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Overview

This program is for those looking to experience the rain forest on a more calmed pace. Walk the trails, visit the Ñape medicinal garden, the Tres Chimbadas oxbow lake, enjoy some hammock time and experience some days at this lodge in the middle of the Infierno Comunity private reserve.

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Posada Amazonas Lodge 5 Day/ 4 Night -Tambopata Reserve.

Last Minute Information

  • DAILY DEPARTURES !!! ...but availability needs to be verified first. You must book and pay a deposit well in advance. For high season (May to October, 5-4 months in advance.) Low season (November to April, 2-1 month in advance.)
  • FAST COUPLES or GROUPS BOOKING: Choose on the Calendar the date of your preference, fill out with your personal details, then below fill out details of your group in Traveling with: once you have finalized you will receive an email with a Reservation Code (Purchase number) to pay a booking deposit with. (If you would like to pay your booking deposit individually, then you must book each of you separatelly.)
  • HOW TO BOOK AND CONFIRM.- Choose your preferred date on the Calendar (Leaving Dates) fill out with all the requested details, you can book for 2 or more person just complete details on traveling with: soon you will receive a reservation code (Purchase Number) and you can pay a booking deposit of US$ 400.00 per person through Western Union to Mr: Irwin POMA FLORES (Peru) or Pay a booking deposit ONLINE on Step 3: TO PAY with Master Card or Visa card US$ 420.00 per person. OR pay with Paypal USD$ 400.00 plus 6%.(USD$ 424.00 pp)
  • Final Balance of your tour must be paid at your arrival to Cusco.

Program Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Puerto Maldonaldo

Arrival and Reception by your selected Guide. Our guides are biologists, tourism professionals, or community members. Unless noted otherwise, our guides speak English. We assign guides at 10:1 ratio in Posada Amazonas. This means groups smaller than 10 people will be merged with other groups under one guide. If you would like a private guide or a guide in a language other than English please let us know. Transfer Airport to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, 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. Transfer Pto Maldonado Headquarters to Tambopata River Port Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business.
Transfer Boat - Tambopata River Port to Posada Amazonas The forty five minute boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Posada Amazonas will take us into the Community´s Primary Forest Private Reserve.Orientation
Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips. Canopy Tower
A twenty minute walk from Posada Amazonas leads to the 30 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. From atop you obtain spectacular views of the vast expanses of standing forest cut by the Tambopata River winding through the middle. Now and then toucans, parrots or macaws are seen flying against the horizon, or mixed species canopy flocks land in the treetop next to you.
Dinner Ecotourism Lecture. A daily presentation on the Infierno ecotourism project is available every night from a staff member.
Overnight at Posada Amazonas

Boxed Lunch, Dinner

Posada Amazonas Lodge

Day 2: Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake, Ethnobotanical Tour

Breakfast Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake Tres Chimbadas is thirty minutes by boat and forty five minutes hiking from Posada Amazonas. Once there you will paddle around the lake in a catamaran, searching for the resident family of nine giant river otters (seen by 60% of our lake visitors) and other lakeside wildlife such as caiman, hoatzin and horned screamers. Otters are most active from dawn to eight or nine AM. Lunch
Ethno-botanical Tour A twenty minute boat drive downriver leads you to a trail designed by the staff of the Centro Ñape. The Centro Ñape is a communal organization that produces medicines out of forest plants and administers them to patients who choose their little clinic. They have produced a trail which explains the different medicinal (and other) uses of selected plants. Dinner
Night walk You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. Much easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Posada Amazonas Lodge

Day 3: Parrot Clay Lick, Ceiba Trail Hike

Parrot Clay Lick This clay lick is only a twenty minute walk from Posada Amazonas. From a blind located about twenty meters away you will see dozens of parrots and parakeets descend on most clear mornings to ingest the clay on a river bank. Species such as Mealy and Yellow- headed Amazon, Blue-headed Parrot and Dusky headed Parakeet descend at this clay lick. The clay lick is active at dawn, during the late mornings and mid-afternoons. Breakfast Ceiba Trail Hike
We leave from the lobby at Posada Amazonas and embark on a two hour hike crowned by the largest tree in the vicinity: a giant ceiba tree. During the hike we will focus on the natural history of the rain forest and its principal taxonomic groups. Lunch
Farm Visit A thirty minute boat drive downriver takes us to the most complete farm in the community of Infierno. The owner grows a diverse variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops. In his garden, just about every plant and tree serves a purpose. Dinner

