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Take a trip you won't forget through the Tambopata National Reserve. Hike through the forest, cruise down the river, walk high among the trees and see a variety of the amazing animals that inhabit this beautiful place, or even take an alligator walk during night time!

Day 1:

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).

Day 2:

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.

Day 3:

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.

Day 4:

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.

Day 5:

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.

Included:

  • Professional bilingual (English/Spanish) Tour Guide.
  • Tour guide specialized in the Manu region, birding expert can accompany upon request.
  • Pickup and return to airport in Puerto Maldonado.
  • Transportation (car and boat).
  • 4 Nights accomodation.
  • Meals - Full Plan: Breakfast / Lunch / Diner (4/4/4).
  • Entrance fee to Tambopata National Reserve.
  • Entrance fee to clay lick.
  • City Tour.

Not Included:

  • Airfaire.
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and Lunch on Day 5.
  • Entrance fee for ecological reserve/Canopy Walk or Lake Sandoval.
  • Entrance fee for botanical garden or butterfly house.

What you need to bring:

  • Original passport (and *International Student card (ISIC), if applicable)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended but not required)
  • Walking boots, rubber boots are recommended
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho.
  • Binoculars (can be rented in Cusco).
  • Long-sleeved cotton shirts.
  • Comfortable trousers.
  • Sun hat.
  • Bathing suit.
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 35 or +).
  • Insect repellent.
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or a hydration pack such as Camelbak.
  • Toiletries.
  • Personal medication.
  • Camera.
  • Cash in local currency (Peruvian Soles) for tips.