This four-day package vacation includes river transfers to the Reserva Amazónica Lodge and visits to Sandoval Lake, Rolin Island and Gamitana Creek, as well as a traditional jungle farm. Opportuinites to see monkeys, exotic butterflies and other wildlife abound.
- Transport from airport and on river
- Three nights Reserva Amazónica Lodge, all-inclusive
- Trail hikes
- Evening nature presentations
- Sandoval Lake rowboat excursion
- Gamitana wildlife spotting excursion
- Inkaterra Butterfly House
- English-speaking guides
Prices available upon request
DAY 1 Puerto Maldonado – Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Arrival at Puerto Maldonado airport. Greeting and transportation from the airport to the river port. You may visit Inkaterra Butterfly House near the airport, check-in, and in only 15 minutes you can get to the boarding wharf. Begin to experience the enchantment of the rain forest as you take a 45-minute boat ride along the Madre de Dios River, to arrive at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica lodge. After a short briefing, settle in to your beautiful cabaña 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 Inkaterra interpreter, choose from the 14 different excursions available at the Inkaterra Lodge. On your first day, we recommend a guided walk along the trail system, into the Inkaterra 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 Shihuahuaco, and the strangely beautiful strangler fig, offering excellent opportunities for bird watching and observing exotic insects.
We also recommend on the first night our Twilight River excursion — a guided afternoon boat ride on the Madre de Dios river. Witness the transformation from a diurnal to a nocturnal world: animals and birds of the day time give way to species specially adapted to the night. As you enjoy their paradise, you willl earn about their habits, while you search for night jars, owls, capybaras and up to three different caiman species.
Enjoy 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 share your experience of life in the rain forest with other guests and interpreters, as you listen to the intriguing sounds of the jungle at night. (L/D)
DAY 2 Reserva Amazonica – Rolin Island – Lake Sandoval
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 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. This morning you may visit the Lake Sandoval excursion into the Tambopata National Reserve. Glide in a wooden canoe, across a beautiful, mirror-like ox bow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, as well as red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, side-neck turtles and black caimans. Return to the Inkaterra Lodge for lunch.
After lunch, consider the remarkable Inkaterra Canopy Walkway. Ascending the first tower, 29 meters above the forest ground, you begin your encounter with the tree top realm. For more than a quarter of a mile, you will literally walk through the rain forest canopy on a suspension bridge network linking eight observation platforms.
During this hour-and-a-half expedition, be on the lookout for colorful toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys, and sloths. If you wish you may extend your excursion and appreciate the sunset from one of the towers. The excursion finishes by returning to the lodge. Once at the lodge, enjoy the daily nature presentation in the Eco media Center.
Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m. (B/L/D)
DAY 3 Reserva Amazonica – Gamitana Creek
Enjoy at rip to Gamitana Creek, located 25 minutes by boat from the Inkaterra Lodge. For one and a half hours, explore the rain forest along the banks of a winding, dark-water creek that is home to many piranha, caiman, turtles and birds, until the Sanipanga landing point. Navigate your way back downstream, appreciating the abundant flora and fauna along the way.You will return to Gamitana Farm to do a short guided tour to see how local farmers raise fruits and vegetables. Return to the lodge for lunch.
After lunch, enjoy the Native Experience excursion, located 25 minutes by boat from the lodge. Visit an indigenous Southeastern Amazon family, where you will learn about their customs, traditional daily living, basic hunting skills, farming and food preparation. You will also have the opportunity to produce banana flour that the local communities consume. Return to the lodge to enjoy lunch.
Then consider the Rain forest by Night excursion through the Inkaterra Ecological Reserve at night for an approximately 2-hour excursion. Biological activity differs greatly between night and day in the Amazonian eco system. Venture into the forest and experience the mystery of the animal activity that awakens in the rainforest after dark, enhancing animal resources to create new adaptation mechanisms. Listen to nocturnal forest sounds and spot species that only emerge at night. Return to the lodge.(B/L/D)
DAY 4 Departure Day
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, as how case for the variety, beauty and adaptability of these fascinating insects. (B)
(B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
- Transportation by land and river (Airport / Lodge / Airport)
- Overnights at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
- Full board
- Bottled water and house beverages
- English and Spanish interpreter service
- A la carte excursions
- Canopy Walkway and Anaconda Walk
- Basic equipment for each excursion
- Entrance fees to Lake Sandoval (INRENA), Canopy Walkway and Butterfly House
- Airfare and local airport taxes
- Personal expenses
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