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Posada Amazonas Lodge

Day 4: Brazil Nut Trail and Camp, Overlook Walk

Breakfast 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. Lunch Overlook Walk
This 2 km trail will bring us along the Tambopata River. We will be able to clearly separate a Terra Firme Forest from a Secondary Forest after this walk, as the trail crosses both habitats. Resting on the benches we can witness the Tambopata on its unhurried journey across the lowland rainforest. Dinner

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Posada Amazonas Lodge

Day 5:

Transfer Boat - Posada Amazonas to Tambopata River Port Transfer Tambopata River Port to Pto Maldonado Headquarters Transfer Puerto Maldonado Headquarters to Airport 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.
NOTES.- Included Programmes based on double occupancy. Includes all meal, accommodations, and services, all river transportation, and transfer from and to the airport of Puerto Maldonado.
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Not Included.- International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess
aggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature. Boat Transportation All our boats are 20 foot long, roofed canoes with 55 hp outboard motors. Daily arrivals and departures from every port are scheduled to meet every airline´s arrival and departure with a maximum two hour wait. We reserve the right to change the order of activities.

Breakfast,

What is Included:

  • Reception and transfer in and return to our Lodge.
  • All river transportation by our private motor boat.
  • Private Accommodations in Double / Triple Bungaloos. Hot Showers.
  • 3 meals per day All meals included in your Package,
  • Guided Tours by expert guided, Lectures Services.
  • Transfer from and to the airport of Puerto Maldonado

What is not Included:

  • International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.
  • Fee to the Park USD$ 20 pp-

We recommend that you bring

  • Good binoculars
  • Camera gear
  • Tight-weave, light colored, long cotton pants
  • Long sleeved, tight-weave, light colored cotton shirts
  • Ankle-high hiking boots and sneakers
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Sunblock lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Broad-brimmed hat
  • Rain suit or poncho
  • Insect repellent
  • Small denomination bills
  • Small daypack
  • Luggage is hand-carried at various stages in the trip for long distance. We strongly recommend you limit your weight to 15 kilos (32 pounds a piece).
  • If you are visiting other destinations in Peru or South America that require different kinds of clothing, you can always pack separate bags and safely leave them at our offices in Puerto Maldonado on the first day so we won’t be carrying them around uselessly. Your bag will be waiting for you at the airport the day you leave.

