Puerto Maldonado

Posada Amazonas

From $575.00
3 Days 2 Nights
Puerto Maldonado
3 days/2 nights Daily Departures Year Round Adult from $ 575.00 / Child contact us

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Trip Overview Jointly owned by the Ese-Eja community of Infierno and Rainforest Expeditions, Posada Amazonas opened its doors in 1998 and has become a major attraction for those looking for a short stay in the rainforest with the promise of an authentic eco-tourist experience. The lodge is situated within the community’s private reserve.

Using local materials and architecture combined with modern expertise, Posada Amazonas is community built and as such is a testament to workmanship and endeavor.

*As on all Adventures to Peru tours, you’re taken care of from beginning to end: airport transfers are included!

Details

Tour Details

Tour Payment
Adult from $ 575.00 / Child contact us
50% Deposit

Prices
In USD$, per person and based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.
Prices subject to change.
Prices based on 4% cash discount.

Accommodation
2 nights & 3 days at Posada Amazonas Jungle Lodge in double occupancy

Group Size
No Minimum, No Maximum

Meals Included
All meals, (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner at lodge

Transport
Private shuttle/van, motorboat, canoe
Boats are 20ft long, roofed canoes with 55 hp outboard motors
Local Domestic flight is not included in this itinerary. Price fluctuations and seasonal availability limit our capacity to guarantee rate/departure times. This domestic flight can be arranged through Adventures to Peru prior to departure for an additional cost.

Notes
1. A moderate fitness level is recommended on this tour.

2. Due to the unpredictable nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions

3. Single Room supplement US$ 50.00 per night

4. We reserve the right to change the order of activities.

5. Local Domestic flight is not included in this itinerary. Price fluctuations and seasonal availability limit our capacity to guarantee rate/departure times. This domestic flight can be arranged through Adventures to Peru prior to departure for an additional cost.

Quick Itinerary

Day 1 Lima
Day 2 Breakfast
Day 3 DepartureDay

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Posada Amazonas (L,D)
Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, a local representative from Adventures to Peru will welcome you at the airport and transfer ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters office. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.

Departing the office we’ll drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno, where we’ll board our motorized canoe.



The forty-five minute boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Posada Amazonas will take us into the Community´s Primary Forest Private Reserve. Enjoy a high quality boxed lunch on board before disembarking on the shores of the Tambopata River. After a short walking portage of 10 minutes, we arrive to Posada Amazonas Jungle Lodge. The lodge manager will welcome you will a local jungle fruit beverage and brief you with important navigation and security tips.



Canopy Tower
After roughly 45 minutes of down time, we’ll leave on a twenty-minute walk from Posada Amazonas to the 30-meter (100ft) canopy tower. A banistered staircase running through up middle provides safe access to the platforms above. From the upper platforms enjoy spectacular views of the vast expanses of primary forest cut by the Tambopata River meandering through the Jungle. Now and then toucans, parrots or macaws are seen flying against the horizon, or mixed species canopy flocks land in the treetop next to you.

Return to the Lodge for some rest and dinner. Following dinner, a daily presentation on the Infierno ecotourism project is available every night from a staff member.



Overnight at Posada Amazonas

Day 2 Posada Amazonas (B,L,D)

Breakfast



Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake

Tres Chimbadas is thirty minutes by boat and forty five minutes hiking from Posada Amazonas. Once there you will paddle around the lake in a catamaran, searching for the resident family of nine giant river otters (seen by 60% of our lake visitors) and other lakeside wildlife such as caiman, hoatzin and horned screamers. Otters are most active from dawn to eight or nine AM.



Parrot Clay Lick
This clay lick is only a twenty-minute walk from Posada Amazonas. From a blind located about twenty meters away you will see dozens of parrots and parakeets descend on most clear mornings to ingest the clay on a river bank. Species such as Mealy and Yellow- headed Amazon, Blue-headed Parrot and Dusky headed Parakeet descend at this clay lick. The clay lick is active at dawn, during the late mornings and mid-afternoons.


Lunch



Ethnobotanical Tour

A twenty-minute boat drive downriver leads you to a trail designed by the staff of the Centro Ñape. The Centro Ñape is a communal organization that produces medicines out of forest plants and administers them to patients who choose their little clinic. They have produced a trail which explains the different medicinal (and other) uses of selected plants.



Dinner



Night walk
You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. Much easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.


Overnight at Posada Amazonas

Day 3 Posada Amazonas Departure Day (B)
Today is departure day. After breakfast we’ll make the short portage on foot back to the Tambopata river port for our motorized canoe trip to our Puerto Maldonado Headquarters. We’ll make a quick stop by the office to pick up your personal belongings and large luggage before continuing on to the Puerto Maldonado airport. Adventures to Peru services end upon arrival at the Puerto Maldonado airport.



What’s Included

Local naturalist multilingual guide service for duration of the trip
Airport arrival AND departure transfers
All accommodations in double occupancy
Privately owned land/river transport along the route
Entrance fees for included excursions
Excellent Meals
One entree of chicken, beef, local fish or pasta and fresh salad.
A variety of rice and bean dishes, hot vegetables, bread and butter
A choice of desserts including local fruits such as papaya or pineapple or prepared desserts such as rice pudding or flan
Complementary coffee, tea and drinking water are available 24 hours a day
Bar service, including soft drinks, is also available at guest expense
Reconfirmation of ongoing flights

What’s Not Included

International and/or Domestic Flights
Visa and passport fees
Insurance
All meals (see above)
Alcohol, Drinks
Tips & Gratuities
Optional activities/day-tours/excursions
International departure taxes and excess baggage fees

Get A Question ?

Do not hesitate to Contact Us
From $845.00
4 Days 3 Nights
Puerto Maldonado
4 days/3 nights Daily Departures Year Round Adult from $ 845.00 / Child contact us

Please 'contact us' to book this tour

Trip Overview Jointly owned by the Ese-Eja community of Infierno and Rainforest Expeditions, Posada Amazonas opened its doors in 1998 and has become a major attraction for those looking for a short stay in the rainforest with the promise of an authentic eco-tourist experience. The lodge is situated within the community’s private reserve.

Using local materials and architecture combined with modern expertise, Posada Amazonas is community built and as such is a testament to workmanship and endeavor.

*As on all Adventures to Peru tours, you’re taken care of from beginning to end: airport transfers are included!

Details

Tour Details

Tour Payment
Adult from $ 845.00 / Child contact us
50% Deposit

Prices
In USD$, per person and based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.
Prices subject to change.
Prices based on 4% cash discount.

Accommodation
3 nights & 4 days at Posada Amazonas Jungle Lodge in double occupancy

Group Size
No Minimum, No Maximum

Meals Included
All meals, (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner at lodge

Transport
Private shuttle/van, motorboat, canoe
Boats are 20ft long, roofed canoes with 55 hp outboard motors
Local Domestic flight is not included in this itinerary. Price fluctuations and seasonal availability limit our capacity to guarantee rate/departure times. This domestic flight can be arranged through Adventures to Peru prior to departure for an additional cost.

Notes
1. A moderate fitness level is recommended on this tour.

2. Due to the unpredictable nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions

3. Single Room supplement US$ 50.00 per night

4. We reserve the right to change the order of activities.

5. Local Domestic flight is not included in this itinerary. Price fluctuations and seasonal availability limit our capacity to guarantee rate/departure times. This domestic flight can be arranged through Adventures to Peru prior to departure for an additional cost.

Quick Itinerary

Day 1 Posada Amazonas (L,D)
Day 2 Posada Amazonas (B,L,D)
Day 3 Posada Amazonas (B,L,D)
Day 4 Posada Amazonas Departure Day (B)

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Posada Amazonas (L,D)
Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, a local representative from Adventures to Peru will welcome you at the airport and transfer ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters office. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.


Departing the office we’ll drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno, where we’ll board our motorized canoe.

The forty-five minute boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Posada Amazonas will take us into the Community´s Primary Forest Private Reserve. Enjoy a high quality boxed lunch on board before disembarking on the shores of the Tambopata River.

After a short walking portage of 10 minutes, we arrive to Posada Amazonas Jungle Lodge. The lodge manager will welcome you will a local jungle fruit beverage and brief you with important navigation and security tips.



Canopy Tower
After roughly 45 minutes of down time, we’ll leave on a twenty-minute walk from Posada Amazonas to the 30-meter (100ft) canopy tower. A banistered staircase running through up middle provides safe access to the platforms above. From the upper platforms enjoy spectacular views of the vast expanses of primary forest cut by the Tambopata River meandering through the Jungle. Now and then toucans, parrots or macaws are seen flying against the horizon, or mixed species canopy flocks land in the treetop next to you.

Dinner

Ecotourism Lecture

A daily presentation on the Infierno ecotourism project is available every night from a staff member.


Overnight at Posada Amazonas

Day 2 Posada Amazonas (B,L,D)

Breakfast



Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake

Tres Chimbadas is thirty minutes by boat and forty five minutes hiking from Posada Amazonas. Once there you will paddle around the lake in a catamaran, searching for the resident family of nine giant river otters (seen by 60% of our lake visitors) and other lakeside wildlife such as caiman, hoatzin and horned screamers. Otters are most active from dawn to eight or nine AM.

