Jungle

Cumaceba Lodge

3 days / 2 nights - USD 286

US$ 286 per person in Doble room

Day 1: Iquitos – Cumaceba Lodge.

Reception at Iquitos airport, short city tour. Transfer to our private harbor to take our speed boat to visit the floating thatch roof houses in the district of “Belen”, located on the edge of the Itaya river,(From November to July) continue traveling down the Amazon River we arrive at the ecological reserve “Cumaceba Lodge”. The reception will be with a welcome drink made of a typical fruit, accommodation in the bungalows with private bathrooms, typical lunch, a long walk in the primary forest to know and learn about medicinal plants and the wild life of the reserve. Depending on the weather conditions, we may see the sun set. At night a jungle walk excursion, to hear the sound of the rain forest animals and to find several nocturnal insects and frogs. Dinner and over night in Cumaceba Lodge.

Day 2: Cumaceba Lodge - Yagua Indian & Fishing.

An early morning jungle walks for bird watching to see the legendary Hoatzin-Shansho. After breakfast we will visit the “Yagua” Indian Village, to see their typical clothing and hear their own dialect, see how they use the blowgun, typical dances, also we can buy or trade their handy craft. Return to the lodge, typical lunch self service. Piranha fishing and other species as well, nocturnal lake excursion in canoes, to Hear rainforest typical sounds. Dinner and over night in Cumaceba Lodge.

Day 3: Cumaceba Lodge-Dolphins & lily pad.

Sunrise at the edge of the river bird watching at the “Padre Isla” town, canoe ride to see the Victoria Regia (lily pad), the largest aquatic flower of the world. Breakfast. Ride on the Amazon River to seek for the gray and pink dolphins. Visit to a small zoo to see some local species of animals such as anacondas, sloths, turtles and others. Walk to the Yanayacu River for canoe ride, Typical lunch and return to Iquitos. Transfer at the hotel or airport


Prices per person in US$ Dólar

Single room USD358

Doble room USD 286 per person

Triple USD 281 per person

Child USD 172 per person


Departure times:

  • Iquitos to Cumaceba Lodge: 09:00 hrs

  • Cumaceba Lodge to Iquitos: Right after lunch. Estimated arrival at 15:45 pm.


Does not include:

- Air tickets Lima / Iquitos / Lima.


CUMACEBA AMAZON LODGE

ECOLOGICAL PRIVATE RESERVE located 21 miles from Iquitos city. At the shore of the majestic Amazon River. The Transfer is by speedboat approximately 1 hour down river.

The construction of the lodge is typical, every room is designed with a palm roof and wooden structure, similar to the houses of the early Amazonian settlers, built without disturbing the jungle. There is a reception house, hammocks for relaxing, dining room and private bungalows, all of which are protected with mosquito nets. Each cabin has its own toilet and shower.

In the evening solar energy based lamps are used to illuminate every room, there is also a bar where you can try the local drinks, some of which are said to have aphrodisiac effcts! We also have sodas, beer , wine, whisky, rum, Vodka etc

ACTIVITIES

Night trips by canoes. Ecological walks in primary forest. Visits to see the “yagua” Indians. Birdwatching at the Shansho lake Which is considered to be of great importance due to the number of species of birds. Visits to local villages. Grey and pink dolphin watching, and also a chance to see the famous anaconda, boa constrictor and many other animals such as monkeys, sloths, turtles, alligators. Lily pads “Victoria Regia” the largest aquatic plant in the world. Fishing fort Piranhas and other species. Visit to a hamlet on the Amazon that produces the famous sugar beat rum and it’s medicinal derivatives.

Cumaceba Botanical Garden Lodge

3 days / 2 nights - USD357

Departure: 09:00 hrs

Day 1: Amazon River - Paiches Hatchery

Reception at the Iquitos airport, brief pedestrian city tour (at the beginning or end of the tour). Transfer to our private jetty to board the fast boat bound for CUMACEBA BOTANICAL GARDEN, on the way we will observe, houseboats (Nov-Jul), union of the Itaya rivers and the Natural Wonder Amazon River, observation of different settlements on the banks of the Rio Amazonas, we will make a stop to start the first tour of visit to the Paiche Cattery, observe the largest aquatic plant in the world "Victoria Regia", alligator farm, short break to enjoy a refreshing coconut water, soft drinks, etc. . Continuing the trip through the Amazon, arrival at the lodge, typical drink, allocation of private bungalow. Typical self-service lunch Relax 15:00 hrs. Walk to know plants and trees with medicinal power that are used by the riverside to cure their ailments and ailments, among them are the Sangre de Grado, Chirick Sanango, Uvos, Cat's Claw, Sacha Garlic, Pichirina, Clove Huasca among others. Depending on the weather conditions we will observe a beautiful sunset from a privileged place. Free time to relax and make use of the refreshing pool. Dinner. Rowing canoe excursion or trek through the jungle, depending on the river station. Night at Cumaceba Botanical Garden.

Day 2: CBG- Jungle Expeditions

Canoe ride or morning walk according to the season, observing birds in their habitat. Breakfast. Penetration walk through the jungle of giant trees, knowing the impressive and voluptuous Ceiba (Lupuna) and other varieties of timber trees. (Flora & Fauna) This walk lasts approximately 4 hours. Return to the Lodge. Typical self-service lunch In the afternoon, tour through the Amazon River and visit to Trapiche artisan, demonstration and participation of tourists in the extraction of sugarcane juice that the inhabitants use to make derivatives such as cane rum and molasses. Night excursion by canoe or hike through the jungle according to the river station, listening to the sounds of the rainforest and observing tarantulas, insects or simply listening to the endless night sounds. Dinner. Night at Cumaceba Botanical Garden.

Day 3: CBG Island of the Monkeys - Iquitos

Breakfast. Time indicated visit a river dweller to know their customs and daily activities. Return to CBG and farewell lunch at the edge of the pool. Return to the city of Iquitos, before we will visit the private conservation project called "The Island of the Monkeys" We will appreciate species of Monkeys that are threatened as the Monkey CHORO, the Monkey ARAÑA, COTO Monkey or Howler, Monkey TOCON and MUSMUKY, Monkey HUAPO Colorado and Black. Arrival to Iquitos and transfer to the hotel or airport. End of services.

Prices per person in US$ Dollar

Doble USD 357

Triple USD 347 per person

CHD USD 214 per persona

Departure time:

Iquitos to Botanical Garden: 09:00 hrs

Botanical Garden to Iquitos: Right after lunch


Does not include:

- Air tickets Lima / Iquitos / Lima.


Cumaceba Botanical Garden Lodge It is located 80km from the city of Iquitos, sailing the Amazon River downstream. Near the mouth of the Napo River, whose source is in the part of the Equator.

It has 15 cabins fully protected against the entry of insects or mosquitoes, all with their own bathroom. Electric light from 18 to 22 hours, after that time the lighting is through solar energy. It has double, triple, matrimonial and quadruple cabins. Spacious living room and hammocks for rest and relaxation. A large and refreshing pool with area for children and adults. It is located on the banks of a stream or tributary of the Amazon River, in whose waters during the rainy season from December to July there are interesting canoe trips, observing birds, flora and doing the fun fishing of catfish, sardines and voracious piranhas.

The botanical environment is impressive since it has many plants with medicinal power that the ribereños continue using them to cure their ailments, such as cat's claw, clove huasca, uvos, garlic sacha, grade blood, capirona, guayaba, chiriczanango and the ancestral Ayahuasca.

