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Explore the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest while staying at the Manu Wildlife Center. Experience the sights and sounds of the jungle as you walk along the trails. Witness both macaw and tapir clay licks, a canopy tower, and travel to an oxbow lake. Enjoy learning from your guides about the surrounding area and the wildlife on your 4 day Amazon adventure.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Puerto Maldonado
Day 2 : Arrive at Manu Wildlife Center
Day 3 : Clay Licks | Canopy Tower
Day 4 : Oxbow Lake
Day 5 : Depart for Home


  • Go to an oxbow lake to look for a giant otter family
  • Visit the famous Tapir Clay lick
  • Look for spider monkeys and emperor tamarin

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Day 1 Arrive Puerto Maldonado

After flying in, you will be transferred to your hotel for an overnight in Puerto Maldonado.

Day 2 Arrive at Manu Wildlife Center

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early this morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Puerto Maldonado and be transferred to the Santa Rosa Village. Cross the Inambari river to Puerto Carlos. From there you will be driven to Boca Colorado and then take a boat ride up the Madre de Dios river to arrive at the Manu Wildlife Center. 

Day 3 Clay Licks | Canopy Tower

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore some of the forest trails that surround the lodge. You have an excellent chance of encountering some of the 12 species of monkeys, including the spider monkey and emperor tamarin. Arrive at the Macaw Clay Lick project. In groups of two or three the scarlet macaws come flapping in, landing on the treetops. There is a convenient place for you to sit to watch this spectacle.

In the afternoon, continue to explore and discover the rainforest by going to at Canopy Tower. On its platform you will witness the frantic rush-hour activity of twilight in the rainforest canopy. Start on the Collpa Trail to go to the lodge's famous Tapir Clay Lick. This is the most active tapir lick in the entire Amazon. The lick features a roomy, elevated observation platform so you can see these shy creatures close up. 

Day 4 Oxbow Lake

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Set off early to visit an oxbow lake. While on the lake you may encounter a giant otter family, a troop of monkeys, sun grebes, anhinga and osprey. Among the bushes along the water line hoatzins, woodpeckers, tanagers, macaws, toucans and parakeets can be seen swooping in and out of the trees. 

After lunch your guide can lead you on freewheeling expeditions in search of further wildlife encounters. You may also adventure off on one of the lodge's many trails. In the evening there is an opportunity to search for the caiman and other nocturnal life along the riverbank by boat.

Day 5 Depart for Home

  • 1 Breakfast
Wake up early to head down the river to Colorado Village. Watch for wildlife activity and gold miners panning for gold along the river. Stop in the gold mining town of Colorado and leave from there to Puerto Carlos. Cross the Inambari River to Santa Rosa and continue on to the airport in Puerto Maldonado. 

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

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  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
    • 1 Night Hotel
    • 3 Nights Lodge
  • 4 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service


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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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