Amazon Wildlife 3days.- Who knows already the province of Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon basin? It is enough to have been there once, to lose his heart to the pristine rainforest of Peru. From Cuzco airport there is a jump to Puerto Maldonado, and a few minutes later you are no longer of this world. The motor canoe They delivers in seventh heaven, in the Rainforest Lodge Corto Amazonia Lodge on the banks of the Madre de Dios. The pool and the hammocks on your patio have something irresistible, but calls the wood, and that afternoon we continue to see what crawls and flies under the leaves roofs of forest giants. Why it rustles, who roars because what flutters there? The rainforest is a puzzle with a thousand unknown, only the Caymans betrayed our nocturnal boat ride through their shining eyes – Amazon Wildlife.
Only the alumina breakfast of parrots, then ours, you have to for some Experiences precisely adjust the rhythm of nature. In return, the other main characters are based on our schedule: the hosts of Monkey Island, see our boat coming with curiosity. The macaws, hummingbirds and toucans that accompany us on the trek to Sandoval Lake. The sea otters, Cotomonos, capuchin monkeys, kingfishers and Aningas who wonder about the species that languishes in rowboat by the shore region – Amazon Wildlife.
New day New luck. One and a half hours upriver, then we are in Palma Real, where two families have the honorable task to save the cultural values of Ese’eja strain. We see and hear about curious, and perhaps fall from handicrafts from a lasting souvenir. From the local cuisine was not even mentioned. This taste is a small farm on the island Gamitada reserved where we macchiato for dessert no bar, but get a lesson in cocoa and coffee plants – Amazon Wildlife.
So that the hammock is not hung three days for nothing there, begins the return trip to the Rainforest Lodge your swing phase into blissful off because on the morning of the fourth day we return to Puerto Maldonado.
- Amazon Wildlife:
- Length: 3 Days/2 Nights
- Type of service: Private or Group
- Location: Southern Peru, Madre de Dios Department, Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata National Reserve, Sandoval Lake Reserve
- Activities: Cusco, Puerto Maldonado, Corto Amazonia Lodge, Sandoval Lake, Monkey Island,
- Altitude: 400 – 3,600 m.a.s.l.
- Best time to visit: March – October
- Departure: Every day
- Minimum of participants: 2
- Maximum of participants: 10
- Price per person: 00 USD
detailed itinerary of Sandoval Lake Lodge
Amazon Wildlife 3 days / 2 nights
Tours Day 1: Arrival Puerto Maldonado – Rainforest Walk – Corto Amazonia Lodge – Caiman Safari – Amazon Wildlife
Reception at the airport. Transfer to our office located in the city of Puerto Maldonado. Luggage which you don’t need during your stay in the Rainforest can be kept in our storage room to facilitate the transport.
Embarkment at the port “Puerto de Capitanía” towards our Lodge: 40 minutes of navigation on the Madre de Dios river.
Arrival at the facilities of the Lodge Corto Amazonia Lodge, where you will be received with a refreshment of natural fruit of the season. Your guide will give you the necessary information for your stay and hand over the keys to your bungalow and security safe, followed by the lunch and some time to rest until the first excursion.
3:30 pm: Departure for your first contact with the Rainforest. Your guide will show you tropical trees, medicinal plants and the exuberant nature of the 60-hectare-area of Corto Maltés Amazonía. A short stop at a viewpoint where toucans and other birds can be spotted. The duration of this hike is 2 to 3 hours.
Back at the Lodge, you can relax at the pool or in the hammocks on the terrace of your bungalow, savor an exotic cocktail at the bar, enjoy a relaxing massage by our qualified staff, visit our shop for a handcrafted souvenir of the Rainforest or head to the riverside to view the breathtaking sunset.
7:00 pm: “Caiman Safari”. Before dinner, we will leave for a nocturnal boat trip to observe caimans and, with a bit of luck, other animals which populate the riverbank.
