Lemon-throated barbet

Barbets, toucans, and other colorful tropical birds are among the many wonders of the Amazon rainforest.

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Amazon Rainforest Extension: Reserva Amazonica

Exploring Waterways and Nature Trails

Trip Details at-a-Glance

Cost From: $825  
Length: 3 days
Arrive: Cusco, Peru
Depart: Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Lodging: 2 nights lodge
Meals: Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Wildlife & Natural History, Cultural Adventures
Trip Level: Nature walks

Visa Requirements

A visa is not required for U.S. citizens visting Peru. A tourist card will be issued to you on the flight to Lima.

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Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.

Enter the enchanting world of the Amazon rainforest as you listen to the dawn chorus of bird songs, hear the howls of monkeys in the high forest canopy, walk lush rainforest trails, explore by boat along vine-draped waterways, and learn about the ecosystem of a tropical rainforest from knowledgeable local guides. Accommodations are at Reserva Amazonica, set in a 40-square-mile private ecological reserve adjacent to Peru’s Tambopata National Park.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Cusco / Puerto Maldonado / Reserva Amazonica

From Cusco, a short flight brings you to Puerto Maldonado, from where you travel by boat to reach the lodge, watching the river banks for species typical of the river and forest edge. Enjoy an orientation hike in the surrounding rainforest and overnight at the lodge...LD

Day 2
Reserva Amazonica

After an early breakfast, travel with your naturalist guide by boat and on foot in an area rich in wildlife. Birds abound, and you’ll also search for river otters, caimans, turtles, monkeys, and beautifully colored butterflies. Return to the lodge in time for lunch, and in the afternoon, enjoy another chance to explore the trails and waterways...BLD

Day 3
Puerto Maldonado

A dawn start is required for the boat trip back to Puerto Maldonado, providing beautiful views of the sunrise over the river. Look for wildlife en route, as this is when the birds and mammals are particularly active. On arrival in Puerto Maldonado, connect with onward flights...B

Extension Cost

Prices are for 2016
$825 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $975
Single supplement: $195
Internal airfare: $320 (subject to change) from

Please note: a $100 non-refundable deposit per room applies upon confirmation of booking.

Prices are not guaranteed until services are confirmed.
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Extension Cost Includes:

  • Accommodations in simple, screened, thatch-roofed cabins
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Airport transfers and canoe transportation
  • Services of local naturalist guides
  • Sightseeing as noted

Extension Cost Does Not Include:

Flights from Cusco/Puerto Maldonado; airport departure taxes; optional tipping or gratuities to leaders or staff; additional hotel nights that may be necessitated by airline schedule changes or other factors; cost of medical immunizations (if any), travel insurance, and other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).

Reserva Amazonica

Tambopata National Park, Peru

Set in a 40-square-mile private ecological reserve adjacent to Tambopata National Park, the lodge has thatch-roofed cabanas with screened porches, a large central dining room and lounge, and a canopy walk. Activities include nature walks and dugout canoe excursions with the local guides, who are helpful and thoroughly knowledgeable. Be sure to try some of the fresh yucca chips at the bar!

Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.