Please note

  • Our suggested programs focus on providing an overview of life in the rain forest combining nature and culture. This program is for those looking to experience the rain forest on a more calmed pace. Walk the trails, visit the Ñape medicinal garden, the Tres Chimbadas oxbow lake, enjoy some hammock time and experience some days at this lodge in the middle of the Infierno Comunity private reserve.
  • INCLUDED ACTIVITIESFULL DESCRIPTIONADDONSBOOKING Canopy Tower (PA) A twenty minute walk from Posada Amazonas leads to the 30 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. From atop you obtain spectacular views of the vast expanses of standing forest cut by the Tambopata River winding through the middle. Now and then toucans, parrots or macaws are seen flying against the horizon, or mixed species canopy flocks land in the treetop next to you.
  • Ceiba Trail Hike We leave from the lobby at Posada Amazonas and embark on a two hour hike crowned by the largest tree in the vicinity: a giant ceiba tree. During the hike we will focus on the natural history of the rain forest and its principal taxonomic groups.
  • Ecotourism Lecture A daily presentation on the Infierno ecotourism project is available every night from a staff member.
  • Ethnobotanical Tour (PA) A twenty minute boat drive downriver leads you to a trail designed by the staff of the Centro Ñape. The Centro Ñape is a communal organization that produces medicines out of forest plants and administers them to patients who choose their little clinic. They have produced a trail which explains the different medicinal (and other) uses of selected plants.
  • Farm Visit (PA) A thirty minute boat drive downriver takes us to the most complete farm in the community of Infierno. The owner grows a diverse variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops. In his garden, just about every plant and tree serves a purpose.
  • Night walk to the Forest You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. Much easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.
  • Parrot Clay Lick (PA) This clay lick is only a twenty minute walk from Posada Amazonas. From a blind located about twenty meters away you will see dozens of parrots and parakeets descend on most clear mornings to ingest the clay on a river bank. Species such as Mealy and Yellow- headed Amazon, Blue-headed Parrot and Dusky headed Parakeet descend at this clay lick. The clay lick is active at dawn, during the late mornings and mid-afternoons.
  • Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake Tres Chimbadas is thirty minutes by boat and forty five minutes hiking from Posada Amazonas. Once there you will paddle around the lake in a catamaran, searching for the resident family of nine giant river otters (seen by 60% of our lake visitors) and other lakeside wildlife such as caiman, hoatzin and horned screamers. Otters are most active from dawn to eight or nine AM.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Power and Light
  • The lodge is run mainly on propane. You can charge batteries a few hours a day in the dining rooms.
  • Communications are powered by solar energy and their is wireless internet available at night.
  • Every room has kerosene lamps on the walls and candles on the night-stands. Please do not handle kerosene lamps and always blow out the candles before sleeping or leaving your room. We use electric bulbs in public areas at night.
  • Water
  • We provide natural spring water 24 hours per day. Please use the water wisely. We advise you not to drink the water from the river, lake or any of the taps. Consumable water can be found throughout the lodge from many dispensers and pitchers as well as a variety of other beverages available.
  • All the water that the lodge provides is purified with an ozone treatment. We also suggest that you use this water to brush your teeth. Please turn off the water flow while lathering and soaping up to reduce unnecessary water usage.
  • Rooms
  • Our open and spacious rooms offer lots of natural light and fresh air while providing a safe but close contact with the forest environment. Each room is also equipped with private bathrooms (except at TRC) for your convenience. Use of the mosquito netting on each bed is strongly recommended to ensure your comfort and safety. We try to be as eco-friendly as possible so we request that you only change towels when really needed. After 9:30pm we kindly ask that you lower your voices to allow all guests to enjoy the sounds of the forest at night.
  • Soap and Shampoo
  • According to our environmental policies, we only use Brazil nut biodegradable soap and shampoo which you will find in the bathroom If you are allergic to nuts, please let us know and we will provide you with a lemongrass soap. We wash the towels and bed sheets using biodegradable detergent and we clean the bathrooms with biodegradable products as well.
  • Phone
  • Thank God we do not have a telephone available in our lodge!!
  • Meals
  • Breakfast time depends on your scheduled activity but starts from 4:30am onwards. Lunch is served at 1:00pm and dinner is served at 7:00pm. Please let us know if you are vegetarian or have any special dietary needs. We do offer a special menu for children.
  • Laundry
  • This service is only available on sunny days. Please ask for the rate at the lodge. Clothes are hand-washed using White Swipe biodegradable soap and are sun dried in order to protect the environment.
  • Smoking
  • Smoking is allowed in the lobby and bar except at meal times. Please do not smoke in your room, the dining rooms, boats or during activities.
  • First Aid and Emergencies
  • In case of emergencies we have a first aid kit that is equipped to deal with most cases that may reasonably arise in the area. Our guides are all certified by the Red Cross, which means they are prepared to deal with foreseeable emergencies (broken bones or snake bites, for example) but not complex emergencies (such as an appendicitis).
  • For snake bites, an unheard of at Tambopata so far, we have extractors and an anti-venom at the lodges. In case of evacuation, we need to travel by boat by to Puerto Maldonado. During the day, evacuations take about 20% less time than our regular boats. During the night, evacuations take about 30% more. In Puerto Maldonado there is access to a state clinic.
  • Yellow Fever Inoculations
  • Yellow fever inoculation is highly recommended for travel to Tambopata.
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Leishmaniasis is present throughout the rain forests of southeastern Peru. It is a skin lesion caused by a protozoan transmitted by a certain kind of small biting fly. There is no vaccination against it but it is curable in every case. The selected cure, injections of pentavalent antimony (Glucantime), is uncomfortable. Leishmaniasis is also very easy to prevent by wearing long-sleeved shirts, pants, and repellent on exposed skin at all times, and sleeping under mosquito nets. If you are interested in receiving complete information on leishmaniasis contact us before your trip.
  • Malaria
  • Malaria is present but extremely rare. If you wish to take medical precautions against malaria consult your physician or a specialist in tropical medicine.
  • Safes
  • We ask you to keep your valuable belongings and documents in the safe. Do not leave them valuables in plane view. Equally if you have food or candies please keep them in the safe. Do not leave them outside. This way you will avoid attracting insects and other animals. Ask the lodge manager or guide to inform you about the proper use of the safety box.
  • Rubber Boots
  • Around the lobby you will find racks with rubber boots arranged by size. You can use these boots for our walks or outings into the forest. Please remember ALWAYS that when walking inside the lodge facilities and in order to prevent bringing mud inside, you must walk without boots or any muddy shoes. Use only sandals, socks, clean sneakers.
  • Weather
  • The lowland rainforests of Tambopata lie far enough south of the Equator to provide a cooler, drier winter season between May and October. The general weather conditions, are warm and humid.
  • In Tambopata the average daytime high temperature is between 78F and 93F (24C and 31C)
  • The average nighttime low is between 66F and 78 F (20C and 24C).
  • Cold Fronts - May through September
  • Cold fronts from Argentina can sweep into southwestern Amazonia and push daytime highs down to 50° F (9° C) and the nighttime lows to 43° F (5° C). Thus, during that season always be potentially prepared for cold and drizzle.
  • Rainy Months - November through April
  • Be prepared for heavy rain that can continue for hours or days. Around 80% of the annual average 3000 mm rainfall occurs during this season.
  • Medical
  • Yellow Fever Inoculations
  • Yellow fever inoculation is recommended for travel to Tambopata.
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Leishmaniasis is present throughout the rainforests of southeastern Peru. It is a skin lesion caused by a protozoan transmitted by a certain kind of small biting fly. There is no vaccination against it but it is curable in every case. The selected cure, injections of pentavalent antimony (Glucantime), is uncomfortable. Leishmaniasis is also very easy to prevent by wearing long-sleeved shirts, pants, and repellent on exposed skin at all times, and sleeping under mosquito nets. If you are interested in receiving. For a complete information on leishmaniasis contact us before your trip.
  • Malaria
  • Malaria is present but extremely rare. If you wish to take medical precautions against malaria consult your physician or a specialist in tropical medicine.
  • Emergencies
  • In case of emergencies we have a first aid kit that is equipped to deal with most cases that may reasonably arise in the area. Our guides are all certified by the Red Cross, which means they are prepared to deal with foreseeable emergencies (broken bones or snake bites, for example) but not complex emergencies (such as an appendicitis). For snake bites, we have extractors and an anti-venom at the lodges. In case of evacuation, we need to travel by boat by to Puerto Maldonado. During the day, evacuations take about 20% less time than our regular boats. During the night, evacuations take about 30% more. In Puerto Maldonado there is access to a state clinic.
  • Other Tips
  • No smoking in the forest, nor in the boats (which carry gasoline).
  • No littering.
  • Do not harrass wildlife – when sighting wildlife follow your guides instructions.
  • No wildlife collection or manipulation, unless specifically authorized by SERNANP. If you should come across hurt wildlife, leave it be. It is part of the natural processes of the wilderness.
  • Please separate your trash in the proper trash bins. All non-biodegradable trash is taken to Puerto Maldonado. Please take batteries back with you.
  • Please keep it quite. Our rooms are not sound proof and guests come to listen to the sounds of nature. If you should want to listen to music outside the bar area, use headphones.
  • The lodges are highly flammable. Do not leave candles unattended and locate the nearest extinguisher.
  • Never go swimming in the Tambopata without a guide.
  • Stay on the trails and take to the trails only with a guide. If for some reason you are separated from your guide, you can return to the lodge using your map and the trail markers.
  • Always use life jackets on the boat and during boarding. Wear light shoes that are easy to take off. Never have rubber boots on when in the boats.
  • Use rubber boots when heading to the forest or gardens at night. They reduce the risk of snake bites.
  • When taking people photos, ask first!
  • CONDUCT SPECIFIC TO THE TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE (TAMBOPATA RESEARCH CENTER)
  • No fishing.
  • Tambopata Research Center has the presence of Leishmaniasis (uta) – see medical considerations for a description of the disease. To prevent it you should use long pants and long sleeved shirts from dusk until dawn, at the very least.

