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US$ 485Price per person based on double occupancy. Includes transfers, excursions, meals, lodging, and half day Ese´Eja Day! Does not include domestic flights.
Duration:3 Days
Destination:Tambopata (POSADA AMAZONAS LODGE)

PERU AMAZON TOUR DESCRIPTION

This program is a great two-night introductory Peru Amazon Tour, at Posada Amazonas all-inclusive lodge. Perfect for those seeking a short stay in the Amazon basin, without sacrificing the trill of an Amazon adventure. In this itinerary you will:

  • Visit an ethnobotanical center run by local villagers.
  • Experience views atop a canopy tower from where you can observe native birds and the expanse of the Amazon rainforest.
  • Search for giant river otters.
  • Visit a parrot clay lick where you’ll uncover a display of colorful species.

This 3d/2n Peru Amazon Tour package is a must if you’re looking for an introductory Amazon experience.

PERU AMAZON TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1

Flight Lima – Puerto Maldonado (departing at 08:05 and arriving at 10:45).

Posada Amazonas Guiding Service: Our guides are tourism professionals, or community members. Unless noted otherwise, our guides speak English. We assign guides at 10:1 ratio in Posada Amazonas. This means groups smaller than 10 people will be merged with other groups under one guide. If you would like a private guide or a guide in a language other than English please let us know.

Transfer from Puerto Maldonado Headquarters to the Tambopata River Port Skirting Puerto Maldonado (20 minutes). You’ll enter the Native Community of Infierno, as the port is a communal business.  Afterwards, take a 45-minute boat ride from the Tambopata Port to the Posada Amazonas lodge. The boat ride will take you into the Community’s Primary Forest Private Reserve.

Transfer Pto Maldonado Headquarters to Tambopata River Port: Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business.

Transfer Boat – Tambopata River Port to Posada Amazonas: The forty five minute boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Posada Amazonas will take us into the Community´s Primary Forest Private Reserve. Orientation: Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.

Canopy Tower
A twenty minute walk from Posada Amazonas leads to the 30 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. From atop you obtain spectacular views of the vast expanses of standing forest cut by the Tambopata River winding through the middle. Now and then toucans, parrots or macaws are seen flying against the horizon, or mixed species canopy flocks land in the treetop next to you.

Communities 2-The RFE-Community of Infierno partnership
A long session divided into two – the project director will go over the environmental, social, and economic impacts of Posada Amazonas at a communal level. Afterwards a panel of two Infierno community leaders will join the project director in an informal question and answer discussion as to what went right and what went wrong with the Posada Amazonas project, as well as their vision of the future.
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Overnight at Posada Amazonas Lodge

DAY 2

Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake – Giant River Otter Watching
Tres Chimbadas is thirty minutes by boat and forty five minutes hiking from Posada Amazonas. Once there you will paddle around the lake in a catamaran, searching for the resident family of nine giant river otters (seen by 60% of our lake visitors) and other lakeside wildlife such as caiman, hoatzin and horned screamers. Otters are most active from dawn to 08:00 or 09:00.

Parrot Clay Lick
This clay lick is only a twenty minute walk from Posada Amazonas. From a blind located about twenty meters away you will see dozens of parrots and parakeets descend on most clear mornings to ingest the clay on a river bank. Species such as Mealy and Yellow- headed Amazon, Blue-headed Parrot and Dusky headed Parakeet descend at this clay lick. The clay lick is active at dawn, during the late mornings and mid-afternoons.

Ethnobotanical Tour
A twenty minute boat drive downriver leads you to a trail designed by the staff of the Centro Ñape. The Centro Ñape is a communal organization that produces medicines out of forest plants and administers them to patients who choose their little clinic. They have produced a trail which explains the different medicinal (and other) uses of selected plants.

Night Walk
You will have the opportunity to go on a night walk, when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. For You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. Much easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.
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DAY 3

Half day Ese´Eja Day!
You will have the chance to experience a half-day at the Ese eja Native Community of Infierno. During their time in the community, they will be able to experience a diverse set of activities, such as:

a. Catch and release fishing – Guests will visit the local fish farm, where five pools have been built. The largest pool is designated for fishing activities, while the other four are exclusively for fish farming. Guests will fish using a traditional fish cane from the pools edge. The fish is released back into the pool.
b. Boat ride – In the same fish pool where guests fish, there are four fiber glass boats for boat rides. Guests are able to row their own boats or community members can row for them. Our staff, including a lifeguard, are always supervising the activities. All guests must wear a life jacket.
c. The Heritage House – The community’s main house will be open for guests. It houses a heritage museum, showcasing antique photos and clothing, ancient ceramics and stone instruments, as well as working tools. Also, contemporary handcrafts will be on display, and how-to handcraft demonstrations will be offered. Some of the products will be available for sale, and profits will benefit all members of the community.
d. Lunch time Ese’eja style – Chicken and vegetarian option will be available.

Leave Posada Amazonas to take a boat back to Tambopata River Port and then to Puerto Maldonado headquarters. Finally, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight Puerto Maldonado – Lima (departing at 11:25 and arriving at 14:15) or other destination.
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PERU AMAZON TOUR PRICES

Posada Amazonas Standard LodgePrice Per Person (in US$)
CLASSIC PROGRAM SUPERIOR Double / Triple$485
Single Supplement (additional price for single room)$125
CLASSIC PROGRAM COMFORT Double /Triple Room$565
Single Supplement (additional price for single room)$165
CLASSIC PROGRAM AMAZON SUITE Double Room$645
Single Supplement (additional price for single room)$225

Note: The rainy season is from mid-October to mid-March and the heaviest months of rain are January and February.

INCLUDED IN PERU AMAZON TOUR PACKAGE

Included in Peru Amazon Tour Price*Not included in Price
Lodging accommodations according to itinerary.International and domestic flights.
Meals according to itinerary.Visas required for entry.
Tour guide in English.Airport Taxes.
All tours and intermediate transfers.Drinks.
Park entrance fees.Tips.
Boat rides and safety equipment.

* Note:  Currently, tours to the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest are sales tax exempt (18.00%).

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