Accommodations and Setting
Few places on the planet are as mysterious and awe-inspiring as the Amazon Rainforest. Its massive size and prolific biodiversity make it one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. Towering tropical trees and winding rivers make up a vast and fertile basin that is home to a stunning array of flora and fauna found nowhere else on earth. It is also home to some of the last remaining tribal cultures isolated from the modern world. Spectacularly beautiful and overwhelmingly vast, it is a wilderness few people get the chance to experience.
The Las Piedras Biodiversity Station, where we will be staying, is in the Madre de Dios region of Peru. This area is the most bio-diverse place on earth, containing some of the most stunning flora and fauna in the world. There are 90 species of mammals, ~600 species of bird, and ~150 species of reptile and amphibian that seek refuge in the seemingly limitless expanses of towering rainforest trees.
Isolated deep in the lowland rainforests of Peru, the Las Piedras Biodiversity Station is a comfortable and safe place at which we base our operations. Surrounded by 7000 hectares of primary rainforest reserve, you will have the opportunity to be truly immersed in the rainforest. Because of the remote location and pristine forest, wildlife is extremely abundant. Often the morning is filled with the calls of parrots, toucans, and howler monkeys. You can expect to have regular sightings of macaws, caiman, peccaries, capybara, parrots, snakes, frogs, toucans, and eight different species of monkey. Other more difficult to spot wildlife includes jaguars, ocelots, Brazilian tapirs, giant armadillos, giant anteaters, and deer. However, careful planning and soft quiet footsteps can reveal many of these species.
The Las Piedras Biodiversity Station is fully equipped with running water, toilets, and showers. We have comfortable beds with mosquito nets and hammocks to relax in. On our main deck you can find a library of field guides and biodiversity surveys. We have a fully staffed kitchen and employ local chefs who cook authentic local cuisine that will help power your mind and body. We can confidently say that your presence at our station will not only place you in one of the most bio-diverse regions on the planet but it will also make you an important part of it’s security for generations to come.
$2,150. This includes transportation to the lodge once in Peru, food and accommodations at the lodge, daily yoga classes, and personal guiding throughout the surrounding jungle. This does not include airfare to Puerto Maldonado, Peru, and hotel accommodations within Puerto Maldonado.
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Grab your bags and head to the airport. Time to set off for an inspiring journey into the Amazon Rainforest! Your trip will be a perfect fusion between professionally instructed yoga classes and once in a lifetime adventures in the Amazon Rainforest.
Arrive in Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Land at the airport and take a short cab ride to your hotel (Tamandua will give recommendations on where to stay). In the evening, our guide will meet the group to discuss the plans for the expedition. Spend some time in town to absorb the local culture and cuisine and rest up in a hotel room for the next day’s adventure.
Las Piedras Biodiversity Station
On the morning of April 9th, we will begin our trek to the lodge. The group takes a car ride for about 3-4 hours then a boat ride through pristine rainforest directly to the station where the group will settle into their rooms and get acquainted with the station and surroundings. The group can join our guides for a walk along our extensive trail system, which is a great way to spot wildlife. You will also have the opportunity to begin the first yoga class of the week.
During the week, the group will have the opportunity to explore the surrounding jungle and practice yoga. When going out in the jungle, mornings begin with a chorus of avian songs along with morning hikes, quietly walking through the forest to get a chance to see more wildlife. You will have the chance to walk the forest, and see the many diverse environments it has to offer. With the use of trails you will have access to many rare species of flora and fauna. A unique feature located close to the station is the macaw clay lick where you will have a chance to see hundreds of macaw, parakeets, and other beautifully ornamented birds.
Other mornings will start with an optional silent meditation. You will have the opportunity to participate in yoga classes lead by the Modo Yoga NYC and Moksha Yoga Montreal co-founders. Together they will be teaching a range of classes including Modo (a dynamic system of postures intended to open, strengthen and detoxify the entire body), Modo Flow (rooted in the Modo sequence linked together with vinyasa flows), Yang/Yin (the first section is a challenging Modo style flow followed by an extended floor series to truly and fully relax your body) and Yin (where the poses are held for 3-5 minutes, stretching deep muscle tissue and fascia).
All levels are welcome. Our yoga classes will create a sacred connection to the abundant environment and will be a special refuge in the day’s adventure to restore as well as celebrate and open ourselves to the primal vitality of the rainforest. All of this will be taking place in the station under the natural palm thatched roof.
Nightfall is a favorite for many as our guides lead hikes for anyone who is interested in joining. Night walks in the Amazon are an exhilarating experience, and yield an incredible wealth of nocturnal life. Many different types of reptiles, amphibians and other mammal life are easier to view when the sun sets — you never know what you will find. Bring a headlamp, feel the excitement, and hear the sounds of the rainforest come alive at night.
We want everyone to have a personal journey, so if there is an activity that someone would like to experience we will work to make it happen. Our guides have been working and living in the rainforest for years and have a vast knowledge of the environment. Let’s have a great time experiencing yoga and the Amazon together!
Return to Puerto Maldonado
Pack your bags and say goodbye to the Amazon. The group will head back to Puerto Maldonado where we will enjoy a night out in town before turning in for the night in a hotel.
Tamandua guides will see you off to the airport. Until next time!