Day 1: Welcome to the Peruvian Amazon - Refugio Amazonas (L, D)
You will be welcomed by your guide upon arrival to the Puerto Maldonado Airport.
We then drive you to our headquarters, where it is possible to leave any excessive luggage. We will then go to the Tambopata River Port. Here we will enter into the native community of Infierno.
We start our two and a half hour boat ride to Refugio Amazonas.
Upon arrival at the lodge, you will receive a full briefing of important navigation and security tips before a delicious dinner is served.
During the evening, you will be treated to a nocturnal jungle experience as we head out in the search of caimans with our headlamps and flashlights.
Day 2: Oxbow Lake, Canopy Tower & Ethnobotanical Tour - Refugio Amazonas (B, L, D)
Today, we visit Oxbow Lake. We start early in the morning and paddle around Oxbow Lake in our boat to see the wide variety of Amazonian wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman, horned screamers.
Hopefully we will have one of the rare otter sightings. Keep your eyes to the sky and your cameras ready as you will also spot beautiful macaws flying by.
In the early afternoon, we will take a boat back to the Refugio Amazonas. After a thirty minute walk from the lodge we will reach the 25 meter canopy tower extending out the amazing view toward the Tambopata National Reserve. From here you will be able to spot mixed species as well as toucans, macaws and raptors.
We will enjoy a delicious lunch before we visit Don Manuel. Don Manual owns a farm just five minutes downriver from the lodge lives. Here we will learn about the variety of popular and exotic Amazon produce that he grows.
We then head on a trail so you can explore through the immense variety of plants and trees.
After dinner, you will have the chance to attend a night lecture that gives you informations about conservation threats and opportunities as well as projects in the Tambopata National Reserve.
Day 3: Peruvian Amazon - Refugio Amazonas - to the Airport (B)
Today after breakfast, we return to the Tambopata River Port and back to the headquarters where you can pick up your excessive luggage.
We will then transfer you to the Puerto Maldonado Airport in time for your domestic flight.