Shansho  Hoatzín

Shansho Hoatzín

Herbivorous bird, one of the most unique on the planet that lives in the Peruvian Amazon

Cock of the Rock

Cock of the Rock

Its name in Quechua "tunqui", lives in the forests of the high forest and is considered the national bird

Black lizard

Black lizard

Endangered species, is the largest reptile in the Peruvian Amazon

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Peru Travel Adventures invites you to venture in the Southern Jungle, the most beautiful rainforest of Peru. A green paradise, particular famous for its monkeys, giant river otters, black caimans, capybaras, tapirs, and hundreds of bird species. The world's largest known mineral clay lick is found also at this area, where hundreds of parrots and macaws congregate daily to lick the clay. Explore with us this wonderful lowland and learn also about the native people who live in small communities along the Tambopata River. Explore by night the Tambopata River in a motorized canoe and discover the great nocturnal life hidden at the shore of the river.

Program 3 days / 2 nights

Day 1°: Arrival in Puerto Maldonado

Upon your arrival from Lima or Cusco, a representative from PERU TRAVEL ADVENTURES will meet you at the airport of Puerto Maldonado. Our representative will be waiting at the arrival gate, holding a board on which your names will be written. Once you had met our representative, you will be conducted to our office located ten minutes away from the airport. 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. After packing the necessary stuff, we will board our jungle truck and then will drive on a bumpy dirt road for about 20 kilometers till the local port located at the Native Community of Infierno. Here we will have some free time to stretch our legs and later on we will board a motorized canoe. Our motorized canoe will navigate up river for about 50 minutes till the zone where our jungle lodge is situated. During this you will really catch your first glimpse of the Tambopata rainforest, observing lush vegetation, native houses, and with a little luck you may stumble upon some birds and animals. A box lunch will be provided on board. Upon your arrival at Posada Amazonas Lodge, the manager of the lodge will welcome you with a refreshing jungle drink and then will provide information about the lodge and the excursions that will take place during your stay.
Our first excursion will take place at the CANOPY TOWER, located some 20 minutes away from the lodge. The canopy tower is 30 meters high and allows visitor to see a wonderful panorama of the vast rainforest. It is very common to see from the top of the tower parrots and macaws flying by, so keep your ayes wide open and don't forget you camera. After some time we will descend and then will walk back to the lodge. Dinner at the lodge. Overnight in Posada Amazonas.

Day 2°: Jungle Excursion

We will have breakfast very early, and then we will head to the river where will take a bout ride for about 30 minutes. Later on we will leave the boat and start a 45 minutes walk into to the forest following a trail that leads to a nice oxbow known as TRES CHIMBADAS. Once there you will paddle around the lake in a catamaran, searching for the resident family of nine giant river otters (seen by 60% of our lake visitors) and other lakeside wildlife such as caiman, hoatzin and horned screamers. After some time we will get back to mainland and start to walk back to the boat. On the way back our guide will show us some plant and tree species. Once back at the lodge we will take a break, and later on we will go to visit a small clay lick. This clay lick is only a twenty minute walk from Posada Amazonas. From a blind or hide located about twenty meters away you will see dozens of parrots and parakeets. Species such as Mealy and Yellow-headed Amazon, Blue-headed Parrot and Dusky headed Parakeet are usually seen at this spot. The clay lick is mostly active at dawn, during the late mornings and mid-afternoons. After some time we will return to the lodge. Lunch at the lodge.
In the afternoon we will head back to the river and will catch the boat one more time. This time we will visit an interesting medicinal garden, located just 20 minutes away from our lodge. On this visit we will meet a shaman or healer, the man in charged of this medicinal center. This shaman will guide us through the forest, showing us his medicinal plants and also will explain about their curative properties. Later on we will return to the lodge, just before sunset. Overnight at the Posada Amazonas.

Day 3°: Departure day

At the designated time, our guide will lead you down to our private dock where we will take the boat back to Puerto Maldonado. Depending on airline schedules, your journey back to the city may require dawn departures. Once in Puerto Maldonado, we will go to our office to pick our luggage and then we will head to the airport.
End of our service.

What is included on this day

  • Transporte Privado Pick up at the airport in Puerto Maldonado
  • Transporte Privado Transfer in motorized canoe to our lodge
  • Guía Profesional All meals
  • Transporte Privado Guided tours in the jungle, including the visit to Oxbows and jungle communities
  • Boleto Turistico Entrance fees
  • Guía Profesional 02 nights accommodation at the Posada Amazonas Lodge
  • Primeros Auxilios Transfer back to the airport in Puerto Maldonado

What is not included

  • El almuerzo Flight tickets to Puerto Maldonado
  • El almuerzo Tips


  • We recommend that each visitor limit gear to good binoculars; camera gear; tight-weave, light weight, light colored, long cotton pants; long sleeved, tight-weave, light colored cotton shirts; undergarments; absorbent socks; ankle-high hiking boots; sneakers; a powerful flashlight with batteries; a small toilet kit; a water bottle; sunblock lotion; sunglasses; a secure, broad-brimmed hat; 100% waterproof, head-to-ankle rain suit; insect repellent; yellow fever inoculation certificate; small denomination bills and a small daypack.
  • Luggage is hand carried from the boats to your rooms. We strongly recommend you limit the weight of your luggage to 15 kilograms (32 pounds) a piece.
  • If you are visiting other destinations in Peru that require different kinds of clothing, you can always pack separate bags and safely leave them at our offices in Puerto Maldonado on the first day of the itinerary, so we won't be carrying them around with no use. Your bag will be waiting for you at the airport the day you leave.

Additional information

  • All your personal information is required at the moment of your booking.
  • Confirmation of the excursion will be received at time of booking.
  • All tours are operated in English unless otherwise stated.

Travel voucher

  • For every confirmed booking you will be required to print your electronic voucher for presentation at the moment we start the excursion. The electronic voucher acts as a confirmation for all the services you request.

Local Operator Information

  • We will send you complete operator information, including phone numbers at your destination.
  • Our Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
NOTE: Please note that prices are indicated for a minimum of 2 persons.

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