Amazon Tours 2 Days
Although this program is rather short, it allows getting a concrete idea about the Amazon jungle. It also allows enjoying a quiet and comfortable lodge, located on the shore of the Madre de Dios River. For visitors with small amount of time the tour provides an interesting opportunity to have an encounter with Peruvians Amazon region.
Day 1: First encounter to the jungle
You will be picked up by your tour guide at the airport of Puerto Maldonado. During a short stop in the city you will be able to see the confluence of the rivers Madre de Dios and Tambopata with its impressive transoceanic highway bridge. You will embark on a typical – but very safe – Amazonian boat and after a nice boat trip you will arrive at the lodge with its cozy bungalows.
Some of the bungalows overlook the river and others have a view to the forest. The lodge also offers a restaurant and a pool. You will be welcomed with refreshments of seasonal fruits and you can check in to your bungalow and have lunch.
After lunch you will have a guided walk in the jungle. You will see tropical trees, medicinal plants and the exuberant nature of the jungle near the lodge. From a high viewpoint, toucans, macaws and other birds can be seen.
You will also visit a reproduction of a shiringuero encampment, in which you can see the process of collecting rubber and how it is used for many products.
Returning from the walk, you can enjoy the swimming pool or have a delicious cocktail at the bar. Before dinner, you can go for a nocturnal boat trip on a caiman safari to observe these animals and other type of animals which populate the riverbank at night.
Day 2: Parrots clay lick and visit of local market
Very early in the morning you will go for a short walk to the parrots clay lick. At this place you will observe different type of parrots who ingest a particular kind of clay. This clay can only be found in certain areas of this region. The clay is vital for the metabolic regulation of the birds, so you will witness a very unique, colorful and exciting event.
After breakfast, you will return to the city of Puerto Maldonado by boat. Here we will take a car and go to the local market where the local population supplies itself with foods and other products. During a short visit you will be able to see the different typical products of the area. Then you will be brought to the airport to check-in for your flight.