Our journey begins at the airport, where we will have a reception and transfer to the office in Puerto Maldonado for check-in. Later we will drive for 40 min. to our starting point. From there we will cross the continental bridge and continue by the interoceanic highway until “km 14”. Then we will enter the jungle, getting settled in our respective rooms in the traditional Amazonian style (complete with private bathroom, mosquito nets and a balcony with either chairs or hammocks) and finally lunch will be waiting for us before we leave for our first excursion. During hiking on the Trocha Castañal trail, we will visit the botanical garden and butterfly habitat (if we’re lucky we will see some animals like monkeys, macaws, toucans and more from the lookout).
After breakfast, we’ll hike by the immense Aguajal – or swamp – and continue toward the Quebrada Loboyoc. We’ll enjoy the excursion through the thick jungle in a boat. We will walk the ecological trails where you will be amazed by the variety of trees, medicinal plants, insects, butterflies, macaws, toucans and the variety of other birds. With a little luck we’ll get to see monkeys, giant otters, alligators and more. Back at the lodge we will enjoy a delicious lunch. Later, around 5:00pm, we’ll enjoy a wonderful nighttime activity, taking an alligator walk to see if we can spot any of them in the jungle.
We will eat breakfast and then go on our river cruise toward the Tambopata National Reserve where we will hike toward Sandoval Lake and we will discover the variety of flowers and animals. We’ll have the typical food of the region for lunch and return to the lodge.
We’ll get up really early (4:30am) to leave for our cruise on the river of Madre de Dios toward the clay lick, a very beautiful place where we will see many parrots of different species, a great and colorful spectacle. We will eat breakfast and continue our trip on the Madre de Dios River towards the Taricaya Ecological Reserve where we will observe the conservation efforts being made for the survival of the animals in the area. After this visit we’ll take a Canopy Walk where you will walk on suspension bridges high up in the trees and climb up to platforms with panoramic views of the jungle.
After breakfast we will transfer to the city to visit the orphanage of Apronia – an association for the protection of children and adolescents – and take a city tour, where after our journey ends up at the airport.