Tour description provided by G Adventures

Get back to nature in the tropical rainforest. Located on the famously diverse Tambopata River in the Peruvian Amazon, our exclusive G Lodge Amazon is both comfortable and intimate. Explore the jungle by canoe or on dry land trails, swim in the lodge's cool stream, or strap on a harness and rope up to the lodge's tree platforms for a bird's eye view of the forest—including close-ups of arboreal orchids.

Itinerary

Day 1 Puerto Maldonado/Tambopata (1L, 1D)

After a brief stop in town to store large luggage, drive to the pier and travel by covered motorized boat to the jungle lodge. En route, spot bird species typical of the river and forest edge—the Tambopata Rainforest holds the world record for the most bird sightings in one area. Arrive at the lodge and enjoy a welcome drink and orientation. Head out for a night walk around the lodge grounds before dinner. Local community members make up the majority of lodge staff, including multilingual naturalist guides. Take the opportunity to learn about the area’s rich flora and fauna and the locals' extensive use of medicinal plants and other natural forest resources through traditional techniques for building, fishing, and hunting. Additional Notes: The lodge itself combines native architectural style and materials with low-impact, eco-friendly technology. Rooms are simple but comfortable, with mosquito netting for individual beds, flush toilets, showers (with solar-heated hot water), and candles for lighting (no electricity). Included Activities: Meet and Greet Airport Welcome Meeting Wildlife-spotting Night Walk Transport: Private Vehicle Head by private vehicle to the lodge's office in Puerto Maldonado to store large luggage. From there, travel about 1 hr to reach the boat landing. Motorized canoe (3.00 hour(s))

Day 2 Tambopata (1B, 1L, 1D)

Head out early to catch the jungle at its wildest (and coolest). Walk slowly through the forest searching for wildlife before heading out on an oxbow lake by canoe. Search for anaconda, the elusive giant river otter, or black caiman. Even if you don't spot these shy creatures, there are plenty of other birds, interesting plants and other animals about. Included Activities: Jungle Excursions Caiman-Spotting Cruise

Day 3 Tambopata (1B, 1L, 1D)

Take a boat excursion to a spectacular hidden lake. There's a chance to spot the elusive black caiman and giant otters. Return for lunch and another free afternoon for relaxing. Included Activities: Jungle Excursions

Day 4 Tambopata (1B, 1L, 1D)

Walk to the Brazil nut tree conservation area and learn about the uses of this product throughout history. There will be opportunities to view wildlife and learn from the naturalist guide along the way. Return to the lodge and enjoy plenty of free time to relax, swim, or explore the rainforest trails surrounding the lodge. Included Activities: Brazil Nut Tree Conservation Area Excursion

Day 5 Tambopata/Puerto Maldonado (1B)

Get an early start for the canoe trip back to Puerto Maldonado. On the way, look and listen for early morning wildlife—howler monkeys are frequently heard guarding their territory. Arrive at the port and take a van back to the lodge office to collect your luggage before heading to the airport. Transport: Motorized canoe (3.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle