Combine your Peru Machu Picchu Explorer with an extension to the Amazon. This popular Peru extension can arranged with two, three, four or more nights. Visit Lake Sandoval and Tambopata while staying at the famed Reserva Amazonica. Birds, primates, extraordinary landscapes and breathtaking scenery await. Excursion to Lake Sandoval, the most magnificent lake of the Tambopata National Reserve, with extraordinary landscapes of calm waters surrounded by aguaje palms and other primary forest trees. Our explorations allow us to discover the diverse Amazon ecosystems. On Rolin Island find protected endangered primate species. You will even venturing into the rainforest by night, both on foot, along the lodge trail system, and by boat, searching for caimans and other nocturnal animals.
Day 1 - Arrival to Puerto Maldonado airport
Upon arrival at the Puerto Maldonado airport you are greeted by our local representative. Visit Inkaterra Butterfly House near the airport, conveniently check-in, and then reach the boarding wharf in only 15 minutes. Begin to experience the enchantment of the rainforest, as you take the 45-minute boat ride along the Madre de Dios River, to arrive at Reserva Amazonica lodge. After a short briefing, settle into your beautiful cabaņa 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 naturalist guide, choose from the 14 different excursions available at the Reserva Amazonica lodge.
On your first day, we recommend a guided walk along the Trail system, into the 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 staggeringly tall kapok, and the strangely beautiful strangler fig, offering excellent opportunities for bird watching and observing exotic insects.
We recommend on the first night our Twilight River excursion: a guided afternoon boat ride downriver from the Reserva Amazonica lodge. 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 big caiman.
Enjoy afternoon cocktails followed by 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 join us to talk about the experience of life in the rainforest, as you listen to the intriguing sounds of the jungle at night.Accommodations: Reserva AmazonicaIncluded Meals:
lunch and dinner
Day 2 - Amazon Exploration
Rest in bed or rise early, the choice is yours. Breakfast begins at 5:30 a.m., for those who want to avoid the heat, and enjoy nature at its fullest. A full buffet breakfast is served from 5.30a.m. to 9:30a.m. This morning you may visit the Sandoval Lake excursion into the Tambopata National Reserve. Glide in a wooden canoe, across a beautiful, mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, as well as red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, point-tailed palm creepers and side-neck turtles. Return to the Reserva Amazonica lodge for lunch. After lunch, consider the remarkable Canopy. Ascending the first tower, 29 meters above the forest ground, you begin your encounter with the treetop realm. For more than a quarter of a mile, you will literally walk through the rainforest canopy on a suspension bridge network linking eight observation platforms. During this hour-and-a-half expedition, be on the lookout for bright toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys, and sloths. If you wish you may extend your excursion and appreciate the sunset from one of the towers. Once at the lodge, enjoy a cocktail in the main dining room or during the daily nature presentation in the Ecomedia Center.Accommodations: Reserva AmazonicaIncluded Meals:
breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3 - Amazon Exploration
Enjoy a trip to Gamitana Creek, located 45 minutes by boat from the the lodge. For two and a half hours, explore the rainforest along the banks of a winding, dark-water creek that is home to many piranha, caiman, turtles and birds. When you reach the embarkation point, board a canoe and navigate your way back downstream, appreciating the abundant flora and fauna along the way. You will return to Gamitana Farm in time for a well-earned picnic lunch, followed by a short guided tour to see how local farmers raise fruits and vegetables. Make time for relaxing with our special services at ENA Spa, located on the banks of the Madre de Dios River, facing Rolin Island— a great spot for watching an Amazonian sunset. The ENA Spa is available from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., offering traditional massage, aromatherapy and reflexology services, with a choice of Amazon fragrances.Accommodations: Reserva AmazonicaIncluded Meals:
breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 4 - Amazon Exploration
Enjoy the Concepcion excursion, with over 200 different plant species, and learn about the uses and benefits of traditional topical flora. This is followed by a 30-minute canoe trip to look for turtles, sun grebes, nightjars and exotic herons. Return to the Reserva Amazonica lodge for a lunch of delicious Peruvian cuisine. After lunch, you may enjoy a visit to an Ese’ Eja Experience family farm 25 minutes down stream from the lodge. On your final night, savour the tranquility of the Reserva Amazonica lodge.Accommodations: Reserva AmazonicaIncluded Meals:
breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 5 - Depart
Enjoy a full breakfast before departure. A 45-minute return trip by boat on the Madre de Dios River takes you to Puerto Maldonado, where you may visit Inkaterra Butterfly House. Peru boasts the greatest variety of butterflies in the world, with 3,700 known species. Many of these can be seen at the Butterfly House, a showcase for the variety, beauty and adaptability of these fascinating insects. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco or Lima.Accommodations:
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The Peru Amazon Adventure trip is designed to be a trip extension and may only be booked in conjunction with our Peru or Galapagos small ship cruises, our longer Peru tours or as part of a custom Peru tour. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Carbon Neutral hotel stay. Round trip transportation by land and river (airport/lodge/airport). Complete meals and overnights at Reserva Amazonica. Bottled water and homemade non alcoholic drinks. English and Spanish guide service (other languages are available upon request). A la carte Excursions with basic equipment. Entrance ticket to Lake Sandoval IRENA. Canopy and butterfly house entrance fee.
Airfare to Peru, domestic flights of $350-$500 per person, airport taxes, excess baggage charges; items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, insurance of any kind, gratuities and spa services.
Rooms may be booked at single occupancy for a single supplement. Call for details.
Families & Children:
A special child rate is available: 50% for first child under 12.
Arrival & Departure:
Your Peru Amazon Adventure begins and ends Puerto Maldonado, Peru. Usually we will arrange flights to/from Lima or Cusco in conjunction with your arrival and departure. Domestic flights are not included. Estimated price for round trip flights from Lima or Cusco is $350-$500 per person (Subject to change). Plan arriving flights in the day before your tour starts. Departing flights should be no earlier than 5:00pm on the departure day. Transfers in Puerto Maldonado will be provided.
Payment & Cancellation:
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $500 is required at the time of booking. A Reservation Form
, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Cancellations are subject to the following fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 91 days - 50% of deposit
90 to 31 days - 50% of total trip cost
30 to 0 days - 100% of total trip cost
Terms & Conditions:
This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions
. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation.
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The Peru Amazon Adventure will be enjoyed by anyone with a love for nature and the outdoors.
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