Iquitos Jungle & Adventure – 4 Days – 3 Nights
Iquitos is part of the Amazonian Forest of Peru in South America, considered one of the main natural reserves of the world and a paradise for Eco tourism. “A few hectares of Peruvian Amazon Rainforest can contain as many plant species as the whole of Europe”. Explore with us the wonders and adventures in the forest; our tourist lodges, guided visits, exotic animals and native communities, through our tour packages. Cumaceba Lodge, a 100% ecological built jungle lodge on the Amazon River, is one of the best nature travel destinations in the world.
|Duration:||4 days – 3 nights|
|Location:||Iquitos – Peruvian rainforest|
We will pick you up from the airport or your hotel in Iquitos, to the port, to board the speedboat, on the way we observe the Nanay and Amazon River, you will note the “meeting of the waters” a blending of the Amazon which is brown and Nanay which is black water. Some times you can see the pink or gray dolphins.
We will visit Barrio Florido – Fundo Don Pedrito, a small village where you can see Victoria Regia plants, and see a collection of aligators and paiche fish, continuing visit the serpentarium, where a local Peruvian man has a fine collection of wild animals including Boa and Anaconda snakes, monkeys, jungle cats and sloths.
Upon arrival at the Lodge, we will enjoy a welcome drink made of local tropical fruits. Our Guide will explain the activities and he will give an orientation of the bungalows. Lunch.
Free Afternoon: Boating, walking excursion, time to relax to enjoy the lodge facilities.
After breakfast: Hike through the jungle to explore the rainforest. We will visit the river communities of Gen Gen and Centro Fuerte where we will learn the customs and habits of the mestizo people, visit the Botanical Garden Chullachaki, the owner will give an explanation about medicinal plants growing in this beautiful garden. Visit the Alamas Indigenous Tribe, they recently moved to our area, they offer us a typical friendly greeting.
After the evening meal, we wil navigate for Momon River, at appropriate time the guide turned off the engine, and in complete silence we can observe the moon, the stars, enjoying the chorus of nocturnal animals.
After breakfast we will travel by boat to Piranha Park a private reserve, there are five lakes, in one of them you can fish piranhas, in another other fish of the region, take a ride on a cayak; you can observe primates, a great variety of trees with long fibers and medicinal plants; you can see Victoria Regia, considered the largest water lilies.
In the aternoon, we will take a hike to the Trapiche, where you will see the local sugar cane maker and taste a delicious sugar cane liquor.
Night tour: We will take a night walk to hear the night sounds.
After dinner, we will have a musical jungle jam session.
On the way back to Iquitos, we will visit the Boras Indigenous Tribe, they are a friendly tribe who will show us their traditional dancing and singing, the young Indian girls invite the tourists to join in the dancing, after that they will show us their lovely collection of handicrafts, they offer for sale to the visitors.
Visit to the Butterfly Farm, is a large enclosed area which houses dozens of species of native butterflies. Here you can see and walk among many different species of the most beautiful butterflies of the Amazon, and experience their whole life circle.
City tour: You will visit the main attractions of the city: The Boulevard, The Main Square, The Catholic Cathedral, The Cast Iron House. Visit the Quistococha Zoo, where you will see a wonderfull collection os different species of animals.
Note: You can take this tour the fisrts or the last day, according the arrival flight time of the passenger, theweather conditions, etc.
Transfer to the airport or your Hotel in Iquitos.
Note: We can not bring the passenger to the Lodge after 3.00pm, because there are floating logs along the river. If passengers arrive in Iquitos at this time or later, they must spend 01 night in the City, and we will pick you up the next day.
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