TAMBO BLANQUILLO

OUR TOURS

We are currently offering various established itineraries organized into 4 different programs to visit Tambo Blanquillo Private Amazon Reserve within Manu National Park’s buffer zone. 

The Manu Express and Manu Pure Adventure , travel through new Interoceanic Highway, that links Peru and Brazil, and goes from the highlands into the Amazon Basin.

The Manu Complete & Manu Extraordinaire, both run through the famous Manu Road, the ‘birdiest’ road in the world.

MANU EXPRESS – 4D/3N

Program: Manu Express 4D/3N
Departure: Puerto Maldonado/Cusco
Arrival: Puerto Maldonado/Cusco


Birding at Macaw ‘Clay Lick’  – Photo: Alfredo Fernández

04:00 AM– Pick-up by guide at Hotel CUZ  / Board van + Land transfer to Manu via Manu Road / 07:00 AM– Box Breakfast at Marcapata Village / 07:45 AM– Traverse through Manu Road  / 11:30 AM -Arrival to Puerto Carlos Town  / 11:45 AM– Crossing River Iñambari  / 12:00 PM -Land transfer to Colorado Village  / 01:15 PM– Board Tambo Blanquillo Boat  / 01:30 PM– Box Lunch & birdwatching- wildlife stops while navigation through rio Madre de Dios  / 05:30 PM Arrival at Tambo Blanquillo Lodge / 05:45 PM Welcome drink & facilities briefing / 06:00 PM room distribution, shower & unpacking  / 07:00 PM– Dinner / 08:00 PM– Night excursion or ‘caimaneering’ / Day bird list & species run through / Leisure time at Bar / Bed-time

04:30 AM Boat ride + small trek departure to Macaw ‘Clay Lick’  / 05:30 AM Quiet arrival to blind at Macaw ‘Clay Lick’ / 05:30 AM– Set-up and patient wait for bird activity / 07:00 AM– Breakfast at hide / 10:30- 11:30 AM Head back to Tambo Blanquillo lodge / 12:30 PM -Arrival at lodge & shower / 01:00 PM Lunch / 01:45 PM– Humming bird observation at lodge gardens, recreation and relaxation or nap till heat decreases for afternoon activity/ 02:45 PM– visit to Blanco Oxbow Lake / 5:00 PM– Departure from Blanco Oxbow Lake to Tambo Blanquillo Lodge / 06:00 PM -Arrival to Tambo Blanquillo Lodge & shower / 07:00 PM– Dinner / 08:00 PM– Night excursion or ‘caimaneering’ / Day bird list & species run through / Leisure time at Bar / Bed-time


06:00 AM– Breakfast at Tambo Blanquillo Lodge / 06:45 PM– Boat ride & departure to Camungo Oxbow Lake & Observation tower / 07:20 AM – Arrival and ascent to platform at Camungo Observation Canopy Tower / 08:00 AM– Descent Canopy Observation Tower & small trek to Camungo Oxbow Lake dock / 8:30 AM -Board and catamaran ride navigating Camungo Oxbow lake for wildlife & bird watching activity / 11:30 AM – Trek & boat ride back to Tambo Blanquillo Lodge / 12:00 PM– Arrival at Lodge & shower / 01:00 PM– Lunch / 01:45PM– Hummingbird observation at lodge

gardens, recreation and relaxation or nap till heat decreases for afternoon activity/ 02:45 PM– Small trek & visit to Blanquillo Oxbow Lake or Mammal ‘Clay Lick’ (s) / 05:30 PM– Arrival to Tambo Blanquillo Lodge & shower / 07:00 PM– Dinner / 08:00 PM– Night excursion or ‘caimaneering’ / Day bird list & species runthrough / Leisure time at Bar / Bed-time


04:00 AM Early wake-up / 04:30 AM Board boat and ride via rio Madre de Dios / 06:30 AM– Box Breakfast / 08:00 AM– Arrival to Colorado Village / 08:15 AM– Land transfer to Punkiri Village / 09:30 AM– Crossing rio Iñambari / 09:45 AM– Board van & transfer to CUZ / 06:00 PM– Arrival to CUZ & drop-off at Hotel or Airport

* The guide in charge of the PAX can vary the sequence of the program due to weather issues or any occasional affair including the preference and specific interest of each group. Be completely sure we want you to see all of the attractions but we don’t want to leave aside your security and health.

