Tambopata Wellness Program
Tour Begins: Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Tour From: Refugio Amazonas Lodge, Peru
Tour Type: Amazon Rainforest Lodge
Refugio Amazonas Lodge – Wellness Program | 4D / 3N
- Clay Licks
- Canopy Tower
- Farm Visit
- Rainforest Massage
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
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Arrival & Reception by Guide
Our guides are biologists, tourism professionals, or community members. Unless noted otherwise, our guides speak English. We assign guides at 10:1 ratio in Refugio Amazonas. This means groups smaller than 10 people will be merged with other groups under one guide. If you would like a private guide or a guide in a language other than English please let us know.
Transfer Airport to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters
Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, we will welcome you at the airport and drive you ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.
Transfer Pto Maldonado Headquarters to Tambopata River Port
Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business.
Transfer Boat – Tambopata River Port to Refugio Amazonas
The two and a half hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas will take us past the Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit.
Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.
The Inca Trail, City Tours, Machu Picchu, the Rainforest – in Peru you walk a lot! Give your feet a rest and allow them some recovery. They have earned that recognition.
Overnight at Refugio Amazonas
Oxbow Lake Visit
We will paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and hornerd screamers, hoping to see the otters which are infrequently seen here. You will also be rewarded with overhead sightings of macaws.
A thirty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. The tower has been built upon high ground, therefore increasing your horizon of the continuous primary forest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve. From here, views of mixed-species canopy flocks as well as toucans, macaws and raptors are likely.
Five minutes downriver from the lodge lies a farm owned and managed by charismatic Don Manuel from the neighbouring community of Condenado. He grows a variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops – just about every plant and tree you see serves a purpose.
Along this trail we will find a variety of plants and trees that are used by the local population with at least the same variety of purposes. We will learn about the medicinal (and other) uses of Ajo-Sacha, Yuca de Venado, Uña de Gato, Charcot-Sacha, Para-Para, among several others.
They consist of 30 minutes of massages and aproximately 10min. of relaxation. At the lodge you will find a list of options: Spiritual Peace, Energizant, Anti-stress, Cat’s Claw, Brazil Nut Oil, and Chuchuhuasi/Matico. There is something for everybody!
Overnight at Refugio Amazonas
Parrot Clay Lick
A fifteen minute boat ride and sixty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas is a clay lick used both by parrots and parakeets. From a blind you will see parrots and parakeets descend on most clear days to ingest the clay on a bank. Species such as Dusky headed and Cobalt winged Parakeet descend at this clay lick. With luck we will also see some or all of the following species in the early morning rush: Mealy and Yellow-crowned Amazons, Blue-headed Pionus, Severe macaw and Orange-cheeled (Barraband`s) Parrot. We visit the lick at dawn, when parrots are most active or in midmorning or early afternoon, when they are active.
Brazil Nut Trail and Camp
A few minutes hike from the lodge is a beautiful old growth patch of Brazil Nut forest that has been harvested for decades (if not centuries) where the precarious remains of a camp used two months a year by Brazil Nut gatherers can still be experienced. We will be demonstrating the whole process of the rain forest’s only sustainably harvested product from collection through transportation to drying.
Mammal Clay Lick
Twenty minutes walking from Refugio Amazonas is a peccary clay lick. These wild rain forest pigs show up in herds of five to twenty individuals to eat clay in the late morning. Chances of spotting them are around 15%, but well worth the short hike. Other wildlife also shows up including deer, guan and parakeets.
A gift for both your body and soul. Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy based on the use of essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers, roots, grasses and trees. You will be able to choose between three aromatherapies: Anti-stress, Romance and Pasion. Depending on which you choose, you will be enjoying aromas of chamomile, lavender, jazmin, or sandal, among others.
Overnight at Refugio Amazonas
Refugio Amazonas to Tambopata River Port
Tambopata River Port to Pto Maldonado Headquarters
Transfer Puerto Maldonado Headquarters to Airport
We retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.
Refugio Amazonas Wellness Program Rates |
Prices Per Person
4 Days / 3 Nights:
Programmes based on double occupancy. Includes all meal, accommodations, and services, all river transportation, and transfer from and to the airport of Puerto Maldonado.
International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.
All our boats are 20 foot long, roofed canoes with 55 hp outboard motors.
Transfer-in (From Puerto Maldonado to Lodge): we have two departures daily at 13:00 and 14:30.
Transfer-out (Lodge to Puerto Maldonado): Two daily departures at 07:00 and 08:00 For other schedule possibilities please consult us.
We reserve the right to change the order of activities.
Although not valid for the rainforest part of Peru, we recommend that all foreign travelers bring their original passports in order to avoid the payment of national taxes (IGV 18%) at Hotels.
Please place wellness in the tour section of the Refugio Amazon Lodge enquiry form.
Refugio Amazonas LodgePuerto Maldonado, PeruWellness Program | 4D / 3N
On this relaxation tour, you will visit the canopy tower to see wildlife like brightly colored macaws and toucans, visit a working Amazon farm, and then unwind with massages and aromatherapy treatments while being in the middle of the rainforest. The tour combines the nature of the Tambopata rainforest with relaxation at the lodge wellness center.wellness