The tour begins with a reception once upon arrival to the airport, where we will transfer to the office in Puerto Maldonado for check-in. Later we will trip for 40 min. to where our journey will begin. We will cross the continental bridge and continue by the interoceanic highway until the point of “km 14”. Then we will enter the big and colorful jungle where our lodge in traditional Amazonian style is located (complete with private bathroom, mosquito nets and a balcony with either chairs or hammocks). Finally lunch will be waiting for us before we leave for our first excursion. The hike pass by the Trocha Castañal trail, we will visit the botanical garden and the butterfly habitat (if we’re lucky we will see some animals like monkeys, macaws, toucans and more).
After breakfast, we’ll hike by the immense Aguajal – or swamp – and continue toward the Quebrada Loboyoc. Thereafter our adventure takes us through the thick and mysterious jungle in a boat. We will walk by the ecological trails where you will be amazed by its variety of trees, medicinal plants, insects, butterflies, macaws, toucans, and many different species of birds. With a little luck, there will be a possibility to see monkeys, giant otters, alligators and more. Lunch will be waiting for us back at the lodge. Later, around 5:00pm, we’ll enjoy a wonderful nighttime activity, taking an alligator walk to see if we can spot some them.
Our day starts early in the morning (4:30am) leaving for our cruise on the river Madre de Dios toward the clay lick, a very beautiful place where we will see many colorful parrots of different species. Thereafter we will enjoy a nice breakfast and continue our trip on the Madre de Dios River. You will continue the day, picking one of the following two options:
* Option 1 – Reserva Tambopata – where we will take a short but beautiful hike through the jungle to Lago Sandoval (Lake Sandoval), a lake known for its black caimans and giant otters.
* Option 2 – Ecological Reserve Taricaya – where we will observe the turtle conservation center where animals are rehabilitated and eggs are in good conditions, where they will stay until they are ready to return to the river. Then our journey will take us to the 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.
On the final day of our adventure we have to enjoy a nice breakfast before we will transfer to the city to visit the orphanage of Apronia – an association for the protection of children and adolescents – then we will take the city tour of Puerto Maldonado, where after the tour ends at the airport.