Arrival in Puerto Maldonado, Peru's capital of biodiversity. Following pickup at the airport, our trip begins with a tour of the city by bus. We continue to Capitanía, a small river port, where we'll board a motorized boat to cross the Madre de Dios River. We' arrive at the Lodge and enjoy an exquisite welcome drink. Then, we settle into our bungalows and have lunch.Cocha Caiman
After lunch, we visit a trail conveniently signposted to the Cocha Caiman, a small lake with an abundant presence of specimens of black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) and spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) guide. In the late afternoon, you will witness the spectacular sunset in the Amazon, an experience full of color ranges and breathtaking intensity. Upon returning to the hostel, there will be waiting a delicious dinner for you.
We wake up to the delightful song of birds in the surrounding canopy. After breakfast, we start our excursion with a walk deep into the jungle, making our way along specially-prepared paths and canyon bridges. Arrival at the majestic Lake Apu Victor, with its crystal clear waters, surrounding jungle marshes, and giant tree species.
Further along the way, we ascend to an observation point that opens up a spectacular panorama over the lake, making it possible to observe parrots, guacamayos (aras), tucans, camungo, shanshos, herons and other animals such as caimans, turtles. After several hours, we return to the lodge to enjoy an afternoon lunch.
In the afternoon, there is the option to visit Monkey Island, a unique place at the heart of the Madre de Dios River-just 5 minutes from the lodge. Along the way, we'll take in the extraordinary landscapes and exuberant flora that are home to a variety of monkey species. If you wish, the afternoon can also be spent relaxing at the lodge. We come together at the end of the day for a pleasant dinner.
After breakfast, we start an adventure into the virgin rainforest, accompanied by a local guide. We hike into the deep jungle, to get to the Lost Cocha which constitutes a refuge and feeding ecosystem for a huge variety of animals. There, we'll have the chance to observe Otters, Caimans, Turtles, Sachavacas (Tapirs) Birds with multicolored feathers, the majestic Jaguar and a variety of fish species. We will get to the extraordinary Observation Deck, from which we are able to appreciate the immense and magical rainforest. Afterwards, we have a pleasant canoe ride around the lake and return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, we have the opportunity to pay an optional visit to the local Botanical Garden or if you prefer, you also have the option to relax around the pool.
In the evening, enjoy dinner.
After breakfast, we start another excursion through the magical jungle, navigating along the Madre de Dios River, then beginning our walk toward the Gamitana River, which springs from the heart of the virgin jungle. Its impressive curves form long channels that we navigate by canoe while observing up close such animals as turtles, caimans, birds and a wide variety of insects. We will also be able to fish and take a quick dip in the river. We return to the lodge and end the day with a delicious farewell dinner.
Breakfast and transfer to Puerto Maldonado's airport.