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From Iquitos: 3-Day Amazon Jungle Adventure Trip

From Iquitos: 3-Day Amazon Jungle Adventure Trip

Explore the Amazon on a 3-day guided tour. Take a trip on the river, meet a local tribe, and admire stunning jungle landscapes. Day 1After pickup from Iquitos airport, head straight to the Port of Nanay to board a boat. Sail to where the Nanay River meets the Amazon. Take a 2.5-hour trip along the Amazon River to the lodge where you will be staying. Enjoy lunch and a chance to relax in the lodge's hammock room. Next, visit an eco-butterfly farm and a riverside eco-village. Return to the lodge for dinner before spotting tarantulas, snakes, insects, and birds on a night excursion. Day 2Get up early to watch the sunrise. Spot herons, eagles, parakeets, and exotic birds. Then, return to the lodge for breakfast and free time. After lunch, fish for piranhas and more. Enjoy the sunset, followed by dinner and traditional Amazonian tales back at the lodge. Day 3After breakfast, set off on a botanical plant walk and search for lianas. Enjoy lunch at the lodge before checking out and heading back to Iquitos. From there, be transferred to your hotel or the airport by motorcycle taxi.

From Iquitos: Full day tour in the Peruvian jungle

From Iquitos: Full day tour in the Peruvian jungle

To complete the tour, you will be picked up from the hotel or airport in Iquitos and then taken to the pier. The adventure will begin by sailing along the great Amazon River, which is considered the largest river in the world. On the way you will be able to appreciate the majesty of the jungle and its riverside populations, you will make the first stop in a natural reserve where you will observe the largest aquatic plant in the Amazon called “Victoria Regia”, you will also have the opportunity to feed the paiches, lizards and piranhas. Afterwards you will arrive at an animal sanctuary where you will see the different species in complete freedom such as toucans, macaws, monkeys, sloth bears; In the same way you will observe the prehistoric turtle called mata-mata, and the unique anaconda. Without a doubt, you will enjoy a warm welcome from the Peruvian Jungle observing the Amazon River, the Nanay River and the Momon River to arrive at a lodge where you will have free time to enjoy a delicious lunch. At the end, you will take a walk through the jungle to meet one of the tribes that live in the area known as the Boras tribe, you will interact with their daily activities, their dances and lifestyle. Finally you will return to the city of Iquitos arriving at approximately 5:00 p.m. End of services.

From Iquitos: 2-Day Amazon Rainforest Excursion

From Iquitos: 2-Day Amazon Rainforest Excursion

Journey to the Amazon Rainforest for a two-day guided excursion by boat and on foot. Enjoy a glimpse into the rhythm of jungle life as you navigate waterways, search for wildlife, and discover medicinal plants and their uses. Along the way, immerse yourself in indigenous history and traditions. Your tour begins when you meet your guide at the airport or hotel for pickup. Travel to the Nanay River Port, where you'll embark on a riverboat and head towards the Nanay and Amazon river crossing. At the Itaya-Amazon crossing, pause to search for dolphins. Cruise along for 2.5 hours. Admire the sights and sounds of the rainforest as you continue your tour, navigating through the tributary, Río Yanayacu. Arrive at the hostel and enjoy a welcome and lunch. After your meal, set out on a hike to spot medicinal plants, strangler trees, sloths, toucans, and other diurnal species. As the sunlight begins to wane, soak up the sight of the sunset over the rainforest before partaking in dinner. Once the night has set in, embark again on an evening walk – this time to search for tarantulas, amphibians, alligators, and more nocturnal fauna. Then, return to the lodge to rest. The following morning, rise early to bask in the rays of the sunrise and see the swooping flocks of herons, eagles, parrots, and other exotic birds. Tuck into your breakfast, then explore the Yanayacu River. Fish for piranhas, palometas, and tarpon and look for iguanas. Spend the rest of the morning rafting and admiring the diversity of plant life. If you wish, you‘ll also have the opportunity to visit the Yaguas community. Have lunch and enjoy about 1.5 hours of leisure time before departing for Iquitos, where you'll be taken back to the hotel or airport. 

Iquitos (Perú): 3 Days Amazon Lodge By: Canopy Tours Iquitos

Iquitos (Perú): 3 Days Amazon Lodge By: Canopy Tours Iquitos

Amazon Expedition Day 1: • Pick up from hotel or airport • Reception at the jetty. • Navigating the Amazon River • Guide information about the Amazon River and its history • Arrival at the Lodge. • Botanical walk (medicinal plants). • Lunch at the lodge. • Observation of gray and pink dolphins. • Piranha fishing. • Swim in the river. • Dinner at the lodge. • Night excursion. • Overnight at the Lodge. • Camping (additional activity). Day 2: • Sunrise watching and sighting of different species of birds. • Breakfast on board. • Observation of monkeys in their natural habitat. • Lunch at the lodge. • Observation of various insects of the Amazon and hanging from lianas. • Dinner at the lodge. • Night excursion in canoe to observe alligators in their natural habitat (varies according to the climatological factor). • Overnight at the lodge. • Camping (additional activity). Day 3: • Breakfast at the lodge. • Observation of sloths and squirrels in their habitat. • Visit to a riverside community and learn about their customs. • Lunch at the lodge • Return to the city of Iquitos.

