G Lodge Amazon - 6 days

Classic, Puerto Maldonado to Puerto Maldonado

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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.

What’s included

  • Exclusive G Lodge Amazon stay (5 nts)
  • Wildlife-spotting excursions by foot and by boat
  • Arrival and departure transfers

Highlights

  • Follow your local naturalist in search of wildlife by foot and canoe
  • Explore the amazon rainforest from the comforts of an exclusive lodge
  • Enjoy extended time exploring the tambopata national reserve

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 local river and forest edge. The Tambopata Rainforest area holds the world record for the most bird sightings in one area. 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 locals' extensive use of medicinal plants and other forest plant resources through traditional techniques for building, fishing, and hunting. Enjoy a welcome drink and orientation. Before dinner, head out for a night walk around the lodge grounds. 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's 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 of relaxing. Included Activities: Jungle Excursions
Day 4 Tambopata (1B, 1L, 1D) Board a boat to head up the river to the Collpa de Guacamayos, the bird and mammal clay licks. Here, with luck, observe scarlet macaws and peccaries in separate areas, feeding on the mineral deposits found in the clay. Enjoy a free afternoon. Included Activities: Clay Lick Excursion
Day 5 Tambopata (1B, 1L, 1D) Walk to a protected area for Brazil nut tree conservation and gain an appreciation for the history and use of products. There will be opportunities along the way for fantastic wildlife viewing, along with insightful lessons and observations from the naturalist guide. Return to the lodge for plenty of free time to relax, swim or independently explore the rainforest trails surrounding the lodge. Included Activities: Brazil Nut Tree Conservation Area Excursion
Day 6 Tambopata/Puerto Maldonado (1B) Start early for the canoe trip back to Puerto Maldonado. Search for early morning wildlife. Howler monkeys are frequently heard, as they stake out their territories. Arrive back to the port and journey by van to the lodge office to collect luggage before heading to the airport. Additional Notes: Please do not book any flights out of Puerto Maldonado until 11:00 or later. Transport: After journeying back to the port, take a van to the office in town en route to the airport. Motorized canoe (3.00 hour(s))
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