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Peru Amazon Tours – Iquitos

Peru Amazon Tours: Iquitos 

Iquitos is the jewel of the Amazon Jungle in the north of Peru. Linked to the outside world by air and by river; Iquitos is the world’s largest city that cannot be entered by road. It’s a busy, vibrant jungle metropolis and the northern Amazon Basin’s main port city. Mud huts merge with magnificent tiled mansions; tiny dugout canoes ply the water alongside colossal cruise ships. A lovely colonial plaza is at the heart of the city and the further out you travel, the closer you arrive into the jungle and understand the life here.

Afterwards; collection from your hotel and then travelling by river boat along the Amazon you’ll uncover many indigenous communities and tribes. The Amazon is a huge trunk river supply route, you’ll pass many cargo & river cruise boats as you make your way down the river.

Stopping over at a local lodge you can then explore the area freely with your local guide. Explore dense forests rich with wildlife, river networks and discover local tribes of the region that still honour the traditions of their forefathers and practice ways of living that are still native to the jungle.

Enjoy local customs, food and partake in some tribal rituals that will enrich your experience of the Amazon jungle!

 

 

 

Day 1
Arrival to Iquitos and transfer to lodge.
You'll transfer to the picturesque port of Bellavista-Nanay and board the river boat that will take us to OMAGUA LODGE, through the Amazon River. Along the way you'll take a stop to observe the union of the Amazon and Nanay Rivers and you'll see the colors of the waters of the two rivers which do not mix evenly. Arriving at OMAGUA LODGE Visiting the Neyser Fundo temporary custody animal rescue center where you'll meet the Lazy Bears, Water Turtles, Anacondas, White Lizards. You will also discover the Chullachaqui eco Museum where you can find and enjoy the importance of medicinal plants know the first Amazon phone "manguare" a 100% cocoa chocolate, Artisan Trapiche where cane juice is extracted. In the evening you'll enjoy a beautiful Amazonian sunset on the Amazon River.
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Overnight: Omagua Lodge
Day 2
Yaguas Tribe
After breakfast you'll take an excursion through the jungle until reaching the giant tree called Lupuna. You'll visit the native ethnic group of the Yaguas where you can learn about their customs and experiences that they have every day. Participate in their typical dances. Night walk to observe and see nocturnal animals such as Tarantulas, Frogs, and other insects and animals.
  • Overnight: Omagua Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Yanayacu Blackwater River
Beginning the day early (05:30am) with the bird watching excursion, appreciating how the various birds gather in search of their morning food while watching the dolphins. Sail along the Yanayacu Blackwater River in an adventurous way in typical canoes enjoying our wonderful Amazon rainforest. Piranha and other species fishing excursion such as sardines, catfish, etc. You'll visit a riverside town of the Amazon where you'll learn about their customs and way of life that they lead every day in the Amazon. Dinner accompanied with campfire. Narration of Amazonian tales such as Tunchi, El chullachaqui.
  • Overnight: Omagua Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Monkey Island
You'll visit a Primate Reserve called “Monkey Island”, where you can discover 10 species of primates typical of the Amazon such as: Choro monkey (woolly monkey), Stump monkey (titi monkey), Spider monkey or Maquisapa (spider monkey), Piquico monkey (tamarin), Howler monkey, howler monkey (Marmoset), among other species. Monkey Island is a Center dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and liberation of primates victims of illegal trade and hunting. In the early evening you'll transfer back to Iquitos for either a flight out or a hotel stay.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Return to the city of Iquitos.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
  • Recepción en aeropuerto
  • Boat transfers to lodge
  • 03 nights en OMAGUA Lodge
  • 03 Lunches – 03 Dinners y 03 Breakfasts
  • Entrances
  • Local Guide for all tours
  • Excursions, entradas, guiado y asistencia al
NOT INCLUDED:
  • Domestic Flights
  • Rain Ponchos
  • Tips
  • Otros servicios no mencionados
SUGGESTED PACKING LIST:
  • Personal medications
  • Toiletries
  • Sneakers
  • Sandals
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Insect repellent (40% DEET or more is recommended)
  • Raincoat
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Cotton pants
  • Swimwear
  • Warm clothes (mornings and nights on the river can be cold)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Backpack and day pack

Tour Info

Breakfast x 5
Lunch x 6
Dinner x 5
Private Transport – collection & drop-off
Professional bilingual guide
River boats for location transfers along river
Lodge or camping accommodation for x5 nights
Domestic flights from Lima to Cusco (return)
Extension trips to Machu Picchu
Tips for crew
Any additional extras
There will be a pre-trek briefing held usually the evening before departure, at your hotel, to go over the details of the trek and any specific requirements not already captured
Prior to setting off we recommend you steer clear of street food and only eat in good restaurants, to avoid any stomach complaints. Peruvian food can be spicy, it can be strong and rich for many European diets. Likewise with tap water, it is largely untreated, so please avoid at all costs on arrival and stick to bottled water only or sterilised water if you have the right equipment.
We’ll ensure that we cater for all of your dietary needs, at the point of booking we’ll collect this information from you. We can secure special menu requests also for your trek party.
We are able to customise our treks to suit you, but usually our treks are guided by a professional bilingual guide, arriero (horseman) and mules to carry all equipment (passenger horses also available on request), and a mountain cook. They become a large part of your trekking expedition and it’s a great experience working together.
This is a really important part of your trip planning process, please find a link below which explains a little more about preparing for altitude.
Attached below are a couple of links which will explain how to prepare for your trip & trek in advance of your arrival. We recommend being prepared in advance to save time & stress whilst you’re in Peru.
From June through to the end of September, we’re offering one person free on all of our treks for group sizes of 3+. If you are a group of 2 you can add one person for free, or if you’re a group of 3 the third person joins free and so on.

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