Amazon Jungle Experience - 4 days / 3 nights

Have you found the perfect trip but it doesn’t include a trip out to the Peruvian Amazon jungle? This add-on will allow you to spend three nights / four days experiencing the sights and sounds of the Amazon! You can choose to go out to the jungle either before or after your trip – whatever works best for you!

Cost - £675

Please note that the price is based on a minimum of two travellers. For solo travellers a single supplement of £150 is required to confirm the booking.

Deposit - A £400 deposit is required to book this add-on, subject to availability

Departures - Daily

Departure city - Lima (other options may be possible – please contact us for more information)

Pre-Departure Information & hotels - We recommend taking an extra day or two either before or after your jungle adventure. Most European flights fly via Lima and arrive quite late in the day, meaning an overnight stay is required in Lima. We can recommend the following Hotel - they are also able to provide airport transfers.

Hostal Bonbini
Jr. Cailloma No 209, Lima 1, Peru
Tel -
(0051) (1) 4276477
Website -
www.hostalbonbini.com
Prices start at US$32 for a single room.

Spending Money - $50-$150 depending on whether you use the laundry, communication and bar services!

Accommodation - The lodge is built from traditional materials such as wood, palm fronds and clay. Each room has a private bathroom, and a common area for dining and socializing. Bedrooms are separated from one another by light cane fencing, with drapes instead of doors. Rooms are private but not soundproof. A generator is turned on once a day to recharge batteries for guests or lodge facilities. At night it is very dark, so we recommend taking a head torch. Light is provided by numerous kerosene lamps and candles. All rooms have mosquito nets over the beds. The bedrooms open out onto the surrounding rainforest, allowing guests to enjoy this unique ecosystem even on their downtime, with wild animals, including monkeys, often visible from the lodge. Hot water is available.

Guide - You will have an English-speaking Guide who will join you on the various walks and be on hand to answer your questions.

Your itinerary
Explore the Amazon with your local guide!

DAY 1
Fly from Lima to the town of Puerto Maldonado, on the edge of the Tambopata - Candamo Reserve. Transfer from the airport to our Puerto Maldonado Headquarters Upon arrival from Lima. While enjoying your first taste of the forest you will be asked to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at the safe deposit. This helps to keep the boats and cargo light.

You will then drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. Your next 2 ½ hours will be spent watching the World go by as you transfer from the Tambopata Port by boat to your jungle lodge.

Boxed Lunch

Orientation upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.

Dinner

Caiman Search - We will be out at the river’s edge at night, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes.

Overnight

DAY 2
Breakfast

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 occasionally seen here. You will also be rewarded with overhead sightings of macaws.

Canopy Tower - A thirty-minute walk leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. 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.

Lunch

Farm Visit - 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.
Ethnobotanical Tour - 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.

Dinner

Tambopata National Reserve Lectures - Nightly lectures cover conservation threats, opportunities and projects in the Tambopata National Reserve.
Overnight

DAY 3
Breakfast

Parrot Clay Lick - 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 usually descend. 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.

Lunch

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 forests only sustainably harvested product from collection through transportation to drying.

Mammal Clay Lick - Twenty minutes walking from your lodge 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.

Dinner

Night walk - You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but difficult to see. Easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.
Overnight

DAY 4
Breakfast

We retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures. You will then board your flight back to Lima. Your jungle experience ends upon arrival back to Lima.


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Other information
Vaccinations -
It is possible that you may require some vaccinations for your trip. As we are not medically trained, we are unable to give detailed advice on vaccination requirements, so please use the information and chart below as a guide only.

We have worked closely with Nomad Travel Clinics for many years and they offer Oasis travellers a 10% discount on vaccinations, anti- malarial drugs and first aid items – (quote discount code OASIS1001). Alternatively you can check out the fit for travel website for more travel health information or consult a reputable travel clinic or your GP for information and advice. We suggest that you allow at least 8 weeks to get all your vaccinations:

Country

Tetanus

Polio

Hep A

Typhoid

Meningitis

Y. Fever

Peru

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y*

Bolivia

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y*

There are other vaccines not listed here which are sometimes recommended - please see a registered GP or Travel Health clinic for further advice. (Cholera, Diphtheria (all countries advise), Hep B, Rabies ) etc.



KEY
: Y = Advised
 Y* = Advised if visiting Jungle (but medical advice varies - please consult your travel clinic or GP)



Yellow Fever - Being vaccinated against Yellow Fever and having a valid certificate and a photocopy is deemed compulsory in many countries, especially at certain borders and are needed if you are entering from an infected country.
Rabies - 
Vaccinations are regularly advised for all countries that we travel through in Africa - especially if time and money are not a deterrent.

Malaria
In some of the areas we visit there is a risk of contracting Malaria. You must be aware that whatever malaria prophylactics you are taking, they only offer partial protection. They must be coupled with your own physical efforts against being bitten - which is the best prevention. Malaria-carrying mosquitoes come out at sunset so from this time you should wear long sleeves and trousers. Exposed skin, especially ankles, should have insect repellent containing Deet applied to them. There are a number of prophylactic malaria treatments on the market & requirements change. It is also wise to take a sample of whichever prophylactic you choose, a few weeks before you leave. This way you may determine early on if you have any adverse reactions so you can change the regimen if necessary. Please consult a reputable travel clinic or GP for advice. For more information and advice visit www.nomadtravel.co.uk or www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk

Dengue
Unlike the malaria mosquito, which bites at night, the dengue carrying mosquito bites during the day. Some areas we travel to do have occasional outbreaks & it is therefore advised that you take care not to be bitten during the day as well as at night. There is no vaccine available.



Travel Insurance
It is a compulsory requirement that you have adequate travel insurance before you join any Oasis Trip and at the very least are insured for all necessary medical and repatriation costs incurred overseas with a minimum sum insured of £500,000.
We believe that your safety and holiday enjoyment are very important. It is a mistake to think that "it will never happen to me". It is also very important that you are covered for all the activities that you may wish to undertake while on our trip. Click here for details of travel insurance that we offer.



Tipping
Is usually expected. It is often more than a reward for services well done, but, as wages are extremely low, it is an accepted means of supplementing an income. Keep small change on you so as not to incur a large demand when it is seen you can afford more. All prices are negotiable, especially in markets. Many travellers find it a hassle having to bargain for everything they wish to buy, but prices are usually inflated so if you are not happy, move on to another place. You are under no obligation to buy so don’t be intimidated.


Please note the itinerary above is to be used as a guide. If this lodge / itinerary package is not available you will be advised what the alternative options are before your booking is confirmed. All accommodation and airport transfers for trip add-ons should be used as a guide only.

Once requested your add-on cannot be refunded or exchanged.

Please be aware that up to 2 months before your departure, the cost of the Amazon Jungle Experience may change, due to currency fluctuations and/or price increases by the national park, local operators or government taxes.

If you have any questions or would like more information then please contact southamerica@oasisoverland.co.uk