It has a large round hut with a diameter of 15 meters in the "MALOCA YAGUA" style specially designed for the ritual ceremony of the Ayahuasca. This Eco Lodge can be rented to groups that wish to perform these ceremonies privately for the necessary time. We have all the necessary clothing.

Cumaceba Botanical

Native

The Amazon River

SALE! Heliconia Amazon River Lodge Promotion 2 x 1

It includes:

  • 02 or 03 nights accommodation at Heliconia Lodge with full feeding (subject to arrivals and

  • flight departures)

  • Walk through the jungle.

  • Night boat ride.

  • Search for Pink Dolphins.

  • Observation of Royal Victories.

  • Bird watching tour.

  • Artisanal fishing tour.

  • Visit to a craft mill.

  • Transfers airport or hotel / lodge / airport or hotel.

Does not include:

  • Drinks in general: juices, soft drinks and / or liquors.

  • Includes seasonal fruit refreshment during lunches and dinners.

  • Air tickets Lima / Iquitos / Lima.

  • Airport tax in Lima and Iquitos.

  • Tips.

Price per person, USD

Package 3 days - 2 nights Regular USD 426 per person in Doble room

Promotion USD 213 per person in Double room!

Package 4 days - 3 nights Regular USD 551 per person in Doble room

Promotion USD 276 per person in Double room!

Promotion condition 2 x 1

Valid offer to buy 01/05/20 to 12/28/2020 and to travel from July 2020 to 12/28/2020

Flights that apply to this promotion:

  • Lima Iquitos before 9 am

  • Iquitos Lima after 18 pm

If in case it arrives at times not recommended on

Cost of the extra boat is $ 90 (One way shared service)

HELICONIA native

Heliconia Amazon Lodge

Caiman

Mystic 4 days - 3 nights USD 571

From USD 571 per person in Double room

Price for group of 2 to 4 passengers

1 session of Ayahuasca

From USD 551 per person in Double room

Price for group of 5 to 7 passengers

1 session of Ayahuasca

Price of the second session of Ayahuasca USD 80 per person

Single Supplementary Bed + USD 163

INCLUDES:

  • Round trip airport / hotel transfers / airport.

  • Overnight at Heliconia Lodge.

  • Fullboard.

  • House drinks during meals.

  • Service guided in English and Spanish.

  • Excursions and activities scheduled.

  • Basic equipment for excursions.

Flights that apply to this promotion

Lima Iquitos before 9 am

Iquitos Lima after 18 pm

If in case it arrives at times not recommended on

Cost of the extra boat is $ 90 (One way shared service).

  • NOT INCLUDED:

  • Air Ticket Lima-Iquitos-Lima.

  • Travel insurance or personal.

  • Personal expenses.

  • Tips.

  • Beverages: juices, sodas, soft drinks and any alcoholic drinks.

  • Tea and coffee are complimentary

Day 01: Lima / Iquitos / Heliconia Amazon River Lodge (L, D)

You will be met and welcomed by our staff at the Luggage Claim area of the Iquitos Int’l Airport where our staff will assist you and transfer to our Office in Iquitos town proper. A briefing about our services, what to expect during your stay, the do’s and don’ts in the jungle and some essential tips will make your stay comfortable. Soon after, you will transfer to the Iquitos Port, where you will board one of our speedboats to take you to the Heliconia Amazon River Lodge along the Amazon River. During the boat ride observe the noticeable convergence of the brown turbid waters of the Amazon River with the dark waters of the Nanay River. Enjoy the impressive jungle landscapes with the rustic small houses of the riverside towns. Then have a short stopover in Monkey Island (in dry season you will visit Fundo Pedrito), a family social enterprise focused on conserving and protecting endangered monkey species in the Northern Amazon. The goal is to enlighten rainforest guests on the effort to reintegrate monkeys and their survival in the wild. See the monkeys free in this reserve, not in cages. Their temporary stay here depends on their capability to adapt back to its jungle habitat. After a 60 minute boat ride arrive at the Lodge where our staff will welcome you with an exotic jungle drink. Then check-in and settle in your room, at your leisure. Afterward taste your first Amazonia cuisine lunch. In the afternoon, begin your first excursion: set out to a jungle hike into the Yanamono primary rainforest reserve, for approximately two hours accompanied by our expert guides. They will point out and identify several flora species such as heliconia flowers, medicinal plants and giant trees. You will also have the chance to sight several birds species such as the Turkey Vulture (Cathartes Aura), Black Fronted Nanbird (Monasa-Atia), And with a little luck you will be able to view a family of small monkeys such as marmosets (Saguinus fusicollis), the Titi (Callicebus Mollock Mollock) and the Squirrel monkey (Saimiri Boliviense). Return to the lodge for rest and relaxation and be enthralled by your first, must-notmiss Amazon Sunset. As the darkness of evening comes around, take a boat ride along one of the Amazon River’s tributaries for an exciting evening in the jungle. With no lights, the jungle flora and fauna sparkle along the river´s edge. Your expert boat guide to take you to where you can appreciate and listen to the magical sounds of the jungle. If it is a clear night, you will see the bright magnificent moonlight, as well as observe the stars and constellations. With some luck you can also see some falling stars which are quite common in the area. Then motor back to the Lodge to rest and relax for an early wake up the next day.

Day 2: Native Community Immersion in a Riverside Town (B,L,D)

Rise early for the Morning Bird Watching. In order to see the birds flocked together during their morning feeding time, you will start very early going by boat to one of the several streams to look out for a number of variety of Amazon birds. You will be looking out for birds such as the Tuki(Jacana Jacana), Ringed Kingfisher (CeryleTorquata), Black-Collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis),among others. Thereafter, you will return to the lodge for a scrumptious and energizing breakfast. Take a little rest, and then we will visit a riverside village to see an indigenous tribe of the Yaguas community where you will have the opportunity to learn and see their way of life along the Amazon River. See their homes, school, church, shops. Interact with the people; learn their techniques of fishing and farming. Observe their customs and tradition, and get enlightened by their unaffected and austere way of living. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you will set off to a Native Fishing expedition unto one of the small tributaries of the Amazon River. Learn the local techniques of fishing and for the most daring you can try to fish for Piranhas. If you are lucky you have your catch cooked for lunch, when you return to the Lodge. During this excursion you can also have the opportunity to look out for the Pink River Dolphin (Inia Geoffrensis). Return to the Lodge for lunch. In the evening, consider the Night Hike. Go on an enchanting evening trek within the secure periphery of the Lodge and you will witness the entrancing transformation from daytime to a night atmosphere. As you adjust to the dark environment you will appreciate the rainforest takes on a very different character and be aware of the existence and habits of nocturnal jungle animals. It’s the best time to see stunning tree frogs, shy snakes, and other rainforest creatures that only come out at night. Notice a range of completely distinctive fauna from the day as you listen to magical sounds of insects, birds, jungle cats and night owls. Back to the Lodge, a special dinner is prepared for you who will participate in the Ayahuasca Ceremony. At 10:00 pm, in an exclusively built area, join the rituals which include ingestion of a sacred visionary plant Ayahuasca or Yage, to open your consciousness and unveil the spiritual world, meant to cleanse the body and spirit. Take part in the ceremony, where the shaman (curandero) sings icaros (medicine songs) and plays the shacapa (a leaf instrument) to call in the spirits that will help you achieve personal transformation. Then, a relaxing and restful night at the Lodge.

