fbpx

Amazon Jungle 4 Day Extension

Explore the Amazon Jungle with this incredible extension for our Peru trips!

Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción is a pristine yet accessible jungle lodge with 25 luxury private cabañas. Built in a former cacao and rubber plantation, this magnificent lodge is located on the banks of the Madre de Dios River, right on the doorstep of the Tambopata National Reserve.

From this luxurious base in the heart of the rainforest, you can explore the surrounding jungle and venture into the reserve, which is one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth. An astonishing selection of activities is led by local explorer guides, offering first-hand knowledge of the Peruvian Amazon. Excursions include a visit to Lake Sandoval, a water mirror inhabited by Howler monkeys, caimans and giant river otters.

Itinerary:

Day 1 - Explore the Amazon!

Day 1 - Explore the Amazon!

Your adventure begins when you will be picked up from the airport in Puerto Maldonado. You’ll then board a boat for the 25-minute river journey to Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción, keeping your eyes open for wildlife as you go. When you arrive, you’ll be shown to your cabaña and introduced to all the wonderful facilities at the lodge. Afterwards you’ll all gather for a wonderful lunch in the dining room, prepared with organic local ingredients and native flavours.

After lunch, your experienced jungle guide will take you on a walk along the Concepción Trails, which are found within the grounds of a private 819 hectares of pristine forest. During the walk your guide will tell you all about the flora and fauna you see, and you will learn about primary and secondary rainforest, its components, uses and the impact of humans on the rainforest.

Later, at dusk, you’ll head out on a small motorised boat on the Twilight River excursion. You’ll navigate along the Madre de Dios River, and your guide will tell you all about the local ecosystem, the Amazonian creeks, and the behaviour of the nocturnal birds that we will see and hear.

day 1 amazon jungle

Day 2 - Lake Sandoval, Canopy Walk and Anaconda Walk

Day 2 - Lake Sandoval, Canopy Walk and Anaconda Walk

Meals Included: All Included

After breakfast, you’ll head out to the famous Lake Sandoval in the Tambopata National Reserve. You can take canoes out onto the beautiful oxbow lake, which is home to endangered giant river otters, red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, side-neck turtles, black caimans and more.

After exploring the lake, you’ll head back to the lodge for lunch. Then you can go on the amazing Inkaterra Canopy Walkway and the Anaconda Walk. The Canopy Walk takes us up a 29-metre-tall tower into the treetop realm. Stretching for more than a quarter of a mile, the walkway takes you through the canopy on a suspension bridge network linking eight observation platforms. From this awe-inspiring vantage point, you’ll look out for toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys and the three-toed sloth.

Next, you can go on the Anaconda Walk! This walkway traverses a 200-metre-long wooden bridge over the aguajales swamps, where you can see a huge array of amphibians, birds, mammals, trees and other jungle flora. There’s also the possibility of spotting snakes – perhaps even the massive anaconda.

At night, get ready for an amazing nighttime adventure as you set off to explore the Amazon rainforest after dark. Nocturnal animals display intriguing behaviour patterns and enhanced senses, having adapted to life at night. You’ll head out to spot some of these nocturnal creatures and listen to the incredible cacophony of sounds that emanate from the rainforest at night.

day 2 amazon jungle

Day 3 - Native Farm, Fishing and Collpa Island

Day 3 - Native Farm, Fishing and Collpa Island

Meals Included: All Included

After an early breakfast you’ll visit a traditional Amazonian farm where you can learn all about the local techniques of cultivation and taste some of the products. Then you’ll visit the botanical garden, where you can see the immense variety of medicinal plants that are part of the “natural pharmacy” used by the inhabitants of the rainforest.

You’ll then head back to Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción for lunch and a rest before we head out on the Cocha water excursion. You’ll head out in dugout canoes on the beautiful lake near the lodge, where you can go catch-and-release fishing. The scenery here is wonderful, and you can see many birds including hoatzins (skunk birds), fly catchers, and grey-necked wood rails.

You can then visit the wreck of the Fitzcarrald steam boat, and your guide will tell you all about its history and its connection with Werner Herzog’s award-winning movie, Fitzcarraldo. In the evening, you can observe more wildlife from our specially built wildlife watching hides.

day 3 amazon jungle

Day 4 - Return to Puerto Maldonado

Day 4 - Return to Puerto Maldonado

Meals Included: Breakfast

Sadly, today is the final day of this Amazon adventure. After a breakfast buffet, you’ll take the boat back to Puerto Maldonado. If you have time before your flight, you can visit the butterfly house where you can see a stunning array of colourful butterflies, some small and some as large as your hand. You can learn all about the life stages of these beautiful insects, and walk among them as they flutter around. Then you’ll take you to the airport or to your hotel in Puerto Maldonado. We hope you enjoyed your wonderful experience at the Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest!

day 4 amazon jungle
Duration: 4 days Region: Peru From: £1100
Challenge Rating
Rating One ">
Find Dates

    What's Included

  • Flights

  • All Meals

  • Accommodation

  • Transfers

  • A La Carte Menu of Activities