Our guides are English speaking; biologists, tourism professionals, and/or community members. To provide the best quality service we assign no more than 10 people per guide and combine smaller groups. 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 in our secured storage area as this helps us keep the boats and cargo light.
Transfer Puerto Maldonado Headquarters to Tambopata River Port
Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno.
Transfer Boat – Tambopata River Port to Refugio Amazonas
The two and a half hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas will take us past the Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation area. Meals included: boxed lunch
Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important safety and security tips. Meals include: dinner
After dinner, we will venture out to the river’s edge scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from the caiman’s eyes.
Overnight at Refugio Amazonas