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US$ 415 Price per person based on double occupancy. Includes transfers, excursions, meals and lodging. Does not include domestic flights.
Duration: 3 Days
Destination: Tambopata (POSADA AMAZONAS LODGE)

Description

Here’s a great two-night introductory program into the Peru Amazon Rainforest, at Posada Amazonas all-inclusive lodge, for those seeking a short stay in the Amazon basin, without sacrificing adventure. This itinerary includes a visit to an ethnobotanical center run by local villagers,  and a walk among the treetops of the rainforest while on a canopy tower.  You will paddle alongside giant river otters and visit a parrot clay lick with a display of colorful species.  This 3d/2n package is a must if you’re looking for an introductory Amazon experience.

Itinerary

DAY 1

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

Arrival & Reception by the tour guides who are biologists, tourism professionals, or community members. Transfer from the Airport to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in the gardens, the guides will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe storage room. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.

Transfer from Puerto 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.  Then there is a forty five minute boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Posada Amazonas, which will take you into the Community’s Primary Forest Private Reserve.

Canopy Tower
After a brief orientation, prepare to experience amazing views of the rainforest from 30 meters above (approx. 100 ft.). A twenty minute walk from Posada Amazonas leads to the scaffolding canopy tower. A banister 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.

Ecotourism Lecture
A daily presentation on the Infierno ecotourism project is available every night from a staff member.
(BL, D)

Overnight at Posada Amazonas Lodge

DAY 2

Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake
Tres Chimbadas is thirty minutes by boat and forty five minutes on foot from Posada Amazonas. Once you arrive, you will travel around the lake in a catamaran, searching for the resident family of nine giant river otters (seen by 60% of lake visitors) and other lakeside wildlife such as caimans, hoatzins 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 medicine from forest plants and administers them to patients. They have created a nature trail that explains the different medicinal (and other) uses of selected plants.

Night Walk
You will have the option to go for a night walk, when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. It is much easier to find frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.
(B, BL, D)

DAY 3

Leave Posada Amazonas to take a boat back to Tambopata River Port and then to Puerto Maldonado headquarters. You will be transferred to the airport to take your flight from Puerto Maldonado to Lima (departing at 11:25 and arriving at 14:15) or other destination.
(B)

LEGEND
B Breakfast
S Snack
L Lunch
D Dinner
BL Boxed Lunch

Prices

Posada Amazonas Standard Lodge Price Per Person
TAMBOPATA TRADITIONAL Double / Triple US$ 415
Single Supplement (additional price for single room) US$ 135
RAINFOREST COMFORT Double Room US$ 510
Single Supplement (additional price for single room) US$ 180
AMAZON SUITE Double Room US$ 595
Single Supplement (additional price for single room) US$ 240

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

Included

Included in Price* Not included in Price
Lodging accomodation 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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