Lunch



Ethnobotanical Tour

A twenty-minute boat drive downriver leads you to a trail designed by the staff of the Centro Ñape. The Centro Ñape is a communal organization that produces medicines out of forest plants and administers them to patients who choose their little clinic. They have produced a trail which explains the different medicinal (and other) uses of selected plants.



Dinner



Night walk

You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. Much easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

Overnight at Posada Amazonas

Day 3 Posada Amazonas (B,L,D)

Breakfast

Parrot Clay Lick

This clay lick is only a twenty-minute walk from Posada Amazonas. From a blind located about twenty meters away you will see dozens of parrots and parakeets descend on most clear mornings to ingest the clay on a river bank. Species such as Mealy and Yellow- headed Amazon, Blue-headed Parrot and Dusky headed Parakeet descend at this clay lick. The clay lick is active at dawn, during the late mornings and mid-afternoons.



Ceiba Trail Hike

We leave from the lobby at Posada Amazonas and embark on a two hour hike crowned by the largest tree in the vicinity: a giant ceiba tree. During the hike we will focus on the natural history of the rain forest and its principal taxonomic groups.



Lunch



Farm Visit

A thirty-minute boat drive downriver takes us to the most complete farm in the community of Infierno. The owner grows a diverse variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops. In his garden, just about every plant and tree serves a purpose.



Dinner



Overnight at Posada Amazonas

Day 4 Posada Amazonas Departure Day (B)
Today is departure day. After breakfast we’ll make the short portage on foot back to the Tambopata river port for our motorized canoe trip to our Puerto Maldonado Headquarters. We’ll make a quick stop by the office to pick up your personal belongings and large luggage before continuing on to the Puerto Maldonado airport. Adventures to Peru services end upon arrival at the Puerto Maldonado airport.

What’s Included

Local naturalist multilingual guide service for duration of the trip
Airport arrival AND departure transfers
All accommodations in double occupancy
Privately owned land/river transport along the route
Entrance fees for included excursions
Excellent Meals
One entree of chicken, beef, local fish or pasta and fresh salad.
A variety of rice and bean dishes, hot vegetables, bread and butter
A choice of desserts including local fruits such as papaya or pineapple or prepared desserts such as rice pudding or flan
Complementary coffee, tea and drinking water are available 24 hours a day
Bar service, including soft drinks, is also available at guest expense
Reconfirmation of ongoing flights

What’s Not Included

International and/or Domestic Flights
Visa and Passport Fees
Insurance
Alcohol, Drinks
Tips
Optional Activities/day-tours/excursions
International / Domestic Airport Taxes / Excess Baggage Fees

Get A Question ?

Do not hesitate to Contact Us
From $1,085.00
5 Days 4 Nights
Puerto Maldonado
5 days/4 nights Daily Departures Year Round Adult from $ 1085.00 / Child contact us

Please 'contact us' to book this tour

Trip Overview Jointly owned by the Ese-Eja community of Infierno and Rainforest Expeditions, Posada Amazonas opened its doors in 1998 and has become a major attraction for those looking for a short stay in the rainforest with the promise of an authentic eco-tourist experience. The lodge is situated within the community’s private reserve.

Using local materials and architecture combined with modern expertise, Posada Amazonas is community built and as such is a testament to workmanship and endeavor.

*As on all Adventures to Peru tours, you’re taken care of from beginning to end: airport transfers are included!

Details

Tour Details

Tour Payment
Adult from $ 1085.00 / Child contact us
50% Deposit

Prices
In USD$, per person and based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.
Prices subject to change.
Prices based on 4% cash discount.

Accommodation
4 nights & 5 days at Posada Amazonas Jungle Lodge in double occupancy

Group Size
No Minimum, No Maximum

Meals Included
All meals, (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner at lodge

Transport
Private shuttle/van, motorboat, canoe
Boats are 20ft long, roofed canoes with 55 hp outboard motors
Local Domestic flight is not included in this itinerary. Price fluctuations and seasonal availability limit our capacity to guarantee rate/departure times. This domestic flight can be arranged through Adventures to Peru prior to departure for an additional cost.

Notes
1. A moderate fitness level is recommended on this tour.

2. Due to the unpredictable nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions

3. Single Room supplement US$ 50.00 per night

4. We reserve the right to change the order of activities.

5. Local Domestic flight is not included in this itinerary. Price fluctuations and seasonal availability limit our capacity to guarantee rate/departure times. This domestic flight can be arranged through Adventures to Peru prior to departure for an additional cost.

Quick Itinerary

Day 1 Posada Amazonas (L,D)
Day 2 Posada Amazonas (B,L,D)
Day 3 Posada Amazonas (B,L,D)
Day 4 (B,L,D)
Day 5 Posada Amazonas Departure Day (B)

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Posada Amazonas (L,D)
Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, a local representative from Adventures to Peru will welcome you at the airport and transfer ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters office. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.

Departing the office we’ll drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno, where we’ll board our motorized canoe.

The forty-five minute boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Posada Amazonas will take us into the Community´s Primary Forest Private Reserve. Enjoy a high quality boxed lunch on board before disembarking on the shores of the Tambopata River.

After a short walking portage of 10 minutes, we arrive to Posada Amazonas Jungle Lodge. The lodge manager will welcome you will a local jungle fruit beverage and brief you with important navigation and security tips.



Canopy Tower
After roughly 45 minutes of down time, we’ll leave on a twenty-minute walk from Posada Amazonas to the 30-meter (100ft) canopy tower. A banistered staircase running through up middle provides safe access to the platforms above. From the upper platforms enjoy spectacular views of the vast expanses of primary forest cut by the Tambopata River meandering through the Jungle. Now and then toucans, parrots or macaws are seen flying against the horizon, or mixed species canopy flocks land in the treetop next to you.

Dinner

Ecotourism Lecture
A daily presentation on the Infierno ecotourism project is available every night from a staff member.

Overnight at Posada Amazonas

Day 2 Posada Amazonas (B,L,D)

Breakfast



Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake
Tres Chimbadas is thirty minutes by boat and forty five minutes hiking from Posada Amazonas. Once there you will paddle around the lake in a catamaran, searching for the resident family of nine giant river otters (seen by 60% of our lake visitors) and other lakeside wildlife such as caiman, hoatzin and horned screamers. Otters are most active from dawn to eight or nine AM.

Lunch



Ethnobotanical Tour

A twenty-minute boat drive downriver leads you to a trail designed by the staff of the Centro Ñape. The Centro Ñape is a communal organization that produces medicines out of forest plants and administers them to patients who choose their little clinic. They have produced a trail which explains the different medicinal (and other) uses of selected plants.



Dinner



Night walk
You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. Much easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.



Overnight at Posada Amazonas

Day 3 Posada Amazonas (B,L,D)

Breakfast

Parrot Clay Lick
This clay lick is only a twenty-minute walk from Posada Amazonas. From a blind located about twenty meters away you will see dozens of parrots and parakeets descend on most clear mornings to ingest the clay on a river bank. Species such as Mealy and Yellow- headed Amazon, Blue-headed Parrot and Dusky headed Parakeet descend at this clay lick. The clay lick is active at dawn, during the late mornings and mid-afternoons.



Ceiba Trail Hike

We leave from the lobby at Posada Amazonas and embark on a two hour hike crowned by the largest tree in the vicinity: a giant ceiba tree. During the hike we will focus on the natural history of the rain forest and its principal taxonomic groups.

Lunch

Farm Visit
A thirty-minute boat drive downriver takes us to the most complete farm in the community of Infierno. The owner grows a diverse variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops. In his garden, just about every plant and tree serves a purpose.



Dinner



Overnight at Posada Amazonas

Day 4 (B,L,D)

Breakfast

Brazil Nut Trail and Camp


A few minutes hike from the lodge is a beautiful old growth patch of Brazil Nut forest that has been harvested for decades (if not centuries) where the precarious remains of a camp used two months a year by Brazil Nut gatherers can still be experienced. We will be demonstrating the whole process of the rain forest’s only sustainably harvested product from collection through transportation to drying.

Lunch

Overlook Walk


This 2 km trail will bring us along the Tambopata River. We will be able to clearly separate a Terra Firme Forest from a Secondary Forest after this walk, as the trail crosses both habitats. Resting on the benches we can witness the Tambopata on its unhurried journey across the lowland rainforest.

Dinner

Overnight at Posada Amazonas

Day 5 Posada Amazonas Departure Day (B)
Today is departure day. After breakfast we’ll make the short portage on foot back to the Tambopata river port for our motorized canoe trip to our Puerto Maldonado Headquarters. We’ll make a quick stop by the office to pick up your personal belongings and large luggage before continuing on to the Puerto Maldonado airport. Adventures to Peru services end upon arrival at the Puerto Maldonado airport.

