Type: Wildlife and Adventure.
Duration: 3 days/ 2 nights. Starting Point: Iquitos. Ending Point: Iquitos. Activities: Bird watching, Ecological, Wildlife view, Entomology. Daily Departure Fixed departures Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 Dinners in Lodge. Transport: Overland and river boat transport round trip. Price: US$
Enjoy the warm hospitality of Iquitos, the most important town in Northeastern of the Peru, Amazon Rainforest.
Meet the Amazon Rainforest and its inhabitants, their customs, traditions and daily activities in a 38 miles trip in two ecosystems (the Sinchicuy and the Yanayacu Watersheds); experience the encounter with the river, the flora and fauna, the natural environment on which the Amazon people depend for their living.
Our personal, meet and greet at the Iquitos Airport from where you will be transfer to the city (you will briefly sightsee the tourist highlights of Iquitos along the way).
Transfer in the morning from your hotel to the river wharf.
Speed boat trip on the Amazon, the largest river of the world.
During the trip, you will see the magnificence of the Amazon, the exuberance of the jungle and the picturesque villages appearing on the shores with their particular color and joy.
Arrival and accommodation in the Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge, located 45 minutes from Iquitos city.
The native style lodge, built with natural materials is upon high ground, surrounded by trees, plants and flowers, where birds and butterflies roam.
Refreshing (welcome drink) made with regional fruit (cocona, camu camu, copoazu and others) and brief instructions about the sustained conservation standards that must be observed in the lodge and its surroundings in order to make your tour best enjoyable.
Eco cultural Circuit / The Sinchicuy Watershed Ecosystem.
Short walk or canoe ride in the afternoon (depending on the season) to “Nuevo Peru”, where a Yagua community has established.
You will get acquainted with their customs, see their unique apparel made of palm fibers and even try their “pucuna” or blowgun.
We will have Lunch at the Amazonas Sinchicuy lodge.
The Gastronomy in the lodge is based upon the ample use of natural and fresh products from the river and the local farmlands.
Guided ethno botanic walk in the afternoon.
You will be able to identify species of the Amazon plant kingdom (Cat’s Claw, Sour Cane, Copaiba, Aguaje and even Ayahuasca, the hallucinogen vine).
Visit the local “shaman” who will explain about the marvelous healing properties and use of some of these plants and roots.
Tour the Santa María del Ojeal farmlands where you will visit the sugar cane squeeze, the fruit orchard, the fish culture pond; see the Amazon breed cattle and artisanal dugout canoe fishing performed on the river by locals.
We will Visit a typical village on the shores of the Amazon, see the homes, schools, churches, shops and interact with its people.
We are going to visit the community’s sustained development projects and the Wildlife Rescue Center that are being made possible with ecotourism support.
Observe the beautiful sunset on the Amazon River.
In the Evening, canoe ride or walk to discover the awesome world of night insects, spiders, praying mantis, etc. Listen to the owls and photos.
We will have dinner at the Amazonas Sinchicuy lodge.
Tales and legends from the rich Amazon myths told by the guides after dinner and/or a short pleasant musical performance by our lodge staff.
Bird watching during the morning early hours (before 06:00 am).
At the schedule time, we will have breakfast at the Amazonas Sinchicuy.
Flora and Fauna Circuit / The Yanayacu Watershed Ecosystem.
After breakfast, you will motorboat to the opposite side of the Amazon River.
During the trip, you might spot river dolphins, main characters of fantastic tales and legends of the Amazon Myths.
We will see typical riverside landscape plantations.
Walk on tropical rainforest trail and boat or canoe on the Yanayacu River to the Tambo Yanayacu Lodge located in the “Kingdom of the Giant Trees”.
Watch the rich avian fauna of the area.
We are going to see the diverse medicinal plants, epiphyte plants (bromeliads) growing high on the trees and giant flora like the “lupuna” or ceiba tree species over 150 feet high.
Search for primates and sloths that mimetize with the forest canopy.
We will have lunch at the Tambo Yanayacu (38 Miles of Iquitos).
Native style fishing on the river for piranhas and other species.
We will return to the Amazonas Sinchicuy in the afternoon.
After a few minutes to rest in the Amazonas Sinchicuy, you will be part of the reforestation program activity Plant a tree in an area near the lodge.
We will have dinner at the Amazonas Sinchicuy and accommodation.
We will have breakfast at the Amazonas Sinchicuy lodge.
After, Excursion to an Amazon River village.
We will have lunch at the Amazonas Sinchicuy lodge, returning by boat in the afternoon to Iquitos and transferred back to your hotel or to the airport at a convenient time to board your flight.
ENDING OF OUR SERVICES.
For this program, we require a Prepayment (50%) of the total. The deposit can be send by a WESTERN UNION or to our BANK ACCOUNT money transfer. This is the fastest and most secure form of payment in Peru. Once you arrive in Cusco you must pay the remaining balance in cash prior to beginning your tour. We accept both US Dollars and Peruvian Soles (local currency).