G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 6 Days

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

  • Exclusive G Lodge Amazon stay (3 nts)
  • Camping in the rainforest (2 nts)
  • Wildlife-spotting excursions by foot and by boat
  • Arrival and departure transfers

Highlights

  • Discover the amazon rainforest from the comforts of an exclusive lodge
  • Spot wildlife by foot and canoe
  • Explore the tambopata national reserve
  • Get closer to nature by camping in the rainforest

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 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 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: Please note that you need to arrive into Puerto Maldonado by 13:00 at the latest in order to catch a transfer to the lodge. 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 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 hopes of spotting dozens of colourful macaws and peccaries feeding. The team of naturalists, boat crew and chefs will set up camp while you 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 (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 6 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. Additional Notes: Please do not book any flights out of Puerto Maldonado until 11:00 or later. Transport: Motorized canoe (3.00 hour(s))
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