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South America
Peru,  6 Days From $ 1,650 per person Themes
Eco Adventure
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Solo Explorer
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Group Expeditions

Highlights

Paddle the Tambopata at a natural pace for a few hours downstream, get on a mountain bike and ride through jungle trails and climb a 30 meter tree with rope, harness and jumar. Enjoy the best of our adventure activities as well as a nightwalk and the amazing macaw claylick!

Availability

Flexible date(s). Please Contact Us.

Activity (Activities)

Birding
Photography
Cycling
Hiking & Trekking
Rainforest
Wildlife
Conservation
Eco Lodge

Green Approach

Eco-Ventional

Certification

Rainforest Alliance Verified

Why Authentic Ecotourism?

Posada Amazonas is a participatory project by nature. The lodge is owned by the community and co-managed with Rainforest Expeditions. For its ownership, the community receives 60% of the profit. To make the co-management practical a Control Committee was created since the outset of the project, participating in the planning, implementation and management phases. The ten member committee is elected by the communal assembly and hold monthly meetings with RFE staff to decide upon human resources, financial and operational issues. It also has the responsibility of overseeing RFE operations and management and of communicating decision to the rest of the assembly.

To give an example at how important this was at developing sophisticated understanding of tourism dynamics, a list selected from the Trueque Amazonico´s report samples the effectiveness of this project at developing a sophisticated understanding of tourism dynamics. 

  • Change of attitude related to hunting
  • Exhange money for communal work, with individual contracts
  • There is greater integration between the Achuar and other communities
  • Don't sell or trade wild animal species
  • Creating zones for conservation, thinking about future projects
  • Paying sanctions for breaking rules related to hunting in trails near the lodge
  • Dedicate more time to ecotourism.
  • More national and international travel for cultural exchange and professional development.
  • Greater leadership skills within the community.
  • More relationships with national and international organizations, and with people from different places and types of knowledge
  • Greater consciousness about conservation
  • Greater interest in professional development
  • Greater concern for assuming responsibility
  • More investment in education.
  • Personal interests for developing ecotourism apart from the community enterprise
  • More children studying in the community

 

DAY 1:Arrival & Reception by Guide

Guides are tourism professionals or members of the local community. Transfer Airport to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters. Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, you will be welcomed at the airport and driven 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.

Transfer Pto Maldonado Headquarters to Tambopata River Port Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business.

Transfer Boat - Tambopata River Port to Refugio Amazonas The two and a half hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas will take us past the Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit. Boxed Lunch.

Orientation - Lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips. Dinner, then a Caiman Search We will be out at the river's edge at night, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes.

DAY 2: Canopy Tower

A thirty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. The tower has been built upon high ground, therefore increasing your horizon of the continuous primary forest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve. From here views of mixed species canopy flocks as well as toucans, macaws and raptors are likely.

Stand Up Paddle boarding the river in lodge surroundings We will paddle up a portion of the Tambopata River that presents no difficulty. At the shores we will observe fragmented parts of the forest accompanied by nature sounds and some wildlife we may observe, like birds, caimans and turtles. To finish our experience, we´ll stop on a sandy beach and take a well deserved bath. No experience required, only swimming knowledge.

Transfer Boat - Refugio Amazonas to TRC Four and half hours by boat from Refugio Amazonas, in the pristine heart of the reserve, lies the Tambopata Research Center. One and half hours into our boat journey, as we cross the confluence with the Malinowski River, we will leave the final traces of human habitation behind. Within the 700,000 hectare uninhabited nucleus of the reserve, sightings of capybara, caiman, geese, macaws and other large species will become more frequent.

Overlook Trail - A three to five kilometer hike will lead us to overlooks commanding magnificent views of the Tambopata winding its way into the lowlands. The forest on this trail, regenerating on old bamboo forest, is good for Howler Monkey and Dusky Titi Monkey.

Macaw Project Lectures - After dinner scientists will provide an in depth look at the biology of macaws, their feeding habits, the theories for clay lick use, their breeding and feeding ecology, population fluctuations and the threats to their conservation.

DAY 3: Macaw Clay Lick

On most clear mornings of the year dozens of large macaws and hundreds of parrots congregate on this large river bank in a raucous and colorful spectacle which inspired a National Geographic cover story. Discretely located fifty meters from the cliff, we will observe Green-winged, Scarlet and Blue-and-gold Macaws and several species of smaller parrots descend to ingest clay. Outings are at dawn when the lick is most active.

Floodplain Trail - This five kilometer trail covers the prototypical rain forest with immense trees criss-crossed by creeks and ponds. Amongst the figs, ceibas and shihuahuacos we will look for Squirrel, Brown Capuchin, and Spider Monkeys as well as peccaries. TRC is located within this habitat.

Sea-Kayaking the river in lodge surroundings No previous experience required. After a few practice strokes with our kayaking guide, you will be ready to navigate the Tambopata at a natural pace for a few hours. Wildlife sightings increase in quality – the silent kayaks do not intimidate.

