Native Naturalist 8D/7N (Amazon Jungle Nature Trails + Machu Picchu)

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Sleeping black jaguar Amazon shutterstock_12768844.jpg
Amazon indigenous woman shutterstock_3422563.jpg
Amazon Ripples shutterstock_68200.jpg
Amazon River shutterstock_58189210.jpg
beautiful tree frog phyllomedusa lemur shutterstock_43507255.jpg
Boat navigating the Tambopata river during sunrise in the Amazon shutterstock_90228451.jpg
Boating on the River, peru Amazon shutterstock_130835669.jpg
cacao plant with fruits shutterstock_112701022.jpg
Close Up Of Man Holding Coffee Beans shutterstock_141376378.jpg
Cute Baby Emperor Tamarin Monkey Amazon shutterstock_13126465.jpg
Deep in the Peruvian Amazon a white chested toucan shutterstock_83414866.jpg
Jaguar in the Manu-Tambopata jungle at Madre de Dios, Peru shutterstock_161805827.jpg
Lake Sandoval in Tambopata nature reserve Madre de Dios, Peru shutterstock_14955262.jpg
Polka-dot Treefrog on Leaf in Amazon shutterstock_92648101.jpg
Red coffee beans in Amazon jungle shutterstock_87872005.jpg
Red-striped poison dart frog with blue legs of Amazon jungle shutterstock_88805893.jpg
river dolphins in bolivia shutterstock_141717586.jpg
Roasted coffee beans in jute bag on wood with woven basket  shutterstock_102114343.jpg
vista.jpg
bungalows.jpg
anochecer.jpg
alberca.jpg
arbol_2.jpg
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loro_3.jpg
loro_7.jpg
mono_5.jpg
mariposa.jpg
mono_1.jpg
mono_11.jpg
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triple.jpg
dobles.jpg
personal.jpg
recepcion.jpg
salida.jpg
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Native Naturalist 8D/7N (Amazon Jungle Nature Trails + Machu Picchu)

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Summary

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Day 1: Arrive Tambopata, Caimán Cocha, eco-lodge
Day 2: Lake Apu Víctor, Monkey Island, eco-lodge
Day 3: Lost Cocha, eco-lodge
Day 4: Gamitana/Briolo River, eco-lodge
Day 5: Arrive Cusco, tour Sacred Valley, hotel
Day 6: Ollantaytambo, indigenous community, train to Aguas Calientes, hotel
Day 7: Machu Picchu citadel, train, hotel
Day 8: Van transfer to CUZ airport


HIGHLIGHTS

Tambopata Nature Reserve
• Jungle wildlife including various species of caimans, camungos, shanshos, giant otters, monkeys, tapirs, and sloths.
• Spectacular waterfalls, incredible clay licks frequented by hundreds of macaws, parrots, and toucans, and palm swamps with different nesting birds, herons, and kingfishers.
• Vibrant forest, winding rivers, and huge swamps forming lush sustainable ecosystems.
• Forest canopies up to 60m (180ft) high and 3m (12ft) in diameter.
• Beautiful morning birdsong and brilliant sunsets.
Machu Picchu
• Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo archaeological site.
• 400-500 species of orchids and > 700 species of butterflies.
• Hot mineral springs bathing.
• Authentic home-cooked meals and cultural presentations with the Amaru, Paru Paru, or Willoq indigenous communities.

Itinerary

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Day 0:  Flight to Tambopata with connection in Lima
Day 1: Tambopata Nature Reserve – Caimán Cocha
• Airport reception and shuttle tour of Puerto Maldonado city.
• Boat ride on the Madre de Dios River hoping to see ronsocos, caimans, turtles, herons, cormorants and other animal species in their natural environment.
• Interpretive trail to the Caimán Cocha lake to observe black caiman (melanosuchus niger) and caiman (caiman crocodilus).
• Lunch/dinner at the lodge.
• Standard sustainably-built eco-lodge bungalows comfortably furnished with mosquito netting, king, double, or triple beds, and private bathrooms with showers. Amenities include a restaurant/bar, game room, botanical garden, ad pool. Upgrades to 5-star lodge available.
• 3-5 miles / 5-8 km – 3 hours.
Day 2:    Tambopata Nature Reserve – Lake Apu Víctor & Monkey Island
• Deep forest nature trail to majestic Lake Apu Víctor, with its crystal clear waters, surrounded by marshes and giant trees.
• And abundant wildlife such as parrots, macaws, toucans, camungos, shanshos, herons and other animals, such as caimans, turtles, etc., and if we are lucky, we´ll have a chance to observe the giant otter, one of the rainforest´s most spectacular animals.
• Short hike to monkey island, with its exuberant flora and widevariety of monkey species, such as maquisapas, capuchins, small lion monkeys, frailes, cotos as well as coati, sloths, and birds.
• Breakfast/lunch/dinner at the lodge.
• Standard eco-lodge bungalows. Upgrades to 5-star lodge available.
• 3-5 miles / 5-8 km – 3 hours.
Day 3:    Tambopata Nature Reserve – Lost Cocha
• Trail through the virgin rainforest to the Lost Cocha, a wildlife refuge and feeding ecosystem.
• Canoe ride around the lake to observe otters, caimans, turtles, tapirs, multicolored birds, the majestic jaguar, and a variety of fish species.
• Stroll through the botanical gardens or relaxing afternoon by the pool. Additional bird-watching option available upon request.
• Breakfast/lunch/dinner at the lodge.
• Standard eco-lodge bungalows. Upgrades to 5-star lodge available.
• 3-5 miles / 5-8 km – 3 hours.
Day 4:    Tambopata Nature Reserve – Gamitana/Briolo River
• Boat ride on the Madre de Dios River to the GAMITANA or BRIOLO RIVER for a refreshing swim.
• Sport fishing activities or wildlife observation on the Madre de Dios River panorama.
• Visit to a local family dedicated to agriculture within the jungle banks of Madre de Dios River.
• Breakfast/lunch/dinner at the lodge.
• Standard eco-lodge bungalows. Upgrades to 5-star lodge available.
• 3-5 miles / 5-8 km – 3 hours.
Day 5:  Sacred Valley
• Transfer from lodge to Tambopata airport.
• Airport reception and private van transfer from CUZ airport to hotel.
• Awanakancha llama/alpaca ranch and textile arts center.
• Flight of the Condor at Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary.
• Chincheros textile arts center and emperor Tupac Inca Yupanqui's royal estate.
• Breakfast at the lodge.
• Hotel in Sacred Valley.
• 2.5 miles / 4 km – 2 hours.
Day 6: Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
• Authentic home-cooked meal and cultural presentations with the Willoq indigenous community.
• Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
• 2.5 miles / 4 km – 2 hours.
Day 7:  Machu Picchu
• Machu Picchu Citadel
• Wayna Picchu (optional advance purchase)
• Aguas Calientes hot springs baths
• Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
• Private transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
• Hotel in Cusco.
• 2.5 miles / 4 km – 2 hours.
Day 8: Private van transfer from Cusco hotel to CUZ airport.

