opportunities and projects in the Tambopata National Reserve.

Overnight at Refugio Amazonas (B, Box Lunch, D)

DAY 6 TRANSFER OUT
Breakfast. Transfer Boat from Refugio Amazonas to Tambopata River Port to go to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters
We retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures. (B)

END OF SERVICES

Please note that the program may vary slightly so as to maximize your wildlife sightings, depending on the reports of our researchers and experienced naturalist guides based at the lodge.

BOAT TRANSPORTATION
All our boats are 20 foot long, roofed canoes with 55 hp outboard motors. Daily arrivals and departures from every port are scheduled to meet every airline´s arrival and departure with a maximum two hour wait.

 

INCLUDED
Programmes based on single and double occupancy. Includes all meal, accommodations, and services, all river transportation, and transfer from and to the airport of Puerto Maldonado.

NOT INCLUDED
International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
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