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Corto Maltes Lodge 5Day/4Night -Puerto Maldonado

Last Minute Information

  • DAILY DEPARTURES !!! You must book and pay a deposit well in advance... so we can guarantee your recervation at this lovely lodge. For high season (May to October, 4-3 months in advance.) (Low season (November to April, 2-1 months in advance.)
  • How to Book Choose at the Calendar (left side) your preferred Departure Date (Leaving Date) Fill in your details on Step 2 and Pay a deposit on Step 3. Or follow instructions below in Booking Information. Our staff will meet you at the Airport in Puerto aldonado at your arrival.

Corto Maltes... For over half a century that the Bache family, owner of Amazon Lodge Corto Maltes, is dedicated to the hospitality industry. Our extensive experience is a guarantee of good service and professional treatment.
Like the protagonist of adventures that shares its name, the owners of Corto Maltes Amazonia treasured experiences and friends from various cultures and numerous trips, dreams lived in various countries and periods. From France to Mexico, from Costa Rica to the current Amazon.
In the Corto Maltes Amazonia get the best rating of our customers, who do not hesitate to assert that his stay at the Lodge Corto Maltes Amazonia is memorable for its facilities, for the kind treatment and above all by its international cuisine, something that should not surprising because French cuisine is of great prestige. The dishes offered by the Lodge kitchen every occasion are prepared with the best and freshest local products, actively collaborating with producers market of Puerto Maldonado, with subtle aromas and flavors own kitchens as the French, Mexican or Iranian .
We're already met the ten years after its opening, after a steady growth in both its facilities and personnel as a recognition that give tourists and national and international agencies, Corto Maltes Amazonia gives a makeover at its website to provide better service to our customers and partners.

Appreciating their confidence and wishing you a nice visit,
Georges Baché,
General Manager

Program Itinerary

Day 1: Reception at Padre Almirez 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 Amazonian boat.

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 crocodilus) 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.

Day 2: “Monkey Island” and Sandoval Lake excursion.

At 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 spectacle.

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.

Day 3: Visit a native community.

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 tribe.

This project, located at Gamitada island 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 Gamatida Island 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 Amazon dish.

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.

Day 4: Visit to Taricaya centre

At 8am: Breakfast and free time.
At 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 Pale-Winged Trumpeter.
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).
At 1pm: Lunch, afterwards 30min of free time you might want to use to talk to the resident volunteers.

At 2:30pm: 30min trek through primary rainforest to the Canopy Walk

At 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.

At 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.

At 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.

Day 5: Good Bye Corto Maltes

After breakfast its 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.

What is Included:

  • Transfer to Cusco Airport and on to Lodge and return to Puerto Maldonado Airport
  • River transportation on the Rio Madre de Dios to the Lodge
  • Accommodation in Bugalows on double basis with private bathroom
  • Full Board Meals at the lodge.( Vegetarian option by request )
  • Water and typical natural beverages.
  • Welcome Drink
  • Excursions with expert Jungle Guides in English
  • Life vests, rubber boots.

What is not Included:

  • Entrance fee to Sandoval Lake US$ 10
  • Flight Tickets to Puerto Maldonado or Transport by Bus from Cusco
  • (Extra US$60 round trip)
  • Package does not Include flights but we can give quotes on request and put this all together as a package with Electrnoic tickets for you if desired
  • Single rooms with a extra room payments.
  • Airport Tax US$6 from Puerto Maldonado
  • Extra Drinks, snacks
  • Tips are Optional at your discretion.

We recommend that you bring

  • A small rucksack
  • Lightweight, tightweave long cotton pants & long -sleaved cotton shirts
  • A fleece and a windbreaker are advisable for cool evenings
  • Light raingear (poncho) for sudden downpours
  • Sneakers or other low heeled walking shoes are essential
  • Sunhat / glasses, sunscreen
  • Insect repellent is a must, preferably with 20% deet
  • A water bottle
  • Good binoculars and a flashlight or headlight
  • Personal gear, toiletries, cameras, 400 exp film
  • Your passport, yellow fever certificate and extra money in plastic bags
  • A few energy snacks will be useful
  • If you have extra large sized feet we may not be able to find rubber boots in your size for the muddy trails as they are generally not available in Peru….so please bring old shoes for the muddy trails.