Have more time? Add an adventure, Lake Titicaca, or more day trips.


IMPORTANT NOTES

• During April 2016, certain sections of Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu will be closed for sustainability.
• Entry to climb Wayna Picchu (the “Young Mountain” overlooking Machu Picchu citadel) is also restricted to 400 people per day and requires an additional ticket purchased in advance. Please inform your adventure specialist of your interest to verify availability.

Pricing

Number of Passengers Standard Eco-Lodge and 3/4-Star Hotels Deluxe 5-Star Eco-Lodge and Hotels
1 $2,900 $6,900
2 $2,100 $6,000
3 $2,100 $6,100
4 $1,750 $5,700
5 $1,950 $5,900
6 $1,650 $5,600

7+ Passengers - Please contact us for special group pricing.

All prices are USD. Price listed is the price per person based on double occupancy by non-Peruvians in standard accommodations. Pricing and product availability are subject to change without notice until purchased. Please Request a Reservation for exact pricing and to determine departure date availability.

People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.
— Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth
 

FAST FACTS

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Surface: stone-carved stairs, jungle wetlands
Activity level: Level 1 – Easy
Total distance on foot: 3-5 miles / 5-8 km per day
•Average daily walking time: 3-4 hours intermittent
Altitude: 8,829 - 11,800 ft / 2,700 - 3,600 m
Availability: Daily, year-round
•Calendar
     ◦Apr-Oct: best
     ◦Nov & Mar: fair
     ◦Dec-Feb: wet
•Accommodations: 4 nights in an eco-lodge and 3 nights in 3-4 star (standard), or 5-star lodge and hotels (deluxe)
Meals:
     ◦Tambopata Nature Reserve: 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
     ◦Day Trips: meals not included
Weather: Hot days/nights (jungle), warm days/cold nights (mountains)
•Restrictions: None


INCLUDED

• Travel insurance.
• Entry to Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, and Cusco archaeological complexes.
• Private transportation on Day Trips.
• Private English/Spanish/Quechua bilingual professional guides (other languages may be available with advance request).
• Bus from Machu Picchu park to Aguas Calientes.
• Round-trip train ticket from Aguas Calientes and transfer to hotel.

NOT INCLUDED

• International or domestic airfare.
• Meals not specified in the itinerary.
• Visa fees (if any) or taxes.
• Tips for personnel: guide, etc.
• Extra services (spa, laundry, etc), personal items, or additional tours not listed in the program itinerary.
• Local taxes (18% IGV) on all services applicable to Peruvians, foreign residents in Peru, and tourists traveling in Peru for 60+ days.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

•    Additional bird-watching option available upon request - $50 USD per person.


RECOMMENDATIONS

• There is little room on the river boats for luggage. We recommend taking a small backpack with enough to stay at the lodge and leaving large bags in the lodge’s offices in Puerto Maldonado.
• In the Andes the split between dry and wet seasons is acute. The dry season runs from April to October (the best time for hiking); the rainy season goes from November through March. Temperatures can vary significantly, from about 50-82ºF (10-28º C) in the day to 32-50ºF (0-10ºC) at night, depending more on the altitude than the time of year.
• LAN and its partners are the only international airlines to offer flights to Cusco. If you need help booking domestic flights in Peru, let us know via email or in your Request Reservation form.
• Many international flights arrive at Lima airport in the late evening, while flights to Cusco and other domestic airports leave from 6 to 11 am. If you have a long layover and would like to add a hotel (onsite at the airport) to your package, please let us know.
• Read about What to Bring on your trip.


Puerto Maldonado is known as the capital of the Biodiversity of Peru and Tambopata Nature Reserve consists of 3.5 million acres in in Madre de Dios and Puno provinces. Declared a National Reserve in 1990, it shelters a wide variety of landscapes and wildlife.

Want to upgrade your accommodations? Have your own vision? Not sure what you want? Customize your journey! We can tailor the entire trip length, the accommodations, and the transportation to match your interests, budget, and trip dates. Just click "Request Reservation and tell us what you're thinking or email us to set up a free consultation with one of our adventure specialists.

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