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2 days, $281

Amazon Jungle tour, 2 days in Heliconia Lodge

Begins at: 09.00 am
Duration: 2 days/1 night
Start point: Iquitos
Itinerary: Iquitos - Bellavista - Heliconia lodge - Reserva Yanamono - Iquitos 


DBL $281

SGL $340

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Amazon Jungle tour, Iquitos, 2 days in Heliconia Lodge


Day 01

Reception at the luggage claim area of the Iquitos  International Airport, where our staff will be waiting for you.  Then we will take you to our operative offices in Iquitos where we will give you an orientation of our services in accord with your program.  Afterwards, we will take you to the Bellavista Port, where we will use one of our speedboats to take you to the Heliconia Lodge along the Amazon River. 

During this boat ride you will have the opportunity to observe the convergence of the brown turbid waters of the Amazon River with the dark waters of the Nanay River. You will enjoy the impressive jungle landscapes with the rustic small houses of the riverside towns.

After 1:30 hrs. boat ride we will arrive to the Lodge where our staff will welcome you with a  complimentary and exotic jungle drink. Lunch.

Amazon Jungle tour, Iquitos, 2 days in Heliconia Lodge

In the afternoon we will start with our first excursion: a jungle hike into the Yanamono Reserve, which is a primary rainforest reserve, for approximately 2 hours accompanied by our expert guides, they will be able to identify several botanical species such as heliconia flowers, medicinal plants and giant trees such as the White silk-cotton tree (Ceiba Pentandra) whose dimensions are so big that 25 persons can circle it holding their hands. 

During this excursion you will also see several birds species such as the Turkey Vulture (Cathartes Aura), Black Fronted Nanbird (Monasa-Atia), etc., and with a little luck you will be able to see small monkeys such as marmosets (saguinus fusicollis) , and the Titi Monkey (Callicebus Mollock Mollock) and the squirrel monkey (Saimiri Boliviense). 

Return to the lodge for rest. Free time.

After observing the Amazon Sunset, we will take a night boat ride to a stream , if the river is high enough, or along the Amazon River where you will enjoy the magical sounds of the jungle, the light of the moon or, if it is a clear night, you will observe the stars and constellations. Dinner.

Amazon Jungle tour, Iquitos, 2 days in Heliconia Lodge

Day 02

Early birdwatching. We will start very early going by boat to one of the several streams (if the water level allows us). We will be looking for birds such as the Tuki (Jacana Jacana),  Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle-Torquata), Black-Collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis), etc.

Return to the lodge, where a delicious breakfast will be waiting for you.

After breakfast we will visit a native community called Yaguas. In this community we will have the opportunity to hear about their way of life and to see their customs, dances and handcrafts. 

Return to the Lodge.

After Lunch, transfer to Iquitos City and according with your flight schedule, transfer to the airport. 


For your trip to the Lodge and for the jungle hike we recommend that you take a backpack or small suitcase with only essential items. Big luggage can be stored in our offices for your convenience.

Important Note:

  • Program may vary according to flight arrival or weather conditions.
  • For this program we recommend to take your flight to Iquitos in the morning and your returning flight to Lima in the afternoon.
  • Departures from Iquitos to Heliconia Lodge are at 9:00 a.m.
  • Departures from Heliconia Lodge to Iquitos are at 14:00 p.m.

What's included

Price includes:

  • 01 night at Heliconia Amazon River Lodge with all the meals included (01 breakfast, 02 lunches and 01 dinner)
  • Excursions into the jungle
  • Night boat ride along one of the several streams of Yanamono or the Amazon River
  • Pink Amazon River Dolphins watching tour
  • Bird watching tour
  • All ground an river transportation

Price does not include:

  • Beverages: juices, sodas, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks
  • Flight tickets Lima/Iquitos/Lima and airport taxes
  • Tips
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