On this tour, you will be able to observe but also learn a lot about the countless types of plants and animals of the Tambopata region. Enjoy scenic views of the jungle from a lookout point, observe macaws and parrots during their clay licking routine and discover different (medicinal) uses of the plants growing in this marvelous region of Peru.
Please, be aware that you have the possibility to choose different activities than the ones we suggest in this tour. You can see this tour as a suggested example for a possible itinerary. But if you are more interested in other activities and what to adapt your tour so that it suits you best, you can! The price will stay the same, as you pay per day and not per activity. We have added a “fictional” Day 5 to this tour, where we enlist all of the options you can choose from.
Do you wish to travel through Peru with your children? Then, we´d like to remind you that this your offers a 20% discount for children under 12 years of age, staying in the same accommodation as their parents. We will deduct the discount manually from your total price once you have confirmed your booking.
This tour initiates in Puerto Maldonado, situated to the east of Cuzco. But there are other regions of the jungle that you can visit in Peru, namely Manu or Iquitos. You can also have a look at all of our jungle tours at once, to get a bit of an overview of the possibilities. If you still can´t seem to see clearly enough to decide which tour would suit you best, feel free to contact us and we will customize your unique trip to Peru!
We will start this tour by picking you up at the airport or bus station of Puerto Maldonado, the capital of Madre de Dios. (Make sure to arrive before 1.00 pm. If you arrive by bus early in the morning, we will pick you up from the bus station upon your arrival. From there, we will go to our office in Puerto Maldonado and there you will be waiting for our fixed departure time.)
From there, we will start our 2-hour journey to the lodge (by bus and boat). During our trip, we will have our fist lunch. After having settled in the Posada Amazonas Lodge, we will take you on a hike to the 40 meters high Canopy Tower. From the top, we will have a spectacular view over the forest with the Tambopata River navigating its way through the trees. Different types of birds, like toucans, parrots and macaws can be seen flying around.
The next day, we will get up early to benefit fully from our Amazonas experience. First, we will set off on a thirty minutes boat ride and forty-five minutes hike to make it to the Tres Chimbabas Oxbow Lake. Here, you have the possibility to paddle around the lake in a catamaran, possibly spotting river otters, caimans and birds.
We will also visit the Centro Ñape, a communal organization that produces medicines from forest plants and treats patients with them. The center invites you to take a walk on their trail, on which they will explain to you the different medicinal uses of each plant.
At night, you can choose to go on another walk, as this is when most animals are active. You will easily find amphibians, like frogs, but might also spot some larger mammals if you are lucky.
This morning, we will take you to a riverbank, which is one of the best spots to observe the Parrot Clay Lick.
After that, we will go on a two-hour hike, allowing us to see the largest tree in the area: a giant ceiba tree. During this hike, we will focus on the natural history of the rain forest and its principal flora and fauna groups.
Later on, we are invited to visit a farm in the community of Infierno. Here, a variety of well-known but also lesser-known Amazon crops are grown, all of them serving their own specific purpose.
One last time, you will wake up to the sounds of the jungle, being immersed in this unique habitat, before we will take you back to Puerto Maldonado.
We will drop you off at the airport or busstation, from where you can take a flight/bus from 11.30 am onwards.
As we have mentioned in the description, the itinerary described here above is just a suggested one. You can choose to replace some or all of the mentioned activities by others, if you wish so. The price will stay the same, as you pay per day, not per activity. If you choose to adapt your programme, you will first book the experience via this platform and then personalize it afterwards.
This is the complete list of activities you can choose from:
Depending on where you are before, you can take a plane either from Lima (1,5 hours) or from Cuzco (30 minutes). We will meet you at the airport, take you to our office (5 minutes away) to refresh yourself and prepare for the journey and then we will head on to the Posada Amazonas Lodge.
As you will not be hiking for hours, this tour is not very demanding, However, please keep in mind that the weather conditions in the jungle are not what most of us are used to: it gets hot, very humid and mosquitos love it here. So, don´t forget to stay hydrated, wear a hat or a cap and use insect repellent. Feel free to have a look at our general packing list for the jungle as well.
The Posada Amazonas Lodge offers you wifi, a lobby bar, a massage service and a small souvenir shop. The accommodation includes different suites with a private bathroom and an open window facing the forest. When you proceed to the booking of this tour, you will see a small description of each room and can choose what suits you best.
No, you won´t be surprised by any additional entrance fees to pay!
No vaccination is obligatory for you to participate in this tour. However, the Yellow Fever vaccine is highly recommended to travel to the Amazon region. We also suggest you see your doctor before coming here and talk to him about what he recommends to you.
According to the activities you choose for each day (note that the program is à la carte), you will be sharing them with other travelers that have opted for the same activity on that day. So, you will probably get to know different people every day. The maximum size of the groups is 10 people.
Your luggage is hand-carried at various stages in the trip for a long distance. We strongly recommend you limit your weight to 15 kilos (33 pounds apiece). You can leave your large luggage in our office at Puerto Maldonado. If you are visiting other destinations in Peru or South America that require different kinds of clothing, you can always pack separate bags and safely leave them at our offices in Puerto Maldonado on the first day so we won’t be carrying them around uselessly. Your bag will be waiting for you at the airport the day you leave.