Booking Information

  • First.- Before you book a tour we urge you to read all the information, descriptions, general details, booking conditions and tour notes.
  • AVAILABILITY: "DAILY DEPARTURES depending on availability. so book well in advance"
  • Step 2.- Select the tour and complete your personal details.(Registration is personal) If you are travelling as a couple, or with more persons you must book together and pay your booking deposit with one reservation code. But please complete details of your companion or group on lines below: Travelling with: (Please write Full names, Passport number, Age,Nationality, skype/phone). Once you finish sending us all your details you will receive a Reservation Code (eg: 240611001). Then you just need to pay a booking deposit, pay for 2 or more person in your group with 1 reservation code so we can secure all of you in a same group together.
  • Please note: If you are travelling alone you are obliged to pay the Single supplement US$ 80.00 extra for single room.
  • Then you must pay your booking deposit as until we receive a payment your reservation is not confirmed. It is only so we can find the full reservation details at the exact time of payment. The last spaces in the group will be guaranteed in order of payments received so it is best to pay for all people in your group together with 1 reservation code, so that we can guarantee your date.
  • Please note if your are needing to pay urgently you can skype with your credit card details for immediate payment and CONFIRMATION. Otherwise choose the option below that suits you best.
  • deposit option 1.- PAY A DEPOSIT with WESTERN UNION: Transfer US$ 200.00 per person.
  • Western Union is the cheapest way to send money (up to USD$ 999.00 per transaction) if you are from the US. I understand you can do this via Western Union online service for only about $6 fee when it is indicated as a non immediate pickup and using a checking account. You make the payment to:Juan Carlos VALER SANGA (Peru)
  • (This is the only person authorized to receive Western Union Payments for SAS Travel -Peru so only use these details.)
  • However if you are going to send larger amounts it has to be done via a Western Union office. Upon transferring the money email us the email confirmation reciept from Western Union with your reservation code and amount paid to:, and -to confirm your booking deposit.
  • deposit option 2.- ONLINE with MASTER CARD,VISA .- USD$ 210.00 per person (USD$ 200.00 + 5% card charge) Payments by credit card will carry a surcharge of 5%. (Visa card holder MUST BE affiliated to Verified by Visa)
  • deposit option 3.- ONLINE with PAY PAL .- USD$ 222.60 per person (USD$ 200.00 + 6% PAY PAL FEE) Payments by PAY PAL must include the additional 6% surcharge and the confirmation from Pay Pal needs to be emailed to and or feel free to Skype us:
  • deposit option 4.- bank transfer has large fees so best to pay as one FULL PAYMENT. ie $370 base price per person and only if you are 6 or more to make fees worth it. - Transferring money to a Bank in Peru Bank in Peru:
  • Banco Continental BBVA Peru. Swift Code: BCONPEPL
  • Branch: Cuenta de Ahorros USD$ Account Name: Marquez Viajes y Servicios EIRL.
  • Account Number: 0011 0200 0100098293 32 Address: Avenue el SOL 366 Cusco-Peru.
  • (Please add a USD$ 40.00 Bank fee that is taken from this end by the Peruvian bank.)
  • Best for group booking ie 5 person mínimum Please send us an email to receive bank details.
  • Or if you have an Australian bank account there are no extra fees for 2014 to transfer to our Australian Bank account. Please email or skype to receive the Westpac bank details. This can only be for a domestic bank transfer within Australia. If done internationally a fee of $40 will be charged.
  • As soon as we receive your deposit we will proceed purchasing your Permits, tickets for Huaynapicchu if requested. We will send you a final confirmation of your tour with detailed information within 12 working hours. If you don`t receive your Confirmation within 18 hours please send an email to: or feel free to Skype: or call us.
  • FINAL PAYMENT: You must pay the full balance of your tour 1 month before the date of your tour departure using any of the payment options above. If you need to amend or add anything to your final confirmation invoice ie upgrade hotel Aguas Calientes etc you should contact us at least 6 weeks prior to the tour. This is done by responding to the email with your final confirmation and indicating any extra ítems to be added and then we can adjust your invoice accordingly and reconfirm the exact balance you need to pay by emailing you within that week. (you need to add the 5% credit card comission or 6% Pay pal commission or other fees depending on which payment method you choose.
  • You then can enter the same ONLINE SYSTEM with your reservation reference code or contact us for bank details. Once we receive your payment in full we send you a further email with your confirmation and last minute details.
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  • Travel Insurance: We recommend you to obtain a personal Travel Insurance, including Medical Problems, Baggage loss or damage. If you need help to find a travel Insurance Company please contact: Eg, Nomad Travel Insurances.

