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Amazon Rainforest Lodge Peru

  • Tamobpata River
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3 days / 2 nights from £325 per person Based on two people sharing double or twin rooms in standard accommodation. Flights are available separately.
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Highlights: Amazon Rainforest

Stay in a remote Amazon lodge to really experience the sights and sounds of the Amazon Rainforest. Your experienced local guide will open your eyes to the hidden world of plants and animals that will surround you.  Choose from a range of comfort levels to fit your needs (and your wallet).  All lodge packages include return transfers from Puerto Maldonado airport, accommodation, guided tours and full board.

Day

City

Activity

Overnight

Meals*

Day 1

Puerto Maldonado

Arrive Puerto Maldonado and transfer to Rainforest Lodge

Rainforest Lodge

L, D

Day 2

Puerto Maldonado

La Torre Clay Lick, Cocococha Lake trek, Farm visit and Nocturnal Boat Ride

Rainforest Lodge

B, L, D

Day 3

Puerto Maldonado

Transfer from your lodge to Puerto Maldonado airport

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B

* B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


Upgrades and Extensions
  • Extend your stay for an extra day and night
  • We work with 4 different Amazon lodges to offer a variety of comfort levels - contact us for more information about possible upgrades if you would prefer a lodge with more facilities
Combinations
  • Add this tour to any of our Cusco based tours  (Tip: Fly Lima – Puerto Maldonado – Cusco, or vice versa, saving the cost of one domestic flight as you fly in a triangle instead of two return trips)
  • Combine this tour with our 14 day Highlights of Peru Holiday

Please note that the following is a typical itinerary.  However, your Guide at the Lodge will consider the weather and conditions at the time, and tailor your tour accordingly.

Day 1: Arrive Puerto Maldonado and transfer to Rainforest Lodge

Upon arrival in Puerto Maldonado you will be welcomed at the airport by your guide and have a 5 minute transfer to the lodge headquarters in Puerto Maldonado. Afterwards you will travel on an unpaved road to Puerto Nuevo past various types of woodland, traditional banana and citrus plantations, cattle ranches and small creeks. Once in Puerto Nuevo you will embark on a one and a half hour boat trip up the Tambopata River which includes lunch. During your journey you might see river birds such as oropendulas, toucans or the magnificent macaws. Occasionally you may also be able to spot mammals like capybaras or monkeys or reptilians such as spectacled caimans and turtles. Once you arrive at the Rainforest Lodge, there’ll be a briefing and your guide will show you around the installations and to your room. In the afternoon you’ll head out into the jungle for a short walk in order to observe the flora such as immense Ironwood or Kapok trees and birds such as trogons, quails and wild turkeys. Once night falls you’ll also be able to find spiders such as tarantulas and other nocturnal creatures.  Spend the night at our standard Amazon Rainforest Lodge.

Day 2: La Torre Clay Lick, Cocococha Lake trek, Farm and Nocturnal Boat Ride

It’s an early start this morning to visit La Torre Clay Lick where, from a hideout, you’ll be able to watch the macaws, parrots, parakeets and the occasional mammal feeding on the earth. Returning to the lodge you’ll have breakfast and after a short rest head for the Cocococha Lake on a two and a half hour trek.  Cocococha Lake is located deep in the Tambopata National Reserve and is surrounded by swampland, lowlands and hills. This change in elevation and vegetation in combination with minimal human influence leads to a very high level of biodiversity. It also forms an important habitat for many of the endangered and emblematic species such as macaws, black caimans and giant river otters that can feed and reproduce in peace here. After lunch back at the lodge, you’ll visit a traditional farm in the afternoon.  This is a great opportunity to see, harvest and try various exotic fruits from the amazon such as Copazú, Arazá, Pijuayo and Yucca. There are also various herbs and medicinal plants which are widely used by the local people.  The farms also create open spaces for papaya and banana plantations. This is the preferred habitat for birds such as silver beaked tanagers, oreoles, oropendulas, toucanets and various woodpeckers.  In the evening, you’ll head out in the boat to experience the sights and sounds of the Amazon at night. You might see a thunderstorm spilling out on the horizon or marvel at constellations like the Southern Cross or Scorpion. The boat carries a powerful searchlight in case you come across any nocturnal animals such as caimans, bats, nightjars or capybaras on the banks of the river.  Spend the night at our standard Amazon Rainforest Lodge.

Day 3: Transfer from your Lodge to Puerto Maldonado airport

After an early breakfast you will return to the lodge's office in Puerto Maldonado before heading to the airport. Your guide will accompany you and help with the check-in process for your flight back to Cusco or Lima.  


Included:
  • Return transportation from Puerto Maldonado airport to your chosen Lodge
  • 2 nights Accommodation in a twin share room or cabin, with private bathroom
  • All excursions mentioned (in a group unless otherwise specified)
  • English speaking guide
  • Full board while at the Lodge (see above table of meals included)
  • Purified drinking water, tea and coffee
Not Included:
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks payable at the Lodge bar
  • Unspecified meals and services
  • Optional tips for Guides and/ or Drivers
  • International and domestic flights
  • Airport taxes

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Tamobpata RiverButterfly in Tambopata Reserve, PeruLeaving Puerto Maldonado by boatLocal guides can point out wildlife you would otherwise missCapibara in the Tambopata Reserve, PeruOn the Tambopata River
  • Rainforest Lodge Accommodation

The Rainforest Lodge is located in the “La Torre” sector of the Tambopata national reserve buffer zone and is surrounded by an area of private conservation (ACP) with pristine forest and natural bamboo patches that host a large variety of birds, mammals, insects and reptiles. Various places of interest are accessible from the lodge, including Tres Chimbadas Lake, the La Torre Lakes, Cocococha lake, La Torre parrot clay lick, Chuncho and Colorado clay licks and El Gato creek.

The lodge is constructed with traditional materials from the Amazon. The palm leaf thatching, timber and bamboo maintain an architecture that blends in perfectly with the surrounding nature and the gardens full of medicinal and ornamental plants. There are 16 rooms with private bathrooms, a dining area, a bar, a hammock area, a web of trails, kayaks and bicycles. This lodge is a family business run by naturalists who prioritise social and environmental responsibility as well as high quality service. With this goal they finance and advise upon rural and eco-tourism projects with the inhabitants of the “La Torre” sector.

Packing List
  • Lightweight long cotton trousers
  • Long sleeved cotton or linen shirts
  • A body-warmer or jacket for cool evenings
  • Rubber boots (you can borrow these at the lodge)
  • Trainers or walking shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sun block
  • Insect repellent
  • Small backpack
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Binoculars
  • Torch
  • Camera and batteries (no chargers)
  • Cash for the Lodge bar and optional tips
All our tours are fully customisable - please ask us about any changes you would like to make to this itinerary.