Travel down the Madre de Dios River and explore the Amazon jungle.
Observe the black caiman and the common caiman at the Caiman Cocha, the Monkey Island and its population, and the wildlife in the Lost Cocha, all of which have a variety of species to offer and delight the sight.
Upon your arrival in Puerto Maldonado we will welcome you at the airport. Then, we’ll start our program by visiting the city on a bus. After that we will go to Puerto Capitanía, the port where our riverboat will be waiting for us to take us to our lodge, 30 km away from Puerto Maldonado City. On our way you will have the chance to observe diverse animals such as the capybaras, caimans, water turtles, herons, cormorants, carrion birds and birds of prey. Upon the arrival in our lodge, you will be welcomed with delicious Amazon tropical fruit nectars and taken to your comfortable room (bungalow) reserved for the occasion. Once you are settled in the room, a hearty lunch will be served for you in our warm, rustically designed dining room. In the afternoon, our specialized guide will take you through an interpretive trail, conveniently signposted, to Caiman Cocha, a little lagoon where you will have the chance to observe the black caiman and the common caiman, as well as efficient predators located at the top of the food chain. At dusk, you will witness the spectacular sunset over the Amazon region, an experience full of color in overwhelming ranges and intensities. Back in the lodge, a delicious dinner will await you.
After a delicous breakfast we will start an adventure in the virgin forest, accompanied by a local guide, we’ll go on a hike in the deep forest: we will cover very well preserved prepared trails of our interpretive tour. On our tour we’ll identify a great variety of ornamental plants with unparalleled beauty. On the way to the Lost Cocha, we will see diverse species of medicinal plants and fruit trees that support the animal populations in the Amazon forest. The swamp is home of jealous guardians like the jaguar, feline considered son of the swamp; the anaconda, the world's biggest snake; the owl that sees everything from its dwelling at the top of the trees, to cure all ills, and the black caiman, guardian that punishes those that dare to steal the female moriche palm fruit. Once in Lost Cocha, we will go up to an enormous observation platform. Then, we will take a pleasant walk around the Lost Cocha. Back in the lodge, you can enjoy an exquisite lunch. In the afternoon, joined with our specialized guide, we will visit the Monkey Island, few minutes away from the lodge in the center of Madre de Dios River. This island shows an enormous variety of exuberant flora and hosts numerous primate specimens like the black spider monkey, the black-cap capuchin monkey, the squirrel monkey and the lion monkey. Finally, we will complete our visit to the island, enjoying a sunset with the most impressive dusk in the jungle and you will get dinner at the lodge.
After a refreshing night´s sleep, the loud vocalizations produced by the supersized voice box of the howler monkey, will greet you. In our dining room, a hearty breakfast will wait for you before going back to Puerto Maldonado.