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Tambopata Peruvian Amazon Jungle for Three Days/Two Nights

Tambopata Peruvian Amazon Jungle for Three Days/Two Nights

Day One: Puerto Maldonado to the Lodge. Be collected from the airport or bus station and taken to the port. Journey in a boat for an hour to the lodge. Be welcomed with refreshing fruit juice from the region and relax in your room. In the afternoon, visit Monkey Island across the Madre de Dios River. Find out about the different species of monkeys and have the opportunity to feed them. At night, search for a caiman with your flashlight. They are generally located on the banks of the Madre de Dios River. With luck you might see the capybara, which is the world's largest rodent. It can weigh 60 kilograms so is an impressive relative of the Peruvian cuy (guinea pig). Enjoy dinner and a good sleep back at the lodge.  Day 2: Lake Sandoval.  After an early breakfast, take a short walk (three kilometers/two miles) to Lake Sandoval, which is a piranha habitat; one of the largest in the Tambopata National Reserve. Take a rowing boat with the guide to appreciate the many different species of birds and monkeys including hoatzin, cormorant, jacanas, heron, eagles, howler monkey, squirrel monkey, black capuchin, tamarins, and sloths. If you are lucky, you will meet a family of giant river otters, each at almost two meters long, who are in danger of extinction. Perhaps you will see the largest alligator ever recorded at over four meters long. Enjoy a typical lunch at the lodge. In the evening, take a night walk to appreciate the diversity of insects, amphibians, reptiles, and other nocturnal animals here. Have dinner and another night at the lodge.  Day 3: Return to Puerto Maldonado.  Get up early for a pre-breakfast activity of a canopy walk. See the rainforest from the different perspective at 30 meters high with panoramic views of the Rio Madre de Dios. From the platforms you can observe the different species of birds including toucans and macaws. Return up the river to Puerto Maldonado. Here you will be transported to the airport for your flight to Lima or Cusco or transported to the bus terminal. 

Puerto Maldonado: 4-Day Tambopata Rainforest Tour

Puerto Maldonado: 4-Day Tambopata Rainforest Tour

Day 1: Start the tour with pickup from Puerto Maldonado Airport. Your guide will be waiting for you right in front of the exit with a sign with your name on it so you can find them easily. We can go by car or boat to our jungle house, located on the Tambopara river. Check in to your cabin then set off for your first jungle tour. Walk for about 2 kilometers through the jungle searching for monkeys, brown agoutis, and butterflies as you learn about the trees and plants which grow there. When it gets dark, begin your night adventure on the river to go in search of caimans and capybaras. Enjoy this exciting tour with the opportunity to learn all about the animals and take pictures.  Day 2: On the next day, visit Lake Sandoval which is located in the heart of Tambopata National Reserve. Here, observe the many bird species, caimans, turtles, monkeys, and giant otters that live here. Return back to your accommodation for a short rest before embarking on your next night activity. Later, head into the rainforest at night, following your guide through the dark jungle in search of night monkeys, tarantulas, frogs, insects, and other nocturnal animals.  Day 3 On day 3, embark on a kayaking adventure, heading downstream to the Monkey Island. When you land on the island, go for a walk searching for monkeys and observe them in their native environment. Enjoy the opportunity to feed and take pictures with them. After lunch, visit a local indigenous family and learn about their culture and way of life.  Day 4: Start your final day pretty early and head to the clay lick to see the parakeets, parrots and 2 species of small macaws. On the way back, search for sloths. After breakfast, your guide will take you to the perfect spot for bird watching and take you for piranha sport fishing. By around 11 AM, head back to the main office from where you will be taken to the airport or bus station and your tour concludes.

