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From Iquitos: 3-Day Amazon Jungle Adventure Trip

1. From Iquitos: 3-Day Amazon Jungle Adventure Trip

Explore the Amazon on a 3-day guided tour. Take a trip on the river, meet a local tribe, and admire stunning jungle landscapes. Day 1After pickup from Iquitos airport, head straight to the Port of Nanay to board a boat. Sail to where the Nanay River meets the Amazon. Take a 2.5-hour trip along the Amazon River to the lodge where you will be staying. Enjoy lunch and a chance to relax in the lodge's hammock room. Next, visit an eco-butterfly farm and a riverside eco-village. Return to the lodge for dinner before spotting tarantulas, snakes, insects, and birds on a night excursion. Day 2Get up early to watch the sunrise. Spot herons, eagles, parakeets, and exotic birds. Then, return to the lodge for breakfast and free time. After lunch, fish for piranhas and more. Enjoy the sunset, followed by dinner and traditional Amazonian tales back at the lodge. Day 3After breakfast, set off on a botanical plant walk and search for lianas. Enjoy lunch at the lodge before checking out and heading back to Iquitos. From there, be transferred to your hotel or the airport by motorcycle taxi.

Iquitos: 3 Days and 2 Nights Guided Amazon Jungle Tour

2. 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, 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 500-year old Huimba tree. Marvel at its imposing height of up to 160 feet and width of 10 feet in diameter. Afterward, enjoy one last lunch at the lodge before heading back to the airport or your hotel.

Iquitos: 6-Hour Wonderful Wildlife Guided Tour

3. Iquitos: 6-Hour Wonderful Wildlife Guided Tour

Set sail from the pier of the Iquitos Boulevard and cruise down the Itaya River to meet the Amazon River. Visit a center that specializes in the breeding of paiches, fish also known as piracuru, as well as piranhas, macaws, lizards, and turtles. For a one-of-a-kind experience, try feeding these animals. Head to the great pond filled with the famous Victoria amazonica lily pads, the world’s largest leaves. Then, proceed to the Amazon viewpoint, which promises magical vistas over the legendary surrounding landscape. Enjoy some downtime on the hammocks, while taking in impressive views of the jungle and the Amazon River. Then, take a 15-minute walk into the jungle to see the gigantic and mythical Lupuna tree, said to possess magical properties and considered the protectors of the jungle. Before returning to the city, visit the Serpentary, where you can see the anaconda’s cage.

Iquitos: 2 Days and 1 Night Guided Amazon Jungle Tour

4. 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 under the beautiful sunrise. Discover the indigenous community of the Yaguas and participate in an exhibition with songs, dances, and handicrafts. Lastly, go on an excursion to the reserve of free animals before you check out.

Iquitos: Full Day Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Tour

5. Iquitos: Full Day Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Tour

Your wildlife adventure begins in the morning with pickup from your hotel in Iquitos and heads to Nauta Port. Admire the stunning scenery during the 2-hour drive, then embark on a boat ride along the beautiful Marañon 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. Upon arrival at the reserve, enjoy a short hike through the vast greenery of the landscape and look for capybaras, monkeys, birds, grasshoppers, crickets, frogs, sloths, spiders and snakes. Learn about the array of wildlife that lives here in the park, and the diverse role they all play in the biosphere of the jungle. As you wander through the park, discover the medicinal plants that grow here and listen to stories about how they have been used by indigenous people for thousands of years. Midway through the tour, enjoy a picnic lunch against the stunning backdrop of the park and immerse yourself in this truly amazing natural wonder.

Iquitos: Amazon River Full Day Guided Tour

6. 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, and the diverse role they all play in the biosphere of the jungle. Midway through the tour, enjoy a picnic lunch against the stunning backdrop of the park and immerse yourself in this truly amazing natural wonder. Then visit the indigenous village of Cocama to meet the local people and experience their unique way of life, learn about their use of medicinal plants, and listen to their language.

Iquitos: 6-Hour Amazon River Tour w/ Belén & Butterfly Farm

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.

