Morning airport transfer for flight to Puerto Maldonado. Meet your rainforest naturalist guide and board a comfortable motorized dugout canoe on the Tambopata River. You travel 2 ½ hours up river, past the native community of Infierno and into the Tambopata National Reserve, a protected area of over 3 million acres. Watch the banks for thirsty capybaras – the world’s largest rodent – pausing for a drink as the scenery varies between red-earth cliffs and low banks thick with Cecropia trees. You’ll also catch the occasional glimpse of children and fisherman from native villages and spot a variety of birds – herons, hawks, cormorants, and vultures – flying overhead or fishing in the churning waters.
Reach your simple yet charming Amazon home for the night and time permitting, enjoy a post-dinner walk along jungle paths or boat ride along the river’s edge, searching for night monkeys, caiman, kinkajous, tarantulas and well-camouflaged amphibians with the beams of our flashlights. Overnight at Refugio Amazonas.