MANU PURE ADVENTURE – 5D/4N

Program: Manu Pure Adventure 5D/4N
Departure: Puerto Maldonado/Cusco
Arrival: Puerto Maldonado/Cusco

 

Tambo Blanquillo Macaw ‘Clay Lick’ Photo: Charlie Hamilton James

04:00 AM– Pick-up by guide at Hotel CUZ  / Board van + Land transfer to Manu via Manu Road / 07:00 AM– Box Breakfast at Marcapata Village / 07:45 AM– Traverse through Manu Road  / 11:30 AM -Arrival to Puerto Carlos Town  / 11:45 AM– Crossing River Iñambari  / 12:00 PM -Land transfer to Colorado Village  / 01:15 PM– Board Tambo Blanquillo Boat  / 01:30 PM– Box Lunch & birdwatching- wildlife stops while navigation through rio Madre de Dios  / 05:30 PM Arrival at Tambo Blanquillo Lodge / 05:45 PM Welcome drink & facilities briefing / 06:00 PM Room distribution, shower & unpacking  / 07:00 PM– Dinner / 08:00 PM– Night excursion or ‘caimaneering’ / Day bird list & species run through / Leisure time at Bar / Bed-time

06:00 AM– Breakfast at Tambo Blanquillo Lodge / 06:45 PM– Boat ride & departure to Camungo Oxbow Lake & Observation tower / 07:20 AM – Arrival and ascent to platform at Camungo Observation Canopy Tower / 08:00 AM– Descent Canopy Observation Tower & small trek to Camungo Oxbow Lake dock / 8:30 AM -Board and catamaran ride navigating Camungo Oxbow lake for wildlife & bird watching activity / 11:30 AM – Trek & boat ride back to Tambo Blanquillo Lodge / 12:00 PM– Arrival at Lodge & shower / 01:00 PM– Lunch / 01:45PM– Hummingbird observation at lodge gardens, recreation and relaxation or nap till heat decreases for afternoon activity/ 02:45 PM– Small trek & visit to Blanquillo Oxbow Lake or Mammal ‘Clay Lick’ (s) / 05:30 PMArrival to Tambo Blanquillo Lodge & shower / 07:00 PM– Dinner / 08:00 PM– Night excursion or ‘caimaneering’ / Day bird list & species run through / Leisure time at Bar / Bed-time

(*) This final day serves as a backup day within the planned schedule just in case it is necessary to repeat nature attractions in case of unexpected like bad weather, the urge to repeat one or two nature attractions (time pertaining), or do part of a trail grid walk that was not taken into consideration. It is up to the group or depending on your guide’s decision to decide with short notice on the day, night activities and what nature attractions to include for this leeway day / 06:00 PM -Arrival to Tambo Blanquillo Lodge & shower / 07:00 PM– Dinner / 08:00 PM– Night excursion or ‘caimaneering’ / Day bird list & species run-through / Leisure time at Bar / Bed-time


04:00 AM Early wake-up / 04:30 AM Board boat and ride via rio Madre de Dios / 06:30 AM– Box Breakfast / 08:00 AM– Arrival to Colorado Village / 08:15 AM– Land transfer to Punkiri Village / 09:30 AM– Crossing rio Inambari / 09:45 AM– Board van & transfer to CUZ / 06:00 PM– Arrival to CUZ & drop-off at Hotel or Airport

MANU COMPLETE – 6D/5N

Program: Manu Complete 6D/5N
Departure: Cusco
Arrival: Puerto Maldonado/Cusco

 

Camungo Oxbow Lake – Photo: Darwin Moscoso

 

06:00 AM– Pick-up by guide at Hotel CUZ  / Board van & Land transfer to Manu via Manu Road / 06:45 AM– Arrival Huacarpay Lagoon & Morning bird watching activity / 07:45 AM Box Breakfast & departure via Manu Road / 10:30 AM– Visit Chullpas de Ninamarca / 11:30 AM– Arrival to Paucartambo visit Local church / 12:30 PM– Box Lunch near Abra Malaga & land transfer via Manu Road /  05:00 PM– Arrival Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge / 05:15 PM– Afternoon trek & visit Cock-of-the-Rock Lek / 07:00 PM– Dinner / Day bird list & species runthrough / Bed-time

05:30-06:45 AM– Morning activity birdwatching and trail walk /  07:00 AM– Breakfast at Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge / 07:30 AM– Land departure via Manu Road / 10:00 AM– Arrival to Port of Atalaya & Board Tambo Blanquillo Boat / 01:00 PM– Box Lunch / Transfer to Tambo Blanquillo Lodge vía río Madre de Dios / 04:30 PM– Arrival to Tambo Blanquillo Lodge, welcome drink & briefing / 05:00PM– Room distribution, unpacking & shower 07:00 PM– Dinner / 08:00 PM– Night excursion or ‘caimaneering’ / Day bird list & species runthrough / Leisure time at Bar / Bed-time

