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Jungle lodge in late December

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Jungle lodge in late December

Hi All,

We are looking to spend 4d/3n in the Tambopata reserve in December (roughly 20-25). Will the rainy season have ended by then?

We understand that going up the river and getting away from Puerto Maldonado is better than staying closer to town. While we don't want to go for the cheapest option, we cannot afford to stay at Inkaterra or some place as expensive. So far, we have received some reasonable quotes (~$500/person for 4d3n) from Chuncho Lodge and Rainforest Expeditions. Are there any others in this range that we should consider?

We are primarily looking for wildlife excursion and activities (not so much into canoeing, kayaking, hiking etc). So we would like to find a lodge whose location offers us plenty of those opportunities. Do all lodges up the river have the same proximity to sites for wildlife viewing?

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1. Re: Jungle lodge in late December

The rainy season is just getting into full swing by December, so be prepared for interruptions in your activities due to rain. You could be lucky, but always be prepared & take things as they come - even just being there is special.

Wildlife viewing quality differs dramatically between lodges, but all will have trails going out from the main lodge building. If you are lucky to have a dry morning you will be rewarded with incredible macaw & parrot viewing at the clay licks at that time of year.

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2. Re: Jungle lodge in late December

Thank you MikeinCusco.....between Rainforest Expeditions, Chuncho Lodge and Collpas Tambopata, which one would you recommend? We are looking for comfortable, clean rooms, hot water and private bathroom. We are looking to spend around $500/person on a 4d3n stay.

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3. Re: Jungle lodge in late December

Hi, the cheapest Rainforest Expeditions 4-day would be in the region of US$700 per person sharing so your budget cuts them out. There are combination tours aviaalble, a good alternative going to the Chuncho area & Lake Sandoval (although the latter is a very muddy walk after/in the rain). Unfortunately I cannot recommend specific itineraries here due to TA forum rules.

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