Explore the magnificent Amazon on this 3-day adventure from Iquitos! This all-inclusive 3-day tour is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the amazing landscape and wildlife of the Amazon Rainforest. Visit a riverside community to see how locals live, and learn about their customs and culture ... More info ›
Explore the magnificent Amazon on this 3-day adventure from Iquitos! This all-inclusive 3-day tour is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the amazing landscape and wildlife of the Amazon Rainforest. Visit a riverside community to see how locals live, and learn about their customs and culture. Take a boat ride to the Sinchicuy Lodge, where you'll spend two nights sleeping with the sounds of the jungle. If you're looking for a unique and fun experience, this is the perfect 3-day tour for you!
Day 1: IQUITOS / AMAZONAS SINCHICUY LODGE
Stop At: Amazon Rainforest, Peru
You will be given a brief orientation by the city of Iquitos, observing the main tourist places of this thriving and historic city of eastern Peru that in the 19th century became a small town to the most important river port in the Amazon, acquiring a surprising condition cosmopolitan during the so-called "Rubber Fever". Transfer to the pier to start the boat trip to the Lodge. You will navigate the largest river in the world, the Amazon River, aboard comfortable and safe boats.
Visit to Fundo Pedrito, place located in the town of Barrio Florido. Here we can observe different species of local flora and fauna. It is in this place where you can see the paiche, the largest fish in the Amazon. In addition a hatchery of lizards and piranhas wait for you.
Arrival at the Amazon Sinchicuy Lodge which is 45 minutes (NE downstream) from Iquitos. Our Lodge, built in a native style with natural materials, is surrounded by trees, plants and flowers, a true tropical garden on a non-flooding high ground or "restinga", where varieties of birds and butterflies abound. Our staff will receive you with a pleasant welcome drink made with fruit from the region (cocona, camu-camu, copoazu, etc.).
A short explanation of the rules that govern the sustainability of the Lodge and its surroundings, allowing you to better understand the ways of how to make your stay and participation in ecotourism activities more rewarding. Accommodation according to the type of room selected.
Lunch. The gastronomy in the Amazon Sinchicuy Lodge stands out because it involves natural and fresh products that produce the river and the “farm”. Regional fish fillets accompanied by cocona sauce, salads of regional vegetables, cassava, beans and fried plantains, a true delight that constitutes another attraction of the jungle.
ECOCULTU RAL Circuit (Ecosystem of the Sinchicuy River Basin)
Excursion on foot or by canoe –as the station allows- to “New Peru”, where the Yagua ethnic community is established, whose ancestors were discovered by Francisco de Orellana in his first exploration of the Amazon in 1541. This visit It will allow you to know their ancestral customs, appreciate their original dress of palm fibers and even try aiming with the “pucuna” (blowgun) that the Yaguas used for centuries for hunting.
Your guide will invite you to participate in the “Plant a Tree” Project in the area of reforestation.
Then, he will undertake the ethnobotanical excursion. You will be able to know very particular species of the vegetable kingdom such as cat's claw, sour cane, copaiba, aguaje and even the so-called "rope of the dead" or ayahuasca. Tour through the Santa Maria de Ojeal riverside estate, where you will observe some of the productive activities that its inhabitants develop; Fruit orchards, fish farm with native species, cattle raising. You can interact with the villagers while observing their typical homes, schools, church and shops; Likewise, you will appreciate the sustainability projects that the community has been developing through ecotourism.
At night, the jungle and its inhabitants allow us to enjoy unique sounds and sensations. The guide will indicate the moment in which the excursion by canoe or on foot will begin that will take you to discover, secretly and in the light of a lantern, the mysterious world of nocturnal insects, cicadas, spiders, praying mantis, etc. It will also distinguish the songs of the owls and the "ayaymamas" that are interpreted as the language of fantastic beings in the local imagination.
