Climb the banks of the meandering Madre de Dios river, and enter another world. Wake to a symphony of tropical birdsong; end your days by lantern light, falling asleep to the gentle night noise of the Amazon rainforest.
Day 1:Arrive in Puerto Maldonado
Day 2:Sandoval Lake
Day 3:Fly out from Puerto Maldonado
Hotels used in this tour (hotels can be changed on request for most tours)
|Rio Madre de Dios KM 15|
Day 1: Arrive in Puerto Maldonado
Welcome in Puerto Maldonado. Visit the Inkaterra Butterfly House near the airport, check-in, and in only 15 minutes, you can get to the boarding wharf. Begin to experience the enchantment of the rainforest, as you take a 45-minute boat ride along the Madre de Dios River to arrive at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica lodge. After a short briefing, settle into your beautiful cabaña and enjoy your lunch in the dining room.
Take a siesta, share a refreshing tea time and get ready for the afternoon excursion. After gathering with your inkaterra Interpreter, choose from the 14 different excursions available at the Inkaterra lodge. On your first day, we recommend a guided walk along the Trail system, into the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica natural area, where you will discover the Amazon Basin.
This trail offers an excellent introduction to the forest environment, winding past impressive trees such as the staggeringly tall kapok, and the strangely beautiful strangler fig, offering excellent opportunities for bird watching and observing exotic insects. We also recommend on the first night our Twilight River excursion ? a guided afternoon boat ride downriver from the Inkaterra lodge.
Witness the transformation from a diurnal to a nocturnal world: animals and birds of the daytime give way to species specially adapted to the night.As you enjoy their paradise, you will learn about their habits, while you search for nightjars, owls, capybaras and big caiman.We will gather at The Eco Center and present all available excursions. Enjoy cocktails before dinner, served in the main dining room from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. After dinner, you may retire early to your own cabana, or join us to talk about the experience of life in the rainforest, as you listen to the intriguing sounds of the jungle at night.
(Included meals : Dinner)
Day 2: Sandoval Lake
Rest in bed or rise early ? the choice is yours. Breakfast begins at 5:30 a.m., for those who want to avoid the heat and enjoy nature at its fullest. A full buffet breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
This morning you may visit the Sandoval lake excursion into the Tambopata National Reserve. Glide in a wooden canoe, across a beautiful, mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, as well as red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, point-tailed palm creepers and side-neck turtles.
Return to the Inkaterra lodge for lunch. After lunch, consider visit the remarkable Inkaterra Canopy. Ascending the first tower, 29 meters above the forest ground, you begin your encounter with the treetop realm. For more than a quarter of a mile, you will literally walk through the rainforest canopy on a suspension bridge network linking eight observation platforms.
During this hour-and-a-half expedition, be on the lookout for bright toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys and the three-toed sloth. If you wish you may extend your excursion and appreciate the sunset from one of the towers. Once at the lodge, enjoy a cocktail in the main dining room or during the daily nature presentation in the Ecomedia Center. Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m.
(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3: Fly out from Puerto Maldonado
Enjoy a full breakfast before departure. A 45-minute return trip by boat on the Madre de Dios River takes you to Puerto Maldonado, where you may visit Inkaterra Butterfly House. Peru boasts the greatest variety of butterflies in the world, with 3,700 known species. Many of these can be seen at the Butterfly House, a showcase for the variety, beauty and adaptability of these fascinating insects.
(Included meals : Breakfast)
Extended Itineraries : 3nt / 4day
| 4nt / 5day