Sandoval lake 4 Days/3 Nights

Sandoval lake 4 Days/3 Nights

Program 4 Days / 3 Nights Arrival to Puerto Maldonado (Biodiversity Capital of Peru) Day 1: Reception at the airport or bus station and transfer to the office of Monte Amazonico Lodge for relevant information about the tour. Transfer to the port where we will get the boat for an hour to our lodge. Welcome meeting with a refreshing fruit juice of our region. Installation in our respective rooms. After lunch, we will visit the "Monkey Island", located in front of our lodge across the Madre de Dios River. In the night we go for caiman search they are generally on the banks of Madre de Dios River this time will need to bring a flashlight. With luck we may see the capybara the world's largest rodent that can weigh 60 kilos impressive family of the Peruvian cuy; back to the lodge, dinner and night at the lodge. Day 2 After early breakfast will do a short boat ride to the entrance of the lake Sandoval, after checking at the check point we will walk 3 kilometers (2 miles approx.) to the Lake Sandoval (piranha habitat) one of the largest in the Tambopata National Reserve, after the nice walk the guide will get a rowing boat where we will have our navigation on the lake to appreciate many different birds and monkeys Species (Hoatzin cormorant Jacanas, puma heron, eagles, howler monkey, squirrel monkey, black capuchin, tamarins and sloths). Maybe we will meet with the family of giant river otters (almost two meters long) they are in danger of extinction and the largest alligator recorded over 4 meters long, return to the lodge to enjoy a typical lunch. In the evening we will do a night walk where we can appreciate the diversity of insect, amphibians, reptiles and other nocturnal animals. - Dinner and rest Day 3. 5.30a.m. Morning in the jungle. The canopy Walk-Way, will let us see the rainforest from a different perspective, at about 30 meters high, the bridges will allow us to appreciate nature from a high altitude, we will have a panoramic view of the Rio Madre de Dios. From platforms you can observe different species of birds such as toucans, macaws, tanagers, orioles and much more, this will be a wonderful experience. After breakfast we prepare for an activity full of adrenaline on the trees at more than 30 meters high. We will do the zip-line, for this activity will have an instructor guide, who will give as a talk about how to use the safety harness during the Zip-line activity, feeling the rush of gliding through the trees, the experience will be forever with you, there is two cables than support more than 3 tones, back to the Lodge.- Lunch and rest. In the afternoon the challenge is to cross the Madre de Dios River kayaking, on the way we can appreciate the fascinating sunset. Then we can make an artisanal fishing in the Madre de Dios River, with a little patience we will see some fish species such as catfish. DAY 4 Breakfast and return to the city, transfer to the airport and / or bus station.

Puerto Maldonado: 2-Day Peruvian Tambopata Jungle Trip

Puerto Maldonado: 2-Day Peruvian Tambopata Jungle Trip

Escape to the lush rainforest and wildlife of the Peruvian Tambopata Jungle on this trip starting in Puerto Maldonado, including all entry fees, one night of accommodation, and most meals. Interact with monkeys, cruise on the Madre de Dios River, canoe in Sandoval Lake, and more. Day 1: Arrival in Puerto Maldonado - Transfer to LodgeAfter getting picked up by your guide and having lunch, head to the river for kayaking accompanied by a motorboat for extra security. Arrive at Monkey Island and appreciate a great diversity of monkeys as they put on a show, swinging through the trees. Later, return to the lodge and after dinner enjoy a night activity, where you will board a boat and cruise through the Madre de Dios River in search of the jungle caimans. Day 2: Lake Sandoval - Return to Puerto MaldonadoAfter breakfast, take a boat to get to the control of the Tambopata National Reserve Zone. After a 1.5-hour walk through the rainforest, reach the famous Sandoval Lake. Be surrounded by ancient trees and entangled vines. Spot local plants and wildlife, including giant otters, birds, colored butterflies, turtles, and a variety of fish. Spend a few hours in a canoe to fully experience one of the most beautiful lakes in the region. Return to the lodge and take a boat ride back to Puerto Maldonado, followed by a transfer to the airport or bus station.

