Hacienda Concepcion jungle trip
This spectacular trip is available from the price of $310US, if you would like a bungalow the price starts at $350US per person based on 2 sharing for 2 nights in the jungle lodge.
The Amazon jungle at its best, this is a great jungle lodge to start your love affair with the rainforest. Due to the popularity of this trip we are now taking bookings for 2015.
Hacienda Concepcion jungle trip
Day 1. Welcome to the Amazon jungle
Start your journey arriving to Puerto Maldonado and checking-in at the
at the Butterfly House, where our staff will welcome you and give you the necessary information for your stay. Navigate by outboard motorized canoe along the Madre de Dios River to Hacienda Concepción (approximately 25-minute navigation). Enjoy a buffet lunch with organic ingredients and native flavors. After lunch, take a walk through the trails system ata the rainforest lodge where you will discover and learn
about primary and secondary rainforest, its components, uses, transformations
by the human being, and its relevance for the world. At dusk navigate by
outboard motorized canoe, at the evening river excursion. Sailing on the
Madre de Dios River, you will learn about its ecosystem, Amazonian creeks,
nocturnal animals’ behavior, and the southern constellations. In the evening
enjoy a nice dinner at the dining room in the Casa Grande.
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Day 2. Lake Sandoval
New experiences are ahead and after having a nutritious buffet breakfast, get ready for a long trek through terra firma into the Tambopata National Reserve towards the amazing Lake Sandoval. Here you will understand why Madre de Dios is called the biodiversity capital of Peru, while learning aboutt he Reserve’s conservation efforts and the lake’s formation. Navigate by dugout canoe across this mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant
river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis), blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna), red howler monkey (Alouatta seniculus), black caiman (Melanosuchus niger), and one of the world’s biggest fresh water scaled fish, the paiche (Arapaima gigas).
Back to the lodge for lunch and the chance to walk on a canopy walkway. Take a 20-minute ride by outboard motorized canoe to the Jungle Canopy Walkway Interpretation Center where you will learn about its construction and the conservation projects of the local non profit. Ascend one of the two 98-foot towers (30 m.) and cross the 7 hanging bridges that connect the treetops at 91 ft. high (28 m.). Enjoy the breathtaking vistas and get the chance to watch
white-throated toucans (Ramphastos tucanus), woodpeckers, trogons, squirrel monkeys (Saimiri boliviensis) and the three-toed sloth (Choleopus hoffmani).
After descending keep on feeling the incredible primary rainforest energy going along the 200-meter wooden bridge over the swamps. You will learn about the fauna and flora of this flooded ecosystem.
At night get ready for an adventure at the rainforest excursion, where you will explore the Amazon rainforest that gives way to nocturnal animals who display intriguing behavioural patterns. Listen to nocturnal living nature sounds, and penetrate this hidden world. In the evening a delicious dinner.
Day 3. Back to reality
After breakfast, take a ride back to Puerto Maldonado by
outboard motorized canoe. Arrive at the butterfly house where you may wait for your flight back home or to your next
destination, while visiting this beautiful Butterfly House and learning about
the fascinating transformation of these colorful insects.
- Transfers from the airport to the port in Puerto Maldonado and vice versa.
- Accommodations with all meals (from lunch on the first day to the breakfast on the last day), English speaking guide
- River transportation,
- All guided excursion described in the itinerary and the entrance fees.
- Airport taxes.
- Air tickets to and from Puerto Maldonado.
- Tips for staff
- Good binoculars and cameras (electricity available for recharging)
- Two or three pairs of lightweight, long trousers
- Two or three long-sleeved, lightweight shirts
- Three or four T-shirts
- One or two pairs of shorts (mostly for around the lodge)
- Lightweight sweater or jacket
- Warm coat or fleece for May-Sept cold front (10-15 degrees above freezing)
- Rain gear
- Three or four pairs of absorbent socks
- One pair of sneakers and/or light hiking boots
- Sandals for around the lodge (Teva type or similar)
- Small day pack for excursions,
- Water bottle for hikes
- Ziplock-type plastic bags to protect optics or other gear
- Insect repellent
- Hat for sun protection (that stays on during windy boat rides)
- High SPF sunscreen lotion, sunblock for lips
- Personal toiletries and medications (hand carry medications when you are in transit to and from lodge)
- Passport, and a photocopy of your passport (always good to have)
- Cash (Euros, US$, or Peruvian Soles) for bar bills, tips, etc
- Please note: Guests should arrive in clothes which they do not mind getting slightly dirty or wet, and should wear footwear that is suitable to walk on a rain forest trail. Sun cream, insect repellent, hat and waterproof clothing should be carried in hand luggage and kept accessible for the journey to the lodge.