Jungle Expedition in Puerto Maldonado
4 Days 3 Nights
This expedition will introduce you to the peruvian part of the amazonian jungle.
It will take you to a native community in the middle of the jungle, to a family happy to share their knowledge, we also get the chance to meet the amazing wildlife.
Monkeys, Caimans, Parrots, Tarantulas, Snakes, Piranhas, wild otters… are all here to be seen.
Departure/Return LocationYour hotel in Lima or Cusco
What to wearComfortable seasonal clothing & shoes
IncludedAccommodationEntrance FeesGuideLunchMealsPhoto AssistanceTransport
Not IncludedExtrasInsuranceLocal Flights
Landing to Puerto Maldonado from Lima or Cusco, where we will find our hotel.
We will take a few moments to settle in our lodge on the edge of the Madre de Dios River, lost in the jungle, and enjoy this incredible location.
We will join a six bridges canopy, each other over 35 meters high ( 110 feeds hight). We will have a nice panoramic view from the canopy or dosel (treetops) with luck we can see birds, sloths, monkeys, arboreal snakes, orchids. Bridges are located on the Madre de Dios river shore 01 hour down stream from Puerto Maldonado.
We will enjoy Sunset from there.
On the way back we will look for Caimans in the night.
At dinner time, we will enjoy being in the jungle to have an amazing dinner at the best restaurant in town, where all typical plates of the region will be available.
Early in the morning, we will head to the Chuncho Parrot Clay lick.
For parrot enthusiasts, visiting a macaw and parrot clay lick is guaranteed to be one of the most memorable highlights of your trip to the Amazon rainforest. The Tambopata National Reserve in southeastern Peru protects the world’s largest known parrot clay lick and the area contains the highest known concentration of them in the world.
A clay lick (locally known as colpa) is a naturally forming wall of clay on a riverbank caused by erosion from the river.
Every morning at around dawn, macaws, amazons, parakeets, parrotlets and other parrots flock to these clay licks to eat clay, sometimes hundreds at a time, creating an incredible wildlife spectacle.
Big and colorful macaws are concentrated in this clay such as scarlet macaws, red and green, blue and yellow macaws, and parrots, this is one of the most popular places to search for wildlife, there always is a chance to see jaguars, pumas or capibaras on the river shore.
Early in the morning, We will head to Sandoval Lake (Tambopata Reserve) where we will have a 5.5 km walk in the jungle with many opportunities to observe monkeys, snakes, tarantulas, wild pigs, and when we reach the shores of Lake Sandoval we will take our boat to navigate on the lake and keep looking for local fauna such as alligators, giant river otters, parrots and a diversity of birds.
For the Bird lovers we could explore another Parrot clay lick this early morning ( On-demand ).
Before getting our flight around mid-day, we will have a morning walk at the local market of Puerto Maldonado. The best place to understand and enjoy the local life.
Puerto Maldonado is a city in the southeastern region of Peru, known as the gateway to the Amazon Rainforest. This vibrant city is a hub for eco-tourism and wildlife photography, with an abundance of opportunities to capture stunning images of the diverse flora and fauna of the region.
From colorful macaws and monkeys to exotic butterflies and orchids, the Amazon Rainforest is a photographer's paradise. With its proximity to several national parks and conservation areas, Puerto Maldonado is the perfect base for exploring the rainforest and capturing breathtaking photos of its incredible biodiversity.
Whether you're a professional photographer or simply looking to capture some amazing vacation snapshots, Puerto Maldonado is an ideal destination for photo tourists.
We will be grateful for your honest and objective feedback.
Ana M. (Spain)
Amazing experience! I just arrived from the jungle tour in puerto Maldonado with these guys. I loved meeting the indigenous communities. That was a unique experience. They took care of all details from accomodation, tours, meals and transportation. Very happy with the experience. Thank you
I was interested in the Amazon basin and Pedro suggested Puerto Maldonado.
I was able to see pretty much all the wildlife in the amazon, maybe with the exception of Jaguars, which i guess you have to be very lucky to spot.
The lodge is very beautiful and is totally embedded in the jungle, which allows for all kinds of animals to drop by our rooms.
In the lodge itself you can see a small kind of capivaras, parrots, toucans and lots of other bird species.
The lodge itself is right by the river. Definitely recommend an early sunrise session. Pedro helped me doing some long exposures and lent me some filters for it. Very nice morning spent on day 2.
On the other days i got to explore Lake Sandoval and some other areas where i saw tarantulas, lots of different types of monkeys and at night you can go looking for caimans which is very cool.
The visit to the indigenous community was one of the highest points of this trip. It is very clear that they know each other and the mood is very open and relaxed. It was nice to know about their culture, they’re daily habits and also get to photograph them up close. The kids are always trying to pull you in to play. Very nice family!
Overall, a very good experience, very focused on photography which is what i was looking for, well organised and with a great environment.
Thank you for a well spent holliday.