TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE
The starting point for the exploration is the Plaza de Armas of Puerto Maldonado . After visiting its roundabout, take a walk around its surroundings. You will distinguish the mango trees and palm trees, among other exotic plants, that decorate the place. Afterwards, contemplate the beautiful and numerous species of the Butterfly Garden , where you can also observe different flowers and medicinal herbs. Finally, from the biodiversity viewpoint, witness the best panoramic views of the province.
On the banks of the Madre de Dios River
15 km from the port is the Monkey Island . Although their name seems to indicate otherwise, they also inhabit turtles and herons. Another essential point is Lake Sandoval , where piranhas, taricayas and different types of birds such as the hoatzin and the cormorant abound. With a little luck, you will be able to appreciate the elusive river wolf.
Located in the Amazon, the Ecolucerna lodge is 23 km from the river from Puerto Maldonado, just 1 hour by boat, and close to the Tambopata National Reserve. Los Rustic-style bungalows have been built in harmony with the environment and fully integrated into the jungle. The rooms of this establishment have a private bathroom with shower, seating area, fan , mosquito net and balcony overlooking the garden and the river. Ecolucerna offers all-inclusive rates that include: - Airport to host the transfer service (round trip). - Breakfast. - Free welcome drink. In addition, the Ecolucerna lodge has a bar where guests can enjoy a drink. Guests can also request packed lunches . ISULA RESTAURANT: The is an on-site restaurant, which serves as a dining room, reception and community room. The restaurant offers Amazonian dishes.
To access the Tambopata National Reserve you must board a boat that leaves from the community of Hell to the crossing of the Tambopata and Madre de God . Once there, you will get to know the Macaw clay lick , so called because it is the meeting point of these species. In addition, parrots and parakeets are observed that feed on the clay of this area. Travel aboard a catamaran along the Tambopata River in the direction of Tres Chimbadas Lake and continue to delight yourself with animals such as lizards, turtles and harpy eagles.
In the middle of the jungle
Go on night hikes and watch out for scorpions and tarantulas that appear along the way. Complete your expedition, sailing by boat and taking a look at the alligators that sleep on the banks of the Madre de Dios River . During the day, cross this stream with canoes and practice the canopy walk-way on the hanging bridges at a height of 30 meters.