Iquitos Amazon Adventure (4 Days/ 3 Nights)
On this exciting four day adventure tour, you will delve deep into the fascinating and mysterious world of the Amazon rainforest. Staying in a boutique rainforest lodge, you will enjoy accommodation in charming bungalows, waking every day to the soothing sounds of the jungle. Travel deep into untouched tropical rainforest and explore remote lakes by boat, where you can observe and photograph an array of exotic bird and animal life, including the prehistoric hoatzin, monkeys, sloths and caimans. You will have the opportunity to fish for piranhas and get up close with pink Amazon dolphins; it is such a rare treat to watch them playing and swimming past you. Experience a totally different Amazon by night, gliding effortlessly through the jungle on a motorised canoe in search of nocturnal wildlife. For a unique cultural experience, visit the community of San Juan de Yanayacu and connect with the local villagers.
Highlights of Iquitos Amazon Adventure
Iquitos / Iquitos
Arrive in the city of Iquitos for last-minute preparations. Embark on an exciting speedboat journey along the Amazon River before settling in to your accommodation at the lovely Muyuna Lodge. Cruise to local lakes by boat in search of birds, sloths and monkeys. Following a picturesque sunset, take an evening boat ride to search for nocturnal creatures, including caimans.
Take a morning boat cruise to Lake Casha to seek out different species of birds and monkeys. After enjoying a tasty lunch, you will visit the lakes of Purara and Corrientes to fish for piranha, see strangler vines and spot the colorful prehistoric bird, the hoatzin. After dinner at the lodge, take a thrilling night walk in search of tarantulas, giant frogs and anacondas.
After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely five hour walk to view a vast range of flora and fauna and perhaps even spot the local ocelots. Following a delightful outdoor lunch, you will visit the community of San Juan de Yanayacu, where you can connect with the locals, buy handicrafts or simply explore this remote village. End the day with a night canoe through the jungle.
Today you eat breakfast on board a small boat and from here you will witness the majestic pink Amazon dolphins. Cruise alongside the biggest aquatic plant in the world, the famous Victoria Regia, and search for iguanas on the riverbank. Over lunch, you can discuss all the fabulous wildlife encounters you have had before bidding farewell to Muyuna Lodge and taking the boat back to back to Iquitos.