Highlights: Enjoy deep Amazon rainforest from Tambopata Reserve
Puerto Maldonado Airport Transfer
Depends on your flight’s arrival time
Transfer to the airport in Cusco for your flight to Puerto Maldonado; Upon arrival in Cusco, reception by an English-speaking guide, while enjoying your first experience in the jungle in our gardens, we will ask you to only bring what is necessary for the next few days, and leave the rest at our fort. Drive 20 kilometers (12.42 miles) to the Port of Tambopata, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The 2.5-hour boat trip from the Port of Tambopata to Posada Amazonas will take us beyond the Native Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve’s checkpoint and within the buffer zone of this 1-hour conservation unit. , 3 million hectares.
Upon arrival, the hostel manager will welcome you and give you important recommendations for your stay.
Canopy Tower; A twenty minute walk from the Posada Amazonas takes us to the 30 meter canopy tower. A staircase with a railing through the center provides safe access to the platforms above. From the top you get spectacular views of the large expanses of standing forest cut by the Tambopata River winding through the center. Species from time to time, toucans, parrots or macaws are seen flying against the horizon, or mixed canopy flocks land in the tree canopy next to you.
Ecotourism Conference; A daily presentation at the Infierno ecotourism project is available nightly from a staff member – Accommodation at Posada Amazonas hostel
• Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Breakfast at the Lodge; visit Tres Chimbadas lake; Tres Chimbadas Thirty minutes by boat and forty-five minutes a walk from Posada Amazonas. Once there, you can paddle across the lake on a catamaran, in search of the resident family of nine giant river otters (seen by 60% of our lake visitors) and other lake fauna such as alligators, hoatzin, and screaming horns. Otters are most active from sunrise to eight or nine PM.
Ethnobotanical Information; a twenty minute boat ride downstream that leads to a trail designed by the Centro Nape staff. Centro Ñape is a community organization that produces medicines from forest plants and administers them to patients who choose its small clinic. They have produced a trail that explains the different drugs (and other) uses of the selected plants.
Night walk; you will have the opportunity to walk at night, when most mammals are, although it is difficult to see them. Much more common are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural stories.
Accommodation at the Posada Amazonas hostel
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Parrot clay lick; This clay lick is only twenty minutes from Posada Amazonas. From a hiding place located about twenty meters away you will see dozens of parrots and parakeets descend on the clearest mornings to ingest the clay on a river bank. Species such as Mealy and Yellow-headed Amazon, Dark Blue-headed Parrot and Parakeet headed descend on this clay lick. The clay lick is active in the early morning, during the early morning and mid-afternoon.
Ceiba Trail Hike; We leave from the lobby at the Posada Amazonas and embark on a two-hour hike topped by the largest tree in the vicinity: a giant ceiba. During the walk we will focus on the natural history of the jungle and its main taxonomic groups.
Visit Farm; a thirty minute boat drive to reach the most complete farm in the community of Infierno. The owner grows a wide variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops. In his garden, almost every plant and tree serves a purpose-Accommodation at Posada Amazonas hostel
• Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Breakfast; Transfer by Boat – from Posada Amazonas to the Tambopata River Port and then to Puerto Maldonado, we return on our river and the road trip back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require sunrise departures; flight to Lima where you can connect at the same airport for the international flight.
• Food: Breakfast