To end the night, nothing is more pleasant than enjoying an appetizing meal. The guide will explain the activities for the next day. Overnight
Duration: 5 hours
Accommodation included: Sinchicuy Lodge
Day 2: AMAZONAS SINCHICUY LODGE / FULL DAY YANAYACU / KINGDOM OF THE GIANT TREES
Stop At: Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge, Alzamora 187, Iquitos 16000, Peru
Birdwatching: During the early hours of the morning (05:00 to 06:00 am) it is the right time to observe many of the bird species that feed on the banks of the river or the plantations found in the Community surroundings.
Breakfast. Fresh juices and fruit jams that are produced in the region (papaya, orange, melon, cocona) accompany hot dishes and drinks to start the morning. Immediately after breakfast you will board the boat that will take you to the opposite end of the Amazon or as it is said in the regional language to “huashalado”. During this trip of approximately 40 minutes the boat will stop at a place in the river where it is usually possible to observe pink dolphins, due to its somewhat shy nature, it is necessary to have patience and be attentive to spot them, with an unforgettable photo will reward the effort.
Upon reaching the community of Huashalado you can observe cassava (mandioca), banana, papaya and other typical products of riparian agriculture. You will notice that unlike the Sinchicuy ecosystem, the terrain here is mostly low and flooded during the growing season. By boat or canoe, you will follow the Yanayacu River to explore this area rich in avian fauna, whose species include kingfishers, hawks, herons, etc. and finally after a time of travel through the dark waters of the Yanayacu River you will arrive at our lodge. Walk through the jungle that will take you to know the “Kingdom of the Giant Trees” you will see some species of medicinal plants, such as the “sachajergón”, the “ojé”, the “tree bread” and the well-known “cat's claw” (Uncaria tomentosa); It is also possible to find bromeliads (epiphytic plants) that grow high in trees. But undoubtedly the one that causes the greatest admiration, among the trees is the “lupuna” (Ceiba pentandra) that can exceed 50 meters high. Depending on the season (June - September) and the weather, we will visit the Yaguacocha Lagoon, where it is possible to observe the most representative aquatic plant, the “regal victory” and the hoatzín or “shansho” (Opisthocomus hoatzin), a colorful species of bird It feeds on aquatic flora. This is an exciting hike in which your spirit of adventure will emerge and you will definitely enjoy it. Return to the lodge.
We will stop for lunch and rest.
Navigation along the Yanayacu River observing the birds on the way to the trapiche for the extraction of sugarcane juice and the visit to the local naturist who knows the secrets of nature and its application for the treatment of body and spirit ills, The naturist will explain about the wonderful properties and the use that some plants and roots have.
After our educational visit, we headed towards the Lodge. Upon arrival, you will enjoy time to rest in the hammocks, in the viewpoint or in the “Clavohuasca Bar”, refreshing yourself with a pleasant ice cold drink or experiencing different sensations with a fantastic regional aphrodisiac drink. You will also have canoes for a walk in the calm waters of the Sinchicuy River before nightfall.
At the end of dinner your guide will invite you to listen to the myths and legends of the Jungle.
Duration: 5 hours
Accommodation included: Sinchicuy Lodge
Day 3: AMAZONAS SINCHICUY LODGE / IQUITOS
Stop At: Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge, 30 km down the Amazon river, Iquitos 16000, Peru
After a fortifying breakfast, an entertaining fishing in the river will be carried out using the native techniques that will allow you to capture piranhas, mojarras, smooth or any other of the ichthyological species that are considered a true delicacy in the riverside kitchen.
Then we will visit the Fundo Neisser Custody Center to observe some of the varieties of wild animals such as sloths, monkeys, achunis, macaws, boas toucans and lizards that are in semi-captivity.
Then we will return to the lodge for lunch. At appropriate time, we will take our boat to return to the city of Iquitos, where a representative will be waiting for us to drive us to our hotel or to the airport
Duration: 2 hours
No accommodation included on this day.