TAILOR-MADE PRIVATE TOUR
With this Tailor-made Private Tour, Untamed Photography takes you into the heart of the Tambopata Rainforest but you are in control! This tour is designed to fit your every need and is specific to your family/group. You will be guided by one of our expert wildlife photographers through the lowlands of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest where you will have the opportunity to photograph wildlife from Red Howler Monkeys, Lowland Tapirs all the way to the majestic Jaguar that lurks the forest floor.
Untamed Photography will provide you will all information and suggestions to work with you to customise your perfect experience of the Amazon Rainforest. You will receive photographic advice and tutoring form the best photographers in the region!
Airport pick-up/drop off
Purified drinking water, coffee, tea, juice
Electricity: 2 hours in the afternoon & 5:00pm-9:30pm
All national park entry fees
Tripod upon request
All photographic guidance
soda at the lodge
alcoholic beverages at the lodge
Gratuities for guides / staff
Opportunities to photograph some of the worlds most stunning predators of the Amazon Rainforest such as the Jaguar, Ocelot, Giant River Otter, and the lucid Puma.
Close and personal sightings of the Red Howler Monkey, squirrel Monkey, Brown Capuchin, and Saddle Backed Tamarin.
The use of the canopy tower for canopy photography and the clay-lick hide for Macaw and Paraqeet closeups.
Get close to Tambopata’s insects in their thousands and the impressive one thousand and twenty species of butterfly in their vast variety of colour and design.
Great and regular sightings of a variety of coloured snakes and frogs that provide great photographic opportunities.
Possible sightings of Giant Ant Eater, Tamandua, Tayra and other interesting mammals that fill this vast rainforest of Tambopata with life.
EQUIPMENT TO BRING
100-400mm lens: We recommend this lens for a variety of wildlife shots during our photography workshop/tour.
80-600mm Sigma lens: (Highly Recommended) Fantastic lens when photographing wildlife to gain that extra reach.
16-35mm wide angle lens: These great lenses are by far one of the most popular. It is truly a great lens for all types of photography including landscapes and wildlife.
100mm macro lens: (Highly Recommended) These 100mm macro lenses allow you to take macro images but at a respectable and safe distance so your subject does not fly or jump away.
1-2 camera bodies: Two cameras can be helpful however one camera body is perfect during our photographic tours to gain those memorable images of a life time.
Tripod: (Limited amount provided, contact us for availability) Tripods are a must for all tours in the Amazon Rainforest. As light is low under the canopy, tripods are great ways to control lens stability.
Back up Storage: As all photographers like to return and briefly view their images, laptops are advised. Also backing up your images of a life time onto an external device such as a hard drive is a must.
Multiple CF Cards/SD Cards: (Recommended)
Drybag & Silica Gel: (Highly Recommended) To protect equipment from rain and humidity damage during extended periods in the rainforest.
Powerful Headlight: (Highly Recommended) The number one gadget used in the Amazon Rainforest.
We will be staying at a quaint eco-lodge in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. The lodge is surrounded by fruit trees and native flowers, which are perfect for attracting a great amount of colourful butterflies and birds, meaning there is plenty of wildlife to admire from your front porch. This luxurious rainforest lodge will provide a beautiful display of traditional Peruvian cuisine each day. The bedrooms are thatched bungalows on raised wooden platforms, each with a private ensuite and a relaxing front porch to enjoy the environment from your front door. This is a great, comfortable base in a truly stunning setting!
TAMBOPATA, MADRE DE DIOS, PERU
This tour will start bright and early at 8am to get the most out of the tour as possible. We will start with a 3 hour journey up river with many photographic opportunities followed by your arrival at the jungle lodge. We will get settled and head out for a short walk for you before lunch in search to photograph life in the trees. After lunch we will trek to photograph the wonders of the rainforest. A traditional three-course Peruvian dinner will be provided each night, followed by an optional night walk to experience the nocturnal wildlife of this biodiverse ecosystem.
Explore the largest trail system in the Tambopata Region by foot
This is great if you love the adventure aspect of the Amazon Rainforest. The opportunity to spot wildlife on these trails is endless due to the protection of the only National Park in this region. Our guiding photographers are here to search for the most rare and hidden species to give you a truly special experience on every trek.
Visit an oxbow lake
There are two oxbow lakes that you will have the opportunity to visit. An approx. 30 minute boat journey to either lake is perfect opportunity to spot river birds, basking Caiman, Cabybara, sun bathing Turtles, and more! Both of these lakes are home to the beautiful, but endangered Giant River Otters and the largest Crocodilian species in the Amazon; the endangered Black Caiman. Along with these incredible species, you will come across hundreds of river bird species.
Visit a Local Macaw Claylick
Our photographers will lead you to a small Macaw Claylick that is walking distance from the lodge. In the national park, you will have the opportunity to photograph Red and Green Macaws, Scarlet Macaws, and species of Parakeets.
Visit Chuncho Claylick
This all day excursion is an experience that is people come from around the world to take part in. The Chuncho Claylick is something like no other in the world and a truly amazing site for nature lovers. With over 20 species of tropical birds visiting this claylick, it is most well-known for the loudest and most memorable Macaws that visit daily.
Night Walks Through the Forest
Night walks give you the perfect opportunity to see the nocturnal wildlife of the rainforest. If you are interested in the hidden world of the rainforest, then night walks are the perfect activity for you. Photographic opportunity is endless with the amount of Frogs, Snakes, Insects, and more.
Canopy Watch Tower
Located in the national park, this canopy tower was built by Oxford University to study the weather patterns of the Amazon Rainforest. This unique canopy tower gives us a spectacular view of the Amazon Rainforest from above. This is perfect for getting a feel of how secluded we are and how full the forest is. A visit to the canopy tower during sunrise or sunset will allow you to get beautiful landscape photographs of the rainforest.
Night Time Caiman Search
Take a night off of photography and enjoy an educational night time river experience. We will search the river banks for the four species of caiman that inhabit the Tambopata River. Here you will have the opportunity to get up close and learn biological information on the physical structure of these animals.
After an early breakfast, you will be taken on a three-hour boat journey down river, back towards Puerto Maldonado. There’s great chances of spotting wildlife and enjoying some last wildlife photography. Lunch will be provided by us at our favorite location in town. Airport/hotel transportation will be provided.
MEET YOUR GUIDE
Your photography guide, Mark, has spent most of his time living in the Amazon Rainforest photographing everything and anything that walks, slithers and climes. His knowledge and ability to creatively photograph the fauna and flora of the Rainforest is endless. During this photo tour/Workshop, Mark will share his wildlife photography secrets with you to enhance that once in a lifetime portfolio.