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Iquitos: 4-Day Amazon Jungle Trip

1. Iquitos: 4-Day Amazon Jungle Trip

Spend four days and three nights immersed in the natural landscapes and wildlife of the Peruvian Amazon in Iquitos. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and reconnect with nature in one of the most memorable natural landscapes in the world. Day 1: Get picked up from the airport or your accommodation in Iquitos, then get driven to the port to take a boat to the lodge. On the way to the port, receive a brief description of the city and its surroundings. Upon arrival at the lodge, visit the mirador (balcony) from where you can appreciate a clear view of the jungle. After lunch, enjoy a canoe ride with a professional native guide who knows all the trails in the area. Observe the local flora and fauna and learn the uses that the local people have for each plant. Spend the rest of your night at the lodge. Day 2: At dawn, enjoy a morning walk as you watch the sun rise over this unique landscape. Observe and learn about the typical birds of the area. After lunch, get prepared to go piranha fishing. Learn how to fish the local way with traditional instruments. Then, get a chance to observe the local pink and grey dolphins and take a swim in the Amazon River. Afterward, spend another night at the lodge. Day 3: Start your morning with breakfast at the lodge before spending the full day in the jungle. Set sail through the Amazon River and cross the town of San Juan de Huachalado, getting to know its locals and diverse flora and fauna. Reach the Yanayacu River, a river of black water, and spend the day exploring, fishing, sailing, and hiking. See the famous giant tree called Lupuma and spot Tarzan lianas (vines) on the way. With the help of your guide, find a lunch option at the home of any villager or camping area in the jungle. Next, visit the trapiche (mill) in San Juan de Huachalado, where you can learn how to make the typical local alcoholic beverages and optionally taste some. Later, return to the lodge and have dinner before calling it a night. Day 4: Start with breakfast at the lodge, then gear up for a jungle trek exploration of the tree La Ceiba de la Selva, also known by the Indians as Huimba. This almost 500-year-old tree has a height of up to 160 feet and a diameter of 10 feet. Near the end of the trip, check out and have lunch before leaving the lodge. Return via the Amazon River on an approximately 1-hour ride. Afterward, get transferred back to your pickup airport or accommodation in Iquitos. 

From Iquitos: 3-Day Amazon Jungle Adventure Trip

2. From Iquitos: 3-Day Amazon Jungle Adventure Trip

Explore the Amazon on a 3-day guided tour. Take a trip on the river, meet a local tribe, and admire stunning jungle landscapes. Day 1After pickup from Iquitos airport, head straight to the Port of Nanay to board a boat. Sail to where the Nanay River meets the Amazon. Take a 2.5-hour trip along the Amazon River to the lodge where you will be staying. Enjoy lunch and a chance to relax in the lodge's hammock room. Next, visit an eco-butterfly farm and a riverside eco-village. Return to the lodge for dinner before spotting tarantulas, snakes, insects, and birds on a night excursion. Day 2Get up early to watch the sunrise. Spot herons, eagles, parakeets, and exotic birds. Then, return to the lodge for breakfast and free time. After lunch, fish for piranhas and more. Enjoy the sunset, followed by dinner and traditional Amazonian tales back at the lodge. Day 3After breakfast, set off on a botanical plant walk and search for lianas. Enjoy lunch at the lodge before checking out and heading back to Iquitos. From there, be transferred to your hotel or the airport by motorcycle taxi.

Iquitos: Belen Market and Venice Loretana Guided Tour

3. Iquitos: Belen Market and Venice Loretana Guided Tour

We will start the tour from the Iquitos boulevard, then we will walk (or take a vehicle) to the Belen market, famous for selling exotic meats such as: rare fish, lizard meat, turtle meat, paiche, among others. We will also visit the "Paquito" passage where natural Amazonian medicine is sold, such as root drinks with aphrodisiac properties and amulets, then we will navigate through the lower part of Belen where the houseboats are located to navigate through its streets such as La Venecia Loretana. Then we will return to the starting point. This tour will show the other face of the city, an ancient city and life on the river, ideal to discover the social face of the city. As an added bonus, we will invite you to fish for piranhas (optional).

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What people are saying about Iquitos

Green House Tambopata is a gem in the jungle. It's not deep in the jungle, but that makes it easily accessible and also since the rooms have giant mosquito nets as windows, you really feel that you are in the jungle, syrrounded by nature. We could also spot somw sloths and monkeys right next to the lodge on the night walk. Overall, the tours were great (not in the same order aa described here because they adapted to the weather to make sure we get the best experience). Charly, the owner, is an awesome guy with tons of knowledge about the area and his concept of building this lodge together with locals and educating lical guides for the tours is well worth supporting. Also, you get the best insights from locals! Would definitely recommend this experience! Also communication with Charly via WhatsApp was very seamless and he was quick to respond to any questions and keep us up to date about our tours for the day.

Had a wonderful trip. It was not a luxury resort but very clean and food was wholesome. We were kept busy through out the day with activities. Electricity was only for three hours in the evening- just about enough time to get our phones charged. The staff and guides were very helpful - though the language was a bit of a problem. However it was an adventurous trip and I thoughrly enjoyed myself

I went on this tour with my mother and father and we had a great time! Our guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. The activities were very well organised and the accommodation was comfortable and clean with very tasty meals every day. Would highly recommend this tour.

Great trip with very good guide Christo! It was very important to trust someone like him in Iquitos especially for female solo traveller like me.Christo speak good English,have a great knowlege about the area and I feel very comfortable with his companionship.

Wonderful tour of the Amazon River and neighboring stream reserve such as animal and lodge