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Iquitos Jungle Trip

Discover the Amazon living with a native community

3 days
4.6 (10 reviews)

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Iquitos Jungle Trip tour information

timer 3 days
chat Spanish / English


From Iquitos airport or from your hotel in Iquitos


To Iquitos airport or to your hotel in Iquitos


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.

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 itinerary

todayDAY 1 City of Iquitos - Transfer to the jungle lodge

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, as you indicate in the booking form.

If you select hotel pick up, we will pick you up at 8:00 am. If you prefer the guide to pick you up at the airport, remember to indicate your flight information and arrival time when you make the reservation.

church in plaza on the iquitos jungle tour

Transfer to the lodge

In the company of your guide, 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.

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.

🐬 Swimming with pink dolphins

Upon arrival at the lodge you will settle into your private room and after lunch, the Amazon adventure begins! We will take advantage of the afternoon to take a boat ride, enjoying the sunset and swimming 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.

Boat ride on the amazon river on the iquitos jungle tour

todayDAY 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 first hand 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

todayDAY 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 head back to Iquitos by boat with the guide.

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

todayList of activities included in the price of the tour

  • 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

Tour details


  • Private bilingual guide (Spanish / English)
  • Accommodation in a bungalow with private bathroom
  • All the activities of the tour you can choose from
  • Food

Not included

  • Refreshments and alcoholic beverages (can be purchased before embarking)

error_outlineImportant information

This activity includes the appropriate protection measures to ensure your safety. In addition, our excursions are outdoor and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the instructions of the staff during the development of the excursion.

restoreCancellation 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.

What to bring to Iquitos Jungle Trip

The climate in the jungle is very humid and warm, so we recommend to bring:
  • 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.

Iquitos Jungle Trip tour reviews with Howlanders

Overall rating
Quality-price ratio
Al reservar esta experiencia en ningún momento esperábamos lujo pero tampoco lo buscábamos. Querríamos de alguna forma experimentar la selva de la forma más auténtica posible, tener una idea de cómo es vivir allí y eso es lo que te ofrece esta experiencia. Paseos por los ríos, ver animales en su hábitat, monos, pájaros, insectos, peces, delfines, perezosos, geckos, etc. Comida local riquísima y sana, la cama ha sido muy cómoda y el hecho de estar rodeada de red nos ha protegido de las picaduras. Ha sido una experiencia inolvidable que la recomiendo. Hemos desconectado como nunca, literalmente porque no había cobertura. He sentido otra vez lo que significa que el día parezca lento e infinito y lo echaba de menos. Totalmente recomendable! El equipo nos ha ayudado en todo momento, nos ha contestado rapidísimo y nos ha asesorado de la mejor manera posible.

Larry and Wilson were both very knowledgeable about the area, plants and animals. Our guide, Larry, spoke excellent English. The food was amazing and was easily adapted for a vegetarian and vegan. This was truely an an amazing experience!

Reem Yassin

Excellent tour. The lodge was perfect and the tours really great! Howlanders were fantastic and helping when we missed our flight. Very professional and helpful

Questions & Answers

What is the best time of the year to visit the Iquitos Jungle?
Any time of the year is great to enjoy the Amazon, but it is good to know that the rainy season is between the months of December and May. If you want to know each of the steps you will do during the tour read this article from our blog where we explain you personally all the adventure.

What is the climate like?
The Amazon is hot and humid, being a quite variable climate.

Are the cabins prepared to repel mosquitoes?
Yes, all rooms have a mosquito net. We also recommend bringing a good tropical repellent and using 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.

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