Day 1: Puerto Maldonado – Jungle Lodge
After a reception at the airport of Puerto Maldonado we will transfer you to our office located in the city center. Here you can drop off luggage which you don’t need during your stay in the rainforest, which can be kept in our storage room to facilitate the transport into the jungle. We continue by boarding our canoe at the port “Puerto de Capitanía” and heading towards our Lodge, arriving after 40 minutes of navigation on the Madre de Dios River.
Arrival at the facilities of the Lodge where you will be received with a refreshing drink made from natural fruit of the season. Your guide will give you the necessary information for your stay and hand over the keys to your bungalow and security safe, followed by lunch and some time to rest until the first excursion.
At 3:30 pm: we depart for your first contact with the Rainforest. Your guide will show you tropical trees, medicinal plants and the exuberant nature of the private 60-hectare-area of the Amazonia. A short stop at a viewpoint where toucans and other birds can be spotted. The duration of this hike is 2 to 3 hours. Back at the Lodge, you can relax at the pool or in the hammocks on the terrace of your bungalow, savor an exotic cocktail at the bar, enjoy a relaxing massage by our qualified staff, visit our shop for a handcrafted souvenir of the Rainforest or head to the riverside to view the breathtaking sunset. At 7:00 pm we can join an incredible “Caiman Safari”. Before dinner, we will leave for a nocturnal boat trip to observe caimans and, with a bit of luck, other animals which populate the riverbank. Lunch, Dinner included.
Day 2: Jungle Lodge Program
Wake up at 5:30 am for some coffee or tea before leaving for Lake Sandoval. Your guide will hand out a breakfast snack for the excursion. 6:00 am: After roughly 20 minutes of navigation on the river Madre de Dios, we arrive at the dock of Lake Sandoval. After a 3 km hike through the exuberant vegetation, we will enter the territory of Tambopata National Reserve, where you will have the chance to admire giant trees, snakes, monkeys (squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys and capuchin monkeys) and various birds (notably the Hoatzin – also known as the stinky bird -, kingfishers and snakebirds). Once on Lake Sandoval, we will navigate in small rowing boats, searching for the giant otters. We will also have the possibility to spot caimans, piranhas and a variety of birds. We will then stop at a rest area, a typical construction for the region with hammocks, lavatories and a bar, where you can eat breakfast, rest and collect your strength for the way back to the landing stage and the continuation of the journey to the Monkey Island. On Monkey Island, about 5 species of monkeys live in the wild. The animals are used to visitors and can come very close. Therefore, it is very important to always follow the instructions of your guide. Return to the lodge for lunch at 1:30 p.m.
3:30 pm: Visit of one of the two lookout towers of Corto Maltes Amazonia, with a height of 20 and 42 meters designed for birdwatching and viewing of other types of animals living at this altitude. In addition, you will enjoy incredible views of the sunset. (The guide will consult the guests on their preferences and adapt this excursion accordingly.) You will then have some free time to enjoy the pool or a massage, get refreshed at the bar or visit our souvenir shop. 8:30 p.m. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Day 3: Jungle Lodge Program
Breakfast and at 9:00 am we start our 20 minutes boat trip down the river to arrive at the chacra that is a local farm owned by a typical family of the agricultural region, where domestic plants are carefully cultivated. We will taste different tropical fruits of the season and other domestic products (cacao, banana, cocona, breadfruit, noni, manioc, lime, etc.). Next the native family will show us some of their customs and demonstrate their main activities including fishing, hunting and handicraft, all of which were passed on by their ancestors and from various indigenous tribes of the Rainforest. You will learn about some natural products and how they are used to manufacture tools, dwellings, clothing and ornaments, playing an important role in the family’s everyday life. The visit ends with an outdoor lunch, being a unique experience, both for the family and their guests. Return to the Amazonia Lodge. Recreation/Free time. Dinner at 8 p.m. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Day 4: Jungle Lodge - Birdwatching – Puerto Maldonado
Wake up at 5:30 am for some coffee or tea before leaving for a 20 minutes’ walk to the clay lick (Collpa), where you will have the possibility to observe 3 to 5 types of parrots. The parrots come to the clay lick to ingest a particular kind of clay found in certain areas of this region, and vital for the regulation of their metabolism. A colorful, delightful and exciting event. Return to the lodge for breakfast and then canoe navigation back to the city of Puerto Maldonado. One of our vehicles will receive you at the port. After a short stop at our office, we will drive to the local market where the population supplies itself with food and other products. During a short visit, you will be able to appreciate the different typical products of the area. We will then head to the airport for the check-in and registration of your respective flights. Breakfast included.
All transfers (in/out) in Puerto Maldonado, local guides, noted meals, all excursions as per program, canoes, and entrance fees.
Domestic and International flights, extras, tips, personal expenses, and personal travel insurance.
Program can be modified due to weather conditions.