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5-Day Puerto Maldonado Amazon Eco-Lodge Tour from Cuzco Tour Code: 022-9549

Experience the true lush Amazon jungle in person as you travel to Puerto Maldonado and the Madre de Dios River. Participate in a diverse selection of exciting activities that will get you to interact with nature and see a wild variety of native flora and fauna.
  • Hike in the heart of the Amazon
  • Watch for caiman on a night safari
  • Walk in the canopy of jungle trees
  • Visit the Taricaya Project Reserve
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Cusco, Peru
5 4
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    Single $929
    Double $651
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Day 1: Cuzco - Puerto Maldonado (317 km)

Today we will be picked up in Cuzco and transferred to the bus station in time (transfer fee is not included) to take a night bus from Cuzco to the town of Puerto Maldonado on the edge of the Amazon Jungle. (There will be no tour leader on the bus.)
  • Puerto Maldonado, PERU

    A city in southeastern Peru in the Amazon rainforest 55 kilometres west of the Bolivian border; located at the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios rivers, the latter of which joins the Madeira River as a tributary of the Amazon.
Standard Hotel: on bus

Day 2: Puerto Maldonado

Upon arrival to Puerto Maldonado, you will be picked up at the bus terminal between 07:00 and 08:00 am. You will get the opportunity to have a botanical tour in a tourism corridor created by a famous environmental activist, Don Viktor Zambrano, who won the National Geographic conservation award for South America in 2019 and president of the Izuyama community. You will then head towards the office from where you will be transferred to your lodge.

Embark for a scenic boat ride on the Madre de Dios River(around 1 hour and 15 minutes) that will lead you to your accommodation and marvel at the incredible fauna and flora through the heart of the Amazon Jungle.

Arriving in your accommodation, settle into your bungalow, have lunch and get some rest before exploring the tropical jungle. You will first enjoy a guided tour of the surroundings and the beautiful botanical garden (1 hour and 30 minutes). Your guide will then take you inside the lush jungle where you will admire nocturnal animals after the sunset (1 hour). Enjoy a delicious dinner and have a good night's sleep.

Standard Hotel: Eco-Lodge
Lunch: Included|Dinner: Included

Day 3: Jungle Walk - Taricaya Reserve

After breakfast at 07:00 am, go exploring the Taricaya Reserve, surrounded by trees of more than 300 years old and learn more about the history and biology of the amazing fauna and flora through a guided tour. Continue through a suspension bridge that will lead will to the first 15 meter-high platform in the crown of an old fig tree (Avatar platform). You will then get the chance to reach the highest tree platform in South America, the impressive 45 meter-high Lupuna tree platform (Canopy platform). From there, get a spectacular panorama of nature and the birdlife like macaws, parrots, and toucans.

Continue your way to the Taricaya Rescue Center where you will admire a large variety of rescued animals such as jaguars, pumas, bears, monkeys, turtles,... After lunch, get some rest before visiting the botanical garden with the diverse medicinal plants. After the sunset, get the chance to participate in a caiman crocodile search along the river and get a beautiful view of the starry sky. Have dinner and get some rest in your bungalow.

  • Puerto Maldonado, PERU

    A city in southeastern Peru in the Amazon rainforest 55 kilometres west of the Bolivian border; located at the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios rivers, the latter of which joins the Madeira River as a tributary of the Amazon.

    Reserva Ecologica Taricaya

    A private nature reserve located in the Peruvian Amazon along the Madre de Dios River, a major tributary to the Amazon River. It is about one hour away from the nearest city Puerto Maldonado by boat ride.
Standard Hotel: Eco Lodge
Breakfast: Included|Lunch: Included|Dinner: Included

Day 4: Puerto Maldonado

Start your day early at 04:30 am and have breakfast before heading up river (45 minutes) to the amazing Tambopata National Reserve. Get some incredible views of the ecosystem and marvel at anacondas, armadillos and many birds while you enjoy a 3 km trek to the Lake Sandoval. From here, you will embark on a rowboat, admire the pristine stunning lake and if you are lucky, get the chance to look at caiman crocodiles and giant river otters. After this great nature experience, you will do the 3 km trek back to the motorboat and return to the lodge for lunch.

Get some rest before taking off on a scenic inflatable boat ride and witness a splendid sunset on the Madre de Dios river. You will then enjoy a delicious Ayahuasca theme dinner. Your guide will show you demonstrations of this Ayahuasca plant and the famous brew made by the local shamans (there is no Ayahuasca taken during dinner). He will also explain to you the importance of this ceremony for the Amazonian people.

Standard Hotel: Eco Lodge
Breakfast: Included|Lunch: Included|Dinner: Included

Day 5: Puerto Maldonado-Cusco (317 km)

After check-out and breakfast, you will leave at 08:30 am and say goodbye to the incredible lush jungle. You will return at 09:30 am and get picked up for the drop-off point where you will enjoy your last day. You will be offered many activities like a mountain bike tour, swimming pool, fishing, football, fruit farm walks,... You will finally be picked up at 07:30 pm to the bus terminal and take the 9:15pm departure bus back to Cuzco.
Breakfast: Included|Lunch: Included
  • Cuzco Bus Terminal Transfer: Private Transfer at an extra fee
  • 21:00pm Cuzco Bus Station (Cruz del Sur Bus Station: Av. Industrial 121 Urb. Bancopata) departure on Day 1

Price Includes

  • Bus transportation
  • 3 nights Shared Twin accommodation
  • Meals: 3 Breakfast(s), 4 Lunch(es), 3 Dinner(s),
  • Jungle walk introduction, day and nights walks
  • Avatar and Canopy platforms
  • Tour of the Taricaya Rescue Center
  • Caiman alligator night search under the stars
  • Botanical/medicinal Garden and trails
  • Inflatable boat sunset experience
  • Tour of lake Sandoval

Price Excludes

  • Accommodation pick-up drop-off from Bus Stations
  • Other meals/drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips

Additional Note

  • This 5 Days / 4 Nights trip includes 2 Days / 2 Nights in the Amazon Jungle plus 2 Night Buses from/to Cuzco. Please be aware that the night bus journeys can be somewhat uncomfortable. The drive can take up to 10-12 hours on steep roads with many curves and an elevation change of about 3000m. We recommend purchasing this package with flights included for a shorter, more comfortable trip that allows you to make the most of your time.
  • Suggested Packing List: Repellent with a minimum of 15% deet, Binoculars, Camera with extra batteries, Flashlight with extra batteries, Sun lotion, Pocket money, Daypack, Water bottle, Sun hat, Sandals, Swimsuit & Towel, Toilet paper, Dark clothes.


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