Immerse yourself in the lush Amazon Jungle from Puerto Maldonado where you can explore the wilderness on nature walks to see the Taricaya Reserve, canopy bridges and the highest tree-platform in the Amazon to experience nature up-close. Encounter many different wild animals including a jaguar, Puma, toucans, macaws, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, jaguarondi, bush dog, tapirs and more. Sleep overnight in a cozy Eco-Lodge with delicious Peruvian meals. Return to Puerto Maldonado with great memories of this unforgettable experience. Please note: This itinerary may change without prior notice according to the weather and river conditions.
Puerto Maldonado Pickup – Boat to Eco-Lodge (L/D)
Welcome and reception at the airport or bus terminal. Depending on when you arrive, you might first be transferred to our local office and wait for the rest of the group to arrive before taking the boat transfer (with the purpose of preserving the environment and using less amounts of gasoline). There you`ll be able to rest, have a snack, coffee and use wifi internet. Around noon, once the whole group has arrived, you`ll transfer to the boat wharf, Port Captain, located 15 min from both the airport and bus terminal. Begin the 1-hour boat ride to your Eco-Lodge while enjoying the wonders of the rainforest. We set off down the Madre de Dios River thru the heart of the jungle surrounded by flora, fauna and breathtaking scenery.
Arrive at your Eco-Lodge and settle into your private bungalow. Take a short rest before meeting with your guide followed by an introduction walk around the lodge and its trails. Winding past giant Kapok trees, walking palms and strangler figs while being dazzled by the sounds of native birds. Return to your bungalow for a rest. Before dinner you may choose to take a walk with your guide and experience the jungle as it transforms from day into night making way for nocturnal animals and birds especially adapted for the dark. Return to the dinning hall with your guide for your first dinner in the rainforest and enjoy a typical meal from this region. After dinner you may return to your bungalow or meet with other tourist and share your stories and experiences.
Jungle Walk - Taricaya Reserve (B/L/D)
Breakfast is served between 7am and 8am. After breakfast begin your adventure walking thru the trails surrounded by trees of heights in access of 45 meters and over 300 years old while we identify the flora and fauna by sight and sound. We will arrive at our first platforms located 15 and 25 meters high above a small collpa, in the branches of an old fig tree accessed by a suspension bridge while we explore the amazing structure of this tree and the wildlife that live in and around it. Continue your walk into the Taricaya reserve towards the Canopy platform, the highest tree platform in the Amazon rainforest. Located 45 meters high up in the crown of an ancient Kapok tree and connected by a 90-meter long suspension bridge. Catch a glimpse of flying Macaws, parrots Toucans or the infamous Harpy eagle; the views from this platform are truly unforgettable!
Continue into the reserve until we reach the animal rescue center where you will encounter many different wild animals including a jaguar, Puma, toucans, macaws, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, jaguarondi, bush dog, tapirs and more. These animals are in the process of rehabilitation before being released back into the wild. Stop off at the Butterfly house before returning to the lodge for lunch. Take a rest after lunch before venturing off on the 25min walk to the Agroforestry farm and visit the reforestation projects of mahogany, cedar, cocoa, coffee and tropical flowers. Visit the Taricaya turtle project and its artificial beaches. Return to the lodge in your own inflatable boat with the opportunity to see turtles, monkeys, herons and other birds with a beautiful backdrop of the sunset over the river. Take a rest before we finish the day’s activities with a caiman search along the rivers edge in a motorboat under moonlight. Search for white caiman, black caiman and spectacle caiman as they lay along the rivers banks at night. End the day with a Farewell dinner.
Boat to Puerto Maldonado - Puerto Maldonado Drop-off (B)
Enjoy an early breakfast at your lodge before your 8:00am departure and a scenic return boat trip on the Madre de Dios River bringing us back to Puerto Maldonado by 9:30am approx. Depending on your return flight/bus, you can be taken directly to the airport/bus station or dropped off at the office where you can rest, refresh yourself and use the wi-fi.
If time permits, you have the option of visiting the Puerto Maldonado city centre on your own today and exploring a few of the interesting sights of this jungle city by motortaxi at an additional cost. Choose to have lunch in town, take a stroll through the local markets where you will find everything from fish, meat and fruits to local arts and medicines or make your own way up to the Obelisk and admire the scenic view from above.
In time for your flight or bus departure, return to the office to catch your transfer to the airport or bus terminal, where this amazing experience will come to an end.
Taxi Office - Plaza/Restaurante Burgos S/.10 approx.* (one-way)
Lunch in City Centre S/.30 approx.*
Mototaxi Plaza - Obelisco/Mirador S/.10 approx.* (round trip) or 8-block walk
Entrance to Obelisco/Mirador S/. 3 approx.*
Mototaxi Plaza - Marketplace S/.10 approx.* (round trip) or 12-block walk
*Prices subject to change without prior notice.
2 Nights Eco-Lodge Accommodation
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Trip Name: Small Group: Puerto Maldonado Amazon Eco-Lodge Adventure ex Puerto Maldonado
Duration: 3 Days
From Price: $589
Supplier Tour ID: PEMAJP/207097
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