DAY 1 DISCOVER DE JUNGLE
at Padre Aldamiz International airport. Here your
professional guide will await you. He will accompany you
throughout your stay. From there we will go to our
office to obtain the official waterway permits (you can
also guard luggage you won’t need during your stay).
Meanwhile you can visit the town’s main square and also
take some photos of the beautiful scenery overlooking
the confluence of the rivers Madre de Dios and Tambopata
from Grau square.
Embarkation will be at Capitania Port, the destination
being our lodge. We will navigate approximately 40
minutes on the Madre de Dios River in a typical
Arrival at the Corto Maltes Amazonia Lodge. Here we will
have a welcome cocktail. Afterwards you will be handed
over the keys to your bungalow and we will have lunch.
The kitchen of our Lodge stands out for the beautiful
presentation and the exquisite tastes of the dishes
prepared by our French chef.
After that you will have some free time to get
comfortable in your bungalow, or take a refreshing dip
in our pool.
3:30pm: It gets time to have some first contact with the
jungle. On this trek you will see a large variety of
tropical trees, medicinal plants, insects, butterflies
and other animals. Upon return we will make a small stop
at a lookout. Here you can observe toucans, macaws and
other species of birds upon your return for sunset. (Duration:
between 2,5 and 3 hours)
Returning to the lodge you can take a refreshing dip in
the pool or have an exotic cocktail in our terrace- bar.
You could also watch the sunset in the relaxing,
tranquility of palm and mango trees at our port.
7pm: Before dinner we will go on a nightly boat trip, a
little safari trying to spot the white caiman (caiman
crocodylus) that lives in the river banks.
8pm: After the delicious dinner, those who wish can have
some Smalltalk in our reclining seats or have some fun
and make friends with other travelers in the bar.
Another option is to take a bath in the pool (with bar)
under the shining Amazon sky and marvel at the Cross of
the South. (B, L, D)
DAY 2 MONKEY ISLAND AND LAKE SANDOVAL
5:30am we will go on a trek of about 20 min until we
arrive at the parrot clay- lick. Here a minimum of five
different species feeds on special clay, vital to their
metabolism. It’s a truly marvelous, multicolored
8am: Breakfast and free time to explore the splendid
gardens of Corto Maltes Amazonia. We have dozens of
varieties of exotic plants and flowering trees.
10:30am: Again we will navigate the Madre de Dios River.
This time on an expedition destined to “Monkey Island”
where some species of these interesting and entertaining
animals live in freedom. Following another boat ride of
30 min we will enter the territory of the Tambopata-
Candamo National Reserve. We will trek 5km through the
dense vegetation of the tropical rainforest. Giant trees,
snakes, monkeys, birds and sometimes even the illusive
jaguar can be observed here
Our destination is heavenly Sandoval Lake. Its
privileged settings are shared by numerous species of
animals: Birds (in particular Hoatzins, Kingfisher, and
Cormorants), different species of monkeys (Squirrel
monkeys, Howler monkeys, Capuchin monkeys). At the lake
itself we can enjoy the spectacle of Giant River Otters.
Black Caimans and Piranhas (sometimes we can even
observe anacondas in the areas covered by reed). This is
also the habitat of the giant Arapaima, a fish of more
than 2,5m, weighing in at +200kg. Traveling by canoe,
the sunset in the lake is a spectacular unforgettable
sight. On our return to the river we might be able to
spot some nocturnal animals.
8pm: The body demands rest and food after an active day
in the jungle. You will enjoy the exotic tastes of our
meals, especially our desserts. If you still have energy
left you can share moments of music and conversation in
the bar whilst having a cocktail or enjoy the sounds of
the rainforest surrounding you from your hammock.
After a long day full of activity you will enjoy the
comfort of you bungalows hammocks. You can also recover
with a massage by the lodges’ qualified masseurs. (B, L,
DAY 3 GAMITANA CREEK
8am: Breakfast and free time to have a bath in the pool
or maybe buy some exclusive Amazon handicrafts and
jewelry in our shop.
10am: We will follow the course of the river for
approximately 1,5 hours in order to visit a native
community. Occasionally we can see monkeys, river
turtles, caimans and various birds in the dense
vegetation of the riverbanks. We will also see some
medicinal plants. (Sangre de Grado, Oje, Capirona)
The “Project for the Rescue of Cultural Values” supports
the local native community “Palma Real”. It is the
biggest with approximately 200 families of the Ese’eja
This project, located at Gamitana creek works together
with two families that will introduce us to the cultural
values of their ancestors, their language, their customs,
their garments and their dances. In an era where
globalization rapidly changes traditional societies this
is a great opportunity to have direct contact with this
tribe of ancient warriors and hunters. As well as a
chance to support them economically with the purchase of
some of their handmade products
1pm: Circumnavigating the Gamatina creek we can
occasionally see animals escaping the human presence.
