Travel from Cusco by night bus to immerse yourself in the lush Amazon Jungle of Puerto Maldonado. Explore the verdant wilderness on nature walks to see the Taricaya Reserve, canopy bridges and the highest tree-platform in the Amazon and observe many different wild animals including jaguars, pumas, toucans, macaws, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, jaguarondi, tapirs and more. Sleep overnight in a cozy Eco-Lodge with authentic Peruvian meals. Return to Cusco with great memories of this unforgettable experience.
Day 1: Night Bus from Cusco - Puerto Maldonado
Get picked up at your Cusco accommodation and transferred to the bus station for your overnight bus to Puerto Maldonado on the edge of the Amazon Jungle.
Day 2: Puerto Maldonado Local Breakfast & Orchid Tour – Boat to Eco-Lodge (B, L, D)
Reception at the bus terminal around 7:00am. Transfer to the local office, enjoy breakfast, and take a quick orchid tour. At noon you'll transfer to the boat wharf, Port Captain, where you will begin the 1-hour boat ride to your Eco-Lodge.
Arrive at your Eco-Lodge and settle into your private bungalow. Take a short rest before meeting with your guide followed by an introductory walk around the lodge and its trails. Pass by giant Kapok trees, walking palms and strangler figs while being dazzled by the sounds of native birds. Return to your bungalow for a rest. Go to the dining hall with your guide for your first dinner in the rain forest and enjoy a typical meal from this region.
Day 3: Jungle Walk – Taricaya Reserve (B, L, D)
Breakfast is served from 7 to 8am. Afterward, begin your adventure walking through the trails surrounded by huge trees. Arrive at your first platforms, located 15 and 25 meters high, accessed by a suspension bridge. Continue your walk into the Taricaya reserve, making your way toward the highest tree platform in the Amazon rainforest.
Continue to the reserve's animal rescue center, where you will observe many different wild animals. Stop by the Butterfly House before returning to the lodge for lunch. Take a rest before venturing off on a 25-minute walk to the Agroforestry farm to visit the reforestation projects of mahogany, cedar, cocoa, coffee and tropical flowers. Visit the Taricaya turtle project and its artificial beaches before returning to the lodge in your own inflatable boat. Take a rest before we finish the day’s activities with a caiman search by motorboat along the moonlit river's edge. End the day with a farewell dinner.
Day 4: Puerto Maldonado Activities - Night Bus to Cusco (B)
Enjoy an early breakfast at your lodge before your scenic return boat trip on the Madre de Dios River. Arrive in Puerto Maldonado around 9:30am for a day full of activities before your return night bus. Explore the city center on your own, tour a snake house, and take a refreshing swim at a pool house before being transferred to the bus station for your overnight bus to Cusco.
Day 5: Arrival to Cusco
Upon arrival, please make your own way to the accommodation of your choice.