Peru Refugio Amazonas (3 Days)
Day 1: Puerto Maldonado - Tambopata River Port - Refugio Amazonas (L,D)
You will be transferred 20km to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business. You will then be transferred by boat from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas taking you past the Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit.
Day 2: Refugio Amazonas (B,L,D)
Oxbow Lake Visit: We will paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and hornerd screamers, hoping to see the otters which are infrequently seen here. You will also be rewarded with overhead sightings of macaws.
Canopy Tower: A thirty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered 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.
Farm Visit (after lunch): Five minutes downriver from the lodge lays 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.
Day 3: Refugio Amazonas - Puerto Maldonado (B)
After breakfast you will be transferred by boat to Tambopata River Port where you will meet your next transfer to Puerto Maldonada Headquarters. You retrace the river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.
Dates & Prices
Prices Per Person US$
Accommodation, local services fees and hotel taxes, meals as indicated in the itinerary, excursions and transfers as specified in the itinerary and all river transportation.
National Park entrance fees US$60.00, International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, tips & gratuities, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls or messages, items of personal nature.