Refugio Amazonas & Tambopata Research Centre

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Tour Overview

Nearly two thirds of Peru comprises of rainforest and the Amazon Basin located in the south is believed to contain some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. The southern selva regions are fed by Madre de Dios River and are inhabited by rare animals such as the Giant Otter, Collared Peccary, Tapir, Anaconda, Jaguar, Ocelot, Horned Currasow among others.

Puerto Maldonado is a remote settlement sits where the Rio Madre de Dios and the Tambopata River meet. You can stay at a number of jungle lodges accessible by boat transfer. The town is located close to the Tambopata Reserve, an immense 6,000 square kilometre protected area in the South-eastern state of Madre de Dios.

Highlights

Itinerary

DAY 1
Arrive at Puerto Maldonado - Refugio Amazonas

Upon arrival, two and a half hour boat ride to Refugio Amazonas Lodge. After dinner, caiman spotting.

Dinner
DAY 2
Tambopata Research Centre

Morning walk to the 25m canopy tower. Transfer by motorised canoe to Tambopata Research Centre. Afternoon hike on the Bamboo trail, home of the howler and dusky titi monkeys.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3
Tambopata Research Centre

Visit the world’s largest Macaw clay lick. Afternoon canoe ride to the “Pond Platform” a great place for bird watching including the elusive Hoatzin.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
Tambopata Research Centre

Morning hike on the “Terra Firme Trail” keeping an eye for the rare tapir tracks. Afternoon hike on the “Palm Swamp Trail” characterized by the Aguaje palms.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
Tambopata Research Centre - Puerto Maldonado

After breakfast, return to Puerto Maldonado.

Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

  • Accommodation at Refugio Amazonas & Tambopata Research Centre.
  • All meals at lodge
  • Excursions led by bilingual guides
  • Return airport and boat transfers

Tour Pricing

Refugio Amazonas & Tambopata Research Centre
Single
Twin / Double
5 Days / 4 Nights
$2,312
$1,835 / person

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