Popular Activities in Amazon River
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1. Iquitos: 2 Days and 1 Night Guided Amazon Jungle Tour
Take a break from the pollution and noise of the city on this guided tour of the Amazon jungle. Be one with nature as you go through the Amazon river, experience adrenaline, and learn about the lifestyle and culture of an indigenous community. On the first day, take a boat through the Nanay River to reach the majestic Amazon River, the largest in the world. Upon arrival at your lodge, visit the Mirador to appreciate a wonderful view of the jungle. Then, experience an adrenaline-filled adventure before recharging with a delicious lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, go on a canoe ride with a professional guide and observe the typical flora and fauna of the place. Learn about the multiple uses of different types of plants from the locals. After dinner, be guided through the jungle to see the tarantulas, cicadas, spiders, praying mantis, and more. On the next day, enjoy a morning walk u...
2. Iquitos: Guided Boat Tour of Amazon River & Native Community
Your tour will begin when you set sail from your meeting point at the pier of Iquitos Boulevard, cruising down the three main rivers surrounding the city of Iquitos: Itaya, Amazonas, and Nanay. Once you’re out on the Amazon, you might see dolphins and red buffaloes swimming around you. You’ll then continue on past the city before stopping to meet the indigenous community of the Kukama, where you’ll have the chance to get to know their dances and customs and to learn about their culture. After the visit, you’ll take a walk along the shore of the community of Father Cocha and learn about the curious history of its founder. In a nearby location, you’ll visit the Pilpintuwasi, a butterfly farm where you'll learn about the life cycles and breeding habits of these beautiful creatures. When the tour ends, you’ll return by boat to Iquitos Boulevard.
3. Iquitos: Amazon River Full Day Guided Tour
Your wildlife adventure begins in the morning with pickup from your hotel in Iquitos and heads to Nauta, a town considered to be the main gateway to the Amazon River from Peru. Explore Nauta’s market, and taste the variety of fresh fruits that exist only in this part of the world, grown by local farmers. From Nauta, embark on a boat ride along the beautiful Marañon River until you arrive at the confluence with Ucayali River. As you sail through the jungle waters, watch out for pink and gray dolphins as they catch the waves from the bow of the boat. From your local tour guide, learn everything there is to know about dolphins and how important they are for the Amazon environment. Arrive at Pacaya Samiria National Park and wander through the vast greenery of the landscape, looking out for capybaras, monkeys, birds, and snakes. Learn about the array of wildlife that lives here in the park,...
4. Iquitos: 3 Days and 2 Nights Guided Amazon Jungle Tour
Take a break from the pollution and noise of the city on this guided tour of the Amazon jungle. Be one with nature as you go through the Amazon river, experience adrenaline, and see the diverse fauna and flora the forest has to offer. On the first day, take a boat through the Nanay River to reach the majestic Amazon River, the largest in the world. Visit Fundo Pedrito before lunch and go on a canoe ride in the afternoon. Observe the typical flora and fauna of the place and learn about the multiple uses of different types of plants from the locals. Next day, enjoy a morning walk under the beautiful sunrise. Then, experience an adrenaline-filled adventure before recharging with a delicious lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, experience piranha fishing, swim in the Amazon river, and admire pink and grey dolphins. On the last day, further explore the jungle by trekking, and stop by the ...
5. Iquitos: 4-Day, 3-Night Amazon Jungle Trip
Spend four days and three nights immersed in the natural landscapes and wildlife of the Peruvian Amazon in Iquitos. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and reconnect with nature in one of the most memorable natural landscapes in the world. Day 1: Get picked up from the airport or your accommodation in Iquitos, then get driven to the port to take a boat to the lodge. On the way to the port, receive a brief description of the city and its surroundings. Upon arrival at the lodge, visit the mirador (balcony) from where you can appreciate a clear view of the jungle. Then, officially start your adventure with adrenaline-packed activities. Launch down five ziplines, walk along two suspension bridges, then climb up a mesh net and rappel down from 25 meters. After lunch, enjoy a canoe ride with a professional native guide who knows all the trails in the area. Observe the local flora and...
6. Iquitos: Full-Day Poisonous Frogs Valley Tour
After convenient pickup from your hotel in Iquitos, you’ll head straight for Nauta to board a boat used for the day’s cruising. To enter the jungle, you’ll navigate a massive tributary of the Amazon, the Marañon River. Gaze at the vast wilds that surround you as you near the starting point of your jungle hike. Once you arrive at one of the jungle’s best places to observe the poisonous frogs, you’ll disembark from your boat. The frogs themselves are tiny, the largest of which grow only to be 2 inches in length—but what they lack in size, they make up for with their vivid coloring and deadly poison. They cannot be found throughout the entirety of the Amazon, but strictly in certain small habitats that you’ll be visiting over the course of the day. As you walk through the jungle, your expert guide will take you to the best frog-spotting locales—but keep your eyes peeled for other species ...
7. Iquitos: 6-Hour Amazon River Tour w/ Belén & Butterfly Farm
Get picked up from your hotel in Iquitos in the morning, and begin your day with a visit to the Rescue Center Amazon, CREA Iquitos. This foundation develops programs that rescue, rehabilitate, and release aquatic mammals and endangered wildlife, particularly the Amazonian manatee. Head then to Belen, and discover magical colors of the fruits, vegetables, and fish found only in the Amazon. Experience how locals live in the largest floating shantytown village. From Belen, embark on the biggest and most powerful river on earth: the Amazon River. Occasionally pink and gray dolphins are seen. Finally, visit Pilpintuwasi, a butterfly farm, where you'll discover the life cycles and breeding habits of these beautiful creatures.
8. From Iquitos: 2-Day, 1-Night Jungle Excursion
After meeting your guide, you’ll head straight to the Nanay River Port, where you’ll hop on a boat bound for the jungle. Head up the Amazon River for a brief half-hour cruise before arriving at your lodge for the night. After finding your room and settling in with a small snack, you’ll head off on a guided walk through the jungle. Coming back to the lodge, you’ll enjoy a lunch of fish, legumes, and rice. Heading back into the jungle, you’ll find some of the largest trees in the area, as well as climb to the top of an exquisite viewpoint. On the way back, you’ll admire the technicolor jungle sunset, keeping your eyes peeled for green tree frogs. After dinner, you’ll retire for the evening in your river-view room. Waking up bright and early at 5:00 AM, you’ll catch the sunrise from the top of the lodge over breakfast. You’ll start the day’s touring by visiting a farm for lizards, piranha...
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