Two Ecosystems : Jungle and Savanna
Heath River Wildlife Center (4 Days & 3 nights)
On this trip to Heath River we will find the most impressive, varied and pristine rainforest the Upper Amazon Basin has to offer. The small and cozy Heath River Wildlife Center is the only eco-lodge in the remote Rio Heath; on the wild frontier of Bolivia and Peru. Few shelters can offer this unbeatable combination of distance away but reachability through airport and then then through the local river system.
Our lodge is located within areas of natural importance in both Peru and Bolivia. Madidi National Park in Bolivia has a total 18,900 km² (7,297 mi²), while reserves adjacent, Candamo and Bahuaja Sonene across the border, account for more than 13,700 km² (5,290 mi²). Together they form the second largest area of nature conservation and by far the most biologically diverse of all South America.
Our visit to the forest will be active, with some hiking trails required to maximize the experience. At the Heath River Wildlife Center we witness one of the most spectacular displays of nature; a mass meeting of macaws and parrots of brilliant colors in the macaw clay lick along the Heath River.
The area offers numerous activities to occupy yourself during your visit. You can admire wildlife along the trails in this remote jungle, and perhaps view the mammal clay lick and the elusive Tapir, the largest mammal in the Amazon. We can visit a section where we will see a lake, inside the Bahuaja Sonene National Park, abundant with birds and possible monkey sightings and the family of giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis). There is an amazing diversity of environments that can be experienced in the short walk from the river to the Pampas of Heath; a trip that passes through a nesting place for the Blue and Yellow Macaw.
Fixed Departure - Monday & Thursday all year
Trip begins and ends in Puerto Maldonado airport
Our trip includes:
Reception, assistance and transfer from the Airport in Puerto Maldonado on the first day and back to the airport on t he last day.
Overland & River transportation.
Accommodation in the following lodge
3 nights Heath River Wildlife Center
- Meals during the trip (begining with lunch on day 1 and ending with breakfast on day 4
Our trip does not include:
Personal expenses such as beverages, telephone call, tips, etc.
Extras not mentioned in itinerary