VISIT ONE OF THE SEVEN WONDERS OF NATURE!!!
We'll pick you up from your hotel in Lima and bring you to the airport for your flight to Iquitos, where you'll be greeted by our jungle guides for the start of your adventure. You'll spend the first night in Iquitos before boarding a boat and embarking onto the water and into the headwaters of the Amazon river the next morning. Your time will integrate activities, meals, cultural and environmental experiences. Throughout the adventure, we'll rely on boats and short hikes to access different activities, lodges, and ecological areas throughout the journey.
Day 1: Lima to Iquitos
We'll pick you up from your hotel in Lima and get you safely on your flight to Iquitos where you'll begin your adventure in the headwaters of the Amazon river. Arriving in Iquitos, we'll greet you at the airport and bring you to your hotel in this typical jungle city.
Day 2: Enter the Amazon Orient to the Amazon
With a speed boat trip to the secluded Sinchicuy Jungle Lodge, 45 minutes by river. Build on high ground, this native-style lodge is surrounded by trees, plants and exotic birds. Savor a refreshing welcome drink at the lodge before embarking on a cultural and environmental orientation of the local area. First we'll take a short hike or canoe trip to an indigenous Yagua Community where we'll learn about the native culture, then visit the Shaman's area who will demonstrate the healing properties of the local flora. Turing our attention to the fauna of this ecologically rich region, we'll visit a nearby animal rescue center.
Returning to the Sinchicuy Jungle Lodge for lunch, we'll enjoy a chef-prepared meal rich in local plants, roots and produce supplied by area farmers. Fortified for the afternoon's journey to the Tambo Yanayacu Lodge, we'll board a boat and traverse to the opposite bank of the Amazon river where we'll make a short portage to the Yanayacu River, known as the "Kingdom of the Giant Trees." From this incredibly ecologically rich location, we'll be able to enjoy the calls of jungle birds, search for monkeys and three-toed sloths in the forest canopy and learn about the precious medicinal plants unique to these tropical surroundings.
Take time during the afternoon to make a short trek to secluded Oxbow Lake where you can spy exotic bird species such as the Horned Screamer. Wind down before dinner with a lazy canoe ride before sitting down to the evening's jungle feast.
Day 3: Yagua Cocha
The early morning hours are the best time to sight and photograph the myriad of bird species as they catch breakfast on the river. After the birds have had their fill, you can retire back to the lodge for your waiting breakfast before embarking on an invigorating hike to Yagua Cocha, one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in the region. On this secluded jungle lake, you can take the opportunity to spot wildlife or try your hand at traditional native fishing aboard a dugout canoe.
Replenish with a boxed lunch by the lakeside, or our cook will help you prepare your catch. After lunch, we'll make the return trek to the Yanayacu Jungle Lodge where we’ll take part in a reforestation project by planting a few native trees. As the sun dips towards dinner, you can visit and explore a local agrarian village, or canoe and swim in one of the gentle creeks that flow near the lodge.
Day 4: Goodbyes and Return to Lima
After breakfast, we'll board a boat for the start of our return journey towards civilization and Lima, stopping off to visit a typical Amazon River village on the way back to the Sinchicuy Lodge. After our last meal in the Jungle, we'll continue the Amazon boat trip to Iquitos where we'll bring you to the airport for your departing flight to Lima.
Back in Peru's cultural capital, we'll meet you at the airport and bring you to your hotel where you can rest and reflect on your marvelous journey into the Amazon Jungle.
This immersive jungle experience includes the following
3 Nights accommodation: Hotel night in Iquitos (3*+), plus two nights in the renowned Tambo Yanayacu Jungle Lodge.
8 Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner on days 2 and 3; breakfast and lunch on the final day; dinner on your own (not included) in Iquitos on the first day.
All integrated boat transportation.
All airport transfers in Lima and Iquitos.
Activities and excursions as detailed in the program.
Guides in English or Spanish.
Round Trip flights from Lima to Iquitos.
Price per person in a double or twin room.