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See native wildlife in their natural environment
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Your 3-day tour of the Peruvian Amazon includes full board at Hacienda Concepción, a comfortable 3-star eco-lodge dedicated to the conservation of the Amazon jungle. Choose a single or double accommodation with a king-size bed or two twin beds, including shared bathrooms with hot water, and enjoy international breakfast, lunch and dinner served every day. This family-friendly lodge offers special activities for the kids (treasure hunts, for example) and adults can unwind at the bar (open until midnight) with a complimentary pisco sour each day at happy hour. Relax amid this enchanting and serene natural setting, located within more than 2,000 acres (800 hectares) of lush, unspoiled rainforest—all within easy walking distance of Lake Sandoval. You’ll enjoy wildlife viewing and guided excursions to the Tambopata National Reserve and beyond!
Day 1: Puerto Maldonado – Hacienda Concepción (L, D)Start your journey upon arrival at Padre Aldamiz International Airport in Puerto Maldonado. You'll be transferred to the Inkaterra Lounge (Butterfly House), where staff will welcome you and provide an orientation for your 3-day stay. Hop aboard a motorized canoe for an approximate 25-minute ride along the Madre de Dios River to your accommodation at Hacienda Concepción. After a buffet lunch including organic ingredients and regional flavors, take an easy nature walk on the property’s Concepción Trails, where you’ll learn about the primary and secondary rainforest of the Peruvian Amazon. Your guide will share the components of this amazing ecosystem and its many uses by animals and humans alike. At dusk, your guide will navigate the Madre de Dios River by motorized canoe on a twilight river excursion. Hear about the Amazonian creeks, nocturnal animal behavior and the southern constellations as you enjoy the evening sky. Afterward, join your group for dinner in the dining room at the lodge. Overnight: Hacienda Concepción in the Peruvian Amazon Day 2: Lake Sandoval and Inkaterra Canopy Walkway (B, L, D)After taking in a nutritious buffet breakfast, get ready for a trek through terra firma into the Tambopata National Reserve toward Lake Sandoval--located just 1 mile (3km) away. You’ll understand why Madre de Dios is called the biodiversity capital of Peru as you learn about the reserve’s conservation efforts and the lake’s formation. Paddle by dugout canoe across this mirror-like oxbow lake, home to the endangered giant river otter, blue and yellow macaw, red howler monkey, black caiman and one of the world’s biggest freshwater scaled fish—the paiche. After your explorations, head back to the lodge for lunch. Later, take a 20-minute motorized canoe ride to the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway Interpretation Center. Learn about the construction of the walkway and hear about local conservation projects. Then, ascend one of the two 98-foot (30-meter) towers and cross the seven hanging bridges that connect the treetops. Enjoy breathtaking vistas and a chance to watch white-throated toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, squirrels, monkeys and even the three-toed sloths. After your descent, follow your guide along the Anaconda Walk, a 656-foot (200-meter) wooden bridge over the aguajales (swamps). Discover the fauna and flora of his flooded ecosystem during a 30-minute walk, spotting a variety of amphibians, birds and mammals that inhabit the lush marshland. In the evening, prepare for a hidden rainforest adventure, exploring areas of the Amazon jungle where nocturnal animals display intriguing behavior patterns. Listen to nocturnal nature sounds as you penetrate this hidden world and learn about the enhanced senses these animals have developed as adaptation mechanisms. Your day ends with a delightful dinner at the lodge. Overnight: Hacienda Concepción in the Peruvian Amazon Day 3: Hacienda Concepción – Puerto Maldonado (B)After your buffet breakfast, ride back to Puerto Maldonado by outboard motorized canoe. Arrive at the Inkaterra Lounge and visit the beautiful Butterfly House. Learn about the fascinating transformation of these colorful insects, bred in the onsite laboratory, before transferring to the international airport for your onward flight.
2 nights accommodation
Round-trip airport transfer
Local English-, French- and Spanish-speaking guide
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Complimentary pisco sour during happy hour
24/7 front desk reception and wake-up calls
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Note: departure to the airport on day 3 will take place right after breakfast. Please plan your departure flight accordingly
It is recommended you bring light pants, long sleeved shirts, hiking shoes, rain jacket, day pack, flashlight, binoculars, pocket knife and insect repellent
Minimum age is 5 years old
Maximum luggage per person is 22 pounds (10 kg)
Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Note: to conserve energy, the power is turned off for a short amount of time in the afternoon. Due to this, it is possible the lodge will be hot during this time.
Padre Aldamiz International Airport (Puerto Maldanado)