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( 3 days and 2 nights )
Meet the Amazon Rainforest and its
inhabitants, their customs, traditions and daily activities
in a 38-mile trip in two ecosystems (the Sinchicuy and the
Yanayacu Watersheds); experience the encounter with the
river, the flora and fauna, the natural environment on which
the Amazon people depend for their living.
Itinerary Day by Day:(B)= breakfast /
(L)= lunch / (D)= dinner
Cost by person
Day 01: Arrival to Iquitos – Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge
Meet and greet at the Iquitos Airport from where you will be
transferred to the city (you will briefly sightsee the
tourist highlights of Iquitos along the way).
Transfer in the morning from your hotel to the river wharf.
Speed boat trip on the Amazon, the world’s largest river.
During the trip, you will see the magnificence of the
Amazon, the exuberance of the jungle and the picturesque
villages appearing on the shores with their particular color
Arrival and accommodation in the Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge
located 45 minutes from Iquitos. The native-style lodge
built with natural materials is upon high ground, surrounded
by trees, plants and flowers, where birds and butterflies
Refreshing “welcome drink” made with regional fruit (cocona,
camu camu, copoazu, other) and brief instructions about the
sustained conservation standards that must be observed in
the lodge and its surroundings in order to make your tour
Eco-cultural Circuit (The Sinchicuy Watershed Ecosystem)
Short walk or canoe ride in the afternoon –depending on the
season- to “Nuevo Peru” where a Yagua community has
established. You will get acquainted with their customs, see
their unique apparel made of palm fibers and even try their
“pucuna” or blowgun.
Lunch at the Amazonas Sinchicuy. Gastronomy in the lodge is
based upon the ample use of natural and fresh products from
the river and the local farmlands.
Guided ethnobotanic walk in the afternoon. You will be able
to identify species of the Amazon plant kingdom (Cat’s Claw,
Sour Cane, Copaiba, Aguaje and even Ayahuasca, the
Visit the local “shaman” who will explain about the
marvelous healing properties and use of some of these plants
Tour the Santa María del Ojeal farmlands where you will
visit the sugar cane squeeze, the fruit orchard, the fish
culture pond; see the Amazon breed cattle and artisanal
dugout canoe fishing performed on the river by locals.
Visit a typical village on the shores of the Amazon, see the
homes, schools, churches, shops and interact with its
Visit the community’s sustained development projects and the
Wildlife Rescue Center that are being made possible with
Observe the beautiful sunset on the Amazon River.
Evening canoe ride or walk to discover the awesome world of
night insects, cicadas, spiders, praying mantis, etc. Listen
to the owls and pootos.
Tales and legends from the rich Amazon myths told by the
guides after dinner and/or a short pleasant musical
performance by our lodge staff.
Day 02: Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge – Tambo Yanayacu Lodge –
Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge(B-L-D)
Birdwatching during the morning early hours (before 6 a.m.).
Breakfast at the Amazonas Sinchicuy.
Flora and Fauna Circuit (The Yanayacu Watershed Ecosystem)
After breakfast you will motorboat to the opposite side of
the Amazon River. During the trip you might spot river
dolphins, main characters of fantastic tales and legends of
the Amazon Myths.
See typical riverside landscape plantations.
Walk on tropical rainforest trail and boat or canoe on the
Yanayacu River to the Tambo Yanayacu Lodge located in the
“Kingdom of the Giant Trees”.
Watch the rich avian fauna of the area.
See the diverse medicinal plants, epiphyte plants
(bromeliads) growing high on the trees, and giant flora like
the “lupuna” or ceiba tree species over 150-feet high.
Search for primates and sloths that mimetize with the forest
Lunch at the Tambo Yanayacu (38 Miles NE of Iquitos).
Native-style fishing on the river for piranhas and other
Return to the Amazonas Sinchicuy in the afternoon.
After a few minutes to rest in the Amazonas Sinchicuy, you
will be part of the reforestation program activity
Plant-a-Tree in an area near the lodge.
Dinner at the Amazonas Sinchicuy.
Day 03: Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge – Iquitos – Out (B-L)
Breakfast at the Amazonas Sinchicuy.
Excursion to an Amazon River village.
Lunch at the Amazonas Sinchicuy.
Return by boat in the afternoon to Iquitos and transferred
back to your hotel or to the airport at a convenient time to
board your flight.
All hotel and lodge accommodations based on double
All scheduled transportation.
All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide
All entrance fees.
Meals as specified in the itinerary.
International Domestic airfares, airport departure
taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges,
additional nights during the trip due to flight
cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water,
snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls,
radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights
and items of personal nature, domestic flight.
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