3 Days / 2 Nights
1 - Puerto Maldonado / Posada Amazonas
Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, we will welcome you at the airport and
drive you ten minutes 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.
Puerto Maldonado to Tambopata River Port. Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we
drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community
of Infierno. The port is a communal business. Boxed Lunch.
Tambopata River Port to Posada Amazonas. The forty five minute boat ride
from the Tambopata Port to Posada Amazonas will take us into the Community´s
Primary Forest Private Reserve.
Orientation. Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief
you with important navigation and security tips.
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 cut by
the Tambopata River winding through the middle. 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 in Posada Amazonas. (L,D)
2 - Posada Amazonas
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.
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 most active at dawn and during the late mornings and
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.
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 in Posada Amazonas. (B,L,D)
3 - Posada Amazonas / Puerto Maldonado
Breakfast. Transfer Boat - Posada Amazonas to Tambopata River Port.
Transfer Tambopata River Port to Pto Maldonado Headquarters.
Transfer Pto Maldonado Headquarters - Airport. We retrace our river and
road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Depending
on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures. (B)
End Of Our Services ***
Daily, all year
Tour includes: Programs based on double occupancy. Includes all
meals, accommodations and services, all river transportation, and
transfer from and to the Airport of Puerto Maldonado, Guided tour.
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. Entrance to the protecte area: $28 Inrena tax per person.
Rates per person : $335 in double room. $435 in single room
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