Corto Maltes Amazonia Lodge Puerto Maldonado is located on the banks of the Madre de Dios at hardly 30 minutes navigation from Puerto Maldonado, Peru’s capital of the biodiversity. Corto Maltes Amazonia Lodge offers you to experience a trip based on ecotourism in the famous Amazonian rainforest.
This lodge will be the starting point of expeditions through the jungle. You will go to discover Lake Sandoval, whose fauna and flora are stunning and luxuriant, the Monkey Island, the parrots’ clay pecking, the Fitzcarrald boat, as well as a huge diversity of medicinal and curative plants such as Ayahuasca.
Corto Maltes Amazonia Lodge is built on the bank of the Madre de Dios and stretches on a surface area of 60 hectares. It is also lined with a quebrada (a river coming from the depths of the jungle) which is protected by the Tambopata Candamo National Reserve.It is on this mysterious river that we will invite you to discover the thousands and one wonders of fauna and flora of this real natural paradise.
During the walk in the jungle, you will also discover a large variety of trees and medicinal plants.
The guides will be delighted to teach you all about this environment with professionalism and a very particular kindness. Corto Maltes Amazonia has 22 bungalows made of exotic wood with all needed comfort: private bathroom with permanent hot water, electricity, excellent bedding (1 double bed and 1 single bed), as well as a very pleasant deck with two hammocks from where you can admire fabulous sunsets.
Common area: Spacious restaurant, large and pleasant deck, bar, shop, all of them overlooking the river and the garden.
Kitchen: Prepared by a French cook who combines with refinement and imagination local products. Very special attention is given to the vegetarian customers.
Reception at Padre Almirez International airport. Here your professional guide will await you. He will accompany you during your whole stay. From there we will go to our office to obtain the official waterway permits (you can also guard luggage you won’t need during your stay). Meanwhile you can visit the town’s main square and also take some photos of the beautiful scenery overlooking the confluence of the rivers Madre de Dios and Tambopata from Grau square.
Embarkation will be at Capitania port, the destination being our lodge. We will navigate approximately 40 minutes on the Madre de Dios River in a typical Amazonian boat.
Arrival at the Corto Maltes Amazonia Lodge. Here we will have a welcome cocktail. Afterwards you will be handed over the keys to your bungalow and we will have lunch. The kitchen of our Lodge stands out for the beautiful presentation and the exquisite tastes of the dishes prepared by our French chef.
After that, you will have some free time to get comfortable in your bungalow, or take a refreshing dip in our pool.
3:30 pm: It gets time to have some first contact with the jungle. On this trek you will see a large variety of tropical trees, medicinal plants, insects, butterflies and other animals. Upon return we will make a small stop at a lookout. Here you can observe toucans, macaws and other species of birds upon your return for sunset. (duration: between 2,5 and 3 hours)
Returning to the lodge you can take a refreshing dip in the pool or have an exotic cocktail in our terrace- bar. You could also watch the sunset in the relaxing, tranquility of palm and mango trees at our port.
7 pm: Before dinner we will go on a nightly boat trip, a little safari trying to spot the white caiman (caiman crocodilus) that lives in the river banks.
8 pm: After the delicious dinner, those who wish can have some talk in our reclining seats or have some fun and make friends with other travelers in the bar. Another option is to take a bath in the pool (with bar) under the shining Amazon sky and marvel at the Cross of the South
At 5:30 am we will go on a trek of about 20 min. until we arrive at the parrot clay- lick. Here a minimum of five different species feeds on special clay, vital to their metabolism. It’s a truly marvelous, multicolored spectacle.
8 am: Breakfast and free time to explore the splendid gardens of Corto Maltes Amazonia. We have dozens of varieties of exotic plants and flowering trees.
10:30 am. We will again navigate the Madre de Dios River. This time on an expedition destined to Monkey Island where some species of these interesting and entertaining animals live in freedom. Following another boat ride of 30 min. we will enter the territory of the Tambopata- Candamo National Reserve. We will trek 5 km. through the dense vegetation of the tropical rainforest. Giant trees, snakes, monkeys, birds and sometimes even the illusive jaguar can be observed here.
Our destination is heavenly Sandoval Lake. Its privileged settings are shared by numerous species of animals: Birds (in particular Hoatzins, Kingfisher, and Cormorants), different species of monkeys (Squirrel monkeys, Howler monkeys, Capuchin monkeys). At the lake itself we can enjoy the spectacle of Giant River Otters. Black Caimans and Piranhas (sometimes we can even observe anacondas in the areas covered by reed). This is also the habitat of the giant Arapaima, a fish of more than 2,5 m., weighing in at +200kg. Traveling by canoe, the sunset in the lake is a spectacular unforgettable sight. On our return to the river we might be able to spot some nocturnal animals.
8 pm: The body demands rest and food after an active day in the jungle. You will enjoy the exotic tastes of our meals, especially our desserts. If you still have energy left you can share moments of music and conversation in the bar whilst having a cocktail or enjoy the sounds of the rainforest surrounding you from your hammock.
After breakfast its time to say goodbye to the setting and staff of Corto Maltes Amazonia. Your guide will accompany you on your way back to the city. We will pass by our office again to recollect the baggage left. Following that we will visit the local market to show you agricultural products of the region; especially fruits of the Amazon. Afterwards our staff will accompany you to the airport wishing that your stay was as pleasant for you as it was for us to show you this beautiful corner of Peru.
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Price US$ 280 per person
Price is based on two people.
Single passenger has an extra cost of US$ 50.00
Exclusive international transaction fees The amount of the extra transaction fees depends on how the payment is made and on your bank. For further informations please don’t hesitate to ask.
Any tour booked with Green Peru Adventures, we will provide a free walking tour around the enigmatic city of Cuzco, with our professional, multi lingual tour guide.