Espectacular Forest 4 Days
Visit the Lake Sandoval and its flora and fauna. We will continue our trip for one hour and a half until we reach the Taricaya Project where we will cross a Canopy Walkway. The bridge starts 10m up, and goes up to 48 m. The bridge is 100m long. From here we will see a great diversity of birds, and see the flora of the canopy.
- Things to bring
Espectacular Forest 4 Days
DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN PUERTO MALFONADO - SANDOVAL LAKE
Arrive to Puerto Maldonado the capital of biodiversity in Peru. Pick up at the airport and travel into the city. We will take a boat from the port that will take us down the Madre de Dios River. We will travel a little more than one hour to the Mejía Lodge (basic accomodation) located close to Sandoval Lake. You will be placed in bungalows according to your reservation. At this point we will take a two hour hike through the jungle with a guide. We will see a great diversity of flora and fauna. In the night it is possible to see caimans and the great diversity of wildlife around the Sandoval Lake. We will return to the lodge, have dinner and lodging
DAY 2: SANDOVAL LAKE
After breakfast, we will take a boat tour of the Sandoval Lake, where you can see the great diversity of flora. You will see orchids, platanillos (heliconias), ungurahuis (wild palm), aguaje palm. You will see a great quantity of otter, ducks, black and white caimans, wild hens, taricayas (small turtles) and a variety of fish. It is possible to take a refreshing bath in the lake without danger. We will return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch we will visit another part of the Sandoval Lake. We will return to the lodge. In the night it is possible to see caimans and the great diversity of wild life around the Sandoval Lake. We will eat dinner and lodging.
DAY 3 MONKEY ISLAND - CANOPY WALKING
Soon after breakfast, we will travel down the river Madre de Dios until the Island of the Monkeys to be able to see several species of monkeys that inhabit the island. After we will continue our trip for one hour and a half until we reach the Taricaya Project where we will cross a Canopy Walkway. The bridge starts 10m up, and goes up to 48 m. The bridge is 100m long. From here we will see a great diversity of birds, and see the flora of the canopy. After the lunch we will take a stroll through the site and we will return to Puerto Maldonado. We will stay in the Wasai Maldonado Ecolodge or Cabaña Quinta Hotel *** and having dinner in typical restaurant.
DAY 4: DEPARTURE FROM PUERTO MALDONADO
Breakfast and transport from the hotel to the airport.
- Pick-up from your hotel
- A local experienced English - Spanish tour guide.
- Entrance fees to tourist sites.
- Round-trip transportation.
- Drop-off at your hotel
What is not included
- Personal expenses
Things to bring
- Hat or cap to protect from the sun.
- Sun cream (factor 35 recommended), lip salve, sun glasses.
- Money belt + emergency money
- Water bottle (mineral water can be bought throughout Peru)
- Camera + Batteries (Batteries can easily be bought in Peru and is of excellent quality).
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
- Original passport.
- A small day-bag
- Comfortable walking boots with good ankle support.