Sacred Earth Travel - Sustainable Nature and Adventure Travel

PERU QUICKLINKS:



Refugio Amazonas Itinerary


Refugio AmazonasDAY 1: PUERTO MALDONADO - REFUGIO AMAZONAS

Arrival & Reception by Guide. Our guides are biologists, tourism professionals, or community members. Unless noted otherwise, our guides speak English. We assign guides at 10:1 ratio. This means groups smaller than 10 people will be merged with other groups under one guide. 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 at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.
Puerto Maldonado to Tambopata River Port. Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business.
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 unit.
Boxed Lunch.
Orientation. Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.
Dinner.
Caiman searches. We will be out at the river's edge at night, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes.
Overnight in Refugio Amazonas.

DAY 2: REFUGIO AMAZONAS

Breakfast.
Giant River OttersSachavacayoc Oxbow Lake: We will paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and hornerd screamers, hoping to see the otters which are infrequently seen here. You will also be rewarded with overhead sightings of macaws.
Canopy Tower A thirty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. The tower has been built upon high ground, therefore increasing your horizon of the continuous primary forest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve. From here views of mixed species canopy flocks as well as toucans, macaws and raptors are likely.
Lunch
Farm Visit Five minutes downriver from the lodge lies a farm owned and managed by charismatic Don Manuel from the neighbouring community of Condenado. He grows a variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops - just about every plant and tree you see serves a purpose.
Ethnobotanical Tour Along this trail we will find a variety of plants and trees that are used by the local population with at least the same variety of purposes. We will learn about the medicinal (and other) uses of Ajo-Sacha, Yuca de Venado, Uña de Gato, Charcot-Sacha, Para-Para, among several others.
Dinner
Tambopata National Reserve Lectures Nightly lectures prepared by the staff of Refugio Amazonas cover conservation threats, opportunities and projects in the Tambopata National Reserve.
Overnight in Refugio Amazonas

DAY 3: REFUGIO AMAZONAS

Breakfast.
Parrot Clay LickParrot clay lick: A fifteen minute boat ride and sixty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas is a parakeet clay lick. From a blind you will see parakeets descend on most clear days to ingest the clay on a bank. Species such as Dusky headed and Cobalt winged Parakeet descend at this clay lick. We visit the lick at dawn, when parrots are most active or in midmorning or early afternoon, when they are active.
Lunch.
Brazil Nut Trail and Camp A few minutes hike from the lodge is a beautiful old growth patch of Brazil Nut forest that has been harvested for decades (if not centuries) where the precarious remains of a camp used two months a year by Brazil Nut gatherers can still be experienced. We will be demonstrating the whole process of the rain forest's only sustainably harvested product from collection through transportation to drying.
Mammal clay lick: Twenty minutes walking from Refugio Amazonas is a peccary clay lick. These wild rain forest pigs show up in herds of five to twenty individuals to eat clay in the late morning. Chances of spotting them are around 15%, but well worth the short hike. Other wildlife also shows up including deer, guan and parakeets.
Dinner.
Night walk You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but difficult to see. Easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.
Overnight in Refugio Amazonas

DAY 4: REFUGIO AMAZONAS-PUERTO MALDONADO

Breakfast.

Transfer Boat - Refugio Amazonas to Tambopata River Port.
Transfer Tambopata River Port to Pto Maldonado Headquarters.
Transfer Pto Maldonado Headquarters - Airport. We retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.

Boat Transportation.All our boats are 20 foot long, roofed canoes with 55 hp outboard motors. Daily arrivals and departures from every port are scheduled to meet every airline´s arrival and departure with a maximum two hour wait.



PER PERSON RATES AT REFUGIO AMAZONAS IN 2017

Classic Program Traditional Room Comfort Room Amazon Suite
Duration Price per person Single Price per person Single Price per person Single
3D/2N US$444 US$612 US$544 US$732 US$634 US$889
4D/3N
see details above
US$666 US$918 US$782 US$1064 US$917 US$1300
5D/4N US$888 US$1224 US$1020 US$1396 US$1200 US$1710
Extra Night US$222 US$306 US$240 US$334 US$283 US$411

AMAZON 'Á LA CARTE' PROGRAM

'Á LA CARTE' PROGRAM Traditional Room Comfort Room Amazon Suite
Duration Price per person Single Price per person Single Price per person Single
3D/2N US$538 US$718 US$592 US$778 US$682 US$936
4D/3N
see details above
US$807 US$1077 US$888 US$1167 US$1023 US$1404
5D/4N US$1076 US$1436 US$1184 US$1556 US$1364 US$1872
Extra Night US$269 US$359 US$296 US$389 US$341 US$468

PER PERSON RATES AT REFUGIO AMAZONAS IN 2018

Classic Program Traditional Room Comfort Room Amazon Suite
Duration Price per person Single Price per person Single Price per person Single
3D/2N US$457 US$630 US$544 US$732 US$634 US$889
4D/3N
see details above
US$686 US$946 US$782 US$1064 US$917 US$1300
5D/4N US$915 US$1261 US$1020 US$1396 US$1200 US$1710
Extra Night US$229 US$315 US$240 US$334 US$283 US$411

AMAZON 'Á LA CARTE' PROGRAM

'Á LA CARTE' PROGRAM Traditional Room Comfort Room Amazon Suite
Duration Price per person Single Price per person Single Price per person Single
3D/2N US$554 US$740 US$592 US$778 US$682 US$936
4D/3N
see details above
US$831 US$1109 US$888 US$1167 US$1023 US$1404
5D/4N US$1108 US$1479 US$1184 US$1556 US$1364 US$1872
Extra Night US$277 US$370 US$296 US$389 US$426 US$776

 


INCLUDED:NOT INCLUDED:
  • Lodge accommodations based on double occupancy
  • All scheduled land and river transportation
  • All transfers
  • All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary, B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.
  • Reserve Entrance Fee: US$13 per person
  • International or domestic airfares,
  • airport departure taxes or visa fees
  • excess baggage charges,
  • additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks,
  • insurance of any kind,
  • Extras such as:
    laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.
  • Entrance to the protected area:
    $35 Inrena tax per person applies to all Tambopata Research Center programs.
  • Handling charge $10 per person

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE ORDER OF ACTIVITIES.

Prices are based on double occupancy.

See Refugio Amazonas Lodge page for further information on the activites offered. Additional services, such as the hire of a private birdwatching guide or arranging a crafts workshop are available on request at an additional charge, please inquire.

For further information and booking inquiries please contact Sacred Earth