Day 1: Cusco – Puerto Maldonado – Lodge – Sandoval Lake
When you arrive in the city of Puerto Maldonado, our guides and collaborators will contact you in the Padre Aldamiz airport, to take you to the city center, where the exotic local market can be visited. Of course, this will depend on the time of your arrival in the city. You will be able to use our facilities in the city to leave part of the equipment that we don’t consider important for the following days of the trip.
We will then go to Puerto Capitanía, where we will take a boat to sail on the Bajo Madre de Dios river for about an hour. When we arrive at the hostel, we will be welcome by a refreshing drink, typical of the Amazon jungle. Our representative will then inform you about the infrastructure and the services offered by our hostel, and will allocate you to your respective bungalows. This will be the time to see your accommodations and to relax for a while. We will then have lunch, while enjoying the Amazonian landscape and the Madre de Dios river.
In the afternoon, we will cross the river by boat, to go to the Sandoval lake, which is located in the Tambopata National Reserve. There, we will walk for about an hour and a half as far as the vicinity of one of the most beautiful settings of the Amazon jungle: the Sandoval lake, which offers a singular and harmonious landscape, complemented by the present fauna and flora. It also shelters the giant otter, an endangered species that we will be able to see in the area if we are lucky.
During this visit, we will take a small canoe, which we will use to explore the lake, from which it is also possible to observe birds, some kinds of fishes, turtles, etc.
We will have the opportunity to go up a more than 25 metre high observation tower, to observe the shape of the lake and, of course, the Amazonia. We will then go back to our hostel and, during the night, will enjoy a delicious traditional dinner. The night hikes and activities are available all nights; they will be available for our guides to organize.
Day 2: Lodge – Parrot Clay Lick – Puerto Maldonado – Visit of the city – Trip back to Cusco or Lima
In the morning, we will leave very early, to go to the parrot clay lick, in which a very unique show is waiting for us. We will have to travel for an hour and a half to reach the area where a clay wall feeds dozens of parrots, which congregate themselves every day, very early, to ingest the clay present in this area. After enjoying this show of the nature, we will head for the Puerto Maldonado city, to take a plane to Cusco or Lima.