Iguana 5D/4N

Go by boat through the world´s largest river. Observe the plants and animals that inhabit the famously diverse Amazon Rainforest, including Cayman Alligators, dolphins, monkeys, sloths, and anaconda. You´ll spend a night camping in the jungle and even visit the native Yaguas tribe and learn about what life in the Amazon is like.

DURATION
5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS
DEPARTURES
Everyday
PHYSICAL LEVEL
CATEGORY
Adventure
STARTS IN
Iquitos
DESTINATIONS
Iquitos

Itinerary of Iguana 5D/4N

Day 1: Iquitos - Lodge

We will pick you up from the airport or your hotel in Iquitos according to what you request to start with a brief city tour through the main streets and attractions of Iquitos. After the city tour we will board our boat to enter the Amazon jungle to our lodge Cumaceba Amazon which is about 35 km from the city of Iquitos.

Upon arrival at the lodge, you will be greeted with a drink made from some seasonal fruit and then be able to accommodate your luggage in the reserved rooms and then be able to walk around the facilities knowing about the local flora and fauna.

After lunch we will embark again, this time to go in search of the gray and pink river dolphins which can only be seen in this part of the Amazon. With some luck we can appreciate these beautiful animals.

After our search we will return to the lodge making a stop before with a local family, which preserves some species of animals such as: anacondas, sloths, turtles, among others.

We will return to the lodge with the sunset over the Amazon, a visual spectacle that is really worth seeing at least once, we will make a night walk to see insects and batrachians that reign at night.

Finally we will enjoy a delicious dinner accompanied by local tales and legends.

Accommodation
  • Lodge
Meal
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Transport
  • Touristic

DAY 2: Cumaceba Amazon Lodge

We will start the second day sailing in canoe to observe birds in their natural habitat, including the only ruminant bird in the world, the Shansho or Hoatzin. After seeing some birds we will return to the lodge to enjoy a delicious breakfast.

After breakfast we will go to the community of Yaguas with whom we can live and be part of their customs among them the use of the blowgun, which is used to hunt birds and small animals which are consumed in their daily diet. We will return to the lodge for the typical lunch (self-service). After a short break we will have a recreational fishing trip in the Amazon River in which with some luck we can catch the piranha.

We will return to the lodge with the sunset through the tropical jungle with sounds of the place.

Dinner and second night at the lodge.

Accommodation
  • Lodge
Meal
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Transport
  • Touristic

DAY 3: Lodge - MONOS ISLAND (Jul-Nov) 1hr walk.

We start the third day with an Amazonian breakfast and then embark on our boat and go to Isla de los Monos, a private project for the preservation of some species of monkeys, many of them in extinction.

We will make a walk through the jungle enjoying some riverside plantations, then we will return to the boat to get back to the Amazon River through a tributary, this tributary being a bit narrow is perfect for taking pictures.

We will return to the lodge in the afternoon to enjoy a dinner accompanied by tales and Amazonian legends.

Accommodation
  • Lodge
Meal
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Transport
  • Touristic

DAY 4: Lodge - PAICHES

This day we will start sailing in the Amazon River to observe birds on Padre Island by canoe or boat according to the time. Return to the lodge to enjoy a delicious breakfast and then start our visit to a sector of the Amazon River where you can find the Paiche, which is the largest freshwater fish.

We will return to the lodge after this adventure to visit its facilities and be able to photograph some species that inhabit the place.

Dinner and night at the lodge.

Accommodation
  • Lodge
Meal
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Transport
  • Touristic

DAY 5: Lodge - Iquitos.

Morning walk. Breakfast. Basic indications for survival in the jungle. Canoeing by paddle depending on the season visiting a hamlet. Timely return to Cumaceba Amazon Lodge. Lunch. 14.30 return to the city of Iquitos. Transfer to the hotel or airport.

The last day of our adventure will start with a short morning walk to appreciate some birds and then return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast we will have an experience full of adrenaline doing canoeing and depending on the season we can visit a hamlet to be able to live with the inhabitants.

After lunch at the lodge, it will be time to return to the city of Iquitos where we will drop you off at the airport or at your hotel as you request.

Meal
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Transport
  • Touristic

This program includes

  • Transfers Airport / Hotel Pick-up
  • All transfers
  • Bilingual Professional Guide
  • 4 Nights of Lodging (Botanical Lodge)
  • All the foods:
  • * 5 Lunches
  • * 4 breakfasts
  • * 4 dinners
  • Detailed excursions in the itinerary
  • Entrance to the pool
  • Ongoing assistance along the route * Vegetarian options are available, with prior notice.
Accommodation
  • Lodge
Transport
  • Touristic
Meal
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • 5 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners

This program does not include

  • Additional costs
  • Consumption at the bar
  • Tips

What to bring

  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Cotton and light clothing (long pants, long-sleeved shirts)
  • Plastic or waterproof poncho
  • Personal medication
  • Extra money.
  • Camera and camcorder plus extra batteries

Recommendations

  • Please always remember to pack essential items such as your passport, money, eyeglasses, hiking boots, a pair of shorts / t-shirts / sandals and medications in your carry-on luggage, in case your luggage is delayed.
  • Cotton is wonderful in warm weather. However, once it gets wet, it will drain body heat from the body. It is necessary to wear synthetic and wool clothes.
  • Bring very light clothing and protect it from the sun. The dead colors are the best for the sight of the wild life. It is always good to have a lightweight long sleeve jacket, especially for the afternoons.
  • Tube-shaped backpacks are very good for ordering equipment. Use different sizes and colors to differentiate the content.
  • Plastic bags are essential to keep clothing and equipment dry.