Your day-by-day itinerary

customers on boat on the river

Day 1

Cusco - Tambopata

Arriving in Puerto Maldonado, you’ll step into a motorised canoe and head up the Tambopata River into the jungle. Home to some of the world’s most untouched and biodiverse rainforest in Peru. Made entirely of natural materials, your lodge sits on the banks of the river. The rooms are simple but comfy, with en-suite bathrooms, a mosquito net and a veranda.

Tambopata Nature Reserve

Day 2

Tambopata Nature Reserve

On day 2, you’ll wake up to a rainforest chorus and set out to see the clay-picking parrot spectacle. These clay licks, or colpas, are incredible places to see wildlife, attracting all kinds of animals with their nutrient clay. You’ll then go on search of otters and piranha on a boat trip on the river. After dinner, you’ll take a night canoe tour, to spot the bright eyes of the caiman popping up in the darkness.

Tambopata - Cusco

Days 3-4

Tambopata - Cusco

On day 3 you’ll set off on a guided jungle trek to learn about the medicinal properties of the plants and trees. Then, you’ll explore a local ‘slash and burn’ farm to find out how land can be cultivated in the Amazon Basin. After the tour, your time is your own; relax in your hammock as toucans fly overhead. The following morning, you’ll pack your bags and leave the Amazon Basin behind.

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