Heath River Lodge
Tour Begins: Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Tour Of: Tambopata Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
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Heath River Wildlife Center, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
- Puerto Maldonado (Peru)
- Native / Bilingual Guides
- All Meals Included
- Tambopata / Madidi NP
- Clay Licks
- No Hidden Extra Expenses
- 5D/ 4N:
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Heath River Lodge Information
The Heath River Wildlife Center, Wilderness Center, or simply the Heath River Lodge is the only lodge situated by the Heath River, which runs through the heart of the Tambopata National Reserve / Madidi National Park protected area. The Heath River Lodge is only a 10 minute boat ride away from a large macaw clay lick where visitors have seen up to 260 macaws at one time. This makes this area one of the top 5 of the world’s 100 known clay licks.
- Lodge Info
- Sandoval Combo
- Important Notes
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Facilities & Construction
The Heath River Wildlife Center is built from environmentally friendly materials such as driftwood-mahogany and palm thatch. The lodge has ten double or triple private bungalows, which are all equipped with a private bathroom and hot water shower. There is also a spacious dining, bar, and lounge area.
During the daylight hours, we can navigate the waterways searching for birds and monkeys then of a night we can observe the caiman inhabiting the river banks. We may also visit the village of Sonene, one of the remaining communities of the Ese’Eja indigenous people, where we can learn from descendents of nomadic forest tribes.
Heath River Habitat
From the lodge we can walk through the transition of two very different ecosystems, and see the abrupt change to open lowland savannah of the Pampas del Heath. The rainforest abruptly changes to an open area similar to those of East Africa. On this excursion we can also see the nesting sight of hundreds of red-bellied blue-and-yellow macaws.
Heath River & Sandoval Combo
Experience Giant Otters on Lake Sandoval and the incredible sight of hundreds of macaw parrots gathering at the clay lick near the Heath River Wildlife Center: combine both lodges.
Jungle Lodge Wildlife
There is an extensive trail network around the lodge where we can take walks looking for rainforest animals. There is also a hide platform where we can try and spot the elusive lowland tapir, the Amazon’s largest land mammal. We can also visit the Cocha Moa to see many birds and monkeys, as we paddle around the lake in canoe.
All macaw and parrot licks in southern Peru are less active in May, June and early July than in other months.
The Heath River Wildlife Center is located on the Bolivian shore of the Heath River, so passports are required to clear Bolivian passport control.
Heath River Wildlife Center Rates |
Prices Per Person in USD:
Departure: Monday, Thursday:
4 days / 3 nights:
5 days / 4 nights:
Roundtrip transportation Puerto Maldonado to Heath River Wilderness Center
Private bungalows with private bathrooms
All meals and snacks
Purified drinking water and juices
Native and bilingual guide services
Visits to macaw clay lick
Lake and rainforest excursions
All park entrance fees
Prices per person with minimum of two people traveling.
Note: Single Travelers enquire to join existing group or consider the Tambopata Research Center for similar experience
Private departures available on request at extra cost.
Price Does Not Include Flights