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4 Day Refugio Amazonas - Tambopata Nature Reserve

If you don’t like set activities day by day then our "a-la-carte" program is perfect for you as you can select your activities for each day when at the lodge!
The perfect amount of time to immerse yourself into jungle life!  The lodge is located around 2.5hours from the port of Puerto Maldonado with wonderful activities are included in the program. Your travel via flight from either Cusco or Lima.

On arrival you will be welcomed at the airport and driven ten 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 help us keep the boats and cargo light. Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business.  A box lunch is included enroute. 

Tambopata River Port to Refugio Amazonas:
The 2.5hr boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas will take us into the Community´s Primary Forest Private Reserve. Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.   Activities are scheduled four times a day: pre-morning, morning, afternoon and night.  Check exact times with your guide when planning your daily activities and please select one activity per time segment. 


Canopy tower: A30 minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A 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.  

Parakeet clay lick:
A 15 minute boat ride and sixty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas is a parakeet clay lick. From a blind you will see 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. We visit the lick at dawn, when parrots are most active or in midmorning or early afternoon, when they are active.


Farm Visit and Ethnobotanical Garden:
5 minutes downriver from the lodge lies a farm owned and managed by charismatic Don Manuel from the neighbouring community of Condenado.He grows a variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops - just about every plant and tree you see serves a purpose. He has also identified and cultivated many of the medicinal plants used in the region in a little backyard garden. 

Sachavacayoc Oxbow Lake:
A 2 hour hike takes you to Sachavacayoc Lake. You will then paddle around the lake in a catamaran, searching for the resident family of five giant river otters (seen by about 30% of lake visitors) and other lakeside wildlife such as caiman, hoatzin and horned screamers. We hike out at dawn -when otters are active. Don't forget the 2 hour return hike! For those who do not want to take the long hike Condenado Lake, thirty minutes from the lodge is an option.  

Brazil nut trail and camp:
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: 20 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. 

Mountain Biking
Bird Trail
Stand Up Paddling or Kayaking  


Farm Visit and Ethnobotanical Garden:
as above.
Sachavacayoc Oxbow Lake: as above
Brazil nut trail and camp: as above
Mammal Clay Lick : as above 
Tambopata Aerobotony
Amazon Cam
Harpy Cam Overlook
Trail Stand Up Paddling or Kayaking
Mountain Biking
Sunset Cruise 


Caiman searches. We will be out at the river's edge at night, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes. 

Night walk: You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active. Much easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories. 

Tambopata National Reserve Lecture: Nightly lectures prepared by the staff of Refugio Amazonas cover conservation threats, opportunities and projects in the Tambopata National Reserve.

On your last day we return to main Port and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Cusco or Lima.

SUPERIOR Double: US$ 805 per person
SUPERIOR  Single: US$ 1005 per person 
COMFORT Double: US$ 895 per person
COMFORT Single: US$ 1135 per person 
US$ 1010 per person
AMAZON SUITE Single: US$ 1340 per person 
AMAZON Villa Double: US$ 1,295 per person
AMAZON Villa Single: US$ 2300 per person

All rooms have an authentic Ese-Ejadécor which has been crafted by artists from the local community of Infierno.
All rooms feature private bathrooms with access to hot water showers.  The rooms also feature an open veranda to maximize the experience with the tropical rainforest. 

Superior Rooms : 2 or 3 Single beds
Comfort Rooms : 2 Double size beds
Suite Rooms : 2 Queen size beds
Villa: 1 King bed

English Speaking Naturist Guide       
All transportation except flights
All meals and certain beverages   
All excursions      
National Park Fees ($13 per person)


Transfers in Lima or Cusco
Flights - you can fly directly from Lima or Cusco to Puerto Maldonado

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