PUERTO MALDONADO – RAINFOREST BIODIVERSITY 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
An amazing program which will allow you to explore one of the world’s greatest natural resources known as the Amazonia – Rainforest.
The Peruvian Amazonia (Puerto Maldonado) has the major fauna and flora diversity, it is house of the greatest diversity of mammal, tree, insect and bird species in the world; and holds the world record for butterfly species; in which all visitors have the opportunity to appreciate this high biodiversity.
DAY 1: PUERTO MALDONADO IN – POSADA AMAZONAS LODGE:
Arrival to Puerto Maldonado airport, reception and transfer to Puerto Maldonado headquarters where you will leave your extra luggage.
20 kilometers of riding until get to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business. Time to enjoy our boxed lunch.
The trip on boat will take you for about 45 minutes to Posada Amazonas Lodge.
Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips. Accommodation at the lodge.
A twenty minute walk from Posada Amazonas leads to the 30 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. From atop you obtain spectacular views of the vast expanses of standing forest cut by the Tambopata River winding through the middle. Now and then toucans, parrots or macaws are seen flying against the horizon, or mixed species canopy flocks land in the treetop next to you.
A daily presentation on the Infierno ecotourism project is available every night from a staff member.
Overnight at Posada Amazonas
DAY 2: OXBOW LAKE – ETHNOBOTANICAL TOUR
Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake
Tres Chimbadas is thirty minutes by boat and forty five minutes hiking from Posada Amazonas. Once there you will paddle around the lake in a catamaran, searching for the resident family of nine giant river otters (seen by 60% of our lake visitors) and other lakeside wildlife such as caiman, hoatzin and horned screamers. Otters are most active from dawn to eight A.M.
A twenty minute boat drive downriver leads you to a trail designed by the staff of the Centro Ñape. The Centro Ñape is a communal organization that produces medicines out of forest plants and administers them to patients who choose their little clinic. They have produced a trail which explains the different medicinal (and other) uses of selected plants.
You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. Much easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.
Overnight at Refugio Amazonas
DAY 3: PARROT CLAY LICK – NUT TRAIL:
Parrot Clay Lick
This clay lick is only a twenty minute walk from Posada Amazonas. From a blind located about twenty meters away you will see dozens of parrots and parakeets descend on most clear mornings to ingest the clay on a river bank. Species such as Mealy and Yellow- headed Amazon, Blue-headed Parrot and Dusky headed Parakeet descend at this clay lick. The clay lick is active at dawn, during the late mornings and mid-afternoons.
Ceiba Trail Hike
We leave from the lobby at Posada Amazonas and embark on a two hour hike crowned by the largest tree in the vicinity: a giant ceiba tree. During the hike we will focus on the natural history of the rain forest and its principal taxonomic groups.
A thirty minute boat drive downriver takes us to the most complete farm in the community of Infierno. The owner grows a diverse variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops. In his garden, just about every plant and tree serves a purpose.
Overnight at Posada Amazonas
DAY 4: PUERTO MALDONADO – LIMA/CUSCO:
Breakfast, transfer from Refugio Amazonas to Puerto Maldonado headquarters.
Transfer Puerto Maldonado headquarters to Airport to board the flight to your next destination.
We recommend you to take this complete program which includes: LIMA – PUERTO MALDONADO – CUSCO – MACHUPICCHU 10DAYS/9HIGHTS:
INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED
- Professional bilingual guide
- Road and river transportation for the excursion
- Meals described in the program
- Tours as mentioned in the program
- Assistance 24 hours
- First aid kit
- Aircraft tickets
- Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
- Alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks
- Extra services not mentioned, laundry