Amazing Amazon Tour Itinerary:
DAY 1 :
10:00 Iquitos – Monkey Island – Lodge
This tour begins when our tour guide picks you up at the Iquitos International Airport or your accommodation in the city, for the transfer to the Port, where you board a fast boat that takes you to the accommodation on the riverbank, Heliconia Amazon River Lodge.
On the way you see the contrast of colors created by the union of the Amazon and Nanay Rivers; bordered by green wetlands and Amazonian landscaping. You make a first stop at a rescue and reintegration center for animals, Isla de Monos, where various species of primates in danger of extinction are protected (in times of emptying of the rivers, you will visit the “Pedrito” Farm).
After meeting species such as the Howler monkey, Titi, Choro, Leoncito, among other primates, you board the boat for about 60 minutes until you reach the lodge, where you will have a welcome and later lunch.
Then you make an excursion to the Yanamono Reserve, where for approximately 2 hours you come into contact with the local flora and fauna. This first day gives you a beautiful sunset and rest in the pool, hammocks and recreation areas of the lodge.
At nightfall it will be the open boat tour through one of the tributaries of the Amazon; With low lighting and the clear sky, you appreciate the moon, stars and constellations in a wonderful setting, which prepares you for dinner and rest in the accommodation.
Lodge – Amazon community – Lodge
Very early the bird watching excursion begins in its morning routine. You return to the lodge to enjoy a rich breakfast and prepare to meet the indigenous community of the Yaguas, where you learn the use of the “pucuna” hunting instrument and art by which this tribe is recognized.
You return to the lodge for lunch and then go out to Artisanal Fishing on a tributary of the Amazon, where you learn some ingenious fishing techniques, especially for piranhas; If you manage to get something out, it could be your next meal.
On the way back to the lodge, you can see the pink river dolphins “Inia Geoffrensis”. Upon arrival, a 30-minute tour around the accommodation awaits you, to observe the change of nature from evening to night, appreciating the magical colors, sounds and smells of the Amazon rainforest.
When you return, dinner is ready and you can also rest from this amazing trip.
DAY 3 :
Lodge – Water lilies – Trapiche – Lodge
After enjoying a beautiful sunrise and breakfast, you go to a lake on Yanamono Island, where you can appreciate the spectacular Victoria Regia, the queen of water lilies, native to shallow waters of the Amazon that can grow up to 40 cm in diameter and in whose sheet it is possible to sit even a small person.
Then it will be the return to the Lodge for the typical lunch and an afternoon of relaxation in the pools and areas you want.
In the afternoon you visit a Trapiche on the banks of the river, where you see the process of artisanal extraction of sugar cane juice, and its processing using horses and wooden barrels to convert it into liquor; You can taste and buy cane products such as molasses, panela and alcoholic beverages. A very special memory of the Amazon.
You return to the accommodation for dinner and enjoy a beautiful night in the middle of the jungle.
DAY 4 :
Lodge – Canoeing in the Amazon – Iquitos
The fourth day deserves a good breakfast, to recharge energy and enjoy canoeing on the Amazon River, the largest in the world. You will be able to immerse yourself in the flooded jungle, through streams and tributaries of this immense river that originates in Peru and crosses Colombia and Brazil.
After this adventure, which penetrates you with the force of Amazonian nature; You return to the lodge for the farewell lunch, and later return to Iquitos.
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