BIRDING – SOUTHERN PERU
MACHU PICCCHU/MANU COULD FOREST
PUERTO MALDONADO/SOUTHEASTERN PERU
BIRDING – CENTRAL PERU
BIRDING – NORTHERN PERU
BIRDING – SOUTH AMERICA
SHORT BIRDING TRIPS
Madre de Dios River Los Amigos 5 Days & 4 Nights
(Can also be extended to 6 or 7 days)
This trip includes a visit to a macaw clay lick, contact us to create your ideal travel plan. This is a tour for birders and non-birders alike
The Los Amigos area is one of the most beautiful with two oxbow lakes and the largest body of water protected by a private company. Here you can find species from the endangered Giant River Otter living on the oxbow lakes, up to ten species of monkey dominating the forests and filling the skies are the colorful macaws, parrots and many other birds species. The lakes are surrounded by mature rainforest which makes the area highly diverse. On hikes we can visit two kind of forest terrain, flood plain forest and terra firme which are home to a different types wildlife
This makes it a good choice for a few days visit to the rainforest, especially for birders as this place has one of the highest birds record seen in a single day, but also for tourists in general to enjoy this is an extraordinary place. We include night walks for who are interested
We like to make our trips active, for you to make the most of your visit, but that does not mean that your vacation will be torturous, there will also be time to rest and to enjoy the surrounding nature in more relaxed ways. We are happy to try an accommodate individuals with mobility issues, so please make your inquiries and learn about the possibilities. We try and make every trip as personalized as possible, according to customer’s requests, and are more than happy to accommodate groups well.
|Number of Pax
||Price per Person
|For 1 Birder||USD $ …
|From 2 Birders
||USD $ 230
|From 3 to 4 Birders||USD $ 200
|Hotel, Lodges||International & Domestic Flight Tickets|
|Private toilets||Airport Taxes|
|Hot water||Visa Fees|
|WiFi||Any alcoholic Beverage|
|Full meals, soft drinks||Phones Calls, Laundry|
|Private land & boat transportation||Taxis, extra activities|
|Entrance fees||Tips (optional)|
|Birding guide.||Other items of personal nature<|
Day 1: Puerto Maldonado to Los Amigos. Our staff will welcome you at the airport in Puerto Maldonado and drive you along the interoceanic highway towards Cusco for about 50 km to reach the boat dock of Laberinto Village on the Madre de Dios River. Here we will board a motorized canoe and head upstream for 3 hours. Along the river we will see the gold mining activity in the area and some wildlife, but once past that and nearing the Lodge we will begin to see the rainforests true wild side revealed. On arrival we should have time to explore and spot some of the wildlife that live around the lodge giving you your first introduction to nature and to this protected area. Hot showers are available at this lodge. L & D Included
Day 2 -3: We will spend our days exploring in the forest to see it’s great flora, trees such as Brazil Nut and Kapok, the two largest trees in the area. We will visit two types of forest flood plain and terra firme a habitat combination that makes for great wildlife viewing opportunities. We will also take time to explore the lake by paddle boat, motors are prohibited on the lake as they scare the wildlife and it masks the sound of the rainforest and we wouldn’t want to miss a chance to encounter the endangered Giant River Otter. Enjoy the tranquility of paddling through the lake surrounded by nature.
We have great opportunities to see otters, as well as a monkeys, other mammals, reptiles and strange and colorful insects of the rainforest, B, L & D included
Day 4: Next we will have an early start to visit and keep exploring the wildlife of the extensive trail systems, choosing the trails we know to search to give the best chances of finding different rainforest animals. This amazing place never disappoints us with its beauty and diversity, B, L & D included
Day 5: Today we will head back to Puerto Maldonado, to your hotel or the airport, but on the way out we will enjoy the sight, sounds and humid aroma that is uniquely the amazon rainforest !!!! Breakfast only included.
Note: At customers request is the option to visit a macaw clay lick. This extension is added after our visit to Los Amigos. On return to Laberinto village we will go straight on to Tambopata river, driving a dirt road for about 20 km (40 minutes) followed by 15 minutes by boat to get to a lodge on Tambopata river from where we can visit the world famous Chuncho Clay Lick. (1-2 day extension)
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR:
Monkeys ! Red Howler Monkey, Large-Headed Capuchin, White-Bellied Pygmy Marmoset, Bearded Emperor Tamarin, Black Spider Monkey, Tschudi’s Woolly Monkey, Gray’s Bald-Faced Saki Monkey, Black-Headed Night Monkey, Weddell’s Saddle-Back Tamarin, Bolivian Black-Capped Squirrel Monkey, Toppin’s Titi Monkey, Shock-Headed Capuchin. Other Mammals Tapir, Capybara, Giant River Otter, Tyra, Brow Agouti, Red Brocket Deer, Bicolored-spined Porcupine, Sloth, South American Coati, Southern Tamandua, Armadillo, and maybe some felines, like Jaguar or Ocelot.
Some Birds White Throated Toucan, Emerald Toucanet, Amazon Kingfisher, Red-Necked Woodpecker, Blue-Crown Trogon, Paradise Tanager, Blue-Crowned Motmot, Yellow-Tufted Woodpecker, Red-Capped Cardinal, Horned Screamer, Hoatzin, Capped Heron, Wattled Jacana, King Vulture, plus many others, about 620 birds species, in total are registered here !
Our trip does not include
Personal expenses such as beverages, telephone calls, tips, etc.
Extras not mentioned in the itinerary.