Day 01: EXPLORE AMAZON RIVER, MONKEY ISLAND AND WILDLIFE
Our staff will receive you and welcome you in the baggage claim area of the Iquitos International Airport, where our staff will assist you and transfer you to our office in the city of Iquitos. An informative session about our services, what to expect during your stay, what to do and what not to do in the jungle and some essential tips will make your stay comfortable. Shortly after, you will move to the port of Iquitos, where you will board one of our speedboats to take you to our Jungle Lodge along the Amazon River.
During the boat ride, observe the remarkable convergence of the murky and brown waters of the Amazon River with the dark waters of the Nanay River. Enjoy the beautiful jungle landscapes with the rustic houses of the riverside villages.
Then we will visit the Monkey Island (in the dry season we will visit Fundo Pedrito), a family social enterprise focused on the conservation and protection of endangered species of monkeys in the north of the Amazon. The objective is to make the travelers of the rainforest aware of the effort to reintegrate the monkeys and their survival in nature. See the free monkeys in this reserve, not in cages. The stay of the monkeys is temporary here depends on their ability to adapt back to their jungle habitat.
After a 60-minute boat ride, we will arrive at the Lodge, where our staff will receive you with an exotic jungle drink. Then, register and settle in your room, to your liking. Then try your first Amazonian lunch.
In the afternoon, we will start the first excursion: we will take a jungle walk in the Yanamono primary forest reserve, for approximately two hours accompanied by our expert guides. They will identify and identify several species of flora, such as heliconia flowers,
Medicinal plants and giant trees. You will also have the opportunity to see several species of birds such as the Turkey Vulture (Aura de Cathartes), the Black-faced Nanbird (Monasa-Atia), and with a little luck you can see a family of small monkeys like the marmosets (Saguinus Fusicollis), the Titi (Callicebus Mollock) and the squirrel monkey (Saimiri Boliviense).
Return to the lodge to rest and relax and be captivated by your first sunset on Amazon that you should not miss. As the darkness of the night approaches, take a boat ride on one of the tributaries of the Amazon River for an exciting night in the jungle. Without lights, jungle flora and fauna shine along the riverbank. Your specialist guide in the jungle in boats will take you where you can appreciate and hear the magical sounds of the jungle. If it is a clear night, you will see the bright moonlight and observe the stars and constellations. With a little luck, you can also see some shooting stars that are quite common in the area. Then return to the Lodge to rest and relax to get up early the next day.
Day 2: VISIT NATIVE TRIBE, FISHING AND NIGHT WALK
Get up early for Bird Watching in the morning to see the birds gathered together during their morning feeding time. You will start very early by boat to one of several streams to observe a variety of Amazonian birds. You will be looking for birds such as Tuki (Jacana Jacana), ringed kingfisher (Ceryle-Torquata), Black-necked Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis), among others. From then on, you will return to the lodge, for a delicious and energizing breakfast.
Rest a bit and then you will visit a riverside town to see an indigenous tribe of the Yaguas community where you will have the opportunity to learn and see their way of life along the Amazon River. See their homes, school, church, stores. Interact with people, learn their fishing and farming techniques. Observe their customs and tradition, and enlighten themselves with their austere and unaffected way of life.
In the afternoon, you will embark on a native fishing expedition to one of the small tributaries of the Amazon River. Learn local fishing techniques and for the most daring you can try to fish piranhas. If you are lucky, you will have your fish ready for lunch when you return to the Lodge. During this excursion you can also have the opportunity to observe the pink river dolphin (Inia Geoffrensis). Return to the lodge for lunch.
At night, consider the night walk. Take a lovely night walk within the safe periphery of the Lodge and witness the fascinating transformation of the day to night environment. As you adapt to the dark environment, you will appreciate that the rainforest acquires a very different character and will be aware of the existence and habits of the nocturnal animals of the jungle. It is the best time to see impressive tree frogs, shy snakes and others
Day 3: VISIT LAKE TO SEE VICTORIA REGIA AND DEPARTURE
Enjoy a delicious breakfast before boarding the boat to a lake on Yanamono Island, where you can see the giant water lily, Victoria Regia, the "Queen of Water Lilies". Now renamed Victoria Amazonica, this native flora in the shallow waters of the Amazon River basin is mainly found in lakes and swamps. You may see some white flowers as they bloom the first night, some that have turned pink the second night after flowering. They can grow up to 40 cm in diameter and are pollinated by beetles. Victoria Amazonica is known for its huge circular leaves, which are often depicted with a small child sitting in the center of its sheet to show its size and strength. Return to the lodge for lunch and check-out. After lunch, depending on your flight schedule, transfer to the city of Iquitos and according to your departure, transfer to the airport.
Questions & Answers
What time does this tour depart from Puerto Maldonado and arrive back in?
Arriving by bus?
- For people arriving by bus we start at 8:30 a.m departing from our office in Puerto Maldonado
Arriving by Plane?
- The first plane arriving to Puerto Maldonado is around 10:00 am and the last plane arrives at 4 p.m , so our first group will start the tour around 11:20
- For peope arriving later than 12:00 pm we will start tour around 1:00 p.m, for LATAM airlines arriving at 4:00 p.m we will start thetour as soon as posible
Already in Puerto Maldonado?
- For people that are already in a hotel the pick up will be around 8:00 a.m and start tour at 8:30 a.m approximately
What to bring for a 3 days jungle tour?
Amazon Rainforest suggested list excursion
- 1 Backpack rain cove
- Mesh laundry bag
- Toiletry bag with hygiene essentials
- one quart largemouth water bottles (we will provide you with water so you can refill it any time)
- Small headlamp with a L.E.D. bulb & extra batteries
- 1 pair or water shoes ( We will provide you with rubber boots at Jungle Lodge)
- Chaco o Teva type sandals
- 2 bottle of DEET bug repellent
- 1 bottle of sun screen (waterproof)
- 3 pairs of socks
- 3 pairs of underwear
- 1 bathing suits
- 1 shorts
- 1 rain jacket or plastic poncho
- 1 long sleeve shirts
- 3 short sleeve shirts
- 1 sweatshirts or sweaters
- wide brim hat
Pocket size English/Spanish dictionary
Guide book for Peru (lonely planet, rough guide, or similar) At least 1 novel to read
- 1 set Gore-Tex (or similar waterproof breathable material) pants and jacket storm gear
- Watch with alarm
- snorkel, fins, mask
- approach or summer hiking boot
- digital camera
Useful things to know before you go
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There are no vaccines required to enter Peru. If you decide to take medicines. These are suggested indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel.
- For HEPATITIS B
Recommended for Peru. Normally 2 months before travel.
- For RABIES
Recommended for Peru. Normally 1 month before travel.
- For YELLOW FEVER
Recommended for Peru. Normally 10 days before travel.
- Depending on the accommodation in the jungle, electricity hours are limited during the day, most hotels offer several hours in the evening, usually until 10 pm, allowing travelers to charge their personal items.