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  1. Peru
  2. Madre de Dios Region
  3. Puerto Maldonado

From Puerto Maldonado: Piranha Fishing and Bird-watching

Product ID: 197935
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Explore wildlife and get back to basics on this trip to visit a quiet Peruvian lake. Learn how to fish for piranhas before watching the incredible spectacle of dozens of tropical parrots feeding at the side of the lake.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Your hotel in Puerto Maldonado. If you are not in the city there may be an extra charge, please contact the local operator in advance.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover a quiet beautiful lake with few tourists
  • Learn from the local experts the technique for piranha fishing and try to catch some yourself
Full description
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Peruvian wildlife and get back to basics on this fun 3-hour excursion. You will be picked up from your hotel in Puerto Maldonado before being taken on a 30-minute drive to a beautiful series of lakes.

Here, your guide will take you out onto the water in a canoe and show you how to fish for piranhas, just like the locals. As the day wears on, the riverbank will become the stage for one of the most spectacular natural shows of the world. From your vantage point on the river bank, watch dozens of tropical parrots feed on the salt and minerals in the clay at the side of the water.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see these rare creatures in feeding in their natural habitat. After your amazing fishing and bird-watching experience, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in Puerto Maldonado. 
  • 3-hour tour
  • Expert tour guide
  • Fishing equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Puerto Maldonado
What’s Not Included
  • River boat transportation fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Persoanl expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, because this tour involves some walking
• There are some small additional fees for the boat ride along the river
• Remember to wear sunblock, a hat to protect you from the sun and bring a bottle of water. Please also bring a bathing suit and a rain jacket just in case
• Ensure to bring some local currency in case you want to buy a souvenir
• Wear mosquito repellent as there are many insects around
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Travel Buddies Peru

Product ID: 197935