Monkey Searh by Frank Pichardo


USD $ 674
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 Refugio Amazonas Lodge in Peru takes you close to the Tambopata National Reserve, created to protect the biological diversity of the entire watersheds of the Tavara and the Candamo river and most of the watershed of the Tambopata River. A 4 day Refugio Amazonas Lodge is an adventure that includes a walk amongst the treetops of the Rainforest from a Canopy tower with wonderful views, a marvelous visit to an ethnobotanical garden, witnessing the colorful spectacle of macaws and parrots on a clay lick, and Peccary clay lick, hiking the Brazil Nut trail, searching for Caimans and an exciting night walk, while you stay at Refugio Amazonas.

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    1. DAY 1 Flight Lima/Cusco – Puerto Maldonado (arriving before 12:00 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 Refugio Amazonas will take us past the Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit.


      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 22 different excursions available at the Refugio Amazonas lodge.

      On your first day, we recommend have a night walk

      After dinner, you will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but difficult to see. Easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

      Overnight in Refugio Amazonas Lodge.

      Meals included: BL (box lunch), D

    2. DAY 2 Recommended Activities

      After breakfast, we will paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman, and horned screamers, hoping to see the otters which are infrequently seen here. You will also be rewarded with overhead sightings of macaws.

      Canopy Tower – recommended activity

      A thirty-minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25-meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. The tower has been built upon high ground, therefore increasing your horizon of the continuous primary forest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve. From here views of mixed species canopy flocks as well as toucans, macaws, and raptors are likely.

      Farm Visit – recommended activity

      Five minutes downriver from the lodge lies a farm owned and managed by charismatic Don Manuel from the neighboring community of Condenado. He grows a variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops – just about every plant and tree you see serve a purpose.

      Ethnobotanical Tour recommended activity

      Along this trail, we will find a variety of plants and trees that are used by the local population with at least the same variety of purposes. We will learn about the medicinal (and other) uses of Ajo-Sacha, Yuca de Venado, Uña de Gato, Charcot-Sacha, Para-Para, among several others.

      Night Lecture – recommended activity

      After dinner, nightly lectures prepared by the staff of Refugio Amazonas cover conservation threats, opportunities, and projects in the Tambopata National Reserve.

      Overnight in Refugio Amazonas Lodge.

      Meals included: B, L, D

    3. DAY 3 Recommended Activities

      Parrot Clay Lick – recommended activity

      After breakfast, a fifteen-minute boat ride and sixty-minute walk from Refugio Amazonas is a clay lick used both by parrots and parakeets. From a blind, you will see parrots and parakeets descend on most clear days to ingest the clay on a bank. Species such as Dusky headed and Cobalt winged Parakeet descend at this clay lick. With luck, we will also see some or all of the following species in the early morning rush: Mealy and Yellow-crowned Amazons, Blue-headed Pionus, Severe macaw, and Orange-cheeled (Barraband`s) Parrot. We visit the lick at dawn, when parrots are most active, or in midmorning or early afternoon when they are active.

      Brazil Nut Trail and Camp – recommended activity

      A few minutes hike from the lodge is a beautiful old growth patch of Brazil Nut forest that has been harvested for decades (if not centuries) where the precarious remains of a camp used two months a year by Brazil Nut gatherers can still be experienced. We will be demonstrating the whole process of the rain forest’s only sustainably harvested product from collection through transportation to drying.

      Mammal Clay Lick – recommended activity

      Twenty minutes walking from Refugio Amazonas is a peccary clay lick. These wild rain forest pigs show up in herds of five to twenty individuals to eat clay in the late morning. Chances of spotting them are around 15%, but well worth the short hike. Other wildlife also shows up including deer, guan, and parakeets.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Refugio Amazonas Lodge.

      Meals included: B, L, D

    4. DAY 4 Departure from the Amazon jungle

      Leave Refugio 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/Lima (departing after 11:30 hours – booked on your own).

      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$ 674
    Single supplement US$ 209
    COMFORT – Double occupancy US$ 769
    Single Supplement US$ 230
    AMAZON SUITE – Double occupancy US$ 879
    Single Supplement US$ 315

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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 accommodation according to the itinerary.
    • Meals according to the itinerary.
    • Tour guide in English.
    • All tours and intermediate transfers.
    • Park entrance fees to Refugio Amazonas Lodge.
    • 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.