Sandoval Lake 3D/2N
Pick up at your accommodation..........
08:00pm We will transfer you to the bus station.
NOTE: You can also avoid the bus by taking a flight, please let us know if you prefer this option. AIT can arrange this for you.
Day 1. -Monkey Island - Walking Tour.
07:30am (approx.)-Pick-up @ bus station and transfer to the office for a quick briefing and introduction.
Transfer to the port of Madre de Dios River where the boat for a 45 minute to one-hour cruise that will lead us to our home-base for the next couple of days (Monte Amazon Lodge). Upon arrival there will be a welcome meeting, and then you will have a chance to settle into your room.
After a rest, you will have an introduction and a walk for approx. 45 min. in the rain forest, guided by skilled and experienced local guide who will take you through our trails. Here you can see some trees that are estimated to be over five hundred years old. It will also be possible to see animals like toucans, orioles, trogons, macaws, monkeys, snakes, butterflies, etc. You will have the opportunity to experience the magic of our forest that is adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve (278,000 hectares protected).
After lunch, you will go to the monkey island, located in front of our lodge across the Madre de Dios River and will look for approx. 20 different monkeys including the family of capuchin monkeys that live on this island. Following this activity, you will return to the lodge to have a short rest before we head off to search for white alligators on the Madre de Dios River. Sometimes with the use of a flashlight on the sandbars, it is possible to see the Capybara, which is the largest rodent in the world weighing up to 60 kilos, then back to the lodge, dinner and rest.
Day 2. Sandoval Lake.
After breakfast, you will walk 3 km amidst the dense tropical jungle and head towards the Sandoval Lake, which is a habitat of Piranhas (one of the largest in the Tambopata National Reserve). You will sail in a paddle canoe and appreciate many birds and monkeys of different species including (shansho cormorant Jacanas, puma heron, vultures, howler monkey, black capuchin, tamarins and sloths). Here it is also possible to meet with the family of giant otters in which are endangered, as well as some of the largest alligators (over 4 feet long) before returning to the lodge to enjoy a typical lunch and afternoon to relax or explore on your own. Once the sun goes down and dinner is complete, you will be able to go and explore the jungle nightlife including spiders, frogs and many different insects.
Day 3. Walk in the rainforest and Zip Line.
5:30 a.m.- This morning will begin with a short walk through the canopy walk-way (about 40 meters high) allowing us to have a panoramic view of the Madre de Dios River and allow us to observe different species of birds, including toucans, trogons, macaws, tanagers, orioles, etc. If time permits you will also prepare for the zip line activity challenge from tree to tree, over 30 meters high before returning to the lodge for lunch and rest.
In the afternoon will be a challenge to cross the Madre de Dios River by kayak.
Finally, around 4:00pm the water transport will take you back to Puerto Maldonado where you will have a couple hours to grab dinner and walk around before heading to the bus station for your overnight bus.
21:00pm Overnight bus to Cusco (approx. 11hours).
Arrival to Cusco the next day around 7:30am
- Sleeper bus (Cusco – Puerto Maldonado – Cusco).
- Professional naturalist guide.
- Transportation to the lodge (round trip).
- Entrance fees to Tambopata Reserve Zone.
- Meals (vegetarian on request).
- Rubber boots for walking activities
- 2 Nights of shared accomodation (Lodge).
- Alcoholic drinks etc.
- Private Accomodation.
- Pick-up and transfer to accomodation in Cusco.
Things you should bring:
- Mosquito repellent.
- Long sleeved shirts (cotton is best).
- Cotton socks.
- Comfortable walking shoes.
- Rain cover/jacket.
- Long light-weight pants.
- Bathing suit.
- Personal toiletries and medications.
- Short pants.
- Soles for spending money.
- Positive mind!
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