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Amazon Adventure 3days

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Amazon Adventure 3days: Select Experiences are private adventures that reveal the essence of a destination through cultural and active discoveries. These private and independent explorations offer you insider access to enjoy a city or region and give you the freedom of a flexible itinerary. Choose your preferred departure date and experience Selects on their own or as a complement to other travel the amazon.

Extraordinary sights in amazon adventure colors, and sounds surround you on this true Amazon Adventure in the Amazon Basin of southeastern Peru—from river shore to treetops. From your base in a comfortable and contemporary lodge, you explore the rainforest on foot, by canoe, and suspended safely in the treetop canopy, as you learn about the incredible diversity of the Tambopata National Reserve, a conserved area the size of Connecticut that’s home to 600 species of birds, 200 mammal species, and 1,200 butterfly species! Part of an even larger protected corridor running from central Peru to central Bolivia that is home to over 40 ethnic groups, this is a perfect place to learn about the Amazon’s biodiversity and the efforts to protect this vast and precious region.

Amazon Adventure 3 dias :

  • Length: 3 Days/2 Nights
  • Type of service: Private or Group
  • Location: Southern Peru, Madre de Dios Department, Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata National Reserve, Sandoval Lake Reserve.
  • Activities: Monkey Island, Sandoval Lake, canopy, Tambopata Jungle tours Amazon Adventure:
  • Altitude: 400 – 3,600 m.a.s.l.
  • Best time to visit: March – October
  • Departure: Every day
  • Minimum of participants: 2
  • Maximum of participants: 10
  • Price per person:   00 USD

 

Short description of the Amazon Adventure 3 days:

Discover the rich biodiversity during the Tambopata Jungle Tour amazon adventure ! You can explore with us this part of Amazon jungle that refuges giant over 500 year old trees as well as a wide range of flora and fauna!!

You visit Sandoval Lake with its family of giant river otters as well as the Monkey Island, a habitat of 3 monkey species!

Moreover, you have an opportunity to try the adrenaline sport of canopy in the midst of the wild jungle nature of the Tambopata National Reserve!

Quick Itinerary of the Amazon Adventure 3 days:

Tours Day 1: Puerto Maldonado  Madre de Dios River  and Monkey Island to Amazon Adventure :

Tours Day 2: Amazon Adventure to Reserve Sandoval Lake :

Tours Day 3: Amazon Adventure to Back  Canopy  Puerto Maldonado City :

 

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TOURS DAY 1:

Puerto Maldonado Madre de Dios River and  Monkey Island to Amazon Adventure :

You are welcomed and pick-up from the airport/coach terminal of Puerto Maldonado by our Representative to take you to our office where you can leave your baggage not necessary for the trip. Then, we transfer you to the port of Puerta Capitania where you board a motorboat and navigate up the Madre de Dios River for an hour. On the way, we observe various flora and animal species such as turtles, birds, capybaras and lizards sunbathing on the river shores.

Then, we shortly stop at the Monkey Island (Isla de los Monos) to view some of its 3 monkey species. Later, we reach the Eco Tambo Lodge where we are welcomed by a fresh fruit juice! Afterwards, we accommodate ourselves in twin private rooms and enjoy a short rest. Later on, we follow jungle paths while our experienced Tour Guide explains us about local animals and plants such as trees having over 500 years of age (!), medicinal plants, toucans, orioles, trogons, macaws, monkeys, butterflies, etc. We get back for dinner then.

Optional: A night walk in Amazon Adventure :

TOURS DAY 2:

Amazon Adventure to Reserve Sandoval Lake :

After breakfast, we board a motorboat and navigate up the Madre de Dios River until we get to a checkpoint of the Sandoval Lake Reserve and after passing a check we start walking for 5 km to reach Sandoval Lake. There, we take a canoe bringing us to the centre of the lake where we are served lunch watching its typical inhabitants – giant river otters, black caimans, pumas, a prehistoric bird shansho, herons, cormorants, kingfishers, Jesus birds (or lily trotters), red howler monkeys, common squirrel monkeys, white-faced capuchins, sloths, etc. In the end of the day, we return to the lodge for dinner, a shower and overnight.

