Early this morning you hike 30 minutes to the canopy tower for a view of wildlife in the treetops. From here you may catch views of toucans, macaws and raptors. Return to the lodge for breakfast before a short hike to a beautiful section of Brazil Nut forest that has been harvested for decades. Here explore the remains of a camp used for two months out of a year by the Brazil nut gatherers. This is a great opportunity to comprehend the harvesting process of a sustainable rainforest product.
You return to the river for the 4 to 5 hour journey in the heart of Tampobata reserve and your base for the next 3 nights. Within the 700,000 hectare uninhabited reserve, sightings of capybara, caiman, geese, macaws and other large species become more frequent. En-route a boxed lunch is provided.
Upon arrival the lodge manager welcomes you and presents important introductory information. In the afternoon you take a three to five kilometre hike through a forest regenerated from old bamboo forest. Keep watch for howler monkeys and dusky titi monkeys. The hike ends at a viewpoint with impressive views of the Tambopata River.
After dinner scientists provide an in-depth look at the biology of macaws, their feeding habits, the theories of the clay lick, their breeding and feeding ecology, population fluctuations and the threats to their conservation. (B,L,S,D)