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Hacienda Concepcion - 4 Day Amazon in Style

Overview

Hacienda Concepción caters to nature loving enthusiasts looking for an authentic jungle experience in a comfortable and relaxing environment, but at an affordable price.

Deep within the heart of the Amazon lies Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción, located between the Tambopata National Reserve and the shores of the Madre de Dios River. Nineteen private cabanas sitting majestically on stilts and a six-room Casa Grande (large house) with high ceilings and a rustic thatched roof are peppered around the property.

At the lodge you will be introduced to the biodiversity of the rainforest through a range of land and river excursions, led by local explorer guides who offer first-hand knowledge of the Peruvian Amazon. Excursions include a visit to Lake Sandoval, inhabited by howler monkeys, caimans and giant river otters. 

Trip Code: PETSAS4

Location: Puerto Maldonado

Flights: Ask us to help book your flights to/from South America.  

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS ITINERARY

  • Wildlife lovers will be introduced to many incredible, unique creatures such as howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, an incredible number of fish and bird species including colored macaws and of course the legendary river otter. 

  • Hacienda Conception offers a surreal Amazonian experience where immersion with the rainforest and unique educational experiences are equally matched with a deep respect for the surrounding environment. 

  • You will learn an incredible amount of information about this unique and truly beautiful ecosystem, all from local guides. 

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

On arrival at Puerto Maldonado airport, you will check-in at the lounge, where our staff will welcome you and provide the necessary information for your stay. You will then be transferred by outboard motorized canoe along the Madre de Dios River to Hacienda Concepción, a journey that takes approximately 25 minutes.

Enjoy lunch with organic ingredients and native flavours.

After lunch, take a walk along the Concepción Nature Trails, where you will learn about primary and secondary rainforests, their components, uses and transformations by man and its relevance for the world. You will see a cacao plantation, bread fruit trees and rubber trees.

At dusk, navigate by outboard motorized canoe, as you take the Twilight River excursion. As you cruise along the Madre de Dios River, you will learn about its ecosystem, Amazonian creeks, the behaviour of nocturnal animals and the southern constellations.

In the evening enjoy dinner in the Casa Grande´s dining room.

Arrival in the Amazon

New experiences are ahead and after enjoying a nutritious buffet breakfast, get ready for a trek through terra firma forest into the Tambopata National Reserve towards Lake Sandoval. Here you will understand why Madre de Dios is called the biodiversity capital of Peru, while learning about the Reserve’s conservation efforts and the lake’s formation. Navigate by dugout canoe across this mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis), blue and yellow macaws (Ara ararauna), the red howler monkey (Alouatta seniculus), black caiman (Melanosuchus niger), and one of the world’s largest fresh water scaled fish, the paiche (Arapaima gigas).

Return to the lodge for lunch, and later the Canopy Walkway and Anaconda Walk await you. A 25-minute ride by motorized canoe takes you to the Canopy Walkway Interpretation Centre where you will learn about its construction and the conservation projects. Ascend one of the two 95-foot towers (30 metre) and cross the 7 suspension bridges that connect the treetop observation platforms. The walk takes around 1.5 hours and you will get to enjoy breathtaking vistas not possible from ground level. Look out for white-throated toucans (Ramphastos tucanus), woodpeckers, trogons, squirrel monkeys (Saimiri boliviensis) and the three-toed sloth (Choleopus hoffmani) as well as strangler fig trees and orchids.

After descending from the canopy, you take the 15 minute Anaconda Walk along the 200-metre wooden bridge over the swamps (aguajales) and wetlands. You will learn about the fauna and flora of this flooded ecosystem. You may see various species of amphibians, birds and mammals as well as abundant flora and marshland trees.

At night get ready for an adventure during the Hidden Rainforest excursion, where you will explore the Amazon rainforest and encounter nocturnal animals who display intriguing behaviour patterns, and enhanced senses as adaptation mechanisms. Listen to the nocturnal sounds of the rainforest and explore this hidden world.

End your day with dinner back at the lodge.

Tambopata National Reserve

The sun rises once again and after an early breakfast you will take our Native Farm excursion where you will be able to learn local techniques of cultivation and taste some of the products during the visit. Then visit the Botanical Garden located within the grounds of the hacienda, to discover the immense variety of medicinal plants considered part of the “natural pharmacy” used by the inhabitants of the Amazon region. Compare the medicinal uses of local medicine with traditional remedies.

