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Amazon Jungle: Tambopata Packrafting


Amazon Jungle:  Tambopata Pack Rafting Expedition

Peru Amazon Jungle Tours: This adventurous 9-day 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, running class IV rapids and camping out each night. Excellent opportunities for spotting wildlife comes with the territory in this remote section of the Amazon jungle.

The Journey

This is an exciting trip for adventurous travelers who don’t mind roughing it for several days. After arriving in Lima, the expedition starts in the town of Juliaca; near the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world at 15,480 ft. 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 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 float on the Tambopata River for six days; running Class III and IV rapids along the way and camping out at night. The journey includes a stop at a macaw clay lick; where you’ll spend the night, allowing you to see these magnificent birds 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 Lima 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 8
Lunch x 9
Dinner x 8
Private Transport – collection & drop-off
Professional bilingual guide
Professional rafting & camping equipment
Domestic flights from Lima to Juliaca
Domestic flights from Puerto Maldonado to Lima

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
Attached below are a couple of links which will explain how to prepare for your trip & trek in advance of your arrival. We recommend being prepared in advance to save time & stress whilst you’re in Peru. Trip Planning | Trek Planning
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.



This morning you'll fly from Lima to Juliaca. After an early reception here, you'll be driven across the altiplano, over a 15,000 ft pass and down through to the jungle, until we arrive at our lodge on the edge of the Amazon basin.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
As you leave the last traces of civilization, entering pristine rainforest of the Bahuaja Sonene National Park, you´ll float down the river and spend the night camping on a sandy beach. There will be opportunities to spot wildlife along the banks and in the jungle. The river remains relatively calm the following day as you navigate class II and III rapids. Soon you'll see a variety of birds and a few mammals, such as anteaters and giant otters (an endangered species).
In the afternoon you'll arrive at the campsite to relax and enjoy a delicious dinner. Continuing the journey, the landscape slowly changes as the river narrows and the rapids increase in difficulty (class III and IV). We'll do some wildlife spotting in the jungle and with a bit of luck get the chance to view monkeys moving through the canopies.
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 will be spent running class III and IV rapids surrounded by lush vegetation. As we head downstream there will be very good opportunities to observe monkeys, capybaras, tapirs and giant river otters among other animals. On the sixth day, we stop at a macaw lick where we'll spend the night camping by the river. The rapids die down on Day 7 and we'll our time quietly watching wildlife as we approach the Tambopata Research Center (TRC), where we'll explore the surrounding jungle on foot.
  • Accommodation: Lodging is at the research center.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
At the crack of dawn, you'll see a crowd of macaws with their variegated brilliance nibbling at the clay riverbank. Later, a dug-out motor canoe will take you to the frontier town of Puerto Maldonado where you'll spend the night in a hotel.
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Today you'll fly from Puerto Maldonado to Lima where you'll have the rest of the day to explore the city taking advantage of anything you may have missed at the beginning of the trip, or you can head directly to the airport for your connecting international flight out. It's never goodbye, only until the next time when you can possibly try another of our Peru Amazon Tours!
  • Meals: Breakfast

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