FROM THE ANDES TO THE LOW AMAZON JUNGLE 5D/4N

DAY 1. CUSCO-KUPORO LODGE.

Pick up from the hotel or address within the perimeter of the city of Cusco.  The road to Kuporo will offer us the chance to visit two Andean baroque catholic churches, impressive views of Andean mountains and glaciers, meet inhabitants of the high Andes who still keep part of their ancestral customs, typical attire and products; some of them are farmers and breeders of South American camelids such as llamas and alpacas!.  Halfway through this magnificent roadtrip a picnic will be served to recuperate some energy for the second half, where we will go up the last high pass  and start the spectacular 4,000 meters (13000 ft)  descent to the tropical rainforests in which we will be able to observe varied ecosystems, a sudden increase in vegetation cover, waterfalls and the the Arazá river. We arrive at Kuporo Lodge were we will be welcomed by the lodge staff for dinner time and an informational talk about the area, the role of the lodge in it, the different conservation projects and sustainable economic activities involving local population.

Overnight at Kuporo Lodge.

Meals included: picnic-lunch and dinner.

DAY 2. KUPORO LODGE

Early morning,  accompanied by our nature interpreter, we will hike along the trails of the lodge where we will have the opportunity to observe a unique variety of flora, a large number of arthropods, such as butterflies, crickets, grasshoppers,  locusts, beetles, as well as birds (142 species registered in the area where the lodge is located), mammals such as monkeys, armadillos, porcupines, Kalinowsky's agouti, anteaters and rodents, amphibians such as tree frogs, reptiles such as the Tegu Cusco, and the small flat-fronted caiman among others. A delicious breakfast will be welcoming us back after the hike.

Later that day we will hike by the Arazá river close to the lodge, or choose to adventure on a longer walk in the area, depending on our energy levels. After lunch, we can choose to take an afternoon rest  or wander around the lodge property. A mid afternoon river bathe can also be a good choice. After dinner we'll offer you a night walk in the vicinity of the lodge to observe fauna with nocturnal habits. 

Overnight: Kuporo Lodge.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

DAY 3. KUPORO LODGE - TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE LODGE

After an early breakfast we will drive northeast towards Tambopata (Madre de Dios). Along the way, towns and areas of deforested forests and heavily impacted by gold mining activity, are observable.

On our arrival to the city of Puerto Maldonado (capital and biggest city in Madre de Dios) we will be met  by the Lodge staff who will guide our transfer from the lodges´ office to the Port of the Tambopata River and navigate with us upstream the Tambopata River to arrive at the Lodge.

Along the way, we will have the chance to observe a variety of birds, alligators, capybaras and monkeys.

Box lunch on the boat as well as cold bottled drink options. 

Our guide will lead us to the lodge reception to check in. An afternoon rest is optional. 

After a relaxing break, we will walk through the jungle as an introduction to the low jungle forest and familiarize ourselves with it inhabitants.

After dark a night walk in search of nocturnal fauna and arthropods is a must.

Dinner at the Lodge

Overnight: Tambopata National reserve Lodge

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

DAY 4. TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE LODGE

Today we will visit a wonder of the natural world, the spectacular Collpa Chuncho, a cliff on the edge of the river made of salts and clays visited by a spectacle of wildlife with the three main species of macaws meeting all at the same time, parrots and parakeets, gathered to ingest clay, a unique behavior found only in this part of the planet. To observe this ritual we will departure by boat very early and  go upstream the Tambopata River, so breakfast will be served upon arrival in the area. Along the way to the clay lick we will have the opportunity of observing capybaras, caimans and hopefully jaguars and tapirs (the two largest land mammals in the Amazon rainforest).

We will return to the lodge for lunchtime and after taking a rest, we will get ready to visit to a pristine lake. After a paused and easy walk on jungle trails or ¨trochas¨  that enter the Tambopata reserve, we will arrive at the “Condenado” lake where we will board a rowing canoe and spot the varied wildlife of the surroundings, such as monkeys, alligators, hoatzins, macaws, toucans and hopefully an Anaconda snake of the Boas family (one of the longest reptiles in the world). This place it gives us a unique chance to be the only ones in such a pristine lake. Part of the walk back to the lodge will be at night to observe nocturnal fauna. Dinner at the lodge.

Note: depending on the concentration of fauna, season and weather conditions, the guide may decide to change the visit to Lake Condenado to Tres Chimbadas or Sachavacayoc lakes.

Overnight: Tambopata National Reserve Lodge

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

DAY 5. RETURN TO PUERTO MALDONADO

Breakfast and departure on the boat to the river port of Puerto Maldonado.

Meals included: breakfast

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SERVICES INCLUDED: Overnight stays in the two mentioned lodges, meals mentioned, guides, excursions, entrances, private river and land transportation.

NOT INCLUDED: Air flights, tips, alcoholic beverages and extras.

DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK ABOUT THE ONE DAY EXTENSION IN TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE!

PRICE PER PERSON FROM $1133.00 USD (min 2 - max 7 pax)