Ecolucerna is a cozy hostel that is located in the southern Amazon jungle of Peru, next to the exuberant Tambopata National Reserve in the Madre de Dios region. 1 hour and 30 minutes by boat from the city of Puerto Maldonado. A pollution-free environment that offers its visitors incredible experiences and the opportunity to meet a variety of species of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and trees during their stay.
Magical Tambopata offers you comfort and balanced experiences with rest and outdoor activities.
Day 01: Arrival / Walk in the forest
The journey begins when you arrive in Puerto Maldonado and are transferred to board an outboard boat along the Madre de Dios River to Ecolucerna Lodge (approximately 1 ½ hrs downstream). Upon arrival you will enjoy a tasty lunch made from organic ingredients and native flavors. After lunch you will take a walk through the natural trails, where you will discover and learn about the primary and secondary forest, its components, uses, man-made transformations, and its relevance to the world. This walk will end at night where you will have the opportunity to observe the nocturnal flora and fauna of the Amazon. Returning to the Lodge, you will enjoy a restorative traditional dinner.
Food: Lunch and dinner
Day 02: Sandoval Lake / Night Safari
Today you will live a day of many emotions, after having a nutritious breakfast, you will get ready for a walk along the Tambopata National Reserve, which will lead you to Lake Sandoval. Here you will understand why Madre de Dios is known as the capital of Peru’s biodiversity. You will learn about the conservation work of the Reserve and about the formation of the lake, navigating by canoe through this water mirror, home to the endangered giant otter, the blue and yellow macaw, and one of the freshwater fish largest in the world “El Paiche”.
At night you will have an interesting night excursion, you will navigate the Madre de Dios River, to know its ecosystem, Amazonian streams, the behavior of the nocturnal fauna on the banks of the river. Our day ends with a traditional dinner in the dining room.
Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 03: Amazon Sunrise / Transfer to Puerto Maldonado
This morning you will have free time to enjoy the sunrise and capture the breathtaking views of the Madre de Dios River. You will enjoy a last nutritious breakfast with organic ingredients from our pantry before leaving. Your guide and the staff in charge will bid you farewell and appreciate your visit to this part of the Amazon.
You will travel by canoe back to Puerto Maldonado. According to your flight departure time, you can relax and quietly wait for your flight home or to your next destination.
Include / Not include
- Transportation from Airport – Lodge – airport
- Welcome drink
- 02 nights of accommodation in private cabin
- Excursions described according to the program
- 02 breakfasts, 02 lunches, 02 dinners.
- Tea time in dining room “Hungry Cayman”
- River transport on all excursions.
- Official guide in Spanish / English throughout your stay
- Rubber boots in case of rain
- Safety life jacket for everyone in the boat.
- Mineral water available in the dining room
- Entrance ticket to the Tambopata National Reserve
- Comprehensive travel assistance.
- Alcoholic beverages and bar drinks
- Extra passenger expenses