Day 01: Monkey Island (Isla de los Monos) Arrival in Puerto Maldonado, followed by transfer to the river dock where we board our boat and set forth upon an unforgettable journey down the Madre de Dios River. Along the way can be observed the alligators (caimanes), turtles (charapas) and other fauna, as well as herons and varieties of bird species. Upon arrival at the EcoAmazonía Lodge, and enjoying an exquisite –and typical- welcome drink, you will settle in our comfortable bungalows. Lunch ensues shortly. Afterwards, in the company and assistance of our specialized guide, we visit Monkey Island (“Isla de los Monos”). Located only five minutes from the Lodge, in the middle of the Madre de Dios river, the Monkey Island hosts an ample variety of species of monkeys: These range from the noisy ones such as the Maquisapa (Spider Monkey), the happy Achuñi (Nasua nasua d.), the very impressive Fraile (Squirrel Monkey) to the very little and funny Leoncito, “little lions” (Tití –Cebuella pygmaea). The trip to the island affords very beautiful sightseeing of the local landscape as well as the flora and fauna that they host. And to top it all off, there is that breathtaking and sublime jungle sunset.
Crédito: Alejandro Balaguer / Promperu
Day 02 : “Cocha Perdida” (Lost Lake). After breakfast we set forth on an adventure thought the virgin jungle, led by our professional local guide: today’s hike will take us to the “Cocha Perdida” (Lost Cocha). This site effectively constitutes a unique protected Ecosystem, Refuge and Feeding ground for a great diversity of jungle fauna including Nutria (Otter Lutra incarum), Cayman (New World Crocodile), Turtles (Charapa), Sachavaca (Amazonian Tapir) the majestic Jaguar, or “Otorongo” (Panthera onça).As well as many birds of striking plumage as well as an ample variety of species of fish. This area is unique and distinctively particular to the EcoAmazonía Reserve, by virtue of having remained altogether unaltered, and conveniently surrounded by large swamps and wetlands. One of the highlights of today’s tour is certainly the ascent to the “Mirador” (the “Amazonian Overlook”) built atop the greatest of treetops in the Amazonian forest, the revered “Shihuahuaco” (Diptrax alata, a relative of the Mimosa and Copaiba family) from where a grand view of the great and magical forest can be admired. This is complemented by a pleasant canoe tour around the lake, after which we return to the Lodge and a well earned lunch. In the course of the afternoon, optional family visit to local family, to the botanical gardens and eco-swimming pool are available to guests and are free of any additional charge.. Return to Lodge and a delicious dinner
Crédito: Anibal Solimano / Promperu
Day 03: BRIOLO AND GAMITANA RIVERS Tambopata Ecological Reserve EcoAmazonía Lodge Rain Forest and Cloud Forest. After breakfast, at a previously indicated time, we set off on yet another excursion through the magic jungle. First we navigate along the Madre de Díos River until reaching the trailhead where our hike to the GAMITNA / BRIOLO Rivers begins. Both of these rivers originate in the heart of the virgin jungle and their numerous meanders and large winding channels form large navigable waterways. We return aboard canoe, closely observing along the way, fauna such as, turtles, caimans, butterflies and a great variety of insects, eventually arriving at the Lodge will, where we have dinner and spend the night.
Crédito: Antonio Salas / Promperu
Day 04: LAKE APU VICTOR The start of the day is heralded by the beautiful singing of birds After breakfast we set off on our hike through the deep forest, following paths and trails with bridges surmounting deep ravines. Along the way to we shall have a chance to observe the “Cave of the Caymans” Continuing our walk, we eventually arrive at the majestic setting of LAKE APU VICTOR, a body of beautiful crystalline waters, surrounded by extensive swamps, and gigantic trees. After awhile we shall climb to the Mirador Amazónico, an overlook eminently suited for the purpose of bird watching. From this point we can enjoy a panoramic view of the lake as well as observe the numerous Parrots, Guacamayos (Macaws), Tucans, Camungos (Hornbill), Shanshos (Hoatzin) and Egrets, as well as other animal species that abound in the area, such as caymans, turtles and –with luck- the Giant Otter (Lutra incarum). After several hours, we effect our return to the Lodge and partake of lunch. In the afternoon, we shall visit the Gamitana river, the source of which lies in the deep jungle, thus making it rather different from most of the other rivers, whose waters come tumbling down from the mountains. Along the shores can be seen caimans and turtles, other fauna and many kinds of butterflies. It is also possible to go for a swim. Back at Lodge in time for dinner.
Day 05: Return to Lima Breakfast and transfer to the airport It is recommended To take Light clothes, shirts long sleeve, long trousers, shorts, hats, impermeable dress coat, two pairs of tennis and slippers, sun lenses, repelente against mosquitos, blocking lot, clothes of bath, boots, binoculars, lantern, camera, film reel for its camera if it needed it, canteens, personal medicines
Includes : Transfer / airport / Lodge / airport. All meals. Lodging in typical bungalows Tours with specialized guides (English and Spanish)
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El departamento de Madre de Dios se encuentra Ubicado en la Selva del Perú
Location: Amazonian Jungle, southeastern Perú. It shares borders with Bolivia and Brasil. Area: km2 / miles2 Capital: Puerto Maldonado Altitude: –Lowest point : 183 masl/ 600fasl (Puerto Maldonado) –Highest point: 500masl/ 1640fasl (Boca manu) Acces by air: –Lima – Puerto Maldoando : 1hour y 30mimutes. –Cusco – Puerto Maldonado : 30 minutes
Madre de Dios Exuberant is the word that describes Madre de Dios with its infinite forests, sinuous rivers that rush towards the ocean, and life abounding in all its corners. Puerto Maldonado, the capital city, is an obligatory stop along the way to gain entrance to the national parks and reserves located in the area, and it has been, at certain moments, an important exporting site for rubber, wood, gold, and petroleum. At present, two of the main economic activities there are eco-tourism and chestnut harvesting. At only ten kilometers from Puerto Maldonado, or a one and half hour hike, you find Lake Sandoval, bordered by aguajales (swampy areas full of palm trees), orchids, kapok trees, caoba trees, and Mauritanian palm trees that grow up to thirty meters tall. The lake is also the home for a large variety of species such as toucans, macaws, parrots, egrets, tapirs, turtles, and the refuge for river otters and black caimans, two species on the brink of extinction. In the areas around Lake Valencia, 60 kilometers from Puerto Maldonado by the Madre de Dios River, there are several indigenous communities where the people make their living from fishing for tiger shovelnose catfish, gilded catfish, and paiche; this area is the habitat for plenty of flora and fauna, too. Even before Spanish arrived, Madre de Dios was seen as a land of legendes and was thought to be either El dorado or Paititi. During Inca times, it was part of the Antisuyo, the northeastern region of empire, but it represented a difficult territory to subject for the Inca monarchs, yet extremely valuable due to its natural resources. With the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors, many expeditions were organized for the purpose of exploring the region because it was thought that hidden in the thickness of the jungle was ak kingdom of unimaginable wealth. A series of explorers started out from differents routes without ever discovering the land of the legend bursing with gold. In 1902,. The city of Puerto Maldoando was founded and in 1912, the department of Madre de Dios was created. This name has its origin in an old story where dominican priests found an image of the Virgen Mary on the Shores of the según river.