Climb a 30 meter tree, hike on nature trails, go on a jungle walk during the night and visit an oxbow lake on this tour of the Amazon Rainforest in Peru. This trip offers a variety of acitivities to choose from during your stay at the Posadas Amazonas. Take 4 days to enjoy the beauty of the rainforest by learning about the people who live there and the plants and animals that make it their home.
Day 1 : Arrive at Posada Amazonas Days 2-3 : Activities at Posada Amazonas Day 4 : Depart for Home
Learn about Amazon crops during a visit to a jungle farm
Hike through the jungle at night to see nocturnal animals
Visit a parrot clay lick to see a variety of birds
Fly to Puerto Maldonado. On arrival meet you guide and group for the transfer to the lodge. Take a 40-minute drive to the Infierno Community Port where you board long, sturdy canoes equipped with outboard motors and head upstream to Posada Amazonas. The three-hour boat ride is pleasant and often includes our first sightings of macaws, heron, caiman and capybara.
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.
Canopy Tower - Climb a 30-meter scaffolding canopy tower with spectacular views of the vast expanses of standing forest. You will have good chances of spotting toucans, parrots, macaws or mixed species canopy flocks.
Ñape Ethnobotanical Center – Visit Centro Ñape, a traditional community clinic, where the shaman or his assistant will take you on a unique tour to explain the uses of various medicinal plants.
Lake Exploration - Paddle around the Lake Tres Chimbadas on a catamaran, looking for the resident family of Giant River Otters, and wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman or horned screamers.
Farm Visit - Visit a working jungle farm to learn about local agriculture and life. Taste exotic tropical fruits including the source of chocolate and little know relatives of the tomato.
Wellness Center – Enjoy massages and aromatherapy at the wellness center.
Parrot Clay Lick - Watch as parrots gather to feed on the nutrients in the clay.
Nature Trail Hike - Embark on a two hour hike to the largest tree in the vicinity: a giant ceiba tree. Focus on the natural history and the wildlife on this hike.
Jungle Night Walk - Take a hike out at night. Find rare animals that are only seen at night.
Canopy Climbing - Climb a 30 meter tree with a rope, harness and jumar.
Kayaking - Take a boat up the river and then paddle down a portion of the Tambopata River with some rapids.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding - Paddle up a portion of the Tambopata River.
Day 4 Depart for Home
Travel back to the airport to begin your journey home.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.