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REFUGIO AMAZONAS 4Days 3Nights

Itinerary

DAY 1

  • Arrival & Reception by Guide
  • Our guides are tourism professionals, or community members. Unless noted otherwise, our guides
  • speak English. We assign guides at 10:1 ratio in Refugio Amazonas. This means groups smaller
  • than 10 people will be merged with other groups under one guide. If you would like a private guide
  • or a guide in a language other than English please let us know.
  • Transfer Airport to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters
  • Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, we will welcome you at the airport and drive you ten minutes to
  • our Puerto Maldonado headquarters. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we
  • will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe
  • deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.
  • Transfer Pto Maldonado Headquarters to Tambopata River Port
  • Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the
  • Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business.
  • 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.
  • Boxed Lunch
  • Orientation
  • Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and
  • security tips.
  • Dinner
  • Night walk
  • 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

DAY 2

  • Breakfast
  • 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.
  • Lunch
  • 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.
  • Dinner
  • Tambopata National Reserve Lectures
  • Nightly lectures prepared by the staff of Refugio Amazonas cover conservation threats,
  • opportunities and projects in the Tambopata National Reserve.
  • Refugio Amazonas – Overnight

DAY 3

  • Breakfast
  • 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.
  • Lunch
  • 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.
  • Dinner
  • Refugio Amazonas – Overnight

DAY 4

  • Breakfast
  • 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.

NOTES

Includes

Included

  • Programmes based on double occupancy. Includes all meal, accommodations, and services, all
  • river transportation, and transfer from and to the airport of Puerto Maldonado.

Not Included

  • 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.

Boat Transportation

  • 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.

Travel Info

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Why Scenic Peru?

  • Is a Local Tour Operator based in Cusco.
  • Highly specialized on trekking and expeditions.
  • Small groups.
  • Professional and licensed tour leader, with degree in history, archeology and well trained to handle emergency situations and first aid.
  • We are well committed for all Safety issues.
  • Our cooks are well constantly trained to provide the most delicious meals.
  • 24 hours for customer service.
  • Top notch camping gear.
  • Highly committed to protect the environment.
  • Our porters are the best ever well-treated.
  • We truly support with social projects for the Andean villages where our porters come from, specially supporting their schools.