Optional: A night walk .

TOURS DAY 3:

Amazon Adventure to Back  Puerto Maldonado City :

We wake up very early today giving us a chance to try the adrenaline sport of canopy – a walk on a hanging bridge to observe the Amazon landscape from another perspective! Afterwards, we go back to the lodge to have breakfast and get ready for our return way to Puerto Maldonado. Then, we board a motorboat and sail up the Madre de Dios River. When in Puerto Maldonado, we pick our baggage up from the office and then, we are transferred either to the airport or the coach terminal.

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IMPORTANT!!

You need to be vaccinated against Yellow Fever as well as to bring some anti-malaria tablets with you!!

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Included in the Amazon Adventure 3 days:

  •  A professional naturalist Tour Guide.
  • Motorboat transportation .
  • Private vehicle land transportation .
  • Entrance fees to the Sandoval Lake Reserve .
  • Meals: 2 Breakfast,  2 Lunch, 2 Dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!) .
  • Accommodation: 2 Nights in lodges .
  • First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and an antidote for a snake bite .
  • Canopy equipment .
  • Radio communications .
  • Rubber boots.

Not included in the Amazon Adventure 3 days:

  •  Any flight nor airport departure taxes .
  • Travel insurance .
  • Vaccination .
  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day .
  • Drinks .
  • Tips to local staff.

 What to take with you  Amazon Adventure 3 days:

  •  Mosquito repellent (DEET 35 recommended as a MINIMUM!!) .
  • Original passport .
  • Small backpack .
  • Long sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green coloured) .
  • Long cotton trousers .
  • Cotton long socks (to be put into your trousers) .
  • Comfortable walking shoes .
  • Sandals or light shoes .
  • Rain gear (e.g. rain poncho) .
  • Sweater (for the beginning of the tour in Andes and the cloud forest only) .
  • Swimsuits .
  • Binoculars (we also rent it) .
  • Camera and its charger .
  • Plastic bags to be used for clothes and a camera .
  • A hat as a protection against the Sun or rain .
  • Toiletries .
  • Small towel .
  • Toilet paper .
  • Antibacterial gel .
  • Sun cream .
  • Sunglasses .
  • Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries) .
  • A bottled water (1 litre as a minimum) .
  • Pocket money (Soles) to buy some beverages and souvenirs as well as to tip.

Confirmed departures of the Tambopata Jungle Tour Amazon Adventure :
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Amazon Adventure 3 days / 2 nights

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TOURIST INFORMATION FOR AMAZON ADVENTURE

THE PERUVIAN AMAZON:

Since its establishment in 2007, the Interregional Council Amazonico (CIAM) and Interregional Coordination Board formed by the regional governments of San Martin, Ucayali, Amazonas, Loreto and Madre de Dios, he has sought to contribute to the generation and analysis of information allowing design public policies, projects and programs of common interest between the five Amazonian regional governments with particular emphasis on initiatives related to promoting sustainable, inclusive and competitive development in the Peruvian Amazon. In this context rigorously tackling the problem of gender gaps in the Amazon has been a topic of interest and sustained commitment to the CIAM.

Gender gaps in the Amazon are troubling. As an example, the five Amazonian departments in CIAM are among the top six largest numbers of undocumented women nationally, have the highest illiteracy breaches of the older population, always to the detriment of women. Although it has achieved parity in access to primary education, still the largest gender gaps are recorded in access to secondary education. Finally, Amazon has the highest teenage pregnancy indicators across the country and these figures are much higher in the Amazon indigenous population. For these reasons, and for its commitment to equality, the Interregional Amazon Council (CIAM) and the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (MIMP) under the cooperation agreement on the promotion of gender equality signed counting with technical assistance from USAID through its ProDescentralización Program they have prepared this document “Gender Diagnosis in the Amazon.” This study seeks to identify gender gaps in the departments of San Martin, Amazonas, Loreto, Madre de Dios and Ucayali, to serve as evidence for formulating recommendations aimed at improving the management of decentralized public services for equality of genre.

