(Arrive day 1 and leave day 3)
Arrival to Puerto Maldonado. Welcome and reception at the airport, bus terminal or hotel.
Transfer to our house/office for registration, repacking and luggage storage.
12:30- 1:30pm – Go down the port to the motorboat to begin the 1.15 hour river ride to Amazon Planet while enjoying the wonders of the rainforest.
We set off down the Madre de Dios River through the heart of the jungle surrounded by flora, fauna and breathtaking scenery. Arrive at Amazon Planet and settle into your private bungalow.
Lunch will be expecting you at the dining room in the Main house.
Take a short rest before meeting with your guide for an introduction talk about us, followed by an introduction walk around the lodge into the rainforest, winding past giant Kapok trees, walking, palms and strangler figs while being dazzled by the sounds of nature in search for wildlife.
Return to your bungalow for a rest. Before dinner, take a walk with your guide and experience the jungle as it transforms from day into night making way for nocturnal animals especially adapted for the dark.
Return with your guide to the Main house to enjoy some very interesting videos and documentaries about Amazon Planet, the Taricaya Ecological Reserve, the different projects and much more while dinner is being served.
After dinner you may return to your bungalow or meet with the other guests or the volunteers from Taricaya, enjoy cool drinks at the bar and share your stories and experiences.
Breakfast is served between 7am and 8am. After breakfast, begin your adventure walking through the trails surrounded by 300 year old trees while we identify the flora and fauna by sight and sound. We will arrive at our first platforms located 15 and 25 meters high above on top of the branches of an old fig tree accessed by a suspension bridge while we explore the amazing structure of this tree and the wildlife that live in and around it. Continue your walk into the Taricaya Reserve towards the Canopy platform, the highest tree platform in the Amazon rainforest. Located 45 meters high up in the crown of an ancient Kapok tree and connected by a 90-meter long suspension bridge. Catch a glimpse of flying Macaws, parrots or Toucans; the views from this platform are truly unforgettable!
Continue into the reserve until we reach the Taricaya Rescue Center where you will encounter many different wild animals including a jaguar, pumas, macaws, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, jaguarundi, bush dog, tapir, turtles and more. These animals are in the process of rehabilitation before being released back into the wild. Stop off at the Butterfly house before returning to the lodge for lunch.
Take a rest after lunch before venturing off on the 30min walk to the Agroforestry farm and visit the reforestation project of mahogany, cedar, cocoa, coffee and tropical flowers. Visit the artificial beaches of the Taricaya turtle project (between July, August and September you will see the flags pointing out the turtle nests in the sand, relocated to be kept safe from poacher).
Return to the Lodge along the river on inflatable boats. You will float down river and let the current take while you enjoy the sounds of nature as you look for wildlife on the river banks and expect the amazing sunset as the perfect setting on the back of your river adventure (between July and September you can stop at the beach and enjoy a refreshing swim in the river).
Arrive to the Lodge for rest before we finish the day’s activities with a caiman search along the river´s edge in the motorboat under the moonlight. We will search for white caiman, black caiman and spectacle caiman with a flashlight as they lay along the river banks at night. Return to the lodge for dinner and rest or enjoy our delicious and classic Pisco Sour and more at the bar.
Breakfast is served at 7am. The motorboat is ready to leave at 8am. Transfer to Puerto Maldonado city. Say goodbye to the jungle as we go up the river for an hour and a half until we head to Puerto Capitania where the car service is expecting you for your transfer to the airport or to the house/office for later departures.
NOTE: Please note these activities are subject to availability