Travel Blogs from Tambopata National Reserve
Another early start...04:30 to go to the lake to try and catch a glimpse of the otters and other wildlife.
We saw numerous animals and birds...take a look at the pics...
...get me out of here.
So off we flew to the jungle arriving at Puerto Maldonado airport a 35 minute flight from Cusco and around 400 km away.
We had a bus transfer and then a 40 minute boat ride to our Amazon retreat at the private lodge of Posada Amazonas in Tambopate National Reserve.
The lodge is very nice. It's actually a series of thatched-roof huts on stilts much like our blind at the tapir lick. However, this place has beds (with mosquito nets), flushing toilets and showers. There's even a generator that keeps the light at the toilets and showers going for at least a few hours into the evening. It is the only building with electricity though. On the downside, it also has jungle coackroaches. I am okay with ...
Well, another bladder-busting day has come and gone. Now I'm writing by flashlight again, so I hope my batteries hold out. Since writing earlier... we saw several more caiman. We got so close to a big black caiman that I was pretty nervous! It was only a few meters away, and didn't seem at all preturbed by the boat. They have been known to eat people, so I guess it was exciting... We stopped and got off and Andres informed us that it was a two hour ...
More transcription of my handwritten journal! ------ Writing by flashlight in the tent tonight, so I won't write much. We're sleeping on a sort of camping platform in the jungle. Today we got on a boat in Atalaya and were on the Rio Madre de Dios for almost the whole day. It was a surprisingly chilly ride, considering we are in the tropical rain forest. It was very windy and we were frequently sprayed with water as we went over the rapids. We saw a lot ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPosada Amazonas Tambopata National Reserve
Excellent experience, great food and a delight to be there
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