Guests can choose from a wide range of activities. Embark unforgettable adventures, including guided hikes, wildlife viewing boat rides, piranha fishing, and paddles in a genuine Amazon canoe. Then come home to the comforts of the lodge. Enjoy delicious local cuisine in our screened in dining area. Relax in our hammock house that overlooks the river.
Day 1: Arrival in Iquitos Welcome to the jungle city of Iquitos. This small city was once a booming town in the days before rubber was made synthetically. Now it is enjoying a resurgence primarily from tourism in the area. The only way to access the city is by air or by boat. There are no roads leading into the jungle. While here spend some time in the floating markets of Belem, enjoy the shops and restaurants in the town square, or just enjoy the view of the Amazon river as it winds its way in the distance.
Day 2: River Cruise and Amazon Yarapa River Lodge Enjoy a hearty breakfast and board our main transport boat that will take you on the 110 mile cruise up the Amazon river and eventually to the Yarapa river, a remote tributary of the Amazon. Once at the Amazon Yarapa River Lodge, enjoy a lunch and orientation. An afternoon excursion into the rain forest is planned. After dinner, enjoy the sounds of the jungle safely from the relaxing lodge.
Day 3: Remote lakes of the jungle and Pink Dolphins Awake to the sounds of birds. After breakfast enjoy a trip exploring three remote and pristine lakes to view birds, primates, and pink dolphins. In the afternoon, we will embark on an afternoon hike. Come evening we will take the boat for an after dinner cruise and explore the Amazon night!
Day 4: Giant water lilies, village, and canoeing off to explore the famous giant water lilies of the Amazon. So large, they can support a small child! There is also a good chance to see the pre-historic Hoatzin birds. In the afternoon, we will visit an authentic Indian village. Once there, you will have the opportunity to trade for many hand-made crafts if you wish. In the evening, we can take some canoe lessons in authentic dug-out canoes.
Day 5: Macaws and Caimans. A lengthy jungle cruise to see some beautiful macaws. The afternoon may consist of a spear-fishing demonstration by local hunters. Once dark, we will take the boat out to look for caimans hiding along the river banks.
Day 6: Medicinal plant hike, Piranha fishing (optional), and Shaman Ceremony A morning rain forest hike that will feature some medicinal plants found in the area. This hike will be led by a nearby shaman (medicine man) who is a local expert on the plant life in the area. In the afternoon, you have the chance to fish for piranha! That evening the local shaman will perform a traditional ceremony for all to experience!
Day 7: Return to Iquitos After breakfast, we enjoy a guided jungle hike. Then we embark on a scenic journey back to the city of Iquitos.
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