04:30 AM Boat ride & small trek departure to Macaw ‘Clay Lick’  / 05:30 AM Quiet arrival to blind at Macaw ‘Clay Lick’ / 05:30 AM– Set-up and patient wait for bird activity / 07:00 AM– Breakfast at hide / 10:30- 11:30 AM Head back to Tambo Blanquillo lodge / 12:30 PM -Arrival at lodge & shower / 01:00 PM Lunch / 01:45 PM– Humming bird observation at lodge gardens, recreation and relaxation or nap till heat decreases for afternoon activity/ 02:45 PM– visit to Blanco Lake /

5:00 PM– Departure from Blanco Oxbow Lake to Tambo Blanquillo Lodge / 06:00 PM -Arrival to Tambo Blanquillo Lodge & shower / 07:00 PM– Dinner / 08:00 PM- Night excursion or ‘caimaneering’ / Day bird list & species runthrough / Leisure time at Bar / Bed-time

06:00 AM– Breakfast at Tambo Blanquillo Lodge / 06:45 PM– Boat ride & departure to Camungo Oxbow Lake & Observation tower / 07:20 AM – Arrival and ascent to platform at Camungo Observation Canopy Tower / 08:00 AM– Descent Canopy Observation Tower & small trek to Camungo Oxbow Lake dock / 8:30 AM -Board and catamaran ride navigating Camungo Oxbow lake for wildlife & bird watching activity / 11:30 AM – Trek & boat ride back to Tambo Blanquillo Lodge / 12:00 PM– Arrival at Lodge & shower / 01:00 PM– Lunch / 01:45PM– Hummingbird observation at lodge gardens, recreation and relaxation or nap till heat decreases for afternoon activity/ 02:45 PM– Small trek & visit to Blanquillo Oxbow Lake or Mammal ‘Clay Lick’ (s) / 05:30 PM– Arrival to Tambo Blanquillo Lodge & shower / 07:00 PM– Dinner / 08:00 PM– Night excursion or ‘caimaneering’ / Day bird list & species run through / Leisure time at Bar / Bed-time

(*) This final day serves as a backup day within the planned schedule just in case it is necessary to repeat nature attractions in case of unexpected like bad weather, the urge to repeat one or two nature attractions (time pertaining), or do part of a trail grid walk that was not taken into consideration. It is up to the group or depending on your guide’s decision to decide with short notice on the day, night activities and what nature attractions to include for this leeway day

/ 06:00 PM -Arrival to Tambo Blanquillo Lodge & shower / 07:00 PM– Dinner / 08:00 PM– Night excursion or ‘caimaneering’ / Day bird list & species run through / Leisure time at Bar / Bed-time

04:00 AM Early wake-up / 04:30 AM Board boat and ride via rio Madre de Dios / 06:30 AM– Box Breakfast / 08:00 AM– Arrival to Colorado Village / 08:15 AM– Land transfer to Punkiri Village / 09:30 AM– Crossing rio Inambari / 09:45 AM– Board van & transfer to CUZ / 06:00 PM– Arrival to CUZ & drop-off at Hotel or Airport.

MANU EXTRAORDINAIRE – 7D/6N

Program: Manu Extraordinaire 7D/6N
Departure: Cusco
Arrival: Puerto Maldonado/Cusco

 

Giant River Otter – Photo: Charlie Hamilton James

06:00 AM– Pick-up by guide at Hotel CUZ  / Board van & Land transfer to Manu via Manu Road / 06:45 AM– Arrival Huacarpay Lagoon & Morning bird watching activity / 07:45 AM Box Breakfast & departure via Manu Road / 10:30 AM– Visit Chullpas de Ninamarca / 11:30 AM– Arrival to Paucartambo visit Local church / 12:30 PM– Box Lunch near Abra Malaga & land transfer via Manu Road /  05:00 PM– Arrival Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge / 05:15 PM– Afternoon trek & visit Cock-of-the-Rock Lek / 07:00 PM– Dinner / Day bird list & species runthrough / Bed-time

