Reception at the airport and transport to the WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge, where you will receive a welcome tropical fruit beverage. After a short briefing about the tour, you will embark for a 4 hour motorboat trip up the Tambopata River to WASAI Tambopata Lodge & Research Center (box lunch on route). During the trip we will be able to observe the local farms and the jungle wildlife; the most likely animal to see is capybaras, the largest rodent in the world, river turtle, caymans and different species of birds.. Accommodation at the lodge at arrival.
After a short rest we will have a brief introductory walk in the forest nearby to learn basic principles of ecology and hear some wildlife natural history and observe the nocturnal life of insects, frogs of various colors, and an occasional encounter with nocturnal mammals. Return to the lodge for dinner. We will enjoy the diverse sounds of the jungle which will accompany our first night in Amazonia. Sleep at WASAI Tambopata Lodge. (L, D)
Early wake up at dawn to take a light breakfast (coffee or infusion), to begin with our 40-minute journey upstream to the Macaw Clay Lick “El Chuncho” in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. We will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural sceneries and wildlife of the riverbanks. At our arrival, if weather permits, we will observe one of the greatest wildlife spectacles where hundreds of parrots and different species of macaws gather to eat clay, an unforgettable experience. Then, we will walk through the river beach searching for animal footprints while we have refreshment.
In the middle morning we return to the lodge to have breakfast and then take a rest to relax or do the adventure activities or enjoy the facilities and the surroundings of Wasai. Also, you will have the chance of swimming in the Tambopata River. Those who wish can do kayaking on the river or you can join us to fish in the river where inhabit more than 250 species of fish.On route if the level of river are adecuated,we will visit the Cat cascades.
After lunch, we will have an ethno botanical walk into the rainforest by the Tambopata cross path, to learn about plants and medicinal trees of the area; and to observe the amazing jungle ecosystem where we will see walking palm trees, giant lupuna trees, snake trees and so on. At nightfall, we embark again to make a nocturnal caiman search. Night at WASAI Tambopata Lodge. (B, L, D)
After breakfast we will make a trip in boat to the WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge, in Puerto Maldonado where we will relax in our bungalows and enjoy a tasty lunch. After lunch we will leave and travel for thirty minutes on the Madre de Dios River, to the access trail to Sandoval Lake, a beautiful rainforest oxbow lake. 3 km hike to the banks of the lake. There we will board a canoe to paddle around the lake enjoying the beauty of the landscape and observing the wildlife, such as kingfishers, herons, hoatzins (unique pre historic looking birds), monkeys, etc. If we are lucky we could see the family of giant otters which live at the lake. We will have the opportunity to swim in the lake.
It is time to begin our return hike to the Madre de Dios River to return to Puerto Maldonado. There we will stay in the modern and comfortable bungalows of WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge. After dinner we will be able to rest or go around the city on foot or on bicycle. You can enjoy the swimming pool and its cascade surrounded by tropical vegetation. Rest of the night free to enjoy the night life of this welcoming city. Night at WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge. (B, L, D)
Breakfast and transportation to the airport. (B) At this point you will know that your amazon experience in Peru will never be forgotten!.
The Amazon Tour includes:
Transfer, transportation by road and boat, lodging, full meals, bilingual guide and rubber boots,permanent assistance.
Not included: Domestic flights, adventure activities (zip line, kayak, etc), airport taxes, laundry, telephone, alcoholic drinks, sodas, tips, radio calls, internet and entrance fee to the National Park.