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"
  • Step 1.- CLICK ON: BOOKING YOUR TOUR
  • Step 2.- Select a 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 and Nationality). 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.
  • Step 3.1- PAY A BOOKING-DEPOSIT with WESTERN UNION: US$ 400.00 per person through in order to: Irwin Jesus POMA FLORES Upon transferring the money email us the Money Transfer Number (MTCN) copy of your reservation and amount paid to: office@sastravelperu.com and david@sastravelperu.com to confirm your deposit. We will confirm your reservation on the same day.
  • Step 3.2- PAY A BOOKING-DEPOSIT ONLINE with MASTER CARD or VISA.-US$ 420.00 per person. (US$ 400.00 plus 5% card charge.) As soon as we receive your deposit we will send you a final confirmation. (Paying with VISA card Visa card holders must be Affiliated to Visa Verified.) Check carefully after you `ve paid Online that it does not say "incorrect cardholder" or "operation denied" as this means the payment was not successful. Then Skype us **sas.travel.info or ring us on Tel: +051 84 261920 and give us the details over the phone for us to try and assist you quickly and confirm your reservation. If you don`t receive your Confirmation within 24 hours please send us an email to office@sastravelperu.com
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  • FINAL PAYMENT: The remaining balance needs to be paid 7-2 days prior your tour in US$ Dollars cash or Peruvian soles (Exchange rate 2.90 Soles for US$1). Payments with credit / debit cards are accepted with a commission of 5%, Travelers' cheques with 3% only at our Office in Cusco.
  • Final payments of your tour IN ADVANCE with card it is possible, it will be with 5% extra or you can transfer the balance through Western Union under the same name.
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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.