From
US$799 (excluding flights)
Country
Peru
When to Go
All Year
Ideal Length
2, 3, 4, 5
Travel Style
Nature, Trip Addons, Adventure

Peru Amazon Rainforest Travel Package

Overview

The Peruvian Amazon is the 4th largest rainforest in the world. It offers great opportunities to spot wildlife in its natural habitat, explore lush jungles, cruise the Amazon river, and be one with nature. Our Peru Amazon Rainforest Package focuses more on the northern Peruvian Amazon – the Iquitos region.

Iquitos is the largest city in the world that cannot be reached by road – it’s accessible only by air or boat. This area is the birthplace of the Amazon compared to other parts that are only tributaries. This means there’s wildlife here which isn’t found in other rivers, like the rare pink river dolphin. This region also offers opportunities to visit indigenous villages such as the Yagua tribe.

The city is used mostly as a transit point to get to the jungle lodges & Amazon cruises. 1 to 2 nights in Iquitos is recommended depending on your flight times. Our Package also includes an additional 2 or 3 nights in an Amazon Lodge and can be customized to your preferences.

We offer the package year-round. January to March is the rainy season, which makes travel difficult and uncomfortable due to the rain and mud. The best time to visit the jungle is from April to December, with peak times between May and August, when temperatures often exceed 30°C or 86°F, although some say that the rainy season is best as it makes it easier to spot wildlife gathering around the dry areas of land.

Our Peru Amazon Rainforest Package is a great add-on if you are booking our Machu Picchu Peru Package or Inca Trail Adventure Package.

Included

Peru Amazon Rainforest Package Includes:

  • 1 or 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Iquitos
  • 2 or 3 Nights Accommodation in Amazon Eco-Lodge
    • Fullboard
    • House beverages during meals
    • English and Spanish interpreter services
    • Programmed excursions
    • Basic equipment for each activity
    • Boat Transportation (Iquitos – Amazon – Iquitos)
  • Airport Transfers

*This package can be 100% customized; **Amazon activities/excursions vary depending on the Amazon Lodge you choose

Itinerary

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.

Accommodation

Iquitos Hotel Options

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Iquitos

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Iquitos

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Victoria Regia Hotel Suites

Victoria Regia Hotel Suites

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Amazon Lodges

heliconia amazon lodge

Heliconia Amazon Lodge

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muyuna amazon lodge

Muyuna Amazon Lodge

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ceiba tops lodge

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