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Amazon tour Iquitos

Amazon tour Iquitos

Iquitos is the city of charm and flavor. It is the capital of Loreto, located in the northeastern part of the Peruvian territory. Besides having exotic landscapes with a variety of fauna and flora, it has become one of the most visited cities by Peruvians and foreigners. You can also travel along the Amazon River, delighting with its forests and animals.  

In the Amazon River Jungle we will find the largest number of species of trees, such as millions of hectares of lakes, lakes, marshes, and wetlands, where we find hundreds of species of fish, from giant paiches (Arapaima Gigas) of 300 kilos, to one unique diversity of ornamental fish, the greatest number of reptiles, 8 threatened species such as the otter, the harpy eagle, the black stump, the handsome red monkey, the black pichico monkey, and the giant armadillo, thousands of registered species of plants, hundreds amphibian species and more than 6, 500 species of birds including endemic, hundreds of mammals. This is the territory of the manatee or marine cow, herbivore that reaches 400 kilos in weight, of the highest concentration in Peru of turtles such as charapa and taricaya, of the gigantic boa Anaconda known as Yacumama or "mother of water" of up to ten meters in length, as well as the friendly river dolphins, gray and pink.

Quick Itinerary:

Day 1 Iquitos to Iguana Lodge
Day 2 Yanayacu ravin, Yaguas ethnic group and animal reserve
Day 3 Yanayacu ravine and "Fundo Pedrito"

Important Information:

How to get

The City of Iquitos and the great Amazon River Jungle is accessible only by air or waterway. Daily flights from the city of Lima (90 minutes) and fluvial from the Border Cities of Leticia (Colombia) and Tabatina (Brazil) that can last between 12 hours to 4 days depending on the type of means of transport used. 

 

Climates in the Jungle:

  • Annual average of 30º environmental temperature 
  • Annual average of relative humidity 91º 
  • Crescent of the Rivers: March, April, May 

In the Amazon and Nanay Rivers the highest peak of the water level usually occurs during the month of May, the lowest during the month of September.

Day 1: Iquitos to Iguana Lodge

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 enjoy the tipical lunch prepared with regional products. 

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.

Then, we will have an artisanal fishing excursion of Piranhas and other species of fish typical of the Amazon. We will sail in search of the River Dolphins (Pink and Gray). Here you will have the option of swimm in the Amazon river enjoying a peaceful sunset. Returning to the Lodge, we will enjoy the dinner, tasting delicious regional cocktails.

At night, we will walk around the lodge to observe: Spiders, frogs, snakes and at the same time listening to the different sounds of nocturnal animals that inhabit the jungle. 

Overnight at Iguana Lodge.

Day 2: Yanayacu ravin, Yaguas ethnic group and animal reserve

We will start our first excursion at 5:00 am with a magical tour of the Yanayacu ravine, some black waters to watch the sunrise and observe the activity of the fauna of the area such as birds, dolphins, the ride will be in a typical boat of the area. 

We will enjoy a delicious typical breakfast based on regional fruits. Then we will make an ethnobotanical walk through the jungle in order to learn about Amazonian medicinal plants and the relationship they have with the people who live in the jungle. In addition, we will observe different trees. 

We will visit the native Yaguas ethnic group where you will learn and learn about their customs and experiences that they carry out every day. They will participate in their typical dances and can also buy some crafts Then we enjoyed a delicious regional lunch, and tasted the soft drinks made with regional fruits View to an animal reserve where we will meet: Lazy bear, monkeys, macaws, anacondas, turtles. At the same time we will participate in the extraction of sugarcane using a craft mill. Then we go to dinner and taste some delicious regional cocktails. At night, our guide will sing some Amazonian tales. Overnight at Iguana Lodge.

Day 03: Yanayacu ravine and "Fundo Pedrito"

We had breakfast early. Then we will explore the basin of Yanayacu ravine to observe the animals in their natural habitat and the jungle of the mirrors. 

Afterwards, we will have lunch a delicious typical dish, accompanied by a regional fruit drink. We rest in the hammocks. 

Returning to the city of Iquitos, we will make a stop to visit the "Fundo Pedrito" which is a breeding center of 3 species of animals very representative of the Amazon such as: El Paiche the largest freshwater fish in the world, The white alligator , The piranhas and observe the largest aquatic plant in the world called "Victoria Regia". We continue the trip back to the city of Iquitos. 

Transfer to the Airport or Hotel.

Included

  • Land and river transfers 
  • 2 nights Accommodation in Iguana Lodge 
  • Full meals (breakfast - lunch - dinner) 
  • Excursions described in the programs
  • Bilingual Guide 
  • Personal assistance

Not Included

  • Air tickets
  • Tips
  • Other not mentioned

What to pack

A light luggage with the indispensable, it is advisable to make a trip to the jungle especially if your visit is short. If you want to store your luggage and carry only the essentials we have a deposit where you can leave it in custody at no additional cost.

For the trip we reccomend you to pack:

 

  • Hat / cap (preferably with large wing to protect the neck). 
  • Layer or waterproof poncho
  • Long-sleeved shirts, safari pants, cotton polo shirts, pajamas and underwear necessary for the days that you will spend the night in the Lodge. 
  • A pair of slippers, or booties with rubber soles, sandals with rubber soles. 
  • A pair of long stockings 
  • Sunglasses and reading glasses 
  • Swimwear. 
  • A waterproof jacket in case it rains (Take it at all times) 
  • An extra set of rechargeable batteries. 
  • A good pair of binoculars is vital for bird watching or small monkeys. 
  • Insect repellent (OFF mark recommended).
  • A blocking lotion / sunscreen. 
  • A canteen 
  • Camera, video cameras and preferably rechargeable batteries. 

Rules during the walks in the Jungle

Groups of up to 10 visitors are driven by each guide and please consider the following when you make the excursions: 

  • Follow your guide 
  • Do not disturb or remove native plants or animals. 
  • If the inhabitants of the nearby communities offer you for sale animals or portrayed with animals please do not access. 
  • Always follow the paths marked by our guides 
  • Do not take food to the rides 
  • Do not smoke during walks 
  • Do not litter during walks or rides on the river 
  • Try to wear light colored clothes and avoid wearing jewelry
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