Explore the Amazon Rainforest with a 4-day stay at the fabulous Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion lodge in the Peruvian Amazon. Just 8km for Puerto Maldonado, the lodge was built on a former cacao and rubber plantation in a lush setting near the river. This trip offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in nature and learn more about this fascinating environment while staying in safety and comfort at the lodge. Walk through the forest canopy for lofty views, canoe out on to the lake and head out for a night safari to see nocturnal animals in their natural habitat – there is so much to see in the Amazon, you’ll be spoiled for choice!
This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements; please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.
On arrival in Puerto Maldonado airport, you’ll be met by staff from the lodge who will help you check in, before you board a boat to reach the lodge.
When you arrive, you can look forward to a delicious lunch before heading out for a two-hour rainforest walk with your guide, who will help you spot wildlife and explain the importance of the rainforest, its uses and its role in life in the Amazon.
This evening, you can look forward to a twilight cruise on the Madre de Dios River where you’ll learn about the river’s ecosystem, the Amazonian creeks and understand more about the nocturnal animals’ behaviour.
Dinner is included tonight at your lodge.
After breakfast, head out for a trek in Tambopata National Reserve towards Lake Sandoval. Your guide will explain the reserve’s conservation efforts and tell you how the lake was formed, before you hop into a dugout canoe. You’ll sail out into the lake on the lookout for endangered giant river otters, red howler monkeys and one of the world’s biggest freshwater fish, the paiche.
It's back to the lodge for lunch, then you’ll have the opportunity to experience the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway. High up in the rainforest canopy above 30m, you can walk along the 7 hanging bridges that connect the trees and from this vantage point you can look out for toucans, squirrel monkeys and the three-toed sloth!
Before dinner tonight (included), you can go on a night safari witness the nocturnal animals with their intriguing behaviour patterns and enhanced senses.
After an early breakfast, it’s off to the Native Farm to learn local farming techniques and to taste some of the produce. From here, you’ll visit the Botanical Gardens to discover some of the medicinal uses of the plants that grow in the rainforest.
After lunch back at the lodge, you’ll go for a canoe ride and try your hand at some ‘catch and release’ fishing using traditional fishing techniques.
Tonight you’ll have another unique opportunity to spot nocturnal creatures in some well-placed hides that keep you far enough away not to disturb the animals, but close enough to see them!
After breakfast, you will be taken back to Puerto Maldonado by motorised canoe. On arrival, you will have time to look around the beautiful butterfly house before making your onward journey.
The wet season in Puerto Maldonado is from October/November until March/April, with an average rainfall of 150mm. The dry season runs from March/April to October/November, with an average rainfall of 60mm per month. During the wet months, the rain often falls in the afternoon and is gone by the morning but can last for a few days. Temperatures range from around 30-33 degrees during the day and 19-22 degrees at night, with most months being the same. Between May & September, there is the possibility of cold fronts from Argentina bringing the temperature to as low as 5 degrees.
This Amazon itinerary is great as an add-on to a larger tailor-made itinerary in Peru or as a stand-alone trip, ask your consultant for ideas for the rest of your time in South America.
3 nights at the Hacienda Conception Lodge, Puerto Maldonado
Looking for an upgrade to this tour? Try our 4 Day Luxury Amazon Stay at Reserva Amazonica