5 Days / 4 Nights
The Corto Maltes Amazonia Lodge is a wonderful lodge located close to Puerto Maldonado and right on the doorstep of the amazing Tambopata National Reserve. The reserve is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, with 169 mammal species, 632 bird species, more than 1,000 butterfly species and many species of amphibians, fish and reptiles found here. And with its numerous creeks, swamps and ox-bow lakes, it’s a true jungle paradise.
When you stay at the lodge, which is located on the banks of the Madre de Dios River, you’ll be within a stone’s throw of the reserve. And when you’re not exploring Tambopata, you can relax in your beautiful wooden bungalow, with its private bathroom, mosquito nets and other facilities that will make your stay in the jungle both comfortable and exhilarating.
Your jungle adventure begins when we pick you up from the airport or your hotel in Puerto Maldonado. We’ll then head to the Corto Maltes Amazonia Lodge office, which is located in the center of Puerto Maldonado. If you have any luggage that you won’t need during your stay in the rainforest, you can safely store it here.
We will then start our short boat trip to the lodge, traveling on the riverboat Puerto de Capitanía. It takes about 40 minutes as we cruise ...
Today we’ll wake up early, at around 5:30 a.m., and have tea or coffee before setting off to the famous Lake Sandoval (we’ll prepare a packed breakfast and snack for you to take on the excursion).
After roughly 20 minutes of travel on the river Madre de Dios, we’ll arrive at the landing stage of Lake Sandoval. Then we’ll set off on a 3 km hike through the jungle, heading into the Tambopata National Reserve. Here we’ll see giant trees, ...
After breakfast we’ll take a 20-minute boat trip downriver to a typical chacra, or farm, owned by a local family. Here we can see and taste different seasonal tropical fruits as well as other native products such as cacao, banana, cocona, breadfruit, noni, yucca, lime and more. The farm belongs to a traditional rural family, who, like many farmers in the region, sell their products in the main markets of Puerto Maldonado.
After spending some time at the farm, we&rs...
Today, at around 10:30 a.m., we’ll take the boat for a 90-minute journey to the wonderful Taricaya Animal Rescue Center. This project, which has its main office in the United Kingdom, collaborates with universities from all over the world who send their students to help as volunteers to take care of injured and rescued animals. Here we can see a range of beautiful animals, including a jaguar, different types of monkeys, tapirs, peccaries and some exotic birds like the trumpeter ...
Today we’ll wake up at dawn for a trip to a clay lick, which are particularly famous in this part of the Amazon. Due to the great location of the lodge, we only have to walk for 20 minutes to reach the clay lick, where we can watch three to five different types of parrots. They come to the clay lick to ingest a particular kind of clay, only found in certain areas of this region, which is vital for the metabolic regulation of these colorful birds.