 



What’s Included

Local naturalist multilingual guide service for duration of the trip
Airport arrival AND departure transfers
All accommodations in double occupancy
Privately owned land/river transport along the route
Entrance fees for included excursions
Excellent Meals
One entree of chicken, beef, local fish or pasta and fresh salad.
A variety of rice and bean dishes, hot vegetables, bread and butter
A choice of desserts including local fruits such as papaya or pineapple or prepared desserts such as rice pudding or flan
Complementary coffee, tea and drinking water are available 24 hours a day
Bar service, including soft drinks, is also available at guest expense
Reconfirmation of ongoing flights

What’s Not Included

International and/or Domestic Flights
Visa and Passport Fees
Insurance
Alcohol, Drinks
Tips
Optional Activities/day-tours/excursions
International / Domestic Airport Taxes / Excess Baggage Fees

Get A Question ?

Do not hesitate to Contact Us
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Refugio Amazonas

From $585.00
3 Days 2 Nights
Puerto Maldonado
3 days/2 nights Daily Departures Year Round Adult from $ 585.00 / Child contact us

Please 'contact us' to book this tour

Trip Overview Refugio Amazonas is a charming 32-bedroom lodge, well located immediately adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve. Surrounded by a combination of waterways and habitats, Refugio Amazonas is also home to an active Brazil Nut concession project. The Lodge experience presents an ideal balance between naturalist exploration and wildlife observation, coupled with understanding sustainable forest use by local populations. In collaboration with ANIA an environmental education NGO, Refugio Amazonas caters to individual travelers, groups and families with children of all ages.

*As on all Adventures to Peru tours, you’re taken care of from beginning to end: airport transfers are included!

Details

Tour Details

Tour Payment
Adult from $ 585.00 / Child contact us
50% Deposit

Prices
In USD$, per person and based on double or triple occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Prices subject to change. Prices based on 4% cash discount.

Accommodation
2 nights & 3 days at Refugio Amazonas Jungle Lodge in double occupancy

Group Size
No Minimum, No Maximum

Meals Included
All meals, (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner at lodge

Transport
Private shuttle/van, motorboat, canoe
Boats are 20ft long, roofed canoes with 55 hp outboard motors
Local Domestic flight is not included in this itinerary. Price fluctuations and seasonal availability limit our capacity to guarantee rate/departure times. This domestic flight can be arranged through Adventures to Peru prior to departure for an additional cost.

Notes
1. A moderate fitness level is recommended on this tour.

2. Due to the unpredictable nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions

3. Single Room supplement US$ 50.00 per night

4. We reserve the right to change the order of activities.

5. Local Domestic flight is not included in this itinerary. Price fluctuations and seasonal availability limit our capacity to guarantee rate/departure times. This domestic flight can be arranged through Adventures to Peru prior to departure for an additional cost.

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Refugio Amazonas (L,D)
Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, a local representative from Adventures to Peru will welcome you at the airport and transfer ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters office. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.


Departing the office we’ll drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno, where we’ll board our motorized canoe

The two and a half hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas will take us past the Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit. Enjoy a high quality boxed lunch on board before disembarking on the shores of the Tambopata River. Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you will a local jungle fruit beverage and brief you with important navigation and security tips.

Dinner

Caiman Search
We will be out at the river’s edge at night, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes.

Overnight at Refugio Amazonas

Day 2 Refugio Amazonas (B,L,D)

Breakfast

Oxbow Lake Visit
We will paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and horned screamers, hoping to see the otters which are infrequently seen here. You will also be rewarded with overhead sightings of macaws.

Canopy Tower
A thirty-minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. The tower has been built upon high ground, therefore increasing your horizon of the continuous primary forest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve. From here views of mixed species canopy flocks as well as toucans, macaws and raptors are likely.

Lunch

Farm Visit
Five minutes downriver from the lodge lies a farm owned and managed by charismatic Don Manuel from the neighbouring community of Condenado. He grows a variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops – just about every plant and tree you see serves a purpose.

Ethnobotanical Tour


Along this trail we will find a variety of plants and trees that are used by the local population with at least the same variety of purposes. We will learn about the medicinal (and other) uses of Ajo-Sacha, Yuca de Venado, Uña de Gato, Charcot-Sacha, Para-Para, among several others.

Dinner



Tambopata National Reserve Lectures
Nightly lectures prepared by the staff of Refugio Amazonas cover conservation threats, opportunities and projects in the Tambopata National Reserve.

Overnight at Refugio Amazonas

Day 3 Refugio Amazonas Departure Day (B)
Today is departure day. After breakfast we’ll make the short portage on foot back to the Tambopata river port for our two-hour motorized canoe trip to our Puerto Maldonado Headquarters. We’ll make a quick stop by the office to pick up your personal belongings and large luggage before continuing on to the Puerto Maldonado airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.


Adventures to Peru services end upon arrival at the Puerto Maldonado airport.
 



What’s Included

Local naturalist multilingual guide service for duration of the trip
Airport arrival AND departure transfers
All accommodations in double occupancy
Privately owned land/river transport along the route
Entrance fees for included excursions
Excellent Meals
One entree of chicken, beef, local fish or pasta and fresh salad.
A variety of rice and bean dishes, hot vegetables, bread and butter
A choice of desserts including local fruits such as papaya or pineapple or prepared desserts such as rice pudding or flan
Complementary coffee, tea and drinking water are available 24 hours a day
Bar service, including soft drinks, is also available at guest expense
Reconfirmation of ongoing flights

What’s Not Included

International and/or Domestic Flights
Visa and Passport Fees
Insurance
Alcohol, Drinks
Tips
Optional Activities/day-tours/excursions
International / Domestic Airport Taxes / Excess Baggage Fees

Get A Question ?

Do not hesitate to Contact Us
From $855.00
4 Days 3 Nights
Puerto Maldonado
4 days/3 nights Daily Departures Year Round Adult from $ 855.00 / Child contact us

Please 'contact us' to book this tour

Trip Overview Refugio Amazonas is a charming 32-bedroom lodge, well located immediately adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve. Surrounded by a combination of waterways and habitats, Refugio Amazonas is also home to an active Brazil Nut concession project. The Lodge experience presents an ideal balance between naturalist exploration and wildlife observation, coupled with understanding sustainable forest use by local populations. In collaboration with ANIA an environmental education NGO, Refugio Amazonas caters to individual travelers, groups and families with children of all ages.

*As on all Adventures to Peru tours, you’re taken care of from beginning to end: airport transfers are included!

Details

Tour Details

Tour Payment
Adult from $ 855.00 / Child contact us
50% Deposit

Prices
In USD$, per person and based on double or triple occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Prices subject to change. Prices based on 4% cash discount.

Accommodation
3 nights & 4 days at Refugio Amazonas Jungle Lodge in double occupancy

Group Size
No Minimum, No Maximum

Meals Included
All meals, (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner at lodge

Transport
Private shuttle/van, motorboat, canoe
Boats are 20ft long, roofed canoes with 55 hp outboard motors
Local Domestic flight is not included in this itinerary. Price fluctuations and seasonal availability limit our capacity to guarantee rate/departure times. This domestic flight can be arranged through Adventures to Peru prior to departure for an additional cost.

Notes
1. A moderate fitness level is recommended on this tour.

2. Due to the unpredictable nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions

3. Single Room supplement US$ 50.00 per night

4. We reserve the right to change the order of activities.

5. Local Domestic flight is not included in this itinerary. Price fluctuations and seasonal availability limit our capacity to guarantee rate/departure times. This domestic flight can be arranged through Adventures to Peru prior to departure for an additional cost.

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Refugio Amazonas (L,D)
Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, a local representative from Adventures to Peru will welcome you at the airport and transfer ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters office. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.


Departing the office we’ll drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno, where we’ll board our motorized canoe

The two and a half hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas will take us past the Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit. Enjoy a high quality boxed lunch on board before disembarking on the shores of the Tambopata River. Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you will a local jungle fruit beverage and brief you with important navigation and security tips.

Dinner

Caiman Search
We will be out at the river’s edge at night, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes.

Overnight at Refugio Amazonas

Day 2 Refugio Amazonas (B,L,D)

Breakfast

Oxbow Lake Visit
We will paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and horned screamers, hoping to see the otters which are infrequently seen here. You will also be rewarded with overhead sightings of macaws.

Canopy Tower
A thirty-minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. The tower has been built upon high ground, therefore increasing your horizon of the continuous primary forest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve. From here views of mixed species canopy flocks as well as toucans, macaws and raptors are likely.

Lunch

Farm Visit
Five minutes downriver from the lodge lies a farm owned and managed by charismatic Don Manuel from the neighbouring community of Condenado. He grows a variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops – just about every plant and tree you see serves a purpose.

Ethnobotanical Tour

Along this trail we will find a variety of plants and trees that are used by the local population with at least the same variety of purposes. We will learn about the medicinal (and other) uses of Ajo-Sacha, Yuca de Venado, Uña de Gato, Charcot-Sacha, Para-Para, among several others.

