Day 1: Puerto Maldonado – Walk – Lake Sandoval – Maloka Sandoval Lodge.
Upon arrival to Puerto Maldonado, one of our guides will greet you at the airport or bus station and will bring you to our central office in downtown Puerto Maldonado. There you will be able to repack your bags and drop off luggage that you won’t need during your stay at the lodge.
We will depart from Puerto Capitania, the local port, and will travel downriver for 45 minutes by motor boat before reaching Port Sandoval, the entrance to Lake Sandoval and the Tambopata National Reserve. To get to Lake Sandoval, we will have to walk 3 Km or about an hour (muddy in the wet season) to arrive at a small port, from which we will take a row boat for 30 minutes in order to reach the Maloka Sandoval Lodge. Once we arrive, we will receive a warm welcome with a flavorful tropical juice and after a brief introduction to the lodge, we will rest in our comfortable rooms.
Once the sun sets, we will take a night walk equipped with a flashlight or head lamp to search for the night monkeys (Musmuqui), frogs, snakes and insects that are active during the night. Afterwards, we will return to the lodge for a delicious dinner and to spend the night.
Day 2: Lake Sandoval – Giant River Otters – Caiman search night Very early.
Very early in the morning, we will roe aroynd Lake Sandoval in a wooden canoe in search of the giant river otters (the biggest in the world), one of the most important protected species in the lake and considered flagship species. Giant otters live in small and very territorial family groups and feed on fish around the lake in the early morning. They can eat up to 4 kilos of fish a day.
We will return to the lodge for breakfast and take a brief rest.
After breakfast, we will leave the lodge and will go for a walk in the terra firme forest learning about the medicinal plants, diurnal mammals such as monkeys, wild cats, peccaries and birds such as toucans and macaws. We will also learn about the ecology of the Brazil nut tree or chestnut tree that is considered an umbrella species, as it helpit helps protect other flora and fauna that inhabit the region.
We will return to the lodge for lunch and s short nap. In the afternoon, we will canoe aroun Lake Sandoval to look for monkeys (cappuccinos, squirrels and red howler), and various birds such as herons, kingfishers, cormorants, and shanshos that live and feed in the forest around the lake. In the evening, on our way back to the lodge, using our flashlingts we will be able to see the reflection of the eyes of the black caimans that usually hunt at night along the shore of the lake. We will approach them to take photos and we will take about their natural history. We will return to the Lodge for dinner and to spend the night.
Day 3: Lake Sandoval – Parrots in the Palm Trees – Flood Plain Forest.
We will get up very early to cross Lake Sandoval and walk about 20 minutes to visit the “Colpa de Palmeras”. This is a special place where different species of parrots and parakeets and some macaws, such as the blue and yellow, scarlet red bellied and chestnut fronted macaws as well as yellow crowned, mealy and white bellied parrots gather to eat the dead wood of the palms trees, which is rich in salts and minerals (calcium, sodium, potassium, aluminum, magnesium and iron). This is a very important source of minerals that helps these birds with digestion and counteracts the toxins that they ingest from feeding on unripe fruit.
We will return to the lodge for breakfast and a brief rest.
After lunch, we will cross Lake Sandoval by canoe and visit the floodplain forest. We will wlk for aproximately 2 hours and will see enormous trees that are more than 200 years old, such as thw Shihuaahuaco (iron tree), Lupuna (kapok tree) and Oje (medical ficus tree); trees that grow only in this type of forest.
We will return to the lodge for lunch and a brief siesta. In the afternoon, we will continue exploring the lake by canoe and will visit a 12 meters high tower that is located between the limit of the touristic area (2 Km.) and a refuge area (1 km) to watch the sunset. We will return to the Lodge for dinner and to spend the night.
Day 4: Lake Sandoval – Puerto Maldonado.
After a very early breakfast, we will leave the Tambopata National Reserve, taking the same route as we entered, and return to the Sandoval port on the Madre de Dios River. From there, we will take our boat back to Puerto Maldonado.
You will collect your baggage in our office and then, we will transfer you either to the airport or the bus terminal. End of our services.
- Pick up from the station Bus or from the airport
- A professional naturalist tour guide (english and spanish speaking)
- Motorboat transportation
- All entrance and permits included
- Mineral Water in the Lodge
- Zip Lining
- Canopy Bridge walking
- A professional Cook
- 3 meals per day in the Maloka Lodge
- Accommodation: 3 nights in lodge Maloka
- First aid kit
- Radio communications
- Rubber boots
- Roud Trip Bus cama (Cruz del Sur) Cusco – Puerto Maldonado – Cusco.
Not included in the Amazon Travel:
- Any flight nor airport departure taxes
- Extra expense if you wish to buy stuff along the tour
- First Breakfast and last dinner.
