Peru Amazon Jungle Tours – Tambopata – Rafting Expedition
Peru Amazon Jungle Tours: This adventurous 9-day rafting trip has all the ingredients of a legendary and enduring journey. The itinerary starts out with a drive over a 15,000 ft. pass; and then continues down the Tambopata River, running class IV rapids and camping out each night. Excellent opportunities for spotting wildlife comes with the territory in this remote section of the Amazon jungle.
This is an exciting trip for adventurous travelers who don’t mind roughing it for several days. After arriving in Lima, the expedition starts in the town of Juliaca; near the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world at 15,480 ft. A private vehicle will take you across the high plains (altiplano), down to tropical rainforest and to the end of the road; where you’ll lodge by the river.
The following day you´ll board rafts and use the river as a thoroughfare into the jungle. From this point, you leave behind the farms and gold pan settlers to enter the mystical and enigmatic world of the tropical rainforest. This environment provides the habitat for a diverse range of plant and animal species; including 8 types of macaw, 13 types of monkey, 530 species of birds, plus ocelot, jaguar, capybara, tapir, caiman, giant river otters, and much more.
You´ll float on the Tambopata River for six days; running Class III and IV rapids along the way and camping out at night. The journey includes a stop at a macaw clay lick; where you’ll spend the night, allowing you to see these magnificent birds at dawn. Afterwards, from here you’ll take a motorized dug-out canoe to the frontier town of Puerto Maldonado; where you’ll spend the night before transferring to Lima for your final night.
This is the end of your Peru Amazon Jungle tour, but it’s never goodbye, only until the next time we meet!