PUERTO MALDONADO – POSADA AMAZONAS 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
This program is for those looking for a flair of the Amazon basin in 3 nights. Row around an oxbow lake, take your chances at parrot clay lick, walk to the huge kapok tree near the lodge and visit an ethno botanical center and farm within the Native Community of Infierno.
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PUERTO MALDONADO – POSADA AMAZONAS 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

Price: US$

 

OVERVIEW:

 

This program is for those looking for a flair of the Amazon basin in 3 nights.

 

Row around an oxbow lake, take your chances at parrot clay lick, walk to the huge kapok tree near the lodge and visit an ethno botanical center and farm within the Native Community of Infierno.

 

Our guides are biologists, tourism professionals or community members. Unless noted otherwise, our guides speak English. We assign guides at 10.1 ratio in Posada Amazonas. This means groups smaller than 10 people will be merged with other groups under one guide.

 

If you would like a private guide or a guide in a language other than English please let us know.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVAL & RECEPTION BY GUIDE.

 

Transfer Airport to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters

Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, we will welcome you at the airport and drive you 10 minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens, we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.

Transfer Puerto Maldonado Headquarters to Tambopata River Port

  Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we will drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno.

The port is a communal business.

  Boxed Lunch.

Transfer Boat from Tambopata River Port to Posada Amazonas

  The 45 minutes boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Posada Amazonas will take us into the Community´s Primary Forest Private Reserve.   Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips for your trip.

A 20 minutes’ walk from Posada Amazonas leads to the 30 meters scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. From atop you obtain spectacular views of the vast expanses of standing forest cut by the Tambopata River winding through the middle. Now and then toucans, parrots or macaws are seen flying against the horizon or mixed species canopy flocks land in the treetop next to you (Canopy Tower).

At the schedule time, we will have dinner.

A daily presentation on the Infierno ecotourism project is available every night from a staff member (Ecotourism Lecture).

  Accommodation at Posada Amazonas.

DAY 2: TRES CHIMBADAS OXBOW LAKE

 

After our breakfast, we are going to visit Tres Chimbadas Oxbow.

Tres Chimbadas is 30 minutes by boat and 45 minutes hiking from Posada Amazonas. Once there, you will paddle around the lake in a catamaran, searching for the resident family of nine giant river otters (seen by 60% of our lake visitors) and other lakeside wildlife such as caiman and hoatzin. Otters are most active from dawn at 08:00 or 09:00 am.   At the schedule time, we will have lunch.

A 20 minutes boat drive downriver leads you to a trail designed by the staff of the Centro Ñape. The Centro Ñape is a communal organization that produces medicines out of forest plants and administers them to patients who choose their little clinic. They have produced a trail which explains the different medicinal (and others) uses of selected plants (Ethnobotanical Tour).

 

At the schedule time, we will have dinner.

 

You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. Much easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories (Night walk).

 

Accommodation at Posada Amazonas.

 

DAY 3: PARROT CLAY LICK.

 

This clay lick is only a 20 minutes walk from Posada Amazonas. From a blind located about 20 meters away you will see dozens of parrots and parakeets descend on most clear mornings to ingest the clay on a river bank. Species such as Mealy and Yellow- headed Amazon, Blue-headed Parrot and Dusky headed Parakeet descend at this clay lick.

 

The clay lick is active at dawn, during the late mornings and midafternoons.

 

We leave from the lobby at Posada Amazonas and embark on a 2 hours hike crowned by the largest tree in the vicinity: a giant ceiba tree. During the hike, we will focus on the natural history of the rain forest and its principal taxonomic groups (Ceiba Trail Hike).

 

At the schedule time, we will have lunch.

 

A 30 minutes boat drive downriver takes us to the most complete farm in the community of Infierno. The owner grows a diverse variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops. In his garden, just about every plant and tree serves a purpose (Farm Visit).

  At the schedule time, we will have dinner.   Accommodation at Posada Amazonas.

DAY 4: TRANSFER BOAT – POSADA AMAZONAS TO TAMBOPATA RIVER PORT.

 

Transfer from Tambopata River Port to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters.

  Transfer from Puerto Maldonado Headquarters to Airport.   We retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.

INCLUDED

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

 

  • Programs based on double occupancy.
  • Includes all meal
  • Accommodations and services
  • All river transportation.
  • Transfer from and to the airport of Puerto Maldonado.

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

 

  • International or domestic airfares.
  • Airport departure taxes or visa fees.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations.
  • Alcoholic beverages or bottled water.
  • Snacks.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Laundry.
  • Phone calls or messages.
  • Reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.

 

IMPORTANT:

 

  • Boat Transportation: All our boats are 20 foot long, roofed canoes with 55 hp. outboard motors.
  • Transfer-in (From Puerto Maldonado to Lodge): we have two departures daily at 13:00 hrs. and 14:30 hrs.
  • Transfer-out (Lodge to Puerto Maldonado): Two daily departures at 07:00 am. and 08:00 am. For other Schedule possibilities please consult us.
  • We reserve the right to change the order of activities.
  • Although not valid for the rainforest part of Peru, we recommend that all foreign travelers bring their original passports in order to avoid the payment of national taxes (IGV 18%) at Hotels.

IMPORTANT:

  • Boat Transportation: All our boats are 20 foot long, roofed canoes with 55 hp. outboard motors.
  • Transfer-in (From Puerto Maldonado to Lodge): we have two departures daily at 13:00 hrs. and 14:30 hrs.
  • Transfer-out (Lodge to Puerto Maldonado): Two daily departures at 07:00 am. and 08:00 am. For other Schedule possibilities please consult us.
  • We reserve the right to change the order of activities.
  • Although not valid for the rainforest part of Peru, we recommend that all foreign travelers bring their original passports in order to avoid the payment of national taxes (IGV 18%) at Hotels.

 

VERY IMPORTANT NOTES:

 

  • Programs to Refugio Amazonas: There is an additional US$13.00 per person charge for entrance into the national park. This applies for tours to Refugio Amazonas Lodge.
  • Programs to Tambopata Research Center: There is an additional US$75.OO per person charge for entrance into the national park. This applies for tours to Tambopata Research Center Lodge.