Jungle: Puerto Maldonado

PER-78 & PER-79 / 4-day trips

Jungle: Puerto Maldonado

Puerto Maldonado is located at the confluence of the Tampopata and Madre de Dios River. Where those two rivers converge, a very accessible primary jungle begins. Here you can experience a magical conjugation of vibrant forest, winding rivers, and huge swamps, forming lush sustainable ecosystems, or “Aguajales”.

The Amazon jungle near Puerto Maldonado is served by excellent accommodation options for those craving a touch of luxury. It has become a very popular destination for travelers who want to experience the Peruvian jungle and its amazing biodiversity.

Andes World Travel is offering 2 different jungle tours in Puerto Maldonado.

The first one, and our choise of favorite, is taking place along the Tambopata river.

The second option is also a great option in case of a more tight budget is taking place along the Madre de Dios river.

Jungle: Tambopata River: “Refugio Amazonas tour”

PER-78 / 4-day trip

Jungle: Puerto Maldonado 2
OVERVIEW
Day 1 Arrival & Transfer to Refugio Amazonas
Day 2 Jungle activities: Oxbow Lake visit, Ethno-botanical tour and Jungle nightwalk
Day 3 Jungle activities: Parrot clay lick and mammal clay lick
Day 4 Transfer out to Puerto Maldonado & Departure
ITINERARY
Day 1

Arrival & Transfer to Refugio Amazonas.
Upon arrival to the airport in Puerto Maldonado, welcome at the airport and transfer to the Puerto Maldonado headquarters (10 min drive). Here you can leave your extra luggage at our safe deposit in order to keep the boats light.
Once the group is gathered and all last items are bought, the tour starts with a 20 kilometers drive to the Tambopata River Port. From here begins a beautiful boat ride of 2,5 h to Refugio Amazonas. During this ride we will pass the Community “Infierno” and enter the Tambopata National Reserve.
Upon arrival there will be a briefing about the lodge and area.
After dinner, there will be a Caiman tour. We will be at the rivers scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes.
Included meals:  Box Lunch, Dinner

Day 2

Jungle activities: Oxbow Lake visit, Ethno-botanical tour and Jungle nightwalk
After breakfast there will be a tour to Condenado Oxbow Lake and the canopy tower.
At the Condenado Lake we will explore the wildlife from the canoe. We will be looking for hoatzins, caimans and otters. Afterwards we will do a 30 min hike to the Canopy Tower. Here we will have a great view over the Tambopata Reserves prime forest and we will try to spot toucans, macaws and raptors.
Return to the lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon visit to a farm and the Ethno-botanical Garden where you will learn more about popular and unknown Amazon crops and medical plants such as: Ajo-Sacha, Yuca de Venado, Uña de Gato, Charcot-Sacha, Para-Para and much more.
After dinner there will be a jungle night walk. It’s during the night that most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. Much easier to find are frogs with bizarre shapes and sounds.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Parrot clay lick and mammal clay Lick:
The Tambopata Reserve is a unique forest environment, with the highest concentrations of avian clay licks in the world. A range of animals comes to satisfy their need for salt or the soothing effects of the clay along the riverbanks of the region. The experience is one of the
ornithological highlights in the world.
Today we will you will have a unique opportunity to observe parrots congregate around a clay bank. From a blind you will see parakeets and parrots decent 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: 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.
There will also be a visit to a peccary clay lick 20 min from the lodge. Here 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.
During the day you will also visit a Brazil Nut Forest that has been harvested for decades (if not centuries). There will be a demonstration of sustainable harvest in the Rain Forest.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Transfer to Puerto Maldonado
After breakfast we retrace the river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, the main office and the airport. The time of departure depends on airline schedules.
Included meals: Breakfast

PRICING
PER-78 – To request prices, please click on the BOOK TRIP bottom on the right sidebar and fill the information.

Included:

  • All hotel and lodge accommodations based on double occupancy.
  • Tour in group of max 10 PAX with biologist guides
  • All scheduled land and river transportation.
  • All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary.

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges.
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations.
  • Alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks.
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages
  • Reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.
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PUERTO MALDONADO: Refugio Amazonas Lodge

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Jungle: Madre de Dios river: “Eco-adventure with Ecoamazonia lodge”

PER-79 / 4-day trip

Jungle: Puerto Maldonado 1
OVERVIEW
Day 1 Welcome – Puerto Maldonado – Lodge – Visit Cocha Caimán
Day 2 Lodge – Lake Apu Victor – Monkey Island
Day 3 Lodge – Cocha Perdida
Day 4 Transfer out to Puerto Maldonado
ITINERARY
Day 1

Welcome – Puerto Maldonado- Lodge – Visit Cocha Caimán
Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, welcome at the airport and transfer to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters (10 min drive). Here you can leave your extra luggage at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light. Once the group is gathered and all last items are bought, the tour starts with an unforgettable boat trip through the river, Madre de Dios. On the way, we will try to spot alligators, turtles, herons and other animals. Arrival to the Amazon Lodge, check in and lunch. In the afternoon, there will be a tour to Cocha Caiman and a nearby lake, where its possible to find specimens of Black Caiman (Melanosuchus Niger) and Caiman (Caiman crocodiles). After enjoying the spectacular sunset in the Amazon, dinner will be served.
Included meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2

Lodge – Lake Apu Victor – Monkey Island
After breakfast, we´ll start a hike through the forest, while we observe the flooded forest and a variety of Flora and Wildlife. Arrival to the beautiful Lake “Apu Victor” with crystal clear water, surrounded by marshes and giant trees. From the Observation Deck, we´ll enjoy a panoramic view on the lake, observing Parrots, Macaws, Toucans, Camungos, Shanshos, Herons and other animals, such as Caimans, Turtles. This lake is also home of the Giant Otter, one of the rainforest´s most spectacular animals. By noon return to lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, visit to “Monkey Island”, five minutes from the Lodge. During this trip, we will observe the exuberant flora and if lucky be able to spot some monkey species, such as Maquisapas, Capuchins, Small Lion Monkeys, Frailes, Cotos and a great variety of birds. Back to the lodge, we conclude the day with a pleasant dinner.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Lodge – Cocha Perdida
After breakfast, there will be a hike through the jungle to the “Lost Cocha”. Here you will find an ecosystem that hosts a huge variety of animals such as: Otters, Caimans, Turtles, Sachavacas (Tapirs), multicolored birds, the Jaguar and a variety of fish species. This area is unique and well preserved with swamps and over-flooded areas.
There will also be a visit to the Observation Deck, from where we´ll appreciate the immense rainforest from above. Before returning for lunch, there will be a canoe ride around the lake. The afternoon is free for activities according to the interest of the guests. A swim in the pool or relax in the hammock will do it for some, but its also possible to arrange a tour fx to the Botanic Garden, where you can learn more about medical plants.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Transfer out to Puerto Maldonado
Breakfast and transfer to the airport in Puerto Maldonado.
Included meals: Breakfast

PRICING
PER-79 – To request prices, please click on the BOOK TRIP bottom on the right sidebar and fill the information.

INCLUDED

  • Transfers: airport – lodge – airport
  • Meals according to day-day program
  • Lodging in typical bungalows
  • Tours with specialized tourist guides

NOT INCLUDED

  • International & domestic flights
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
HOTEL LIST

PUERTO MALDONADO: Ecoamazonia Lodge

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Tags: Nature & Culture, Peru, Jungle, Maldonado