05:30-06:45 AM– Morning activity birdwatching at Cock-of-the-Rock Lek and trail walk /  07:00 AM– Breakfast at Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge / 07:30 AM– Land departure via Manu Road / 10:00 AM– Arrival to Port of Atalaya & Board Tambo Blanquillo Boat + transfer into Manu National Park  via rio Manu / 04:00 PM– Arrival at Limonal Control Post & Registration + Permit approval / 04:30 PM– Arrival to Romer Lodge & Room distribution / 05:00 PM– Afternoon trek / 07:00 PM– Dinner / 08:00 PM -Night excursion or day bird list & species runthrough & leisure time at Bar / Bed-time

07:00 AM Breakfast at Romero Lodge / 08:00 AM Visit to Sandoval Oxbow Lake / 11:30 AM– Head back to Romero Lodge / 12:00 PM– Shower and refreshment / 01:00 PM– Lunch / 01:45 PM -Rest & refreshment until heat decreases for afternoon activity / 02:045 PM– Afternoon visit to trail system for wildlife observation / 4:45 PM– Head back to Romero Lodge / 05:25 PM– Shower & refreshments / 7:00 PM– Dinner / 08:00 PM -Night excursion or day bird list & species run through & leisure time at Bar / Bed-time

 05:30 AM– Wake up / 06:00 AM– Board boat & ride downstream outside Manu National Park via Rio Manu heading to Tambo Blanquillo Lodge / 07:30 AM – Box breakfast & wildlife observation along river transfer / 01:30 PM– Arrival Tambo Blanquillo Lodge /Briefing & welcome drink / 02:30 PM– Lunch at Tambo Blanquillo Lodge / 3:30 PM – Humming bird observation at lodge gardens, recreation and relaxation or nap till heat decreases for afternoon activity / 4:00 PM–  Visit Blanquillo Oxbow Lake or Small Mammal ‘Clay Lick’  / 05:30 PM– Head back to Tambo Blanquillo Lodge / 06:00 PM– Shower and refreshments at bar 07:00 PM– Dinner / 08:00 PM– Night excursion or ‘caimaneering’ / Day bird list & species runthrough / Leisure time at Bar / Bed-time

04:30 AM Boat ride & small trek departure to visit Macaw ‘Clay Lick’  / 05:30 AM Quiet arrival to blind at Macaw ‘Clay Lick’ / 05:30 AM– Set-up and patient wait for bird activity / 07:00 AM– Breakfast at hide / 10:30- 11:30 AM Head back to Tambo Blanquillo lodge / 12:30 PM -Arrival at lodge & shower / 01:00 PM Lunch / 01:45 PM– Humming bird observation at lodge gardens, recreation and relaxation or nap till heat decreases for afternoon activity /

 

 

02:45 PM–  Visit to Oxbow Lake / 5:00 PM– Departure from Blanco Oxbow Lake via small trek & river transfer / 06:00 PM -Arrival to Tambo Blanquillo Lodge & shower / 07:00 PM– Dinner / 08:00 PM– Night excursion or ‘caimaneering’ / Day bird list & species runthrough / Leisure time at Bar / Bed-time.

06:00 AM– Breakfast at Tambo Blanquillo Lodge / 06:45 PM– Boat ride & departure to Camungo Oxbow Lake & Observation tower / 07:20 AM – Arrival and ascent to platform at Camungo Observation Canopy Tower / 08:00 AM– Descent Canopy Observation Tower & small trek to Camungo Oxbow Lake dock / 8:30 AM -Board and catamaran ride navigating Camungo Oxbow lake for wildlife & bird watching activity / 11:30 AM – Trek & boat ride back to Tambo Blanquillo Lodge / 12:00 PM– Arrival at Lodge & shower / 01:00 PM– Lunch /

 

 

01:45PM– Hummingbird observation at lodge gardens, recreation and relaxation or nap till heat decreases for afternoon activity/ 02:45 PM– Small trek & visit to Blanquillo Oxbow Lake or Mammal ‘Clay Lick’ (s) / 05:30 PM– Arrival to Tambo Blanquillo Lodge & shower / 07:00 PM– Dinner / 08:00 PM– Night excursion or ‘caimaneering’ / Day bird list & species run through / Leisure time at Bar / Bed-time

04:00 AM Early wake-up / 04:30 AM Board boat and ride via rio Madre de Dios / 06:30 AM– Box Breakfast / 08:00 AM– Arrival to Colorado Village / 08:15 AM– Land transfer to Punkiri Village / 09:30 AM– Crossing rio Inambari / 09:45 AM– Board van & transfer to CUZ / 06:00 PM– Arrival to CUZ & drop-off at Hotel or Airport