4-Day Refugio Amazonas - Classic Program
Product Code: 4372-463294
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Explore the Tambopata for three nights and gain more depth
  • • Learn about the importance of Brazil nuts for the conservation of the rain forest
  • • Visit a parrot clay lick
  • • Get a view of the rain forest canopy from our tower
Tour Code
4372-463294
Duration
4 days
Departure City
Puerto Maldonado
End City
Puerto Maldonado
Tour Type:
Adventure/Activities
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Adventure, Nature, Wildlife

Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour; Get in touch with Mother Earth; Get up close and personal with nature on guided wildlife tours

Style: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Activity Level: Strenuous

Activities are geared towards experienced and fit travelers

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Itinerary
Day 01
Peruvian Amazon

Puerto Maldonado - Tambopata River - Refugio Amazonas

Hotel: Superior Room at Refugio Amazonas or similar

Arrival & Reception by Guide
Our guides are tourism professionals or community members. Unless noted otherwise, our guides speak English. We assign guides at 10:1 ratio in Refugio Amazonas. This means groups smaller than 10 people will be merged with other groups under one guide. If you would like a private guide or a guide in a language other than English, please let us know.

Transfer Airport to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters
Upon arrival at Puerto Maldonado, we will welcome you at the airport and drive you ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens, we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.

Transfer Pto Maldonado Headquarters to Tambopata River Port
Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business.

Transfer Boat - Tambopata River Port to Refugio Amazonas
The two and a half hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas will take us 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.

Orientation upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.

Caiman Search
We will be out at the river's edge at night, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes.

Tips:
Boxed lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Peruvian Amazon

Oxbow Lake - Canopy - Farm Visit

Hotel: Superior Room at Refugio Amazonas or similar

Oxbow Lake Visit
We will paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and horned 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 bannister 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
Five minutes downriver from the lodge, lies 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.

Ethnobotanical Tour
Along this trail, we will find a variety of plants and trees that are used by the local population for a variety of purposes. We will learn about the medicinal and other uses of Ajo-Sacha, Yuca de Venado, Uña de Gato, Charcot-Sacha, Para-Para among several others.

Tambopata National Reserve Lectures
Nightly lectures prepared by the staff of Refugio Amazonas, cover conservation threats and opportunities /projects in the Tambopata National Reserve.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Peruvian Amazon

Parrot Clay Lick - Brazil Nut Trail

Hotel: Superior Room at Refugio Amazonas or similar

Parrot Clay Lick
A fifteen minute boat ride and sixty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas, is a clay lick used both by parrots and parakeets. From a blind, you will see parrots and parakeets descend on most clear days to ingest the clay on a bank. Species such as Dusky headed and Cobalt winged Parakeet descend at this clay lick. With luck, we will also see some of the following species in the early morning rush: Mealy and Yellow-crowned Amazons, Blue-headed Pionus, Severe macaw and Orange-cheeled (Barraband`s) Parrot. We visit the lick at dawn, when parrots are most active as well as the midmorning to early afternoon.

Brazil Nut Trail and Camp
A few minutes hike from the lodge, is a beautiful old growth patch of Brazil Nut forest that has been harvested for decades (if not centuries), where the precarious remains of a camp used two months out of the year by Brazil Nut gatherers can still be experienced. We will be demonstrating the whole process of the rain forest's only sustainably harvested product from collection, transportation to drying.

Mammal Clay Lick
Twenty minutes walking from Refugio Amazonas, is a peccary clay lick. These wild rain forest pigs show up in herds of five to twenty individuals to eat clay during the late morning. Chances of spotting them are around 15% but well worth the short hike. Other wildlife also show up including deer, guan and parakeets.

Night walk
You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but difficult to see. Easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Peruvian Amazon

Transfer Out - Pto. Maldonado

Breakfast

Transfer Boat - Refugio Amazonas to Tambopata River Port

Transfer Tambopata River Port to Pto Maldonado Headquarters

Transfer Puerto Maldonado Headquarters to Airport
We retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado to our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.

Visiting Attractions

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 3-Night accommodation based on double occupancy.
  • Includes all meal on the itinerary, accommodations, and services
  • All river transportation, and transfer from and to the airport of Puerto Maldonado.

Package Excludes

  • Single supplement fee
  • Alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind
  • Laundry, phone calls or messages.
Special Notes

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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