Amazon lodge 3 Days 2 Nights
Get immersed into beautiful landscapes and let life unwind while you take deep breaths and experience an adventure of a lifetime ! Wildlife, amazonian tribes, culture and nature.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Pickup from your accommodation or airport, Iquitos, Perú|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please be ready by 9:00 AM|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 5:00 PM. (2 days after departure)|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots or shoes, hat, light jacket, sunglasses and sunscreen.|
All our tours price are in United States Dollars (USD) and are based on a minimum of 2 passengers. If you are a solo traveller please contact us for a price quotation.
If needed more flexible tours could be arranged, as well as special tours for honeymooners, big groups, students promotion and organizations.
We cater to vegetarians and vegans, and encourage them by offering a 5% discount (per person) on the tour price. When you book make sure to let us know about your dietary preference to apply the discount. For non-vegetarians our meals include local fish, chicken or meat. We also offer gluten free meals by request. If you have a gluten intolerance condition (or any other food allergy) let us know in advance.
We try to keep a low usage of plastic so we would highly appreciate if you bring your own personal water container to be refilled.
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In our office, we accept Peruvian Soles (PEN), United States Dollars (USD), and Euro (EUR).
Ready for adventure?
Day 1: Departure at 9:00 am
Morning pickup from your accommodation or the airport in private car or mini-van (depending on group size) to arrive at the port town of Nanay-Bellavista. In our way there you will get a brief description of Iquitos city and some of his main attractions.
Departure by boat from Nanay port, making a stop to see the conjunction of Nanay river and Amazon river. Continue down the river for 1 hour 30 minutes enjoying the beautiful landscapes and the possibility to see river dolphins (gray and pink), herons (like the snowy egrett), kingfisher, yellow-billed tern, turtles and many other species along with spectacular flora.
During the navigation, you will also see passing villages, like Barrio Florido, and rural jungle towns before reaching the rustic-style lodge.
Self-catering lunch made with local products, including fresh fruit juice. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available per request.
Boat expedition to the real Monkey Island (La isla de los monos) where you will get to know and play with macaws, amazonian parrots, sloths and a wide variety of monkeys: Woolly monkey (mono choro), Titi monkey (mono tocon), Spider monkey (mono araña or maquisapa), Tamarins (mono pichico), Howler monkey (mono aullador), Marmoset (mono leoncito), among others. The Monkey Island is a family owned rescue center, with all his permits up to date, dedicated to rescue, rehabilitate and release monkeys that are victims of pet trade. They have freed more than 200 monkeys since 1997.
After Monkey Island we set up to navigate and look for some sweetwater dolphins like the gray and pink dolphin.
Then we will take you by boat to try some artisanal piranha fishing, the way locals do it. The guide will instruct you, help you and provide you with all the equipment needed.
Now it’s chill time. This is your chance to jump into the river and relax while swimming in the longest river on Earth. We will enjoy a peaceful dawn at the Amazon river.
Dinner at lodge.
Nocturnal hike looking for spiders, snakes, lizards, frogs or rodents, hearing the different sounds of nocturnal animals.
Overnight at lodge.
Day 2: Santa Maria de Fatima
Early morning walk into the jungle. This is the best time to see wildlife in its own habitat by the riverbank and inside the jungle. Delight with the sounds of nature.
Fresh breakfast with local fruit juice. We will prepare for our trip to Santa Maria de Fatima community, a small 200 people village by the Amazon river. They have developed an ecotourism project and built a 15 meters wooden tower in the middle of the jungle to enjoy the landscape, and the different bird species, of the heronry (called El Garzal).
Navigation in the Amazon river to Santa Maria de Fatima. 30 minutes approx.
Arrive at the community, register and meet some of the villagers. Here a local guide will join our professional guide. This is part of the sustainable tourism project and helps the community, while at the same time providing us with the experience and wisdom of someone that deeply knows the area. You can check an interview we did with Don Julio, who lives since 1950 in Santa Maria de Fatima and is also one of the local guides.
Jungle walk for approx. 40 minutes. There is a chance to see monkeys here like the squirrel monkey (mono ardilla), saddle back tamarin (mono pichico pardo or cervecerita, its local name) and others. See if you can recognize them!
Prepare lunch on the spot using fresh ingredients.
Canoeing our way to the heronry.
Go up the 3-floor 15 meters wooden watchtower to enjoy the landscape and look for animals and birds.
Animal spotting and bird watching while slowly navigating through the heronry dense vegetation. Here we can find Hoatzin (Shansho), a prehistoric amazonian bird, and different species of herons like the snowy egrett (garza blanca), white and brown boat-billed herons (huapapa blanca y huapapa marron) and others.
During the day we will have some fruits to keep us energized.
Nocturnal hiking looking for wildlife like smoky jungle frog (sapo hualo), lizards, snakes and others. We can also find many medicinal plants that grow in the area and drink water from a water vine (called cat’s claw or uncaria tormentosa). The local guide will give us his wisdom in how they use them.
Before coming back to the lodge we will go on a canoe expedition looking out for white caimans.
Navigation back to the Amazon lodge.
Dinner at lodge.
Overnight at lodge.
Day 3: Return
We get up very early and hop on our boat to see the sunrise and start our morning birdwatching expedition. This is the best time to see wildlife in his own habitat by the riverbank and inside the jungle, so we will go animal spotting.
Fresh breakfast with local fruit juice.
Ethnobotanical walk through the jungle to see and learn about Amazonian plants and his relationship with the people that inhabit this place. We will learn about amazonian medicinal plants.
Visit to share with some members of one of the oldest indigenous groups in the Amazon, the Yahua tribe. You will get to know some of their songs and dances, practice your aim with the “cerbatana” (blow gun) and get the chance to contribute to their preservation by buying their hand-made handicrafts if you decide to do so.
Self-catering lunch with typical food.
Return by boat to Nanay port and private transfer to your accommodation or the airport.
Brief details by day:
1. Nanay Bellavista port / Conjunction of rivers (Amazon river and Nanay river) / Monkey Island / Sweetwater dolphin spotting / Piranha fishing / Swimming in the Amazon river / Dawn at the Amazon river / Nocturnal hike
2. Early morning jungle walk / Santa Maria de Fatima community / Jungle walk / Wooden watch tower / Canoeing heronry / Wildlife spotting / Nocturnal caiman expedition
3. Sunrise / Morning animal spotting and bird watching / Ethnobotanical walk / Visit Yahua tribe
Amazon lodge 3 Days 2 Nights
Lodge located approximately 30 kilometers from Iquitos, following the Amazon river downstream. It takes approx. 1 hour and a half by motorboat.
What to wear:
A sturdy pair of broken-in trail shoes, boots, or sneakers.
Long sleeve shirt
What to bring:
Personal hygiene items
Daypack or small backpack
Personal prescription medicine (if that’s the case)
Your own personal water container, to be refilled at any time. This way we can reduce the usage of plastic.
Enjoy your trip!