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Refugio Amazonas 4 Days

Refugio Amazonas 4 Days

$770 per person

Explore Amazonas Refuge and get a better view of the experience in this lodge in the Amazon rainforest surrounded by the rainforest. Refugio Amazonas is the home of Amazonas Conectado. A collection of citizen science projects that study mammals, the canopy of the jungle and tiger moths. It can be part of your home, while you are in this cabin in the jungle or after your visit.

Customizable Tour

Daily Departures

Private Transfers

24/7 Support

Small Groups

Glowing Reviews

4 days
7+ Age
  • Highlights
    Lima, Puerto Maldonado, Amazon Rainforest
  • Duration
    4 days
  • Start Point
    Lima
  • Finish Point
    Lima
  • Trip Style
    Wildlife, Family Vacation
  • Included
    All meals in the Rainforest
    All Breakfasts
    Hotel nights as per the itinerary
    Travel Insurance
    24/7 Support
    Entrance fees
    Accredited Tour Guides
    Tours and Transfers
  • Not Included
    Domestic airfare
    Tips
    Meals not mentioned
    International airfare

PRICE PER PERSON

US$770
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Day 1: LIMA - PUERTO MALDONADO

Arrive in Lima and catch your flight to Puerto Maldonado

Upon arrival from Lima, we will welcome you at the airport and drive you ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.

We will drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business.

The two and a half hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas will take us past the Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit.

Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.

You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but difficult to see. Easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

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Day 2: AMAZON RAINFOREST

Today, you will visit the Oxbow Lake. We will paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and hornerd screamers, hoping to see the otters which are infrequently seen here. You will also be rewarded with overhead sightings of macaws.

Canopy Tower: A thirty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. The tower has been built upon high ground, therefore increasing your horizon of the continuous primary forest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve. From here views of mixed species canopy flocks as well as toucans, macaws and raptors are likely.

Farm Visit: Five minutes downriver from the lodge lies a farm owned and managed by charismatic Don Manuel from the neighbouring community of Condenado. He grows a variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops - just about every plant and tree you see serves a purpose.

Ethnobotanical Tour: Along this trail we will find a variety of plants and trees that are used by the local population with at least the same variety of purposes. We will learn about the medicinal (and other) uses of Ajo-Sacha, Yuca de Venado, Uña de Gato, Charcot-Sacha, Para-Para, among several others.

Tambopata National Reserve Lectures: Nightly lectures prepared by the staff of Refugio Amazonas cover conservation threats, opportunities and projects in the Tambopata National Reserve.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

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Day 3: AMAZON RAINFOREST

Parrot Clay Lick: A fifteen minute boat ride and sixty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas is a clay lick used both by parrots and parakeets. From a blind you will see parrots and parakeets descend on most clear days to ingest the clay on a bank. Species such as Dusky headed and Cobalt winged Parakeet descend at this clay lick. With luck we will also see some or all of the following species in the early morning rush: Mealy and Yellow-crowned Amazons, Blue-headed Pionus, Severe macaw and Orange-cheeled (Barraband`s) Parrot. We visit the lick at dawn, when parrots are most active or in midmorning or early afternoon, when they are active.

Brazil Nut Trail and Camp: A few minutes hike from the lodge is a beautiful old growth patch of Brazil Nut forest that has been harvested for decades (if not centuries) where the precarious remains of a camp used two months a year by Brazil Nut gatherers can still be experienced. We will be demonstrating the whole process of the rain forest's only sustainably harvested product from collection through transportation to drying.

Mammal Clay Lick: Twenty minutes walking from Refugio Amazonas is a peccary clay lick. These wild rain forest pigs show up in herds of five to twenty individuals to eat clay in the late morning. Chances of spotting them are around 15%, but well worth the short hike. Other wildlife also shows up including deer, guan and parakeets.

Night walk: You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but difficult to see. Easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

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Day 4: AMAZON RAINFOREST - PUERTO MALDONADO - LIMA

Time to say goodbye!

We retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.

Meals: Breakfast.