Puerto Maldonado Program with Hacienda Concepción Lodge
The Amazon rainforest, it is also well known as Amazonia. It is one of the world’s greatest natural resources.
The Peruvian Amazonia has the major fauna and the flora diversity in which all visitors have the oportunity to have what a natural paradise can give you. The sound of the Amazon River, the whole natural environment, the sing of the birds; all combined in just one place give all travelers the peace and adventure that they are looking for.
Start your journey arriving to Puerto Maldonado and checking-in at the INKATERRA LOUNGE (BUTTERFLY HOUSE).Immerse yourself in the rainforest navigating on an outboard dugout canoe along the Madre de Dios River to Hacienda Concepción (approximately 25-minute navigation). Taste a buffet LUNCH with organic ingredients and native flavors. After lunch, take a walk at CONCEPCIÓN TRAILS, our inside property nature trails, where you will discover and learn about primary and secondary rainforest, its components, uses, transformations by the human being, and its relevance for the world. At dusk navigate on canoe in the TWILIGHT RIVER excursion. Sailing on the Madre de Dios River, you will learn about its ecosystems, Amazon creeks, nocturnal animals’ behavior, and the southern constellations. In the evening enjoy a nice DINNER at our main house.
New experiences are ahead and after taking a nutritious buffet BREAKFAST, get ready for a long trek through terra firma in the Tambopata National Reserve to LAKE SANDOVAL. Here you will understand why Madre de Dios is called the biodiversity capital of the world, while learning about the reserve’s conservation efforts and the lake’s formation. Travel across this mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter (Pteronurabrasiliensis), blue and yellow macaw (Araararauna), red howler monkey (Alouattaseniculus), black caiman (Melanosuchusniger), and one of the world’s biggest fresh water fishes, the paiche (Arapaima gigas). Back to the lodge for LUNCH because later on the INKATERRA CANOPY WALKWAY& ANACONDA WALK await for you. Take a 20-minute outboard-dugout canoe ride to the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway Interpretation Center where you will learn about its construction and the conservation projects of ITA-Inkaterra Association (NGO). Ascend one of the two 98-foot towers (30 meters.) and cross the 7 hanging bridges that connect the treetopsat91 feet high (28 meters.). Enjoy the breathtaking vistas and get the chance to watch white-throated toucans (Ramphastostucanus), woodpeckers, trogons, squirrel monkeys (Saimiriboliviensis) and the three-toed sloth (Choleopushoffmani). After descending keep on feeling the incredible primary rainforest vibe going for about 30 minutes along the 200-meter wooden bridge over the aguajales swamps. You will learn about the fauna and flora of these flooded ecosystems. Return to the lodge and enjoy a nice DINNER.
The sun rises once again and after BREAKFAST, get ready for the COCHA excursion. Enjoy a canoe ride on the Hacienda Concepción cocha. Try native fishing applying the “catch and release” techniques, as you enjoy the scenery observing hoatzins (Opisthocomushoazin), a diversity of fly catchers, and gray-necked wood rails (Aramidescajanea). Disembark at the remains of Fitzcarrald steam boat, and learn about its history. Getting back to Hacienda Concepción you will have LUNCH. In the afternoon prepare yourself for your next excursion at the RIVER ISLAND, known as “Rolin”. Take a boat ride and walk through the island. Learn about this flooded ecosystem and vegetation succession while enjoying bird watching. Later on explore our INLAND COLLPA. Walk 15 to 20 minutes toward one out of four clay licks that we have in Hacienda Concepción. Learn about this mammal inland collpa activity and the difference between collpas according to their location, while looking for footprints and traces of animal activity on the clay lick walls, such as the agoutis’, monkeys’, and peccaries’ among others. Back to the lodge relax and have a delicious DINNER.
After BREAKFAST buffet, take an outboard dugout canoe ride back to Puerto Maldonado. Arrive at the INKATERRA LOUNGE (BUTTERFLYHOUSE) where you may wait for your flight back home or to your next destination.
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- Assistance at the airport
- Round trip transportation by land and river (Airport / Lodge / Airport)
- Overnights at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion
- Full board
- Bottled water
- Programmed excursions (Spanish and English)
- Basic equipment for each excursion
- Entrance fees to Lake Sandoval (SERNANP),
- Inkaterra Canopy Walkway
- Personal expenses
- Additional services
- Compulsory supplement of US$ 70.00 per person on the nights of December
24th and 31st.