• a waterfall in a forest

Puerto Maldonado Tour

Journey into the wild Amazon rainforest and make Posada Amazonas Lodge your home for four incredible days. Immerse yourself in the spectacular wildlife that thrives in the Tambopata Jungle and take in the otherworldly surroundings in the depths of the Amazon. 

The perfect addition to many South American tours, this is an adventure that will take you to the very heart of life in the Amazon. Besides the snaking river and spectacular trees, it’s the people and the animals that make this region so spectacular. Discover indigenous heritage with a rare glimpse into the way of life. The people call the land home, and will show you how they use the plants that grow here to nourish and heal the ill. As you explore your mesmerising surroundings, you’ll also get to walk beside breath-taking wildlife. From otters that swim in the river to the parrots that feast on the clay along the water’s edge, the unmistakable sounds and sights of Amazon’s captivating creatures truly bring the rainforest to life. 

 

Duration
4 days
Options
Private basis, Escorted
Start your journey
a close up of a flower garden in front of a building

Trip highlights

  • Climb the Canopy Tower and take in the awe-inspiring views over the top of the rainforest canopy
  • Walk along the Ceiba Trail and take in the mightiness of a giant ceiba tree
  • Visit Centro Ñape and learn about how the indigeneous people use the native plants to treat those who come to their clinic
  • Visit a local farm and see the diverse range of indigenous crops
a sunset over a body of water

As your plane lands at Puerto Maldonado Airport, you’ll be met and driven to the Tambopata River Port to board a boat to the Posada Amazonas Lodge.

Settle into this wonderful jungle lodge, then get ready for an unforgettable trip up into the jungle canopy. Climb the staircase to the top of the Canopy Tower, where breath-taking views of the stunning treetop wildlife await. A sea of trees unfolds around you, interrupted only by the winding Tambopata River.

This evening, enjoy a delicious dinner then learn more about the Infierno ecotourism project as you take in a fun and informative presentation at the lodge.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Posada Amazonas
a lizard on a branch
a bird sitting on a branch

This morning, immerse yourself in the local wildlife as you take a trip to Lake Tres Chimbadas. Take to the water on a catamaran, keeping a look out for members of the otter family that call the lake home, and other wildlife, such as caiman, hoatzin and horned screamers.

This afternoon, you’ll get to visit Centro Ñape, a communal organisation that uses the forest plants to create natural medicines to treat patients that come to their clinic. Learn more about this fascinating natural remedy practice as you follow the trail set out by the organisation that will explain how the flora is used.

Head back to your lodge and enjoy another delicious meal in your natural jungle surroundings. After dinner, relax for the evening or venture back out on a hike.It’s a real experience as you explore the area in the dark, spotting tropical frogs and hearing their bizarre sounds.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Posada Amazonas
a colorful bird perched on a tree branch

Take a walk to the Parrot Clay Lick this morning and gaze out as dozens of colourful parrots and parakeets descend to feast on the clay along the riverbank.

After the morning’s birdwatching, join a two hour hike along the Ceiba Trail. As you walk the trail, learn about the rainforest’s natural history and tree species, and see the area’s largest tree: a giant ceiba tree, which belongs to the mallow family. Ancient Mayan communities once believed this tree stood at the centre of the earth.

After enjoying lunch back at the lodge, take to the river by boat. Journey thirty minutes downstream to a farm in Infierno, where you can marvel at the farm’s diverse array of Amazon crops, both popular and lesser-known species.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Posada Amazonas
a small boat in a body of water

Your Amazonian adventure comes to an end today. Bid farewell to this incredible region and enjoy your last boat ride from Posada Amazonas to Tambopata River Port. You’ll be met and driven to Puerto Maldonado Airport, where you’ll catch your back to Lima.

Included

  • Cost of accommodation (double room based on two people sharing) for a total of three nights (alternative but similar accommodation may be used at certain times of the year)
  • Board basis: Full Board, with three breakfasts, three lunches and three dinners
  • Taxes
  • Entrance fees (excluding video camera fee) for all excursions as illustrated in the itinerary
  • Tax & service charge in the hotel
  • Obligatory luggage fees at the airports and in the hotel

Not included

  • International flights and airfare taxes
  • Personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, laundry and camera fees
  • Gratuities for drivers, local guides, naturalists and hotel staff