Iquitos was a small village inhabited by a tribe of Indians Iquitos. From 1864, with the visit of Marshal Ramon Castilla, Iquitos city became capital of the department. During the nineteenth century increased its trade with Brazil, but only since 1880, the rubber industry, began its expansion as a city. From the time of splendor and luxury, when Europeans brought pavers and mosaics to decorate the mansions of the wealthy rubber barons, is the former Hotel Palace, Moorish style, and the Iron House designed by Eiffel (builder of the famous tower that bears his name in Paris). In 1938 begins oil exploration, controlling important today with oil reserves and important projects of forest resource use. By this time Iquitos had better communications with Europe, through the Amazon River, with the city of Lima, capital of Peru. Iquitos has always been the main Amazon river port in Peru. On November 9, 1897 Nicolas de Pierola names the city of Iquitos and Loreto department capital.
Transfer from the hotel in Lima to the airport.
Transfer from hotel to the airport in Lima.
Flight Lima / Iquitos.
Arrival to Iquitos and transfer to the pier to board our speed boat and visit the floating town of Bethlehem. We sailed down the Amazon observing the different villages.
Typical drink upon arrival at Lodge. Allocation of private rooms. Short trip knowing orchids. Typical lunch walk through the jungle knowing flora and fauna. Sunset over the Amazon. Night walk-insects, frogs, tarantulas etc. Dinner. Myths Amazon .. Overnight in Lodge.
Morning excursion and bird watching in the lagoon Shansho cocha, after breakfast, we visited the native group Yagua to know their typical dress, dialect, lifestyle, demonstration of old way of hunting, with the “Blowgun”, make crafts that can be exchanged or purchased. Typical lunch tour down the Amazon river visiting a family who preserve some varieties of animals like sloths, monkeys, turtles, alligators, the famous “Anacondas” non-venomous boa constrictors. Dolphin watching gray and pink river. Evening canoe ride to see alligators. Dinner. Overnight in Lodge.
Sunrise on the banks of the Amazon River observing birds in the island by canoe or boat father.
Breakfast. Tour through the Amazon River and visit the private kennel Paiche (Arapaima gigas), largest fish freshwater also observe alligators of various sizes. Walk through the small town. Knowing part of their daily work. Return to the Lodge. Canoe tour through a tax, especially for shooting. Dinner. Night at the Lodge.
Breakfast and Aquatic Lila observation world’s largest excursion Victoria Regia recreational fishing species such as catfish, sardines and voracious “Piranha”. Typical lunch. Return to the city of Iquitos, transfer to the airport.
Flight Iquitos / Lima.
Arrival in Lima and transfer to hotel.