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.
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
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
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
Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Wildlife & Natural History, Cultural Adventures
A visa is not required for U.S. citizens visting Peru. A tourist card will be issued to you on the flight to Lima.