Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

11th Aug 2019
  • Flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado

    Early morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Cusco airport to board your flight to Puerto Maldonado city. You will be assisted with your flight check-in, baggage drop-off, and then escorted to the entrance to the security check area.
    Upon arrival at Puerto Maldonado airport, follow the signs for the baggage claim area, after collecting your luggage you will be in the arrivals area, where our staff, who will be holding a sign with Rahhalah logo, will welcome you.
    Transfer from Puerto Maldonado airport to Refugio Amazonas Lodge office

    Estimated driving time from Airport to lodge office: ten minutes

    Our staff will drive you to your Amazon Lodge office in town, where you will register,enjoy your first taste of the forest in the gardens, leave the excess luggage in a safe deposit and then leave Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, located in the Native Community of Infierno.
    Boat ride from Infierno Community to Refugio Amazonas Lodge

    Estimated boat ride time: two hours and thirty minutes

    You will board a boat and start your trip to Refugio Amazonas Lodge located inside Tambopata Reserve. During your boat trip you will enjoy a box lunch.
    Upon arrival at Refugio Amazonas, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.
    Please notice that guide will provide you with the necessary information in advance of every excursion. Your itinerary may be modified due to seasonal weather conditions that may affect the access to certain areas.

    Caiman Search
    After dinner we will walk by the river’s edge scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes.

    Overnight in Refugio Amazonas Lodge - Superior Room
    Meals included: Lunch and Dinner

Day 02

12th Aug 2019
  • Oxbow Lake - Canopy Tower – Ethnobotanical Tour

    After breakfast, 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 otters and macaws.
    A thirty-minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25-meter scaffolding canopy tower. 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 you will see toucans, macaws and raptors.
    After lunch, we will visit a farm owned and managed by Don Manuel from the community of Condenado. He grows a variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops.
    Late afternoon we will have an ethno botanical tour and learn about the variety of plants and trees that are used by the local population as medicine like Ajo-Sacha, Yuca de Venado, Uña de Gato, Charcot-Sacha, Para-Para, among several others.
    After dinner, there will be a presentation about ecotourism projects in Tambopata National Reserve.

    Overnight in Refugio Amazonas Lodge - Superior Room
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 03

13th Aug 2019
  • Boat ride from Refugio Amazonas to Puerto Maldonado city/Flight to Lima/ Departure Lima

    We retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.
    Flight from Puerto Maldonado city to Lima City
    Upon arrival in Puerto Maldonado, you will be driven to Refugio Amazonas Lodge, collect your excess luggage and then driven to the airport. You will be assisted with your flight check-in and baggage drop-off, then escorted to the entrance to the security check area. Upon arrival at Lima airport, follow the signs for the baggage claim area, after collecting your luggage you will be in the domestic arrivals area, where our staff will meet and assist you with your international flight check-in.

    Note: it is recommended that your international departure flights should be after 8 pm.
    Meals included: Breakfast