Type: ecological, cultural, hiking and camping.
Length: 4 days/3 nights
Time of year: All the year
Departures: Upon Request
Price and Rates: $ 550 U.S.A. Dollars per person on the basis of double accommodations.
Location: Department of Madre de Dios (Peru)
When to go: The best time to visit is April through October, it’s the busy season (especially June to August), but it’s also the dry season.
Our combined camping and lodge expeditions offer a longer period to really experience the wonders of the rainforest. The macaw collpa in Tambopata made famous by numerous documentaries and magazine articles is by far the most exciting place to visit along this stretch of river and due to its remote location has good wildlife viewing possibilities. We can also arrange tailor made expeditions if clients are interested in shorter or longer trips or are particularly interested in birdwatching or photography. For backpackers looking for a genuine rainforest experience but at a cheaper price we offer a lodge and camping trip to the River Piedras. It is cheaper as a peke-peke motor is used not an outboard motor thereby increasing the journey time but not effecting the quality of service.
Arrival in Puerto Maldonado. Then transfer to the village in where we will get on our boat and begin the unforgettable journey through the Madre de Dios River. On the way, you could observe the alligators, turtles, herons and other animals. Arriving to the Amazon Lodge, you will enjoy of the exquisite typical welcome drink and then you will settle in our comfortable bungalows, afterwards comes lunch. With the help of our specialized guide we will visit Monkey Island. Located at only five minutes from the lodge, in the middle of the Madre de Dios river, the monkey island hosts different monkey species: starting from the noisy ones, the Maquisapas, the happy Achuñis, and the very impressive Frailes to the very little and funny “leoncitos” little lions. During the way to the Island, very beautiful landscapes are shown to the sight with all the flora and fauna that they host, as well as the amazing sunset in the jungle.
After breakfast we will start an adventure thought the virgin jungle, advised by a local guide; we’ll hike into the “Cocha Perdida” (Lost Cocha), it constitutes an ecosystem that is considered as a refuge of a huge variety of animals like, nutrias, caimans, turtles sachavacas, multicolor feather birds, the majestic jaguar ( Andean lion) and fish. This area is unique and belongs to the Eco-Amazon lodge, because it is still maintained intact, like the huge swamps and a diversity of “Aguajal” forests. Then we will arrive to the amazing Amazon observatory, built at the top the biggest tree “SHIHUAHUACO”, from that location you may observe the magical jungle, and at the same time have a pleasant ride in a canoe around the lake. Then return to the lodge, lunch. Then in the afternoon a canoe ride though the river and a visit to a typical local family, then return and dinner.
Breakfast, at the indicated time we will start another excursion across the magic jungle where we will sail though the Madre de Díos River, till to get to the beginning to a hiking trek to the rivers GAMITNA / BRIOLO; born in the heart of the virgin jungle, these two rivers with their winding ways, they form huge sailing channels then we will return by canoe, observing closely animals like, turtles, caimans, butterflies and a great variety of insects. Then we will arrive to the lodge, dinner and overnight.
Breakfast and transfer to the airport.