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Posada Amazonas Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival

River JourneyArrival & 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 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business.

Boxed Lunch

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.

Orientation Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.

Observation Tower at Posada AmazonasCanopy Tower 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.

Dinner

Ecotourism Lecture A daily presentation on the Infierno ecotourism project is available every night from a staff member.

Overnight at Posada Amazonas

DAY 2: POSADA AMAZONAS

Ref Howler MonkeyBreakfast

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.

Lunch

Ethnobotanical Tour 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.

Dinner

Night walk 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.

Overnight at Posada Amazonas

DAY 3: POSADA AMAZONAS-PUERTO MALDONADO

Parrot Clay LickParrot 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.

Lunch

Farm Visit 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.

Dinner

Overnight at Posada Amazonas

DAY 4: POSADA AMAZONAS-PUERTO MALDONADO

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.

Note:

All our boats are 20 foot long, roofed canoes with 55 hp outboard motors.
Transfer-in (From Puerto Maldonado to Lodge): we have two departures daily at 13:00 and 14:30
Transfer-out (Lodge to Puerto Maldonado) : Two daily departures at 07:00 and 08:00 For other schedule possibilities please consult us

PER PERSON RATES AT POSADA AMAZONAS IN 2017

Classic Program Traditional Room Comfort Room Amazon Suite
Duration Price per person Single Price per person Single Price per person Single
3D/2N US$444 US$612 US$544 US$732 US$634 US$889
4D/3N
see details above
US$666 US$918 US$782 US$1064 US$917 US$1300
5D/4N US$888 US$1224 US$1020 US$1396 US$1200 US$1710
Extra Night US$222 US$306 US$240 US$334 US$283 US$411

PER PERSON RATES AT POSADA AMAZONAS IN 2018

Classic Program Traditional Room Comfort Room Amazon Suite
Duration Price per person Single Price per person Single Price per person Single
3D/2N US$457 US$630 US$544 US$732 US$634 US$889
4D/3N
see details above
US$686 US$946 US$782 US$1064 US$917 US$1300
5D/4N US$915 US$1261 US$1020 US$1396 US$1200 US$1710
Extra Night US$229 US$315 US$240 US$334 US$283 US$411

Special programs are also available: Birdwatching Tour, Voluntourism Program, Posada Amazonas Family Program for Teens 5d/4n or 4d/3n,, Posada Amazonas Soft Adventure, Wellness Program.



INCLUDES: NOT INCLUDED:
  • Lodge accommodations based on double occupancy
  • All scheduled land and river transportation
  • All transfers
  • All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary, B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.
  • Reserve Entrance Fee: US$13, per person
  • International or domestic airfares,
  • Airport departure taxes or visa fees
  • Excess baggage charges,
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks,
  • Insurance of any kind,
  • Extras such as:
    Laundry,
    Phone calls,
    Radio calls or messages,
    Reconfirmation of flights
    and items of personal nature.
  • Handling charge $10 per person

Notes

Boat Transportation

All our boats are 20 foot long, roofed canoes with 55 hp outboard motors.
Transfer-in (From Puerto Maldonado to Lodge): we have two departures daily at 13:00 and 14:30
Transfer-out (Lodge to Puerto Maldonado) : Two daily departures at 07:00 and 08:00 For other schedule possibilities please consult us

For further information and booking inquiries, contact Sacred Earth Travel