From Cusco: Manu National Park Tour with Accommodation

From Cusco: Manu National Park Tour with Accommodation

Before booking the excursion, ask for availability of the tour. Day 1: Cusco - Cloud Forest - Pilcopata Lodge We will leave Cusco very early in the morning in one of our vehicles. We will cross beautiful valleys between the Andes Mountains and picturesque rural communities. We will visit pre-Inca tombs of the Lupaca culture and then stop in Paucartambo, a beautiful colonial town, and visit the interesting town museum. On the way we will have lunch in the cloud forest. We will continue our descent through the cloud forest, an area rich in endemic species, such as the Spectacled Bear and the Cock of the Rock, a Peruvian national bird that performs a unique courtship ritual. We will also be able to observe orchids, bromeliads, ferns, etc. We will continue observing the spectacular nature along our journey until we arrive at our lodge, Pilcopata Inn, where we will spend our first night. Day 2: Pilcopata - Amazon Manu Lodge We will have an early breakfast and then visit a coca plantation and a wildlife rescue center. Then we will head to Puerto Atalaya, located on the banks of the Alto Madre de Dios River at 500 masl. Here we will begin our descent by boat to observe the enormous diversity of bird species, such as herons, vultures, cormorants, etc. until we arrive at Amazon Manu Lodge. There we will have a delicious lunch before hiking to Machuwasi Lake, where we will ride on balsa rafts to observe birds, such as the primitive hoatzin and, with luck, caimans, monkeys and capybaras. Overnight at the lodge. Day 3: Amazon Manu Lodge - Cuzco Early in the morning, we will board our boat and head to the macaw clay lick, a wall along the river bank where different species of parrots, such as the blue-headed parrot, white-eyed parakeet, chestnut-fronted macaw, among others. The parrots gather here every morning. Here they eat clay, which is rich in minerals and helps them to digest and eliminate toxins from the body. After a delicious breakfast, we will pack our bags and travel by boat back to Puerto Atalaya, where our bus back to Cusco will be waiting for us. We will have lunch on the way back to Cusco, where we will arrive at approximately 6:30 pm. Note: Service is subject to variation without prior notice, due to weather conditions (rains, floods, floods, etc.), strikes and/or demonstrations and any other event that does not allow the normal development of the itinerary. Any cancellation of the service for the reasons indicated above, does not apply refund. The itinerary may vary at the discretion of the operator, always to ensure the safety of the traveler and the best development of the service in its entirety. If you do not attend the day of the service, it is considered as "Done" without any claim, postponement or refund.

From Puerto Maldonado: Tambopata National Reserve 3-Day Tour

From Puerto Maldonado: Tambopata National Reserve 3-Day Tour

Day 1: Puerto Maldonado – Jungle Lodge – Caiman Area You will be welcome at the airport or bus station once you arrive in Peru’s biodiversity capital (Puerto Maldonado). After meeting your team, you will go to the port boat to board a motorized riverboat. Then you will navigate on the Madre de Dios River for 1 hour approximately before arriving at the Tambopata reserve zone. There you will be welcomed by our adventure staff and get an introduction to our lodge lands. Then your guide will organize the bungalow for your stay. Then, you can discover the lodge, or if you prefer, you can take some time to rest while your chef will be preparing your lunch with some local products. After a satisfying lunch, the group will convene to embark on an adventure to Monkey Island, situated just in front of the lodge. To reach the island, you'll cross the river accompanied by your tour guide, who will lead you on a fascinating tour. Along the way, you'll encounter a variety of monkeys indigenous to the area, as well as learn about the lush jungle and its native plants and trees. Upon returning to the lodge, you'll have time to relax and prepare for an unforgettable evening. At around 7:00 pm, your group will embark on a Caiman Safari with your guide. As you navigate the river, you'll be treated to glimpses of the vibrant nightlife along the riverbank. Finally, you'll return to the lodge for a delicious dinner, during which you can discuss plans for the following day. Day 2: Lodge – Sandoval Lake and Jungle Hike You will wake up around 6:00 am. Then you will enjoy our breakfast and get the last details from our guide for the day. After breakfast, you will walk to Sandoval Lake. Then you have a hike inside of Tambopata National Reserve (Sandoval Lake). Here you will have the chance to see an exciting diversity of animals – snakes, howlers, and hundreds of birds. Once you are at the Sandoval Lake, you will get into a smaller rowing boat, and, with our guide and staff, you’ll go in search of the giant otters. Also waiting for you to discover are caiman, piranhas, snakes, tapirs, turtles, cormorants, herons and of course lots of birds. Then you will go back to your lodge, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the sunset panoramas of the Jungle. If you still have energy left after dark, why not embark on an exciting adventure with your guide to explore the nocturnal wildlife? You can discover a variety of fascinating creatures such as insects, capybaras, and other nocturnal animals, while gaining knowledge about their behaviors and habitats under the stars. Then you finish the day with a delicious dinner. Day 3: Jungle activities – Puerto Maldonado After waking up, you will enjoy breakfast and get ready to walk near your lodge, and enjoy the views from lookouts (canopy). if you are lucky, you will see different animals like snakes, parrots, monkeys, and others. Then you will get ready and take a boat, and your transfer will take you back to Puerto Maldonado.

