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Puerto Maldonado Tour

Visit Collpa de Loros and Sandoval Lake

3 days
4.5 (3 reviews)

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Puerto Maldonado Tour tour information

location_onPuerto Maldonado
timer 3 days
chat Spanish


11:00 AM in Puerto Maldonado


During the morning at 10:00 a.m. (according to your flight schedules) in Puerto Maldonado

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During the three-day tour in Puerto Maldonado you will enjoy the Peruvian jungle at one of the best lodges in the heart of the Amazon to experience nature in its purest state. You will see spectacular and colorful birds, alligators, monkeys and the rest of the fauna. You will have the unique experience of entering the Tambopata National Reserve and even take a relaxing bath in the lodge's pool.

Tour itinerary

todayDAY 1 Puerto Maldonado - Lodge - Trekking

access_time11 : 00 AM
After the pick up at the airport or in Puerto Maldonado, we will go the pier and we will get on the boat to navigate for 40 minutes on the Madre de Dios River to our lodge. Upon arrival, we will leave our luggage in our bungalow and we will have lunch.
access_time3 : 30 PM
After a short rest, we depart to our first excursion accompanied by our guide. We will have our first contact with the jungle where the guide will explain the different medicinal plants and trees of the area and how they are used by the locals.
access_time4 : 30 PM
You will arrive at our first stop, a camp where the “Brasil nut” - also known as the “Amazon chestnut” - is cultivated. Afterwards, we will continue our route to Shiringuero, a reconstruction of an old latex harvest camp. The harvest of raw latex from the trees used to be one of the largest economic activities of this area in the last decades. After we learn about the harvest process, we will walk for another two hours before returning to the camp.
access_time7:00 pm
At around 7:00 PM we can take advantage of the fast approaching evening to go out on a boat and look for alligators and other animals that live along the shores of the river. We'll return to the lodge at 8 o'clock to have dinner and enjoy the rest of the evening.

todayDAY 2 Lago Sandoval - Tambopata National Reserve

access_time5 : 30 AM
We will wake up early at 5:30 AM, have a coffee and pick up a breakfast to go. We are then going to travel by boat for roughly 20 minutes until we reach the Sandoval Lake. On arrival we will walk for three km through the jungle as we enter the Tambopata National Reserve. In the protected area, we can see monkeys and flocks of birds, giant trees and other inhabitants of this densely populated area.
access_time6:20 am
We will arrive at a small pier and board several canoes, from which we can observe river wolves and a large variety of animals in their natural habitat. Depending on the season, the current climate and the guide's judgement, we may also visit the island of the monkeys, where you will be able to encounter different species of monkeys from a close distance. But do not worry, as they are used to these kinds of visits.
access_time1 : 30 PM
We will arrive at the lodge and have lunch together. At 3:30 PM we then climb one of the nearby observation towers to spot the local birds and enjoy some beautiful views of the sunset over the jungle. Afterwards, we have free time to enjoy the pool and the amenities the lodge provides. At 8 PM we'll be served dinner and later we will have the chance to chat, have a drink at the bar and savor the night in the heart of the jungle.

todayDAY 3 Collpa de loros

access_time5:30 am
To see the colourful parrots in full swing, we will wake up at 5:30 AM and walk for about 20 minutes to the Collpa, a clay hillside where the parrots usually gather. We'll be able to distinguish up to five different species as they fly around you showing off all their colorful feathers.
access_time8 : 00 AM
At 8 o'clock we'll return to the lodge to have breakfast and enjoy some free time until we return by boat to the city. On arrival, the minibus will pick us up and take us to visit a traditional market until it's time to return to the airport or our accommodation in Puerto Maldonado.

Tour details


  • Airport pickup
  • Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Food
  • Lodging
  • Entrance to Sandoval Lake
  • Everything you need to enjoy this experience to the fullest

Not included

error_outlineImportant information

If the reservation includes children under 8 years old, it is obligatory to include the private guide service
The order of the visits could be altered, but it will not affect the content of the program. The schedules of the tickets and transports could be subject to modifications.
This activity includes the appropriate protection measures to ensure your safety. In addition, our excursions are outdoor and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the instructions of the staff during the development of the excursion.

restoreCancellation policy

Free cancellation! You can cancel this tour and you'll receive 100% refund of the amount paid if you cancel more than 48 hours in advance. After this time, or in case you do not show up, no refunds will be given.

What to bring to Puerto Maldonado Tour

This is a tropical zone, with high temperatures and high humidity. The average temperature stays around 30º C (86º F) all year long, so we recommend taking:
  • Long-sleeve shirts and full-length pants for the excursions (to avoid insect bites)
  • Short-sleeve shirts and shorts for time at the lodge
  • Swimwear
  • Sandals / flip-flops
  • Comfortable shoes (rubber boots will be provided for the excursions)
  • Cap or hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Small backpack for the excursions
  • Personal hygiene bag and medication
  • Small flashlight

Where does the tour Puerto Maldonado Tour start

The most comfortable and popular way to get to Puerto Maldonado is by plane. You can fly from Lima or Cuzco on Star Peru, Latam or Avianca airlines. If you want to get there by road, the trip is 10 hours from Cuzco and night buses are available with companies such as Tepsa or Cruz del Sur.

Puerto Maldonado Tour tour reviews with Howlanders

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klaudia · October 24, 2019
Safe and well-organized trip, I felt like a local! Fans of wildlife will be delighted for sure. Wild animals are hiding pretty often so it's not so easy to meet any, but the amazing plants I saw there at every step impressed me a lot! The food was good and the lodging was really comfy, highly recommend a trip with this company!

Marianne · October 8, 2019
What an amazing experience! We really enjoyed doing the tour and we had a great adventure :) The guide was lovely and all the people we meet there. The team was also really helpful while we organized our trip. Thank you so much!

Lana · February 14, 2017
Very good trip Everything went according to plan.

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