We hope that this analysis will help to visualize and measure gender gaps in the Amazon and serve as input for decision making in the process of building regional public policies for achieving gender equality, and to-do high priority for governments of the Amazon and the entire Peruvian state.

AMAZON BASIN:

The Amazon is an ecological region characterized by rainforest, dense and moist, and the intricate water system whose axis is the Amazon River, the largest river in the world and extensive.

The Amazon River basin covers approximately 7,350,621 km2, of which 68% belong to Brazil. Other countries in the watershed are Peru, with 13% of the total, Bolivia, with 11.2%, with 5.5% Colombia, Ecuador with 1.7%, 0.7% Venezuela and Guyana with 0.1%.

Amazon takes its name in Peru, at the confluence of the Ucayali and Maranon rivers, near the town of Nauta. The structural depression that forms between the two rivers is called Ucamara and coincides almost entirely with the limits of Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, one of the flooded areas with rich biodiversity of the Peruvian Amazon.

The sediments carried by the Maranon and Ucayali rivers are so substantial, that fertilize the entire basin, from the Andes to the Atlantic. The rivers of Andean origin rivers are known as “white water” due to the latte colored waters. These rivers carry more nutrients than those of crystalline or dark waters known as rivers of “black water”. All nutrients that enrich the Amazonian rivers have their main source in the Andes.

Did you know? The first European to reach the mouth of the Amazon was Vicente Yanez Pinzon in 1500. Lured by the breadth of it, he thought it was a sea and gave the name “sweet sea”, losing in 1535, Gonzalo Pizarro, brother Francisco Pizarro, was appointed to explore the eastern slope of the Andes. When the expedition reached the Napo River, he was entrusted to Francisco de Orellana explore the great stream, which began with a group of compatriots, coming after a bumpy journey, to the largest river in the world. The chronicles that on arrival the expedition was attacked repeatedly by Indian tribes who fought in both men and women, the latter being “combative as ten Indians.” Such events inspire Orellana, knowing the Greek myth of the Amazons, found in the works of Herodotus and Diodorus, to baptize the river with the name “Amazon River”, a name that endures to this day.

Did you know? Amazon traditionally assigned to the second place in overall length, behind the Nile, although it has never existed a general consensus on what the acceptable measurement points. Recent research by a team of Peruvian and Brazilian geographers in 2007 and officially recognized recently added a few hundred kilometers to the channel, which would put him definitely on the top of the classification of the longest rivers in the world . The Amazon River in the gorge Apacheta, in an underground glacier at 5597 meters above sea level, near the Nevado del Misti, in the Department of Arequipa. With new measurements Amazon would have a length of around 7,000 kilometers, exceeding several hundred kilometers of the Nile.

The “black water” produced in areas of sandy or clay soils stem from the abundance of plant material in various states of decomposition. When these organic, dissolved or reduced to particles entering the rivers components, they give them their characteristic dark color. The “black water” are usually very acidic, lower pH to 4.0. However, the “white water” are generally neutral (pH about 7.0). These differences in chemical water conditions fundamentally affect the ecology, distribution and abundance of life in the Amazon way.

The Amazon River flows from its geological birth in the Andes to the Atlantic, on a giant flat terrace, whose elevation rarely exceeds 200 meters. In some places, the highland forest rises on the bank of the main channel of the river, however, most of the Amazon basin extends over large floodplains. It is estimated that the width of the floodplain of the Amazon varies between 5 and 20 kilometers on each side of the river; however, in certain areas, particularly those near the mouth, the area over 40 kilometers. The total area of ​​floodplains of the Amazon basin has been estimated by specialists from 250 to 300 000 km2, similar to the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul area.

Did you know? The Amazon carries more water than the Mississippi, Nile and Yangtze rivers combined. Its drainage area or basin is also the largest in the world. The volume of water carried to the Atlantic is enormous, with an annual average of 120,000 cubic meters per second, reaching up to 300,000 m³ per second in the rainy season. The Amazon is responsible for a fifth of all fresh water incorporated into the oceans of Earth. Such is the force with which the river flows into the Atlantic Ocean, you can drink sweet at a distance where the sea water is no longer visible.

