Close-up of canoe on the Amazon River above the jungle of Iquitos
Tourist and guide navigating the Amazon River in Iquitos Peru with the trees in the background.
Tour guide seated in one of the boats used for the iquitos tours
Guide showing on camera one of the piranhas caught in iquitos jungle
A pink dolphin pokes its head out of the Amazon River and gives a smile to the camera on the iquitos peru tour.
Adventurer sitting at the dining room table at the iquitos jungle lodge tour
Cook working in the kitchen of the private lodge for Iquitos jungle tour
Bed with mosquito net in the private room of the Iquitos Jungle lodge
Bed in the room of the lodge in the jungle of Iquitos
Winding path through the vegetation of the Iquitos rainforest
Sloth climbing one of the branches of one of the trees in the Peruvian Amazon jungle in Iquitos.
A monkey on a branch holding a fruit he is eating on the tour in the Iquitos jungle.
Orange capuchin monkey resting on a branch on Monkey Island Iquitos tour
Baby monkey on his mother's back at the monkey island in the jungle of iquitos tour
Boat trip on the Amazon at sunrise in the jungle of iquitos
Man navigates a canoe at night across the Amazon River in the jungle of Iquitos.
Very small yellow nocturnal frog on a leaf in iquitos tour
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Iquitos Jungle Trip

Discover the Amazon living with a native community

(50 reviews)
3 days
Spanish / English
Starts: From your accommodation in Iquitos between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.. From the airport: at the arrival time of your flight (between 6:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.).
Ends: To the airport or your accommodation in Iquitos at 5:00 p.m. (departure from the lodge at 2:00 p.m.)
Free cancellation!


During the 3 days Iquitos Jungle Trip you will discover the Peruvian Amazon. Lodged in front of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, you will learn the secrets of the jungle. The lodge is part of a rural community-based tourism project and is run by a native community. When booking this tour, you will support the local Amazonian community while discovering the jungle in a genuine and unique way

During 3 days, you will navigate through its rivers, walk through the jungle, feel the sounds of nature, see birds, monkeys, caimans, pink dolphins, and much more! Enjoy a unique ecosystem with this private tour. The description is indicative, and the itinerary is fully customizable. You will be able to organize yours with your guide as it best suits you.

Tour details


  • Shared transportation from Iquitos to the lodge
  • Food
  • Accommodation in a jungle bungalow with private bathroom
  • All activities (to be chosen with the guide at destination)
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish / English) + private boatman during activities

Not included

  • Soft Drinks and alcoholic beverages (can be purchased before embarking)

Important information

🏨 Hotel pick-up: the pick-up will be between 8 and 10 a.m. (the exact pick-up time will be confirmed a few days before the tour starts).

🛬 Airport pick-up: the guide will be waiting for you at the airport when you land. For logistical reasons, you may wait together up to a maximum of 60 minutes to pick up other travelers.

🪫The lodge has electricity from 6 to 9 pm.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! You can cancel this tour and you'll receive 100% refund of the amount paid if you cancel more than 72 hours in advance. After this time, or in case you do not show up, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

DAY 1 City of Iquitos - Transfer to the jungle lodge

08:00 AM

Pick up in the city of Iquitos

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel or at the airport in the city of Iquitos at the indicated time.

If you prefer the guide to pick you up at the airport, remember to indicate your flight details and arrival time when booking.

church in plaza on the iquitos jungle tour

Transfer to the lodge

In the company of your guide and other travelers, you will head to Nauta on a 2-hour drive by road. Once there, you will take the boat that will take you to the lodge, located on the banks of the Ucayali River, in front of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. On the way you will pass the point where the Ucayali River and the Marañon River meet, considered the birthplace of the Amazon River.

Take advantage of the boat ride (about 3 hours long) to discover all the activities you can do in the Iquitos Jungle and plan your itinerary with the guide.

*During the trip between Iquitos and the Lodge you will share transportation with other travelers. The rest of the tour is in private service.

Boat ride on the amazon river on the iquitos jungle tour

Arrival at Iquitos Jungle Lodge

After a 3-hour boat ride, you will arrive at the lodge. You will settle into your private room and after lunch, the Amazon adventure begins!

🐬 Swim with pink dolphins.

We will take advantage of the afternoon to take a boat ride, enjoy the sunset, and swim close to the pink dolphins. We will return to the lodge for dinner and in the evening we will go on an expedition in search of nocturnal animals.

