Optional Add-on - Amazon Tour

Named after female warriors of Greek mythology, the Amazon is itself a place of nearly mythical status.

The Amazon basin is a marvel of the world and the imagination, an ecosystem of unrivalled size and diversity.

What traveler hasn’t imagined a trip to the Amazon, not only to admire the towering trees and awesome river, but to enter, in a real sense, the very life spring of the planet, the source of so much of the air we breath, the water we drink and the weather we rely on. The Amazon River has more water than the next eight largest rivers combined, and is twice the area of India, and the basin spans eight countries.

Travelling to Tambopata National Reserve offers a rare opportunity to discover a lively biodiversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and trees. Record-setting numbers of animal species are concentrated within small areas, and the variety of plant life is greater than almost anywhere in the world.

Price: $3150 pp

Duration: 4 Days

Trek Grading: N/A

Best Season: April, May, June, July, August September, October, November & December.

Country Visited: Peru

Trip Start: Puerto Maldonado

Trip Ends: Puerto Maldonado

Destination: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

Activity: Sightseeing

Day 01 Arrival at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica lodge and selection of afternoon activities. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 02 Tambopata National Reserve and Inkaterra Canopy Walkway. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 03 Gamitana Creek, Hacienda Concepcion and night tour through the Inkaterra Ecological Reserve. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 04 Return trip by boat on the Madre de Dios River to Puerto Maldonado.

Day 01 Arrival at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica lodge and selection of afternoon activities.
Welcome in Puerto Maldonado. Visit the Butterfly House near the airport and then reach the boarding wharf in only 15 minutes. Begin to experience the enchantment of the rainforest, as you take the 45-minute boat ride along the Madre de Dios River, to arrive at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica lodge. After a short briefing, settle into your beautiful cabaña and enjoy your lunch in the dining room. Take a nap, followed by a refreshing tea time and get ready for the afternoon excursion. After gathering with your Inkaterra Explorer Guide, choose from the various excursions available at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica. On your first day, we recommend a guided walk along the Trail system, into the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica natural area, where you will discover the Amazon Basin. This trail offers an excellent introduction to the jungle environment, winding past impressive trees such as the staggeringly tall kapok, and the strangely beautiful strangler fig, offering excellent opportunities for birdwatching and observing exotic insects. We also recommend on the first night our Twilight River excursion — a guided afternoon boat ride on the Madre de Dios river. Witness the transformation from a diurnal to a nocturnal world: animals and birds of the daytime give way to species specially adapted to the night. As you enjoy their paradise, you will learn about their habits, while you search for nightjars, owls, capybaras and up to three different caiman species. Enjoy dinner served in the main dining room from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. After dinner, you may retire early to your own cabaña, or share your experience in the rainforest with other guests and interpreters, as you listen to the intriguing sounds of the jungle at night.

Overnight at Lodge
Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 02 Tambopata National Reserve and Inkaterra Canopy Walkway.
Wake up late or rise early — the choice is yours. Breakfast begins at 5:30 a.m., for those who want to avoid the heat, and enjoy nature at its fullest. A full buffet breakfast is served from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. This morning you may visit the Lake Sandoval excursion into the Tambopata National Reserve. Glide in a wooden canoe, across a beautiful, mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, as well as red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, side-neck turtles and black caimans. Return to the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica for lunch. After lunch, consider the remarkable Inkaterra Canopy Walkway. Ascending the first tower, 29 meters above the forest ground, you begin your encounter with the treetop realm. For more than a quarter of a mile, you will literally walk through the rainforest canopy on a suspension bridge network linking eight observation platforms. During this hour-and-a-half expedition, be on the lookout for colorful toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys, and sloths. If you wish you may extend your excursion and appreciate the sunset from one of the towers. The excursion finishes by returning to the lodge. Once at the lodge, enjoy the daily nature presentation in the Eco Center. Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m.

Overnight at Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 03 Gamitana Creek, Hacienda Concepcion and night tour through the Inkaterra Ecological Reserve.
Enjoy a trip to Gamitana Creek, located 25 minutes by boat from the Inkaterra lodge. For one and a half hours, explore the rainforest along the banks of a winding, dark-water creek that is home to many piranha, caiman, turtles and birds, until the Sanipanga landing point. Navigate your way back downstream, observing the abundant flora and Fauna along the way. You will return to Gamitana Farm to do a short guided tour to see how local farmers grow fruits and vegetables. Return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, enjoy the Hacienda Concepcion excursion, with over 200 different plant species, and learn about the uses and benefits of local flora. This is followed by a 30 minute canoe trip to look for turtles, sun grebes, nightjars and exotic herons. Return to the lodge. Then consider the Rainforest by Night excursion through the Inkaterra Ecological Reserve at night for an approximately 2 hour excursion. Venture into the forest and experience the mystery of the animal activity that awakens in the rainforest after dark, enhancing animal resources to create new adaptation mechanisms. Listen to nocturnal forest sounds and spot species that only emerge at night. Return to the lodge.

Overnight at Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 04 Return trip by boat on the Madre de Dios River to Puerto Maldonado.
Enjoy a full breakfast before departure. A 45-minute return trip by boat on the Madre de Dios River takes you to Puerto Maldonado, where you may visit the Butterfly House. Peru boasts the greatest variety of butterflies in the world, with 3,700 known species. Many of these can be seen at the Butterfly House, a showcase for the variety, beauty and adaptability of these fascinating insects. Several scores of the amount of butterfly species that Peru has are reproduced at the laboratory. You will be finally transferred to the airport.

Breakfast Included

NOTE: Note: Check out time is at 11:00, you could choose to stay at the lodge or go earlier to Puerto Maldonado. Although lunch is not included on the last day, you can choose to have lunch at the lodge (pay directly at the hotel) or organise a snack at the Butterfly House (additional cost).

We do not have fixed departure date for this trek. This trip can only be organised upon your request. We have price discounts according to the group size and number of pax. The bigger your group, the bigger your group discounts.

Please contact us for further information.

Cost Includes

Transfer in/out on land and river (Puerto Maldonado/Lodge/Puerto Maldonado)
3 nights at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion
Water
Full board
Visits and excursions according to the program
Basic equipment for all the activities
Bilingual guides
Entrance tickets for Sandoval Lake
Visit to Inkaterra Canopy and Butterfly House

Cost Does not Include

Domestic air tickets Lima/Puerto Maldonado/Lima.
International air tickets.
Meals not mentioned on the proposal.
Domestic and international departure taxes.
Expenses not mentioned in the program.
Personal expenses
Christmas/New Year’s mandatory dinner