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.
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.
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.
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