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Iquitos

Amazon s Heart

Capital of the department of Loreto, it is considered the Peruvian Amazon capital. Founded in 1757 by the Jesuits with the name of San Pablo de los Napeanos, it is located in the middle of the continent and still preserves the splendor of the ore rubber time.

Amazons River: This mythic river, fed by near 1000 rivers, is the most mighty river in the world, its water level increases during the rainy time, that is from January to May. In this area, where nature is very kind, it is possible to find a great flora and fauna diversity, more than 600 kinds of flowers, 3000 kinds of fish and almost the same bird variety.

Geography and Location:

Located in the Peruvian orient, it has a population of 300.000 inhabitants, at 587 Km from the the north of Pucallpa and at 360 Km to the west of Leticia (Colombia).
Access: We can go by plane from Lima (daily flights in the morning and in the afternoon) or fluvial access through the Amazon river from Leticia or Tabatinga, borders with Colombia or Brazil. Also you can get to Iquitos from Pucallpa through the Ucayali and Amazon rivers after several days.
There is not terrestrial access.
Programs and Services


 

PROGRAM BASE

AMAZON JOURNEYS
DREAMY IQUITOS:

01 city night
01 night (Sinchicuy Lodge)


1st day: LIMA/IQUITOS
Reception at the airport and transfer to Iquitos city, a brief introduction and transfer to the selected hotel. Night.
2nd day: IQUITOS / AMAZONS SINCHICUY LODGE
Transfer to the pier station to get to a pamacari boat, beginning the Amazon adventure, we will sail to our lodge nearby the border of the quiet river Sinchicuy. Dinner. Visit a place with different kinds of orchids, plants and medicinal herbs (we will learn how to use them), insects and the native Yagua Tribe. Nocturnal walk to enjoy the jungle sounds. Supper and opportunity to talk to the native guides about the history and legends of Amazonian mythology. Night
3rd day: AMAZONS SINCHICUY LODGE / IQUITOS/LIMA
We will have a sailing excursion, departure at dawn to watch a variety of birds. After breakfast we will sail in the Amazons river and return to Iquitos. On time transfer to the airport to get the flight to your destiny.
This program includes:
• Transfer Airport-Hotel-Pier and vice versa
• 01 Night at the selected hotel
• 01 Breakfast.
• 01 night in the lodge with complete feeding and the detailed excursions described in the program.
This program does not include:
• Entrance to the tourist places
• Feeding not indicated in the itinerary (beverages and alcoholic drinks)
• What is not above mentioned.


ADDITIONAL JUNGLE DAY - SINCHICUY LODGE:
Additional Day
Eco-excursion sailing on a boat in the Amazon river. Visit the “kingdom of the giant trees”, the one of the biggest in Lupuna. Dinner. We will continue sailing to enjoy the artisan fishermen using local instruments and know something more about the etiological fauna. Return to the Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge. Supper. Return to Iquitos next day after breakfast.

ADDITIONAL FROM THE SINCHICUY LODGE TO YANAYACU LODGE

3 days - 2 nights
1st Day: Departure to Tambo Yanayacu Lodge, a world wide well known area by its rich wild life. We will sail to the reserve bye canoe to see the abundant flora and fauna. Arrive and dinner. In the afternoon: excursion to the interior of the jungle through a leafy forest of the Low Jungle where we will find medicinal plants, a variety of insects, butterflies, etc. Return to the lodge. Supper.
2nd Day: TAMBO YANAYACU LODGE
Departure at dawn sailing along the river Yanayacu, we will sail and see a diversity of birds. Breakfast at Tambo. All day expedition to Yagua Cocha Jungle, lake in which we will sail and see the etiological fauna. Dinner. Return to the lodge. Supper.
3rd Day:TAMBO YANAYACU LODGE / IQUITOS

Return to Iquitos through the Amazon River. On time transfer to the airport. Return to the first deparure city.


PROGRAM BASE-HELICONIA
HELICONIA AMAZON RIVER LODGE

3 days / 2 jungle nights
1st Day: Reception and transfer from the airport to the pier. A fluvial journey on Amazon River. Visit to the Bora tribe. Arrive to Heliconia Amazon River Lodge. Welcome with a typical drink and accommodation. Dinner. Nocturnal excursion by canoe. Supper.
2nd Day: Early in the morning a bird watching tour. Breakfast. Visit to an artisan trapiche. Dinner. In the afternoon fishing tour. During the tour we could appreciate some shy pink dolphins. Supper.
3rd Day: At 08:00 hrs: Breakfast. Return to Iquitos and transfer to the airport.

