Day 1: Puerto Maldonado – trails & Nightime on the river
You will be picked up at the airport and driven to Capitania port in Puerto Maldonado, capital of the department of Madre de Dios, a region christened Peru’s Capital of Biodiversity, and one of the least explored areas in the Amazonian rainforest and home of more animal species than anywhere else on the planet, one of Peru’s most important protected areas.
From the Capitania port we take our private boat along the Madre de Dios River for approximately 1 % hour to Ecolucerna Lodge. A cool welcome drink awaits you and then you’ll be shown to your Bungalows to settle. Later a delicious lunch awaits, and you will simply love the organically grown ingredients and local flavors.
Next on the itinerary is a hike along the Lucerna Trails, which crisscross the lodge’s property. On the excursion, you will discover and learn about primary and secondary forests, what makes them up, their uses, how they have been changed by human intervention, and their importance for the planet. As the sun goes down, you will take to the river again for an interesting night time boat ride, sailing down the Madre de Dios River, observing the ecosystem, Amazonian valleys, local animal behavior, and constellations of the southern hemisphere. Later on, there is a wonderful dinner prepared for you at the Caiman dining room.
Meals: Lunch & dinner
Dia 2: Sandoval Lake – Nightime in theTrails
Today, you are in for a real treat. After a nutritious breakfast, you will get ready for a long hike in the Tambopata National Reserve, reaching the shores of Lake Sandoval. This experience will teach you why Madre de Dios is called the biodiversity capital of Peru. You will see the conservation works being conducted at the reserve, learn how the lake was formed, and sail upon it in a canoe. It is the home to the endangered giant otter, the blue and yellow macaw, the howler monkey, the black caiman, and one of the world’s largest scaled freshwater fish, the paiche.
Returning to the lodge, you will eat lunch. and later in the afternoon experience something extraordinary twilight Walkwing in our property or just enjoy the sunset in from of Ecolucerna with the river view. Later is awaiting you a fantastic and energizing dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner
Day 3: Departure to Puerto Maldonado
Your day begins with a nutritious buffet breakfast before you head back up river to Puerto Maldonado, you will relax and calmly wait for you flight home or to your next destination.
- Meals: Breakfast
End of the service.
Include / Not include
- Transfer aiport – lodge – aiport
- Lodge accommodation at Ecolucerna
- 02 breakfast / 02 lunches /02 dinners
- Services with Spanish/English speaking naturalist guides.
- Rubber boots in case of rain
- Free natural drinks
- Excursions described
- Reserve entrance fee (USD 20)
- Alcoholic drinks
- Extra charges of the passenger
- Flight or bus tickets
- Tips: please beware that our staff are paid, so please feel free to tip or not according to your wish.
- Note: Prices are per person and subject to change without notice due to entrance fees, local taxes and other increase out of our control.
What you should bring to the jungle?
- Mosquito repellent with more than 30% diethyltoluamide
- Rain Cover
- Long pants
- Long sleeve t-shirts
- Flashlight or lamps
- Walking Shoes
- Empty bottle to refill water
- Plastic bags to protect the cameras etc.