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Amazon cruise Peru Iquitos

Amazon cruise Peru Iquitos

The navigation along the Amazon River is an incomparable experience. Imagine yourself on a cruise along the Amazon River and get lost in the middle of exotic palms and fruits as well as admire the biodiversity of the surrounding forest. One can navigate through the confluence of its two great tributaries, the Maranon and the Ucayali, the exact location of the entrance to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, the land of lakes and pink dolphins, a paradise for nature lovers or navigate to the border with Brazil and Colombia. 

From a cruise you can enjoy the pleasure of sailing in the longest and mightiest river in the world and observe the Amazon mega-diversity from the window of your cabin. 

Cruise programs include experiences of exploration in the jungle with trips in smaller boats that are taken aboard, forest walks and visits to native communities. 

You will see local people and their villages, as well as wildlife, such as pink and gray dolphins, blue and yellow macaws, herons, kingfishers, sloths, caimans, monkeys and much more ...

Quick Itinerary:

07:00 Pick you up from your hotel to transfer to the picturesque port of Bellavista
09:00 Arrive at the Iguana Lodge
09:20 Short break enjoying amazonas 
10:00 Visit the native ethnic group "Yaguas" 
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Visit a primate reserve called "Monkeys Island"
16:00 Return to the Iguana Lodge and leave for the city of Iquitos.

 

Essential Information:

  • The rainy season begins in the month of December and extends until the month of March. The best time to travel to Iquitos is from April to October. 
  • Iquitos can only be reached by air or by water. The routes to follow depend on the starting point. Regular domestic flights arrive from Lima, Tarapoto, Pucallpa and connections. From Lima, the flight time is approximately 1 hour. International flights also arrive from Panama. On the other hand, Iquitos has several operational ports. The commercial port for regional trips is Puerto Masusa, which is located on Av. La Marina, 3 km north of the city center.

 

Full Day Tour

We pick you up from your hotel to transfer to the picturesque port of Bellavista, where we will board the boat that will take us to IGUANA LODGE through the Amazon river. 

We will make a stop to observe the union of the Amazon and Nanay Rivers, highlighting the colors of the waters of both rivers that do not mix uniformly. We will continue the trip of approximately 1 hour sailing the largest river in the world and considered one of the natural wonders and enjoying the beautiful landscapes and the possibility of seeing freshwater dolphins (Pink and Gray) and some birds like: Herons, Martin fisherman , etc

We arrive at the IGUANA LODGE, where our staff will welcome you and a tour of our facilities, waiting for you with a refreshing fruit juice from the region. 

Afterwards we will have a short break enjoying the lodge and the amazonas at its maximum splendor. 

Then we will visit the native ethnic group "Yaguas" and we will know their customs, way of life, we will appreciate their dances and at the same time we will be able to participate. At this stop you have the option to buy handicrafts as a souvenir of your visit.

After so much dancing, we will recover our energies enjoying a typical lunch of the region.

In the afternoon, we will visit a primate reserve called "Monkeys Island", where we will meet 10 species of primates from the Amazon, such as: Woolly monkey, Titi monkey, Spider monkey, Tamarin, Howler monkey, Marmoset, among other species. The Island of the Monkeys is a Center dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and liberation of Primates victims of trade and illegal hunting 

Finishing the visit, we will return to the Iguana Lodge to prepare our luggage and leave for the city of Iquitos.

Included

  • Land and river transfers 
  • Tipical Lunch
  • Excursions described in the programs
  • Bilingual guide
  • Personalized assistance

Not Included

  • Air ticket
  • Tips
  • Others not mentioned

What to pack

Clothing 

 

  • Lightweight cotton pants and shirts with long sleeves. 
  • Bermuda shorts or thin shorts. 
  • T-shirt cotton polo shirts or short-sleeved shirts. 
  • Poncho or lightweight waterproof jacket.
  • Swimwear. 

 

Footwear

 

  • Slippers or comfortable boots for walking. 
  • Rubber boots for walking in the rain. 

 

Accessories 

 

  • Cap with visor or hat with wide brim light. 
  • Sunglasses.

 

First aid kit 

 

  • Sunscreen. 
  • Mosquito repellent lotion or cream
  • Liquid soap disinfectant 
  • Someone else for basic first aid care that does not require healthcare.

 

Electronics 

 

  • Camera with rechargeable battery 
  • Plug adapter. 
  • Personal flashlight 
  • Binoculars are optional.

 

Iquitos Peru Amazon

 

  • The city of Iquitos is the capital of the department of Loreto, province of Maynas, it is located in the heart of the northeastern jungle of Peru. 
  • Because of the difficult Amazonian geography, Iquitos does not have roads, and its communication is by air or river. 
  • Near the city of Iquitos there is the zoo of Quistococha, which houses a variety of species of the Amazonian fauna. You can also find spas and recreations in lagoons, and in the same city you can visit Belén, the Peruvian Venice, or stroll along the boardwalk and observe the largest river in the world, the Amazon.
  • The majority of the population of Iquitos are descendants of natives from regional jungle tribes and miscegenation. His character is very noble and cheerful, fun-loving. 
  • In the city you can find craft shops of the jungle tribes, as well as you can enjoy a variety of foods, and typical drinks.

 

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