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Wildlife and birds

The trek to the lake through the jungle was great. We went aboard a platform boat driven by Leo... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Eddie O
Wollongong, Australia
via mobile
Nice Quite Lake

We hiked in to this lake on a flat path. approx 30 min. Boarded a boat and spent a few hours taking... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
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“piranha fishing” (11 reviews)
“giant otters” (6 reviews)
“few hours” (3 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

The trek to the lake through the jungle was great. We went aboard a platform boat driven by Leo who pushed and steered the boat to strategic spots where we saw otters, birds and went pirana fishing. It was a great experience

Thank Eddie O
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We hiked in to this lake on a flat path. approx 30 min. Boarded a boat and spent a few hours taking in the area. We saw many different types of birds. Saw a black Caiman, family of River Otters, Turtles and fished for Piranha...More

Thank 2rollon
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The hike was terrific. However, we ended up with a Spanish-speaking guide, so we had little interpretive information about what we saw. We had little time to look for sea otters because we were slow on the hike. The rest of the group had gone...More

Thank SRM45040
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Even though we visited Tres Chimbadas Lake in the rain we thoroughly enjoyed our hike to the lake and our time on the boat watch the lake otters, birds, and finally Piranha Fishing. So easy to catch my kids can now say the first fish...More

1  Thank JeannieSmallTown
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed Pirana fishing. There were heaps in the water. Got bites immediately when the bait hit the water. You have to be extremely quick on the strike as they strip the bait so quick. Caught other types of small fish too.

Thank eliza836
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Peaceful and relaxing 2 hours on a catamaran punt. No motors or outside noise, just the sounds of the gently lapping water and the jungle. Chance to spot Black Cayman, Kingfishers, Anhingas or "Snake Birds", Blue Macaws, Hoatzin or "Stinkbird" and more. Also fishing for...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Loved the bird watching and the local wildlife. This includes the piranha fishing. We went as part of an activity with Posadas Amazonas (a great company).

Thank Kamran A
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Enjoyed a lovely afternoon on the Lake spotting wildlife. We saw caiman, macaws, a Tarantula and even managed to sneak in some Piranha fishing. Very half day excursion.

Thank SouthAmDotTravel
Reviewed 14 August 2016

great excursion! Saw many kinds of birds, caught some piranhas (to observe) and watched a giant river otter family (of 4) for awhile. Beautiful experience.

Thank 754darrellp
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Spent peaceful time by this lake, look carefully the more you look the more you see. Saw Cayman, turtles, bats,birds and monkeys. Need to sit quietly and patiently and you will discover more and more.

Thank Liz P
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