Tours Day 2: Sandoval Lake – Monkey Island – Tambopata Reserve – Lookout towers – Corto Amazonia Lodge – Amazon Wildlife
Wake up at 5:30 am for some coffee or tea before leaving for Sandoval Lake. Your guide will hand out a breakfast snack for the excursion.
6:00 am: After roughly 20 minutes of navigation on the river Madre de Dios, arrival at the landing stage of Sandoval Lake. During a 3 km hike through the exuberant vegetation, we will enter the territory of Tambopata National Reserve, where you will have the chance to admire giant trees, snakes, monkeys (squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys and capuchin monkeys) and various birds (notably the Hoatzin – also known as the stinkbird -, kingfishers and snakebirds).
Once on Sandoval Lake, we will navigate in small rowing boats, searching for the giant otters. We will also have the possibility to spot caimans, piranhas and a variety of birds.
We will then stop at a rest area, a typical construction for the region with hammocks, lavatories and a bar, where you can eat breakfast, rest and collect your strength for the way back to the landing stage and the continuation of the journey to Monkey Island.
On Monkey Island, about 5 species of monkeys live in the wild. The animals are used to visitors and can come very close. Therefore, it is very important to always follow the instructions of your guide.
1:30 pm: Return to the Lodge for lunch.
3:30 pm: Visit of one of the two lookout towers of Corto Amazonía Lodge, with a height of 20 and 42 meters and designed for birdwatching and viewing of other types of animals living at this altitude. In addition, you will enjoy an incredible view of the sunset.
(The guide will consult the guests on their preferences and adapt this excursion accordingly.)
You will then have some free time to enjoy the pool or a massage, get refreshed at the bar or visit our souvenir shop. 8:00 pm: Dinner
Tours Day 3: Parrots Clay Lick – Visit of Market – Return to Puerto Maldonado – Amazon Wildlife
Wake up at 5:30 am for some coffee or tea before leaving for a 20 minutes walk to the clay lick, where you will have the possibility to observe 3 to 5 types of parrots. The parrots come to the clay lick to ingest a particular kind of clay, to be found in certain areas of this region, and vital for the regulation of their metabolism. A colorful and veritable delightful and exciting event.
8:00 am: Breakfast and free time
After breakfast, transit to the city of Puerto Maldonado in our boats.
One of our vehicles will receive you at the port. After a short stop at our office, we will drive to the local market where the population supplies itself with food and other products. During a short visit, you will be able to appreciate the different typical products of the area. We will then head to the airport for the check-in and registration of your respective flights
Included in the Amazon Wildlife 3 days:
- A professional naturalist Tour Guide;
- Motorboat transportation:
- Private vehicle land transportation;
- Entrance fees to the Sandoval Lake Reserve;
- A professional Cook,
- Meals: 2x breakfast, 2x lunch, 2x dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!);
- Accommodation: 2 nights in lodges;
- First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and an antidote for a snake bite;
- Canopy equipment;
- Radio communications;
- Rubber boots.
Not included in the Amazon Wildlife 3 days:
- Any flight nor airport departure taxes;
- Travel insurance;
- Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day;
- Tips to local staff.
What to take with you Amazon Wildlife 3 days:
- Mosquito repellent (DEET 35 recommended as a MINIMUM!!),
- Original passport,
- Small backpack,
- Long sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green coloured),
- Long cotton trousers,
- Cotton long socks (to be put into your trousers),
- Comfortable walking shoes,
- Sandals or light shoes,
- Rain gear (e.g. rain poncho),
- Sweater (for the beginning of the tour in Andes and the cloud forest only),
- Binoculars (we also rent it),
- Camera and its charger,
- Plastic bags to be used for clothes and a camera,
- A hat as a protection against the Sun or rain,
- Small towel,
- Toilet paper,
- Antibacterial gel,
- Sun cream,
- Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries),
- A bottled water (1 litre as a minimum),
- Pocket money (Soles) to buy some beverages and souvenirs as well as to tip.