From Iquitos: 3-Day Pacaya Samiria Reserve Experience

8. From Iquitos: 3-Day Pacaya Samiria Reserve Experience

PICK UP Hotel or Airport with a member of the YAKUMAMA AMAZON TOURS team (naturalist guide) who will be there waiting to receive you, then we will take a private car (1 hour ½, approx.) to go to the city of Nauta, (Nauta port located on the Marañón River), then we will take our typical wooden-roofed boat to navigate approximately 2 hours to the Lodge, along the Marañón, Amazonas, Ucayali and Yarapa rivers, (our lodge is located on the Yarapa River). During this first navigation, you may see some activities of river birds, dolphins and river people. LUNCH TIME: Table Service / Self-service Buffet. CULTURAL VISIT TO THE LOCAL RIVER VILLAGE - The river people always live in small villages along the river, because the river is their main way to go everywhere, to get fish to eat and sell, some villages do not have treated water at home so sometimes they get water from the river or from the rain, this jungle dweller tries their best to live here by getting the supplies from nature and others make very beautiful handicrafts to get some money. SWIMMING / WATCHING PINK AND GRAY DOLPHINS - Combined with Sunset! SUNSET ON THE RIVER -Do you think it is almost impossible to see a sunset and not dream? Do not lose hope!!! You will fully enjoy the sunset in nature, jumping between dew-covered trees or sailing along a seemingly calm river called the Amazon. A perfect moment in between (5:45 to 6:15) to appreciate one of the most impressive flashes of sun on the mighty Amazon River and also a splendid glow in the sky. This is the most relaxing way to end the day, you can take a bottle of wine with you and toast to being in the Amazon, a wonderful place enjoying the breathtaking view and the refreshing breeze, also during this excursion... find some animals like dolphins grays or the pink, a small flock of birds (egrets, small parrots, black sniffers, terns... or maybe on the way back to the lodge you may suddenly find an alligator... who knows... anyway , the jungle is a place full of surprises, just enjoy it.This excursion can be combined with another connected to the big river and last longer and enjoy more time to the fullest.Visit and learn the local culture, beliefs, lifestyle, dialects, education , etc. is a way to interact and feel the real life of the people of the Amazon, children are always happy to meet new friends from all over the world and if you brought some school supplies this is the time to give them away and h make them smile and light up their happiness SWIMMING / WATCHING PINK AND GRAY DOLPHINS - Combined with Sunset! DINNER TIME: Table Service / Self-service Buffet. NIGHT WALK IN THE JUNGLE - We prepare to go into the jungle wearing our rubber boots, which is the best way to walk in the bush and let's meet and look for some strange creature like us: night monkeys, possums, snakes, frogs, toads, bullet ants, spiders, tarantulas, scorpions, insects, small reptiles, lezons, etc.

From Iquitos: 2-Day, 1-Night Jungle Excursion

9. 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, piranhas, and pirarucus, one of the largest freshwater fish in the world. Afterwards, you’ll visit an animal rescue center, home to sloths and giant anacondas. After lunch, you’ll have some free time to wander and relax before heading back to Iquitos.

Iquitos: Full-Day Poisonous Frogs Valley Tour

10. 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 that call this vibrant ecosystem home, like anacondas, sloths, and unique insects. Along the way, you’ll have a delicious picnic lunch, and meet some of the indigenous people of the Amazon River. After a full day of exploration, you’ll head back down river, bound back for drop-off at your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Iquitos

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Being that we were in the Amazon Jungle accommodations were great. Guide was knowledgeable & always helpful. I am not a picky eater so, I thought the food was great & plentiful. It was truly an unforgettable adventure. The tribes, monkey island, butterfly garden and getting to meet the locals was a wonderful experience + we did get a glimpse of dolphins…. Come prepared and you shall be fine!

Was a great day in the jungle with our guide Nelson. The highlights for me were the drive on the Amazon, the jungle hike and the viewpoints. On the recommendation of our guide Nelson, we went to the floating restaurant. In total we were on the road for almost 8 hours. Criticism: In my opinion, all entries could be included at this price.

I had a great time! My guide was wonderful and fun. I loved seeing all the villages and animals. As a solo female traveler I highly recommend.

Excellent itinerary and very good guide Elmer

The reserve of animals, the serpentarium, the viewpoint, very good tour and the warmth of the guide Elmer do in excellent tour!