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Tour to Iquitos - Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge - Tambo Yanayacu Lodge
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Tour Summary
This exceptional programme offers you the opportunity to know more about new cultures and to explore the mysterious and magic world of the Amazon forest. It offers a variety of touching optional itineraries as diverse as the forest itself. The excellent locations of the Lodges favours the observation of birds and are the starting points for exploration walks, permitting you to appreciate the countless variety of Rainforest Flora and Fauna.
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Tour Details
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Price: From US$ 401
Starting point: Iquitos
Ending point: Iquitos
Tour Type: Birdwatching, ecological, wildlife viewing, hiking, entomology and fishing

Tour Description

All our programmes can be tailor made according to your requirements, whether regarding the length of your tour, any special interests or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours.

DAY 01: Iquitos - Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge
Iquitos Tours, Two Ecosystems, Peru Tours You will be met at the Airport by one of our native guides trained in Amazon ecology. On the way to the dock you will make a brief tour of this XIXth Century Colonial City, and its main places of interest. At the dock you board a typical "Pamacari" boat and start your trip of an hour and a quarter down the Amazon. The Amazon River is 4,000 miles long, and you will see interesting places during the boat ride to the Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge, which is built in the native style, and is set in the middle of a tropical garden surrounded by thick vegetation. Here you will be welcomed with a drink, and will get a description of the Lodge's facilities, and comfortable accommodations with private bathroom. Kerosene flares light the way to the Lodge. A visit to the Yagua community. Here begins your eco-cultural walk that includes a visit to one of the oldest communities in this region, the tribe of the native Yaguas, where you will learn how they have adapted to the demands of the jungle and modern life. Return to the Lodge.
After lunch, visit to a riverside family to observe the agricultural techniques that have permitted them to survive in this fragile and difficult environment. Here you will see the rudimentary extraction of sugar cane and then enjoy a beautiful trip back in the sunset to the Lodge.
Evening trip/Amazon Legends. This is a trip in the world of shadows, enjoying the different sounds of the symphony of the night. Return to the Lodge for dinner. After dinner, the guide will entertain you with histories and legends of Amazon mythology". You will also be invited to share some musical instruments of the region with the guide.

Meals Included: Lunch and dinner

DAY 02: Amazonas Sinchucuy Lodge - Tambo Yanayacu Lodge
Iquitos Tours, Two Ecosystems, Peru Tours You will take an excursion at dawn by canoe or by foot to do some Bird watching, and to seek the Pink Amazon River Dolphin (Inia geofrensis). Your guide will try to attract them by emitting their peculiar call. Return to the Lodge. Breakfast.
All day exploration of the Primary Forest Reserve in the Tambo Yanayacu Lodge ecosystem, on the River by boat. You will visit the ecosystem called "The Kingdom of Giant Trees" where species of trees such as the Lupuna or Ceiba flourish. This Reserve is renowned world wide for its excellent wild life. You will travel there by canoe to see the abundant Flora and Fauna of this leafy Low forest where you can find medicinal plants, varieties of insects, butterflies, etc.
along the trail. You will visit "Shansho Cocha" where the prevailing birds are the Hoatzin, locally known as "Shanshos" for their peculiar call, and which feed on leaves.
Arrive at Tambo Yanayacu Lodge, built in the native style, and standing on the banks of the Yanayacu River. Lunch.
Tour of handmade fishing gear. See the handmade piranhas, with rustic canes and instruments that the local villagers use, and learn something about the ichthyological fauna.
Return to the Tambo Yanayacu Lodge. Dinner. Free evening.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 03: Tambo Yanayacu Lodge
Bird watching dawn excursion through the Yanayacu River, to observe the variety of birds. Return to the Tambo for breakfast. Excursion to Yagua Cocha and surroundings. Stroll in a leafy Low forest, where you can appreciate, insects and plants, until you reach the "Cocha" to study the ichthyological fauna. Lunch.
Visit a Village to observe their customs. Return to the Lodge. After dinner your guide will entertain you with stories from the Amazon mythology.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 04: Tambo Yanayacu Lodge - Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge
Breakfast at the Lodge. Fishing tour.... you will see handmade piranhas, with rustic canes and instruments that the villages use. Lunch at the Lodge.
Transfer to the Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge. Dinner.
Your guide will entertain you with stories and legends from Amazon mythology. Overnight at the Lodge.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 05: Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge - Lima - Iquitos
Breakfast at the Lodge. Return trip to Iquitos City on the Amazon River. At the right time transfer to the Airport.

