G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 5 Day Independent Adventure

Classic, Puerto Maldonado to Puerto Maldonado

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Located on the Tambopata River in the Peruvian Amazon, our exclusive G Lodge Amazon is comfortable and intimate. Enjoy excursions by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes and clay licks. Explore by canoe or on dry land trails, swim in the lodge’s cool stream, or strap on a harness and rope up to tree platforms for a bird’s eye view of the forest. Really experience the Amazon to the fullest by spending two nights camping in the jungle—get even closer to nature!

What’s included

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Exclusive G Lodge Amazon stay (2 nts)
  • Camping in the rainforest (2 nts)
  • Wildlife-spotting excursions by foot and by boat
  • Robber boot use

Highlights

  • Enjoy the remote exclusive g lodge
  • Set up camp deep in the amazon jungle
  • Marvel at wildlife that surrounds
  • Travel by canoe along the river

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) After a morning excursion, return to the lodge for an early lunch and to pack an overnight bag for camping. Take a canoe upriver to the National Reserve and the area of Collpa de Guacamayos, the bird and mammal clay licks, in the hope of spotting dozens of colourful macaws and peccaries feeding. A team of naturalists, boat crew, and chefs will set up camp. Enjoy a hike around the area and opt for a refreshing dip in the cool river. Feast on a delicious meal by candlelight before turning in early for a pre-dawn start. Included Activities: Jungle Excursions Rainforest Camping (2 Nights)
Day 3 Tambopata (1B, 1L, 1D) Stake out the clay lick to witness the sights and sounds of the macaws and parrots feeding on the minerals and salts of the clay. Explore the area, hiking different trails, with the naturalist guide. Included Activities: Rainforest Camping (2 Nights)
Day 4 Tambopata (1B, 1L, 1D) Return to the lodge and hike to an oxbow lake, rich in bird and aquatic life. In the evening, go searching for caiman (alligators) and other nocturnal animals by canoe along the Tambopata River. Included Activities: Jungle Excursions Caiman-Spotting Cruise
Day 5 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 at the port and journey by van back to the lodge office to collect luggage before heading to the airport. 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)) Private Vehicle
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