Discover the Amazon living with a native community

DAY 2 Iquitos Jungle

🌿 Jungle walk

After having breakfast and getting our strength back, we will start our second day in Iquitos with a jungle walk. You will be able to appreciate firsthand the spectacular nature of the Amazon while the guide explains everything our eyes see.

🐒 Bird and monkey watching

We will return to the lodge for lunch, you will have time to rest and later we will go out by boat for bird watching. We will approach an area where we will see monkeys, if we are lucky, some will even approach the boat to say hello!

traveller shaking hands with a monkey in a boat on the iquitos jungle tour

🐊 Night boat expedition to see caimans

We will return to the lodge to enjoy a relaxing dinner and then we will have the chance to go out in the boats to look for caimans with our flashlights and see in the darkness of the night the reflection of their bright and lively eyes. Quite an adventure!

caiman head in the water of the amazon river on the iquitos peru tour

DAY 3 Iquitos jungle - Return to the city of Iquitos

🎣 Piranha fishing

After breakfast at the lodge, we will leave once again with the boats to continue discovering the Iquitos jungle. Today we will have ahead of us a unique activity that you can only do in the Amazon: fishing for piranhas. On the way back, we will be able to see the impressive Amazonian Victorias, known as the giant water lilies.

📍 Return to Iquitos city

We will return to the lodge for lunch, pick up our luggage and at 2:00 PM we will head to Iquitos in the boat with the guide. You will be able to choose where you want the transportation to take you. Either to your accommodation in the city of Iquitos or to the airport to take your flight back.

Giant water lilies in the amazon river on the jungle tour in iquitos peru

List of activities available

The order of the proposed activities is only an example, as this is a fully customizable tour, you can decide with the guide which activity you want to do at any time. These are all the activities you can choose from:

  • Piranha fishing
  • Swim with pink dolphins
  • Walk through the jungle
  • Boat ride
  • Monkey watching
  • Bird watching
  • Night boat expedition to see alligators
  • Night walk to see nocturnal animals
  • Overnight in the middle of the jungle in the open air (with hammocks and mosquito nets)
Sloth on the iquitos jungle tour in peru

What to bring to Iquitos Jungle Trip

  • Insect-repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or cap
  • Long sleeve fresh/cool clothes (to avoid insect bites)
  • Flashlight
  • Comfortable footwear (for hiking in the jungle you will be given special rubber boots)
  • Water bottle to refill
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Raincoat
  • Personal hygiene articles and medications

Where does the tour Iquitos Jungle Trip start

The most comfortable and safe way to reach Iquitos is by plane since it is not connected to the road network of the rest of the country. The majority of travelers arrive from Lima, where several airlines operate. Latam airline, however, is the only one that offers direct flights between Cusco and Iquitos.

Questions & Answers

  • What is the climate like?

    The climate of the Amazon is generally hot, humid, and quite variable. Any time of the year is good to enjoy the jungle of Iquitos, but it is good to know that between the months of December to May is the rainy season. During this period of the year, you will find during the day both moments of torrential rain and clear, sunny skies.
  • Are the cabins prepared to repel mosquitoes?

    Yes, all rooms have mosquito nets on the windows and beds. In addition, we recommend that you carry a good tropical repellent and use it several times a day.
  • Do you apply some kind of discount for children? If so, until what age?

    Yes, we apply a 25% discount for children under 12 years old.
  • How many travelers does the group discount apply to?

    All of our tours in Iquitos are private, and with that being said, the guide and the boatman will be only for you and your group during your stay. That is why the price decreases if you are more people.
  • Is this tour safe?

    Yes, our guide is an expert in the area, so there is nothing to fear. You will be able to fully enjoy the incredible fauna and vegetation that Iquitos offers you.
  • What kind of clothes should I wear?

    Although the Amazon is hot and humid, we recommend that you wear long, light pants, since you will be walking through the jungle and you can avoid scrapes from branches with this kind of clothing. In addition, it is advisable to wear comfortable trekking shoes, a hooded jacket, and long-sleeved cotton shirts.
  • Is it necessary to be vaccinated against yellow fever?

    At Howlanders, we believe that vaccination is a matter which requires a doctor's opinion. That's why we recommend visiting a doctor to find out what's best for you.
  • Is there hot water in the showers?

    The water in the Iquitos jungle is cold, but due to the humid and warm climate in the jungle, taking a cold shower is enjoyable.

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