IQUITOS TWO ECOSYSTEMS 5 Days / 4 Nights

 

This exceptional programme offers you the opportunity to know more about new cultures and to explore the mysterious and magic world of the Amazon forest. It offers a variety of touching optional itineraries as diverse as the forest itself. The excellent locations of the Lodges favours the observation of birds and are the starting points for exploration walks, permitting you to appreciate the countless variety of Rainforest Flora and Fauna.

 

ITINERARY:

 

Day 01:- Iquitos - Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge

You will be met at the Airport by one of our native guides trained in Amazon ecology. On the way to the dock you will make a brief tour of this XIXth Century Colonial City, and its main places of interest. At the dock you board a typical "Pamacari" boat and start your trip of an hour and a quarter down the Amazon. The Amazon River is 4,000 miles long, and you will see interesting places during the boat ride to the Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge, which is built in the native style, and is set in the middle of a tropical garden surrounded by thick vegetation. Here you will be welcomed with a drink, and will get a description of the Lodge's facilities, and comfortable accommodations with private bathroom. Kerosene flares light the way to the Lodge. A visit to the Yagua community. Here begins your eco-cultural walk that includes a visit to one of the oldest communities in this region, the tribe of the native Yaguas, where you will learn how they have adapted to the demands of the jungle and modern life. Return to the Lodge.

After lunch, visit to a riverside family to observe the agricultural techniques that have permitted them to survive in this fragile and difficult environment. Here you will see the rudimentary extraction of sugar cane and then enjoy a beautiful trip back in the sunset to the Lodge.

Evening trip/Amazon Legends. This is a trip in the world of shadows, enjoying the different sounds of the symphony of the night. Return to the Lodge for dinner. After dinner, the guide will entertain you with histories and legends of Amazon mythology". You will also be invited to share some musical instruments of the region with the guide.

 

Day 02:- Amazonas Sinchucuy Lodge - Tambo Yanayacu Lodge

You will take an excursion at dawn by canoe or by foot to do some Bird watching, and to seek the Pink Amazon River Dolphin (Inia geofrensis). Your guide will try to attract them by emitting their peculiar call. Return to the Lodge. Breakfast.

All day exploration of the Primary Forest Reserve in the Tambo Yanayacu Lodge ecosystem, on the River by boat. You will visit the ecosystem called "The Kingdom of Giant Trees" where species of trees such as the Lupuna or Ceiba flourish. This Reserve is renowned world wide for its excellent wild life. You will travel there by canoe to see the abundant Flora and Fauna of this leafy Low forest where you can find medicinal plants, varieties of insects, butterflies, etc.

Along the trail. You will visit "Shansho Cocha" where the prevailing birds are the Hoatzin, locally known as "Shanshos" for their peculiar call, and which feed on leaves.

Arrive at Tambo Yanayacu Lodge, built in the native style, and standing on the banks of the Yanayacu River. Lunch.

Tour of handmade fishing gear. See the handmade piranhas, with rustic canes and instruments that the local villagers use, and learn something about the ichthyological fauna.

Return to the Tambo Yanayacu Lodge. Dinner. Free evening.

 

Day 03:- Tambo Yanayacu Lodge

Bird watching dawn excursion through the Yanayacu River, to observe the variety of birds. Return to the Tambo for breakfast. Excursion to Yagua Cocha and surroundings. Stroll in a leafy Low forest, where you can appreciate, insects and plants, until you reach the "Cocha" to study the ichthyologic fauna. Lunch.

Visit a Village to observe their customs. Return to the Lodge. After dinner your guide will entertain you with stories from the Amazon mythology.

 

Day 04:- Tambo Yanayacu Lodge - Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge

Breakfast at the Lodge. Fishing tour.... you will see handmade piranhas, with rustic canes and instruments that the villages use. Lunch at the Lodge.

Transfer to the Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge. Dinner.

Your guide will entertain you with stories and legends from Amazon mythology. Overnight at the Lodge.

 

Day 05:- Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge – Iquitos - Lima

Breakfast at the Lodge. Return trip to Iquitos City on the Amazon River. At the right time transfer to the Airport.

 

 

INCLUDED:

 

• 02 Nights accommodations at the Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge

• 02 Nights accommodations at the Tambo Yanayacu

• In and out transfers

• All applicable taxes

• Bilingual guides (english / spanish)

• All entrance tickets for the excursions mentioned above

• All meals as indicated in the itinerary will be provided in the lodges

 

Note: Due to the ever-changing nature of the Peruvian jungle, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions.

 

NOT INCLUDED:

 

• International and Domestic flights

• Airport taxes

• Baggage excess

• Additional nights or flights cancelation

• Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water

• Snacks

• Laundry

• International or National personal telephone calls

 

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