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.
Look for rare giant river otters at Lake Tres Chimbadas
Hike through the jungle at night to see nocturnal animals
Visit a parrot clay lick to see a variety of birds
Upon arrival to the Puerto Maldonado airport, transfer to the fluvial port to reach Posada Amazonica by two-hour boat journey.* You will be able to see the great diversity of birds while touring the Madre de Dios River. Flowing along 1150 kilometers, the Madre de Dios crosses most of the national Manu and Tambopata National Reserves. The Tambopata National Reserve, which has an area of one million and a half hectares, has been the subject of several TV documentaries due to its exuberant flora and fauna.
After arriving at the lodge and getting settled in your bungalow, take a short tour to get acquainted with the area that surrounds the lodge. Have dinner and rest to make the most out of the next day ahead.
*Note: Only medium-size luggage is allowed during your accommodation in the lodges of Maldonado. The maximum luggage weight allowed in Inkaterra and Hacienda Concepcion is 10kg (22lb). The maximum weight of luggage allowed in Refugio or Posada Amazonas is 15kg (33lb). During your stay, larger luggage will remain stored.
After breakfast at the lodge, take a 15-minute boat ride headed for Lake Tres Chimbadas. Once at the lake, take a canoe trip across its shores to have a closer look at the local fauna: giant otters, turtles, and shanshos--birds with a prehistoric appearance. Return to the lodge to have lunch and later tour the nearby walking paths. Watch a great variety of insects and--if you are lucky--vipers, deer and other larger animals from a very short distance.
Later, after dinner, take a night tour to observe the animals that only leave their lairs in the darkness.
Enjoy breakfast and take a short hike to a nearby collpa. Collpas are clay deposits rich in minerals, which parrots and macaws visit in large quantities to eat. After watching hundreds of birds fluttering around in front of you, return to the lodge for lunch. Later in the afternoon, set off on a hike through a primary forest accompanied by a naturalist guide.
Day 4: Depart for Home
After breakfast, a motor boat will transfer you to the airport where you may depart for home.
Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.