Dinner



Tambopata National Reserve Lectures
Nightly lectures prepared by the staff of Refugio Amazonas cover conservation threats, opportunities and projects in the Tambopata National Reserve.

Overnight at Refugio Amazonas

Day 4 Refugio Amazonas Departure Day (B)
Today is departure day. After breakfast we’ll make the short portage on foot back to the Tambopata river port for our two-hour motorized canoe trip to our Puerto Maldonado Headquarters. We’ll make a quick stop by the office to pick up your personal belongings and large luggage before continuing on to the Puerto Maldonado airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.


Adventures to Peru services end upon arrival at the Puerto Maldonado airport.

What’s Included

Local naturalist multilingual guide service for duration of the trip
Airport arrival AND departure transfers
All accommodations in double occupancy
Privately owned land/river transport along the route
Entrance fees for included excursions
Excellent Meals
One entree of chicken, beef, local fish or pasta and fresh salad.
A variety of rice and bean dishes, hot vegetables, bread and butter
A choice of desserts including local fruits such as papaya or pineapple or prepared desserts such as rice pudding or flan
Complementary coffee, tea and drinking water are available 24 hours a day
Bar service, including soft drinks, is also available at guest expense
Reconfirmation of ongoing flights

What’s Not Included

International and/or Domestic Flights
Visa and Passport Fees
Insurance
Alcohol, Drinks
Tips
Optional Activities/day-tours/excursions
International / Domestic Airport Taxes / Excess Baggage Fees

Get A Question ?

Do not hesitate to Contact Us
From $1,095.00
5 Days 4 Nights
Puerto Maldonado
5 days/4 nights Daily Departures Year Round Adult from $ 1095.00 / Child contact us

Please 'contact us' to book this tour

Trip Overview Refugio Amazonas is a charming 32-bedroom lodge, well located immediately adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve. Surrounded by a combination of waterways and habitats, Refugio Amazonas is also home to an active Brazil Nut concession project. The Lodge experience presents an ideal balance between naturalist exploration and wildlife observation, coupled with understanding sustainable forest use by local populations. In collaboration with ANIA an environmental education NGO, Refugio Amazonas caters to individual travelers, groups and families with children of all ages.

*As on all Adventures to Peru tours, you’re taken care of from beginning to end: airport transfers are included!

Details

Tour Details

Tour Payment
Adult from $ 1095.00 / Child contact us
50% Deposit

Prices
In USD$, per person and based on double or triple occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Prices subject to change. Prices based on 4% cash discount.

Accommodation
4 nights & 5 days at Refugio Amazonas Jungle Lodge in double occupancy

Group Size
No Minimum, No Maximum

Meals Included
All meals, (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner at lodge

Transport
Private shuttle/van, motorboat, canoe
Boats are 20ft long, roofed canoes with 55 hp outboard motors
Local Domestic flight is not included in this itinerary. Price fluctuations and seasonal availability limit our capacity to guarantee rate/departure times. This domestic flight can be arranged through Adventures to Peru prior to departure for an additional cost.

Notes
1. A moderate fitness level is recommended on this tour.

2. Due to the unpredictable nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions

3. Single Room supplement US$ 50.00 per night

4. We reserve the right to change the order of activities.

5. Local Domestic flight is not included in this itinerary. Price fluctuations and seasonal availability limit our capacity to guarantee rate/departure times. This domestic flight can be arranged through Adventures to Peru prior to departure for an additional cost.

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Refugio Amazonas (L,D)
Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, a local representative from Adventures to Peru will welcome you at the airport and transfer ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters office. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.


Departing the office we’ll drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno, where we’ll board our motorized canoe

The two and a half hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas will take us past the Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit. Enjoy a high quality boxed lunch on board before disembarking on the shores of the Tambopata River. Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you will a local jungle fruit beverage and brief you with important navigation and security tips.

Dinner

Caiman Search
We will be out at the river’s edge at night, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes.

Overnight at Refugio Amazonas

Day 2 Refugio Amazonas (B,L,D)

Breakfast
Oxbow Lake Visit
We will paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and horned screamers, hoping to see the otters which are infrequently seen here. You will also be rewarded with overhead sightings of macaws.

Canopy Tower
A thirty-minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. The tower has been built upon high ground, therefore increasing your horizon of the continuous primary forest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve. From here views of mixed species canopy flocks as well as toucans, macaws and raptors are likely.

Lunch

Farm Visit
Five minutes downriver from the lodge lies a farm owned and managed by charismatic Don Manuel from the neighbouring community of Condenado. He grows a variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops – just about every plant and tree you see serves a purpose.

Ethnobotanical Tour

Along this trail we will find a variety of plants and trees that are used by the local population with at least the same variety of purposes. We will learn about the medicinal (and other) uses of Ajo-Sacha, Yuca de Venado, Uña de Gato, Charcot-Sacha, Para-Para, among several others.

Dinner



Tambopata National Reserve Lectures
Nightly lectures prepared by the staff of Refugio Amazonas cover conservation threats, opportunities and projects in the Tambopata National Reserve.

Overnight at Refugio Amazonas

Days 3 Refugio Amazonas (B,L,D)

Breakfast

Parrot Clay Lick

A fifteen minute boat ride and sixty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas is a clay lick used both by parrots and parakeets. From a blind you will see parrots and parakeets descend on most clear days to ingest the clay on a bank. Species such as Dusky headed and Cobalt winged Parakeet descend at this clay lick. With luck we will also see some or all of the following species in the early morning rush: Mealy and Yellow-crowned Amazons, Blue-headed Pionus, Severe macaw and Orange-cheeled (Barraband`s) Parrot. We visit the lick at dawn, when parrots are most active or in midmorning or early afternoon, when they are active.

Lunch

Brazil Nut Trail and CampA few minutes hike from the lodge is a beautiful old growth patch of Brazil Nut forest that has been harvested for decades (if not centuries) where the precarious remains of a camp used two months a year by Brazil Nut gatherers can still be experienced. We will be demonstrating the whole process of the rain forest’s only sustainably harvested product from collection through transportation to drying.

Dinner

Night Walk
You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but difficult to see. Easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

Overnight at Refugio Amazonas

Day 4 Refugio Amazonas (B,L,D)

Breakfast

Mammal Clay Lick

Twenty minutes walking from Refugio Amazonas is a peccary clay lick. These wild rain forest pigs show up in herds of five to twenty individuals to eat clay in the late morning. Chances of spotting them are around 15%, but well worth the short hike. Other wildlife also shows up including deer, guan and parakeets.


Lunch

Overlook Walk
This 2 km trail will bring us along the Tambopata River. We will be able to clearly separate a Terra Firme Forest from a Secondary Forest after this walk, as the trail crosses both habitats. Resting on the benches we can witness the Tambopata on its unhurried journey across the lowland rainforest.

Dinner

Overnight at Refugio Amazonas

Day 5 Refugio Amazonas Departure Day (B)
Today is departure day. After breakfast we’ll make the short portage on foot back to the Tambopata river port for our two-hour motorized canoe trip to our Puerto Maldonado Headquarters. We’ll make a quick stop by the office to pick up your personal belongings and large luggage before continuing on to the Puerto Maldonado airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.


Adventures to Peru services end upon arrival at the Puerto Maldonado airport.


What’s Included

Local naturalist multilingual guide service for duration of the trip
Airport arrival AND departure transfers
All accommodations in double occupancy
Privately owned land/river transport along the route
Entrance fees for included excursions
Excellent Meals
One entree of chicken, beef, local fish or pasta and fresh salad.
A variety of rice and bean dishes, hot vegetables, bread and butter
A choice of desserts including local fruits such as papaya or pineapple or prepared desserts such as rice pudding or flan
Complementary coffee, tea and drinking water are available 24 hours a day
Bar service, including soft drinks, is also available at guest expense
Reconfirmation of ongoing flights

What’s Not Included

International and/or Domestic Flights
Visa and passport fees
Insurance
All meals (see above)
Alcohol, Drinks
Tips & Gratuities
Optional activities/day-tours/excursions
International departure taxes and excess baggage fees

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Sandoval Lake Lodge

From $645.00
4 Days 3 Nights
Puerto Maldonado
4 days / 3 nights Daily Departures Year Round Adult from $ 645.00 / Child contact us

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Trip Overview Set in some of Southern Peru’s most pristine primary forest, Sandoval Lake Lodge is a rainforest jewel perched above a lively and dynamic oxbow lake, also named Sandoval. Located only 45-minutes down the Madre de Dios River from Puerto Maldonado, Sandoval Lake Lodge is also the most accessible lodge of any quality in the region.

The entire complex is built as one structure and includes a large dinning room, full bar, spacious hammock area and 25 double occupancy rooms. Each room is fully sealed with insect mesh from floor to ceiling and offer private bath, hot/cold showers, electricity, mosquito netting on the beds and a ceiling fan to keep things cool.

Wildlife in the area is abundant, untamed and easily viewed from the boat-based excursions around the Lake.

*As on all Adventures to Peru tours, you’re taken care of from beginning to end: airport transfers are included!

