01: MONKEY ISLAND
You arrive at Puerto Maldonado, the biodiversity capital of Peru.
After a reception at the airport, you will ride to the city center
by bus. You will depart from the port and travel down the Madre
de Dios River. During the trip you will see caimans, turtles, herons
and other species of animals along the riverbanks.
When you arrive to the ECOAMAZONIA LODGE, you will be served an
exquisite welcome drink, after which you will have time to settle
in to your bungalows and eat lunch.
In the afternoon, with our specialized guide, you will visit Monkey
Island, which is only 5 minutes from the Lodge. During your hike
through the island you will observe extraordinary scenery and exuberant
flora that shelters a tremendous variety of monkeys in their natural
habitat, such as the Black Spider Monkey, Capuchin Monkey, Tamarins,
Squirrel Monkeys, and the South American Coati, as well as a number
of bird species. You will complete your visit to Monkey Island by
enjoying the sunset, and then returning to the Lodge for dinner.
02: LOST COCHA
After breakfast you begin your guided adventure through the virgin
rainforest on foot to the Lost Cocha. The Lost Cocha is a protected
ecosystem sustaining an immense variety of animals such as giant
otters, caimans, turtles, Brazilian tapirs "sachavacas",
colorful birds, the majestic jaguar, and diverse fish species. This
area is a unique part of the Ecoamazonia Reserve, because its immense
swamps and marshes still remain fully intact today. Later, you will
arrive at our extraordinary Amazon Watch Tower, built at the top
of an immense tree (the Shihuahuaco) from which you can appreciate
the full and magical beauty of the rainforest. You will also go
for a pleasant canoe ride around the lake, after which you will
return to the Lodge for lunch. In the afternoon there is another
canoe trip down the river to visit a local family living in the
rainforest. Finally, you will return to the Lodge for dinner.
03: GAMITANA RIVER OR BRIOLO RIVER.
You start the day with breakfast, and then begin another trip through
the magical rainforest navigating down the Madre de Dios River to
the path that leads to the Gamitana and Briolo rivers. These rivers
are born from the innermost virgin forest forming impressive serpentine
channels, through which you will travel by canoe while appreciating
animals at only an arm’s length. You will also have the opportunity
to fish and swim in the crystalline waters of the Gamitana River.
Finally you will return to the Lodge for dinner.
Breakfast. Transfer to the Puerto Maldonado airport.
- Transfer in Puerto Maldonad from/to the lodge
- Accommodation in bungalows
- All meals (but not drinks).
- Bilingual guided excursions.