In 1901, the Peruvian Government created a committee to explore the nation’s rainforest. Don Juan Villalta led an expedition along the Tambopata River, departing from Sandia.Villata founded Puerto Maldonado on July 10, 1902 as a station where the Tambopata met the Madre de Dios. He named the port after Faustino Maldonado, of Tarapoto, who had explored the Madre de Dios in 1861 and drowned in the rapids of the Mamoré River.
The Madre de Dios region was created by law on Dec. 26, 1912 with Puerto Maldonado as its capital.
DAY 1: CUSCO - CLOUD FOREST - PILCOPATA.
We leave from Cusco in our comfortable bus, ascending to the folkloric town of Paucartambo. On the way we visit the Pre Incas funeral towers of Ninamarca. Then we drive through the impressive cloud forest full of plants and beautiful orchids, here we take our first hike and we have the chance to observe the Peru´s national bird-Cock of the Rocks (Rupicola Peruviana), monkeys and many differents species of birds. With luck the only South American bear-the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos Ornatus). In the evening we arrive to Pilcopata, we sleep in a typical lodge. Showers and toilets shared.
DAY 02: PILCOPATA - ATALAYA - HARPY LODGE.
After delicious breakfast in the morning the bus transfers the group to the port of Atalaya. Aproximality you will go 30 minutes on the Alto Madre de Dios river. On the way you can see a variety of bird life, like herons, egrets, kingfishers, and the ever present vultures of which the most spectacular is the condor of the jungle, King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa). In the afternoon we will have to walk and explore inside the jungle aproximality 3 hours .Night in Lodge. Showers and toilets shared. Option night walk.
DAY 03: LODGE - COLLPA OF PARROTS - LAKE MACHUHUASI.
Very early in the morning . We take the boat for aproximaly 25 minutes to the parrots lick , where we can see the green parrots and also some birds or small animals .after to see parrots we will come back to the lake Machuhuasi where there are balsa rafts to go a long the lake for 2 hours. Where you can see other species of bird like hoatzin, then we will walk one hour inside the jungle. Nigh in Lodge.
DAY 04: HARPY - ATALAYA-CUSCO.
After a delicious breakfast unfortunately we will come back by boat to the port Atalaya after that we will take the bus to returne until Cusco . Transfer to the hotel.
- Private bus and motorized boat.
- Rubber boots.
- All camping equipment.
- Specialized bilingual guide.
- Mineral water during the trip.
- First-aid kit.
- 3 meals per day and snacks.
- Lodges and campsites.
- Excellent cook service.
- First breakfast
- Cola and beer.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING
- Mosquito repellent (30% DEET C.).
- Camera and flashlight with extra batteries.
- Sun block.
- Hat or cap.
- Extra money to buy beverage and souvenirs.
- Daypack and rain gear (poncho).
- Water bottle or canteen.
- Sandals, swimming suit and towels.
- Shirt long sleeve and long pants.