PUERTO MALDONADO 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
Day 1: CUSCO / PUERTO MALDONADO – JUNGLE LODGE
Upon arrival in Puerto Maldonado, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the town centre, where you can visit the exotic local market. Depending on your flight arrival time we may have lunch either here, en-route to the lodge or even at the lodge itself. Any excess luggage will be stored safely in our local representative’s office in Puerto Maldonado, after which we continue to the port. Catching a private boat along the Madre de Dios River, we arrive at Tambo Jungle Lodge around an hour later. After enjoying a chilled, welcome drink, you can settle in at your bungalow.
In the afternoon we travel to Monkey Island, a short boat ride away. Monkey Island is named after the monkeys which live here in proliferation: from “Maquisapas” to “Martins”, “Little lions” to “Frailes” and “Achuñis” to Ronsocos”, the diversity is quite incredible! Monkeys, along with the amazing variety of bird-life, are just some of the incredible species which you will encounter during your stay.
We then return to lodge for a traditional dinner after which we undertake either a nocturnal walk, or perhaps listen to some talks on the flora and fauna of the area, or even go cayman spotting when conditions are optimal!
Day 2: JUNGLE LODGE/ SANDOVAL LAKE / MONKEY ISLAND
We wake up early and enjoy a fantastic jungle breakfast, before making a short walk through virgin rainforest to arrive at the famous Sandoval Lake, home to a huge variety of fauna including giant otters, water birds, alligators, wild hens, taricayas (small turtles) and a variety of fish. We explore this beautiful lake by canoe and you can row, swim, walk or simply relax before returning to the lodge in the afternoon. We will have a box lunch at Sandoval Lake.
One of the features of the jungle that will impress you the most is the overwhelming size of the trees: stand at the base of the huge Lupuna and marvel at its sheer size! We may make a short visit to one of the traditional “chacras,” or farming areas of the zone.
We then return to the lodge to enjoy dinner. You can choose to participate in one of the nocturnal activities available after dinner.
Day 3: JUNGLE LODGE / COLLPA DE LOROS / PUERTO MALDONADO / CUSCO or LIMA.
We rise early this morning in order to witness the spectacle of the Collpa de Loros: as the sun rises over the river, we journey one and a half hours to reach a clay wall where hundreds of green parrots congregate at first light each morning. (Please note that although this spectacle is seasonal, we cannot guarantee the sighting of parrots). We will generally be able to spend about an hour here before returning by boat to Puerto Maldonado, where we will enjoy breakfast and visit a beautiful butterfly farm before check-in 2 hours before your flight to Cusco or Lima. Tour ends and the memories begin.
- Transfer to Cusco Airport
- Transfer Puerto Maldonado airport-lodge – Puerto Maldonado airport
- All Meals (vegetarians catered for)
- 2 nights accommodation: twin basis with private bathroom in bungalows
- Excursions with expert jungle guides in English
- Water and typical natural beverages
- Services of an English-speaking guide
- Extra drinks, tips, personal spending money