Details

Tour Details

Tour Payment
Adult from $ 645.00 / Child contact us
50% Deposit

Prices
In USD$, per person and based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.
Prices subject to change.
Prices based on 4% cash discount.

Accommodation
3 nights & 4 days at Sandoval Lake Lodge in double occupancy

Group Size
No Minimum, No Maximum

Meals Included
All meals, (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner at lodge

Transport
Private shuttle/van, motorboat, canoe
Boats are 20ft long, roofed canoes with 55 hp outboard motors
Local Domestic flight is not included in this itinerary. Price fluctuations and seasonal availability limit our capacity to guarantee rate/departure times. This domestic flight can be arranged through Adventures to Peru prior to departure for an additional cost.

Notes
1. A moderate fitness level is recommended on this tour.

2. Due to the unpredictable nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions

3. Single Room supplement US$ 50.00 per night

4. We reserve the right to change the order of activities.

5. Local Domestic flight is not included in this itinerary. Price fluctuations and seasonal availability limit our capacity to guarantee rate/departure times. This domestic flight can be arranged through Adventures to Peru prior to departure for an additional cost.

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Sandoval Lake Lodge (L,D)
Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, a local representative from Adventures to Peru will welcome you at the airport and transfer ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters office. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light. 

We’ll then transfer to Madre de Dios River port. We’ll board our motorized canoe for a 45-minute journey down the Madre de Dios River arriving at the riverside trailhead to Sandoval Lake Lodge. From here the trail takes you on a 2-mile (3,2-kilometers) walk through secondary forest, until we reach a small canal where we board canoes and are paddled about 200 meters through a flooded Mauritia Palm forest. As the canal opens onto the shimmering surface of the lake, we transfer to a catamaran and are leisurely paddled across half the lake to the lodge.

After lunch and a short siesta to avoid the early afternoon heat, we will learn about the history of the lodge and the philosophy of its founders. In the afternoon, we’ll again board the catamaran and set off to explore the entire west end of the lake. Here, again in the flooded palm forest we drift to the sounds of hundreds of Red-Bellied Macaws as they return to the palm forest for the night. This macaw species is found locally in parts of the Amazon, always living in flooded palm forests like what we find at Sandoval Lake. At 500-800 birds, this flock of Macaws at Sandoval Lake is currently the largest reported in the world for this highly specialized macaw.

As night falls we’ll board canoes in search of the large and extremely rare Black Caimans. If it is a clear starlit night, we will also be able to float in the middle of the lake to marvel at the intensity of the sky and listen in on the sounds of the forest.

We return to the lodge for a short video or slide presentation and dinner. At any point, you may perhaps step out from the bar to marvel at the wide variety of nocturnal moths, beetles and praying mantis attracted to our black light in the lodge clearing.

For those with excess of energy, our guide will take us on a short night-walk into the forest surrounding the lodge.

Overnight at Sandoval Lake Lodge

Day 2 Sandoval Lake Lodge (B,L,D)
A pre-dawn wake-up call will enable us to be on the lake for sunrise and a hopeful encounter with the family of Giant Otters who frequent the lake and are most active at this time of day. Sandoval Lake offers abundant wildlife including over 40 species of birds resident to its lake borders, most of the fish-eating water birds around the lake actively fish in the early morning as well, and this outing should provide excellent views of the prehistoric looking Hoatzins, which are easy to observe and photograph at close distance from the canoe or catamaran.

After returning for a late breakfast we’ll set off into the cool under story of the tall virgin forest near the lake to see some towering wild Brazil Nut trees and a demonstration of how our hosts collect, open and commercialize this important natural product.

After lunch and an hour or so to relax we once again board the catamaran to explore the eastern part of the lake, where we might see one or more of the five species of monkeys who live in the forest near the lake, such as the Brown Capuchin Monkey and Squirrel Monkey. 

Before dinner we will again enjoy an informative natural history video or slide presentation.

We will leave after dinner to try and spot some Black Caimans on the lake, or to go on a short night walk through the primary forest.


Overnight at Sandoval Lake Lodge

Day 3 Sandoval Lake Lodge (B,L,D)
Today is a day dedicated to you. Many visitors fall in love with the Lake and its extraordinary environment. So if you prefer to sleep in you may do so. For early risers, if prior outings on the lake have failed to produce an encounter with the Giant Otter family, you’ll have the opportunity to get an early start and visit the Lake at dawn once again.

Breakfast at the lodge will be followed by a slow trek through the understory of the forest on a specialized trail circuit. Learn and discover palmicho, the plant that supplies the roof-thatch for local homes and our lodges, Candlestick Ginger for anti-inflammatory medicine, the historically important Chinchona, or Quinine tree, whose bark has saved countless thousands from the throes of malaria, and numerous other vital plants. This route includes both wild forest and a small botanical garden dedicated to cultivation of some of these species.

After lunch back at the lodge we can take a break, and then in the cooler late afternoon set off by boat to the starting point for a walk through the most virgin and secluded forest of the area, on the lake’s north shore, under, perhaps, the pink glow of another glorious sunset.

This evening we’ll have dinner and have our final opportunity to search for Black Caiman along the lakeshore, or go for a last short hike night hike. The choice is yours!

Overnight at Sandoval Lake Lodge

Day 4 Sandoval Lake Lodge Departure Day (B)
Today is departure day. After breakfast we’ll make the short paddle around the west end of the lake to try and glimpse the Giant Otters before crossing the Lake to our footpath, short hike and motor canoe back to our Puerto Maldonado Headquarters. We’ll make a quick stop by the office to pick up your personal belongings and large luggage before continuing on to the Puerto Maldonado airport. Adventures to Peru services end upon arrival at the Puerto Maldonado airport.

Please note that the program may vary slightly so as to maximize your wildlife sightings, depending on the reports of our researchers and experienced naturalist guides based at the lodge.

What’s Included

Local naturalist multilingual guide service for duration of the trip
Airport arrival AND departure transfers
All accommodations in double occupancy
Privately owned land/river transport along the route
Entrance fees for included excursions
Excellent Meals
One entree of chicken, beef, local fish or pasta and fresh salad.
A variety of rice and bean dishes, hot vegetables, bread and butter
A choice of desserts including local fruits such as papaya or pineapple or prepared desserts such as rice pudding or flan
Complementary coffee, tea and drinking water are available 24 hours a day
Bar service, including soft drinks, is also available at guest expense
Reconfirmation of ongoing flights

What’s Not Included

International and/or Domestic Flights
Visa and passport fees
Insurance
All meals (see above)
Alcohol, Drinks
Tips & Gratuities
Optional activities/day-tours/excursions
International departure taxes and excess baggage fees

Get A Question ?

Do not hesitate to Contact Us
From $415.00
3 Days 2 Nights
Puerto Maldonado
3 days / 2 nights Daily Departures Year Round Adult from $ 415.00 / Child contact us

Please 'contact us' to book this tour

Trip Overview Set in some of Southern Peru’s most pristine primary forest, Sandoval Lake Lodge is a rainforest jewel perched above a lively and dynamic oxbow lake, also named Sandoval. Located only 45-minutes down the Madre de Dios River from Puerto Maldonado, Sandoval Lake Lodge is also the most accessible lodge of any quality in the region.

The entire complex is built as one structure and includes a large dinning room, full bar, spacious hammock area and 25 double occupancy rooms. Each room is fully sealed with insect mesh from floor to ceiling and offer private bath, hot/cold showers, electricity, mosquito netting on the beds and a ceiling fan to keep things cool.

Wildlife in the area is abundant, untamed and easily viewed from the boat-based excursions around the Lake.

*As on all Adventures to Peru tours, you’re taken care of from beginning to end: airport transfers are included!

Details

Tour Details

Tour Payment
Adult from $ 415.00 / Child contact us
50% Deposit

Prices
In USD$, per person and based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.
Prices subject to change.
Prices based on 4% cash discount.

Accommodation
2 nights & 3 days at Sandoval Lake Lodge in double occupancy

Group Size
No Minimum, No Maximum

Meals Included
All meals, (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner at lodge

Transport
Private shuttle/van, motorboat, canoe
Boats are 20ft long, roofed canoes with 55 hp outboard motors
Local Domestic flight is not included in this itinerary. Price fluctuations and seasonal availability limit our capacity to guarantee rate/departure times. This domestic flight can be arranged through Adventures to Peru prior to departure for an additional cost.

Notes
1. A moderate fitness level is recommended on this tour.

2. Due to the unpredictable nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions

3. Single Room supplement US$ 50.00 per night

4. We reserve the right to change the order of activities.

5. Local Domestic flight is not included in this itinerary. Price fluctuations and seasonal availability limit our capacity to guarantee rate/departure times. This domestic flight can be arranged through Adventures to Peru prior to departure for an additional cost.

Quick Itinerary

Day 1 Sandoval Lake Lodge (L,D)
Day 2 Sandoval Lake Lodge (B,L,D)
Day 3 Sandoval Lake Lodge Departure Day (B)

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Sandoval Lake Lodge (L,D)
Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, a local representative from Adventures to Peru will welcome you at the airport and transfer ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters office. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light. 

