- Stay at a remote lodge in the heart of the Amazon rainforest
- Watch macaws fill up on nutrients at the clay lick
- Spot native giants, like river otters and anacondas
- Fish for piranha and then feast on your catch for lunch
|Day 1||Arrival to the Amazon||Amazon Lodge|
|Day 2||Wildlife of the Amazon||Amazon Lodge|
|Day 3||Fishing and Kayaking Tour||Amazon Lodge|
Day 1: Arrival to the Amazon
When you land in Puerto Maldonado and exit the baggage claim area, you’ll meet up with your private guide. With your designated guide, you’ll journey 2 hours up the Tambopata River, to a remote lodge in the pristine Amazon rainforest near Lake Sachavacayoc. With wildlife all around you–buzzing insects, active birds and monkeys, and plants that grow so fast you can almost see it happening–you'll know immediately you've arrived in the heart of the Amazon. This feeling is further enhanced when you spend your first evening spotting caimanes (freshwater crocodiles) and large tarantulas roaming freely.
Take in the environment around you and relax in your scenic lodge for the evening after a long day of travel.
Day 2: Wildlife tour of the Amazon
You’ll spend the morning at Collpa Chuncho, the largest macaw clay lick in the world. Up to 100 macaws congregate here each morning to eat clay, which provides nutrients they can’t get anywhere else. Along the way there and back, there’s a good chance you’ll spot sloths and monkeys going about their morning business.
After lunch at the lodge, you’ll hike about 1.5 hours to an oxbow lake, where you’ll paddle around spotting dozens of different bird species in the shallows, troops of monkeys on the lakeshore, and flocks of red-bellied macaws in the flooded palm forest.
Both tonight and tomorrow, optional, guided night hikes give you the opportunity to spot tapirs, night monkeys, and tarantulas, and to sink into the incredible soundtrack of the jungle after dark.
Day 3: Fishing and kayaking in the Amazon
In the morning, you’ll journey by land and water to Tres Chimbadas Lake, where you’ll have as good a chance as anywhere in the world of spotting two elusive giants–both giant river otters and giant anacondas. If you’d like, you can fish for piranha from the boat, and the cooks back at the lodge will be happy to fry up your fresh catch for lunch.
This afternoon, you’ll paddle in kayaks on a safe, calm section of the Tambopata River–a great, fun way to cool off from the jungle heat. After a fun-filled day, enjoy your last evening at the lodge, before it is time to depart tomorrow.
Day 4: Depart from Puerto Maldonado
This morning, you’ll retrace the journey to Puerto Maldonado to catch your flight out. It’s a good idea to book your flight out for the afternoon, so there is no need to get up too early. Further assistance with bookings is available upon request.