PERU TRAVEL PLANNER
Tour - Madre de Dios
Jungle Express 3 days
JUNGLE EXPRESS 3 DAYS
Please contact us
for more information and for pricing.
Note: We require minimum two passengers traveling together If
single traveler ask for the supplement.
Posada Amazonas opened its doors in 1998 and has become a major
attraction for those looking for a short stay in the rainforest with the promise
of an authentic eco-tourist experience. The lodge is situated within the
community's private reserve.
Using local materials and architecture combined with modern expertise, Posada
Amazonas is community built and as such is a testament to workmanship and
Our suggested programs focus on providing an overview of life in the rain forest
combining nature and culture. Search for caimans at night and learn about
tropical fruits at Don Manuel´s farm, among other activities, in this 2 night
introductory trip to Tambopata.
||3 days and 2 nights
||Jungle excursion (see detailed program below)
||Not included, available upon request
||included as specified below
||YES, feel free to ask for extra
DAY 1 ARRIVAL & RECEPTION BY GUIDE
Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, we will welcome you at
the airport and drive you ten 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.
Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the
Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of
Infierno. The port is a communal business. Boxed Lunch.
The forty five minute 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.
Canopy Tower: A twenty minute walk from Posada Amazonas
leads to the 30 meter 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.
Ecotourism Lecture: A daily presentation on the Infierno
ecotourism project is available every night from a staff
Overnight at Posada Amazonas (Box Lunch, D)
DAY 2 TRES CHIMBADAS OXBOW LAKE AND PARROT CLAY LICK
Breakfast and then we depart to Tres Chimbadas, is
thirty minutes by boat and forty five 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, hoatzin and horned screamers. Otters are most
active from dawn to 8.00 or 9.00am.
After we continue to the parrot clay lick. This clay
lick is only a twenty minute walk from Posada Amazonas.
From a blind located about twenty 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 mid-afternoons. Lunch
Ethnobotanical Tour: A twenty minute 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 other) uses of selected
Night walk: 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.
Overnight at Posada Amazonas (B, L, D)
DAY 3 TRANSFER OUT
Breakfast. Transfer Boat from Posada Amazonas to
Tambopata River Port to go to Puerto Maldonado
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. (B)
END OF SERVICES
|Please note that the program may vary slightly so as to maximize
your wildlife sightings, depending on the reports of our researchers
and experienced naturalist guides based at the lodge.
All our boats are 20 foot long, roofed canoes with 55 hp outboard
motors. Daily arrivals and departures from every port are scheduled
to meet every airline´s arrival and departure with a maximum two
Programmes based on single and double occupancy. Includes all meal,
accommodations, and services, all river transportation, and transfer
from and to the airport of Puerto Maldonado.
Entrance to the Protected Area of Tambopata (USD $15.00 per person).
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.