Tambopata Paradise – 5 Day
Five fantastic days in the Peruvian Jungle
A 5 day tour in the Jungle, outside of Puerto Maldonado, with visits to “Cochas”, lakes and rivers to grasp what the Peruvian Jungle is like.
Day 1 - Monkey Island
You are picked up at your point of arrival in Puerto Maldonado and transferred to the river pier for the two hour ride, by lancha (motor launch), along the river Madre de Dios. Along the way you will pass estancias and small gold panning dredgers before reaching the Eco-Amazonia reserve and lodge.
After check-in and lunch you be taken by lancha to nearby Monkey Island with our guide to search for and observe monkey species including capuchin, lion monkey, squirrel monkey and maquisapas. Other wildlife includes coati, sloth and huge variety of colourful birds. You will enjoy the sunset and crescendo of bird noise before returning to the lodge to enjoy dinner.
Day 2 - The Lost Cocha
After breakfast, you´ll visit a part of the jungle called "primary jungle" while walking toward this "Lost Cocha" where a wide variety of animals can be seen. Depending on the animals’ goodwill, you´ll see otters, caiman, turtles and a lot of colourful birds. Since this cocha is on the grounds of the lodge, it is guaranteed to stay untouched and intact. After a canoe ride around the lake, you´re taken back to the lodge for lunch. After lunch you have the option to visit the botanical gardens or choose to stay in the lodge and enjoy the swimming pool.
Day 3 - Lake Apu Victor
After breakfast, the first thing is a hike deep into the jungle. During this walk, several animals can be seen (with a little bit of luck, of course) until you arrive at lake Apu Victor, with cristal clear water and surrounding marshes. Then there is birdwatching and some other animals, like the giant otter. Finally the return to the lodge to have some rest and free time.
Day 4 - Gamitana River
The day starts with a boatride on the Madre de Dios river and a walk to the Gamintana River (or Briolo) which we navigate in a canoe, observing animal wildlife
Day 5 - Back to civilization
In the morning after a leisurely breakfast you will take the return river journey to Puerto Maldonado to catch your onward connection.
Kids younger than 10 years of age enjoy a rebate and pay only 80% of the price published.
Starting Place: Pick up point in Puerto Maldonado
End Place: Puerto Maldonado (Same as the start point)
Difficulty: Light exercise
Travelling Style: Value & Comfort
Duration: 5 Day, 4 Nights
Understand the price
The price does not include transport to Puerto Maldonado. Our options list gives a price estimate for a ticket from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado and return with Star Peru. LAN and TACA are typically more expensive. We will give you a date specific price at the time of booking.
This tour goes every day.
Included in the price
* Transport from the airport or bus terminal to the river port.
* River transport by “lancha” from Puerto Maldonado.
* Lunch, dinner & breakfast.
* River transport and guide to each excursion destination.
NOT Included in the price
* Transport to Puerto Maldonado before your tour and onward transport from Puerto Maldonado after your tour.
* Tips for the guide and lodge staff.
The animals and birds, while spectacular, are small in comparison to their forest habitat. Be patient, keep very quiet and watch carefully to get the best from your nature watching experience.
At Puerto Maldonado you see will a recently constructed bridge arching high above the Madre de Dios river. This important river crossing was one of the last links to be completed in the Inter-Ocean highway that now runs from Santos on the Brazilian Atlantic coast to Lima on Peru's Pacific coast.
* Camera, flashlight & binoculars if you have them.
* Shoes suitable for wet ground and a spare, dry pair.
* Sunglasses, sun hat & sun block.
* Insect repellent.
* Light clothing with long sleeves and long trousers.
* Personal medicines.
Stuff you don’t need
* Large luggage (large suitcases and backpacks can be left securely in the tour office in Puerto Maldonado).
* Computers or smart phones (there is no cellular or internet in the jungle)
What can you do before or after this tour
Things to do BEFORE this tour
Eastern Sacred Valley in a private car
In a private car, you can visit Pisaq ruins and market, Tambomachay, Puka Pukara Q'enqo and Saqsayhuaman.
Western Sacred Valley in a private car
With a private car you visit Chinchero, Moray, Maras (town and saltpans) and Ollantaytambo.
The complete Sacred Valley in a private car
From Cusco you set out in a private car with a driver to take you to Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Moray, Maras and Chinchero. During this full day you'll be amazed by the wonders, both natural and archaeological, of this region of Peru.
Machu Picchu the budget solution
Train tickets to Aguas Calientes have been a sore science ever since people wanted to visit Machu Picchu. Certainly in high season, train tickets to Machu Picchu may not be available, more so tickets in your price range may be scarce or unobtainable.
This is why we have put together this viable alternative, a way for you to get to Machu Picchu comfortably, economically and with some interesting sightseeing along the way.
Machu Picchu in 2 days
Instead of travelling up and down all the way from Cusco to Machu Picchu in only 1 day, having to rush from A to B to Z, you can leave for Aguas Calientes the day before your visit to Machu Picchu, thus taking out the stress of too much kilometres in one day, leaving you a good night's rest before you actually visit Machu Picchu the next day. The same as the one day trip, but spread over more time and thus a lot less stressful and including a hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Possible Options Extra Price in SOLES
Room Quality Upgrade - Eco Amazonia
Upgrade to first class furnished cabin accommodation.
Air (estímate) - Puerto Maldonado round trip
Estimate air ticket price for 1 adult, Cusco - Puerto Maldonado - Cusco. Date specific price will be advised at time of booking.
Bus (estímate) - Puerto Maldonado round trip
Estimated cost of semi-cama bus travel for 1 adult, Cusco - Puerto Maldonado - Cusco. Date specific price will be advised at time of booking.
A single room in Eco Amazonia Lodge
If you want more privacy, you can opt for a single room, which has an extra charge.
Important: The Small Print
Big jungle, small animal!
Animals in the rain forest are not only timid, they are dwarfed by the rain forest environment and maintain distance between themselves and other species, including "touristicus curiousus." We cannot guarantee that you will witness any specific species on any particular occasion, though at anytime a wandering ant-eater could saunter right past your cabin at the lodge.
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Santa Ana. Cusco
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