Day 3: Heliconia Amazon River Lodge (B, L, D)

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before we will board the boat towards a lake in Yanamono Island where you will be able to glimpse the Giant Water Lily, the Victoria Regia, the “Queen of water lilies”. Now renamed Victoria Amazonica, these native flora in the shallow waters of the Amazon River basin are mostly found in oxbow lakes and bayous. You may see some flowers that are white as they bloom on the first night some that have turned pink on the second night after blooming. They can grow to 40 cm in diameter, and are pollinated by scarab beetles. Victoria Amazonica is well known for its huge circular leaves, which are often pictured with a small child sitting at the center of its leaf to display their size and strength. Return to the Lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, take a ten-minute boat ride on the Amazon River to a family farm for a Trapiche (roller-extracted sugar cane alcohol) Treat in a rustic sugar cane distillery located along the river. Watch how the locals process sugar cane extracts using horses, and then ferment sugar juice in wooden casks for some time to turn to liquor production. Get a taste of the varied exotic beverages made from the sugar cane liquor and sugar by-products such as molasses. You may want to buy some to take home for yourself or as a gift.

Day 04: Iquitos / Lima (B,L) Enjoy a full breakfast before starting the rafting tour in the Amazon River. It is an exciting and safe activity that allows you to paddle in the largest river and make a side-excursion into the flooded jungle or the small tributaries of the Amazon River. Quietly contemplate the richness of nature slowly and without the noise that scares off the animals and birds. Return to the Lodge for lunch and check-out. After lunch, depending on your flight schedule, transfer to Iquitos City and according to your departure, transfer to the airport.

Programs may vary according to flight arrival / departure changes or weather conditions. For this program we recommend to take morning flights to Iquitos and your returning flight to Lima in the afternoon.

Sport Fishing 4 days-3 nts USD 1383

From USD 1383 per person

Price for group of 2 to 4 passengers

From USD 1346 per person

Price for group of 5 to 7 passengers

Single Supplementary Bed + USD 225 per person

INCLUDES:

  • Round trip airport / hotel transfers / airport.

  • Overnight at Heliconia Amazon River Lodge.

  • Fullboard.

  • House drinks during meals.

  • Service guided in English and Spanish.

  • Excursions and activities scheduled.

  • Basic equipment for excursions.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Air Ticket Lima-Iquitos-Lima.

  • Travel insurance or personal.

  • Personal expenses.

  • Tips.

Important note:

Catch and release is a practice within recreational fishing intended as a technique of conservation. After capture, the fish are unhooked and returned to the water before experiencing serious exhaustion or injury.

Recommended Fishing season : Dry Season , from July to November.

Seasons of Rising and Emptying of the Amazon River

Keep in mind that the itinerary suffers variations during the Amazon River Emptying season that affects navigation and therefore the performance of some activities.

Rising Season : March - May

Emptying Season : August - October

Transition Season: November - February

Day 1: Iquitos/ Heliconia Amazon River Lodge (L, D)

Welcome to Iquitos! Upon your arrival at Iquitos International Airport, you will be greeted by our staff and taken to our Heliconia office for and proceed to the docks to take a boat. En route, a short stopover in Monkey Island, a family social enterprise focused on conserving and protecting endangered monkey species in the Northern Amazon. The goal is to enlighten rainforest guests on the effort to reintegrate monkeys and their survival in the wild. See the monkeys free in this reserve, not in cages, their temporary stay here depends on their capability to adapt back to its jungle habitat. After a 90 minute boat ride arrive at the Lodge where our staff will welcome you with an exotic jungle drink. Next check-in and settling in your room, at your leisure, taste your first Amazonia cuisine lunch.In the afternoon, begin your first excursion: set out to a jungle hike into the Yanamono primary rainforest reserve, for approximately two hours accompanied by our expert guides. They will show you identify several flora species such as heliconia flowers, medicinal plants and giant trees. You will also have the chance to sight several birds species such as the Turkey Vulture (Cathartes Aura), Black Fronted Nanbird (Monasa-Atia), and with a little luck you will be able to view a family of small monkeys such as marmosets (Saguinus fusicollis), the Titi (Callicebus Mollock Mollock) and the Squirrel monkey (Saimiri Boliviense).Return to the lodge for rest and relaxation and be enthralled by your first, must-not-miss Amazon Sunset. As the evening comes around, during high tide, take a boat ride along one of the Amazon River’s tributaries for an exciting evening in the jungle, with no lights, perhaps just some jungle flora and fauna sparkling in the dark. You will have to trust your expert boat guide to take you where you can appreciate and listen to the magical sounds of the jungle. If it is a clear night, you will see the bright magnificent moonlight, as well as observe the stars and constellations. With some luck you can also see some falling stars which are quite common in the area. Shortly, go back to the Lodge to rest and relax for an early wake up the next day.

Day 2: Fishing at Atun Caño / Heliconia Amazon River Lodge (B, L, D)

You will wake up very early in the morning and after your energizing breakfast, get ready to take the boat downriver to the community of Santa Rosa on the banks of Atun Caño Reserve. Catch the magnificent sunrise at the lake, while your native guide will first offer a prayer to the jungle gods while smoking a black cigar. The Amazon River folks have a belief that each lake of the jungle has its god that takes care of them, protects the fishermen and helps them catch a bountiful of fish. In the oxbow lake, enjoy the first sounds of nature as the sun rises, then start to catch some fish, perhaps, the powerful and awesome Largemouth peacock bass (cichla monoculus), a real fighter and a challenge for sportfishing fans. Locally known as Tucunare this fish has beautiful colors all over its body, three black stripes and a big dot similar to its eye found towards its tail. Aside from the Dragon fish (Arowana) another similar amazing game fish is the Paiche (Arapaima Gigas) though this fish cannot be caught with a game fishing bait. However, you can try to hook a Smallmouth bass, the famous Red-bellied piranha (Serraselmus nattereri) and other game fish species. At the same time, enjoy the enchanting scenery within the tranquil lake, the sounds of the animals and bird calls which are amplified in the peace and quiet of the area. Return to our jungle hut located in Santa Rosa where our cook is waiting for us for a nourishing lunch, served with refreshing cold distilled drinking water, soft drinks/sodas. In the afternoon, enjoy some more fishing at the lake and before it gets dark, go back to Heliconia Amazon River Lodge. Once at the lodge, you may rest and relax or enjoy a sunset cocktail at the bar (on your personal account). Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m. and a restful overnight at the Lodge

Day 3: Fishing at Atun Caño / Heliconia Amazon River Lodge (B, L, D)

Enjoy an energizing early morning breakfast, get ready to take the boat downriver to the community of Santa Rosa and then set off to the lake once again, for another delightful day of fishing. Take note that you will have chances to catch a 16 to 18 pounder (or more) Peacock bass on this lake. As a game fishing enthusiast you will realize that every cast brings you hope and excitement that you will be able to catch one big fish, even though the ones that usually get hooked average only 4 to 8 pounds. At noon time, return to the base hut where you will relish a nutritious lunch and afterward, get ready to depart by boat arriving late afternoon at Heliconia Amazon River Lodge. Once at the lodge, you may rest and relax or enjoy a sunset cocktail at the bar (on your personal account). Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m. and a restful overnight at the Lodge.

