From the peace and quiet of the tropical gardens and swimming pool. Experience the mystery of walking under the natural canopy, discover medicinal plants used by the indigenous population for thousands of years, and enjoy the majestic paradise of Lake Sandoval, within the Tambopata National Reserve.
Day 1:Arrive in Tambopata
Day 2:Corto Maltes Amazonia
Day 3:Fly out from Peru
Hotels used in this tour (hotels can be changed on request for most tours)
|Corto Maltes Amazonia|
Day 1: Arrive in Tambopata
Reception at Padre Almirez International airport. Here your guide will await you. He will accompany you during your whole stay. From there we will go to our office to obtain the official waterway permits (you can also store luggage you won’t need during your stay). Meanwhile you can visit the town’s main square and also take some photos of the beautiful scenery overlooking the confluence of the rivers Madre de Dios and Tambopata from Grau square.
Embarkation will be at Capitania port, the destination being our lodge. We will navigate approximately 40 minutes on the Madre de Dios River in a typical Amazonian boat.Arrival at the Corto Maltes Amazonia Lodge. Here we will have a welcome cocktail. Afterwards you will be handed over the keys to your bungalow and we will have lunch. The Lodge kitchen stands out for the beautiful presentation and the exquisite tastes of the dishes prepared by the French chef.After that you will have some free time to get comfortable in your bungalow, or take a refreshing dip in our pool.
Then around 3:30pm, It gets time to have some first contact with the jungle. On this trek you will see a large variety of tropical trees, medicinal plants, insects, butterflies and other animals. Upon return we will make a small stop at a lookout. Here you can observe toucans, macaws and other species of birds upon your return for sunset. (duration: between 2½ and 3 hours). Returning to the lodge you can take a refreshing dip in the pool or have an exotic cocktail in our terrace- bar. You could also watch the sunset in the relaxing, tranquility of palm and mango trees at our port.
At 7pm, we will go on a nightly boat trip, a little safari trying to spot the white caiman (caiman crocodilus) that lives in the river banks. Then at about 8pm, after the delicious dinner, those who wish can have some Smalltalk in the reclining seats or have some fun and make friends with other travelers in the bar. Another option is to take a bath in the pool (with bar) under the shining Amazon sky and marvel at the Cross of the South.
(Included meals : Dinner)
Day 2: Corto Maltes Amazonia
At 5:30am we will go on a trek of about 20 min until we arrive at the parrot clay- lick. Here a minimum of five different species feeds on special clay, vital to their metabolism. It’s a truly marvelous, multicolored spectacle. At approximately 8am, enjoy breakfast and free time to explore the splendid gardens of Corto Maltes Amazonia. There are dozens of varieties of exotic plants and flowering trees.
Again we will navigate the Madre de Dios River. This time on an expedition destined to “Monkey Island” where some species of these interesting and entertaining animals live in freedom. Following another boat ride of 30 min we will enter the territory of the Tambopata- Candamo National Reserve. We will trek 5km through the dense vegetation of the tropical rainforest. Giant trees, snakes, monkeys, birds and sometimes even the illusive jaguar can be observed here
Our destination is heavenly Sandoval Lake. Its privileged settings are shared by numerous species of animals: Birds (in particular Hoatzins, Kingfisher, and Cormorants), different species of monkeys (Squirrel monkeys, Howler monkeys, Capuchin monkeys). At the lake itself we can enjoy the spectacle of Giant River Otters. Black Caimans and Piranhas (sometimes we can even observe anacondas in the areas covered by reed). This is also the habitat of the giant Arapaima, a fish of more than 2,5m, weighing in at +200kg. Traveling by canoe, the sunset in the lake is a spectacular unforgettable sight. On our return to the river we might be able to spot some nocturnal animals.
8pm: The body demands rest and food after an active day in the jungle. You will enjoy the exotic tastes of ther meals, especially the desserts. If you still have energy left you can share moments of music and conversation in the bar whilst having a cocktail or enjoy the sounds of the rainforest surrounding you from your hammock. After a long day full of activity you will enjoy the comfort of you bungalows hammocks. You can also recover with a massage by the lodges’ qualified masseurs.
(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3: Fly out from Peru
Today its time to say goodbye to the setting, your guide will accompany you on your way back to the city.
We will pass by our office again to recollect the baggage you left stored away. Following that we will visit the local market to show you agricultural products of the region; especially fruits of the Amazon. Afterwards our personnel will accompany you to the airport wishing that your stay was as pleasant for you as it was for us to show you this beautiful corner of Peru.
(Included meals : Breakfast)