Tambopata National Reserve

3 day/2 night or 4 day/3 night

One of the true remaining jewels of the Amazon Rainforest, Tambopata National Reserve is a must-visit destination for nature lovers. Explore the spectacular wildlife of the area, get superb views of the forest from a scaffolding canopy tower, see flocks of macaws feeding on a clay lick, browse the wide rivers, listen the singular sounds of the animals and just fall in love with the vitality of the jungle.
There are programs with itineraries already defined and also a la carte one with a varied list of activities to choose from. Activities vary depending on the selected lodge. Our suggestions: Posada Amazonas Lodge: a perfect location for your first taste of the Amazon
Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica: a luxury lodge with a varied a la carte excursions
Refugio Amazonas: ideal both for soft adventurers and families
Tambopata Research Center: for those looking for an in-depth exploration of the Amazonian nature and wildlife due to its remote location .
-Remote lodges require a mínimum of nights.

Overwiew

  • Day 1 Arrive Puerto Maldonado – Travel by the river to your jungle lodge. Excursions
  • Day 2 At jungle lodge. Excursions, canopy walkway, clay lick
  • Day 3 Excursions. Return to Puerto Maldonado. Departure

Included

  • Round trip arrival and departure transfers
  • Accommodation at selected lodge
  • All meals. 24 hour drinking water (courtesy)
  • Guided excursions

Not inlcuded

  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar, laundry, medical expenses, etc.
  • Air tickets

Day 1 Puerto Maldonado – Jungle lodge

Upon arrival to Puerto Maldonado, proceed to the river port and depart by motor boat to your lodge. While sailing down the river, enjoy the beautiful Amazon jungle having an introduction to one of the most spectacular areas of virgin forests in the world.

During your days in the jungle (activities vary depending on the selected lodge)

Learn about the biodiversity of the area by walking in open trails, appreciate the flora and fauna with different types of vegetation, birds and animals as brown capuchin and squirrel monkeys…just discover the incredible realm of the Amazon rainforest. Visit a scaffolding canopy tower to obtain spectacular views of the vast forest: toucans, parrots or macaws can be seen; visit lookout towers designed for birdwatching and viewing other animals living at this altitude.

Paddle around a beautiful lake in a canoe, searching for a resident family of the endangered giant river otters and other lakeside wildlife as red howler monkeys, macaws, prehistoric hoatzins or “shanshos”, herons and ospreys.

Visit a parrot clay lick to observe dozens of parrots and parakeets descend on most clear mornings to ingest the clay on a river bank. Get to know a communal organization that produces medicines and learn about the different medicinal plants.

Immerse yourself into this unique and different world and get unforgettable memories while spotting birds hiding in the canopy, elusive monkeys and spectacular plant life. Enjoy spectacular sunsets and countless oranges and pinks reflecting off the water in lovely patterns and at night, when mammals are active but rarely seen, witness the fascinating transformation from a diurnal to a nocturnal environment. Listen to the frogs with shapes and bizarre sounds and other animals and birds adapted to the night.

Day 3 Jungle lodge –Puerto Maldonado

Return to Puerto Maldonado sailing by the river, and transfer to the headquarters to pick up the large luggage not taken to the lodge before proceeding to the airport to board your flight. This may require a dawn departure depending on your flight schedule and selected lodge.

Day 1 Cusco – Sacred Valley

Upon arrival to Cusco, transfer to your hotel at the gorgeous Sacred Valley. En route, visit Awanacancha to meet native weavers and see South American camelid species, including alpacas, vicunas, llamas and guanacos, and make a brief stop at the colorful Pisac market, where you can interact with the artisans and shop for handicrafts and souvenirs before continuing to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 2 Sacred Valley – Hike – Machu Picchu

A perfect combination for those who love history and nature enjoying the Sacred Valley in a different way. Make a gentle uphill hike through a labyrinth of ancestral paths to see amazing pre-Hispanic terraces still cultivated today, a big Inca irrigation channel, the restored colonial church of Santiago Apostol with exquisite oil paintings, and a fine altar while enjoying a beautiful and peaceful natural environment. Buffet lunch at a countryside restaurant and proceed to Ollantaytambo, an Inca town with narrow cobbled stone streets and place of a great complex of buildings at its upper part, with an impressive ceremonial center used for water worship. Ollantaytambo, an example of Inca urban planning that is still alive today, is undoubtedly one of the master works of the Incas. Transfer to the station and depart by train to Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu for overnight.

Day 3 Machu Picchu – Cusco

An unforgettable experience. This morning you will be driven to the citadel nestled in a location that can only be described as magnificent. Overseeing a deep canyon of the Urubamba River, fine stone carved stairways will take you to ceremonial shrines, the Sun Dial, agricultural terraces, squares and the urban areas. With a history dating back to the 15th century, this enigmatic site where the energy can be felt all around has not revealed yet the mysteries behind its construction. After the guided tour, free time to explore this wonder. Afternoon return to Cusco and transfer to your hotel.

You may optionally climb up the Huayna Picchu Mountain, the Machu Picchu Mountain or the Sun Gate.

Day 4 Cusco

Morning at leisure.

The afternoon tour will lead you to discover the captivating city and the impressive nearby archaeological sites. Start visiting the Koricancha, known as the Temple of the Sun and the Cathedral, a colonial masterpiece with beautiful wood carvings and places of worship. Head uphill to Sacsayhuaman, a vast fortress built with huge stones showcasing the exceptional work performed by the Incas, and continue on to the archaeological complex of Kenko with its zigzagging structures. Following this ancient route of the empire, get to the “Red Fortress” of Puka Pukara, presumed to be a military post, and the Inca Baths of Tambomachay with its sophisticated canal system.

Day 5 Cusco

Transfer to the airport to board your flight to the next destination.