Day 4 :Fishing at Isana Lake (B, L)

Wake up early and take a full breakfast, get ready to take the boat downriver to the community of Santa Rosa and then set off to Isana Lake for another pleasant day to catch some more fish. You may choose to fish the traditional way, with a stick made from a plant bark, line, hook and bait. This way you will learn how to catch lots of piranha in a couple of hours. Otherwise you may opt to cast and catch sport-style, so you can enjoy fishing as you wish. Afterwards, return to the base hut and get ready to depart for Heliconia Lodge for a lunch. At a proper time depending on your itinerary or onward trip schedule, transfer to Iquitos city and/or to the airport or hotel.

Bird Watching 5 Days 4 Nights - USD 1180

Heliconia Lodge

Price per person USD 1180 in Doble room

  • Check-in 1:00 p.m. /Check-out 12:00m Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

INCLUDED:

Round trip transportation by land and river (Airport / Lodge /Airport) / Overnight at Heliconia Amazon River Lodge / Fullboard / House beverages during meals / English and Spanish interpreter services / Programmed excursions / Basic equipment for each activity.

NOT INCLUDED:

Airfare and local airport taxes / Travel insurance / Personal expenses and tips.

CHILDREN POLICY:

  • Children under 05 years old pay only 20% from adult rate according the program selected.

  • Children between 05 and 12 years old pay only 70% from adult rate according the program selected.

  • Children share room with their parents.


Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve and Yanamono Community Reserve

This 5 Days 4 nights program is a Birdwatcher’s iconic itinerary in the Amazon where you will visit one of the world’s remarkable ecosystems, the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve, world-renowned for having the most biodiversity and site of the rare white sand forest locally called "varillales" . In spite of its relatively smaller size compared to others, the reserve contains more than 490 bird species; some twenty native, while others are so endemic they cannot live elsewhere in the planet. The Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve is a bird watcher's paradise where new bird species are being discovered every year. Then, you will set off to some of the islands on the Amazon River, around Yanamono Reserve, such as the Hondococha (island in front of Heliconia Amazon River Lodge), Caño Cáceres, Quebrada Manco and the varied forest areas around of Heliconia Amazon River Lodge where 150 species of birds has been recorded.

Seasons of Rising and Emptying of the Amazon River

Keep in mind that the itinerary suffers variations during the Amazon River Emptying season that affects navigation and therefore the performance of some activities.

Rising Season : March - May

Emptying Season : August - October

Transition Season: November - February

  • Day 01: Lima-Iquitos (L, D)
    Welcome to Iquitos, the gateway to the World’s Natural Wonder, Amazon River and Jungle. Upon your arrival at Iquitos International Airport, you will be greeted by our staff and taken to Victoria Regia Hotel. After check-in lunch will be served at your leisure. In the afternoon, you may walk along the town’s main boulevard to the Malecon, the river banks of the Itaya River, where you can start to observe shore birds of the Northern Amazon River such as the Lesser Yellow- Headed Vulture, Greater, Yellow- headed Vulture, Purple Gallinule, Black throated Mango, Pale-legged Hornero, Short-crested Flycatcher, Orange-headed Tanager, Purple-throated Euphonia. Returning to the Hotel, you will enjoy a dinner and restful night.

  • Day 02: Allpahuayo - Mishana National Reserve (RNAM) / (B, L, D)
    Your wake-up time is 4:30 am. Then take your packed brunch and depart via the Iquitos-Nauta Highway to Kilometer 25. At 5:30 am, you will start your expedition with a Birding expert from Allpahuayo-Mishana; listen and learn from his talk about the varied vegetation, ecosystem and soil like the rare white sand (“varillal”) made up of almost pure quartz and nutrient rich lacustrine clay. You will easily observe some 15 – 20 species of birds, as well as animals such as amphibians and monkeys. Hike down a jungle path to an observation post and see more bird species such as the Ancient Antwren, Gray-legged Tinamou (between December and March), Mishana Tyrannulet, Zimmer’s Antbird, Pompadour Cotinga, Allpahuayo Antbird, the recently recorded Iquitos gnatcatcher, Brown-banded Puffbird, Citron-belied Attila, Safron-crested Tyran-Manakin, Yellow-throated Flycatcher, and the recently recorded Iquitos gnatcatcher (Polioptila clementsi), and other white white sand forest endemics such as the Pearly Antshrike, White-plumed Antbird, White-browed Purpletuft, among others. Dinner and Overnight in Iquitos at Victoria Regia Hotel.
    (BOX.A.C)

  • Day 3: Heliconia Amazon River Lodge (B,L, D)
    Early morning you will transfer from Iquitos to Bellavista Nanay Port. On this boat ride along the Amazon River towards the Heliconia Amazon River Lodge, you will observe some Large- and Yellow-billed Terns and maybe even a Light Yellow-headed Vulture. Arrive at the Heliconia Amazon River Lodge and take a jungle hike into the Yanamono swamps nearby looking for endemic species of the Várzea forest (seasonal floodplain forest inundated by white water rivers) like the Pale-legged Hornero, Warbling antbird, Violaceus trogon, White- eared Jacamar, Buff- throated Woodcreeper. On the upland (terra firme) forest, you will find some Manakin species, including Golden-headed Manakin (which is replaced in the south Amazon by Red- and Blue-headed Manakins), Reddish Hermit, Golden-collared Toucanet, Fasciated Antshrike and Short-billed Antwren. Return to the lodge to relax and rest. Overnight in Heliconia Amazon River Lodge.

  • Day 4: Yanamono Rainforest (B,L,D)
    Wake up very early to take the boat and start the bird watching expedition to Quebrada Cáceres (a gorge or ravine), during high tide. You will be looking out for birds such as the Wattled Jacana, White-eared Jacamar, Black-capped Donacobius, Red-capped Cardinald, Amazon Kingfisher, Green Kingfisher, Ringed Kingfisher, Black-Collared Hawk, Amazonian Antshrike, Amazonian-streaked Antwrent, Black Caracara, Plumbeous Antbird, Great Egret, Greater Ani, Squirrel Cuckoo and Oriole Blackbird.
    After breakfast, take a walk along the Yanamono swamps on terra firme (non-flooded) forest where hopefully you will observe Black Fronted Nunbird, Blue and Gray Tanager, Roadside Hawk, Yellow-headed Caracara, Chachalaca, White-throated Toucan, Yellow-rumped Cacique and others. In the afternoon, a speed boat will take you to the Napo River, a smaller tributary of the Amazon River where you can view river shore species like Black–necked Red Cotinga, Orange–eyed Flycatcher, Swallow Wing and Chestnut - crowned Becard. Then proceed to one of the oxbow lakes to see Hoatzins, Plum- throated Cotinga, Black-collared Hawk, Great Black Hawk, Capped Heron and three species of Kingfishers (American Pygmy, Green and Rufous, Green and Amazon), White-eared Jacamar, Black-capped Donacobius, Red-capped Cardinal, Gilded and Scarlet-crowned Barbets, Crimson-crested and Cream-colored Woodpecker and Striped Woodcreeper, Band-tailed Manakin among other species. Overnight in Heliconia Amazon River Lodge.

