You will leave Cuzco early in the morning by private support
vehicle and travel for approx. 5 hours through remote
Andean scenery and picturesque villages, such as Ocongate
and Tinqui. You will stop
amongst the snow capped peaks at Huallahualla, 4,950 metres
above sea level to begin the amazing descent through the
clouds by bike. Surrounded by mountains in this remote
and beautiful place you can see glaciers, the snowy peak
of Mt Ausangate (the highest in southern Peru), lakes
and streams and unique Andean wildlife.
you descend along the track you will pass herds of llama
and alpacas. The lifestyle of the Andean people here has
hardly changed for centuries. The days spectacular and
steep descent takes about 3 hours. Waiting for you is
the welcoming village of Marcapata, at 3,400 metres above
sea level. This mountain village has fantastic views,
an important ancient church and fabulous hot springs.
You will stay the night in Marcapata and can take a well
earned bath in the rejuvenating hot water.
2: Marcapata-Quincemil. From
Marcapata you will continue the descent on mountain bike
into the Andean
forest. A mysterious
prehistoric landscape of moss covered trees shrouded in
mist. There are many beautiful flowers and birds here
and the vegetation and climate becomes more tropical as
the day progresses. The route passes crashing mountain
streams and spectacular waterfalls hundreds of metres
high, some of which you will cycle through. There are
no villages on the way, only isolated dwellings. At sunset
you will travel the remaining distance to the small settlement
of Quincemil (650 metres above sea level), where you will
stay the night in the municipal building or camping
duration of this section is approx. 7-8 hours (5 hours
by bike, 2 by bus).
that you can take a rest in the vehicle of support
at any time, drink a juice or even a cold beer.
3: Quincemil-Puerto Maldonado.The
descent continues at a more gentle rate from the gold
mining settlement of Quincemil. The landscape and climate
here are most definitely tropical. The route crosses fast
flowing rivers and crystal clear pools of exceptional
beauty, such as Huajiumbre and the Nusiniscato and Inambari
rivers, where you can take a refreshing swim, enjoy the
sun and snorkel. This section of the journey can also
be completed by rafting down the river (class 2 plus rapids).
is a remote and wild landscape with some wonderful views
of rivers, forests and mountains. You can also see some
of the abundant wildlife, particularly the beautiful butterflies
and birds, You will cycle past huge trees covered in vines
and experience the unique sights, sounds and smells of
the jungle. You will also see typical rainforest
community on the route. You will be welcomed with a refreshing
drink.. The final part of the journey from San Lorenzo
to Puerto Maldonado ( 200 km) is completed by our
private vehicle. We will arrive to Maldonado at night.
in Wasai Maldonado Lodge
4: Wasai Maldonado Lodge.
- Transport to the airport for the option 4days /3nights.
morning to enjoy the tropical city of Puerto
Maldonado and relax in the swimming pool, visit the Sandoval lake in the afternoon for option 5d/4n .
lunch transfer by boat to Wasai Tambopata Lodge overnigth
in Wasai Tambopata Lodge for options of 6 and 7 days
5: Wasai Tambopata Jungle Lodge.
Tambopata Lodge is a beautiful and tranquil place in the
rainforest, on the banks of the Tambopata river. You can
relax, go fishing or swimming in a waterfall or go in
search of the flora and fauna that Tambopata is famous
for, such as monkeys, jaguars, tapir, parrots and crocodiles.
Wasai lodge has over 20km of trails.
6: Wasai Lodge-Bahuaja Sonene National
Park-Lake Sandoval-Pto Maldonado.
At sunrise you will travel by boat into the Bahuaja
Sonene National Park to see the macaw clay lick, one of
the highlights of a trip to Tambopata. You will return
for breakfast and then leave the Lodge and travel down
the Tambopata river by boat to the Madre de Dios river.
From here you will walk 5km through the forest looking
for wildlife before reaching the exceptionally beautiful
Sandoval Lake. Here your guide will paddle you around
the lake in a wooden canoe to see the abundant wildlife,
such as Giant River Otters, and you can fish for Piranha
as the sun sets. You will complete the days tour with
a night walk back through the jungle before arriving at
Wasai Maldonado Lodge in Puerto Maldonado, where you will
stay the night. You will celebrate your journeys end with
a special dinner.
7: Puerto Maldonado-Airport
Breakfast and transfer to Puerto Maldonado