The Amazon Basin Sights

Lago Tres Chimbadas

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Published 02/02/2016

Fodor's Review

This oxbow lake, a short hike from the Tambopata River, is a great place to see wildlife, including the endangered giant river otter. It is also home to side-necked turtles, hoatzins, sun grebes, jacanas, and dozens of other bird species. Its dark waters hold black caimans (reptiles that resemble small alligators) and a plethora of piranhas, so try to resist any urge you have to go for a swim. Most people visit Tres Chimbadas on an early morning excursion from the nearby Posada Amazonas.

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42 km (26 miles) southeast of, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru

Published 02/02/2016


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