Puerto Maldonado Tambopata 3D/2N
Puerto Maldonado is a city in southeastern Peru,in the Amazon jungle, 55 kilometers (34 miles) west of the border with Bolivia, at the confluence of the Tambopata River and Madre de Dios, a tributary of the Amazon River. It is the capital of the Madre de Dios Region. Nearby are the Manú National Park, the Tambopata National, Reserve and the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. These are some of the most pristine rainforests in the world, including several lakes and arcades, where hundreds of birds, including macaws, feed on clay. History In 1901, the Peruvian government created a committee to explore the nation’s rainforest. Don Juan Villalta led an expedition along the Tambopata River, starting from Sandia. Villata founded Puerto Maldonado on July 10, 1902 as a station where the Tambopata was with the Mother of God. He called the port the name of Faustino Maldonado, from Tarapoto, who had explored the Madre de Dios in 1861 and had drowned in the rapids of the Mamoré river. The region of Madre de Dios was created by law on December 26, 1912 with Puerto Maldonado as its capital. The city was formally recognized in 1985. Climate Puerto Maldonado is located in the tropical basin of the Amazon. The weather is hot and humid at all times. The average annual temperature is 26 ° C (79 ° F), with the months of August and September being the hottest. Annual rainfall exceeds 1,000 millimeters (3.3 feet). The rainy season is from October to April. The main part of the city is located in a slightly elevated area that is not normally flooded in the wet season. Road trips often become impossible during this time. A low season occurs between June and August. A common phenomenon known locally as “surazo” or “friaje” occurs when polar winds blow from the mountainous south. The temperature will drop to only 8 ° C (46 ° F) for several days.
Your guide will pick you up at the airport or at the bus station. Then you will go to our office in Puerto Maldonado to register (passport number and flight number). Then, you will take the boat down the Madre de Dios River to reach our Lodge. After a one hour boat trip, you will arrive at the lodge where you will be given a fresh exotic fruit juice. You will get the key to your room. After resting a little, you will walk two hours through the jungle. Your guide will inform you about the exuberant vegetation (some trees are 500 years old). You will also have the opportunity to see birds (parrots, macaws …), snake monkeys, butterflies … You will discover our wonderful jungle. At night, you and your guide will go for a boat ride on the Madre de Dios River to look for alligators. You can see the bright red eyes of the alligators with a flashlight. You can also observe capybaras, the largest rodents in the world. They can weigh up to 60 kilos. Back at the lodge dinner will be served.
You will wake up early (5.30am) to reach an awning and a zip lining, which is 40 meters high. From there you can see different species of birds, such as the macaws or the eagles. After breakfast, you will go to Isla de los Monos, which is located in front of our lodge. There, you will see different types of monkeys. Then, you will take the boat again to reach the Tambopata National Reserve. After a five-kilometer hike, you will discover the incredible Sandoval Lake. It is a true wonder, where you will see a wide variety of animals, such as birds, monkeys, sloths … After a typical lunch, you will go for a boat ride on the lake to see the animals from closer. If it’s a lucky day, you might see giant otters (animals in danger of extinction) or very large black alligators (the largest recorded is five meters long). You will be back to the lodge at sunset.
After breakfast, you will return to the city to visit the local market and discover some tropical fruits. Your guide will take you to the airport or bus station.
– Private guide (speaks Spanish and English).
Mineral water in the shelter.
-4 nights accommodation (private room)
-All the entrance included Lake Sandoval (in reserve tambopata)
-First aid kit. -3 meals per day -Canopy –
– Kayac Roud activities
-Travel bus bed cusco-puerto maldonado-cusco –
YOU NEED TO BRING:
Repellent with a minimum of 30% deet.
Toilet paper Binoculars Camera with extra batteries.
Flashlight with extra batteries.
Sunscreen Pocket money Backpack Water bottle Sun hat Flips flops Airport
tax ($ 10)