DAY 1: MORNING FLY FROM LIMA OR CUSCO TO PUERTO MALDONADO BOAT JOURNEY TO TAMBOPATA ECO LODGE
Meet the Perú host at the Airport of Puerto Maldonado. Please look for your Private Machu Picchu host holding a sign with your name on it. Who will lead you during the fascinating 68 kilometers road and boat trip along the Tambopata River to the Eco Lodge 23 km by vehicle and 45 km by boat. Once we leave Puerto Maldonado behind, the forest vegetation will change from colonized deforested areas to virgin rainforests. We will spend time on the river. It will be one of the highlights of our expedition to the tropical forest ecosystem, offering the richness of native flora and fauna. You will be led by an experienced naturalist guide. Along your boat journey, perhaps you will see monkeys, agoutis, butterflies, trogons, toucans, macaws, parrots, and other bird species. When you get to the ecolodge in the evening, you will have a slideshow presentation that thoroughly introduces the rainforest. Then you will have dinner. After dinner, you will do a night excursion to see the many species of insects and enjoy the unique sounds of the nighttime forest. After, you will spend the night in the bungalow.
DAY 2: FOREST EXCURSION AND LAKE OF CONDENADO CANOEING
After an excellent buffet breakfast, we will take a boat for 20 minutes, then we will start our hike in the forest trail to explore Condenado oxbow lake by canoe. In this lake, you will be able to see piranhas, swathed in rich tropical vegetation. Wetlands are among the best places in the forest for birdwatching and the observation of a variety of aquatic and terrestrial fauna. Continuing our hike in the forest, we will see the variety of native trees. After you explore, you will return to the eco-lodge. This afternoon, you will relax. In the evening, your guide will explain to you about the caymans. After dinner, you will go to search for caimans and other nocturnal rainforest species. You will take a boat after your night excursion, you will come back to the lodge.
DAY 3: MORNING RIVER JOURNEY BACK TO PUERTO MALDONADO AND FLIGHT BACK TO LIMA OR CUSCO
After a lovely breakfast, we will take our boat by the Tambopata River. This is an excellent time of the day for wildlife observation, as the forest awakens, and looking out for rainforest fauna from our boat thanks to our specialist guide. It will be a perfect way to bid farewell to Peru’s Amazon jungle.