4 Days and 3 Nights in Corto Maltes Lodge

  • Destination: Peru, Puerto Maldonado Tambopata
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Price per person: $365

Corto Maltes is a Lodge situated in the Amazon, Puerto Maldonado. It is located on the banks of the Madre de Dios at hardly 30 minutes of navigation from the heart of Puerto Maldonado, Perus capital of the biodiversity. Corto Maltes Lodge offers you to experience a trip based on ecotourism in the famous Amazonian rainforest.


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Corto Maltes is a Lodge situated in the Amazon, Puerto Maldonado. It is located on the banks of the Madre de Dios at hardly 30 minutes of navigation from the heart of Puerto Maldonado, Perus capital of the biodiversity. Corto Maltes Lodge offers you to experience a trip based on ecotourism in the famous Amazonian rainforest.

This lodge will be the starting point of any 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 the Ayahuasca. Corto Maltes 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.

Quebrada is one of the mysterious river that permit us to discover thousands and more 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 teach you all about this environment with professionalism and particular kindness.

The lodge in corto Maltes 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. The mels are prepared by a French cook who combines with refinement and imagination local products. Very special attention is given to the vegetarian customers.

Itinerary

Day 1
At your arrival at the Airport of Puerto Maldonadothere will be a professional guide wait for you. After that we will go to our office to obtain the official waterway permits. Meanwhile you can visit the main square of the town. This is the right place in which take some photos. Here you will see the beautiful scenery of the confluence of the rivers Madre de Dios and Tambopata from Grau square.

After a 40 minutes boat ride we will arrive at Corto Maltes, in the Amazon. Arriving there you will have a welcome cocktail with delicious international dishes offered by the Lodge. Afte all you will have some free time to get comfortable in your bungalow or for overlooking either the river or the jungle or simply take a refreshing dip in our pool.

At 3:30 pm the adventure begins. You will be accompanied by your guide through the tropical trees, medicinal plants and the abundance of nature in the 60 hectares concession that Corto Maltes  holds. From our lookout point you can observe toucans, macaws and other species of birds before our return to Corto Maltes in which we will see the sunset. The duration of this trek is between 2 and 3 hours.

You will have the rest of the afternoon free. If you wish you will have the possibility to go on a nightly boat trip to the caiman spot; this is an extra tour and usually is arranged before dinner.
At 8 pm the dinner is served. After dinner you can enjoy  some tropical cocktails at the barn and relax yourself in our reclining seats at the central terrace. The is as well the pool in which underneath the shining Amazon sky.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2
At 5:30 am we will go on a trek with the duration of about 20 min. The destination is the parrot clay-lick. In this spot we will see a minimum of five different species feeds on special clay, vital to their metabolism. Its 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., weight about +200 kg. 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 a long day full of activity you will enjoy the comfort of you bungalows hammocks. You can also recover with a massage by the lodges qualified masseurs.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3
8 am: Breakfast and free time to have a bath in the pool or maybe buy some exclusive Amazon handicrafts and jewelery in our shop.
10 am: We will follow the course of the river for approximately 1,5 hours in order to visit a native community. Occasionally we can see monkeys, river turtles, caimans and various birds in the dense vegetation of the riverbanks. We will also see some medicinal plants. (Sangre de Grado, Oje, Capirona)
The Project for the Rescue of Cultural Values supports the local native community Palma Real. It is the biggest with approximately 200 families of the Eseeja tribe.
His project, located at Gamitada island works together with two families that will introduce us to the cultural values of their ancestors, their language, their customs, their garments and their dances. In an era where globalization rapidly changes traditional societies this is a great opportunity to have direct contact with this tribe of ancient warriors and hunters. As well as a chance to support them economically with the purchase of some of their handmade products
1 pm: Circumnavigating the Gamatida Island we can occasionally see animals escaping the human presence. Afterwards we will visit a chakra (local term for farm). We will get to know a variety of tropical fruits and other local products (Cocoa, bananas, café, cocona). Here we will also have lunch consisting of a typical Amazon dish.
The chacarero (farmer) will also let us taste some of the fruits that will later be taken to the city of Puerto Maldonado for consumption.
Upon return to the lodge you will surely enjoy a bath in our swimming pool; maybe with a cocktail that might also serve as an aperitif for dinner.
8 pm: Dinner is served. After dinner you can retire to our bar to have some tropical cocktails, relax chit-chatting in our reclining seats at the central terrace or have a bath in the pool underneath the shining Amazon sky.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4
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 personel 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.
Meals: Breakfast

Map

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Included:
  • Transfer from the airport to the Lodge and return to Puerto Maldonado Airport
  • Local cell phone
  • 24 hour support from company owner
  • Taxi to Corto Maltes office and river transportation on the Rio Madre de Dios to the lodge
  • Accommodation in Bungalows on double accommodation with private bathroom
  • Meals at the lodge (vegetarian option)
  • Water and typical natural beverages of the garden
  • Excursions with expert Jungle biologist guides in English
  • Rubber boots (please bring rain gear)
  • Entrance fee to Sandoval Lake US$ 12.00
Not Included:
  • FLIGHT TICKETS or bus ticket (ask about bus tickets we can organize too)
  • We can also organize you flights or give quotes companies (the cheapest at the moment)
    Alcoholic and extra drinks, tips are Optional.
We recommend that you bring the following:
  • A day backpack (to carry personal items)
  • Long pants & long -sleaved cotton shirts (we recommend easy dry clouth)
  • Rain gear (poncho)
  • Low heeled walking shoes are essential
  • Hat / sun glasses, sunscreen
  • Insect repellent, must be number one in your list
  • A water bottle
  • Good binoculars and a flashlight or headlight
  • Cameras with extra batteries.
  • Your passport, yellow fever certificate and extra money in plastic bags
  • If you have extra large sized feet we may not be able to find rubber boots in your size for the muddy trails as they are generally not available in Peru, so please bring old shoes for the muddy trails.
What we need when you make a reservation:
  • Full name as it is written in your passport (please include a scan copy of your passport)
  • Passport number
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Scan copy of your ISIC student card (if you have one its $18 US less)
  • Departure date for the trail
  • 60% deposit of the tour´s price by western union, PayPal, ABN AMRO bank in Holland, the remainder of the balance is paid at our office in Cusco.

Price US$ 350 per person
Price is based on two people.
Single passenger pay an extra cost of US$ 65.00

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Extra international fee, due to bank-transations depends on how the payment is made and on your bank fee. For further information please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Availabilities Depart Dates: totally booked until the end of October

Term and Condition

With each booked tour with Green Peru Adventures you have a free walking tour in the mysterious and historic city of Cusco. Here you will be guided by one of our multilingual and professional guides.