  • Day 5: Yanamono Rainforest / Hondo Cocha (B,L)
    Wake up very early to take the boat and start the bird watching expedition to Hondo Cocha and depending of the season you can go for a walk or otherwise canoes are used to watch birds such as Black Fronted Nunbird, Blue Gray Tanager, Roadside Hawk, Yellow Haded Caracara, Chachalaca, Cuvier's Toucan, Yellow Rumped Cacique, Wattled Jacana , White-eared Jacamar, Black Capped Donacobius, Red Capped Cardinald, Amazon Kingfisher, Green Kingfisher, Ringed Kingfisher, Black-Collared Hawk, Gilded Barbet, Scarlet-crowned Barbet, Crimson-crested Woodpecker, Cream-colored Woodpecker, Striped Woodcreeper, Band-tailed Manakin, among other species. After lunch at the Lodge, we then go back to the Iquitos city by boat. Our van will take you to the airport to catch your flight.

Birdwatching Holiday 8 Days / 7 Nights

Ceiba Tops - USD 2278

Day 1. Upon arrival in Iquitos, you will be met and transferred to the Garden House Hotel, a 5 star hotel in the very center of Iquitos. For early arrivals there will be time to walk to the banks of the Amazon to see your first Amazonian birds. In addition to the ubiquitous Greater Kiskadee and Black Vultures you are likely to see several of the more common seed finches. In the evening both the Plaza de Armas and the "Boulevard" are great places to watch people strolling along and imagine yourself as a great rubber baron.

Dinner (if arrival flight permits) --------------------- Overnight Garden House Hotel (Iquitos)

Day 2. After breakfast a short bus ride takes you to the Explorama boat docks. A voyage down the Amazon (80 KM/50 mi/1½ hrs) takes you to Explorama Lodge where you will have your first exposure to Amazonian forest birds as you search the camp grounds for the Black-fronted Nunbird and the Thrush-like Wren. Near the stream you may also see Sun Bittern. After lunch you will hike along the "Lake Trail" looking for varzea (flood plain) specialists like the Silvered Antbird and Pale-legged Hornero.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ----------------- Overnight Explorama Lodge

Day 3. Before sunrise, take an early morning walk on the Bushmaster Trail in terra firma forest where the highest diversity of tree species of any location in the world has been discovered. With luck, a mixed flock of birds feeding over an army ant column will be found. At times these flocks have over 40 species of birds. After breakfast, you will return to the Bushmaster to hopefully observe Golden-headed and Bearded Manakins on their display leks. During the afternoon, there will be an open boat trip on the Amazon looking for river edge species like the Black-collared Hawk, Capped Heron and three species of Kingfishers. We will also search for both pink and gray freshwater river dolphins commonly found where tributaries of the river meet.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ----------------- Overnight Explorama Lodge

Day 4. After breakfast, you will board an Explorama boat for a trip on the Amazon and Napo Rivers (80 KM/50 mi/1½ hrs) to ExplorNapo Lodge. The trails in the rainforest reserve surrounding ExplorNapo are innumerable and offer an opportunity for birdwatching in almost every rainforest habitat. This is the best location in the world to see rarities like Nocturnal Currasow and the Black-necked Red Cotinga. This evening you will enjoy an open boat ride in search of caiman and frogs while listening to the night sounds and, if it is a clear night, viewing the overwhelming number of stars of the Southern sky.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ----------------- Overnight ExplorNapo Lodge

Day 5. Early morning birding. Morning excursion in open boat and hiking to a black water oxbow lake formed when water from the Napo River became separated from the main flow of the river. These lakes are often covered with giant Victoria Regia water lilies and sometimes offer a glimpse of the elusive Hoatzin bird. Afternoon boating excursion along one of the Napo tributaries spotting for sloth, birding and having a try at fishing for piranha.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ----------------- Overnight ExplorNapo Lodge

Day 6 Early morning birding walk. Morning hike to Amazon Conservatory Field Station, and the Canopy Walkway, a suspended bridge spanning 500 meters (one-third of a mile), connected by tree platforms and reaching a height of over 36 meters (115 feet) above the ground. Here there is time to observe a part of the rainforest rarely seen by man. Afternoon excursion along the Medicinal and Useful Plants Trail where your guide will explain the uses of many of the rainforest plants. In the late afternoon you will be up at canopy level when the birds return to roost and to watch the sunset from the treetops. After dark there is the opportunity to rediscover the canopy dwellers at night and to find the phosphorescent fungi that grows on the forest leaf litter near the canopy walkway. When you turn off your flashlight, the forest floor glows like a starry sky.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ----------------- Overnight ACTS FieldStation

Day 7. Departure to the Canopy Walkway in time to welcome the day from high in the treetops, an unforgettable natural history experience, as mixed species flocks form and their morning chorus begins. Motmots, woodcreepers, antbirds, flycatchers, barbets, toucans and even Red-Throated Caracara add to the cacophony. After breakfast you hike out to the Sucusari Stream and board the boat to Ceiba Tops (120 KM/75 miles/2¼ hrs) where private air conditioned rooms and hot water showers gently ease your way back to civilization. At Ceiba Tops you may find a Great Potoo on the short walk between the boat dock and the main Ceiba Tops building. After lunch, you will visit islands that were formed at different times by the meandering Amazon River forming unique habitats where some species of birds spend their entire lives. Returning to Ceiba Tops you will travel close to the shore where both gray and pink dolphins are often seen, and, with luck, there will be a colorful sunset on the Amazon River.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ----------------- Overnight Ceiba Tops

Day 8. Early morning birdwatching on a short walk to the huge Ceiba Tree for which the lodge is named. Many organisms spend their entire lives in this single rainforest giant. Depending on your departure flight from Iquitos, there may be time for an open boat ride on the channels of the Amazon in front of Ceiba Tops before lunch. Whatever your departure flight, a boat ride will return you to Iquitos (40 KM/25 mi/3/4 hrs) and then by bus you'll be at the airport in time for your departure flight to Lima.

Breakfast, Lunch (if departure flight permits)

*Due to the everchanging nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions*

Timing your dock-to-lodge and lodge-to-dock boat transfers:

Boat transfers to our lodges depart dock daily at 1:30pm, connecting from mid-day flight arrivals to Iquitos on flights such as Lan Peru, La 2380. Please plan your arrival to Iquitos at least 1 hour earlier to meet this departure. Earlier or later boat transfers to Lodge can be arranged for a fuel surcharge of US$50.00 per confirmed reservation (not US$50 per person).

Ceiba Tops 3 days 2 nts - from USD 529

USD 529 per person in Doble room.

Day 1. Iquitos - Explorama Lodge

Reception at the airport, brief city orientation and transfer to the Explorama dock. Fifty mile journey down the Amazon River to Yanamono Stream where Explorama Lodge is located. Afternoon hike along the "Lake Trail" through lowland rainforest which is seasonally flooded. During the high water season, this excursion is done by open boat! Night walk or open boat ride to enjoy the sounds of the rainforest and stars of the Southern sky.

