The world's longest motorized canoes
This morning, enjoy a thirty minute walk to the 25 meter high scaffolding Canopy Tower. You’ll climb the tower, and from the top you will get spectacular views of the river and the surrounding forest and have excellent opportunities to see birds. Start your species count: hawk, eagle, parrot, macaw …
Next visit Oxbow Lake. You'll paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and hornerd screamers, and hope to see the otters which are infrequently seen here. You will also be rewarded with overhead sightings of macaws.
Then travel by boat several hours up the Tambopata River to the remote Tambopata Research Center jungle lodge, leaving the final traces of human habitation behind. You are now in the middle of over 700,000 hecatres of uninhabited land, where sightings of monkeys, macaws and other large species become more frequent.
After an orientation at the lodge, hike the Overlook Trail which will lead you to magnificent views of the Tambopata River. The forest on this trail, regenerating an old bamboo forest, is good for howler monkey and dusky titi monkey.
Enjoy dinner at the lodge and then learn about the Macaw project, an in-depth look at the biology, feeding habits, theories for clay lick use, breeding and population fluctations of the macaw.
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Tambopata Research Center or similar