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.

DAY 4: Palm Swamp Trail

Growing on the remains of an oxbow lake and providing both arboreal as well as terrestrial mammals with fruits throughout the year, the aguaje palms are one of the most important food sources in the rainforest. Demand for these fruits and great conditions for planting rice, makes the palm swamp also one of the most threatened habitats.

Canopy Climbing - Replicating the daily work of macaw researchers, we will climb a 30 meter tree with a rope, harness and jumar. From this vantage point we will have a macaws eye view of the forest. This demanding exercise is perfectly safe and requires no previous experience.

DAY 5: Jungle Mountain Biking

Transfer Boat - TRC to Refugio Amazonas A three and a half hour boat ride brings us to Refugio Amazonas.

Jungle Mountain Biking - Enjoy the forest from a different perspective, and get on a mountain bike. Our ride begins 10 minutes from the lodge, and then loops 10 kilometers thru mature forest and numerous creekbeds. The muddier it is, the more fun we will have!

Farm Visit - Five minutes downriver from the lodge lies a farm owned and managed by charismatic Don Manuel from the neighboring community of Condenado. He grows a variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops - just about every plant and tree you see serves a purpose.

Ethnobotanical Tour - Along this trail we will find a variety of plants and trees that are used by the local population with at least the same variety of purposes. We will learn about the medicinal (and other) uses of Ajo-Sacha, Yuca de Venado, Uña de Gato, Charcot-Sacha, Para-Para, among several others.

DAY 6: Transfer Out

Transfer Boat - Refugio Amazonas to Tambopata River Port

Transfer Tambopata River Port to Pto Maldonado Headquarters

Transfer 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.

 

Departure City

Puerto Maldonado

Finishing City

Puerto Maldonado

Group Size

Maximum 6 people

Meals

Meals consist of soup or appetizers, salad, main course, and desserts combining Peruvian and international cuisine. All fresh fruits and salads are thoroughly disinfected before serving. We also provide at all times unlimited amounts of boiled, filtered, cooled drinking water, coffee or tea and we provide fruit juices during the meals. If any visitor has special dietary requirements, we are happy to make individual arrangements, but please notify us.

Optional Activities

Rainforest Wildlife Photography

Photograph Tambopatas abundant wildlife from the Amazons premier ecolodges. Highlights include photographing Howler monkeys, Giant River Otters, Scarlet macaws, Hoatzin birds, capybara and leafcutter ants, as well as a newly discovered species of spider. The trip includes all photography equipment, cameras and lenses. Please be sure to bring your computer or an external hard drive for all you pictures!

Highlights:

  1. Pro Cameras and Lenses Included
  2. Two nights at the Tambopata Research Center
  3. Visit Macaw clay licks, two oxbow lakes and a jungle tower
  4. Visit All 3 of our lodges for great photography opportunities
  5. Learn to use pro equipment to get the best photos

 

Exclusions

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.

Inclusions

Includes all meals, accommodations, and services, all river transportation, and transfer from and to the airport of Puerto Maldonado.

Best for:

Couples

Other Necessary Information

There is an additional $73 per person charges for entrance into the national parks.

Rating Summary:
9.83 based on 3 votes
Uniqueness
10.00/10
Sustainability
10.00/10
Service
10.00/10
Fun
9.33/10
Trip of a Lifetime! 
(9.50/10)

On 2 Jul 2015, Mary-Kate P. wrote:
We combined this trip with an Inca Trail to Machu Picchu trip (also offered by Greenloons). It was fantastic, but we had very little downtime and some of the activity descriptions were off from what our experiences were. It was still wonderful, but we thought this experience had a bit more recovery (especially since we had just come off the Inca Trail trip). Personally, I don't know if I realized it was all going to be so structured. It worked out fine and was still wonderful. The guides were great!
Uniqueness
10/10
Sustainability
10/10
Service
10/10
Fun
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Beautiful! 
(10.00/10)

On 24 Feb 2013, Nico G. wrote:
The Lodge is absolutely beautiful! We were sweating the whole time but it didn’t matter because it was such an awesome experience. If you always wanted to go to the amazon then you won't be disappointed with this place. It's also easy to combine this trip with a trip to Machu Picchu or even the Galapagos.
Uniqueness
10/10
Sustainability
10/10
Service
10/10
Fun
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Incredible location 
(10.00/10)

On 1 Nov 2012, Anna K. wrote:
Amazing and accommodating staff, incredible location, and an adventure not to be forgotten. The guides are all so knowledgeable and really want to show you the best that the Amazon has to offer. Your day will be full of trips, walks, hikes, boat rides, and delicious food. No need to worry about money since what you pay covers essentially everything. Would highly recommend this place for an incredible jungle experience -- they really have thought of everything!
Uniqueness
10/10
Sustainability
10/10
Service
10/10
Fun
10/10

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