Day One - Into the jungle
This morning we will pick you up and take you to the airport to catch a flight down into the jungle, to Puerto Maldonado. From here we will take you on a 40 minute journey down the Madre de Dios River by motor canoe, at the end of which is the Posada Amazonas lodge. We will have a short briefing session on arrival and then walk out to the lodge’s private canopy tower, from where you have amazing birds-eye views of the rainforest. We will then walk back to the lodge by a longer route, so the expert local guides can explain more about the amazing flora and fauna of the rainforest.
Day Two - Posada Amazonas
After breakfast this morning, we will head out by boat from the lodge, and then have a short walk through the primary forest before we reach the Tres Chimbadas oxbow lake. As we paddle across the lake, we will be keeping an eye out for the resident families of giant otters, and other lakeside wildlife such as caimans, the prehistoric-looking hoatzins, and a huge variety of birdlife. Our destination is one of the largest parrot clay licks in the Amazon basin. From a specially-constructed blind, you will be able to see dozens of parrots and parakeets, from many different sub-species descend on the clay lick to supplement their fruit diet with the clay minerals.
After lunch, we will head by boat downriver to a special trail designed by the staff of the Centro Ñape – a specialist medical centre dedicated to producing medicines from rainforest plants, using the knowledge of local peoples. We will then head back to the lodge for dinner, before our optional night walk out into the jungle, which gives you a fantastic opportunity to see many of the more elusive jungle denizens...
Day Three - Last Day in the Jungle
After an early breakfast it’s time to head back to the river for a final chance to spot some of the local wildlife before returning to Puerto Maldonado to catch the lunchtime flight out of the jungle.
A stay at Posada Amazonas can be added on to any of our holidays in Peru and you can stay for as long as you like!
Our price for the sample 3-day itinerary given here is £480 per person. This price is based on two people sharing a double or twin room and includes all the following:
- Two nights accommodation at Posada Amazonas
- All transfers
- All meals at Posada Amazonas
- Flights to and from Tambopata
- All entrance fees
- All activities while at Posada Amazonas