Bird Watching Tour 5D/4N - Iquitos
Live the adventure in the middle of the jungle in one of the most exciting tours in the world with the Bird Watching Tour.
The Amazon Bird Watching Tour takes you to know the most representative flying species of Peru, among them the gallant Gallito de las Rocas or Rupicola Peruviana, known in Quechua as Tunki; the Perlita de Iquitos, in a situation of critical danger; the Spatula-tailed Hummingbird, one of the most beautiful in the world; the Cabezón de Loreto or the Scarlet Macaw, symbol of the Amazon, among other enchanting birds.
You will be able to discover magical places such as the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve, a protected area of Peru, which is home to some 500 species of birds; as well as Lakes Hondo Cocha and Bondi.
Submerge yourself into majestic areas of the Yanamono Reserve and other places within the jungle. In each space that you go during these 5 days, you will see animal species and vegetation in danger of extinction; In addition to staying in a Lodge that gives you all the comforts in the middle of the jungle.
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Itinerary of the Bird Watching Tour - Iquitos
DAY 1 :
10:00 Lima - Iquitos Airport - City
Una vez que llegues al Aeropuerto Internacional José Secada Vigneta de Iquitos, pasaremos por tí para el traslado al Hotel Victoria Regia, donde disfrutas un rico desayuno, para iniciar la caminata por el boulevard donde harás el primer avistamiento de aves.
The Malecón Tarapacá, on the banks of the Itaya River, is the scene of species such as Lesser Yellow Headed Vulture, Short-crested Flycatcher, Orange-headed Tanager, Yellow-headed Vulture, Purple Gallinule, Black throated Mango, Pale-legged Hornero, Greater, Purple-throated Euphonia.
After enjoying the beautiful walk, you return to the accommodation to enjoy a delicious lunch and in the afternoon observe more birds in the area and finally spend the night at the hotel.
DAY 2 :
4:30 Iquitos - Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve - Iquitos
The second day of the tour you must wake up very early, at 4:30 am, to leave for the Allpahuayo - Mishana Reserve, located in the province of Maynas; a place where 498 species of birds coexist, more than 500 species of butterflies, more than a thousand types of plants, amphibian species, reptiles, mammals and fish.
Starting at 5:30 a.m., a bird expert guides the tour in part of the more than 57 thousand hectares that make up this area widely known for its white sand forests or "varillales" and those flooded by the dark waters of the Nanay River.
475 types of birds inhabit the place, 6 of them totally new to science and 9 endemic; among them the recently described Perlita de Iquitos or Gnatctacher (Polioptila clementsi), Pearly Antshrike, White-plumed Antbird, White-browed.
In this reserve you spend the whole day and you can also see birds such as Ancient Antwren, Allpahuayo Antbird, Yellow-throated Flycatcher Gray-legged Tinamou (between December to March), Pompadour Cotinga, Mishana Tyrannulet, Zimmer's Antbird, Safron - crested Tyran Manakin, Brown - banded Puffbird, Citron - belied Attila; among a great diversity of mammals and amphibians protected in the place.
Enjoy breakfast and lunch amid natural beauty. It is time to return for dinner and spend the night in the city of Iquitos.
DAY 3 :
Iquitos - Heliconia Lodge
This day you travel to the interior of the jungle, for this you embark at the Port of Iquitos in a fast boat that travels the Amazon River, heading to the Yanamono Communal Reserve; On the way you will see the demarcated line between the Amazon and Nanay Rivers, on one side with brown waters and on the other, almost black. You enjoy the flight of the Large-billed and Yellow-billed Terns; possibly you see the Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture.
You arrive at your new accommodation, Heliconia Amazon River Lodge and on the nearby trails you look for birds such as Brown-chested Martin, Southern Martin, Violaceus trogon, Gray-breasted Martin, Pale-legged Hornero, Warbling antbird, White-eared Jacamar, Buff-throated Woodcreeper and Black-crowned Tityra.
You will also be able to observe species of Manakins, such as Golden-headed Manakin, replaced in southern Amazonia by the Red-headed Manakin, Blue-headed Manakin, Reddish Hermit, Golden-collared Toucanet, Fasciated Antshrike and Short-billed Antwren.
At night you return to the Lodge for dinner and rest.
DAY 4 :
Heliconia Lodge - Quebrada Cáceres - Lodge
At the beginning of the morning you sail to the Cáceres creek (it could be replaced by another creek according to the water level of the river) to spot birds such as Amazonian, antshrike, Amazonian-streaked Antwrent, Amazon Kingfisher, Black Caracara, Black-Collared Hawk, Black Capped Donacobius, Great Egret, Greater Ani, Green Kingfisher, Red Capped Cardinald, Ringed Kingfisher, Plumbeus Antbird, Squirrel Cuckoo, Oriole Blackbird, Wattled Jacana, White-eared Jacamar among other wonderful Amazon species.
