Peru Amazon Rainforest Sample Itinerary
* Keep in mind that this is only a sample itinerary. The exact activities will depend on the number of days and Amazon Lodge chosen. The regular transfers to/from lodge are 9am (arrival) & 12pm (departure) so flights will need to arrive in Iquitos before 9am and depart after 5pm if you do not want to stay a night in Iquitos. We can also arrange transfers at other times, but transfers will be private & more expensive.
Day 1 (Iquitos to Amazon Lodge): Arriving in Iquitos before 9am, you will be greeted by a local guide and taken our suppliers local office where you will have a brief orientation about your stay in the Amazon. You will then be transported to the Port and take a speed boat to the lodge. During the boat road, you will observe the meeting of the waters (Amazon & Nanay Rivers) as well as check out the jungle landscapes. There will be a brief stopover in Monkey Island. After a 60 minute ride, you will check-in and then have a great Amazonian lunch.
After lunch, you will set out to a jungle hike into the Yanamono primary rainforest reserve, for approximately two hours accompanied by our expert guides. Return to the lodge for rest and relaxation and be enthralled by your first, must-not-miss 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.
Day 2 (Amazon): Rise early for the Morning Bird Watching 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. Return back to the lodge for breakfast. After a brief rest, you 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.
In the afternoon, you will set off to a Native Fishing expedition unto one of the small tributaries of the Amazon River. 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, you will have an option for a night hike followed by dinner.
Day 3 (Amazon – Iquitos): 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”. Return to the Lodge for lunch and check-out. After lunch, you will be taken back to Iquitos to stay there overnight.
Day 4: You will be picked up at your hotel and taken to the airport for your flight.