Meals Included: Breakfast


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Tour Inclusions

INCLUDED:
  • 2 Nights accommodations at the Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge
  • 2 Nights accommodations at the Tambo Yanayacu
  • In and out transfers
  • All applicable taxes
  • Bilingual guides (English / Spanish)
  • All entrance tickets for the excursions mentioned above
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary will be provided in the lodges
Note: Due to the ever-changing nature of the Peruvian jungle, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions.


NOT INCLUDED:
  • International and Domestic flights (Lima / Iquitos / Lima: US$ 294 aprox.)
  • Airport taxes ($30.25 for international flights and $6.05 for domestic flights)
  • Baggage excess
  • Adicional nights or flights cancelation
  • Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water
  • Snacks
  • Laundry
  • International or National personal telephone calls


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ABOUT THE TAMBO AMAZONICO LODGE
Tambo Amazonico Lodge, at 115 miles / 180 km from the City of Iquitos, is located in an area of great natural beauty. The Tambo Amazonico Lodge is for the truly adventurous souls!
This wild paradise is full of sounds of birds, monkeys jumping between the trees and the laughter of the children playing in the river. The exuberant forest is home to animals, insects and many protected species. You can visit riverside villages to see the great variety of native craft made by hand; using different types of materials offered them by nature.
The Lodge, located on the remote Yarapa River at the headwaters of the mighty Amazon, is your gateway into the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Small yet comfortable, the rustic Tambo Amazonico was built according to local native design, on high platforms above the ground and has two large dormitories, each with a maximum capacity of 20 beds covered with white mosquito netting providing privacy and protection, keeping the night critters outside, while letting the cool night breezes in!
The circular screened-in meeting/dining room is spacious, and provides excellent views of the River and surrounding jungle. You will also find hammocks and comfortable wooden lounge chairs here.
There are 3 communal bathrooms and showers. Kerosene lanterns illuminate the night.
Overnight camping is available for longer jungle treks. Tents will be provided.

ABOUT THE AMAZONAS SINCHICUY LODGE
The Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge is exquisitely set in a tropical garden with flowering trees and plants that attract multitudes of hummingbirds and butterflies of every imaginable colour. Located just 20 miles / 30 km from the City of Iquitos on the Sinchicuy River, it's an excellent getaway for a one or two nights stay, and can be combined with a stay at the Tambo Yanayacu Lodge.
The Lodge has become home to a few orphaned jungle creatures such as Woolly monkeys and Saddle backed Tamarins that you may see climbing through the trees or roaming freely on the grounds. They also enjoy the company of humans a great deal! Along the riverbank you'll find our hammock hut, and benches for relaxing and Bird watching, or glimpsing Morpho Butterflies flashing their blue iridescence as they cross the River, and disappear into the green forest. The intimate dining room is a gathering place for interesting travellers from all over the world.
Each of the 32 rooms has a private shower and bathroom, and can accommodate 1 to 3 guests. Kerosene lanterns light your room and are scattered along the wooden walkways providing a romantic glow, illuminating the night.
Activities include leisurely natural history walks, visits to native communities, fishing, early morning bird watching, canoeing, night hikes, and excursions in search of the mysterious Pink River Dolphin.