Due to its large size, the rains are unevenly distributed in the Amazon basin. The levels of rainfall in the southern and northern basin do not match, which results in a prolonged period of flooding along the Amazon. So while the headwaters of the tributaries of the North start their floods in July and August, the South begin to decline between April and May. Because of the great flood period described above, the Amazon acts as a giant dam, stalling the lower sections of its tributaries north and south during different seasons.

In most of the lowlands of the Amazon Basin forests they remain flooded half the year. Floods are fundamental to the ecology of the Amazon ecosystem, as they increase the amount available habitat for numerous species of aquatic plants and animals of the low plains. To extensions of flooded forest they are called locally “Tahuampas” and are responsible for the great abundance of existing fish in the Amazon basin because water flow enables these access a food resource that, under conditions of low water, remain unreachable. The water can reach 20 meters deep in some lakes or lakes and more than ten meters in the flooded forest. Seasonality patterns lowland rainforest not apply to the Amazon estuary, as it suffers the effect of the double daily tides of the Atlantic. This influence exerts its effects up to hundreds of kilometers from its mouth.

Did you know? The effect of the tides of the Atlantic at the mouth of the Amazon reaches its highest level with the phenomenon called Pororoca. “Pororó-ka” in Tupi Guarani language, means – loud bang – This term is used to describe the penetration of the Atlantic in the course of the Amazon River during the time of high tide or flow. The Pororoca is more intense when the river waters are lower flow, so the Atlantic ocean waters can penetrate more easily and with greater speed and length in the channels of the delta of the river, which gives rise to a veritable flood full of salt water many coastal areas.

Amazon freshwater seawater causes breaking waves forming on them, resulting in a strong opposition from both opposition that is causing the crash and the name of the phenomenon. For this phenomenon to occur, several factors must be satisfied: the phases of moon or new moon, giving way to the rise of the strongest tides, ocean currents and ocean opposition over the river.

Amazonian biodiversity:

The Amazon basin is characterized as the largest expanse of tropical rainforest and one of the main sources of biodiversity. The region is home to countless species of insects, plants and animals that interact in a coordinated and balanced.

AMAZON FLORA:

The Amazon basin is regarded as having the greatest plant diversity of the planet. It described about 30,000 different species, representing one third of all species of South America. Most plant species inhabiting floodplains are unique and are limited to this system. Also, few lowland species also exist in the highlands, which contributes to increasing the diversity of the Amazon flora.

The species in floodplains have been specially adapted to survive prolonged periods underwater. This partly explains the marked differences in these plants with relatives of the regions high. No one knows for sure the total number of plant species in the Amazon floodplain. One approach, nothing exaggerated, leads us to estimate that there are at least 5,000 plant species floodplain or banks, with the true figure certainly higher.

Factors that influence the distribution of these plants and the composition of their communities deal with the geology and characteristics of the rivers that bathe. The floodplains of the rivers of “white water”, for example, differ markedly from those of “black water” in both species composition and the size of them. The first generating higher forests, perhaps because of the greater amount of nutrients carried by rivers, compared with nutrient-poor rivers of the “black water”.

In the Amazon rainforest are the largest species of trees in the world, as the “Lupuna” that can reach over 50 meters. We also find a variety of trees whose wood is so durable and luxurious, who have won the first place of acceptance in the national and international local timber industry, causing their overexploitation and not just putting them in danger, but also the ecosystems that house. Mahogany, cedar and screw, are some of them.

Trees and medicinal plants traditionally used by Amazonian peoples to combat the evils that afflicted them special mention must be made. The variety and richness of species are innumerable, but mention here the Chuchuhuasi (Maytenus macrocarpa), Sangre de Drago (Croton lechleri), Copaiba (Copaifera paupera) Ayahuma (Couroupita guianensis) and Abuta (Abuta grandifolia).

Unlike trees, most aquatic weeds require high levels of nutrients, either on land or water to survive. Many float freely on the surface and, in the case of certain aquatic plants are able to detach from the substrate when the depth of water increases significantly (avoiding choking). Buoyancy, of course, is the adaptation that allows these plants manage changing water levels, and to achieve considerable success in their natural dispersion.