We’ll then transfer to Madre de Dios River port. We’ll board our motorized canoe for a 45-minute journey down the Madre de Dios River arriving at the riverside trailhead to Sandoval Lake Lodge. From here the trail takes you on a 2-mile (3,2-kilometers) walk through secondary forest, until we reach a small canal where we board canoes and are paddled about 200 meters through a flooded Mauritia Palm forest. As the canal opens onto the shimmering surface of the lake, we transfer to a catamaran and are leisurely paddled across half the lake to the lodge.

After lunch and a short siesta to avoid the early afternoon heat, we will learn about the history of the lodge and the philosophy of its founders. In the afternoon, we’ll again board the catamaran and set off to explore the entire west end of the lake. Here, again in the flooded palm forest we drift to the sounds of hundreds of Red-Bellied Macaws as they return to the palm forest for the night. This macaw species is found locally in parts of the Amazon, always living in flooded palm forests like what we find at Sandoval Lake. At 500-800 birds, this flock of Macaws at Sandoval Lake is currently the largest reported in the world for this highly specialized macaw.

As night falls we’ll board canoes in search of the large and extremely rare Black Caimans. If it is a clear starlit night, we will also be able to float in the middle of the lake to marvel at the intensity of the sky and listen in on the sounds of the forest.

We return to the lodge for a short video or slide presentation and dinner. At any point, you may perhaps step out from the bar to marvel at the wide variety of nocturnal moths, beetles and praying mantis attracted to our black light in the lodge clearing.

For those with excess of energy, our guide will take us on a short night-walk into the forest surrounding the lodge.

Overnight at Sandoval Lake Lodge

Day 2 Sandoval Lake Lodge (B,L,D)
A pre-dawn wake-up call will enable us to be on the lake for sunrise and a hopeful encounter with the family of Giant Otters who frequent the lake and are most active at this time of day. Sandoval Lake offers abundant wildlife including over 40 species of birds resident to its lake borders, most of the fish-eating water birds around the lake actively fish in the early morning as well, and this outing should provide excellent views of the prehistoric looking Hoatzins, which are easy to observe and photograph at close distance from the canoe or catamaran.

After returning for a late breakfast we’ll set off into the cool under story of the tall virgin forest near the lake to see some towering wild Brazil Nut trees and a demonstration of how our hosts collect, open and commercialize this important natural product.

After lunch and an hour or so to relax we once again board the catamaran to explore the eastern part of the lake, where we might see one or more of the five species of monkeys who live in the forest near the lake, such as the Brown Capuchin Monkey and Squirrel Monkey. 

Before dinner we will again enjoy an informative natural history video or slide presentation. 

We will leave after dinner to try and spot some Black Caimans on the lake, or to go on a short night walk through the primary forest.


Overnight at Sandoval Lake Lodge

Day 3 Sandoval Lake Lodge Departure Day (B)
Today is departure day. After breakfast we’ll make the short paddle around the west end of the lake to try and glimpse the Giant Otters before crossing the Lake to our footpath, short hike and motor canoe back to our Puerto Maldonado Headquarters. We’ll make a quick stop by the office to pick up your personal belongings and large luggage before continuing on to the Puerto Maldonado airport. Adventures to Peru services end upon arrival at the Puerto Maldonado airport.

 Please note that the program may vary slightly so as to maximize your wildlife sightings, depending on the reports of our researchers and experienced naturalist guides based at the lodge.

What’s Included

Local naturalist multilingual guide service for duration of the trip
Airport arrival AND departure transfers
All accommodations in double occupancy
Privately owned land/river transport along the route
Entrance fees for included excursions
Excellent Meals
One entree of chicken, beef, local fish or pasta and fresh salad.
A variety of rice and bean dishes, hot vegetables, bread and butter
A choice of desserts including local fruits such as papaya or pineapple or prepared desserts such as rice pudding or flan
Complementary coffee, tea and drinking water are available 24 hours a day
Bar service, including soft drinks, is also available at guest expense
Reconfirmation of ongoing flights

What’s Not Included

International and/or Domestic Flights
Visa and passport fees
Insurance
All meals (see above)
Alcohol, Drinks
Tips & Gratuities
Optional activities/day-tours/excursions
International departure taxes and excess baggage fees

Get A Question ?

Do not hesitate to Contact Us
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Tambopata Research Center

From $1,295.00
5 Days 4 Nights
Puerto Maldonado
5 days / 4 nights Daily Departures Year Round Adult from $ 1295.00 / Child contact us

Please 'contact us' to book this tour

Trip Overview The Tambopata Research Center is a comfortable 18-room lodge situated near one of the world’s largest Macaw Claylicks. Adjacent to the uninhabited frontier of the Tambopata National Reserve and the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, the Tambopata Research Center is for those in search pristine wilderness and in depth exploration of the rain forest.

*As on all Adventures to Peru tours, you’re taken care of from beginning to end: airport transfers are included!

Details

Tour Details

Tour Payment
Adult from $ 1295.00 / Child contact us
50% Deposit

Prices
In USD$, per person and based on double or triple occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Prices subject to change. Prices based on 4% cash discount.

Accommodation
4 nights & 5 days at Tambopata Research Center and Refugio Amazonas Jungle Lodge in double occupancy

Group Size
No Minimum, No Maximum

Meals Included
All meals, (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner at lodge

Transport
Private shuttle/van, motorboat, canoe
Boats are 20ft long, roofed canoes with 55 hp outboard motors
Local Domestic flight is not included in this itinerary. Price fluctuations and seasonal availability limit our capacity to guarantee rate/departure times. This domestic flight can be arranged through Adventures to Peru prior to departure for an additional cost.

Notes
1. A moderate fitness level is recommended on this tour.

2. Due to the unpredictable nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions

3. Single Room supplement US$ 75.00 per night

4. We reserve the right to change the order of activities.

5. Local Domestic flight is not included in this itinerary. Price fluctuations and seasonal availability limit our capacity to guarantee rate/departure times. This domestic flight can be arranged through Adventures to Peru prior to departure for an additional cost.

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Refugio Amazonas (L,D)
Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, a local representative from Adventures to Peru will welcome you at the airport and transfer ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters office. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.


Departing the office we’ll drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno, where we’ll board our motorized canoe.

The two and a half hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas will take us past the Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit. Enjoy a high quality boxed lunch on board before disembarking on the shores of the Tambopata River. Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you will a local jungle fruit beverage and brief you with important navigation and security tips.

Dinner

Caiman Search
We will be out at the river’s edge at night, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes.

Overnight at Refugio Amazonas

Day 2 Tambopata Research Center (B,L,D)

Canopy Tower
A thirty-minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. The tower has been built upon high ground, therefore increasing your horizon of the continuous primary forest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve. From here views of mixed species canopy flocks as well as toucans, macaws and raptors are likely.

Breakfast

Brazil Nut Trail and Camp A few minutes hike from the lodge is a beautiful old growth patch of Brazil Nut forest that has been harvested for decades (if not centuries) where the precarious remains of a camp used two months a year by Brazil Nut gatherers can still be experienced. We will be demonstrating the whole process of the rain forest’s only sustainably harvested product from collection through transportation to drying.

Transfer Boat – Refugio to TRC Four and half hours by boat from Refugio Amazonas, in the pristine heart of the reserve, lies the Tambopata Research Center. One and half hours into our boat journey, as we cross the confluence with the Malinowski River, we will leave the final traces of human habitation behind. Within the 700,000 hectare uninhabited nucleus of the reserve, sightings of capybara, caiman, geese, macaws and other large species will become more frequent.

Boxed Lunch

Orientation
Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.

Overlook Trail
A three to five kilometer hike will lead us to overlooks commanding magnificent views of the Tambopata winding its way into the lowlands. The forest on this trail, regenerating on old bamboo forest, is good for Howler Monkey and Dusky Titi Monkey.

Dinner

Macaw Project Lectures
After dinner scientists will provide an in depth look at the biology of macaws, their feeding habits, the theories for clay lick use, their breeding and feeding ecology, population fluctuations and the threats to their conservation.

Overnight at Tambopata Research Center

Day 3 Tambopata Research Center (B,L,D)
Macaw Clay Lick
On most clear mornings of the year dozens of large macaws and hundreds of parrots congregate on this large riverbank in a raucous and colorful spectacle, which inspired a National Geographic cover story. Discretely located fifty meters from the cliff, we will observe Green-winged, Scarlet and Blue-and-gold Macaws and several species of smaller parrots descend to ingest clay. Outings are at dawn when the lick is most active.

Breakfast

Floodplain Trail


This five-kilometer trail covers the prototypical rain forest with immense trees criss-crossed by creeks and ponds. Amongst the figs, ceibas and shihuahuacos we will look for Squirrel, Brown Capuchin, and Spider Monkeys as well as peccaries. TRC is located within this habitat.

