PRICE: $1,306 based in a double occupancy.
Arrival in the morning at Cusco airport, where our representative will assit you there and transfer to your hotel.
In the afternoon the Cusco city and ruins: Sacsayhuaman fortress, the cathedral of Cusco, Koricancha sun temple, Qenqo and Puca pucara ruins, from 1.30 to 6pm
The sacred valley to visit Pisac ruins, after Pisac artisan market, later drive through the Urubamba valley, after lunch the visit to Ollantaytambo fortress. Later a train to Machu picchu town for a hotel there. (B)
Early in the morning your guide will take you for the tour of Machu Picchu, then later in the afternoon the train back to Cusco. (B)
A free day to explore Cusco by yourself, with chance to visit some good museums (we provide you those tickets for some specif museums) also you can visit the main food market “San pedro” or a visit to the artist distric “San Blas” etc. (B)
Hotel in Cusco.
Pick up from your hotel to be transferred to Cusco airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado (35 minutes flight) for the Amazon tour etc. (B, L, D)
Arrival & Reception by Guide, Transfer Airport to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters, Transfer Pto. Maldonado Headquarters to Tambopata River Port.
Later, Transfer Boat – Tambopata River Port to Refugio Amazonas.
The two and a half hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas will take us past the Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit.
You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but difficult to see. Easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.
Refugio Amazonas – Overnight.
Oxbow Lake Visit. We will paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and hornerd screamers, hoping to see the otters which are infrequently seen here. You will also be rewarded with overhead sightings of macaws.
Canopy Tower. A thirty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. The tower has been built upon high ground, therefore increasing your horizon of the continuous primary forest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve. From here views of mixed species canopy flocks as well as toucans, macaws and raptors are likely.
Farm Visit. Five minutes downriver from the lodge lies a farm owned and managed by charismatic Don Manuel from the neighbouring community of Condenado. He grows a variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops – just about every plant and tree you see serves a purpose.
Ethnobotanical Tour. Along this trail we will find a variety of plants and trees that are used by the local population with at least the same variety of purposes. We will learn about the medicinal (and other) uses of Ajo-Sacha, Yuca de Venado, Uña de Gato, Charcot-Sacha, Para-Para, among several others. And finally Tambopata National Reserve Lectures.
Refugio Amazonas – Overnight.
Parrot Clay Lick. A fifteen minute boat ride and sixty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas is a clay lick used both by parrots and parakeets. From a blind you will see parrots and parakeets descend on most clear days to ingest the clay on a bank. Species such as Dusky headed and Cobalt winged Parakeet descend at this clay lick. With luck we will also see some or all of the following species in the early morning rush: Mealy and Yellow-crowned Amazons, Blue-headed Pionus, Severe macaw and Orange-cheeled (Barraband`s) Parrot. We visit the lick at dawn, when parrots are most active or in midmorning or early afternoon, when they are active.
Brazil Nut Trail and Camp. A few minutes hike from the lodge is a beautiful old growth patch of Brazil Nut forest that has been harvested for decades (if not centuries) where the precarious remains of a camp used two months a year by Brazil Nut gatherers can still be experienced. We will be demonstrating the whole process of the rain forest’s only sustainably harvested product from collection through transportation to drying.
Mammal Clay Lick. Twenty minutes walking from Refugio Amazonas is a peccary clay lick. These wild rain forest pigs show up in herds of five to twenty individuals to eat clay in the late morning. Chances of spotting them are around 15%, but well worth the short hike. Other wildlife also shows up including deer, guan and parakeets.
Refugio Amazonas – Overnight
Transfer Boat – Refugio Amazonas to Tambopata River Port, Transfer Tambopata River Port to Pto Maldonado Headquarters, Transfer Puerto Maldonado Headquarters to Airport.
We retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.
Programmes based on double occupancy. Includes all meal, accommodations, and services, all river transportation, and transfer from and to the airport of Puerto Maldonado.
International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.
Temperature there is around 70 to 75 f, at night around 60F, high humidity, and rain can come at any time, high deed needed at least 45%, long sleeve shirts and long pants are essential too.
Rainforest Expeditions boats are 20-foot long, roofed canoes. Outboard boat engine are 60hp
4 cycle, eco-friendly, low emission motors.
- Transfer-in (From Puerto Maldonado to Lodge): we have two departures daily at 13:00 and 14:00
- Transfer-out (Lodge to Puerto Maldonado): Two daily departures at 07:00 and 08:00
For other schedule possibilities please consult us.
We reserve the right to change the order of activities.