4 days 3 nights
Meet the Amazon rainforest and its inhabitants, their customs, traditions and daily activities in a 38-mile trip in two ecosystems; experience the encounter with the river, the flora and fauna, the natural environment. Enjoy also one night at Iquitos city.
Day 1. Iquitos
Our personnel will meet and greet you at the Iquitos Airport from where you will be transferred to the hotel.
Overnight at Selected hotel
Day 2. Iquitos / Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge
Breakfast. Pick up to the hotel and transfer to the river dock where you will begin the trip to our lodge.
Along the way you will briefly sightseeing Iquitos, looking at the most important tourist sites of this representative Peru’s orient city founded in the XIX Century.
Navigate on the greatest world river, the Amazon, aboard comfortable and safe motorboats. The trip will allow you to see a marvelous panorama in which the magnificence of the Amazon makes its way through the exuberance of the jungle, where picturesque villages with their particular color and joy appear on the shores of the river. Arrival in the Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge. Our Lodge built in the native-style is surrounded by trees, plants and flowers, a true tropical garden where birds and butterflies are abundant. While your guide explains about the Lodge facilities and the activities to come, our staff will serve you with a refreshing “welcome drink” made with some exotic fruit.
ECO CULTURAL Program (The Sinchicuy Watershed Ecosystem)
It starts with a short walk or canoe ride –according to the rain season- to a Yagua tribe community, one of the oldest ethnic groups in the Amazon. Whose ancestors were discovered by Francisco de Orellana in his first exploration of the Amazon in 1541. Visiting these friendly people will let you know their customs see their unique apparel made of palm fibers and even try their “pucuna” or blowgun. Lunch. Food speciality products in the Amazonas Sinchicuy include fruits from the river and the field. Filets of Dorado (Brachyplatystoma flavicans) garnished with Cocona Sauce (Sissiliflorum), fresh palm hearts, beans, fried cassava and banana are a treat. Do not doubt in asking the chef for the recipe!
In the afternoon you will proceed with ethno botanic tour around the lodge, you will be able to distinguish certain species of the plant kingdom. Visit to the “shaman” who will explain about the particularities of the regional flora and its applications.
Tour the Santa María del Ojeal farmlands where you will see the artisanal sugar cane squeeze. You will also visit a fishfarm to observe native ichthyological species and walk around a typical village on the shores of the Amazon. You may interact with villagers as you pass by their typical houses, schools, churches and shops; you will also see the community’s sustained development projects that are possible by ecotourism support.
Evening excursion…/Amazon legends…
At indicated time, evening canoe ride or walk to sense the jungle after dark. Return to the Lodge. After enjoying a delightful meal, the guide will amuse you with tales and legends from the rich Amazon myths.
Also, if you desire, our personnel will share with you a time for music and singing.
Overnight at Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge.
Day 3. Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge / Full day Yanayacu River
Breakfast. Fresh fruit juices and jam from the local produce (orange, melon, cocona) along hot meals and beverages to start the day. After breakfast you will board the boat that will take you to the opposite side of the Amazon River or “huashalado” as it is locally known.
FLORA AND FAUNA Program (The Yanayacu Watershed Ecosystem)
Full day exploring the primary jungle reserve in the Yanayacu River ecosystem. Navigation in open boats on the Amazon River to spot pink dolphins, main characters of fantastic tales and legends told by the river people.
Arrival in the Huashalado Village from where you will make a short walk to the Yanayacu River, where another boat will be waiting to take you in this excursion.
You will enter the “Kingdom of the Giant Trees”, which has been given this name because of the size reached by some specimens amongst them the “lupuna” or ceiba. This is a favorite site for birds since it is in the river they find the fish and fruit that grows on its edges; even more, the thick forest offers ideal possibilities for nestling. With a bit of luck, you could also, spot monkeys moving on the tree tops or maybe a sloth hanging from a branch and thus mimetizing and making it almost impossible to be seen.
Boxed lunch in the boat or on the edge of the river.
Primary jungle hike by trail or canoe ride –according to the season- in which you will observe particularities of plants and trees from this ecosystem like the Victoria Regia, which reaches 1.80 m. diameter.
Return to the Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge. On the way you will have the chance to do native-style fishing of piranhas and other species.
Arrival in the Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge. If you wish, there will be an evening canoe ride or if you decide not to you could comfortably sway on a hammock or enjoy an exotic drink at the “Clavohuasca Bar”.
Overnight Al Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge.
Day 4. Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge / Iquitos
Visit the Wildlife Project, recently called as Fundo Neiser Custody Centre to observe some of the varieties of wild animals such as sloth bears, monkeys, achunis, macaws, toucans, boas and lizards. It will be an interesting way to learn to appreciate and respect wildlife typical of our Amazonia.
After our educational tour, we went to the Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge for lunch.
At proper time return by boat to Iquitos, where a representative will be waiting to lead us to our hotel in Iquitos or to the airport.
The night in Iquitos hotel can be the 1st or the last of the program depending on your arrival and departure flights.
We recommend to arrive on Iquitos before 09:00 am and departure after 06:00 pm
The program can vary depending on arrival and departure times of the flights and also because of the weather conditions.
All Rates are per person in US$ Dollars
Prices according the selected hotel in Iquitos city
For festivity dates (New Year, holy week and others) please consult by e-mail: [email protected]o
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YOUR JUNGLE TRIP:
For your trip to the lodge and for the jungle hike we recommend to take a backpack or small suitcase with the bare essentials.
Your equipment and other items can be stored at your hotel or our Iquitos headquarters .
What to bring to the jungle?
• Light cotton trousers and long-sleeve shirts
• Light Bermudas o shorts
• Cotton short-sleeve polo or T-shirts
• Sun screen lotion
• Cap or hat
• Poncho (can be bought in Iquitos city) or light raincoat
• Photo or movie camera with rechargeable battery
• Mosquito repellent lotion (OFF!)
• Light water-proof poncho or rain jacket
• Snickers or hiking boots
• Rubber boots for rainy condition walking
• Personal flashlight
• Swimming outfit
• Binoculars are optional
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