Lunch



Pond Platform

Ten minutes upriver from the lodge is a tiny pond with a platform in the middle. It is a great place to spot waterfowl such as Muscovy duck, sunbittern and hoatzin along with the woodpeckers, oropendolas, flycatchers and parakeets that call this pond their home.

Dinner

Night walk


You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. Much easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

Overnight at Tambopata Research Center

Day 4 Refugio Amazonas (B,L,D)
Time-off
Time off to relax and enjoy the lodge surroundings, try out a new trail, or repeat your favorite activity.

Breakfast

Transfer Boat – TRC to Refugio Amazonas 
A three and a half hour boat ride brings us to Refugio Amazonas.



Boxed Lunch


Oxbow Lake Visit
We will paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and horned screamers, hoping to see the otters, which are infrequently seen here. You will also be rewarded with overhead sightings of macaws.


Dinner


Tambopata National Reserve Lectures
Nightly lectures prepared by the staff of Refugio Amazonas cover conservation threats, opportunities and projects in the Tambopata National Reserve.

Overnight at Tambopata Research Center

Day 5 Refugio Amazonas Departure Day (B)
Today is departure day. After breakfast we’ll make the short portage on foot back to the Tambopata river port for our two-hour motorized canoe trip to our Puerto Maldonado Headquarters. We’ll make a quick stop by the office to pick up your personal belongings and large luggage before continuing on to the Puerto Maldonado airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.


Adventures to Peru services end upon arrival at the Puerto Maldonado airport.


What’s Included

Local naturalist multilingual guide service for duration of the trip
Airport arrival AND departure transfers
All accommodations in double occupancy
Privately owned land/river transport along the route
Entrance fees for included excursions
Excellent Meals
One entree of chicken, beef, local fish or pasta and fresh salad.
A variety of rice and bean dishes, hot vegetables, bread and butter
A choice of desserts including local fruits such as papaya or pineapple or prepared desserts such as rice pudding or flan
Complementary coffee, tea and drinking water are available 24 hours a day
Bar service, including soft drinks, is also available at guest expense
Reconfirmation of ongoing flights

What’s Not Included

International and/or Domestic Flights
Visa and passport fees
Insurance
All meals (see above)
Alcohol, Drinks
Tips & Gratuities
Optional activities/day-tours/excursions
International departure taxes and excess baggage fees

Get A Question ?

Do not hesitate to Contact Us
From $1,595.00
6 Days 5 Nights
Puerto Maldonado
6 days / 5 nights Daily Departures Year Round Adult from $ 1595.00 / Child contact us

Please 'contact us' to book this tour

Trip Overview The Tambopata Research Center is a comfortable 18-room lodge situated near one of the world’s largest Macaw Claylicks. Adjacent to the uninhabited frontier of the Tambopata National Reserve and the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, the Tambopata Research Center is for those in search pristine wilderness and in depth exploration of the rain forest.

*As on all Adventures to Peru tours, you’re taken care of from beginning to end: airport transfers are included!

Details

Tour Details

Tour Payment
Adult from $ 1595.00 / Child contact us
50% Deposit

Prices
In USD$, per person and based on double or triple occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Prices subject to change. Prices based on 4% cash discount.
Accommodation
5 nights & 6 days at Tambopata Research Center and Refugio Amazonas Jungle Lodge in double occupancy

Group Size
No Minimum, No Maximum

Meals Included
All meals, (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner at lodge

Transport
Private shuttle/van, motorboat, canoe
Boats are 20ft long, roofed canoes with 55 hp outboard motors
Local Domestic flight is not included in this itinerary. Price fluctuations and seasonal availability limit our capacity to guarantee rate/departure times. This domestic flight can be arranged through Adventures to Peru prior to departure for an additional cost.

Notes
1. A moderate fitness level is recommended on this tour.

2. Due to the unpredictable nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions

3. Single Room supplement US$ 50.00 per night

4. We reserve the right to change the order of activities.

5. Local Domestic flight is not included in this itinerary. Price fluctuations and seasonal availability limit our capacity to guarantee rate/departure times. This domestic flight can be arranged through Adventures to Peru prior to departure for an additional cost.

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Refugio Amazonas (L,D)
Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, a local representative from Adventures to Peru will welcome you at the airport and transfer ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters office. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.


Departing the office we’ll drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno, where we’ll board our motorized canoe.

The two and a half hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas will take us past the Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit. Enjoy a high quality boxed lunch on board before disembarking on the shores of the Tambopata River. Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you will a local jungle fruit beverage and brief you with important navigation and security tips.

Dinner

Caiman Search
We will be out at the river’s edge at night, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes.

Overnight at Refugio Amazonas

Day 2 Tambopata Research Center (B,L,D)
Canopy Tower
A thirty-minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. The tower has been built upon high ground, therefore increasing your horizon of the continuous primary forest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve. From here views of mixed species canopy flocks as well as toucans, macaws and raptors are likely.

Breakfast

Brazil Nut Trail and Camp A few minutes hike from the lodge is a beautiful old growth patch of Brazil Nut forest that has been harvested for decades (if not centuries) where the precarious remains of a camp used two months a year by Brazil Nut gatherers can still be experienced. We will be demonstrating the whole process of the rain forest’s only sustainably harvested product from collection through transportation to drying.

Transfer Boat – Refugio to TRC Four and half hours by boat from Refugio Amazonas, in the pristine heart of the reserve, lies the Tambopata Research Center. One and half hours into our boat journey, as we cross the confluence with the Malinowski River, we will leave the final traces of human habitation behind. Within the 700,000 hectare uninhabited nucleus of the reserve, sightings of capybara, caiman, geese, macaws and other large species will become more frequent.

Boxed Lunch

Orientation
Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.

Overlook Trail
A three to five kilometer hike will lead us to overlooks commanding magnificent views of the Tambopata winding its way into the lowlands. The forest on this trail, regenerating on old bamboo forest, is good for Howler Monkey and Dusky Titi Monkey.

Dinner

Macaw Project Lectures
After dinner scientists will provide an in depth look at the biology of macaws, their feeding habits, the theories for clay lick use, their breeding and feeding ecology, population fluctuations and the threats to their conservation.

Overnight at Tambopata Research Center

Day 3 Tambopata Research Center (B,L,D)
Macaw Clay Lick
On most clear mornings of the year dozens of large macaws and hundreds of parrots congregate on this large riverbank in a raucous and colorful spectacle, which inspired a National Geographic cover story. Discretely located fifty meters from the cliff, we will observe Green-winged, Scarlet and Blue-and-gold Macaws and several species of smaller parrots descend to ingest clay. Outings are at dawn when the lick is most active.

Breakfast

Floodplain Trail

This five-kilometer trail covers the prototypical rain forest with immense trees criss-crossed by creeks and ponds. Amongst the figs, ceibas and shihuahuacos we will look for Squirrel, Brown Capuchin, and Spider Monkeys as well as peccaries. TRC is located within this habitat.

Lunch



Pond Platform

Ten minutes upriver from the lodge is a tiny pond with a platform in the middle. It is a great place to spot waterfowl such as Muscovy duck, sunbittern and hoatzin along with the woodpeckers, oropendolas, flycatchers and parakeets that call this pond their home.

Dinner

Night walk

You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. Much easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

Overnight at Tambopata Research Center

Day 4 Tambopata Research Center (B,L,D)
Time-off Time off to relax and enjoy the lodge surroundings, try out a new trail, or repeat your favorite activity.

Breakfast

Terra Firme Trail

An entirely different habitat characterized by smaller, thinner trees atop hills and slopes is covered by this five-kilometer trail. Saddleback tamarins are frequently found here. As we walk near the limits of the swamp we will also keep our eyes open for rare tapir tracks.





Lunch

Palm Swamp Tower A thirty-minute hike from TRC brings us to the palm swamp. Dead aguaje palms serve as nests to Red-bellied and Blue-and-gold macaws. An elevated boardwalk and scaffolding tower allow for eye level observation of the macaws as they fly in and out of their nests.



Dinner


Overnight at Tambopata Research Center

Day 5 Refugio Amazonas (B,L,D)
Breakfast

Transfer Boat – TRC to Refugio Amazonas 
A three and a half hour boat ride brings us to Refugio Amazonas.



Boxed Lunch


Oxbow Lake Visit
We will paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and horned screamers, hoping to see the otters, which are infrequently seen here. You will also be rewarded with overhead sightings of macaws.


Dinner



Tambopata National Reserve Lectures
Nightly lectures prepared by the staff of Refugio Amazonas cover conservation threats, opportunities and projects in the Tambopata National Reserve.

Overnight at Tambopata Research Center

Day 6 Refugio Amazonas Departure Day (B)
Today is departure day. After breakfast we’ll make the short portage on foot back to the Tambopata river port for our two-hour motorized canoe trip to our Puerto Maldonado Headquarters. We’ll make a quick stop by the office to pick up your personal belongings and large luggage before continuing on to the Puerto Maldonado airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.


Adventures to Peru services end upon arrival at the Puerto Maldonado airport.