You Need to Bring
- Original Passport
- Travel Insurance card (you have to le tus know the name of your Travel Insurance company and you travel Insurance number)
- A back pack
- Rain coat or Rain Poncho
- Cold Clothes (for the first and last day)
- Bottle of Water
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Insect Repellent (30% Deet as minimum Recommended)
- Sun Block
- Sun Glasses
- Caps or Hats
- Rain Pants
- Medicines for Personal Use
- Personal use stuff (Face moisturizer, Handsanitizer, Tooth brush and paste, etc)
- Camera with extra bateries (electricity available in some lodges)
- Extra money, especially in soles, to buy extra necessities during the trekking, also to tip the team, (optional)
POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE.
|PRICES FOR 2019 – 2020|
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|Price USD$ (per person):|
|400 USD$||400 USD$||400 USD$||400 USD$||400 USD$|
Terms and Conditions
LOCAL TREKKERS PERU TERMS AND CONDITIONSDear Customer, please before contracting any service with Local Trekkers Peru, we suggest you read carefully these terms and conditions and according to Peruvian travel regulations, when booking a tour or trek with Local Trekkers Peru. You automatically adhere to these regulations which may differ a little from your country of origin that is why we suggest you to read carefully this terms and conditions described below. and if you have any question please don’t hesitate in contacting our staff. After this you are ready to make your formal reservation with us.
RESERVATIONSOnce you have decided to make a formal reservation with Local Trekkers Peru, you must fill out our online reservation form on our website of the tour or trek you wish to do, in which we request the following informations: Full name as it appears on your Passport, (nicknames are not accepted) Passport Number (if you change your Passport Number after booking a tour please le tus know), age, nationality, phone number, gender, email, feeding. Flight dates, time to arrival in Cusco or other city that covers the reserved tour, allergies, medical restrictions, or anything else you think necessary that we should know.
RESERVATIONS FOR THE INCA TRAILIf you make a reservation for the Inca Trail, keep in mind the following:
- Before reserving the Inca trail, you must make sure of the availability of spaces, for the date you wish to make this trek.
- Once you have chosen a starting date for the trek, you can not change this starting date.
- Permits for the Inca Trail are not transferable to other People.
- To reserve the Inca Trail you must send us a copy or a photo of the passports of each member of your group.
- You must send us a valid passport for the starting date of your trek.
INITIAL DEPOSITTo have a formal reservation for any program, itinerary or tour with Local Trekkers Peru, you need to send us a deposit as follows:
- For any Inca Trail to Machu Picchu = 200 $ american dollars per person.
- For any Alternative Trek = 200 $ american dollars per person.
- For any Inca Trail to Machu Picchu + Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain = 270 $ american dollars per person.
- For any Amazon Jungle Trip = 200 $ american dollars per person
- For any Peru Package = 40 % of the total Price of the Package.
- For any other tour = 200 $ american dollars per person.
PAYMENT METHODSDear Customer Local Trekkers Peru offers you 3 payment methods to make your initial deposit or to pay the remaining of the total Price of the tour, trek or program booked, these methods are detailed below:
- Through our VISA link: You must clikc on our VISA link on our website and follow the steps and using this method you need to add 6 % of the total amoung paid. Through this method all credits and debit Visa cards are accepted. Remember using this method it takes 03 working days to have your payment in our Bank Account.
- Through Paypal: You must click on our Paypal payment button on our website and follow the steps and using this method you need to add the 8% of the total amoung paid. Through this method all credits and debit cards are accepted. Remember using this method it takes 07 working days to have your payment in our Bank Account.
- Through Bank Account Transfer: Using this method you need to add the 5% of the total amoung sent and we need 4 working days to have your payment in our bank account. Following we detail the information of our bank account:
- Name of Bank: Banco de Credito del Peru
- Account Number: (US$ dollars): 2852477020100
- Account Name: Local Trekkers Peru E.I.R.L.
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- Bank Address: Av. El sol 189
- Receiver’s Name: BRAULIO
- Receiver’s Surname: JARA QUISPE
- Receiver’s Address: Suecia Street 368 (Plaza de Armas Cusco – Peru)
- Receiver’s City: CUZCO
- Receiver’s Country: Peru
- E-mail: [email protected]
- Receiver’s ID: 73540509
- Phone numbers: mobile +51 943427160
THE FINAL PAYMENTYou can do your final payment, 15 days before your starting date of your tour, trek or program, you can use one of the 4 payment methods described above, also you can pay your final payment 5 days before your starting date here in Cusco, it can be in cash, credit or debit cards.Note: Once you pay the final payment of the total Price, if for some reason you decide to cancel you tour, trek or program, you will only be refunded 50 % of the final payment.
