The Amazon jungle is one of the richest biodiverse areas of the world. It is named after the Amazon river, with arms reaching into six countries: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Here you will find thousands of species of insects, birds and monkeys, like the giant bee and macaws (ara’s). You will also find the world’s biggest mammal, the Capybara and the world’s longest (water) snake, the Anaconda…
In the 4-day Butterfly Jungle adventure you will stay in a comfortable lodge with fresh local food. You will walk in the National Reserve surrounded by many species of birds and monkeys. You will spot parrots feeding off of clay lick at sunrise and enjoy swimming or fishing in a real jungle lake.
What`s included: transportation, lodge, food, entrances, guiding service
Parrot Clay Lick & caiman boat trip
Oxbow Lake with fishing (piranha’s) or swimming
Visit National Reserve Tambopata
Puerto Maldonado – Amazon lodge. Fly to Puerto Maldonado in the Southern Amazon jungle. From the airport we go to the office and drive 1 hour. Then we take the boat for 1.5 hour on the Tambopata river. On the way we may spot wildlife. We arrive at the lodge and have a tropical welcome drink. In the evening we will take our first night walk in the jungle, using flashlights to spot insects, spiders and other night-animals in the forest. After that we’ll enjoy a good welcome dinner and well-needed good sleep.
Parrot Clay Lick & Oxbow lake. We get up early to visit the ‘Collpita’, only 10 minutes by boat from the lodge. Here we will appreciate the activities of the parrots feeding off the mud, which contains sodium and other minerals they need. Back in the lodge we will have a breakfast. Then we leave for a visit to the Oxbow lake, where we can have a swim and fish piranha’s. If we are lucky, we may observe giant river otters, one of the world’s unique bigger species. We return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch it is possible to make an optional walk. Back for a good diner and good nightsleep.
National Reserve Tambopata & Caiman boat trip. Today we will take a walk in the National Reserve, a protected nature area where we can spot many species of birds and monkeys and maybe even a snake or the ever elusive jaguar. We will drink something hot, then leave by boat and take our breakfast on the boat. We return to the lodge for a good lunch.
The afternoon is for you to relax in or around the lodge, enjoying the sounds of the jungle birds and the howler monkeys all around you. You can have a tropical drink and take a rest in the hammocks. If you still have energy in the afternoon, you can do an optional walk around the lodge. Enjoy a nice dinner. In the evening, a night tour by boat on the river, to spot Capybara’s and Caimans!
Return to Puerto Maldonado. Continue your adventure by bus or fly.