Jungle Activities

Macaw Clay Lick
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 hundred 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.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 0.01
Location: Refugio Amazonas/ Amazon Villa/ Tambopata Research Center
Time: Morning
Time required: 2-3 Hours
Macaw Clay Lick
Parrot Clay Lick
Parrots are pretty easy to watch at ecotourism family destinations in the Amazon jungle as long as the jungle lodge has a canopy tower and access to a clay lick. Guests of Posada Amazonas get to experience both of these options and thus have an excellent chance at seeing dozens of parrots, parakeets, and spectacular macaws.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 0.01
Location: Posada Amazonas
Time: Morning
Time required: 2 Hours
Parrot Clay Lick
Ox Bow Lake Visit
We will paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakeside wildlife such a hoatzin, caiman and hornerd screamers. You will also be rewarded with overhead sightings of macaws and parrots.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 0.01
Location: Posada Amazonas / Refugio Amazonas / Amazon Villa
Time: Morning
Time required: 3 Hours
Ox Bow Lake Visit
Canopy Tower
A thirty minute walk 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.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 0.01
Location: Posada Amazonas / Refugio Amazonas / Amazon Villa
Time: Morning Afternoon
Time required: 2 Hours
Canopy Tower
Discover A Species New To Science
Help our team of entomologists and collaborators from the Museum of Natural History patiently catalog each one of the thousands of species of insects present in the Tambopata river basin. We are working on tiger moths, treehoppers, scorpion wasps and others. Every month one of our guests discovers a new species.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 0.01
Location: Refugio Amazonas / Amazon Villa
Time: Night
Time required: 1 hour
Discover A Species New To Science
Mammal Clay Lick & Camera Trapping
You will help San Diego Zoo scientists obtain data that will answer questions about the density and movement patterns of large mammals in Tambopata. You will visit a mammal clay lick located in one of the corners of the Big Grid, a 288 kilometer experimental trail system that has camera traps placed within it.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 0.01
Location: Refugio Amazonas / Amazon Villa
Time: Afternoon
Time required: 1 Hour
Mammal Clay Lick & Camera Trapping
Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Tambopata
We will paddle up a portion of the Tambopata River that presents no difficulty. At the shores we will observe fragmented parts of the forest accompanied by nature sounds and some wildlife we may observe, like birds, caimans and turtles. To finish our experience, weīll stop on a sandy beach and take a well deserved bath. No experience required, only swimming knowledge.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 75
Location: Posada Amazonas / Refugio Amazonas / Amazon Villa
Time: Morning or Afternoon
Time required: 1 Hour
Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Tambopata
Canopy Climbing
Replicating the daily work of macaw researchers, we will climb a 30 meter tree with a rope, harness and jumar. From this vantage point we will have a macaws eye view of the forest. This demanding exercise is perfectly safe and requires no previous experience.
Price Per Person
Traditional Single:$ 75
Location: Posada Amazonas, Refugio Amazonas
Time: Morning or Afternoon
Time required: 1 Hour
Canopy Climbing
Kayaking
*NOTE: $75 cost is for Posada Amazonas and Refugio Amazonas. No previous experience is required. A boat will bring us upriver and then we will paddle down a portion of the Tambopata River with some rapids, although most of the progress presents low difficulty. At the shores we will observe fragmented parts of the forest and come across with locals that work at the few farms in the region. To finish our experience, weīll stop on a sandy beach and take a well deserved bath. No experience required, only swimming knowledge.
Price Per Person
Traditional Single:$ 75
Location: Posada Amazonas / Refugio Amazonas / Amazon Villa
Time: Morning or Afternoon
Time required: 3 Hours
Kayaking
Nature Trail Hike
We leave from the lobby at Posada Amazonas and embark on a two hour hike crowned by the largest tree in the vicinity: a giant ceiba tree. During the hike we will focus on the natural history of the rain forest and its principal taxonomic groups.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 0.01
Location: Posada Amazonas / Refugio Amazonas / Amazon Villa
Time: Morning
Time required: 2-3 Hours
Nature Trail Hike
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.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 0.01
Location: Refugio Amazonas / Amazon Villa
Time: Night
Time required: 2 Hours
Caiman Search
Floodplain Trail
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.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 0.01
Location: Tambopata Research Center
Time: Morning Afternoon
Time required: 3 Hours
Floodplain Trail
Terra Firme Trail
This is a different kind of Terra Firme forest, crossed by a number of creeks that will eventually reach the Tambopata River. Walking in the opposite direction of the river, we will focus on forest and creek ecology.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 0.01
Location: Tambopata Research Center
Time: Morning Afternoon
Time required: 3 hours
Terra Firme Trail
Palm Swamp Trail
Growing on the remains of an oxbow lake and providing both arboreal as well as terrestrial mammals with fruits throughout the year, the aguaje palms are one of the most important food sources in the rainforest. Demand for these fruits and great conditions for planting rice, makes the palm swamp also one of the most threatened habitats.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 0.01
Location: Tambopata Research Center
Time: Morning or Afternoon
Time required: 3 Hours
Palm Swamp Trail
Sunset Cruise
An incomparable sunset experience amid tropical rainforest of Tambopata. Take out one of our canoes and float down the Tambopata River while enjoying wine and and hors d’oeuvres.
Price Per Person
Traditional Double:$ 85
Traditional Single:$ 85
Location: Tambopata Research Center
Time: Afternoon
Time required: 2 Hours
Sunset Cruise
Centro Nape Ethnobotanical Walk
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, Uņa de Gato, Charcot-Sacha, Para-Para, among several others.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 0.01
Location: Posada Amazonas
Time: Afternoon
Time required: 2 Hours
Centro Nape Ethnobotanical Walk
Jungle Farm Visit
A thirty minute boat drive downriver takes us to the most complete farm in the community of Infierno. The owner grows a diverse variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops. In his garden, just about every plant and tree serves a purpose.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 0.01
Location: Posada Amazonas / Refugio Amazonas / Amazon Villa
Time: Morning Afternoon
Time required: 2-3 Hours
Jungle Farm Visit
Childrenīs Rainforest Trail
Hike a short trail especially made for young kids. Activities, games, challenges and surprises lead to a treasure of seeds with meaning. Learn about Brazil nut and leaf cutter ants and what makes the rainforest so special.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 0.01
Location: Refugio Amazonas / Amazon Villa
Time: Morning Afternoon
Time required: 3 Hours
Childrenīs Rainforest Trail
Jungle 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.
Price Per Person
Price:$ 0.01
Location: Posada Amazonas / Refugio Amazonas / Amazon Villa / Tambopata Research Center
Time: Night
Time required: 2 Hours
Jungle Night Walk