Experience another side of Peru on this exploration of lush forests in the Amazon River Basin. Thatched-roof bungalow accommodations and unusual wildlife – think toucans, tapirs, giant otters, monkeys, and more – complete your exclusive jungle experience.
Your journey to Tambopata National Reserve in Peru’s Amazon River Basin offers a range of land and river excursions that introduce you to the magic of the Southern Amazon rainforest. Create your own style of trip by selecting from different excursions with a range of three intensity levels, some ideal for children, while others are for the more intrepid. Upon arrival, you’ll schedule your guided excursions (subject to weather and depending on your desired activity level) with the lodge staff.
Into the Amazon River Basin
Your rainforest experience begins in Puerto Maldonado, where, after being picked up at the airport by lodge staff, you embark on a 45-minute boat ride along the wide Madre de Dios River. Upon arrival at Reserva Amazonica Lodge, bordering the Tambopata National Reserve, a guided walk along the lodge's trail system will introduce you to the many species of flora and fauna found in the forest. Before the evening meal, there is time for a twilight river excursion, followed by cocktails and dinner.
Reserva Amazonica LodgeTambopata National Reserve, Peru
Perched on the banks of the mighty Madre de Dios River in Peru?s Amazon River Basin, Reserva Amazonica Lodge offers individual cabaña style accommodations surrounded by the rainforest and miles of trails. Naturalist guided outings include rainforest walks, boating, and bird watching. Superior river view cabañas offer comfortable beds with canopy mosquito nets, lantern lighting, and screened siesta porch with relaxing hammocks. Luxury suites offer spacious bedrooms and bathrooms. Enjoy extensive spa services, daily tea time, balconies for bird watching and star gazing, and a beautiful central lodge with bar and restaurant featuring authentic, local cuisine.
Lake Sandoval and Canopy Walk
Early risers will have the best opportunity for enjoying the variety of bird life in the area, and breakfast begins early, to avoid the heat of the day and enjoy nature at its fullest. This morning perhaps you'll choose to join an excursion to Sandoval Lake. After a short boat ride down river, we disembark and walk 1-2 miles over flat forest trail to Sandoval Lake. We board a platform style boat here, and ply the peaceful waters on the lookout for the rare giant otters that live in the lake. After lunch and an afternoon siesta, join other guests for a canopy walk across towers and suspension bridges, allowing you to discover the rich forest from another angle. If you like, linger to appreciate the sunset from one of the towers. This evening, after cocktails and dinner, the naturalist guides present a slide show to further enhance your understanding of this important ecosystem and its treasures.
Today you can board the river boat once again for a trip to Gamitana Creek, 45 minutes from the lodge. Here, we have the opportunity to visit a small farm carved into the rainforest, where much of the produce for our lodge is grown. We enjoy a picnic lunch on the trail, and our guide introduces us to how the local farmers cultivate their fruits and vegetables. This afternoon, you will have some leisure time to just relax and enjoy your surroundings. If you like, you can indulge yourself with a spa service (at additional expense).
Butterfly Farm and Departure
After breakfast, we return by boat to Puerto Maldonado. Upon arrival, there is time to visit a local butterfly farm before proceeding to the airport.
Please note that this is a typical itinerary, and actual activities may vary due to weather conditions, local events, and to allow serendipity to play a hand in your experience. Accommodations are as outlined in the itinerary, although we reserve the right to change these or the order visited should the need arise.
$1,295 Per Person
See single supplement policy below.
Accommodations (hotels, tents, cruise cabins) are based on double occupancy. A single supplement is paid by participants who specifically request single accommodations, subject to availability. If you reserve at least 120 days prior to departure, you may be eligible for a reduced or free single supplement.* This is generally limited to the first one or two solo travelers to reserve, and the reduction is outlined in the pricing for each trip. Please note, free or reduced single supplements are not combinable with other offers or promotions.
If you are traveling alone and wish to share accommodations, we will try to match you with a roommate of the same gender. If you reserve at least 120 days ahead and a roommate is not available, you will only be charged a “forced” single supplement in the amount of 50% of the standard single supplement* (unless otherwise noted in the detailed itinerary). Single accommodations are limited so you are encouraged to reserve early!
*This may not apply to certain trips with unique accommodation arrangements. Please see specific trip information for more details.
Boundless Journeys trips are designed for energetic and flexible individuals who like to be active and have a spirit of adventure and a positive attitude. Typically, Into the Amazon is rated 1, easy, on a scale of 1-5 (with 5 being the most strenuous). The activities on this trip are easy. This Private Collection trip offers a certain degree of flexibility to make the trip more challenging or leisurely to suit you and your companions, and specific activities can be arranged upon arrival at the lodge (subject to weather conditions).
You will be met at the Puerto Maldonado airport upon arrival of your flight from Cuzco or Lima.
You will be transferred to the Puerto Maldonado airport in time for your departure flight.
Most Convenient Airport for Arrival: Puerto Maldonado Airport, Puerto Maldonado, Peru (airport code PEM) Most Convenient Airport for Departure: Puerto Maldonado Airport, Puerto Maldonado, Peru (airport code PEM)
The weather in the Amazon River Basin is predominantly warm and humid. The driest season lasts only from May through September, although the most significant rains fall from December through March, and rain can occur at any time of year. Temperatures do not fluctuate much, although nights do tend to be cooler from May through September.
The activities on this trip are easy. Specific activities can be arranged upon arrival at the lodge (subject to weather conditions).
This trip can be your own adventure by taking over one of our scheduled dates, or we can request a fresh one.
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