Iquitos: 6-Hour Wonderful Wildlife Guided Tour

Iquitos: 6-Hour Wonderful Wildlife Guided Tour

Set sail from the pier of the Iquitos Boulevard and cruise down the Itaya River to meet the Amazon River. Visit a center that specializes in the breeding of paiches, fish also known as piracuru, as well as piranhas, macaws, lizards, and turtles. For a one-of-a-kind experience, try feeding these animals. Head to the great pond filled with the famous Victoria amazonica lily pads, the world’s largest leaves. Then, proceed to the Amazon viewpoint, which promises magical vistas over the legendary surrounding landscape. Enjoy some downtime on the hammocks, while taking in impressive views of the jungle and the Amazon River. Then, take a 15-minute walk into the jungle to see the gigantic and mythical Lupuna tree, said to possess magical properties and considered the protectors of the jungle. Before returning to the city, visit the Serpentary, where you can see the anaconda’s cage.

Iquitos: 3 Days and 2 Nights Guided Amazon Jungle Tour

Iquitos: 3 Days and 2 Nights Guided Amazon Jungle Tour

DAY 01 - Arrival in Iquitos - Transfer to the lodge Reception upon arrival at the airport in the city of Iquitos, from where we will be taken to the port to take our boat, on the way to the port we will have a brief description about the city and its surroundings. We will then take our boat through the Nanay River to reach the majestic Amazon River, the largest in the world. Our first stop will be to visit the Fundo Pedrito, the owners of this farm preserve for their conservation some animals such as paiches, piranhas, caimans, turtles, parrots, macaws, anacondas, and the famous Victoria Regia plant. Excursion at nightfall, you will be guided on a walk or canoe through the mysterious jungle in order to observe the tarantulas, cicadas, spiders, praying mantis. Also distinguish the songs of the owls and the "ayaymamas" and sounds of nocturnal animals. Overnight at the Lodge ** Note: flights must arrive before 8am for transportation DAY 02 – Ziplining and Pink dolphins watch Excursion at dawn 4:30 am where we can enjoy the sunrise in this wonderful landscape unique in the world. This morning walk will take you to observe and learn about the typical birds of the area in all their splendour. After breakfast, we will visit the "MIRADOR" with 26 meters from where you can appreciate a wonderful view of the jungle. The we will start our adventure where you can Launch the five lines of zipline, 2 suspension bridges, 1 climbing mesh and rappel down from 25 meters an experience full of adrenaline! Observation of pink and grey dolphins, these beautiful dolphins will be able to fully appreciate them and enjoy their elegance throughout the Amazon River Overnight at the Lodge DAY 03. Amazon Lodge – Return to Iquitos Breakfast at the Lodge Jungle trek Exploration of the tree "La Ceiba de la Selva" or known by the Indians as Huimba with almost 500 years of age and an imposing height of up to 160 feet and 10 feet in diameter. Our check out is 12: 30pm and lunch 1:00 pm at the Lodge. We will be transferred at 02:30pm, navigating the Amazon River for 1 hour approximately, return to the airport. Arrival in Iquitos 4:00 pm approximately. ** Note: flights must departure after 6pm for transportation

Iquitos: 2-Day 1-Night Amazon Jungle Lodge and Adventure

Iquitos: 2-Day 1-Night Amazon Jungle Lodge and Adventure

Immerse yourself in the rainforest on a 2-day Amazon trip from Iquitos. Cruise along the River Amazon and look out for local wildlife like gray and pink dolphins, piranhas, and monkeys. Stay overnight in a rainforest lodge with included meals. After pickup in Iquitos, head to the jetty to board your riverboat. Then, set off along the River Amazon toward the jungle lodge. Along the way, learn about the river and its history from your guide. Upon arrival at the lodge, take a botanical walk and hear about the medicinal plants in the area. Enjoy lunch afterward, then search for the gray and pink dolphins unique to the Amazon. Have a go at fishing for piranhas and get the chance to swim in the river. Savor dinner at the lodge before getting a different perspective on the rainforest during a night excursion. Stay overnight at the lodge. Wake up early for dawn on the second day, a great time for sightings of different bird species. Enjoy breakfast on board the boat before observing monkeys in their natural habitat. Marvel at some giant trees, then have lunch at the lodge before returning to Iquitos.