This tour allows you magical contact in the middle of wetlands, rivers, jungles and an enchanting scene of fauna and flora, unique in the world.
In the afternoon it is time to board a fast boat to the Napo River, where it is possible to recognize birds at the edge of the waters, including Black - necked Red Cotinga, Swallow-wing, Chestnut - crowned Becard and Orange - eyed Flycatcher. From there you go to a lake to see the Hoatzins, Plum-throated Cotinga, Capped Heron, Black - collared Hawk, among other species.
In the late afternoon you enjoy dinner at the accommodation and a tour around the place to observe species such as the Great Potoo, Common Potoo, Tropical Screech owl, Laadder tailed nightjar, Pauraque and other nocturnal birds.
At night you return to the Lodge to enjoy dinner and rest.
DAY 5 :
Heliconia Lodge - Quebrada Cáceres
This day you visit the southwest of the Yamono Reserve, specifically the Hondo Cocha Lake; If the river level allows it, it will be chosen to do the hike or a canoe ride to identify birds such as Amazon Kingfisher, Cream-colored Woodpecker, Black Fronted Nunbird, Blue Gray Tanager, Roadside Hawk, Yellow Headed Caracara, Chachalaca, White-eared Jacamar, Black Capped Donacobius, Cuvier's Toucan, Yellow Rumped Cacique, Wattled Jacana, Striped Woodcreeper, Band-tailed Manakin, Red Capped Cardinal, Green Kingfisher, Ringed Kingfisher, Black-Collared Hawk, Gilded Barbet, Scarlet-crowned Barbet, Crimson-crested Woodpecker, among other species.
Finally we return to the Lodge for lunch and later return to the accommodation you have chosen in the City of Iquitos or directly to the Airport.
Like birds, let your dreams fly and define the date when you will live an unforgettable 5-day experience exploring the biodiversity and beauty of the Peruvian Amazon.
Price of the Tour to Iquitos includes:
- Transfer Airport / Hotel / Airport.
- Transfer Hotel / Reserve of Allpahuayo / Hotel.
- Expert bird guide in English and Spanish
- Bird checklist
- 4 nights of lodging in the Lodge with a swimming pool.
- Meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners.
- Drinks (tea and coffee)
- Tourist transport (round trip) at the destination
- Accommodation: 2 nights at the hotel in Iquitos / 2 nights at Heliconia Lodge.
Price of the Tour to Iquitos excludes:
- Plane tickets.
- Tips for the guide.
- Tips to porters at the airport and / or staff.
- Drinks (juices, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages)
- Food not specified in the itinerary.
- Transfers outside of those established in the tour.
- Fishing team. In case you cannot bring one, the rent is US $ 100.00 per person.
What to Bring
What to bring to the Tour to Iquitos with Amazon Bird watching?
- It is recommended to bring: comfortable, moisture-resistant shoes, light, quick-drying and breathable clothing (long sleeves and earth-colored pants are recommended), bathing suits, raincoats, sweater, hat, large visor cap, sunglasses, sunscreen , Insect repellent,
- Personal hygiene: toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, wet towels, water, personal medication.
- Passport or DNI (Required).
- Travel insurance.
- Audiovisual recording camera (and preferably waterproof).
- Flashlights or small headlights.
- Personal Medication or First Aid Kit.
- Cash (local currency).
- Portable converter, adapter for your charger.
What considerations should you have when doing the Tour to Iquitos?
- Our tour guide will pick you up at the Airport, specifically at booth no. 5 of the baggage claim area.
- It is recommended to choose a morning flight to Iquitos and an afternoon flight to return to Lima.
- The departure from the Iquitos Airport to the Lodge in the Amazon is at 2:00 p.m.
- The departure from the Lodge in the Amazon to the City of Iquitos is at 10:00 at most.
- According to weather conditions or natural phenomena, flight arrival / departure adjustments; there could be changes in the program.
- Your luggage should not be more than 10Kg (22lbs) per person, according to the regulation of national flights; as well as the transfer in boats; However, you have the possibility of storing part of your luggage at the lodge office, located in the City of Iquitos, choosing the essentials for your stay.
Guru Explorers values your time and strives to respect the tour schedule; however they may vary for reasons beyond our control (weather, natural disasters, field conditions, among other demonstrable reasons). We will do our best to offer efficient options and solutions for your enjoyment.
Terms and Conditions
- 18 days before passenger arrival: No cancellation fee
- Between 17 to 7 days before the arrival of the passengers; 30% of the tour cost per person
- Less than 7 days, 100% of the cost of the program is charged per person; there will be no refund
Those who voluntarily renounce some of the services included in the Tour do not receive a refund or readjustment of the total prices of the programs.
Why choose us
¿WHY CHOOSING US?
The experience that makes you live the beauty of this mountain of colors is inexplicable, it is really a personal encounter between you and nature. We want to be part of that experience that you will live in the Bird Watching Tour. If you are still wondering why choose us? We would like you to read 7 outstanding characteristics of our service:
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