What’s Included

Local naturalist multilingual guide service for duration of the trip
Airport arrival AND departure transfers
All accommodations in double occupancy
Privately owned land/river transport along the route
Entrance fees for included excursions
Excellent Meals
One entree of chicken, beef, local fish or pasta and fresh salad.
A variety of rice and bean dishes, hot vegetables, bread and butter
A choice of desserts including local fruits such as papaya or pineapple or prepared desserts such as rice pudding or flan
Complementary coffee, tea and drinking water are available 24 hours a day
Bar service, including soft drinks, is also available at guest expense
Reconfirmation of ongoing flights

What’s Not Included

International and/or Domestic Flights
Visa and passport fees
Insurance
All meals (see above)
Alcohol, Drinks
Tips & Gratuities
Optional activities/day-tours/excursions
International departure taxes and excess baggage fees

Get A Question ?

Do not hesitate to Contact Us
From $1,895.00
7 Days 6 Nights
Puerto Maldonado
7 days / 6 nights Daily Departures Year Round Adult from $ 1895.00 / Child contact us

Please 'contact us' to book this tour

Trip Overview The Tambopata Research Center is a comfortable 18-room lodge situated near one of the world’s largest Macaw Claylicks. Adjacent to the uninhabited frontier of the Tambopata National Reserve and the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, the Tambopata Research Center is for those in search pristine wilderness and in depth exploration of the rain forest.

*As on all Adventures to Peru tours, you’re taken care of from beginning to end: airport transfers are included!

Details

Tour Details

Tour Payment
Adult from $ 1895.00 / Child contact us
50% Deposit

Prices
In USD$, per person and based on double or triple occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Prices subject to change. Prices based on 4% cash discount.

Accommodation
6 nights & 7 days at Tambopata Research Center and Refugio Amazonas Jungle Lodge in double occupancy

Group Size
No Minimum, No Maximum

Meals Included
All meals, (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner at lodge

Transport
Private shuttle/van, motorboat, canoe
Boats are 20ft long, roofed canoes with 55 hp outboard motors
Local Domestic flight is not included in this itinerary. Price fluctuations and seasonal availability limit our capacity to guarantee rate/departure times. This domestic flight can be arranged through Adventures to Peru prior to departure for an additional cost.

Notes
1. A moderate fitness level is recommended on this tour.

2. Due to the unpredictable nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions

3. Single Room supplement US$ 75.00 per night

4. We reserve the right to change the order of activities.

5. Local Domestic flight is not included in this itinerary. Price fluctuations and seasonal availability limit our capacity to guarantee rate/departure times. This domestic flight can be arranged through Adventures to Peru prior to departure for an additional cost.

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Refugio Amazonas (L,D)
Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, a local representative from Adventures to Peru will welcome you at the airport and transfer ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters office. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.


Departing the office we’ll drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno, where we’ll board our motorized canoe.

The two and a half hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas will take us past the Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit. Enjoy a high quality boxed lunch on board before disembarking on the shores of the Tambopata River. Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you will a local jungle fruit beverage and brief you with important navigation and security tips.

Dinner

Caiman Search
We will be out at the river’s edge at night, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes.

Overnight at Refugio Amazonas

Day 2 Tambopata Research Center (B,L,D)
Canopy Tower
A thirty-minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. The tower has been built upon high ground, therefore increasing your horizon of the continuous primary forest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve. From here views of mixed species canopy flocks as well as toucans, macaws and raptors are likely.

Breakfast

Brazil Nut Trail and Camp A few minutes hike from the lodge is a beautiful old growth patch of Brazil Nut forest that has been harvested for decades (if not centuries) where the precarious remains of a camp used two months a year by Brazil Nut gatherers can still be experienced. We will be demonstrating the whole process of the rain forest’s only sustainably harvested product from collection through transportation to drying.

Transfer Boat – Refugio to TRC Four and half hours by boat from Refugio Amazonas, in the pristine heart of the reserve, lies the Tambopata Research Center. One and half hours into our boat journey, as we cross the confluence with the Malinowski River, we will leave the final traces of human habitation behind. Within the 700,000 hectare uninhabited nucleus of the reserve, sightings of capybara, caiman, geese, macaws and other large species will become more frequent.

Boxed Lunch

Orientation
Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.

Overlook Trail
A three to five kilometer hike will lead us to overlooks commanding magnificent views of the Tambopata winding its way into the lowlands. The forest on this trail, regenerating on old bamboo forest, is good for Howler Monkey and Dusky Titi Monkey.

Dinner

Macaw Project Lectures
After dinner scientists will provide an in depth look at the biology of macaws, their feeding habits, the theories for clay lick use, their breeding and feeding ecology, population fluctuations and the threats to their conservation.

Overnight at Tambopata Research Center

Day 3 Tambopata Research Center (B,L,D)
Macaw Clay Lick
On most clear mornings of the year dozens of large macaws and hundreds of parrots congregate on this large riverbank in a raucous and colorful spectacle, which inspired a National Geographic cover story. Discretely located fifty meters from the cliff, we will observe Green-winged, Scarlet and Blue-and-gold Macaws and several species of smaller parrots descend to ingest clay. Outings are at dawn when the lick is most active.

Breakfast

Terra Firme Trail

An entirely different habitat characterized by smaller, thinner trees atop hills and slopes is covered by this five-kilometer trail. Saddleback tamarins are frequently found here. As we walk near the limits of the swamp we will also keep our eyes open for rare tapir tracks.



Lunch

Palm Swamp Tower A thirty-minute hike from TRC brings us to the palm swamp. Dead aguaje palms serve as nests to Red-bellied and Blue-and-gold macaws. An elevated boardwalk and scaffolding tower allow for eye level observation of the macaws as they fly in and out of their nests.

Dinner

Overnight at Tambopata Research Center

Day 4 Tambopata Research Center (B,L,D)
Time-off Time off to relax and enjoy the lodge surroundings, try out a new trail, or repeat your favorite activity.

Breakfast

Floodplain Trail


This five-kilometer trail covers the prototypical rain forest with immense trees criss-crossed by creeks and ponds. Amongst the figs, ceibas and shihuahuacos we will look for Squirrel, Brown Capuchin, and Spider Monkeys as well as peccaries. TRC is located within this habitat.



Lunch



Pond Platform

Ten minutes upriver from the lodge is a tiny pond with a platform in the middle. It is a great place to spot waterfowl such as Muscovy duck, sunbittern and hoatzin along with the woodpeckers, oropendolas, flycatchers and parakeets that call this pond their home.



Dinner


Night walk

You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. Much easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

Overnight at Tambopata Research Center

Day 5 Tambopata Research Center (B,L,D)
Time-off Time off to relax and enjoy the lodge surroundings, try out a new trail, or repeat your favorite activity.

Breakfast

Palm Swamp Trail

Growing on the remains of an oxbow lake and providing both arboreal as well as terrestrial mammals with fruits throughout the year, the aguaje palms are one of the most important food sources in the rainforest. Demand for these fruits and great conditions for planting rice, makes the palm swamp also one of the most threatened habitats.



Lunch

Creeks Trail

This is a different kind of Terra Firme forest, crossed by a number of creeks that will eventually reach the Tambopata River. Walking in the opposite direction of the river, we will focus on forest and creek ecology.



Dinner

Overnight at Tambopata Research Center

Day 6 Refugio Amazonas (B,L,D)
Breakfast

Transfer Boat – TRC to Refugio Amazonas 
A three and a half hour boat ride brings us to Refugio Amazonas.



Boxed Lunch


Oxbow Lake Visit
We will paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and horned screamers, hoping to see the otters, which are infrequently seen here. You will also be rewarded with overhead sightings of macaws.


Dinner


Tambopata National Reserve Lectures
Nightly lectures prepared by the staff of Refugio Amazonas cover conservation threats, opportunities and projects in the Tambopata National Reserve.

Overnight at Tambopata Research Center

Day 7 Refugio Amazonas Departure Day (B)
Today is departure day. After breakfast we’ll make the short portage on foot back to the Tambopata river port for our two-hour motorized canoe trip to our Puerto Maldonado Headquarters. We’ll make a quick stop by the office to pick up your personal belongings and large luggage before continuing on to the Puerto Maldonado airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.


Adventures to Peru services end upon arrival at the Puerto Maldonado airport.


What’s Included

Local naturalist multilingual guide service for duration of the trip
Airport arrival AND departure transfers
All accommodations in double occupancy
Privately owned land/river transport along the route
Entrance fees for included excursions
Excellent Meals
One entree of chicken, beef, local fish or pasta and fresh salad.
A variety of rice and bean dishes, hot vegetables, bread and butter
A choice of desserts including local fruits such as papaya or pineapple or prepared desserts such as rice pudding or flan
Complementary coffee, tea and drinking water are available 24 hours a day
Bar service, including soft drinks, is also available at guest expense
Reconfirmation of ongoing flights

What’s Not Included

International and/or Domestic Flights
Visa and passport fees
Insurance
All meals (see above)
Alcohol, Drinks
Tips & Gratuities
Optional activities/day-tours/excursions
International departure taxes and excess baggage fees

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Do not hesitate to Contact Us
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