Amazon lodge 4 Days 3 Nights

With more time you can have a deeper experience! Explore the Yanayacu basin and the Amazon river, and feel things and thoughts slow down at the pace of the longest river on earth.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Pickup from your accomodation or airport, Iquitos, Perú
DEPARTURE TIME Please be ready by 9:00 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 5:00 PM. (3 days after departure)
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots or shoes, hat, light jacket, sunglasses and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Professional bi-lingual guide (English/Spanish) Private transfer from airport
All ground transportation needed All boat transportation needed
Private lodge accomodation All entrance fees
All meals Self-service coffee and tea
First aid Rubber boots
Purified water All fishing equipment
Antiophidic serum
NOT INCLUDED
Airfare
Guide gratuity
Alcoholic drinks

Tour details

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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Payment methods for booking a Tour

We are flexible, you can choose how to pay for your tour.

We accept PayPal, VISA online payment, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies (Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Lisk, PIVX, SysCoin, etc) for online payments and reservations. If you prefer to pay with VISA online or with cryptocurrencies contact us for details on how to proceed.

In our office, we accept Peruvian Soles (PEN), United States Dollars (USD), and Euro (EUR).

Ready for adventure?

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Day 1: Departure

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.

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Day 2: Santa Maria de Fatima

Early morning walk into the jungle. This is the best time to see wildlife in his 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 from 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 in 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 birdwatching 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.
(Camping option by request in the surroundings of Santa Maria de Fatima)

Dinner at lodge.

Overnight at lodge.

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Day 3: Full day Yanayacu expedition

Fresh breakfast with local fruit juice.

We start our journey by boat to the Yanayacu ecosystem.

We will travel around the Yanayacu basin and immerse ourselves into the “Mirror of the Jungle” (named after the clear reflections on the water).  We will take a walking tour inside the “Kingdom of giant trees”, and if you keep attentive and carefully looking, you could find wildlife in the trees like sloths, monkeys, lizards and birds. Here we will see the Lupuna (ceiba pentandra), the biggest tree species in the Amazon rainforest.

On-board lunch.

Jungle walk of approximately 1 hour and a half, going deeper into Yanayacu on our way to Yahua cocha (a lake). On the way there we can see wildlife like different kind of monkeys playing around in the surrounding trees.

Once in the lake, we will be canoeing enjoying the landscape and watching for birds like herons, yellow-billed tern, among others.

In Yahua cocha lake we can try our luck fishing if you want to do so. Here we can find Acarahuazu (Oscar fish), Fasaco (Common trahira), Tucunare (Peacock cichlid) and others.

After exploring the lake we will walk back outside of the jungle.

Boat navigation back to the lodge.

Dinner at lodge.

Overnight at lodge.

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Day 4: 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 / Conjuction 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
(Camping option in the surroundings of Santa Maria de Fatima)

3. Boat journey / Yanayacu basin / Kingdom of giant trees / Lupuna / Jungle walk / Canoeing Yahua cocha (lake) / Fishing / Wildlife spotting

4. Morning animal spotting and birdwatching / Ethnobotanical walk / Visit Yahua tribe

Amazon lodge 4 Days 3 Nights

Lodge located approximately 30 kilometers from Iquitos, following the Amazon river downstream. It takes approx. 1 hour and a half by motorboat.

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