Journey through the Amazon Jungle in Peru

This enthralling jungle adventure allows total immersion into the wild beauty of the Amazon in Peru. Walk through abundant rainforest, cruise along murky waterways, spot exotic wildlife and learn about the healing properties of native plants. This tour is an excellent introduction to the friendly people and amazing creatures of the Amazon.

Start
Cuzco, Peru
Finish
Lima, Peru
Countries
Themes
Short Breaks
Code
GGHA
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1 Max 16
Carbon offset
244kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Explore the steamy Amazon Jungle
  • Take wildlife-spotting hikes
  • Cruise the Amazon River in canoes
  • Climb a canopy tour

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 May 2014 to 31 December 2016. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2016 - 31 December 2016

Bienvenidos! Welcome to Peru.
We recommend that you arrive on a morning flight to Puerto Maldonado.

A lodge representative will welcome you at the airport. It is imperative that you inform us your arrival flight details into Puerto Maldonado at least 15 days prior to the start of the trip.

You will then head to the Amazon lodge's office in town (approx 15 minutes by van) for you to pack the necessary gear for the next few days and leave the rest, securely stored, behind.

Depending on your arrival time, you may have up to 2 hours free in Puerto Maldonado while the rest of the travelers in your fellow group arrive.

Travel by bus or motorized canoe to the Amazon lodge. Boats are 20 foot long roofed canoes with outboard motors.

Once you arrive at the lodge there is time to unpack and unwind before a short orientation and briefing on the lodge.

After dinner there is time to go to the river shore with the local guide and use our headlamps/torches to spot the red gleams of the reflection of caimans' eyes.

Rooms at the lodge are simple but comfortable and there are flushing toilets, showers, mosquito nets and kerosene lamps. The staff in the lodge is primarily local, including the multilingual guides, who can teach you all about the area's rich flora and fauna. Please note drinks and tips are not included while at the jungle lodges.

Overnight in jungle lodge.
The next two days are packed with activities. You will wake at dawn to the sounds of bird calls and travel by boat and foot to the oxbow lake. Cruise around the lake and keep an eye out for turtles, hoatzin and other local species of birds.

Activities may vary depending on the time of the year and weather however they normally include wildlife spotting and jungle walks with the opportunity to learn from a local guide about the many resources the Amazon provides from medicine to construction and food.

After dinner retire for the night or sit back and take in the many sounds of the Amazon jungle!

Overnight in jungle lodge.
After an early breakfast take a motorised canoe back to Puerto Maldonado port and a transfer to Puerto Maldonado airport. No accommodation is included tonight.
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Boat, Bus, Kayak
Accommodation
Jungle Lodge (3 nights)
Included activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer

Dates

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Important notes

SHARED SERVICES
This is a join in trip where you will be joined by other like minded travellers on transfers, at the jungle lodge and during jungle activities.

ARRIVAL TIME
You must arrive to Puerto Maldonado by 1pm on day 1 of the trip. As you will be picked from the airport by a lodge representative, it is imperative that you inform us your arrival flight details into Puerto Maldonado at least 15 days prior to the start of the trip.

PASSPORT DETAILS
Name and passport number are required at time of booking. Delays to provide this information may result in third party booking fees.

Trip notes

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