Lunch, Dinner

Day 2. Morning walk along the "Bushmaster Trail", where scientific studies by the Missouri Botanical Gardens have found the world's highest biodiversity of trees per square hectare. Your guide will point out many plants used in medicine today and many that we may use in the future. Afternoon open boat trip along the Amazon in search of either of the two species of freshwater dolphin found in the river and a chance for an afternoon swim.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3. Explorama Lodge - Iquitos

Morning walk along a local river trail with stops along the way to visit the "ribereños" or river people, visit a river school, see the local sugar cane rum "factory" or visit our resident American medical doctor in her clinic sponsored by the Rotary Club. Transfer back to Iquitos for your departure flight to Lima.​​

​Breakfast, Lunch (if departure flight permits)

*Due to the everchanging nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions*

Timing your dock-to-lodge and lodge-to-dock boat transfers:

Boat transfers to our lodges depart Explorama's dock daily at 1:30pm, connecting from mid-day flight arrivals to Iquitos on flights such as Lan Peru, La 2380. Please plan your arrival to Iquitos at least 1 hour earlier to meet this departure. Earlier or later boat transfers to Ceiba Tops can be arranged for a fuel surcharge of US$50.00 per confirmed reservation (not US$50 per person). Boat transfers to other Explorama Lodges cannot be made after 1:30pm.


Boat transfers from our lodges to dock in Iquitos arrive daily at 3:00pm. Please plan your departure flight no earlier than 5pm. Earlier or later boat transfers from Ceiba Tops can be arranged at a fuel surcharge of US$50.00 per confirmed reservation (not per person).


If you stay in a hotel prior to departing to lodges, plan on departing Iquitos at 1:30pm. If you would like to plan an earlier departure from Iquitos, let us know. A US$50.00 surcharge will apply (per reservation, not per person).

Single Room Supplement US$ 50.00


Additional nights at Explorama Lodge:

US$ 120.00 per person per additional night. Single room supplement US$25.00 per additional night.


Additional nights at Ceiba Tops:

US$ 140.00 per person per additional night. Single room supplement US$30.00 per additional night.


Special Full Day excursion to the Canopy Walkway:

Available for guests staying 2 or more nights at Explorama Lodges - $150.00 per person (min. 2 people).

Ceiba Tops Monday Special

3 Days / 2 Nights - USD 436

Day 1 MONDAY / Iquitos - Ceiba Tops

Reception at the airport, brief city orientation and transfer to the Explorama dock. Twenty-five mile journey down the Amazon River to Ceiba Tops, where rooms with air conditioning and private bathrooms provide the comforts of home in the rainforest. Afternoon hike in the beautiful primary rainforest reserve surrounding the lodge which includes many huge trees festooned with epiphytes. After dinner your guide will take you on a short walk to a small lake where caiman can be spotted at night and where you can find some of the insects and frogs that produce the cacophony of sounds that begin after dark.

Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 TUESDAY / Ceiba Tops​

Morning boat ride, spotting for dolphins, to visit a small village of Yagua Indians where your guide will explain the Yagua Indian culture and how it was affected by the arrival of Europeans and the passing of time. There will also be an opportunity to see some of the local crafts and for a demonstration of the blowgun which some of the Yagua elders still use for hunting. Afternoon walking excursion to the neighboring town of Indiana stopping along the way to see the immense Ceiba tree for which the lodge is named. Originally a Franciscan mission, Indiana has grown into a large river community with its own market, high school and small hospital.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 WEDNESDAY / Ceiba Tops - Iquitos​

Your choice of morning walking or boating excursion to further enjoy the rainforest and Amazon River. Afternoon transfer to Iquitos and to the airport.

Breakfast, Lunch (if departure flight permits)


Price USD 449 per person in Doble room

Additional night at Ceiba Tops can be added after the "Monday Special" program for:


▪ Ceiba Tops

$140.00 per person per night. Single supplement $30.00 per single per night.


▪ Special Full Day excursion to the Canopy Walkway :

Available for guests staying 2 or more nights at Ceiba Tops - $150 per person (min. 2 people).

*Due to the everchanging nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions*


Amazon River Cruise - Aqua Nera

2021 4days / 3 nights from USD 4125 per person

2021 Embrace distinctive Amazon style and luxury aboard new river cruise ship

Endless amazing discoveries in the most biodiverse rainforest and river system on Earth

3-NIGHT ITINERARY First Deck USD 4125 per person in Doble

Second Deck USD 4425 per person in Doble

Embarkation (Saturday)

4-NIGHT ITINERARY First Deck USD 5500 per person in Doble

Second Deck USD 5900 per person in Doble

Embarkation (Tuesday)

7-NIGHT ITINERARY First Deck USD 9625 per person in Doble

Second Deck USD 10325 per person in Doble

Embarkation (Saturday)

Single Supplement – 25% in addition to the adult rate

Maximum capacity: 44 Passengers

Exclusions All air tickets, Private transfers, Spa services, Boutique purchases, Guide and crew gratuities

Note: High Water Season - November - May. Low Water Season - June to November

River Cruise - Aria Amazon

3 nights from USD 3525 per person

Embark on rewarding wildlife discoveries in the Peruvian Amazon aboard five-star, eco-friendly luxury and comfort

3-NIGHT ITINERARY First Deck USD 3525 per person in Doble

Second Deck USD 3675 per person in Doble

Embarkation (Friday)

4-NIGHT ITINERARY First Deck USD 4700 per person in Doble

Second Deck USD 4900 per person in Doble

Embarkation (Monday)

7-NIGHT ITINERARY First Deck USD 8225 per person in Doble

Second Deck USD 8575 per person in Doble

Embarkation (Friday)

Single Supplement – 25% in addition to the adult rate

Capacity: 32 Passengers.

Exclusions: AirTickets Lima/Iquitos/Lima, Private transfers, Spa services, Boutique purchases, Guide and crew gratuities

Note: High Water Season - November - May. Low Water Season - June to November

Puerto Maldonado

Ecoamazonia Lodge 3 days/2 nights - USD 330

Price per person from USD 330 per person in Doble room

from USD 430 in Sgl room

NOT INCLUDED: Ticket Lima/Puerto Maldonado/Lima

DAY O1: Upon your arrival in Puerto Maldonado, Peru’s capital of biodiversity, we will welcome you at the airport. Then, we’ll start our program by visiting the city on a bus.

Then, we will go to Puerto Capitanía, the port where our riverboat will be waiting for us. We will sail across Rio Bajo Madre de Dios (Winding River) until arriving at our lodge, 30 km away from Puerto Maldonado City. On our way, you will be able to observe rural lands destined to agricultural and livestock activities near the city. If the weather is good, you will sight colorful plants like the large-flowered heliconias, and you will have the chance to observe diverse animals such as the capybaras, caimans, water turtles, herons, cormorants, carrion birds and birds of prey.

Upon the arrival in our lodge, you will be welcomed with delicious Amazon tropical fruit nectars and taken to your comfortable room (bungalow) reserved for the occasion. Once you are settled in the room, a hearty lunch will be served for you in our warm, rustically designed dining room.

CAIMAN COCHA. In the afternoon, our specialized guide will take you through an interpretive trail, conveniently signposted, to Caiman Cocha, a little lagoon where you will have the chance to observe the black caiman and the common caiman, as well as efficient predators located at the top of the food chain. They feed on a rich water fauna—mainly represented by fish— that inhabits the pond.

Back in the lodge, a delicious dinner will await you and you will have free time to share unforgettable moments at the bar, equipped with and excellent game room and all the drinks you can imagine.

The night fauna will lull you to sleep with the melody of a huge number of bird songs and calls.

DAY 02: Magic begins with birds singing from the Amazon paradise, waking up to the howler monkey calls. A hearty breakfast will provide you with the necessary energy for a morning full of new experiences.

LAKE APU VICTOR: After breakfast, we will start a hike to the deep forest on conveniently prepared, preserved and signposted trails. On the way, we will cross the riverside to reach high-elevation forests, and then we will descend to floodable forests, to go up again to the hills. During the journey, we will see the widest range of flora and fauna in the wild.

