Heath River Wildlife Center
Spectacular Nature & Wilderness Experience
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Heath River Wildlife Discovery Tour!
The Heath River Wildlife Center lies at the hub of one of the largest multi-national tropical reserve areas in the world. Peru's Bahuaja-Sonene National Park occupies the lands west of the Heath River Wildlife Center (previously known as the Tambopata Reserve).
To the north and east Peru and Bolivia share the Pampas del Heath National Sanctuary. To the south lies the Madidi National Park of Bolivia. Within an environment of primary Amazon rain forest the Heath River Wildlife Center presents unique opportunities for exciting wildlife encounters on a true Amazon adventure.
The rain forest comes alive at night with 90 species of bats.
40 species of frogs 70 species of large katydids
4 species of cats: Jaguar, Puma, Ocelot, and Margay.
Heath River Wildlife Center Tambopata Peru
pickup at the Puerto Maldonado airport
private rivercanoe transportation to the Heath River Wildlife Center
private accommodations with private bath, all meals.
expert naturalist guides.
visit the extraordinary bio-diverse Pampas del Heath ( savanah).
visit the Heath River Macaw Clay Lick.
excursions by canoe camain watching.
use of the Lodge's miles of nature trails.
Amazon primary rain forest: miles of well-defined forest trails provide exciting viewing of a variety of animals, birds, and flora. The elusive Jaguar roams the forest while Dusky Titi Monkeys chase through the trees. The Heath Macaw Clay Lick is 15 minutes from the center by motorized canoe where a strategically placed floating blind allows visitors a safe and comfortable view of the early morning gathering of parrots and macaws in their quest to eat mineral-rich clay from an exposed area of the riverbank.
The Heath River, running from the Andes surrounding Lake Titikaka northward to the Madre de Dios River, is the natural border between Peru and Bolivia. Here the Esa Eja Sonene Community of indigenous Indians live, an ethnic group belonging to either of two lines: the Tacana-speaking Arawak, who migrated from the west, and those of Pano origin, who come from the lower reaches of the Madera River. (Ese Eja is also spelled as: Esa Eja, Esa'Eja, and Ese'Eja)
A short distance from the community is one of the most important Macaw Clay Licks of Peru, a natural attraction visited by thousands of parrots and Macaws. Caimans, Horned Screamers, capybara, and anacondas frequent the river shores. Giant Otters hunt for fish in the nearby lakes. For all those who yearn for the very best Amazon adventure, the Heath River Wildlife Center awaits your visit for a lifetime of memories.
The Center's 10 private bungalows are located on the east (or Bolivian) bank of the secluded Heath River.
Pampas del Heath
In addition to the clay lick, guests can explore miles of well-marked forest trails and oxbow lakes accompanied by a guide. A highlight of the hikes is a visit to the Pampas del Heath, the largest remaining Amazonian savanna. This grassland plain is home to such endemic species as the Maned Wolf and Marsh Deer.
Roundtrip transportation Puerto Maldonado to Heath River Wildlife 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.
Sodas, beer and wine are available but not included.
Heath River Wildlife Center:
Private screened bungalows with large living area, comfortable beds, and private bath with hot-water shower.
Macaw and parrot clay lick.
Tapir and mammal clay licks.
Expert naturalist guides.
Miles of primary rainforest.
Heath River Wildlife Center
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The Heath River Wildlife Center is a wilderness destination traversing the rich Amazon rain forest and natural splendors of primary rain forest. The Heath Center awaits your visit to a fascinating discovery of nature.