This tour is excellent choice for lovers of nature and boat tours, however, not willing to give up comfort, quality meals and a good night sleep.
Arrive to Puerto Maldonado and meet your naturalist guide. Head to the lodge, have a welcome drink and find out more about the plans for the next days. Then continue with exploration of the neighborhood and have a short night walk around the lodge after a dinner. The forest is dominated by giant Brazil-nut and dipteryx trees and you can watch for saddle-back tamarinds, brown capuchins, pacas, and other wildlife there. After an early breakfast, embark on a guided naturalist walk through the jungle and come to the Lake Condenado to continue with a canoe ride. The birdlife is abundant, especially with rufescent tiger-herons, great egrets, wattled jacanas, hoatzin and the noisy donacobius. You might see giant river otters, black caiman, anaconda or other rare water animal species. Return to the lodge for a lunch time and enjoy the free afternoon exploring neighborhood close to the lodge, relaxing, swimming, bird-watching and optional visits to the local working plantations. Then head out looking for caiman by boat before dinner.
On the third day after early breakfast, take a boat tour to a spectacular hidden Lake Sachavacayoc, crossing streams and swampy ground. At the lake you can spot the elusive black caiman and giant otters. Return for a lunch and have another free afternoon for relaxing and swimming. The next day early walk to the private concession for the conservation of Brazil nut trees. These trees are native to Venezuela, Brazil, eastern Colombia, eastern Peru and eastern Bolivia. They are giant reaching 30–45 m tall and 1–2 meters trunk diameter, and are among the largest in the Amazon Rainforests. Brazil nut trees live over 500 years and, according to some authority, often reach the age of 1,000 years. The tour includes a demonstration of opening the coconuts, fruit peel and product use, including the local cuisine. During the harvest season (January to March) carry machetes and baskets to collect the fruits. Participants must wear helmets because the fruits sometimes fall from the trees spontaneously. Return to the lodge for plenty of free time to relax, swim or take individual exploration of the rainforest trails surrounding the lodge. Return by canoe to Puerto Maldonado on the final day after breakfast, and transfer to the airport for departure.