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Get in on fabulous ecotourism projects, doing your bit to help preserve the Amazon rainforest, in the 10,000-hectare Tambopata ecological reserve. It is 30 kilometers from the town of Puerto Maldonado on the Madre de Dios River. The rustic 45-bungalow lodge is composed of indigenous materials. Macaws and tapir make their home on the grounds.Get More Info Now
Arrival and orientation.
Zip from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado on a 25-minute flight. From there it’s a leisurely two-hour boat ride down the Madre de Dios River. Arrive at the lodge to be greeted with a welcome cocktail and lunch. Then it’s off to Monkey Island, a five-minute trip away. Be on the lookout for black spider monkeys, squirrel monkeys, capuchin monkeys, tamarins and the South American Coati. Enjoy a night cruise along the Madre de Dios River to watch alligators.
Hike for four hours through dense Amazonian jungle to the Lost Cocha, a preserved ecosystem with an astonishing amount of animals such as giant otters, caimans, turtles, tapirs, birds, and fish. Great swamps and marshes are here too. From a watchtower, enjoy fine views of the rainforest canopy.
It’s back to Puerto Maldonado by boat, from where you’ll fly back to Cusco.
This program costs $775
It is recommended that you bring: Long pants, long-sleeved shirts, hiking boots, shorts, T-shirts, and sandals,water and snacks, video and/or photo camera, sun block, hat, and sunglasses, insect repellent.