Puerto Maldonado: Sandoval Lake Full-Day Trip with Canoeing

Puerto Maldonado: Sandoval Lake Full-Day Trip with Canoeing

The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Puerto Maldonado and heads to the Madre de Dios river where your boat for the day awaits. Board the boat and set sail along the vibrant river towards the National Reserve of Tambopata, a vast landscape rainforests that is rich in colorful wildlife. Arrive at the reserve and enjoy a 55-minute walk through the luscious landscape until you reach Sandoval Lake. Throughout the walk, admire views of the colossal jungle trees that surround you and watch out for native wildlife including monkeys and parrots. At the lake, hop into a canoe head out onto the calm waters, which beautifully reflect the trees that line the shore. Keep a look out for the abundance of animals and birds that call Sandoval their home, and in particular the lake's giant otters.  Enjoy a quick stop for lunch and some rest time, then hop back in your canoe as you go in search of black caimans and yet more fascinating wildlife. Admire a stunning sunset in the late afternoon, then slowly begin the journey back through the jungle and towards the riverboat waiting to return you to Puerto Maldonado.

Tambopata: Zipline Adventure & Kayak to Monkey Island

Tambopata: Zipline Adventure & Kayak to Monkey Island

Pick up from accommodation in Puerto Maldonado and then continue to the Capitanía port. Journey in a boat for an hour to the lodge .The adventure starts by reaching a tower and stairway that ascends to the treetops where an unforgettable experience through hanging bridges that cross the tops of the large trees of the low Amazon jungle, from where you can see colorful species of animals that normally cannot be seen from the ground. After enjoying the walk through the Canopy bridge, we will start with the activity of the zip line, be able to slide down the 190 meter long zip line, at the other end the assistant will receive you to help you cross another small 100m bridge. and return by another 190 m long line shot to the starting point. After leaving all the equipment we return to the Lodge for lunch. The kayak activity starts from the Lodge, we will take the kayaks and the oars and after putting on the life jackets we will board the boat and then start the activity and enjoy this adventure, for your safety there will always be a boat that will follow the group accompanying you down the river A good opportunity to bathe in the waters of Madre de Dios and to de-stress from our activities in the city. Reach the monkey island, on this island we can find a group of Capuchin monkeys, Black Monkey (Cebus apella), White Monkey (Cebus albifrons), which are used to humans and that is why it is It is possible to get close to them, feed them and see their coexistence between different species. It is a nice experience, after being with the monkeys we return to the Lodge and return to Puerto Maldonado.

