Arrival and reception at our kiosk inside the Iquitos International Airport,
Amazon River Expeditions. Then we will take you to our office of operations in
the city where you will be given an orientation of our services, according to
your particular voucher. Then, we will go to the Port of Bellavista Nanay, where
we will board a speed boat to the Heliconia Amazon River Lodge via the Amazon
During this ride we will be able to observe the convergence of the brown turbid
Amazon River with the dark waters of the Nanay River. We will enjoy the
impressive jungle landscape and the rustic small houses of the riverside towns.
Arrival at the Lodge and a complimentary jungle drink. Allocation of rooms.
In the afternoon we will start a jungle hike into the Yanamono Reserve, which is
a primary rainforest reserve, for approximately 2 hours accompanied by expert
guides, where they will identify various botanical species such as the Heliconia
plant, medicinal plants and giant trees such as the White silk-cotton tree (Ceiba
pentandra) whose dimensions are so large that 25 persons can circle the
giant tree. During this time we will also see various birds such as the Turkey
Vulture (Cathartes aura), Black-fronted
Nunbird (Monasa nigrifrons), etc., and with a little luck we will be able to see small monkeys such as
marmosets (Saguinus fusicollis) , and The Titi Monkey (Callicebus
mollock mollock) and the Frailes Monkey (Saimiri boliviense).
Return to the lodge and rest.
After observing the Amazonia Sunset, we will take a night boat ride to the Manco
Gulch, if the river is high enough, or along the Amazon River where we will
enjoy the magical sounds of the jungle and the light of the moon. Or, if it's a
clear night, we can observe the constellations.
Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 2: Heliconia Amazon River Lodge (B/L/D)
Early birdwatching. We will start off very early and go by boat Cáceres Gulch or
a similar gulch (if it's high water). We will be looking out for birds such as
the Tuki (Jacana jacana), Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle torquata),
Black-Collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis), etc. We will also be able
to see the very impressive giant Victoria Regia (Giant Water Lily) located
inside the lakes that are on Yanamono Island (if the water level permits).
Return to the lodge where a tasty, delicious breakfast will be waiting.
After a brief rest, we will visit a Yagua village where we will have an
opportunity to hear about thier way of life. On the return trip to the lodge we
will stop by a sugar cane still where we will have a chance to taste the
different drinks they make with the sugar cane rum.
Return to the lodge.
In the afternoon, we will take a small fishing trip into small tributaries of
the Amazon River. The most daring can try for Piranhas. During this time we can
also have the opportunity to look out for the Pink Amazon River Dolphin (Inia
geoffrensis), they can be very shy.
Return to the lodge for dinner.
At night the daring can take a hike around the perimeter of the Lodge to look
for tarantulas, fire flys, bats and other jungle nocturnal creatures.
at the Lodge.
Day 3: Iquitos / ... (B)
After breakfast you will be taken to the city of Iquitos and then taken to the
airport for your return flight back to Lima.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YOUR JUNGLE TRIP: For your trip to the Lodge and for the jungle hike we recommend that you
take a backpack or small suitcase with the bare essentials. Your equipment and
other items can be stored at our hotel office in Iquitos for your convenience.
The arrival flight has to be before 8 am, and departure flight after 6 pm
The program can vary depending on arrival and departure times of the
flights and also because of the weather conditions.
For your flight to Iquitos we recommend that you take the first . For your
return flight to Lima we suggest that you take the flight that leaves Iquitos
All meals as indicated
Terrestrial and river transportation
Airport taxes and tips
Drinks in the bar
rates are per person, in US $ dollars.
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