Amazon Intensive Journey
6 Days/5 nights - Visit to Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata eco lodge deep in Tambopata National Reserve with transfers to and from Lima
One night in Tambopata eco-lodge, three nights in Amazon at Tambopata Research Center, one night in Lima (optional added nights)
Transport to and from airport and river transport to lodges
Guided day excursions at lodges
At jungle lodges,included breakfast, lunch, and dinner (times vary)
Rates available upon request
Day 1 - Lima
International flight arrival to Lima. Private airport transfer to your hotel with hotel lobby welcome greeting, Peru orientation, and welcome gift from Dargui Tours' travel adviser (Welcome may be following morning depending on time of arrival). Overnight stay.
Day 2 - Get to Know Lima (optional day)
After included hotel breakfast, morning or afternoon half-day tour (4 to 5 hours).. Tour is an optional Lima City Tour or Peruvian Cuisine Gastronomic Tour.
Lima City Tour will showcase the mixture of Spanish colonial sites near Downtown Lima along with the modern design of Miraflores and San Isidro. The Gastronomic Tour will introduce you to the staples of Peruvian Cuisine throughout several districts of the city. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3 - Arrival to Puerto Maldonado & Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Early morning reception and transfer to Airport and transfer in Puerto Maldonado. After repacking your necessary items, boat transfer from Puerto Maldonado to the Tambopata River Port for 2 1/2 hours for arrival to the eco lodge Refugio Amazonas. This will take you through Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into this 1.3 million hectare conservation district. Arrive at lodge and settle into guest room.
In evening, take guided evening hike to experience the sounds and sights of the jungle at night. Most of the 100 mammal species, thousands of insect species, and over 100 species of reptiles and amphibians only come out at night. Return to lodge for included dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4 - Transfer to Tambopata Research Center
After breakfast, short guided walk from lodge leads to canopy tower for amazing views of the reserve and flocks of mixed, toucans, macaws and raptors from about the canopy of the jungle.
Prepare for four-hour boat transfer to the Tambopata eco lodge at the Tambopata Research Center through the 700,000 hectare uninhabited center of the reserve. You'll leave civilization behind here for one of the most remote guest lodges in South America with, sightings of capybaras, caimans, and more. During the boat transfer, we'll stop at the Chuncho claylick for a brief walk to encounter a large macaw population feeding on sodium-rich clays on the riverbank. Boxed lunch service.
Arrival and welcome to the lodge with brief orientation, and arrival to your guest room for relaxation. Later in afternoon, a 3-5 km guided hike will lead you to panoramic overlooks of the Tambopata River with possible views of the Howler Monkey and Dusky Titi Monkey. After dinner, group discussion about macaws to learn about their biology, feeding habits, their breeding, population fluctuations and the threats to their conservation. Overnight stay at lodge.
Day 5 - Jungle Walks & Bird Viewing Excursion
After breakfast at hotel, early morning visit to the riverbank to spot macaws and parrots who congregate on the bank in a magnificent display of color. The scene has inspired a National Geographic cover story with hundreds of parrots and macaws at times.
We'll then walk via the Floodplain Trail for five kolometers where flora consists of fig, ceiba and shihuahuaco trees.and possible mammal sightings of Brown Capuchin, and Spider Monkeys and peccaries.
After lunch, upriver from the lodge we'll spot waterfowl such as Muscovy ducks, sunbittern, hoatzin , woodpeckers, oropendolas and more and that call this pond their home. After dinner, optionial evening hike when most of the mammals are active. Overnight stay at lodge.
Day 5 - Terra Firme & Palm Swamp Trails
After breakfast, morning visit to the Terra Firme Trail which passes a different habitat of smaller, thinner trees atop hills. Saddleback tamarins are frequently found here along with possible spottings of the rare tapir.
After lunch, hike on the Palm Swamp Trail. The aguaje palms are an important food source in the rainforest that grows on the remains of an oxbow lake and provide both mammals with fruits throughout the year. Demand for these fruits and ideal conditions for planting rice, make the palm swamp a threatened habitat. Dinner and overnight stay at lodge.
Day 6 - Journey back to Civilization
After breakfast, say goodbye to Tambopata Research Center and four-hour boat transfer to Tambopata River Port and Puerto Maldonado with transfer to airport.. Finally, you will be transferred to the airport (depending on flight time) and connect to final international destination in Lima (depending on flight time. See possible options below)