Tambopata: Multi-Day Amazon Rainforest Tour with Local Guide

Tambopata: Multi-Day Amazon Rainforest Tour with Local Guide

Day1 - Arrival in Puerto Maldonado - Monkey’s Island - Caiman Spotting. Upon arrival at airport or bus station in Puerto Maldonado, we will meet you and transfer you to our office to make a registration. Take our motor boat along the Madre de Dios River for approximately 40 minutes to the lodge. A cool welcome drink awaits you. After a well-deserved lunch, visit to Monkey Island, we will be able appreciate a great diversity of monkeys Return to the lodge and after dinner a stream through the Madre de Dios River in search of the Jungle caimans.. Night at the lodge. **Note:. Arrival flight must be before 13:00hs for transportation. Day 2 - Sandoval Lake After a great breakfast, take the boat to get to the control of Tambopata National Reserve Zone, after 1 and half hour walking through the rainforest be surrounded by immense ancient trees and entangled vines; see multihued flower and fauna including: Giant Otters, birds, coloured butterflies, turtles, and variety of fish. We will spend few hours in canoe on this one of the most beautiful lakes in region. After lunch, the adventure starts by reaching a tower and stairway that ascends to the treetops where a platform that marks the start of the zip-line almost 200mts long, the breath taking views are only matched by the excitement of overcoming our fears and the adrenaline that courses through us as we leap off the platform supported by the high security harnesses that connect us to the zip- line cable to a platform 27mts high. Rest of the day to rest and enjoy the sound and relaxing Jungle. Night at the lodge. Day 3 - Native Family And Rustic Fishing Set course downstream for an hour for the Native Community . The Project “Rescuing Cultural Values“, working with families who will show us the culture of their ancestors, their language and customs, clothing and dances. By the afternoon we have time to do rustic fishing in Madre de Dios river, where with some luck we’ll have chance to catch some species like pictus cat fish, small mouth, armoured cat fish and red eye piranha. Back to the lodge for dinner. Night at the lodge. Day 4 - Parakeet’s Clay Lick – Puerto Maldonado Very early in the morning, leave the lodge to reach the Parrots and parakeets salte licks. Early each day, they come to eat rich clay that provides them with the salts and minerals necessary to metabolize and neutralize the toxins and acids of the flowers, fruits, and seeds upon which they feed. We will return to the lodge around 7am for breakfast and take our boat back to Puerto Maldonado, our boat departures at 10:30am. Follow by transfer to airport or bus station. End of our service! **Note:. Return flight must be after 13:00h for transportation

From Tambopata: Amazon Jungle Hike and Lake Sandoval 1-Day

From Tambopata: Amazon Jungle Hike and Lake Sandoval 1-Day

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel at 9:00 am, we will head towards the Tambopata National Reserve. We will arrive and enter the Amazon jungle, we will have a walk along the 3 kilometer trail. During the journey we will be able to observe all the jungle flora and fauna; The walk ends when you reach Lake Sandoval. We will have a canoe ride to explore Lake Sandoval and meet unique species such as the river otter or the black caiman. After this activity we will make a stop to have lunch at a restaurant and taste local food. At the end of the tour we will return to Puerto Maldonado, approximate arrival time 5:30 pm.

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We booked the tour for four days, which included all the meals and various activities. The lodge where we stayed was nice! It had a pool, comfortable beds and rooms and also the food was delicious. They also offered vegetarian options which were tasteful. The activities were all really fun interesting, however we did not like monkey island. The monkeys seemed aggressive and it all did not seem safe. Our guide, knew a lot about the nature and animals, which was also amazing. Overall a well organized tour.

we really enjoyed the stay in the lodge. all the activities were interesting and fun. we saw many animals including otters, caymans and many bird species. the guides were really helpful and tried their best for us. the Sandoval lake trip was superb. food was really good, they even prepared vegetarian meals, accommodation was ok, even WiFi was available in the reception area.

Great organization and communication from the tour operator. Edwin & Felix were both great, and took a good care of us. I would definately recommend it, the experience itself felt really authentic, with trying to spot animals in the nature and just enjoying walks in the jungle.

Great stay in the jungle with our guide Jesus who is incredible in his kindness, knowledge and expertise in the jungle. The lodge is completely immersed in the forest and the meals are delicious. We spent 3 magical days with Jesus our guide, we highly recommend him!

The meals, the activities, the location and the staff are all top notch.