Iquitos: Belen Market and Venice Loretana Guided Tour

Iquitos: Belen Market and Venice Loretana Guided Tour

We will start the tour from the Iquitos boulevard, then we will walk (or take a vehicle) to the Belen market, famous for selling exotic meats such as: rare fish, lizard meat, turtle meat, paiche, among others. We will also visit the "Paquito" passage where natural Amazonian medicine is sold, such as root drinks with aphrodisiac properties and amulets, then we will navigate through the lower part of Belen where the houseboats are located to navigate through its streets such as La Venecia Loretana. Then we will return to the starting point. This tour will show the other face of the city, an ancient city and life on the river, ideal to discover the social face of the city. As an added bonus, we will invite you to fish for piranhas (optional).

Amazon River: 3 Day Tour

Amazon River: 3 Day Tour

Day 1 On the first day of the tour, we'll pick you up from your hotel in Iquitos at 9:30 am and take you to Bellavista port, where we'll board a boat to begin our adventure on the Amazon River. This first experience of sailing down the world's largest river will bring us to our accommodation, where we'll be welcomed with a delicious lunch. You'll then have free time to relax ready for the afternoon ahead. After meeting back up, we'll embark on a walk into the rainforest to visit a local indigenous community. We'll get to chat to the people who live there and learn all about their culture and lifestyle in the jungle, before heading back to the lodge for dinner. Day 2 Our day will begin with a hearty breakfast, and we'll then board a boat and cruise along the Amazon to Neyser Island, where we'll visit an animal sanctuary. There we'll learn about the wildlife native to the Amazon and see anacondas and other incredible creatures such as monkeys, sloths and toucans. On the way back to the lodge, keep your eyes peeled for the pink dolphins that inhabit the Amazon River - hopefully we'll see them from the boat! You'll also have the opportunity to bathe in the mud beside the river before we enjoy lunch and relax at the lodge. After eating, we'll head to the village of San Rafael, where we'll learn all about how local plants are used for medicinal purposes and try our hand at extracting their juice. Finally, we'll return to the lodge for dinner and to hear some of the mythical tales and legends of the Amazon. Day 3 On the last day of your three day tour, you'll have the option to take part in a sunrise hike through the jungle. If you choose to do this highly recommended experience, the day will begin at 4:30 am - but the early start will be well worth as you watch day break over the Amazon. After breakfast, we'll gather the whole group and take one last boat trip on the Amazon River to visit Sinchicuy, an indigenous community where we'll get to learn all about the locals' handicraft making traditions and learn how they fish with handmade rods. We'll then head back to the lodge for lunch, before making the journey back to Iquitos, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel at around 4 pm after three unforgettable days.

Iquitos: Guided Boat Tour of Amazon River & Native Community

Iquitos: Guided Boat Tour of Amazon River & Native Community

Your tour will begin when you set sail from your meeting point at the pier of Iquitos Boulevard, cruising down the three main rivers surrounding the city of Iquitos: Itaya, Amazonas, and Nanay.  Once you’re out on the Amazon, you might see dolphins and red buffaloes swimming around you. You’ll then continue on past the city before stopping to meet the indigenous community of the Kukama, where you’ll have the chance to get to know their dances and customs and to learn about their culture.  After the visit, you’ll take a walk along the shore of the community of Father Cocha and learn about the curious history of its founder. In a nearby location, you’ll visit the Pilpintuwasi, a butterfly farm where you'll learn about the life cycles and breeding habits of these beautiful creatures. When the tour ends, you’ll return by boat to Iquitos Boulevard.

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This was one of the coolest experiences of my life. The food was very yummy. Our guide Christian was super amazing and very educational. He walked us around town first and gave us some history of the area. He was extremely personable and friendly and made us female travelers feel very safe.

Dexter is a really great guide, he told us and taught us a lot. We saw so many beautiful animals, got to know a new culture and were able to stay with the locals. We were always warmly welcomed and collected an incredible number of wonderful impressions. Definitely recommended! :-)

2 superb and intense days, the Amazon, the jungles, the animals, everything is there! We were taken care of for 2 days from A to Z by René, a native guide with great experience! the lodge has just the right amount of comfort so as not to lose authenticity. We loved it!

Fantastic experience! Rony and all the people we met immediately welcomed us very well and immediately made us savor the atmosphere of the Amazon. Lots of activities, all excellent. Highly recommended!

It was amazing. Our guide, Leon, was great. He was informative, helpful, funny, personable. We were not prepared for the heat after being in the mountains for a week. But had such an amazing time.