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Trip Notes
  • Travel in boat along the beautiful Madre de Dios River
  • Enjoy the flora and fauna of the Peruvian Amazon!
  • Hang out with a variety of different monkey species on Monkey Island
  • Visit to the animal refuge of Lost Cocha for canoeing and observing animals
  • Jungle trek to the Gamitana River and canoeing
  • 3 nights in a jungle bungalow (basic accommodations)
Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

  • Transport to and from the lodge
  • All meals
  • Lodging in typical bungalows
  • Tours with specialized bilingual tourist guides
Not Included:
  • Airfare
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Extras and personal expenses
  • Airport local taxes
  • Personal Insurance
Packing List:
  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Daypack
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Waterproof jacket or poncho (Depending on weather)
  • Snacks: Candy or energy bars
  • Cash in Peruvian Soles or $US
  • Bathing suit
  • Insect repellent (can be purchased)
  • "Anaconda" Bungalow upgrade (for groups of at least 4, $30 extra)

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Puerto Maldonado Eco-Adventure 4d/3n

Unleash your adventurous side in this exhilarating 4-day jungle tour. We will travel by boat to get to the awesome Eco-Amazonia lodge nestled along the banks of the Madre de Dios River. Adventure await us as we visit Monkey Island - home to a variety of monkey species, Lost Cocha - where we will enjoy the virgin Amazon rainforest, and Gamitana River – where we will go on an exciting canoe trip up a lush Amazonian tributary filled with exotic wildlife!

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Puerto Maldonado - Eco-Amazonia Lodge - Monkey Island

Arrival in Puerto Maldonado, Peru’s capital of biodiversity. Following pickup at the airport, our trip begins with a tour of the city by private bus.

We’ll continue to Capitanía, a small river port, where we’ll board a motorized boat to cross the Madre de Dios River. As the trip progresses, we’ll become immersed in the natural surroundings of the jungle while observing the ronsoco, caimans, turtles, herons, cormorants and other animal species.

We’ll arrive at the Ecoamazonia Lodge and enjoy an exquisite welcome drink. Then, we’ll settle into our bungalows and have lunch.

In the afternoon, accompanied by our specialized guide, we’ll visit Monkey Island, a unique place at the heart of the Madres de Dios River – just 5 minutes from the lodge. Along the way, we’ll take in the extraordinary landscapes that are home to a variety of monkey species and exuberant flora. These monkey species include maquisapas, capuchins, lion monkeys, puffins and cotos, along with other animal species like the coati, sloth, and a great diversity of birds. We’ll complete our visit of the island while enjoying the sunset – the most impressive moment of any day in the jungle. Then, we’ll return to the lodge to end the day with a pleasant dinner.

Day 2
“Cocha Perdida” (Lost Cocha)

After breakfast, we’ll begin an adventure through the virgin forest, accompanied by our local guide as we explore deep into the jungle and reach the Lost Cocha. The Lost Cocha is a refuge and feeding ecosystem for a tremendous diversity of animals. There, we’ll have the opportunity to observe otters, caimans, turtles, sachavacas, birds of every color, the majestic jaguar and a variety of fish. This unique area, as it belongs to the Cusquito Reserve, remains utterly intact, with large marshes and natural springs. We’ll ascend to and extraordinary vantage point, from which we’ll have a chance to observe the magical jungle, followed by a pleasant canoe ride around the lake. We’ll return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, we offer an optional visit to the botanical gardens. If you’d rather relax, you can enjoy the Amazonian Pool and dinner.

Day 3
Gamitana River

After breakfast, we’ll start another excursion through the magical jungle, navigating along the Madre de Dios River, then beginning our walk toward the Gamitana River, which spring from the heart of the virgin jungle. Its impressive curves form long channels that we’ll navigate by canoe while observing up close such animals as turtles, caimans, birds and a wide variety of insects. We’ll also be able to fish and take a quick dip in the river. We’ll return to the lodge and end the day with a pleasant dinner.

Day 4

Breakfast and transfer to the airport



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