Peru Amazon Jungle Tours: Huitoto Lake Lodge
Huitoto Lake Lodge: Located deep in the Amazon, the area of Huitoto Lake, is one of the most biodiverse regions in Peru. Trek out from your lodge in this remote outpost to spot monkeys, alligators, toucans, tapirs and more; then by night listen to the deafening cacophony of the jungle. The pristine nature and extraordinary plant and animal life can be enjoyed over 3 to 5 days.
The journey begins with an impressive boat trip from Libertine; up the Madre de Dios River, to reach the rarely visited Huitoto Lake regional conservation area. The vastness and scale of the region is something to witness, and the tranquility of the environment relaxes you the moment you begin your journey. Upon arrival, you’ll be taken to an eco-lodge by the shore of the lake.
Huitoto has an extraordinary wealth of flora and fauna and is also a great destination for dedicated birdwatchers and animals spotters. On the banks of the lake, you will see different types of monkeys, including maquisapa, coto, saki and huasita monkeys. Birdlife here includes hoatzins, cormorant ducks, heron, macaw, toucan and more. Black caimans, taricayas (a type of turtle), lion river turtles and a variety of fish also exist in the lake. Amateur biologists will appreciate the extraordinary range of flora found by the lake: you will see palm trees, chestnut, mahogany, ceiba trees and more.
Getting There & Around
There are a few options to reach the lake, which is located in the province of Tambopata. You can take a domestic flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado or take a comfortable overnight sleeper bus. Private transport can be arranged on arrival to Puerto Maldonado or you can take a Combi bus to Laberinte, the last village before the lake. From here you will take a riverboat to Huitoto Lake. Once at the lake, different areas can be visited by boat or kayak.