- Gaze at the rainforest’s impressive biodiversity from a tall observation tower.
- Learn all about the region’s medicinal plants.
- Enjoy a colorful and unforgettable show of dozens of local birds.
You will arrive at the beautiful lodge in Puerto Maldonado. In the afternoon, you will climb a tower to contemplate the impressive biodiversity of the jungle of the Tambopata National Reserve.
You will navigate the lake in search of very typical fauna from this region. You will then stroll through the medicinal plants’ path and learn about the great variety of flora that the local population has used for years to heal their body and soul.
You will visit the “Chuncho” clay lick and enjoy a colorful and unforgettable show of dozens of macaws and parrots of various species. Your local guide will help you identify the species seen in the river and in the clay lick itself without disturbing their habitat. Later, you will visit a chestnut camp very close to the lodge, where you will see the enormous chestnut trees and learn about the harvest that the villagers carry out. To finish this day, you will take part in a conversation with the Wired Amazon Project researchers and learn a little more about the project in the Tambopata National Reserve.
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Arrival at Puerto Maldonado
After arriving in Puerto Maldonado, capital of Madre de Dios, you will travel 1 hour by bus and 1 hour by boat to reach the lodge.
Box lunch on the way to the lodge
Your first tasting of Amazonian cuisine will be during the boat trip to the lodge, while leaving the city behind and enjoying the incredible landscapes during the tour.
After settling in your rooms, you will go up a tower to contemplate the impressive forest of the Tambopata National Reserve. There, you will be able to see the beautiful forest stretching in every direction and the flight of different species of birds such as macaws and toucans.
You will navigate the lake in search of very typical fauna from this region. Birds such as the hoatzin (which some people say it's a prehistoric bird), alligators, otters, monkeys, and many other species await your visit. Some travelers even get to see the rare Black Cayman, the largest predator in the entire Amazon.
Medicinal plants trail*
After lunch, you will walk down the path of medicinal plants to learn about the history and benefits of the great variety of flora that the local population has used for years to heal their body and soul. Sacha-Ajos, Uña De Gato, and Ayahuasca are just some of them.
Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick*
Just two hours by boat from the lodge is the "Chuncho" clay lick. Once here, you will witness the congregation of dozens of large macaws and parrots of various species and enjoy a colorful and unforgettable show. The local guide will help you identify the species seen both in the river and in the clay lick itself without disturbing their habitat.
The chestnut is one of the main sources of income for the local population of Puerto Maldonado, turning its cultivation into one of the most impactful sustainable activities in the region. You will visit a camp very close to the lodge, where you will see the enormous chestnut trees and learn about the harvest that the villagers carry out.
You will be able to talk with researchers from the Wired Amazon Project and learn a little more about the opportunities and challenges of the project in the Tambopata National Reserve.
Return to Lima
At the appropriate time, you will start your 1-hour boat trip and 1-hour bus ride to the Puerto Maldonado airport for your flight home. *Activities proposed by the lodge. You can choose others available in their catalog.