This tour is specially designed for travelers who would love to feel the adrenaline of seeing the wildlife in its natural habitat from the comfort of a cabin with basic accommodation (no luxury).

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Hotel or Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Day 1 – 8:00 AM (Also depends on arriving flight time)
RETURN TIME Day 6 – Approximately 6:00 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket, bug repellant, and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Meals Lodging
NOT INCLUDED
Instructor gratuity
  • This tour is subject to change according to the weather and season

High water (November – May)

Low water (June – October)

Additional information

1 person:$660 USD / person
2 people:$440 UDS / person
3+ people:$390 USD / person
Day 1

Day 1 - Where the Amazon River Begins

1

8:00 AM

Welcome and pick up from the airport (previous flight details confirmation) or hotel. First, we drive about 2 hours from IQUITOS to NAUTA (a town south of Iquitos).

2

10:00 AM

In Nauta we will walk around the little local market to see the exotic products which arrive every day from the jungle. Then we take a thatched roof, secure and comfortable boat which will take us to our eco refuge. Firstly we travel and explore down the MARAÑON river, along the way we can watch beautiful landscapes and expect to find some interesting wildlife, birds, and dolphins.

3

11:00 AM

Meet the UCAYALI river to watch the intersections where the mother of all rivers of the world begins: the AMAZON river. Afterward, we will travel up the UCAYALI river stream, you will have the chance to see different bird species and local villages, then we arrive at the YARAPA-CUMACEBA river basin: which is a natural reserve protected by the villagers where we can appreciate interesting wildlife.

4

12:30 PM

Arrive at our eco refuge, welcome, and assign your room.

5

1:00 PM

Lunch

6

3:00 PM

We go out to explore along the river and look for the famous pink and grey river dolphins which will start to appear near your boat, you can also jump and take a refreshing swim close to them (optional), take a moment to breathe the freshest air on the planet while we wait to watch a beautiful sunset from the river.

7

7:00 PM

Dinner and night walk excursion, once the sun sets, many creatures come out, some are the predators and others the pray, on your walk you, you can see diverse species: frogs, tarantulas, snakes, insects, turn off your flashlight and stay quiet to let your sense adapt to the darkness.

Day 2

Yarapa River - Trekking - Fishing - Refuge

1

5:00 AM

Early morning excursion by boat to watch a beautiful sunrise, see and hear many birds species, interesting flora and fauna and get the first energies of the day.

2

8:00 AM

Breakfast

3

9:00 AM

Jungle hike, participate on a fascinating jungle walk to admire the spectacular nature of the Amazon rainforest while your guide explains you about trees, plants, and their traditional uses for Amazonian people, you will walk through this greenery, find a vine and swing like TARZAN, search for jungle fruits and taste them but also look for a wide variety of monkeys, sloth, snakes and whatever the jungle has to offer us (depends on the weather and season).

4

1:00 PM

Lunch

5

3:00 PM

As we explore some interesting areas we try to find a good spot to fish the worldwide famous fish: PIRANHA, armed with a wooden pole, string, hook and meet you are ready to catch them, you can choose to catch-and-release, or, if you prefer, the chef at the refuge will prepare the piranha as a side dish to your mighty meal.

6

7:00 PM

Dinner and nighttime caiman spotting, the mystery of the jungle will be the highlight throughout the excursion. We will explore little rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water searching for caimans which are close relatives of the alligator that can be found throughout the Amazon rainforest.

Day 3

Pacaya Samiria Reserve - Canoe Ride - Refuge

1

8:00 AM

Breakfast

2

9:00 AM

After breakfast we get ready to travel to the PACAYA SAMIRIA national reserve, we will hike and explore its dense vegetation and look for a wide variety of insects, search for capibara (the largest rodent of the world), otters, monkeys, you can also observe the strangely interesting Hoatzin, a bird which feeds exclusively on plants that it can keep in its crop for several hours, interesting looking trees, oxbow lakes, keep your eyes wide open ‘cause wildlife might surprise us at any time.

4

1:00 PM

Lunch

5

3:00 PM

Dugout canoe trip, for centuries, river people have moved along the Amazonian rivers on dagout canoes. even today, this mode of transportation is the best way to explore the rivers, navigating slow, listening to the sounds of the jungle, and observing nature, attempting to imitate the exact way river people see the forest, you may even be able to observe rare and elusive creatures that feed and nest close to the river shore and lakes.

6

7:00 PM

After dinner, the tour guide will tell you about the AMAZON LEGENDS and TALES, local experiences, and more.

Day 4

Cumaceba River - Fullday Tour

1

8:00 AM

Breakfast

2

9:00 AM

Daytime amazon cruise and trek. After a relaxing night and breakfast, we get ready for a day full of adventure through the tributaries of the Amazon river. We will stay most of the day and sleep out of the refuge and combine our activities, this option will allow us to explore every little creek and lake and go deeper into the jungle and find more interesting flora and fauna, ancient and giant trees, variety of monkey species, iguanas, porcupines, sloth, birds such as: blue and yellow, scarlet macaws, hawks, toucans, parrots, herons, etc. Learn how to get water from vines and other surviving techniques, fish for the famous Piranha, sardines, catfish, make fire and cook them for our lunch, if you are feeling particularly adventurous you can in and swim in one of the lagoons if it is a warm day (optional)

3

5:00 PM

Return to the refuge

4

7:00 PM

Dinner

Day 5

Yarapa River - Fullday Trip - Camp Outdoor

2

8:00 AM

Breakfast

3

9:00 AM

Daytime amazon cruise and trek. After a relaxing night and breakfast, we get ready for a day full of adventure through the tributaries of the Amazon river. We will stay most of the day and sleep out of the refuge and combine our activities, this option will allow us to explore every little creek and lake and go deeper into the jungle and find more interesting flora and fauna, ancient and giant trees, variety of monkey species, iguanas, porcupines, sloth, birds such as: blue and yellow, scarlet macaws, hawks, toucans, parrots, herons, etc. Learn how to get water from vines and other surviving techniques, fish for the famous Piranha, sardines, catfish, make fire and cook them for our lunch, if you are feeling particularly adventurous you can in and swim in one of the lagoons if it is a warm day (optional)

4

7:00 PM

Dinner and a boat ride or jungle walk, if you enjoy your excursion by day, just imagine the life that awakens at night. On our night excursion, you will travel along the river, lake or jungle walk, looking for wildlife with flashlights, you will see creatures like beautifully colored frogs resting on the trees or floating plants, you will also see fishing bats, potoos, owls, and caimans (located through their red eyes), these are just a few creatures that love to come out at night.

Day 6

Cumaceba River - Amazon Cummunity - Refugio

2

5:00 AM

We get up early morning to see the sunrise, flora, and fauna, enjoy your last morning and get as much as possible energies of the Amazon nature.

3

8:00 AM

Breakfast

4

9:00 AM

Visit an Amazon community and interact with the river people who still preserve their traditions, ancient knowledge, and even language, we will get to explore their homes made out of wood and palm trees to see how they live, what they cook, and the way they survive using the natural resources of the rainforest. You will get the chance to see and purchase some beautiful hand-crafts made using materials found in the Amazon jungle.

5

1:00 PM

Lunch

6

2:00 PM

After lunch, you will start to pack and travel back to Nauta, later to Iquitos.

7

6:00 PM

Back to Iquitos (airport or hotel) end of the tour.

End

End of Tour

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