ABOUT THE TAMBO YANAYACU LODGE
The Tambo Yanayacu Lodge is ideally situated 38 miles / 60 km from the City of Iquitos, in the basin of the Yanayacu River. This area was designated 'Kingdom of Giant Trees' and is currently being studied by International Scientific Organizations. Remote and unspoiled, it is also known for its abundant wildlife.
The Lodge, with its palm-thatched walkways has 10 spacious rooms and can accommodate up to 20 people. Each cottage has a private shower and bathroom. The simple native style of the Lodge blends into the pristine river environment, and is an excellent base for observing the incredible wildlife of the area. Our guests often combine their stay here with a night or two at Sinchicuy.
Hike into the pristine jungle to see the awesome and gigantic Lupuna Trees, the largest in the Amazon, or try early morning Bird watching, Canoeing, Night excursions in search of Caiman, and many other amazing nocturnal creatures.

ORIENTATION
Peru is located on the central west coast of South America. Its neighboring countries are: Ecuador and Colombia to the N; Chile to the S; Brazil and Bolivia to the E; and the Pacific Ocean to the W. It is the third largest country in South America, with a surface area of 1 285 215,6 km2 (larger than France, Spain, and Germany combined) distributed approximately in the following manner: 12% coastal territory, 28% Andean highlands and 60% Amazon jungle. Its capital, Lima, is located in the coastal area, where the country's greatest economic activities take place.

TIME ZONE
Peruvian time is five hours past Greenwich Mean Time and is similar to Eastern Standard Time in the United States (except when the U.S. goes on daylight savings time from April to October). In reference to other cities, when it is noon in Peru, it is:

Santiago de Chile and Caracas 13:00
Rio de Janeiro 14:00
New York 12:00
Madrid 18:00
Londres 17:00
Tokyo 03:00


TEMPERATURE
Being such a geographically diverse country within the tropical belt, the weather in Peru is determined both by altitude and season. However, it also means that there is almost invariably sunshine somewhere in Peru ! Below is a summary of the weather conditions you can expect to find in each different region of the country at different times of the year.

Coast (Ica, Chiclayo, Lima, Piura, Trujillo, Tumbes)
Northern region: warm year-round with highs of up to 35°C in the summer.
Central and southern regions: two well-defined seasons, winter between April and October, and summer between November and March.

Highlands (Ancash, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Cusco, Puno)
This region has two seasons, dry season between April and rainy season between November and March.

Rainforest (Iquitos, Madre de Dios, Manu)
High rainforest (over 2,300 feet asl): has a temperate, subtropical climate with abundant rainfall.

WE RECOMMEND YOU TO
- Use boots or sneakers the whole time during the walks.
- Drink a lot of liquid during your stay in the forest.
- Keep an extra kit of dry clothes in your room.

WHAT TO BRING
- Hiking boots, sneakers and shoes.
- Long pants or slacks.
- Long-sleeved shirts.
- Swimwear.
- T-shirts.
- Rain wear.
- Flashlight with extra batteries/bulb.
- Binoculars.
- Camera.
- Insect Repellent.
- Personal toilet items and first-aid kit.

LUGGAGE
Lugagge is hand-carried from the boats to your rooms. We strongly recommend you to limit the weight of your luggage to 15 kilograms (32 POUNDS ) a piece.

YELLOW FEVER INOCULATION REQUERIMENTS
Yellow fever inoculation is recommended for travel to Peruvian Jungle. Get your vaccine at least 10 days before your arrival. You must bring your yellow fever inoculation certificate with you to prove to the airport officials in Iquitos that you are vaccinated.

WEATHER
The climate in the Amazon is tropical, warm, humid and rainy, with a temperature averages yearly round of 28ºC.
Rainy season: November to April.
Dry season: May to September.
During the rainy months of November through April, always be prepared for heavy rain that can continue for hours or days. Around 80% of the annual average 2000 mm rainfall occurs during these months.

ALTITUDE
Lima: Sea level, 54 m.a.s.l.
Iquitos: 106 m.a.s.l.

WATER
Tap water in most of Peru is potable, but the chemical content varies from place to place. To avoid problems, we recommend you to always drink bottled water.

