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Amazon Experience in Iquitos

5 Days / 4 Nights

Amazon Experience
5 Days / 4 Nights

Country Peru
City Iquitos
Duration 5 days - 4 nights
Type of Interest Culture & Heritage - Nature & Wildlife
Level Easy
Accommodation Eco Lodge - Camp
Private Departures Daily
Season All year
Guide Included
Language English
Entrance Tickets As required

Itinerary

Day 1: Lima - Iquitos - Pacaya Samiria

Type of Transport : Flight Lima - Iquitos, 1 hr 47 min

Upon arrival, on the first day of your trip to Peru, you will be welcomed by our personnel at Lima airport. After a briefing in which you will be handed your "Travel kit" which includes all your travel documents such as itinerary, flight and lodge information, you will be assisted in connecting with your flight to Iquitos.

On your arrival, you will be welcomed at the Iquitos City Airport. From there we will move to the Manatee Rescue Center, a refuge where volunteers and biologists will teach us about the work they do to preserve this endangered species.

From here you will journey 60 miles to the town of Nauta, the first town ship founded by the Spanish at the Marañón River bank. The trip to Nauta takes about an hour and a half.

In Nauta, you will visit the SapiSapi pond where you can see species such as the paiche (largest Amazonian fish), arawana, quelonios (taricaya, charapa), and regional turtle , as well as a brief story at the Centenary Square.

From Nauta, you will board Hatuchay Hotel boats and sail towards the junction of the Ucayali and Marañón Rivers, to observe the origin of the Amazon River. Once you arrive at the Lodge, you will receive a warm welcome with a seasonal fruit drink, and a presentation in the Kukama Kukamiria language by a tribe member. You will be invited to go to your rooms to leave luggage and then have lunch.

In the afternoon, you will begin a tour of the surrounding forest, the protected area in our hostel concession, to go in search of nocturnal animals such as tarantulas, bats, moths etc. You will return to the Lodge for some time to relax before dinner. Overnight at Pacaya Samiriya Lodge.

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Activity of the Day : Visit to Manatee Rescue Centre & Sapisapi (Group Service)
Meals : Lunch - Dinner
Accommodation : Pacaya Samiria Lodge
Type of Room : Standard
Altitude : 104 m.a.s.l. / 341 ft.
Average Temperature : 31 °C / 89 °F

Day 2: Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

After breakfast we will go to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve to an area called "Nauta Caño", where you will have the opportunity to get the first comprehensive overview of the reserve, also known as the Forest of Mirrors. The first thing that will call your attention is how the river water perfectly reflects the sky, clouds, vegetation and large trees along the river banks. Visitors will have the sensation of sailing between endless mirrors.

During our excursion you will get to see the pink and gray dolphins near the gorge of the same name. You will also be immersed in the wide variety of flora and fauna the reserve offers. You will also go for a walk through the flooded forests, where we will try to see some primates and sloths. During your journey you can also observe a variety of birds and the traditional Amazonian subsistence fishing practice in the zone of the Piranhas.

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Next, you will return to the Lodge to visit the women's crafts center (seasonal) of the San Jorge community, known for their work with natural Chambira fiber and Wingo or pumpkin carving. You will have down time, followed by dinner.

After dinner a guide will invite us to move to a different space to share myths and legends of the Peruvian Amazon.

Activity of the Day : Visit to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (Group Service)
Meals : Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Accommodation : Pacaya Samiria Lodge
Type of Room : Standard
Altitude : 104 m.a.s.l. / 341 ft.
Average Temperature : 31 °C / 89 °F

Day 3: Pacaya Samiria - Hiking in High Restinga

After breakfast you will go hiking through the jungle with a cold lunch. You will see a variety of timber-yielding trees and birds native to this forest. You will also try to see some primates and mammals as we journey toward a rustic camp to rest in hammocks and, if you desire, to enjoy the refreshing water of a high gorge, where the guide will explain the importance of its existence and the role it plays in the ecosystem. You will return to the lodge to have some rest.

In the afternoon there will be a presentation about "The Amazonian World View", in particular the usage of medicinal plants and Ayahuasca, followed by dinner.

Activity of the Day : Hiking in High Restinga (Group Service)
Meals : Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Accommodation : Pacaya Samiria Lodge
Type of Room : Standard
Altitude : 104 m.a.s.l. / 341 ft.
Average Temperature : 31 °C / 89 °F

Day 4: Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

Immediately after breakfast, you will leave for one camping overnight in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Cuenca Yanayacu Pucate, where you will register in PV Santo Domingo.

During this visit you sail on black waters and visit the Veinte de Enero community, where the guide will explain resource management carried out by local groups, palm management, Taricaya and fishery resources. You will once again be immersed in the wide variety of flora and fauna the reserve offers. At noon you will stop for a while to have a cold lunch.

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You will then visit the Japón and Plantano lagoons, both with a wide variety of palm trees and beautiful scenery. Next you will arrive in another flooded forest, where we will set up camp. You may choose to take a walk to look for more animals, or you may prefer to cool off in the Yanayacu water.

In the evening, you will take an excursion by boat to observe nocturnal wildlife habits, followed by dinner.

Activity of the Day : Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (Group Service)
Meals : Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Accommodation : Camp
Type of Room : Double Tent
Altitude : 104 m.a.s.l. / 341 ft.
Average Temperature : 31 °C / 89 °F

Day 5: Pacaya Samiria - Iquitos - Lima

Type of Transport : Flight Iquitos - Lima
Duration : 1 hr 47 min

In the morning, you begin your return to the lodge. Along the boat trip you will enjoy the view of the beautiful Amazon surroundings, maybe even see some animals you did not observe during your way into the reserve. In the jungle we cannot predict anything. We will get to the lodge about midday in order to have lunch and ready to come to Iquitos. At Iquitos you will board your flight to Lima.

Activity of the Day : Departure to Iquitos (Group Service)
Meals : Breakfast - Lunch

Note: All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions. All times indicated are approximate, and are also subject to change.

COST: US$ 1,295 per person (based on double rooms), US$ 190 single supplement.  View details [pdf]
*Price does not include any airfare

What's Included:

  • Brief presentation prior to departure
  • Tours in Group Services
  • Transfers on shared basis
  • Entrance fees
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meals as specified & Accommodation

What's Not Included:

  • Services not specified in the program, extras and tips
  • National Flight tickets
  • Insurance coverage of personal loss, injury, illness or damages incurred during your trip
  • Personal laundry, dry cleaner, telephone charges
  • Room service and mini Bar
  • Local and International airport taxes

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