Luxury Tour in the Amazon Rainforest - Reserva Amazonica
Twilight River - Lake Sandoval - Canopy Walkway - Gamitana Creek - Hacienda Concepcion - Rainforest by Night
Jungle Tour Description
Traveling to the Amazon Rainforest of Tambopata National Reserve offers a good opportunity to observe a great biodiversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and plants. It is the habitat of 632 species of birds – more than can be found in the entire United States! – 169 mammals, 103 amphibians, 103 reptiles, 205 fish, and 112 species of diurnal butterflies. To help you experience the wonder of this magical place, we have prepared a suggested itinerary for your stay at Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica.
Wildlife Observation, Photography, Nature Walks, Oxbow lake exploration, Exploration by boat, Night walks.
Ideal for viewing:
Monkeys, Capibara, Macaws , Hoatzin, Spiders, Black Caymans, Giant River Otters, Birds, Medicinal local plants.
Welcome / Reception (L&D)
Welcome to Puerto Maldonado. Begin to experience the enchantment of the rainforest as you take a 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 siesta, share a refreshing tea time and get ready for the afternoon excursion.
After gathering with your Inkaterra Explorer Guide, choose from the 14 different excursions available at the 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 forest environment, winding past impressive trees such as the Shihuahuaco, and the strangely beautiful strangler fig, offering excellent opportunities for bird watching 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 cabana, or share your experience in the rainforest with other guests and interpreters, as you listen to the intriguing sounds of the jungle at night.
- Transfers from/to hotel.
- Accommodation based on the selected hotel category.
- Excursions as noted in the itinerary.
- Private services with local English speaking guide.
- Meals as noted (B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner).
- Entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary.
- Tips, extra expenses.
- Binocular, Alcoholic drinks.
- Domestic flights.
- A shaman for a private Ayahuasca meditation ceremony.
- Original passport.
- Flashlight and extra batteries.
- Small back pack and confortable shoes.
- Rain jacket or poncho (December – April).
- Three complete change of clothing.
- Sport sandals or water shoes.
- Personal hygiene products.
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun.
- Sun block (sun protection cream).
- Insect repellent.
- Snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, etc.
- Camera, plenty of film and batteries.
- Extra Money (soles).
Puerto Maldonado is the capital of Madre de Dios, province of Tambopata and has a population of 67,632 inhabitants. This region of Peru is located southeast of the country and the region has 85,300.54 km2 and a population of 99,452 inhabitants, consists of three provinces: Manu (Manu), Tambopata (Puerto Maldonado) and Tahuamanu (Iñapari), with ten districts.
The Natural Protected Areas with which this Department has, are the National Park of Manu, National Park of Bahuaja-Sonene, The National Reserve of Tambopata, as well as the Reserved Zone of Alto Purús. The main economic activities are the extraction of Brasilian nut, rice, cassava, coconut, rubber (historically the most important), wood and alluvial gold. The city of Puerto Maldonado was founded on December 26, 1912. The richness and abundance of its biodiversity are also reflected in the cultural wealth, existing ethnic groups such as the Machiguengas, Mashcopiros, Ashaninka, Shipibos, Ese Ejas, among others.
From the city of Puerto Maldonado you can see how the great Tambopata River flows into the Madre de Dios River with approx. 300 m wide flow. It is located in the Amazon Rainforest of Southern Peru, at an altitude of 186 m.s. The climate you will find is Humid Tropical with rainy season from December to March, so the best months to visit Puerto Maldonado and its surroundings are between July and November.
The city of Puerto Maldonado has a hot and humid climate, except for the months of June and July in which the temperature can drop due to the cold, caused by the winds coming from the South that reach the Amazon.
The rainy season is from December to March. In the towns of the province of Manu the climate is temperate and rainy, with high atmospheric humidity and the presence of nebulae in the mornings; in these areas of high forest the precipitations are majors that in the low forest.
Can I design my own trip?
Absolutely. If you want you can change the program according your interest, just let us know and the Neotropic Travel Designer is going to give you more options.
Are flights included?
Unfortunately no. Neotropic Peru does not include flights for this trip.
Which Vaccines Do I Need for Peru?
Vaccines for Peru vary based on your specific itinerary. A Passport Health travel specialist will help you decide which vaccines are best for you. The CDC and WHO have recommended that travelers receive the following vaccines:
- Yellow Fever
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B