Along the way, we will see diverse species of medicinal plants and fruit trees supporting the animal and human populations in the Amazon forests. Some of the most important are the moriche palm, mahogany, chestnut, catahua, cedar, trumpet-wood, copaiba, and shihuahuaco, among others.

With luck and in silence, you can see bigger mammals, like the Brazilian tapir and the white-lipped peccary; rodents like the giant otter, the capybara, the spotted paca and the armadillo; primates like the coto or howler monkey, the squirrel monkey, the lion monkey and the black-cap capuchin monkey; reptiles like the iguana and the bothrops atrox; amphibians like the toad and birds like the guan, the partridge, the golden parakeet and the blue, yellow and red macaw.

In the rainy jungle you will see insects such as butterflies (Lepidoptera), scarabs (Coleoptera), crickets, cicadas, ants, centipedes and millipedes of several species.

We’ll arrive at the majestic Lake Apu Victor surrounded by immense swamps and gigantic trees. Then, we’ll go up to an Amazonian observation deck, from which you’ll get to enjoy a panoramic view on the lake, observe parrots, macaws, toucans, horned screamers, hoatzins, herons and other animals like caimans, turtles, etc.

A wide variety of fishes enters Lake Apu Victor with the flooding of (heavy) rainy season. In addition, there are other species of fauna associated to the lake, like the yellow-footed tortoise, the mata mata, the twist-necked turtle, the freshwater blenny, the kinkajou, the white-tailed deer, the Central American agoutis and the giant otter of the Amazon rainforest.

Back in the lodge, a refreshing lunch will be waiting for you.

MONKEY ISLAND. In the afternoon, joined with our specialized guide, we will visit the Monkey Island, few minutes away from the lodge in the center of Madre de Dios River. This island shows an enormous variety of exuberant flora and hosts numerous primate specimens like the black spider monkey, the black-cap capuchin monkey, the squirrel monkey and the lion monkey. Also other species of little mammals like the ring-tailed coati (nasua nasua), the squirrel and an enormous variety of colored birds.

Finally, we will complete our visit to the island, enjoying a sunset with the most impressive dusk in the jungle.

Back in the lodge, you will taste an exquisite dinner.

DAY 03: After a refreshing night sleep, the loud vocalizations produced by the supersized voice box of the howler monkey, will greet you good morning. In our dining room, a hearty breakfast will wait for you. In our dining room, a delicious breakfast will await you before going back to Puerto Maldonado.

INCLUDES: Shuttle service from/to airport / All meals / Accommodation in comfortable traditional bungalows / All trips/excursions with a specialized guide

Sandoval Lake 3 days / 2 nights - USD 385

Price per person USD 385 in Doble room, USD 485 in Single room

*Minimum 4 persons

DAY 1: At your arrival in Puerto Maldonado, we will welcome you at the airport. Then, we will start our program with a visit by bus around the city. Then we will go to the port where our riverboat will be waiting for us. We will sail across the Madre de Dios River till our lodge (30 km away from Puerto Maldonado). During the trip, you will see rural lands destined to agricultural and livestock activities. If the weather is good, you will sight colorful plants such as the heliconias and maybe animals (caimans, water turtles, herons, cormorants, scavengers and birds of prey). Arriving at the Ecoamazonia Lodge, you will enjoy delicious Amazon tropical fruit nectars. You will be settled in your bungalows and you will have a delicious lunch.

COCHA CAIMÁN: In the afternoon, you will be conducted by our specialized tour guide through an interpretive trail to the Caimán Cocha, a small lagoon where you can see the black caiman and the white caiman, terrible predators at the top of the food chain eating the abundant fauna (many varieties of fish) of the Owbow Lake. Upon your return to the Lodge, a delicious dinner will wait for you and you will enjoy free time to share unforgettable moments at the bar, equipped with an excellent game room and all the drinks you can imagine.

DAY 2: The morning begins with the sound of beautiful birdsongs from the Amazon Paradise. A hearty breakfast will provide the energy for a morning full of new experiences.

SANDOVAL LAKE: After an early breakfast, we will start a trip in the riverboat (about 1 h and 15 minutes). Arrival to the Sandoval Lake where you will begin a hiking excursion (90 minutes) through an exuberant flora of the tropical forest, following the perfectly demarcated path. During the route, you will see a wide range of wild fauna and flora and huge trees. Arrival to the lake you will enjoy a lovely boat ride and you will observe many species such as parrots, toucans, caimans, water turtles and maybe the giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) in its natural habitat. After the ride, back to the pier. The trip goes on in riverboat till the lodge where a lunch full of energy is waiting for you.

MONKEYS ISLAND: In the afternoon, accompanied by our specialized guide, you will visit Monkeys Island, situated a few minutes away from the hotel in the heart of Madre de Dios river. You will see an exuberant flora and a variety of monkey species such as the spider mokey, the capuchin, the squirrel monkey, the howler monkey and other animal species such as the coati, the sloth bear and a great variety of birds. Finally, you will complete the visit of the island enjoying the sunset. Back to the lodge you conclude the day with a farewell dinner.

DAY 3: After a good night´s sleep, the howler monkey's cry make you realize that you are still in its territory and the moment to go back has come. Breakfast before going back to Puerto Maldonado.

THE RATE INCLUDES : Transfer airport / hotel / airport / Full board / Accommodation in typical cosy bungalows / Admission to the Sandoval lake / Specialized guide for all the excursions

NOT INCLUDED: Ticket or air taxes. Travel insurance or personal. Personal expenses. Tips.

Birdwatching 2 days / 1 night - USD 280

Price per person USD 280 in Doble room, USD 380 in Sgl room

EcoLodge

We’d like to invite you to increase your bird’s list, make new discoveries about the bird’s behaviour and their ecology, and finally you can enjoy looking at the birds. There are lots of exclusive and strategic places, from where you can investigate or observe birds, the most important places are: The Monkey Island, Las Plataformas de la Cocha Perdida, Apu Victor and other places as beaches and Aguajales.

Eco Parrots Collpa 4 days / 3 nights USD 530

Price per person USD 530 in Doble room, USD 630 in Sgl room

Day 1. Upon arrival in Puerto Maldonado, the Biodiversity Capital of Peru, we will receive you at the airport. Then, we will start our program with lunch and a bus tour of the city.

We will depart later on our trip of approximately 2.30 hours. Then we will board a canoe to reach the campsite where dinner and evening awaits us.

Day 2. PARROTS COLLPA. We will wake up very early and we will go to the hiding place to wait and observe the arrival of Parrots and Macaws in their different colors and varieties. Then return to the camp and for a great breakfast. Afterwards, we will go to Puerto Capitanía, to board a motorized riverboat, and we´ll navigate on the Madre de Dios River. During the journey, we will submerge into a fascinating natural environment, if we are lucky we will witness Ronsocos, Caimans, Turtles, Herons, Cormorants and other animal species in their natural environment. Arriving at the Ecoamazonia Lodge, we will enjoy an exquisite welcome drink, we´ll get settled in our bungalows and will have lunch together.

MONKEY ISLAND. In the afternoon, accompanied by our specialized guide, we will visit Monkey Island, a unique place in the heart of Madre de Dios River, five minutes away from the Lodge. During the hike, we will observe extraordinary landscapes, with an exuberant flora, sheltering a variety of monkey species, in their natural habitat, such as Maquisapas, Capuchins, Small Lion Monkeys, Frailes, Cotos and other animal species like the Coati and Sloths and a great variety of birds.

