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.
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).
Meet and Greet Airport Welcome Meeting
Wildlife-spotting Night Walk
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please do not book any flights out of Puerto Maldonado until 11:00 or later.
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))