LIMA, Peru, May 30, 2013 â Stand up paddleboarding in the jungle? This is one of many excursions that yields unique perspectives of exotic rainforest flora, wildlife and indigenous cultures while lodging at Rainforest Expeditions' string of three riverside eco-lodges deep in the Peruvian Amazon.
âWhile most come for the exceptional wildlife viewing and the world-famous Macaw Clay Lick, our visitors end up on mountain bikes, kayaks, paddleboards, river cruises and experiencing local herbal treatments at our spa. Their vacations transport them far beyond what they ever imagined,â notes Jeff Cremer, Rainforest Expeditions http://www.perunature.com/ spokesperson.
In addition to spa and wellness services at Refugio Amazonas and Posada Amazonas, http://www.perunature.com/peru-rainforest-spa-services.html, following are details on multi-sport and add-on activities available at these two lodges and at Tambopata Research Center under the directive of Peru's visionary leader in sustainable tourism, Rainforest Expeditions. See: http://www.perunature.com/rainforest-adventure-activities-addon.html
Sunset Cruise http://www.perunature.com/tambopata-sunset-cruise.html is an incomparable sunset experience amid the tropical rainforest of Tambopata. Wine and hors d'oeuvres are served as guests enjoy a two-hour canoe float. The per person rate is $85.
Jungle Mountain Biking http://www.perunature.com/mountain-biking-peru-rainforest-addon.html encourages visitors to engage with the dirt floor of the jungle at Posada Amazonas. A 10-kilometer trek passes through the Ese Eja community's protected land and on one route through the Nape botanical gardens. The per person rate is $40.
Kayaking http://www.perunature.com/amazon-river-kayaking-peru-addon.html Is offered at all three lodges at $95 per person at Tambopata Research Center and $40 at the other two lodges. The journey begins upriver with the excitement of paddling down the rapids, glimpsing enroute local farmers in their fields. Swimming is part of the fun.
Canopy Climbing http://www.perunature.com/amazon-rainforest-canopy-climbing-addon.html replicates the daily work of macaw researchers, engaging guests on a 30-meter tree with rope, harness and jumar, all leading to a vantage point for birds eye sightings of macaws. This experience is available at the Refugio Amazonas and Posada Amazonas lodges only and is $46 per person, with no experience necessary.
Fishing - Full or Half Day http://www.perunature.com/amazon-rainforest-fishing-addon.html can occupy guests on a 20-minute boat ride from Refugio Amazonas to the Quebrada Gato, the only creek in the Tambopata basin that consistently offers the chance to catch dogfish, a fighter, as well as large catfish and other local species. The per person full-day rate is $330 and half-day $195.
Stand Up Paddleboarding http://www.perunature.com/standup-paddle-boarding-peru.html is $95 per person at Tambopata Research Center and $40 per person at the other two lodges. Activities take place on the Tambopata River. Along the shores guests observe fragmented parts of the forest accompanied by nature sounds and such wildlife as birds, caimans and turtles. Swimming caps off the adventure.
Also available are visits to local farms and communities and night walks to view nocturnal creatures in the forest. See: http://www.perunature.com/tambopata-puerto-maldonado-tour-activities.html
Rainforest Expeditions is a Peruvian company that through conservation and ecotourism is helping to protect some of the last untouched lowland and premontane tropical humid forests in the Amazon.
Guests of first one and now three Rainforest Expedition eco-lodges have added value to the region's standing tropical rainforest. A sensitively conceived and managed (in some cases by native communities) touristic infrastructure creates a competitive alternative to such unsustainable economic uses as clear cutting the forest for timber or for cattle grazing. The partnerships Rainforest Expeditions has forged with local people eager to share Amazonian traditions with guests provide connection, expertise, adventure and access to wildlife in the jungles of Tambopata. Rainforest Expeditions has been verified and certified âa sustainable tourism businessâ by the Rainforest Alliance http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/.
Rainforest Expeditions' string of three jungle lodges is accessed from Puerto Maldonado airport with flights arriving daily from Lima or Cusco. Motorized wooden canoes then take guests on a 45-minute trip to the first lodge, Posada Amazonas. Refugio Amazonas, the second lodge, is a 3.5-hour boat trip from Puerto Maldonado. The third and most remote is Tambopata Research Center, requiring a 4-hour additional upriver boat ride from Refugio Amazonas. Each lodge is only a few minutes on foot from the river bank.
Contact: Toll-Free US number: 1-(877)-231-9251 / Email: Sales@Rainforest.com.pe
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