Afterwards we will visit a chakra (local term for farm).
We will get to know a variety of tropical fruits and
other local products (Cocoa, bananas, café, cocona).
Here we will also have lunch consisting of a typical
The chacarero(farmer) will also let us taste some of the
fruits that will later be taken to the city of Puerto
Maldonado for consumption.
Upon return to the lodge you will surely enjoy a bath in
our swimming pool; maybe with a cocktail that might also
serve as an aperitif for dinner.
8pm: Dinner is served. After dinner you can retire to
our bar to have some tropical cocktails, relax chit-chatting
in our reclining seats at the central terrace or have a
bath in the pool underneath the shining Amazon sky. (B,
DAY 4 VISIT TO TARICAYA CENTRE
8am: Breakfast and free time.
10.30am: Boat ride of approximately 90 min to the
“Taricaya Biological Centre” (headquartered in the UK)
This centre can count on the collaboration of
universities from around the globe who send volunteers
helping to guard and reintroduce hurt or confiscated
animal s into their natural habitat. We will have
sufficient time to see the animals and visit the
facilities accompanied by a volunteer of the centre.
The name of the centre “Taricaya” goes back to a
conservation project for the river turtles or
“tarikayas” that collects, and incubates the eggs and
returns the offspring back to the Madre de Dios River
upon birth.(unfortunately there is a black market who is
responsible for adding this animal to the list of the
species in danger of extinction)
There are lots of animals to be seen: Jaguars, various
monkeys, tapirs, peccaries and exotic birds such as the
Hurt or sick animals captured on the black market or
brought from the jungle are nursed and later on returned
to their natural environment. The Centre has also
constructed a Canopy Walk (Suspension bridge at a height
of 42m with a length of 90m, mainly for bird watching).
1pm: Lunch, afterwards 30min of free time you might want
to use to talk to the resident volunteers.
2:30pm: 30min trek through primary rainforest to the
3pm: After climbing the first tower of 14m we will
ascend to a platform (height 42m) via the suspension
bridge. Here we have an extraordinary panoramic view of
the jungle. The trees seen from above, the sounds of the
jungle emerging from underneath our feet and the
overwhelming green for as far as the eye can see. Few
times will you have the chance to experience the jungle
in this unique way.
4pm: Return to the boat. Throughout the journey back to
Corto Maltes Amazonia you can marvel at the sunset
showing off shades of gold, pink, yellow and green
creating an almost magical atmosphere. Upon return to
the lodge you can refresh yourself at the pool or slow
down in the hammocks. Alternatively a massage by the
lodges’ qualified personnel might just make your stay
with us unforgettable.
8pm: Every dinner is a chance to taste new dishes at
Corto Maltes Amazonia. The imagination of our French
chef will fascinate you with every dish and his desserts
made of tropical fruits.
The night comes alive with animal sounds. You can enjoy
this concert in our bar with a cocktail or maybe a cup
of tea. The starry night sky is spectacular, especially
in moonless nights when the jungle is even more
mysterious. (B, L, D)
DAY 5 TRANSFER OUT
After breakfast is time to say goodbye to the setting
and staff of Corto Maltes Amazonia. Your guide will
accompany you on your way back to the city. We will pass
by our office again to recollect the baggage left.
Following that we will visit the local market to show
you agricultural products of the region; especially
fruits of the Amazon. Afterwards our personnel will
accompany you to the airport wishing that your stay was
as pleasant for you as it was for us to show you this
beautiful corner of Peru.
END OF SERVICES
Please note that the program may vary slightly so as to
maximize your wildlife sightings, depending on the
reports of our researchers and experienced naturalist
guides based at the lodge.
INCLUDES: All hotel and lodge
accommodations based on double occupancy. All scheduled
land, lake and river transportation. All transfers. All
scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide
services. All entrance fees. Meals as specified in the
itinerary. B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE
Entrance to the protected area of Tambopata (INRENA TAX)
is USD 36 per person, International or domestic airfares,
airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage
charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight
cancellations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or
bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry,
phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of
international flights and items of personal nature.