This program includes :
• Transfer airport – pier – and vice versa
• 02 nights at the lodge
• Complete feeding
• Excursions mentioned in the program
This program does not include:
• Entrance to the tourist places
• Feeding not indicated in the itinerary (beverages and alcoholic drinks)
• What is not mentioned above


Additional from Heliconia Lodge to ACCER Lodge
3 days – 2 nights
1st Day: HELICONIA / MAZAN / SUCUSARI
Breakfast. Transfer by boat to the lodge located at 30 km. away in the shipyard of Mazan, that is the route between Napo and Amazons rivers. Dinner. A short excursion to the botanical garden of medicinal plants. Supper. Nocturnal tour by canoe to hear the silence of the night at the interior of the jungle.
2nd Day: ACCER / CANOPY WALKWAY
Very early excursion to watch birds. Breakfast. Walk in the CANOPY WALKWAY or HUNGING BRIDGE (it has more than 500 mts.of length, connected with 12 platforms, reaching a height of more than 37 mts from the ground). Dinner. In the afternoon excursion on a boat or walking, looking for different species of our fauna. Supper.
3rd Day: HAMLET / IQUITOS / LIMA
Breakfast, visit to a native community, dinner. Transfer by boat to Iquitos and then to the airport. Return to the origin city (Lima).


EXPLORNAPO CAMP
5 days – 4 nights

1st Day: LIMA-IQUITOS
Reception at the airport, transfer to Explorama pier. On rapid boats we will sail by the Amazon River about 40 Kms. from Iquitos. Arrive to the Lodge and dinner. In the afternoon we will walk. Supper. Nocturnal excursion on a canoe to enjoy the jungle sounds. Night.
2nd Day: EXPLORAMA INN-EXPLORNAPO CAMP
Breakfast . Trip on a rapid boat by the Amazon and Napo rivers until arriving at Explornapo Camp. Dinner. Walking we will see more than 200 medicinal plants, presented by the local Shaman (Quack). Supper . Nocturnal excursion.
3rd Day: JUNGLE
Breakfast. Walk along the Hanging Bridge where the most exciting activity of this adventure starts, at almost 40 m high and with 500 m of long. Dinner. Take a trip on a boat to watch birds and probably idles, also we could try fishing. Supper.
4th Day: EXPLORNAPO - LODGE
Excursion to a lake formed in the old river-bed of Napo river, in which it is possible to see the giant Amazon Victorias, as well as the famous bird Hoatzin. Dinner. Return to the Lodge going by Francisco de Orellana, where a monument of the Spaniard of the same name is erected, he was the first European who visited the Amazon. Supper.
5th Day: EXPLORNAPO CAMP - IQUITOS
Very early, an Amazon river parallel walk to visit a school, a handmade distillery of cane brandy, riverside people. Dinner. Departure on rapid boats with destiny to Iquitos. Transfer to the airport or Hotel.


AMAZON TOURS & CRUISES
4 days – 3 nights

CRUISE 04 DAYS / 03 NIGHTS
Iquitos/Tabatinga/Leticia


DEPARTURE ON SUNDAYS 12:00 P.M.
1st Day: (SUN ).- IQUITOS - CRUISE Reception at Iquitos airport. Transfer to get the cruises M/V AMAZONAS RIVER or M/V Srca. Reception and accommodation, a guide on the services and programs. Supper. Night on board.
2nd Day: (MON) .- CRUISE
Watch the birds in the morning and visit to the Yaguas Indian community. Demonstration of the use of their weapons (blow gun) and dances, in the afternoon, a visit to Pevas, the oldest town in the Amazon. Expedition by the Flowing rivers. Night on board.
3rd Day: (TUE).- CRUISE
Mañana de caminata por la selva para observar hermosas flores; orquídeas y plantas acuáticas, como las Victorias Regias entre otras, pesca de pirañas por el río ATACUARI, de regreso, aventura y expedición por los pequeños lagos cercanos. Por la tarde visita al pueblo de CABALLOCOCHA, al atardecer viaje a través del lago para observar caimanes en las orillas.
4th Day:(THU) CRUISE - 3 BORDERS
03:00 Hours, arrive to the border towns of SANTA ROSA (Perú), LETICIA (Colombia) and TABATINGA (Brazil). On time transfer to the hotel

NOTE: Leticia is the best place to spend the night due to its hotel infrastructure. From this place it is possible to return to Iquitos on rapid boats in one day (it is possible to return the same day), do short excursions in Santa Rosa / Iquitos, Leticia / Bogota and Tabatinga, Manaos flights.

This program includes:

• Transfer airport – pier and vice versa
• 4 days / 3 nights Cruise
• Compete feeding
• Excursions mentioned in the program

This program does not include:
• Entrance to the tourist places
• Feeding not indicated in the itinerary (beverages and alcoholic drinks)
• What is not mentioned above


SANTA ROSA – IQUITOS (On slider)
Full Day

06:00 Hrs.Departure on sliders to Iquitos city, the trip lasts approx. 10 hours. Arrive and transfer to the hotel.


RIVERS AND LAKES EXCURSIONS
3 hours

In the afternoon we leave Leticia in a small boat through the Amazon River, going by the known area of the Three Borders, this excursion includes a visit to the near lakes of Yahuarhuaca where we will enjoy the extraordinary dusk.


FLIGHT ROSA/IQUITOS (F.A.P.)
1 ½ Hour

Suppport flight made by the Peruvian Air Force, from Santa Rosa to Iquitos (NO COMMERCIAL FLIGHT)


TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT OR PORT/HOTEL AND VICE VERSA
Changeable

Reception at the Airport or Port and transfer to the hotel. Includes private bus and a transfer person.


QUISTICOCHA LAKE
3 Hours

Visit to Quistacocha lake and zoo, where we will appreciate a great variety of species and enjoy the landscape and the lake.