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This was one of the best trips I’ve ever taken thanks to Puma Expeditions!! My husband and I traveled with a group of 9 total on our trip to Cusco, our main guide Jorge was excellent leader for the group! It was a trip filled with education and exploration. Our guide for our 2 days Machu Picchu adventure was Miguel. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the Inca history.
Thanks to everyone at Puma Expeditions for the trip of a lifetime!!
+ Land transportation by private bus
+ Transportation by private boat
+ Accommodation while on the tour, in lodge
+ Bread fast, Lunch, Dinner and snacks for the duration of the tour
+ Purified water any time and refreshing drinks (lemonade)
+ A professional and licensed guide and naturalist who has a solid command of both Spanish and English.
What people are saying about this tour!!
The amazon rainforest of Peru is home to the greatest diversity of birds in the planet, It is wonderful to see the number of endemic birds in Las Piedras Amazon River the wide variety of natural habitats has created the ideal conditions for the highest diversity of birds. It is the perfect place for you to watch and admire the most beautiful and rare species of birds.
In Las Piedras Amazon Center you can find rainforest birds like the famous macaws yellow and blue, scarlet and green-
Birding in the Amazon Rainforest Conservation Center (ARCC)
7 Days Bird watcher Tour Las Piedras Amazon River
Birding road and Piedras River to ARCC
After pickup at the airport we willcross the Madre de Dios River and continue onto the newly paved Amazon highway, eventually turning off onto a short road to the Las Piedras River. As we are in no rush we shall bird the terra firme along this road, as it is in good condition. Species such as Ruddy Spinetail, Hairy-
Giant Otters on Lake Soledad
A popular first activity is a Daytime Catamaran tour of Lake Soledad: On lake Soledad we use a stable catamaran with comfortable chairs, powered by two locals who keep a lookout for the giant otters and other wildlife on the lake. Tours depart from the boat jetty close to the lodge, and last 1-
DAYS: 3,4 AND 5
Full activities in the following days
Trails cover a variety of habitats from rich floodplain to stands of bamboo, giving you a broad introduction to the diversity of wildlife in the rainforest. The ARCC clearing is ideal for leisurely bird watching with Long-
There are stands of Guadua bamboo easily accessible on the ARCC trail system, close to the lodge, which hold a number of rare bird species, only found in such habitat. These include Bamboo Antshrike, Peruvian Recurvebill, Rufous-
Tours at ARCC regularly afford good observations of black spider monkeys, a species sensitive to human disturbance and absent from destinations closer to more populated areas. At ARCC, they are often seen in the forest immediately surrounding the eco-
In the evenings, we have the opportunity for night walk. A short excursion into the forest at night is quite a different experience to a daytime walk. Accompanied by your guide, you experience the sounds and sights of the rainforest at night, with the chance to see elusive nocturnal creatures, particularly if you visit a mammal clay lick in the forest. A good flashlight is essential for night excursions. At night, there is the chance to see night monkeys, armadillos, porcupines, brocket deer or tree frogs. There is an incredible array of nocturnal noises -
Night time excursion of Lake Soledad to spot caiman:
A catamaran tour at night after dinner is a good opportunity to experience the lake and forest at night. Flashlights can pick out the eyeshine of the otherwise difficult to see black caiman, and other nocturnal species. Birds possible at night include Great and Common Potoos, Boat-
In the evening one may also do a night walk visiting a mammal clay lick in the forest. With luck we may spot a Tapir. There is also chance to see Night Monkeys, Armadillos, and Porcupines, Brocket Deer or tree frogs. Some owls we look for include Crested Owl and Spectacled Owl. There is an incredible array of nocturnal noises from large crickets, the lake resonating with croaking frogs, the hooting of owls, the ‘coughing’ of the roosting hoatzins, the loud ‘belching’ of large caimans and even the occasional roaring of a jaguar can all be heard from your bungalow!
Ascend to the tree platform:
The ARCC tree platform is a sturdily built wooden structure, 35m (120 ft.) up an ironwood tree at the edge of Lake Soledad, giving impressive views of the forest canopy and the lake below. Ascent is by a comfortable cage chair raised by a pulley system by the attentive staff, or for the more athletic, a cable ladder can be climbed. All ascents are carefully supervised and safety harnesses are used, allowing any guest with a head for heights to enjoy this rarely seen view of the rainforest canopy. Once up on the platform, you are secured with a safety rope and are free to enjoy the view and the chance to see the tree top wildlife at eye-
Macaw clay lick excursion:
There are 4 clay licks accessible from ARCC, the most impressive is a macaw and parrot clay lick just 20 minutes by boat up river from the center. A hide (blind) on top of the cliff just 25m (80 ft.) from the clay lick affords excellent opportunities for observations and photography. Macaw clay licks are best experienced early in the morning, hence tours usually leave the lodge pre-
Fishing is not a major activity for visitors at ARCC-
Rise before dawn for an early breakfast and depart ARCC to journey down river connecting by car and boat again in order to catch the flight from Puerto Maldonado to Lima or Cusco.
Fleece pants or tights.
Mid weight thermal underwear tops and bottom, synthetic or wool.
Underwear and casual socks.
Liner socks, synthetic.
Sturdy hiking boots, waterproof, lightweight, broken-
Bottle of water or Camelback.
1 roll of toilet paper.
Sunglasses and retainer strap.
Sun block and lip balm.
Hand sanitizer gel.
Several Ziploc plastic bags.
Money for drinks, tips and souvenirs.
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|Manu Cultural Zone 2 Days|
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|Manu Cultural Zone 6 Days|
|Las Piedras Amazon 5 Days|
|Las Piedras Amazon 4 Days|
|Birding in the Rainforest 7 Days|
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