Amazon with Posada Amazonas
Owned by the local community of Ese’Eja people, this award-winning eco-lodge is a fantastic example of community-based tourism and conservation. Posada Amazonas is a 30-room Amazon jungle lodge perfect for your first taste of the Amazon’s natural wonders. Despite being relatively close to Puerto Maldonado, Posada Amazonas offers ample opportunities to see wildlife such as squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys, parrots and macaws. The lodge is also home to a family of giant river otters.
This program is for those looking for a flair of the Amazon basin in 3 or 4 nights. Row around an oxbow lake, take your chances at parrot clay lick, walk to the huge kapok tree near the lodge and visit an ethnobotanical center and farm within the Native Community of Infierno.
3 Nights Program Overview
|Day 1||Arrival – Transfer from Puerto Maldonado Airport to Posada Amazonas. Canopy Tower – Ecotourism Lecture.|
|Day 2||Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake – Ethnobotanical Tour – Ethnobotanical Tour.|
|Day 3||Parrot Clay Lick – Ceiba Trail Hike – Farm Visit.|
|Day 4||Departure – Transfer to Puerto Maldonado Airport.|
Day 1 – Arrival in Puerto Maldonado and transfer to Posada Amazonas.
Arrival & Reception by Guide
Our guides are biologists, tourism professionals, or community members. Unless noted otherwise, our guides speak English. We assign guides at 10:1 ratio in Posada Amazonas. This means groups smaller than 10 people will be merged with other groups under one guide. If you would like a private guide or a guide in a language other than English please let us know.
Transfer Airport to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters
Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, we will welcome you at the airport and drive you ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.
Transfer Pto Maldonado Headquarters to Tambopata River Port
Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometres to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business.
Transfer Boat – Tambopata River Port to Posada Amazonas
The forty-five-minute boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Posada Amazonas will take us into the Community´s Primary Forest Private Reserve.
Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.
A twenty-minute walk from Posada Amazonas leads to the 30-meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. From atop you obtain spectacular views of the vast expanses of standing forest cut by the Tambopata River winding through the middle. Now and then toucans, parrots or macaws are seen flying against the horizon, or mixed species canopy flocks land in the treetop next to you.
A daily presentation on the Infierno ecotourism project is available every night from a staff member.
Day 2 – Full Day activities.
Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake
Tres Chimbadas is thirty minutes by boat and forty-five minutes hiking from Posada Amazonas. Once there you will paddle around the lake in a catamaran, searching for the resident family of nine giant river otters (seen by 60% of our lake visitors) and other lakeside wildlife such as caiman, hoatzin and horned screamers. Otters are most active from dawn to eight or nine AM.
A twenty minute boat drive downriver leads you to a trail designed by the staff of the Centro Ñape. The Centro Ñape is a communal organization that produces medicines out of forest plants and administers them to patients who choose their little clinic. They have produced a trail which explains the different medicinal (and other) uses of selected plants.
You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. Much easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.
Day 3 – Full Day activities.
Parrot Clay Lick
This clay lick is only a twenty minute walk from Posada Amazonas. From a blind located about twenty meters away you will see dozens of parrots and parakeets descend on most clear mornings to ingest the clay on a river bank. Species such as Mealy and Yellow- headed Amazon, Blue-headed Parrot and Dusky headed Parakeet descend at this clay lick. The clay lick is active at dawn, during the late mornings and mid-afternoons.
Ceiba Trail Hike
We leave from the lobby at Posada Amazonas and embark on a two hour hike crowned by the largest tree in the vicinity: a giant ceiba tree. During the hike we will focus on the natural history of the rain forest and its principal taxonomic groups.
A thirty minute boat drive downriver takes us to the most complete farm in the community of Infierno. The owner grows a diverse variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops. In his garden, just about every plant and tree serves a purpose.
Day 4 – Departure to Puerto Maldonado Airport.
Transfer Boat – Posada Amazonas to Tambopata River Port. Transfer Tambopata River Port to Pto Maldonado Headquarters. Transfer Puerto Maldonado Headquarters to Airport. We retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.
Our room rates let you experience the expedition without worries and include:
- Fixed departures transfer from Puerto Maldonado Airport to Posada Amazonas: land and river transportation.
- Guided excursions in groups.
- All meals.
- International and internal flights and Airport taxes.
- Excess baggage charges.
- Items of personal nature.
- Alcoholic beverages or bottled water & snack.
- Health and travel insurances.
- Meals not mentioned in the program
- Phone calls or messages.
- Tips to drivers, guides and porters.
- Other services not specified in the itinerary.
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