Terms & Conditions

  • 1.- FINAL PAYMENT: You must pay the full balance of your tour 1 month before the date of your tour departure using any of the payment options above. If you need to amend or add anything to your final confirmation invoice ie upgrade hotel Aguas Calientes etc you should contact us at least 6 weeks prior to the tour. This is done by responding to the email with your final confirmation and indicating any extra ítems to be added and then we can adjust your invoice accordingly and reconfirm the exact balance you need to pay by emailing you within that week. (you need to add the 5% credit card comission or 6% Pay pal commission or relevant fees depending on which payment method you choose.
  •  You then can enter the same ONLINE SYSTEM
  • with your reservation reference code or contact us for bank details. Once we receive your payment in full we send you a further email with your confirmation and voucher.
  • 2.- COST OF TOUR: Prices are per person and based on Double accommodation.
  • If you are travelling alone you are obliged to pay the Single supplement US$ 65.00 extra for single room.
  • Children 3 to 11 years (inclusive) are charged only 50%.
  •  Entrance fee to Sandoval Lake 30 soles is to be paid directly in cash at Park entrance approx US$ 11
  •  Flight Tickets :Package does not Include flights but we can give quotes on request and put this all together as a package with Electronic tickets for you if desired . see additional options
  •  Airport Tax US$6 from Puerto Maldonado
  • 4.- Bring your Passport, Immigration card to our office on arrival to Cusco. If you are taking a flight directly from Lima to Puerto Maldonado you need to scan your photo page of your passport to us at or before the time of final payment. You will not receive the immigration entrance card until arrival to Lima so will need to send a photo or scan of this to us after arrival. This is not an issue if you are doing further tours with us from Cusco after the jungle.
  • 5.- Changes to schedules or dates can only be made if there is availability in the alternative date and authorized by the lodge.
  • 6.- You are strongly recommended to obtain TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • 7.- IN CASE OF FLIGHT CANCELLATION If the flight Lima or Cusco to Puerto Maldonado is cancelled owing to bad weather then the guest loses the first night in the Lodge. If the plane is cancelled Puerto Maldonado/Cusco or Lima the guests must pay for any additional costs incurred during this extra night and boat transportation.
  • No refund can be given and the guest is responsable for the costs of the additional night in Lima or Cusco. If cancellation is due to flight company mechanical issue of the aircraft they will generally provide accommodation compensation, and you need to request this directly from them.
  • Cancellation of flights have their own conditions with each booking depending on the tarif class.
  • Bookings cancelled within 2 months and 1 month loose 50% of the deposit.
  • Cancellation within 1month and 8 days loose 60% of the total tour cost.
  • Cancellation within 8 days of tour lodge charges no show ie total tour cost.
  • We can always provide you with a document to certify illness and present for your travel insurance
  • 9.- The Lodge HAS THE RIGHT:
  • To make any change in the itinerary when deemed necessary or caused by changes in air schedules.
  • To accept or decline any persons as members of a tour.
  • To fill unoccupied space on its boats and airplanes with its guides, staff and cargo.
  • The LODGE and/or their employees act only as agents for the passenger in regard to travel, whether by car, boat, or airplane and assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity that may be caused either by reasons of defect in the vehicle or for any reasons engaged in conveying the client or carrying out the arrangements of the tour. They can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, war, quarantine, or other causes. All such expenses will have to be borne by the passenger
  • 10.- SAS Travel cannot take responsibility for additional costs due to unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal items, etc. It is the clients responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
  •  I have read and accept the conditions.
  • NOTE .- You should carry your passport and valuables in a zip locked plastic bag on the tour, to ensure they don´t get damaged.