Amazon Ecotourism & Community Tour

Experience Peru´s Native Culture, Wildlife & Rainforest

Community Experience Peru / Amazon 4 Days Jungle Lodge All year round Small Group

From US$ 708 per person

Our Local Partner for this Trip

Our partner specializes on authentic and sustainable Amazon experiences and operates a network of lodges, all built with local materials and using water and energy efficiency systems. They work closely with native communities and research conservation programs and support the protection and conservation of the forest in the Tambopata National Reserve through various initiatives. All their trips are 100% carbon neutral.

Trip Facts: Amazon Ecotourism & Community Tour

Local Culture & Traditions

Learn about local life, culture and the traditions of the Native Community of Infierno. Visit an Ethnobotanical Center where a Shaman will explain the uses of various medicinal plants and a working jungle farm to learn about local agriculture.

Ecotourism & Community Travel

Posada Amazonas is owned by the indigenous Ese-Eja community of Infierno. For those that want to meet the real guardians of Peru´s Rainforest, the lodge can arrange a day with the local community that includes catch and release fishing, a visit to the Heritage House and a delicious lunch.

Amazing Wildlife Watching

Experience one of the wildest, least impacted habitats in the world which hosts over 1.000 species of butterflies, more than 100 species of mammals and around 600 species of birds. Spot macaws, parrots, toucans, monkeys, frogs and mammals, among others.

Sustainable Jungle Lodge

Overnight in a unique and sustainable Jungle Ecolodge built with local materials and using water and energy efficiency systems. Bedrooms open out onto the surrounding rainforest, allowing you to enjoy the diverse ecosystem even during downtime.

TRIP ITINERARY

This Amazon Ecotourism program is for those looking for a first taste of the Amazon’s natural wonders and learn about local life and traditions. The Jungle Lodge that serves as a base for this tour is owned by the indigenous Ese-Eja community of Infierno and despite being relatively close to Puerto Maldonado it offers ample opportunities to see wildlife. Row around an oxbow lake, take your chances at parrot clay lick, walk to the huge kapok tree near the lodge and visit an ethnobotanical center to farm within the Native Community of Infierno. The below itinerary is a sample itinerary of 4 days, shorter and longer options are available either.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO THE NATIVE COMMUNITY OF INFIERNO
  • Transfer by vehicle and boat into the lands of the Native Community of Infierno and the Community´s Primary Forest Private Reserve
  • Spot toucans, parrots or macaws from the ldoge´s Canopy Tower
  • Particicpate in an Ecotourism Lecture and learn about the Infierno Ecotourism Project
DAY 2: WILDLIFE & MEDICINAL PLANTS
  • Search for the resident family of nine giant river otters and other lakeside wildlife such as caiman, hoatzin and horned screamers during an early morning boat, walking and catamaran tour
  • Visit Centro Ñape, a communal organization that produces medicines out of forest plants and learn about the different medicinal uses of selected plants on their ethnobotanical trail
  • Hike out at night, when most of the mammals are active but difficult to see and find frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories
DAY 3: PARROTS, NATURAL HISTORY & LOCAL FARMING
  • Get up early to visit Parrot Clay Lick and spot Mealy and Yellow-headed Amazon, Blue-headed Parrot and Dusky headed Parakeet
  • Learn about the natural history of the rainforest during a two hour hike crowned by a giant ceiba tree, the largest tree in the vicinity
  • Visit one of the community of Infierno´s farms whose owner grows a diverse variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops
DAY 4: DEPARTURE
  • Take your river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado

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