TAMBOPATA RAINFOREST

4 Days / 3 Nights

Code: AVP060

 

 

Day 1: Arrival in Puerto Maldonado (L) (D)

 

• Our guides are biologists, tourism professionals, or community members. Unless noted otherwise, our guides speak English. We assign guides at 10:1 ratio in the Lodge. This means groups smaller than 10 people will be merged with other groups under one guide. If you would like a private guide or a guide in a language other than English please let us know.

• 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.

• Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno.  The port is a communal business.

• The forty five minute boat ride from the Tambopata Port to the Lodge 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.

• A twenty minute walk from the lodge 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

• Overnight in the Lodge

 

Day 2: Tambopata Expeditions (B) (L) (D)

 

• Breakfast

• Tres Chimbadas is thirty minutes by boat and forty five minutes hiking from Lodge. 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. Otters are most active from dawn to eight or nine AM.

• Lunch

• 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.

• Dinner

• 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 the Lodge

 

Day 3: Tambopata Expeditions (B) (L) (D)

 

• Breakfast

• This clay lick is only a twenty minute walk from the Lodge.  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 active at dawn, during the late mornings and mid-afternoons.

• We leave from the lobby at the Lodge 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.

• Lunch

• A thirty minute boat drive downriver takes us to the most complete 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.

• Dinner

• Overnight in the Lodge

 

Day 4: Tambopata - Puerto Maldonado

 

• Breakfast

• Transfer Boat - Lodge to Tambopata River Port

• Transfer Tambopata River Port to Pto Maldonado Headquarters

• 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.

 

 

Included:

Programs based on double occupancy.

All meals

Speaking English Guides

Accommodations, and services

All river transportation

Transfer from and to the airport of Puerto Maldonado.

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 or messages

Reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.

Prices per person:

Occupancy

Single Accommodation

Double Accommodation

Classic Room

USD 850.00

USD 610.00

Superior Room

USD 1030.00

USD 760.00

Premium Room

USD 1275.00

USD 900.00

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San Jeronimo, Postal Code: 08000, Cusco - Perú

 

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