Iquitos Deep 6 days /5 nights – Low Water Season – Amazon River Expeditions
The Amazon is the largest and most varied natural reserve in the world. It has classified no less than 25,000 species of plants, and it is believed that it is necessary to know as many. In the Peruvian jungle alone, there are about 4,000 species of butterflies, the basin of the great river (literally millions of kilometers of water courses), housing 2,000 different species of fish, more than those found in the Atlantic Ocean. Large plants such as the water lily called Victoria Regia, with leaves more than two meters in diameter, and exotic animals such as the hoatzin, bird whose claws have wings on the wings and that dive to escape its pursuers, or as the dolphin Pink, which exceeds two meters in length and dispute the jaguar and tapir being the largest mammal native to the Amazon. All of them coexist harmoniously in this wonderful ecosystem Quistococha – Zoological: The camp that is located on the river Sucusari, affluent of the Napo, is considered one of the most important attractions of ecotourism worldwide because it has the first air passage of America That allows to appreciate from a privileged position the abundant fauna and flora. Children of Iquitos: Nature enthusiasts can enjoy a walk “in the high”, by this hanging passage of 200 meters in length, made of steel nets and located to 30 meters of height, connecting the glasses of six of The largest trees in the area, being the first passage in the top of the trees and the longest in all of America. In this area is the Amazon Biosphere Reserve where the laboratory “ACEER (Amazonian Center for Environmental Education and Research)” is located. It is important to mention that the laboratory changed its name a few years ago to the Amazon Conservatory for Tropical Studies. Includes at present 2,000 hectares of pristine vegetation. This camp is accessible by river from Iquitos. The slipper takes three hours and the boat seven. Aircraft service is also available.
Day 1:: LIMA / IQUITOS / NAUTA
AM – Flight Lima / Iquitos
A.M. Arrival in Iquitos and reception at the airport, to transfer them to the city of Nauta by land, by private car, on the way we will observe the typical houses of farmers seated on the sides of the road. The trip lasts for 1.45 hrs. Approximately. After the arrival to the city of Nauta, we will make a small city tour, observing the old houses made of mud. In the main port, we will board the boat that will take us through the waters of the Marañon River, to the facilities of Piraña Ecoexplorer Lodge. Fruit drink typical of the area. Private bungalow assignment and program information to follow. Short walk in Canoa through the lagoon “Anaconda cocha”. Typical lunch. Hike through primary forest, knowing part of the Flora & Fauna of the area. (Giant trees like the Lupuna or Ceiba Pethandra) Return to the Lodge. Dinner. At the time indicated by the guide we will do the nocturnal excursion in canoe with the purpose of observing Caymans and some other nocturnal species.
Night at the lodge.
Day 2: GRAY AND PINK DOLPHINS
At dawn we will hike through the jungle to observe monkeys in their habitat. Breakfast. Excursion to the rivers Marañon and Ucayali that give formation to the great Amazon river, we will sail to the village called Grau, to ascend a lookout tower of 40 meters of height and to have a wide and clear panorama of the unions of the rivers Marañon and Ucayali, forming the Amazon River. Observation of Gray and Pink Dolphins of river, at the mouth of the Rio Yarapa of black water, tributary of the Amazon. Lunch on board. Visit to another Caserío bordering of Castilian name, to know the daily to do, its agricultural plantations and customs The settlers are mestizos and elaborate crafts of their ethnic group Jíbaro that can be bought or exchanged with some object that the tourist can take. Watching the jungle sunset. Return to the lodge. Dinner. At the time indicated by the guide nocturnal walk to know some classes of insects, batracios and other nocturnal species.
Overnight at the lodge.
Day 3: PIRAÑAS FISHING
Breakfast. Recreational fishing program for piranha and other species in lagoon or ravine, fishing will be done with canes typical of the area and also with typical arrows of the area. Return to the lodge. Lunch. Time indicated for the departure to the interior of the forest and spend the night in tents or mosquito nets on the banks of the ravine or lagoon, nocturnal fishing with arrows to the riverside style, Night walk according to the indications of the guide. Dinner.
Night in the jungle.
Day 4: MEDICINAL PLANTS
Breakfast. Explanation of the guide on the basic course of in situ survival, using own resources natural resources Of the jungle and show them the medicinal plants, their preparation and use. At the indicated time return to the lodge and lunch. Boating in the lagoon. Dinner.
Overnight at the lodge.
Day 5: ROUND LAGOON
Breakfast. Hike to visit the Laguna Redonda and observe different species of animals, jungle of height. Return to the lodge. Lunch. Departure on the boat back to the city of Nauta, then take the car that will take us to the city of Iquitos.
Day 6: IQUITOS / LIMA
Free day in Iquitos.
PM – Transfer from the Hotel to the airport
Flight Iquitos / Lima
Included in tour
Air ticket Lima / Iquitos / Lima
03 nights of lodge
01 night of Camping
01 night in Hotel 3 * + CB
All meals during the excursions
Inland and river transport
In / Out Transfers in Iquitos and Lima
Tax and service
Not included in the tour:
Last lunch in the city