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Refugio Amazonas

(4 days / 3 night)

Tours In Jungle Adventures

Refugio Amazonas


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Description

An intense tour that includes a full tour experience one of the most important attractions of the Amazon; the impressive Macaw Clay Lick in the Bahuaja - Sonene National Park, in addition to possible encounters with wild animals and crossings by remote tributaries of the Amazon River.

Duration: 3 days and 2 nights.

Departures: Every day, all year.

Ubication: Amazon Wild Tambopata Expedition macaw clay lick

Full itinerary

Day 1: Arrival & Reception by 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 Refugio 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/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/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/ Refugio Amazonas

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.

• Boxed Lunch.
• Orientation.

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

Caiman Search

We will be out at the river's edge at night, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes.

Day 2: Overnight at Refugio Amazonas:

Breakfast.

Oxbow Lake Visit

We will paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and horned 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.

• Lunch.
• Farm Visit.

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

Ethno botanical 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.

Day 3:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Day 4: Transfer Boat Refugio Amazonas/Tambopata River Port/Pto Maldonado Headquarters/ 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.

We reserve the right to change the order of activities

Includes:

• Programmers' based on double occupancy.
• Includes all meal.
• Accommodations.
• All river transportation.
• Professional tour guide (spanish and english).
• Transfer from and to the airport Puerto Maldonado.

Not Include:

• International or domestic airfares.
• Airport departure taxes or visa fees.
• Visa Costs.
• 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.
• Tips: please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish.
• IGV Tax.
• Other services not mentioned in the program.

Offer price

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

We have several options based on the hotel, type of train and guided, the options are adapted to all budgets and THE PRICE IS PER PERSON. If the hotel of your choice is not on our offer, ask us for a price, we will respond quickly.
If you have questions about the prices or the Tour, We gladly assist you, write info@cuscoperu.com or please call the phones:
Office: +51 84 263646.
Cell - WhatsApp: +51 984 709080.
Cell - WhatsApp: +51 984 680809. (National passengers)

Important:

• Our service includes private transport from Cusco to Ollantaytambo, this guarantees that you arrive in time to take the train and have a comfortable journey in a private car, without waiting for other passengers.
• For reservations with 3 months in advance request a special discount.

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