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Macaws in the Amazon

Refugio Amazonas Adventure

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Enjoy a 4 day adventure in the Amazon Rainforest. Explore the beautiful forests and search for wildlife such as the caiman, hoatzin, and horned screamers. Visit a jungle farm to learn about the way of life in the rainforest and go to a river to paddle around on a kayak or stand up paddle board. This is a wonderfully varied and easy paced Peru trip that is exciting for all ages!
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  • Kayak and stand up paddle board on the Tambopata River
  • Discover a new species of insect
  • Take a boat trip to the Chuncho Clay Lick
Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: Arrive at Refugio Amazonas

Arrive in Puerto Maldonado and be taken to your vehicle. Ride to the Infierno Community Port to board a motorized canoe and head upstream to the lodge. You may see macaws, heron, caiman and capybara along the way.

Day 2-3: Activities at Refugio Amazonas

  • Hotel
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Over the next two days you will be able to partake in many different activities. These activities are subject to change depending on the weather:
  • Claylicks - Take a boat trip to the Chuncho Clay Lick inside the Tambopata National Reserve to see macaws descend to eat the clay on clear mornings. 
  • Discover a New Species – Join a resident scientist and help him/her collect insects that will be genetically sequenced. Every month, a lucky guest discovers a new tiger-moth, scorpion-wasp, caddisfly or treehopper species that is new to science!
  • Canopy Tower - Climb up a 30-meter scaffolding canopy tower with spectacular views of the vast expanses of standing forest. You will have a good chance of spotting toucans, parrots, macaws or mixed species canopy flocks.
  • Camera Trapping at a Mammal Clay Lick – Configure camera traps at a nearby mammal clay lick and download wildlife photos from the past few days to help scientists find out what is present at The Big Grid, the 288 kilometer trail system experiment. 
  • Life in the Rainforest - Visit a working jungle farm and a real Brazil nut concession to learn about the way of life in the rainforest. Taste exotic tropical fruits and discover medicinal plants from the neighboring local families that they are helping integrate into the ecotourism industry.
  • Lake Exploration - Paddle around Lake Condenado looking for wildlife such a hoatzin, caiman or horned screamers.
  • Adventure in Nature – Kayak and Stand-Up Paddle on the Tambopata River and rappel to a Canopy Platform. 
  • Wired Amazon Science Lab – Hang out with resident biologists as they peer through a stereoscope to properly identify insect specimens before mounting them and sending them off to the University of Guelph for genetic sequencing.
  • Children´s Rainforest Trail - Kids can enjoy the Amazon´s only trail for children and a playground beside the lodge.
  • Wellness Center – Enjoy massages and aromatherapy at the Wellness Center.

Day 4: Depart for Home

  • 1 Breakfast
Travel back to Puerto Maldonado.


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  • 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Rubber boots are provided by your Amazon lodge. There are size limits for the following lodges in the Amazon.

    Hacienda Concepcion: Sizes 32-45
    Reserva Amazonica: Sizes 32-46
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Meals not Included
  • International Flights
  • Internal Flights - Lima - Puerto Maldonado - Lima
  • Park Entrance Fee
  • Airport Departure Tax


When to Go

Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.

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This was our first trip to South America and we were a little nervous. But Adventure Life made things so easy! All our questions were answered before we left, and our guide, Vidal, was amazing! He gave us enough space to explore without rushing us along. He also knew where the best picture taking opportunities were, which was great.
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