One of the fastest growing plant communities in recent years has been to herbaceous. This is due in part to the growing deforestation of the banks. When the forest is cut, the light varies, allowing these plants colonizing new areas.

BIRDS OF THE AMAZON:

The largest group of animals in the Amazon is to birds. The Amazon basin is the hostel over 1300 species of birds, making the great Amazon Valley the richest region of the Earth in this animal group. Only in Peru have been reported in the Amazon region a total of 806 species of birds. At least a third of these species live or visit seasonally floodplains. Some of them migrate from North America and the southern tip of South America, as well as seasonal migrants passing year between the flooded forest and the offshore areas.

The existence of such a large number of species in the Amazon basin responds directly to the characteristics of the natural environment they inhabit (flooded forests, highland forests, primary or secondary forests, etc).

Due to the particular of each of these areas features bird species that live there have developed a degree of expertise that allows them to survive and compete with other species. When these conditions are very particular, they require the wildlife that depends on it a number of special adaptations to that environment and in some cases, species habitat restricted exclusively to these special areas. That’s when we speak of “endemic”. These are endemic species that suffer further changes generated around by environmental degradation.

Did you know? One of the most spectacular birds of the Amazon is the world’s smallest. Hummingbirds are known for their small size, but also for its incredible agility and skill in flying. They are endowed with a muscular build and a series of bone adaptations that allow it a splendid flight maneuverability. They are the only birds that can remain static in the air and can fly forward or backward. The Hummingbird can reach a cruising speed of 45 kilometers per hour and wings movement can range from 70 to 80 wing beats per second in smaller and 10-15 per second flapping in the larger species species. In smaller species the heart reaches 500 or 600 beats per minute when you are at rest, and can reach the 1,000 beats per minute when activated. This activity involves a large expenditure of energy. Hummingbirds can consume up to five times their body weight per day. That is why more than 15% of their time feeding and consume 75% or resting digesting.

One example of specialized birds in the simultaneous use of these two environments is that of parrots and macaws. The blue and yellow macaw, for example, nests in the marshes (Ara ararauna) aguaje dominated by palm (Mauritia flexuosa), locally called “aguajales” located within the floodplain. During the day these birds fly to the riverbanks and close to feed on forest fruits and seeds. Their flights become one of the most impressive performances of the Amazon, because, to contemplate the bright colors of their feathers, it joins the deafening noise of their squawking powerful.

At dusk, the birds return to their nests in the aguajales or in the highland forest for the night. The reason for sleeping and eating in different and distant places, is avoiding predators, making it, in one of the most unique evasion strategies of the Amazon ecosystem. Additionally, morbidity allows them to move from one forest type to another depending on the availability of fruits and seeds. An interesting fact is that ecology play when the floodplain forests are in full fruit, ie during the growing season. It is perhaps for this reason that they are so frequent on the flooded forest. Macaws made two to three trips per day in order to feed their chicks, safe in the security of aguajales.

Did you know? One of the rarest birds in the Amazon is the shansho. This species rarely leaves the floodplain and is likely to have evolved along with it over time. The shansho inhabits the shores of lakes and rivers of “black water”. One of its peculiarities is the sum of anatomical adaptations that boasts. Chicks, for example, have a sort of “nails or spurs” on the wings, similar to Archaepteryx way, the best known fossil bird, allowing them to climb the branches and return to their nests after having jumped into the water as a means to escape predators. Upon reaching adulthood, the “spurs” atrophy and lack any function. Another shansho singularities is its dual esophagus (similar to ruminants), designed to allow the bird to ferment large quantities of leaves, flowers and fruits to facilitate further digestion. The shanshos can be easily seen and heard at the edges of waterways lowland rainforest; their rude nests, however, are always located in branches of trees along the river.

In the Amazon also we find numerous species of birds whose habitat is the main riverbanks. All these species now face the serious threat of massive afforestation of floodplain forest and hunting.

Herons are undoubtedly the most frequent and abundant throughout the lowlands of the Amazon basin birds. In the dry season they congregate in large numbers in streams and lakes where fish abundance is significant, with an unforgettable show, starring the white of their feathers and their bodies splash in the water.

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