Peru Amazon Jungle Tours: This adventurous 7-day pack-rafting trip has all the ingredients of a legendary and enduring journey. The itinerary starts out with a drive over a 15,000 ft. pass; and then continues down the Tambopata River, river pack-rafting and camping out each night. Excellent opportunities for spotting wildlife comes with the territory in this remote section of the Amazon jungle.
This is an exciting trip for adventurous travelers who don’t mind roughing it for a few days at a time. After arriving in Cusco, the expedition starts in the town of Puerto Maldonado. A private vehicle will take you across the high plains (altiplano), down to tropical rainforest and to the end of the road; where you’ll lodge by the river.
The following day you´ll board pack-rafts and use the river as a thoroughfare into the jungle. From this point, you leave behind the farms and gold pan settlers to enter the mystical and enigmatic world of the tropical rainforest. This environment provides the habitat for a diverse range of plant and animal species; including 8 types of macaw, 13 types of monkey, 530 species of birds, plus ocelot, jaguar, capybara, tapir, caiman, giant river otters, and much more.
You´ll raft on the Tambopata & Tavara River for 4 days; camping out at night. The journey includes stops at a macaw & mammal clay lick; allowing you to see these magnificent animals at dawn. Afterwards, from here you’ll take a motorized dug-out canoe to the frontier town of Puerto Maldonado; where you’ll spend the night before transferring to Cusco for your final night.
This is the end of your Peru Amazon Jungle tour, but it’s never goodbye, only until the next time we meet!
Breakfast x 6
Lunch x 7
Dinner x 6
Private Transport – collection & drop-off
Professional bilingual guide
Professional rafting & camping equipment
Domestic flights from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado
Domestic flights from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco
Extension trips to Machu Picchu (can be included on request)
Tips for crew
Any additional extras
|Joining Arrangements||There will be a pre-trek briefing held usually the evening before departure, at your hotel, to go over the details of the trek and any specific requirements not already captured.|
|Food & Water||Prior to setting off we recommend you steer clear of street food and only eat in good restaurants, to avoid any stomach complaints. Likewise with tap water, it is largely untreated, please only consume bottled water only or sterilised water if you have the right equipment.|
|Special Diets||We’ll ensure that we cater for all of your dietary needs, at the point of booking we’ll collect this information from you. We can secure special menu requests also for your trek party.|
|Trekking Crew||We are able to customise our treks to suit you, but usually our treks are guided by a professional bilingual guide, mountain cook, arriero (horseman) and mules to carry all equipment (passenger horses also available on request). They become a large part of your trekking expedition and it’s a great experience working together.|
This is a really important part of your trip planning process, please find a link below which explains a little more about preparing for altitude. Altitude Preparation
|Machu Picchu||An excursion to Machu Picchu can be included as part of your trip, including professional bilingual guide, entrance tickets, return trip bus tickets, Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountains (mountain climbs to be confirmed on reservation) & your return train ticket to Cusco.|
|Covid-19 (Coronavirus)||We are working with the latest protocols issued by the Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) to ensure our operations are safe and compliant for the future. We also have access to on-call health services for your time with us.|
|Covid-19 (Useful Links)||World Health Organisation | World Health Organisation – Peru | Covid-19 Data – Peru | Covid-19 Daily Statistics|
|Reservation||Please contact us to reserve your trek and we will send you our deposit & payment options.|
|Customer Service||Please feel free to contact us at any point before your trip for any queries or problems.|
Flying out of Cusco to Puerto Maldonado. Morning collection from the airport, bus station or your hotel. You’ll have 2 hrs by car, the first part will be by the high way and the second part will be in a dirt route until arriving to the Tambopata River near the limit to the Tambopata Nacional Reserve. Our boat will be waiting for us to take us 2 hrs up the Tambopata river to reach the first campsite, close to a chuncho macaw clay lick.
Travelling along the Tambopata river, where you’ll have very good opportunities to spot rare shore birds, Capybaras, White caimans, and possibly a Jaguar or an Anaconda, there is a 20% probability to see these by the river bank. Getting to our destination, Tambopata chuncho clay lick. you’ll have the first chances to explore the area. After that, we make our camp, dinner and rest.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Leaving after breakfast to Candamo river where you’ll begin to go down stream by kayak along the Candamo and Tavara rivers. This part of the river is very good to do kayak because the river currents can be very fast.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast you’ll depart to Puerto Maldonado by boat and car, in time to make your connecting domestic flight to Cusco. It’s never goodbye, only until the next time!!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch