Monkeys Island 3 days
Located in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, this rainforest adventure offers excellent accommodations, good food and breathtaking scenery. We will leave from Puerto Maldonado and travel down the Madre de Dios River for 30 km until we reach the lodge. The lodge is a rustic building built from indigenous materials, containing 45 spacious and comfortable bungalows. Each bungalow has a bedroom with two beds, a second room with hammocks and a bathroom. Each room is also fully enmeshed with an insect net to ensure insects cannot enter the bungalow. We will have a welcome reception at the lodge when you arrive. The Lodge has a large dining room and a relaxing bar where we serve exotic drinks. There is also a library and our special “room of mysteries” for shamanic sessions to cleanse your soul and bring you closer to the natural environment. Our lodge is an ideal place for explorers, researchers, cameramen, birdwatchers, ornithologists, adventurers, and nature lovers of all kinds.
DAY 1: MONKEY ISLAND
We will arrive at Puerto Maldonado, the biodiversity capital of Peru. After a reception at the airport, we will ride to the city center by bus. We will then depart from the port and travel down the Madre de Dios River. During the trip, we will see caimans, turtles, herons and other species of animals along the riverbanks.
When we arrive to the ECOAMAZONIA LODGE, you will be served an exquisite welcome drink, after which we will have time to settle in to your bungalows and eat lunch.
In the afternoon, with our specialized guide, we will visit Monkey Island, which is only 5 minutes from the Lodge. During our hike through the island we will observe extraordinary scenery and exuberant flora that shelters a tremendous variety of monkeys in their natural habitat, such as the Black Spider Monkey, Capuchin Monkey, Tamarins, Squirrel Monkeys, and the South American Coati, as well as a number of bird species. We will then complete our visit to Monkey Island by enjoying the sunset, and then returning to the Lodge for dinner.
DAY 2: LOST COCHA
After breakfast we begin our guided adventure through the virgin rainforest on foot to the Lost Cocha. The Lost Cocha is a protected ecosystem sustaining an immense variety of animals such as giant otters, caimans, turtles, Brazilian tapirs "sachavacas", colorful birds, the majestic jaguar, and diverse fish species. This area is a unique part of the Ecoamazonia Reserve because its immense swamps and marshes still remain fully intact. Later, we will arrive at our extraordinary Amazon Watch Tower, built at the top of an immense tree (the Shihuahuaco) from which we can appreciate the full and magical beauty of the rainforest. We will also go for a pleasant canoe ride around the lake, after which we will return to the Lodge for lunch. In the afternoon we will go on another canoe trip down the river to visit a local family living in the rainforest. Finally, we will return to the Lodge for dinner.
After breakfast, we will transfer to the Puerto Maldonado airport.