Giant River Otter by Lucas Bustamante


USD $ 459
Program price per person, double occupancy in SUPERIOR ROOM, includes A LA CARTE excursions, all meals, transfers, and entrance fees. Domestic flights not included.

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    This 3-Day Posada Amazonas Peruvian Jungle Program is for you if you have never been on an Amazon adventure and you are eager to be!

    This 3 days at Posada Amazonas Lodge takes you through a walk amongst the treetops of the Peruvian Jungle from a Canopy tower, a marvelous visit to an ethnobotanical trail created and managed by the villagers, watching at dawn the colorful spectacle of macaws and parrots flocking on the clay lick, while you stay at Posada Amazonas all-inclusive lodge, with excellent service.

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    1. DAY 1 Pto. Maldonado, Tambopata river and Canopy tower

      Flight Lima/Cusco – Puerto Maldonado (arriving before 13:00 hours – booked on your own).

      Transfer Airport to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters
      Upon arrival, we will welcome you at the airport and drive you five minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.

      Transfer Pto Maldonado Headquarters to Tambopata River Port
      Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive for one hour to the Tambopata River Port.

      Transfer Boat – Tambopata River Port to Refugio Amazonas
      The hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Posada Amazonas entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business.

      Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips. Also, he will ask you to choose from the 20 different excursions available at the Posada Amazonas lodge.

      Canopy Tower – recommended activity
      A twenty-minute walk from Posada Amazonas leads to the 30-meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. From atop you obtain spectacular views of the vast expanses of standing forest cut by the Tambopata River winding through the middle. Now and then toucans, parrots or macaws are seen flying against the horizon, or mixed species canopy flocks land in the treetop next to you.

      Night Walk – recommended activity
      You will have the option of hiking out at night when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. Much easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

      Overnight at Posada Amazonas Lodge.

      Meals included: BL (box lunch), D

    2. DAY 2 Recommended Activities

      Giant River Otter Search – recommended activity
      Tres Chimbadas is thirty minutes by boat and forty five minutes hiking from Posada Amazonas. Once there you will paddle around the lake in a catamaran, searching for the resident family of nine giant river otters (seen by 60% of our lake visitors) and other lakeside wildlife such as caiman, hoatzin and horned screamers. Otters are most active from dawn to 08:00 or 09:00.

      Parrot Clay Lick – recommended activity
      This clay lick is only a twenty minute walk from Posada Amazonas. From a blind located about twenty meters away you will see dozens of parrots and parakeets descend on most clear mornings to ingest the clay on a river bank. Species such as Mealy and Yellow-headed Amazon, Blue-headed Parrot, and Dusky headed Parakeet descend at this clay lick. The clay lick is active at dawn, during the late mornings and mid-afternoons.

      Ethnobotanical Tour – recommended activity
      A twenty minute boat drive downriver leads you to a trail designed by the staff of the Centro Ñape. The Centro Ñape is a communal organization that produces medicines out of forest plants and administers them to patients who choose their little clinic. They have produced a trail which explains the different medicinal (and other) uses of selected plants.

      Half day Ese´Eja Day – recommended activity
      You will have the chance to experience a half-day at the Ese eja Native Community of Infierno. During their time in the community, they will be able to experience a diverse set of activities, such as:

      a. Catch and release fishing – Guests will visit the local fish farm, where five pools have been built. The largest pool is designated for fishing activities, while the other four are exclusively for fish farming. Guests will fish using a traditional fish cane from the pools edge. The fish is released back into the pool.
      b. Boat ride – In the same fish pool where guests fish, there are four fiber glass boats for boat rides. Guests are able to row their own boats or community members can row for them. Our staff, including a lifeguard, are always supervising the activities. All guests must wear a life jacket.
      c. The Heritage House – The community’s main house will be open for guests. It houses a heritage museum, showcasing antique photos and clothing, ancient ceramics and stone instruments, as well as working tools. Also, contemporary handcrafts will be on display, and how-to handcraft demonstrations will be offered. Some of the products will be available for sale, and profits will benefit all members of the community.

      Evening free.

      Overnight at Posada Amazonas Lodge.

      Meals included: B, L, D

    3. DAY 3 Departure from the Amazon jungle

      Leave Posada Amazonas to take a boat back to Tambopata River Port and then to Puerto Maldonado headquarters. Finally, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight Puerto Maldonado – Cusco/Limadeparting after 11:30 hours.

      Meals included: B

    B Breakfast
    S Snack
    L Lunch
    D Dinner
    BL Boxed Lunch
    Program Price Per Person – A LA CARTE
    SUPERIOR – Double occupancy US$ 459
    Single Supplement US$ 124
    COMFORT – Double occupancy US$ 539
    Single Supplement US$ 159
    AMAZON SUITE – Double occupancy US$ 614
    Single Supplement US$ 219



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    • This jungle program in Peru is available every day of the year.
    • The rainy season is from mid-October to mid-March and the heaviest months of rain are January and February.
    • Currently, tours to the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest are exempt from local sales taxes (18.00%).
    • You can add an extension to Machu Picchu, after your jungle program. We recommend you our 4 day Machu Picchu Tours.
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Lodging accommodations according to the itinerary.
    • Meals according to the itinerary.
    • Tour guide in English.
    • All tours and intermediate transfers.
    • Park entrance fees.
    • Boat rides and safety equipment.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • International and domestic flights.
    • Visas required for entry.
    • Airport Taxes.
    • Drinks.
    • Tips.