CANCELLATIONSAt any time, the customer / buyer may cancel the services requested or contracted without the right to any refund of the deposit made. The customer only has the right to reimbursement of 50 percent if he made the final payment of the total price. According to our experience a certain percentage of reservations are canceled by the client before starting the program due to unforeseen circumstances. The penalties for cancellations is detailed below.For the Inca Trail Classic: Due the regulations of the Inca Trail are very strict, if you or someone in your group wishes to cancel the Inca Trail reservation, you will haveto pay a penalty of 60% of the total price. For example the cost for the Inca Trail based in 2 people is 650 $ per person, so the 60% = 390 $ if you sent a deposit of 200 $ the penalty will be 390 $ – 200 = 190 $For the Inca Trail 2D/1N: Due the regulations of the Inca Trail are very strict, if you or someone in your group wishes to cancel the Inca Trail reservation, you will have to pay a penalty of 60% of the total price. For example the cost for the Inca Trail 2D/1N based in 2 people is 500 $ per person, so the 60% = 300 $ if you sent a deposit of 200 $ the penalty will be 300 $ – 200 = 100 $For Alternative Treks: If you or someone in your group wishes to cancel any alternative trek, you have to pay a penalty of 50% of the total price. For example the cost for the Salkantay Trek based in 2 people is 450 $ per person, so the 50% = 225 $ if you sent a deposit of 150 $ the penalty will be 225 $ – 150 = 75 $ For Peru Packages: If you or someone in your group wishes to cancel any Peru Package, you have to pay a penalty of 50% of the total price. For example if some Peru Package based in 2 people cost 1500 $ per person, so the 50% = 750 $ if you sent a deposit of 40% of the total price in this case will be 600 $ so the penalty will be 750 $ – 600 = 150 $ For any other Tour or Program: If you or someone in your group wishes to cancel any other tour or program, you have to pay a penalty of 50% of the total price. For example the Machu Picchu by Train 2D/1N based in 2 people cost 480 $ per person, so the 50% = 240 $ if you sent a deposit of 150 $ so the penalty will be 240 $ – 150 = 90 $ Note: you have until 15 days before the start date of your tour to make any type of cancellation mentioned above. after 15 days if you wish to make any type of cancellation of your tour you will have to pay the total price of the tour, trek or program booked and you have no right to any kind of refund. Also if someone in your group decide to cancel any tour or trek, he or her has to pay the total amount of the Price of the tour or Trek if not the other members of the group are obliged to pay the total price of the trek for the person who will cancel the tour or trek if the other members of the group wish to continue with the tour or trek. Otherwise the tour or trek will be cancelled.
FORCE MAJEUREWe will retain the full amount and Local Trekkers Peru are not responsible for failure to submit the customer on account of delay or cancellation of your flight. The company is not liable for damage to or loss of luggage, accidents, unforeseen expenses, and unavoidable delays, services provided by third parties or direct causes beyond our control. In the unfortunate event of no show due to unforeseen reasons, the company will provide a certificate to the client for processing with your insurance company. This is any event that Local Trekkers Peru cannot even with all care, foresee or avoid. This covers events such as war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, pandemic, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, fire or all similar events beyond our control. In this case, Local Trekkers Peru will not accept liability and reserves the right to change, postpone or even cancel trips (this is a last option of course!).
RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH OUR TOURS, TREKS OR PROGRAMSBy booking any of our tour, trek or program (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Salkantay Trek, Ausangate Trek, Choquequirao Trek, Lares Trek, Manu Jungle Trips and more) you assume the risks associated with these tours, treks or programs, Local Trekkers Peru Company accepts no responsibility associated with the risks that these tours, walks or programs may have. (Accidents, strikes, earthquakes, climatic factors, safety conditions, political factors, denial of entry permits, health issues, among others) in addition, Local Trekkers Peru we exonerate ourselves from liability in relation to legal matters or other inconveniences in which the Custoomer may be involved, as well as personal expenses incurred by the passenger for this cause.
PRICES AND RATESAll prices and rates presented to the customer / buyer in our website are subject to change, availability and validity without prior notice. Restrictions and conditions apply for each tariff published according to its validity.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CUSTOMER OR BUYERResponsibilities and demonstrations of the Custoomer:
- a) Verify that your passport has a minimum validity required for your trip according to the country of destination.
- b) The Customer declares that he has no restriction on leaving the country for criminal offenses, as provided in Peruvians Laws.
- c)Declare to have been informed and to have received, understood and accepted all the Terms, conditions and restrictions on services and products provided by Local Trekkers Peru.
- d) Accept in full these terms and conditions.