VISAS
All travellers should contact the nearest Peruvian consulate in order to ascertain what visa rules apply, since these may change without previous notice.
For more information clic here:
Type of visa to enter Peru

AIRPORT

Hand luggage regulations

a) All liquids must be carried in containers whose capacity can not exceed of 100 ml (or its equivalent in other volumetric units, such as liquid ounces for instance). No liquids will be allowed in containers of more capacity than the said 100 ml, even if the container is not completely full.

b) The containers must be placed in reclosable plastic bags with a maximum capacity of 1 liter. The containers must fit effortlessly in the transparent plastic bag, which must be perfectly sealed.

c) The plastic bag must be presented at the inspection post for its visual examination. Only one plastic bag per passenger can be allowed.

d) Exceptions must be made in case of medications, milk and baby food, as well as in case of passengers who require a special diet. There must be the appropriate means in place to verify the nature of these liquids.

Likewise, exceptions must be made regarding liquids purchased in the duty free shops at the airport or on board an aircraft, provided that these liquids are packed in a sealed plastic container foolproof against undue manipulations, and that a satisfactory proof (receipt) is produced showing that the article was acquired at the airport’s duty free shops, or aboard an aircraft on the traveling day(s) for passengers leaving an airport or being there on transit.

LANGUAGE
The official languages of Peru are Spanish, spoken by 73% of the population, and Quechua spoken by 24% of Peruvians. English is widely spoken in hotels and shops.

CURRENCY
Peru's official currency is the Nuevo sol ; its symbol is S/. The denominations in circulation are bills of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 nuevos soles; coins of 1, 2, and 5 nuevos soles; and coins of 5, 10, 20 and 50 céntimos of a nuevo sol. US$ are widely accepted.
At the moment, US$ 1.00 is worth around 3.50 Nuevos Soles.

TIPPING
Whilst tipping is a personal matter, we are happy to give some guidelines:
Most restaurants add a 10% tip. The total tip should be about 15%.
Doorkeepers should be tipped 1 US$ per bag. Taxi drivers do not expect a tip.

Full-day excursion : US$6.00 per person
Half-day excursion : US$3.00 per person

PHOTOGRAPHY
If you are taking photographs of local people, always ask their permission beforehand. Your guide can assist you in this. Do not take photographs of military installations or airports. Film is readily available in all tourist areas. It is advisable to carry your camera in a dust-proof bag. Photography or camera fees are applicable at most sights and museums; your guide can give you details of the latest charges.

ELECTRICITY
Power voltage in Peru is 220 Volts AC, 60 Hz. Most modern electrical appliances do not need adapters since they will accept both 110 as well as 220 AC voltages. Please make sure to check the voltage options of those artefacts you intend to take with you during your trip, such as hair dryers, battery chargers, notebooks and lap tops, video cameras, etc. Most of these do not usually need a special adapter, but it is important that you make sure of that before leaving your country of origin in order not to have to buy special 110 V / 220 V AC adapters, which, however, can be found in the local market here in Peru.

HEALTH
Vaccinations
Full details of the latest health requirements should be obtained from an authorized medical source, such as your doctor. There are no mandatory health requirements for Peru.
Because you are visiting Andean areas, don't forget to take precautions to avoid altitude sickness. Be sure to try hot tea or infusion of coca leaves on your arrival in the altitude; during your first day move slowly and eat lightly.

PERUVIAN GASTRONOMY
Peruvian cuisine is highly varied and spicy. Some of our typical dishes are: "cebiche" (raw fish marinated in lemon juice), "aji de gallina" (de-boned chicken cooked in a milk and aji sauce), and "anticuchos" (shish kebabs of beef heart and meat), apart from the typical dishes from each region.
Be sure to try "Pisco Sour", Peru's typical mixed drink prepared with pisco, lemon, egg white and sugar.

Restaurants During Your Trip
In Iquitos: All meals will be provided by the lodge.

... more about Iquitos restaurants.

DRESS CODE
Dress in general is very casual unless you want to eat in one of the more expensive restaurants in Lima for example, in which case a tie and/or jacket will be required and smarter ladies' wear. Due to the altitude, it is important to remember whatever the season, to take some warmer woollens for the nighttimes drop in temperature.

IMPORTANT: We reserve the right to make changes to the order of the trip, without prior notice, due to changes in climate conditions, river water levels, flight or bus arrival and departure times or any other reason relevant to the best development of the trip.

 
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