On returning to Hacienda Concepción you will have lunch. After lunch and a rest, get ready for the Cocha Water excursion. Enjoy a dugout canoe ride on the Hacienda Concepción natural pond (cocha). Try native fishing applying the “catch and release” technique, as you enjoy the scenery observing hoatzins (Opisthocomus hoazin), a diversity of fly catchers and grey-necked wood rails (Aramides cajanea). Disembark at the remains of Fitzcarraldo steam boat - learn about its history and how it inspired Inkaterra to ask Werner Herzog to film the award winning “Fitzcarraldo” (best director at Cannes, 1982).

You will be able to participate in the Inland Collpa during the evening, visiting one of the four clay licks at Hacienda Concepción. Here you can observe the wildlife from the hides that are strategically located and designed to enable you to observe the normal activities of the fauna. Learn about this mammal inland collpa activity and the difference between the collpas according to their location. Look for footprints and traces of animal activity on the salted clay lick walls, where agoutis, monkeys and peccaries are known to visit.

Back at the lodge, end your day with a pleasant dinner.

Amazon Activities 2

After a final buffet breakfast, transfer back to Puerto Maldonado by outboard motorised canoe in time to catch your departure flight.

Departure Day
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ITINERARY ADD-ONS

  • Amend your itinerary to include the Best of Peru. The highlights of Peru will allow you to experience the best of the regions natural landscapes and cultural encounters. Discover the mysterious legacy of Machu Picchu, embrace the traditional rural life of the sacred valley and experience the incredible cultural encounters as you walk the cobblestone streets of Cusco. Find out more.

  • Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the archaeological marvel that is Machu Picchu. Discover the traditional rural life of the lesser known Lares region. Experience the evolving role of the original Andean people as you move from unique lodge to lodge, experiencing daily hikes with panoramic views of waterfalls, snow peaks and turquoise lakes and discovering breathtaking sites of ancient Inca civilisation. Find out more.

  • Amend you itinerary to include a stay in Quito. Discover the incredible blend of colonial architecture as well as a modern, pulsating Latin city. Visit indigenous markets, some of which are the largest in South America, all at the base of beautiful snow-capped peaks.Find out more.

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Important Information

  • Private Airport Transfers
    Internal flights as part of itinerary 
    Accommodation with breakfast daily
    Sightseeing with local English-speaking guide
    Other meals where stated 
    Entrance fee in Lake Sandoval

    Exclusions 

    International flight
    Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable) 
    Travel Insurance
    Beverages
    Personal expenses
    Gratuities for tour guides/drivers
    Any items not mentioned as included

  • 2 (light adventure)
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Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your South American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first hand experience, our consultants will assist in every way possible to make your journey the most memorable it can be, matching not only the itinerary, but the accommodation and activities to suit your style of travel and budget.

Sustainability

Being environmentally accountable is a crucial part of our organisation. Chimu is currently striving towards using less paper, taking several initiatives to do so and tracking our progress along the way. Our goal: A paperless organisation. For this reason, all information given to you will be sent electronically. We encourage those who choose to travel with us to support our aspirations and actions and ask that you reconsider printing out documentation. To view these documents, you can download them to your iPad or portable computer before and during your trip.

Chimu is passionate and dedicated to sustainability measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

We use local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprint. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting. Our guides are all highly qualified (most with university degrees) or equip with many years of experience and are paid above the standard wage. Whether it be our knowledgeable local guides, locally produced meals or the transport on tour, we do not use imported goods when local products are available. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and give as much back as possible to the communities we work in.

The Inkaterra group manage and protect more then 30 000 acres of Amazonian forest, they engage in agro-forestry and organic production including the replanting of native foods and medical plants that don't interfere with other local species. While visiting the many national parks, heritage sites, museums and landmarks our travellers are encouraged to explore remain culturally aware and sensitive. We further encourage you to buy appropriate souvenirs and discourage the buying of anything wrongfully made or taken from the environment i.e. shells and endangered species products. Information on how you can be environmentally conscious, and travel responsibly will be made available in our Travellers Guides and provided during your travels by guides and staff.

For more information on our sustainability policies, including how we are striving towards being a paperless organisation, click HERE