Finally, we´ll complete our visit of the island, enjoying the sunset, with the most impressive dusk in the jungle. Back to the lodge we conclude the day with a pleasant dinner.

Day 3. The morning begins with the sound of beautiful birdsongs from the Amazon Paradise. A hearty breakfast will provide the energy for a morning full of new experiences.

LOST COCHA. After breakfast, we will start an adventure in the virgin rainforest, and accompanied by a local guide, we´ll go on a hike in the deep jungle, to get to the Lost Cocha which constitutes a refuge and feeding ecosystem for a huge variety of animals. There, we´ll have the chance to observe Otters, Caimans, Turtles, Sachavacas (Tapirs) Birds with multicolored feathers, the majestic Jaguar and a variety of fish species. This area is unique and proper to the Ecoamazonia´s Ecological Reserve which maintains it intact, with huge swamps and diverse “aguajales”.

Then, we´ll get to the extraordinary Observation Deck, from which we´ll be able to appreciate the immense and magical rainforest. Afterwards, we´ll have a pleasant canoe ride around the lake and will return to the lodge for lunch.

Day 4. After a restful night's sleep, the morning begins with the sound of beautiful birdsongs from the Amazon Paradise. In our dining room awaits a farewell breakfast before embarking the return to Puerto Maldonado.

THE RATE INCLUDES : Transfer airport / hotel / airport / Full board / Accommodation in typical cosy bungalows / Specialized guide for all the excursions

NOT INCLUDED: Ticket or air taxes. Travel insurance or personal. Personal expenses. Tips.

Tambopata - 3 days - 2 nights

Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion USD 399

3 days - 2 nts

Price per person, USD 403 in Doble room, USD 468

Cabaña USD 461 in Doble, USD 569 in Sgl

Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción, located between the Tambopata National Reserve and the shores of the Madre de Dios River. 25 private cabanas sitting majestically on stilts and a 5-room casa grande with high ceilings and a rustic thatched roof are peppered around the property.

An astonishing selection of activities is led by local explorer guides, offering first-hand knowledge of the Peruvian Amazon. Excursions include a visit to Lake Sandoval, a water mirror inhabited by Howler monkeys, caimans and giant river otters.

Travelling to Tambopata National Reserve offers a unique opportunity to discover a lively biodiversity of birds, mammals, reptiles and trees. Record-setting numbers of animal species are concentrated within small areas, and the variety of plant life is greater than almost anywhere in the world. To help you experience the wonder of this magic place, we have prepared a programmed itinerary for your stay at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion.

Itinerary in Brief

Arrival to Puerto Maldonado / Transfer to Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion / Lunch / Concepcion Trails / Twilight River / Dinner / Overnight / Breakfast / Lake Sandoval / Lunch / Inkaterra Canopy Walkway & Anaconda Walk / Rainforest by Night/ Dinner / Overnight / Breakfast / Transfer back to Puerto Maldonado / Visit the Butterfly House / Departure.

Eco-Luxury Lodge Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica 3 days - 2 nights

Price per person

Superior Doble USD 547, Sgl USD 680

Superir Rio USD 651, Sgl 826

An eco-luxury lodge in front of Madre de Dios River, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica has 35 wooden cabanas inspired in the Ese’Eja culture. 540 bird species have been inventoried in hotel grounds, deep in the rainforest.

The property offers a varied selection of à-la-carte excursions, including a visit to the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway, a bridge system at 30 meters above the ground, allowing adventurers to enjoy a privileged view of the Amazon. In 2013, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica was selected by National Geographic Traveler magazine among the world’s 25 best eco-lodges.

INCLUDED • Assistance at the airport • Round trip transportation by land and river (Airport / Lodge / Airport) • Overnights at Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica • Full board • Purified water • À-la-carte excursions (Spanish and English) • Inkaterra Canopy Walkway and Anaconda Walk • Basic equipment for each excursion • Entrance fees to Lake Sandoval (SERNANP), Inkaterra Canopy Walkway

NOTES

• For triple occupancy consider the same rate applied per person in double occupancy. • Maximun one additional bed per cabaña, limited capacity • Children conditions applicable under 12 when accompanied by one or two adults in the same cabaña - maximum 2 per cabaña • We do not recommend children under 5, otherwise guest must sign disclaimer • Excursion schedules may vary depending on weather conditions and demand • Additional and private services, as well as Explorer Guides in other languages, available upon request at an extra cost • Suggested itineraries available

WEATHER

The tropical region of the Amazon rainforest is also referred to as the equatorial climate, a zone with extends about 12 degrees north and south of the equator. The average temperature is 77° Fahrenheit (25° Celsius), and rarely does the rainforest dip below 32°F (or 0° Celsius).

In the Amazon, there is no pronounced difference between summer and winter. There is no dry season. Instead, seasonal weather is determined by the rainy season and less rainy.

Rainfall

In a year, rainfall in the rainforest can reach a minimum of 6 ft (1.8 m) or as high as 30 ft (9 m) of rain. There is no dry season in the rainforest. There may be a length of time where there is less rain but it doesn’t last too long.

Southern Peruvian Amazon (Puerto Maldonado)

  • Hotter and high rainy season is from December to March. Afternoon showers are common.

  • Slightly cooler and less rainy season is between June and September.

Northern Peruvian Amazon (Iquitos)

  • High water season is from December to May.

  • Low water season is from June to November.

Insider Tip: A pleasant time to visit the Amazon is between March and June, the transition time between heavy rains and less rain, in which you can enjoy the best of both worlds. You may be able to avoid heavy rains that keep you indoors and still be able to take advantage of the unique animal spotting opportunities that come with higher water levels in lagoons and waterways

Recommendation for your trip:

  1. Take with you light-colored clothing, windbreaker, hat, goggles, water bottle, hiking shoes, flashlight, mosquitoe repellent, sun block, antihistamines and anti-inflammatory tablets for mosquito bites for your stay in the jungle The use of boots and plastic poncho for the rains is necessary. In the city feel free to wear clothes according to your taste.

  2. Please let us know about any restriction on your food and / or any health condition you may have to prevent and avoid complications in the jungle excursions.

  3. Children travel with parents, it is recommended from 3 years onwards.

  4. Vaccines are not mandatory. All our excursions are developed in non ENDEMIC areas free of epidemics like malaria, dengue and yellow fever. You can be vaccinated at your 10 days before your trip to the jungle. Ask your Doctor.

  5. You may leave any extra baggage in our office for the days you will be in the jungle, likewise it is recommended not to carry more than S/. 200 soles for expenses in the lodge. In case of having valuables declare them to the personnel in charge.

  6. The company is not responsible for losses of objects and accessories that are under your responsibility and that have not been declared or placed in custody, it is recommended to carry in a personal bag (fanny pack, backpack) all these personal objects, as well as documents and money. If there is an incident, immediately notify the Lodge manager, in the second instance at Lodge´s offices for the immediate solution, otherwise there will be no claim after the service has been completed.

  7. FOR THE EXCURSIONS: Please pay attentions and follow the indications of the guide for the full filment of the excursions. The orden of such may vary depending on weather conditions. The average temperature in Iquitos fluctuates between 28° and 35° degrees celsius.