Duration: 9 Days
Type: Adventure Peru Treks, River Rafting Tours
Destinations: Jungle Amazon, Juliaca, Tambopata River, Puerto Maldonado, Cusco
Description: This unique whitewater rafting expedition takes place in one of the most remote corners of the Peruvian rainforest. The Tambopata/ Candamo Natural Reserve, at the edge of the Amazon Basin, is near the Bolivian and Brazilian borders. This trip has all of the ingredients of an epic and unforgettable “journey of a lifetime”
Our expedition starts on the shores of Titicaca Lake, the highest navigable lake in the world at 15,480 meters above sea level. From the town of Juliaca, we travel across the altiplano into high tropical rain forest where we begin our rafting journey. We’ll leave behind the last signs of pioneer farmers, gold-panners and human settlements and enter the magical and mysterious world of the Amazon Rainforest.
For seven days we’ll raft through a natural habitat seeing a high diversity of plants and animals, including 8 species of macaws, 13 species of monkeys, 530 species of birds, ocelot, jaguar, capybara, tapir, caiman, and the giant river otter
We’ll run Class III and IV rapids before arriving at the famous macaw lick. Waking-up at our campsite at dawn, we have a perfect view of these magnificent birds. From here we’ll begin our return journey by a motorized dugout canoe to the frontier town of Puerto Maldonado and then by airplane to Cusco.
Whitewater Rafting The Tambopata Jungle
Greeting in Juliaca and board the bus that will take us across the altiplano and over a 5,000m pass down to the jungle. Here we will be ready to put-in at the edge of the Amazon Basin.
As we leave the last traces of civilization behind us we’ll enter a pristine rainforest using the river as our “highway”.
We will raft down the Tambopata River camping on sandy beaches where we will have a chance to encounter diverse wildlife.
Surrounded by lush vegetation, we will run class III and IV rapids. There is a good chance of seeing monkeys, capybaras, tapirs and giant river otters, among other animals. Our journey will take us through the macaw lick where we will spend the night camping on the river shore.
At the crack of dawn, we will see a rowdy crowd of macaws with their variegated brilliance spattering the clay riverbank. Later a dugout motor canoe will meet us to take us to the frontier town of Puerto Maldonado where we will spend the night in a hotel. End of our services.
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