Day 1 - Transfer from Puerto Maldonado Airport to the Tambopata River Port by boat (2.5 hours)
Settle into your room at the lodge. After dinner, set out on a Caiman search at the river’s edge, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes.
Visit Oxbow Lake and take a canoe or catamaran trip looking for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman, horned screamers, and otters which are can sometimes be seen here plus overhead sightings of macaws.
A 15 minute boat ride and one hour walk from Refugio Amazonas is a clay lick used both by parrots and parakeets. From a hide observe parrots and parakeets such as Dusky Headed and Cobalt Winged Parakeet which land on most clear days to ingest the clay on a bank.
After breakfast transfer back to Puerto Maldonado Airport (2.5 hours) by boat for your afternoon flight.
Optional trip ex Ecuador after Galapagos tour:
You will be met at Iquitos Airport and transferred to the pier for a speedboat transfer (approx 4 hours) up the Amazon River, then the Tahuayo tributary to Amazonia Expeditions Lodge. Accommodation is in private cabins, most with ensuite bathrooms, in a beautiful, remote, jungle setting on the river.
Days 2 & 3
Guided excursions in and around the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve include:
Depart the lodge after your morning excursion by boat to return to Iquitos.
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3 meals per day
Please note that pricing is in US Dollars
2017 Ex Lima or Puerto Maldonado: US$655 per person share twin + flights. (Price does not include flights to and from Puerto Maldonado)
2017 Iquitos: US$895 per person share twin + flights. (Price does not include flights to and from Iquitos)
2017 Ex Lima or Puerto Maldonado: Available year round, start any day - subject to flight & room availability
2017 Iquitos: Available year round, start any day - subject to flight & room availability
Refugio Amazonas is a 32-bedroom lodge four hours from the Puerto Maldonado Airport located in a 200-hectare private reserve within the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve, a 1.3 million hectare conservation unit.
The lodge’s rooms overlook tropical rainforest allowing guests to enjoy this unique ecosystem. Wild monkeys and birds are often visible from the windowless verandah, which also provides excellent ventilation. The rooms are built with local materials such as wood, bamboo, adobe mud and palm trees. All have private bathrooms.
Activities include nature walks, visits to local communities, boat trips, night spotting – all with local guides and a resident naturalist to give you an insight into life in the Amazon jungle.