After breakfast, your guides will take you on a hike through the deep forest along clear signposted trails. On the way, you will cross the river to reach high-elevation forests, before going downhill to explore floodable forests and eventually climb up again. Throughout your journey into the wild, your guide will open your eyes to an environment teeming with flora and fauna.
Learn about the medicinal plants and fruit trees sustaining the animal and human populations in the Amazon forests. Among these well-used resources are the moriche palm, mahogany, chestnut, catahua, cedar, trumpet-wood, copaiba and shihuahuaco.
This is also the opportunity to spot large mammals like the Brazilian tapir and the white-lipped peccary, the peculiar rodents of the jungle like the giant otter, the capybara, the spotted paca and the armadillo, the playful primates like the coto, the howler monkey, the squirrel monkey, the lion monkey and the black-cap capuchin monkey, the elusive reptiles like the iguana and the bothrops atrox and the numerous birds like the guan, the partridge, the golden parakeet and the blue, yellow and red macaw. In the rainy jungle you will see insects such as butterflies (Lepidoptera), scarabs (Coleoptera), crickets, cicadas, ants and lots of centipedes and millipedes.
Stop at the majestic Lake Apu Victor with its crystal clear waters, surrounded by marshes and giant trees.
Head up to the observation deck, with its breathtaking view over the lake. From there you can watch the active canopy of the rainforest with its parrots, macaws, toucans, camungos, shanshos and herons as well as the caimans and turtles in the lake below. The giant otter, one of the most cutest critters of the rainforest might also make a shy appearance.
A wide variety of fishes enters Lake Apu Victor with the flooding of (heavy) rainy season. In addition, there are other species of fauna associated to the lake, like the yellow-footed tortoise, the mata mata, the twist-necked turtle, the freshwater blenny, the kinkajou, the white-tailed deer, the Central American agoutis and the giant otter of the Amazon rainforest.
Back in the lodge, a refreshing lunch will be waiting for you.
In the afternoon,your specialized guide will take you to Monkey Island, a unique island river, a short boat ride from the lodge up the Madre de Dios River. Amidst extraordinary landscapes and exuberant vegetation, meet the various species of monkeys in their natural habitat. Maquisapas, capuchins, small lion monkeys, frailes, cotos along with other Amazonian mammals like the coati and the sloth and of course a great variety of birds.
End your visit to the island with another extraordinary sunset before heading back to the lodge downstream.
Enjoy a relaxing evening with an exquisite dinner.
- Breakfast at the lodge
- Lunch at the lodge
- Dinner at the lodge