Amazon Jungle - Refugio Amazonas

From Puerto Maldonado, Peru to Puerto Maldonado, Peru
  • Amazon Jungle
  • Peru
  • Family
  • Custom
  • Wildlife
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Tour Description

Rainforest Expeditions operates three award winning lodges in the Peruvian Amazon: Posada Amazonas, Refugio Amazonas, and the Tambopata Research Centre.  Each of these lodges provides access to a unique set of ecotourism experiences in the jungle of Peru.  These lodges are easily accessed from either Cusco or Lima via the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado. A perfect compliment to any Peru itinerary.

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Enjoy the sharp sights and sounds of parrots while visiting a parrot clay lick

Go on a caiman search at night

Stay at eco-friendly accommodation deep in the jungle

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Puerto Maldonardo Tambopata National Reserve

Upon arrival in to Puerto Maldonardo, transfer by road and a two and a half hour boat journey to Refugio Amazonas (Alternative Amazon Lodges available), located in a 200-hectare private reserve. The boat ride from the Tambopata River Port to Refugio Amazonas takes us past the Infierno Community and the Tambopata National Reserve checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit. A boxed lunch is provided to eat along the way.
On arrival you will be welcomed to the lodge and given a brief orientation.
After dinner at the lodge there is the option to join a night walk when most of the animals are active but sometimes difficult to see. The frogs are easier to see with their fascinating shapes and colours and fascinating sounds.
Overnight at Refugio Amazonas

Day 2
Tambopata National Reserve

After breakfast venture out onto the lake by canoe or catamaran, looking for wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman, horned screamers, macaws and otters that are sometimes seen in the area. Back on land, a 30 minute walk from the lodge takes you to the 25 metre scaffolding canopy tower, complete with staircase running through the middle and providing safe access to the platforms above. The tower has been built on high ground to give views of the primary rainforest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve. Enjoy excellent views across the canopy and look for toucans, macaws and raptors.
After lunch you will visit a farm to learn about local agriculture and Amazonian crops before an ethnobotanical tour to learn about the medicinal uses of the various plants and trees of the region. In the evening, Refugio Amazonas staff offer lectures covering topics such as conservation threats, opportunities and projects in the Tambopata National Reserve.
Overnight Refugio Amazonas

Day 3
Tambopata National Reserve

Witness the audio and visual spectacle of a clay lick, watching vibrant coloured macaws, parrots and parakeets feast on clay. Species such as dusky-headed and cobalt-winged parakeets are often seen and with luck we may also see mealy and yellow-crowned Amazons, blue-headed pionus, severe macaw and orange-cheeked (Barraband`s) parrots.
Later, a short hike from the lodge brings us to a beautiful Brazil nut forest that has been harvested for decades. Here you can learn about the whole process of the rainforest’s only sustainably harvested product, from collection through transportation to drying. You will also see the remains of a camp used by the Brazil nut gatherers for 2 months each year.
In the afternoon, there will be a visit to a peccary clay lick, this time to see mammals. Wild rain forest pigs show up in herds of up to twenty to eat clay, alongside deer, guan and parakeets.
Overnight Refugio Amazonas

Day 4
Tambopata National Reserve Puerto Maldonardo

After breakfast, return to Puerto Maldonado for your onward flight. (Flight not included)
*Extend your stay or add on additional destinations. Please ask for more details.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 3 nights accommodation at the Refugio Amazonas or Posadas Amazonas in a standard room
  • Included Copy 31 Room upgrades available
Food
  • Included Copy 20 All Meals while at the Amazon Lodge
  • Included Copy 31 Alcoholic beverages or bottled water - payable locally
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All tours, activity services and guides
  • Included Copy 20 Transfer from and to the airport of Puerto Maldonado
  • Included Copy 7 Flights not included
  • Included Copy 7 Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
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Duration

4 days

Price from

$705 USD

Per person, twin share

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