Take an Ethnobotanical Walk along Madre de Dios River
Ethnobotanical Walk (L/D)
Start your jungle adventure with a Puerto Maldonado airport/bus station pick-up, after which you will take a motorized canoe trip down the Madre de Dios River to the Amazon research station you'll be staying at for the next few days. During the trip we can see some of the settlers as well as the typical crops of rice, bananas, fish farms and some species of birds typical of the river banks, such as rayadores, sandpipers, crowned herons, jabirues, hawks, kingfisher, swallows and flycatchers.
After check-in, you will receive a brief introductory talk about our work with the community of La Cachuela in an ecotourism project, the only one of its kind, as well as the general uses of the lodge and trails, before proceeding towards our afternoon activity.
Take an Ethnobotanical walk through the station's exclusive trails to explore the rainforest ecosystems, where 540 bird species, 362 ant species (world record) and over 100 mammal species have been registered. Continue with the trail which will lead us to Observation Tower of the forest (canopy) of 30 meters high, enjoy an spectacular view of the sub-canopy and its surroundings.
Wait for the beautiful sunset at the top of the forest, excellent to appreciate the sounds of nature, and to be in contact with it, as the sun goes down, the jungle becomes much more mysterious, it is time for the nocturnal animals like the monkey nocturnal, locally known as musmuqui, insects that will surprise you just by seeing them and much more with hearing them, the famous Tarantulas, nocturnal spiders that are at night that really start their activity. Return to the lodge to take a shower and so you can taste your delicious dinner.