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Eco adventure – Ecoamazonia lodge – 4 days

  • Service type: Private
  • Physical rating: Easy
  • Group size: Max: 16
  • Min age: 10+
  • Departure: Mar - Dec
  • Duration: 4 Days
Overview:

Tambopata National Reserve is a Peruvian nature reserve located in the southeastern region of Madre de Dios The reserve protects several ecosystems of the tropical rainforest for the preservation of such forest and the sustainable use of forest resources by the peoples around the reserve. The area consists of forested hills and plains, with elevations ranging from 200 to 400 m above sea level. The area presents swamps, oxbow lakes and meandering rivers; the main rivers in the reserve being the Tambopata, Malinowski and Heath rivers. Tambopata National Reserve protects an area of rainforest, which belongs to the moist and wet subtropical forest according to the Holdridge life zone classification.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Welcome / Reception - Caimán Cocha

Upon your arrival in Puerto Maldonado, Peru´s Capital City of Biodiversity, we will welcome you at the airport. Then, we´ll start our program with a visit around the city, on a bus. Afterwards, we will go to Puerto Capitanía, to board a motorized riverboat, and we´ll navigate on the Madre de Dios River. During the journey, we will submerge into a fascinating natural environment, if we are lucky we will witness Ronsocos, Caimans, Turtles, Herons, Cormorants and other animal species in their natural environment. Arriving at the Ecoamazonia Lodge, we will enjoy an exquisite welcome drink, we´ll get settled in our bungalows and will have lunch together. Once satisfied, you will be conducted by our specialized tour guide through an interpretive trail conveniently signposted to the Caimán Cocha, a small lake with an bundant presence of specimens of Black Caiman (Melanosuchus Niger) and Caiman (Caiman Crocodilus). At the end of the evening, you will witness the spectacular sunset in the Amazon, an experience full of intensities overwhelming color ranges. Upon returning to the Lodge, a delicious dinner will await you, and enjoy free time to share unforgettable moments at the bar, equipped with an excellent game room and all the drinks you can imagine.

Day 02:Lake Apu Victor and Monkey Island

The morning begins with the sound of beautiful birdsongs from the Amazon Paradise. A hearty breakfast will provide the energy for a morning full of new experiences. After breakfast, we´ll start to hike towards the depths of the forest, on trails especially prepared, with bridges to cross gorges and rivers. During the journey we will observe the flooded forest and a variety of Flora and Wildlife, and continuing we´ll get to the majestic Lake Apu Victor with its crystal clear waters, surrounded by marshes and giant trees. Afterwards, we´ll go up to the Observation Deck, from which we´ll enjoy a panoramic view on the lake, observing Parrots, Macaws, Toucans, Camungos, Shanshos, Herons and other animals, such as Caimans, Turtles, etc., and if we are lucky, we´ll have a chance to observe the Giant Otter, one of the rainforest´s most spectacular animals. After several hours, we will head back to the Lodge to enjoy lunch together.

In the afternoon, accompanied by our specialized guide, we will visit Monkey Island, a unique place in the heart of Madre de Dios River, five minutes away from the Lodge. During the hike, we will observe extraordinary landscapes, with an exuberant flora, sheltering a variety of monkey species, in their natural habitat, such as Maquisapas, Capuchins, Small Lion Monkeys, Frailes, Cotos and other animal species like the Coati and Sloths and a great variety of birds. Finally, we´ll complete our visit of the island, enjoying the sunset, with the most impressive dusk in the jungle. Back to the lodge we conclude the day with a pleasant dinner.

Day 03: Lost Cocha

The morning begins with the sound of beautiful birdsongs from the Amazon Paradise. A hearty breakfast will provide the energy for a morning full of new experiences. After breakfast, we will start an adventure in the virgin rainforest, and accompanied by a local guide, we´ll go on a hike in the deep jungle, to get to the Lost Cocha which constitutes a refuge and feeding ecosystem for a huge variety of animals. There, we´ll have the chance to observe Otters, Caimans, Turtles, Sachavacas (Tapirs) Birds with multicolored feathers, the majestic Jaguar and a variety of fish species. This area is unique and proper to the Ecoamazonia´s Ecological Reserve which maintains it intact, with huge swamps and diverse “aguajales”. Then, we´ll get to the extraordinary Observation Deck, from which we´ll be able to appreciate the immense and magical rainforest. Afterwards, we´ll have a pleasant canoe ride around the lake and will return to the lodge for lunch.

Day 04: Departure, bye bye jungle.

After a restful night’s sleep, the morning begins with the sound of beautiful birdsongs from the Amazon Paradise. In our dining room awaits a farewell breakfast before embarking the return to Puerto Maldonado.

What is Included:
  • Transfer to Cusco Airport and on to Lodge and return to Puerto Maldonado Airport
  • River transportation on the Rio Madre de Dios
  • Accommodation in Bugalows on double basis with private bathroom
  • Full Board Meals at the lodge. ( Vegetarian option by request )
  • Water and typical natural beverages
  • Excursions with expert Jungle Guides in English
  • Life vests, rubber boots.
What is not Included:
  • Flight Tickets
  • Single room with a extra room payment.
  • Extra Drinks, snacks
  • Tips for your guide and drivers.
Frequently Asked Question (F.A.Qs.)

We recommend that you bring:

  • A small rucksack
  • Lightweight, tightweave long cotton pants & long -sleaved cotton shirts
  • A fleece and a windbreaker are advisable for cool evenings
  • Light raingear (poncho) for sudden downpours
  • Sneakers or other low heeled walking shoes are essential
  • Sunhat / glasses, sunscreen
  • Insect repellent is a must, preferably with 20% deet
  • A water bottle
  • Good binoculars and a flashlight or headlight
  • Personal gear, toiletries, cameras, 400 exp film
  • Your passport, yellow fever certificate and extra money in plastic bags
  • A few energy snacks will be useful
  • If you have extra-large sized feet we may not be able to find rubber boots in your size for the muddy trails as they are generally not available in Peru….so please bring old shoes for the muddy trails.

Travel Insurance: We recommend you to obtain a personal Travel Insurance, including Medical Problems, Baggage loss or damage. If you need help to find a travel Insurance Company please contact: Eg, Nomad Travel Insurances.

Options:

  •  Special dietary requirements: We are happy to cater for any special dietary
    needs. Please let us know at time of booking.
  • 5 days / 4 nights: This trip is a terrific option for those who want to spend more days and experience the beauty of the jungle and activities within it, please let us know at time of booking
  • 3 days / 2 nights: This trip is a terrific option for those who want to experience the beauty of the jungle but have less time to do a more extended trips. Please let us know at time of booking.