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Amazon Jungle tour, 4 days in Heliconia Lodge

Begins at: 09.00 am
Duration: 4 days/3 nights
Start point: Iquitos
Itinerary: Iquitos - Bellavista - Heliconia lodge - Reserva Yanamono - Iquitos

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Price:

DBL: 519 USD 

SGL: 658 USD 

Amazon Jungle tour, 4 days in Heliconia Lodge

Program

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. 

Amazon Jungle tour, 4 days in Heliconia Lodge

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.

A  visit to a native community is also scheduled in this part of the boat ride to the Lodge. In this community we will have the opportunity to hear about their way of life and to see their customs, dances and handcrafts.  

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.

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, 4 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 a little rest we will take a small fishing trip into small tributaries of the Amazon River. The most daring can try for fishing Piranhas. During this excursion you can also have the opportunity to look for the famous Pink River Dolphin (Inia Geoffrensis).

Return to the Lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon, you will also be able to see the very impressive giant Victoria Regia plant (Giant Water Lily) on the lakes inside the Yanamono Island (if the water allows us).

At night the adventurers can take a hike around the perimeter of the Lodge to look for tarantulas, fire flies, bats and other jungle nocturnal animals. Dinner.

Amazon Jungle tour, 4 days in Heliconia Lodge

Day 03

After breakfast, we will visit a native village where we will have the opportunity to hear and see their way of life. During this excursion we can also have again the opportunity to look out for the Pink Amazon River Dolphin (Inia Geoffrensis) and to fish piranhas.

Return to the Lodge and rest.

Dinner

Amazon Jungle tour, 4 days in Heliconia Lodge

Day 04

After breakfast, we will visit a rustic sugar cane distillery where you can try different exotic beverages made from sugar cane liquor and also you will see how they use horses in the process of obtaining this liquor.

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

Amazon Jungle tour, 4 days in Heliconia Lodge

NB

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 08:30 a.m.
  • Departures from Heliconia Lodge to Iquitos qre at 14:00 p.m.

What's included

Price includes:

  • 03 nights at Heliconia Amazon River Lodge with all the meals included (03 breakfasts, 04 lunches and 03 dinners).
  • Hiking 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.
  • Victoria Regia’s water lilies watching tour.
  • Excursion to the rustic sugar cane distillery.
  • Bird watching tour.
  • Rustic Fishing tour (No proffesional)
  • Visit to a riverside town.
  • All ground an river transportation.

Not included:

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