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

Peru Adventure Tour: Hike & Bike into the Amazon

Madre de Dios, Peru

Tambopata Trek

Non-profit organization

4 days/3 nights
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 go for a swim in a beautiful waterfall.
  • Journey to a macaw clay lick observation point and witness a spectacular show of sounds 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/3 nights

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals

  • Languages

    English, Spanish, French, German

  • Weather

    Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)

  • 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: Mountain biking, cooking class, & homestay

Take a scenic 1-hour ride along the Interoceanic Highway after being picked up from the airport or bus station, and arrive just in time for a tasty lunch in the Florida Baja community. Meet and share a meal with members of this small village before hopping on your mountain bike for a ride through the Peruvian jungle! Travel down dirt roads to the Tambopata Trek reserve (about 2 hours). Be sure to keep an eye out for the many animals that call the Amazon home, including macaws, butterflies, monkeys, and more. After, travel by 4x4 to your local homestay, where you can cool off with a relaxing shower in the stream. In the evening, learn how to prepare your own organic cocoa paste while participating in a regional cooking class.

Day 2: Reforestation, trek, & caimans

Start your day with an organic breakfast before heading to the reforestation area to plant a native tree in memory of your visit. Then, take a 45-minute ride by 4x4 to a small lake where you’ll enjoy a regional dish for lunch and the chance to bathe in a waterfall. Then, hike through the jungle to the Tambopata River, where you’ll spend the night in a lodge. At night, see if you can spot caimans, alligator-like reptiles native to Central and South America, in the river.

Day 3: Parrot clay lick, trek, & refuge

Fuel up with a hearty breakfast before crossing the Tambopata River by canoe and embarking on a 1-hour hike to reach a macaw lick. Weather permitting, you will have the opportunity to observe macaws of different species as they put on an amazing show of sounds and color. Return to the lodge for lunch, and then start your next trek to your refuge for the night, deep in the forest.

Day 4: Trek & Puerto Maldonado
After breakfast, begin a 3-hour jungle hike deep into the forest. Walking along the trails, see medicinal plants, ancient trees, and see a variety of monkeys, birds, butterflies, and other mammals and insects in their natural habitat. Then, enjoy a final traditional lunch prepared by a family of the local community, and refresh and relax at a small waterfall. Following lunch, start your journey back to Puerto Maldonado.

Tour package includes:
- Accommodation
- All meals
- Guided tours
- Land and water transportation
- Guided mountain bike tours in the jungle
- Parrot clay lick and fruit farm visits
- Intro to medicinal plants
- Canoe ride to look for caimans
- Reforestation program
- Rubber boots

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

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.