Puerto Maldonado With Corto Maltes

FOREWORD

The Amazon rainforest of Peru is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. It houses 15% of all known species of terrestrial plants and around 10% of the mammals in the jungle. In one hectare of forest can be found up to 300 different species of trees. In the Peruvian Amazon also home to about 220,000 people from 180 indigenous tribes living in the interior of the Amazon jungle with a much larger number of settlers. The forest provides these people with everything from food and shelter to tools and medicines, and has a central role in the spiritual life of the Indians.

 

ITINERARY

DAY 1.

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado.  You will be Met at the airport and transferred to the lodge by boat.  Following a 40 minute journey you will arrive at the Corto Maltes Amazonia lodge.  You will receive a welcome drink and then settle into your bungalow.  Next will be lunch followed by some free time.  At 3:30pm you will take your first excursion into the Rain Forest, observing a large variety of medicinal plants, tropical trees, insects and butterflies. During our 2 ½ to 3 hour walk we will take a brief rest at a viewpoint to watch Toucans and other birds. After returning to the lodge, we will take a boat ride for an exciting night time “Caiman Safari”.  After returning from viewing the Caimans dinner will be served at the lodge.

DAY 2

We wake up at 5:30am for the 20 minute walk to the clay lick to see the amazing spectacle of parrots and parakeets arriving to eat the special clay necessary for their diet.  Upon our return, breakfast will be served at 8:00am.  There will be free time until 10:30 am, at which time we will be getting back on the boat to visit “Monkey Island”.  This will be an unforgettable experience so remember your camera.  Next we will embark on a 5 km hike through tropical jungle during which we will have a delicious picnic lunch at the lake side.  The lake is a special place where numerous species of animals live, including giant Amazon otters, large and small birds such as Hoatzins, Kingfishers and Anhingas. We will also observe Howler, Squirrel and Capuchin monkeys.  The famous Paiches (the biggest scaled fish in the Amazon) live in the lake.  All this can be viewed comfortably from a paddle canoe until dusk.  During the return to the river at night you have the opportunity of seeing the nocturnal animals of the jungle. After returning you will have time to take a refreshing shower before dinner that is served at 8:00 pm.
Following dinner there is time for discussion on the restaurant terrace, then to bed, not forgetting to say good night to the Southern Cross.

DAY 3

Breakfast is served at 8:00am followed by free time until 10:00 when will be leaving for another journey to explore a mysterious small river. On the river you and your guide will have the opportunity to fish and see the rainforest from a different prospective.  Here we have a chance to see the large blue morph butterfly, along with a wide variety of tropical birds.  We will return to the lodge for lunch and at about 3 pm, we will go to a beach on the banks of the Madre de Dios River for those who wish to swim.  Next we will go to a farm to learn about tropical fruit trees, and to try some of their fruits.
Dinner will be served at 8pm and then after watching the stars from hammocks in front of your bungalow you can retire to bed.

DAY 4

Breakfast is served at 8:00 am before the return boat ride and transfer to the airport.
END OUR SERVICE

INCLUDE

Transport round trip from airport to port of the boat, Lodge during the trip a
bungalow double or triple, all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), the tours with the
specialist guide in the jungle area (flora and fauna).

NOT INCLUDED
  • Flight tickets
  • Airport taxes