AAPJFD02   Pto. Maldonado - Jungle Lodge        4D/3N

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Day 01: Monkey Island (Isla de los Monos)
Arrival at Puerto Maldonado, and transfer to the river dock where we board our boat and go for an unforgettable journey down the Madre de Dios River and towards our lodge. Along the way we can observe alligators (caimanes), turtles (charapas) and other fauna, as well as herons and varieties of bird species. Upon arrival at the Eco Amazonia Lodge, and enjoying an exquisite –and typical- welcome drink, you will settle in our comfortable bungalows. Lunch ensues shortly. Afterwards, in the company and assistance of our specialized guide, we visit Monkey Island (“Isla de los Monos”). Located only five minutes from the Lodge, in the middle of the Madre de Dios river, the Monkey Island hosts an ample variety of species of monkeys: These range from the noisy ones such as the Maquisapa (Spider Monkey), the happy Achuñi (Nasua nasua d.), the very impressive Fraile (Squirrel Monkey) to the very little and funny Leoncito, “little lions” (Tití –Cebuella pygmaea). The trip to the island affords very beautiful sightseeing of the local landscape as well as the flora and fauna that they host. And at the top of all this we will enjoy a superb and sublime jungle sunset. 

Day 02: “Cocha Perdida” (Lost Lake)
After breakfast we go for an adventure through the virgin jungle. Our indigenous guide will take us for a hike to the “Cocha Perdida” (Lost Lagoon). This site constitutes a unique protected Ecosystem, Refuge and Feeding ground for a great diversity of jungle fauna including Nutria, Otter (Lutra incarum), Cayman (New World Crocodile), Turtles (Charapa), Sachavaca (Amazonian Tapir) the majestic Jaguar, or Otorongo (Panthera onça).As well as many birds of striking plumage as well as an ample variety of species of fish. This area is unique and distinctively particular to the EcoAmazonía Reserve remained unaltered and conveniently surrounded by large swamps and wetlands. One of the highlights of today’s tour is certainly the ascent to the “Mirador” (the “Amazonian Overlook”) built a top the greatest of treetops in the Amazonian forest, the revered “Shihuahuaco” (Diptrax alata, a relative of the Mimosa and Copaiba family) from where a grand view of the great and magical forest can be admired. This is complemented by a pleasant canoe tour around the lake, after which we return to the Lodge for a well earned lunch. The eco-swimming pool is available for our guests and it is free of any additional charge. Return to the lodge and enjoy a delicious dinner 

Day 03: Briolo and Gamitana Rivers.
After breakfast, at a previously indicated time, we will start for another excursion through the magic jungle. First we navigate along the Madre de Dios River until reaching the trailhead where begins our hike to the Gamitana and Briolo Rivers. Both of these rivers originate in the heart of the virgin jungle and their numerous meanders and large winding channels form large navigable waterways. We return by canoe, closely observing along the way varied fauna such as turtles, caimans, butterflies and a great variety of insects. Dinner in the lodge. 

Day 04: Jungle Lodge – Pto. Maldonado – Cusco (or Lima)
Breakfast and transfer to the airport.

 Gross Rates per Person: US$395.-

Tour Operators Commission: 10%  

Includes: canoes transport + English speaking guide + Lodge + Noted meals.

Not included: flights, airport taxes, extras, beverages, personal travel insurance.

Note: Program can be modified due to weather conditions.

Departures: Any time

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