TAMBOPATA – CANDAMO AND MACHUPICCHU (14D/13N)
Rafting in the best of the Amazon Rainforest.Headwater of the Amazon: Tambopata Candamo Natural Reserve offers the visitors a fascinating blend of spectacular highland scenery and white water rafting in the Rainforest. From Lima you fly to the highlands of Lake Titicaca (4000 m. a. s. l.).
You visit ancient Quechua and Aymara villages. You descend the western slopes of the Andes through Cloud forest to the Rainforest, where we launch our boats. Initially flowing with and exciting Class IV white water, upon entering the Rainforest, the rapids diminish gradually, allowing you to fully appreciate the stunning beauty of the tropical rainforest. During the descent, monkeys and birds will spy on us from their hideouts on the river banks. It’s also possible to see endangered giant otters, caimans and capybaras. Navigating on the river may even allow you to glimpse a tapir or a timid jaguar.At the end of each day on the river, there will be time to explore, observe birds, swim or simply to relax in our campsite on the river banks. On our last day in the rafts we float down the river to a rustic rainforest lodge located in the Tambopata Natural Reserve. After an early morning visit to the famous Macaw Clay Lick we end our rainforest adventure in Puerto Maldonado.
Before returning home you fly to Cusco to visit the Inka citadel of Machu Picchu.The combination of the rainforest exotic beauty and the excitement of the river makes the trip an unforgettable experience.
DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN LIMA
Optional city tour (Gold Museum, Colonial Main Square, etc)
DAY 2 FLIGHT TO JULIACA
Transfer to Puno. Half day trip to floating Uros’ islands on Lake Titicaca. Hotel in Puno.
DAY 3 CARABAYA
Transfer by bus across the Carabaya mountain range. During the journey you have the opportunity to observe rural life and Quechua villages. After a mountain pass at 5000 m.a.s.l., you begin to descend to the Cloud forest, Camping on Inka terraces in the village of Cui.
DAY 4 SAN JUAN DE LORO
You continue through Cloud forest. Arriving at San Juan de Loro, the start point for your descent of the Tambopata river. Camp on the river bank.
DAY 5 – 9
The first three days will be filled with exciting white water. Afterwards the flat water and the silence of our rubber boats will give you great opportunities to observe and photograph the wildlife. Overnight camping on the river banks.
Continue downstream to where the Tavara river joins the Tambopata. Board a motor boat for a rapid transfer to a comfortable rainforest lodge. Cold beers and a great shower.
4 a.m. start. Visit the Macaw Clay Lick. Breakfast in rainforest lodge. Transfer by motor boat to Puerto Maldonado. Hotel in Puerto Maldonado.
Flight to Cusco. Transfer to hotel. Free day.
Train to Machu Picchu. Guided tour of archaeological
Flight to Lima. Connection to International flights.
- A bilingual guide for all the tours described in the itinerary.
- All flights within Peru.
- All ground transportation during the trip.
- The entrance costs for all the tours/sites mentioned.
- All hotels (Double beds, with continental breakfast)
- All the meals mentioned. (The guide will carry a first aid kit)
- An additional room can be obtained at the client’s request.
- Transportation (e.g. international flights) to and from Peru.
- Lunch and dinner in cities (aside from those specifically mentioned)
- Hiking boots and personal equipment.
- Personal costs (tips and gratuities, alcoholic beverages, travel/medical insurance, medical costs, laundromat charges, airport taxes, etc.)
- Av. La Cultura N° 1318 Wanchaq, Cusco.
- +51 84 233451 (Cusco)
- +51 1 2241816 (Lima)
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Our hours are in Peruvian time (GTM -5)