Ethical Amazon 4 days
Discovering the Amazon region, in a light and cheap way, this is an ideal tour for those who want to discover the green lung of the planet. We’ll take you to Puerto Maldonado where we’ll visit wonderful lagoons, rivers and paths together with local guides that are very expert in flora, fauna and local legends. Lodging at “Estancia Bello Horizonte”, you’ll sustain the project Apronia, who’s aim is to protect children and adolescents.
Private tour: departure date at your choice!
1º day: Amazon
Pick up at the airport (or at the bus station) and transfer to river harbor in Puerto Maldonado. We’ll cross the river and travel overland into the jungle to reach the ecological and sustainable lodge “Estancia Belo Horizonte”, where we’ll have lunch and relax in the wild nature and its incredible landscapes. Lodging in this place, we’ll really sustain the wonderful project “Apronia”, a local association that takes care of children and adolescents. In the afternoon we can enjoy of the pool filled with natural water, in the forest near the lodge. We’ll go back to the lodge and before dinner we’ll have some free time to rest and get acclimatized.
2º day: Walking in the forest
A real adventure into the jungle. After breakfast we’ll walk into an immense quagmire, where we’ll admire a variety of plants and we’ll reach the Quebrada of LOYBOC.
We’ll board a boat for the whole day and continue our adventure into the deep Amazon rainforest. We’ll reach different places along the river with their particular microclimates, where we’ll be surprised with the variety of trees (chestnut tree, caucho and so on) and medicinal plants (cat’s claw, quinine and so on) and also orchids, insects, butterflies, parrots and many other species of birds. If we are lucky, we’ll have the possibility to see monkeys, caimans and river wolves. At return, after dinner, we’ll sit around a fire and hear the Amazon sounds, so called the Steps of Chulla Chaqui.
3º day: Between the lake and the tops of trees
We’ll wake up very early, around 4.30 a.m. to navigate along the Madre de Dios River toward the Parrot Collpa. From a blind twenty yards away, we’ll be able to see dozens of parrots that come every morning to eat the clay of the muddy river walls. The ccolpa should be visited in the early morning, late morning or evening, when there’s the most activity. After this incredible wonder, we’ll have breakfast, then we’ll continue our trip along the Madre de Dios River.
Option 1 > Ecological reserve of Taricaya > We’ll head to the ecological reserve of Taricaya where people work in order to protect some species, specially tortugas. This project aims to breed, maintain and let survive this species and besides of other animal species (tigers, parrots, tapirs, monkeys and so on). After the visit, we’ll meet a native family that will tell you some anecdotes of the jungle. After this interesting talking, we’ll go to the Canopywalk, a 45m height tree, that we can climb until the top to admire the jungle from above. We’ll go back to the lodge again along the Madre de Dios River.
Option 2 > Natural reserve of Tambopata > We’ll an easy walk of 4km to reach the Sandoval Lake and we’ll discover the local fauna (giant nutrias, monkeys, “shanchos”, many species of birds and butterfly). Here we’ll rest and have lunch, then we’ll go by boat back to the lodge and for dinner, around a fire, we’ll listen to the beautiful and suggestive stories of the Amazon jungle’s natives.
4º day: Puerto Maldonado
Transfer to Puerto Maldonado, visit to social project Apronia and visit to the town.
- 2/10 persons: 340.00 US$
Prices are per person and are expressed in U.S. dollars.
The yellow fever vaccination is mandatory.
Anti malaria prophylaxis is recommended during the rainy season.
From your arrival in Peru onward, any additional cost due to variation of the program will be charged (net cost plus agency fee).
- Accomodation in “Bello Horizontes” lodge in double or twin room with private bathroom.
- All transfer by land or by river listed in the itinerary
- A Spanish and English-speaking guide
- All meals.
- Roundtrip flight or bus ticket to and from Puerto Maldonado.
- Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks or water bottles and snacks.
- Project fee: 20 U.S. dollars per person.
- Entrance fee: 20 U.S. dollars per person.
- Binoculars and camera (enough films with ASA 400)
- Towel and swimming suit
- Sandals and hiking boots
- Flashlight and batteries
- Insect repellent
- Personal medicine
- Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
- Raincoat, light jacket and cotton trousers
- Lenght4 days
- RouteAmazon - Puerto Maldonado - Tambopata
Ethical ranking How much ethical and responsible is this tour?
20 USD per person to deposit in loco for the Association PeruEtico Italia and the social inclusion projects scheduled for the current year.
Projects and other social associations visited during the tour
Always walk when possible
Eat typical local food (0km)
Low-energy and water consumption accomodations.
Local economy promotion
Local guides and cultural mediators
Lodging and restaurants in local structures.
Rediscovery and enhancement of local and popular legends and stories
Real knowledge of the visited country and enhancement of cultural diversities
Accomodation at local community (Taquile)
Public means, to promote a direct contact with the local population
Fair and equitable working and salary conditions for all our collaborators.