Explore the Peruvian Amazon in a smaller group
At 9:00 a.m. at the airport or your accommodation in Iquitos
At 4:00 p.m. in Iquitos
The tour starts with the pick up at the airport or your accommodation in Iquitos around 9:00 a.m. to take the boat at 9:30 a.m. and start a 3 hour trip through the Yanayacu River to the lodge. You will arrive to enjoy the buffet-style food and have energy for the afternoon. Get ready, we're starting!
You will start the adventure with a walk around the lodge, to see the wide variety of flora in the area. After the walk, you will go in search of the Lion Monkey, one of the smallest primates in the world and one that is in danger of extinction. This primate lives on the banks of the rivers, lakes and streams of the Amazon. Set up your camera,it may be moving towards us!
Don't leave your camera too far away, because one of the most magical moments of the day is upon us. We take a moment to break and disconnect, to admire and enjoy the sunset on the lagoon. We will return to the lodge, to enjoy our first dinner in the jungle. What will our chef have prepared for us today? After regaining strength, we will start again with a night tour on the Yanayacu River to see caimans and nocturnal animals.
After breakfast, you will take a boat ride on the Amazon River to an area where pink and grey dolphins live, where you can swim near them. The Amazon pink dolphin comes out of the water every few minutes to breathe by squirting water through its dorsal orifice, did you know that it can reach up to two meters in height?
You will also see the largest water flower in the world, the Victoria Regia, known as the giant water lily. Its leaves can grow up to 3 meters, in some cases holding up to 30 kilograms. And before you stop to eat, you still have one more surprise left! Put all your senses on alert, we're going in search of iguanas.
After lunch, you will take the boat to the Corriente and Purura Lagoons where you will go piranha fishing. Your guide will explain how to do this and give you the best advice. Once you catch the piranha, you can either release it or take the larger one to the lodge for the cook to prepare it for dinner. Will you dare to try it?
Later, you will observe prehistoric birds, such as the hoatzin, which you can only see in the Amazon rainforest. With a full stomach for dinner, you will begin your night walk in search of tarantulas and large frogs.
Last breakfast in paradise! With our stomachs full, we will be ready to board the boat and go into the heart of the Amazon jungle until we reach Sapote Lagoon. There you will see various types of birds and continue your journey until you reach Laguna Moena, where you will find sloths and monkeys.
We will return to the Lodge to enjoy the last buffet meal, and it is time to prepare for the return to Iquitos, where you will arrive around 4:00 p.m. Thus ending an unparalleled experience in the heart of the Peruvian jungle.
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.