Amazon Jungle Lodge Departing Iquitos

From Iquitos to Iquitos
  • Amazon Jungle
  • Peru
  • Wildlife and Nature
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Tour Description

The Peruvian Amazon jungle is one of the most biologically diverse areas on Earth. Amazonia Expeditions offer a comfortable jungle lodge located in the remote and pristine Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserves. Activities include canoeing in rivers, lakes and flood forest, hiking, boating, wildlife viewing and photography, visits to native villages, shaman visits, canopy exploration, swimming, fishing for piranha and more. Accessible from Lima via the jungle town of Iquitos

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Visit native villages and learn about their life style & traditions

Different type of excursions to choose from every day

Get to experience where the mighty Amazon river starts its 6992 kilometre meandering journey down towards Belnem, Brazil.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Upon arriving in Iquitos you will be met and transferred to the port where you will have a four hour speedboat transfer up the Amazon, then the Tahuayo tributary to our lodge. Afternoon and evening excursions.
NOTE: Flight to arrive by 12noon (Hotel transfer can be arranged upon request)
Overnight at Amazon Lodge

Day 2-3
Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve

Your choice of guided excursions in and around the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve. Every day your guide will discuss a selection of activities that you can choose to do. There is no extra cost for private guide or customizing your itinerary to your needs and interests.
The main lodge has the greater variety of excursions of our two lodges.
The following is but a sample list of activities to choose from:
*The Canopy Experience
*Hike into varzea forest behind lodge; highly probable to see pygmy marmosets, owl monkeys, yellow-crowned brush tailed rats, wire-tailed manakins. Also possible to see black tamarins, saddle-backed tamarins, trogons.
*Hike to Lake Tapaje, explore by canoe.
*Canoe into tahuampa forest (flooded forest), canoe past giant ficus trees, see hoatzin birds, horned screamers, look for caiman on observation platform.
*Motorboat to terra firme forest, hike into frog valley. See beautiful little poison dart frogs, which were studied by scientists from Uppsala University (Sweden).
*See bat cavity (huge tree whose center has rotted out); braver people can crawl through bat cavity.
*Motorboat to Lake Charo to view pink dolphins, swimming in lake. En route look for squirrel monkeys, sloths, raptors.
*Fish for piranha.
*Visit native village of El Chino. Visit artisania cooperative. Visit with shaman (subject to his availability). Visit farm. Visit school.
Overnight at Amazon Lodge

Day 4-5
Tahuayo Lodge Amazon Research Center lodge

Today travel deeper in to the jungle to the Amazon Research Center lodge
The Research Center is more remote. On the boat ride to the Research Center we stop to see bats, sloths, monkeys, raptors, toucans
We have over 100 km of hiking trails from the research center, most of the trails are laid out in a grid to facilitate the scientific collection of population data. The trails go through several ecosystems, including bajial, high and low restinga, palm swamp and terra firme. We can see many different species of monkeys, including brown and white capuchins, saki monkeys, titi monkeys, squirrel monkeys, pygmy marmosets, moustached tamarins, saddle-backed tamarins, and sometimes uakaris, as well as giant tayra weasels and tamandua anteaters. Data collected from camera traps also reveal a high density of jaguar live here but these are rarely seen.
You can participate in our saki monkey project
Boating the various lakes and rivers from the research center we often see caiman as well as the highly endangered giant river otters.
Hiking to Lake Yarina (full day) we can see hoatzins on their nests, blue and yellow macaws and caiman.
Overnight at Amazon Research Center lodge

Day 6
Iquitos Depart

Today you make your way back by land & boat to Iquitos airport in time for your flight out.

Accommodation Notes:
Cabins have private bathrooms
Greater variety of activities

The Research Center Lodge (ARC)
Cabins have shared bathrooms
Better hiking, over 50 miles of trails through a variety of ecosystems
More wildlife
Lodge is more remote, in more pristine forest

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 3 nights at Tahuayo Lodge (main lodge) - Cabins have private bathrooms
  • Included Copy 31 2 nights Research Center Lodge (ARC) Cabins have shared bathrooms
  • Included Copy 31 Additional nights can be arranged, please ask for details
  • Included Copy 20 All Meals while at the Amazon Lodge
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Excursions customized to your liking
  • Included Copy 20 Return airport transfers from Iquitos Airport on a shared basis (set transfer times apply)
  • Included Copy 20 Gear such as jungle boots
  • Included Copy 20 Wifi, entrance fees, conservation fees, port taxes, etc.
  • Included Copy 31 Optional expenses only: cola or beer drinks, souvenirs, tips, laundry.
  • Included Copy 7 Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Included Copy 7 Flights not included
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5 days

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$1,195 USD

Per person, twin share

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