Are you an adventure buff? Is trekking through a rainforest on your bucket list? Check that off your list on one of the greatest adventures of your life time.
The Amazon Rainforest covers a large amount of Peru with 13% of the jungle being in the country. The rainforest is home to a large number of species, being one of the most biodiverse locations of the planet.
Our tour guides consist of biologists, tourism professionals, and local community members. Unless noted otherwise, our guides speak English. We assign guides at 10:1 ratio for this trip. If you would like a private guide or a guide in a language other than English, please let us know.
Suggested Travel Plan
Duration: 4 days/3 nights
Cusco / Lima àPuerto Maldonado
Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, we will welcome you at the airport and transport you to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters. 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.
Transfer to Maldonado Headquarters àTambopata River
Transfer via Boat à Tambopata River Port to Posada Amazonas
This forty five minute boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Posada Amazonas will take us into the Community´s Primary Forest Private Reserve. Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.
Activity- Canopy Tower: A twenty minute walk from Posada Amazonas leads to the 30 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. From atop, you obtain spectacular views of the vast expanses of standing forest. Parrots or macaws are sometimes spotted flying against the horizon, and sometimes mixed-species canopy flocks land in the treetop next to you.
Activity- Ecotourism Lecture: A daily presentation on the Infierno Ecotourism Project is available every night from a staff member.
*Overnight at Posada Amazonas
Activity- Oxbow Lake Visit: 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 including caiman, hoatzin and horned screamers. Otters are most active from dawn to 8 or 9am.
Activity- Ethno Botanical 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.
Activity- Night walk: You will have the option of hiking out at night when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. At night time, it is much easier to find are frogs and other nocturnal species.
*Overnight at Refugio Amazonas.
Activity- 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 head to the Parakeet Clay Lick starting at dawn through mid-afternoon.
Activity- 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.
Activity-Farm Visit: A thirty minute boat drive downriver takes us to the densest 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.
*Overnight at Posada Amazonas.
Transfer via Boat Posada Amazonas à Tambopata River Port
Transfer Tambopata River Port à Maldonado Headquarters
Transfer Puerto Maldonado Headquarters à Airport
We will retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado to our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.
What is Included:
· Programmed based on double occupancy
· All meals
· Guide services
· River transportation
· Transfer from and to the airport of Puerto Maldonado
· International or domestic airfares
· Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations