Tambopata Trek: Peru Adventure Tour: Hike and Bike into the Amazon

Peru Adventure Tour: Hike and Bike into the Amazon

Madre de Dios, Peru

Tambopata Trek

Non-profit organization

4 days
From$331 USDper person

Tambopata Trek works to reforest the Peruvian jungle while promoting self-sustainable development and ecotourism throughout Peru.

Tour Highlights

  • Mountain bike through the Amazon rainforest and support the conservation of one of the world’s most biologically diverse ecosystems.
  • Canoe down the Tambopata River and take a dip in the Cascades del Gato.
  • Journey through the jungle to the Colla de Guacamayos, the macaw clay lick observation point, and witness a spectacular show of sound and color.

Tour revenue funds the continued preservation and reforestation of the Peruvian Amazon jungle and provides support to the local Florida Baja community.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment, except during the rainy season (December - March)

  • Start Time

    Flexible

  • Duration

    4 days

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals

  • Languages

    English, Spanish, French, German

  • Tour Participants

    2 to 6

  • Difficulty

    Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Camera, Headlamp/ flashlight, Hiking boots, Light shirt, Mosquito repellent, Rain gear, Sunscreen lotion, Swimming suit

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Day 1
After a scenic drive along the Interoceanic Highway, you will arrive just in time for lunch at a small village. Meet and share a meal with members of the local community before hopping on your mountain bike for a ride through the Peruvian jungle! Travel down dirt roads to the Tambopata Trek reserve. Be sure to keep an eye out for the many animals that call the Amazon home. In the evening, you’ll canoe down the Tambopata River in search of caimans and capybaras. Spend the first night in a homestay in Baltimore, where you’ll have the chance to meet Eduardo’s family, taste the local cuisine, and rest up for Day 2.

Day 2
Your journey to the Collpa el Gato, the macaw observation point, begins with a walk into the forest at dawn. Watch swarms of macaws gather at the clay lick and perform an incredible show of sound and color. Explore their farm or go for a swim in a waterfall and truly immerse yourself in the Amazon. After lunch, hike deep into the forest to the refuge where you will spend your second night. Learn to recognize animals around you using sounds, smells, and footprints and coexist with the jungle.

Day 3
After breakfast, hike through the Amazon rainforest to Esther homestay, the peaceful place where you will spend your third night. Here you will participate in a regional cooking class and learn about traditional Peruvian food and cooking techniques. Even grind your own cocoa using power generated by bicycle!

Day 4
Finish off your visit to Tambopata Trek by participating in our “One Friend One Tree” program and plant a tree in memory of your time here. Aid us in our effort to preserve and reforest the Peruvian jungle and make an unforgettable, long-lasting impact on the environment.

Please note: this tour generally requires a minimum of 2 participants. Your reservation may only be confirmed once the minimum number is reached.

1 Visitor Review

  •  
    RhianJ95 ●  Aug 4, 2016

    Cannot recommend this trip highly enough. Well organised, picked up on time from the airport, and taken on a fab boat trip down the river to the lodge The Inotawa lodge was a true Eco lodge, beautifully made out of wood and only only 3 hours of electricity a day, which was good! The activities were very good with plenty of time to chill in between, we went caiman spotting, to a banana farm, a nighttime jungle walk and piranha spotting. The food was delicious and authentic. We didn't want to leave and wish we had booked to stay a few more nights!

Tour Start Address

Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru

How To Get There

Visitors can be picked up from the airport or bus station.

More About Tambopata Trek

Mission

To preserve and reforest the Peruvian Amazon jungle and provide support to the local population.

Main Programs

  • Forest Rangers: This program focuses on the protection and conservation of the jungle as well as the reparation of paths and infrastructures. Our goal is to “protect people from the environment and the environment from people.”

  • Conservation and Reforestation: Our “One Friend = One Tree” program is dedicated to the reforestation of native trees and the protection of the jungle. This program allows each of our visitors to plant a tree as a memory of their visit.

  • Research: This program specializes on the monitoring of flora and fauna within our area.