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Tour to Iquitos - Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge - Tambo Yanayacu Lodge

Tour Summary
This programme offers you a wonderful experience in the Iquitos Rainforest, giving you the opportunity to know more about Native cultures and to explore the mysterious and magic world of the Amazon forest, with overnights in strategically located Lodges, where you can start the most diverse adventure expeditions to appreciate the countless Flora and Fauna of this area or go fishing, taking pictures, admire the Pink Amazon River Dolphins, study medicinal plants or perhaps just rest in a hammock observing the River and listening the sounds of the forest.

Tour Details
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Price: From US$ 327
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, Tambo Yanayacu Logde, Peru ToursOur personnel will meet and greet you at the Airport. Transfer to the River dock where you will begin the trip to our Lodge.
Along the way you will briefly sightsee Iquitos, looking at the most important tourist sites of this representative Peru's Easternmost City founded in the XIXth Century.

Navigate on the greatest river in the world, the Amazon, aboard comfortable and safe motorboats. The trip will allow you to see a marvellous panorama in which the magnificence of the Amazon makes its way through the exuberance of the jungle, where picturesque villages with their particular colour and joy appear on the banks of the River.

Arrival at the Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge. Our Lodge built in the native style is surrounded by trees, plants and flowers, a true tropical garden where birds and butterflies are abundant.

While your expert naturalist guide explains about the Lodge facilities and the activities to come, our staff will serve you with a refreshing "welcome drink" made with some exotic fruit.

Ecocultural Program
It starts with a short walk or canoe ride -according to the rainy season- to a Yagua Native Community, one of the most ancient ethnic groups of the Amazon Rainforest. Here you will have the chance to try the "pucuna" or blowgun. Return to the Lodge. Lunch.

In the afternoon you will proceed with Ethno Botanic tour around the Lodge, during which you will be able to distinguish certain species of the plant kingdom. Visit to the "Shaman" who will explain about the particularities of the regional Flora and its applications.

Tour the Santa María del Ojeal farmlands where you will see the artisan Sugar Cane mill. You will also visit a Fish Farm to observe native fish species and walk around a typical village on the banks of the Amazon.
You will delight at the sight of the sunset.

Evening excursion… / Amazon legend…
At indicated time, evening canoe ride or walk to sense the jungle after dark. Return to the Lodge. Supper. After enjoying a delightful meal, the guide will amuse you with tales and legends from the rich Amazon myths.
Also, if you desire, our personnel will share with you a time for music and singing.

Meals Included: Lunch and dinner

DAY 02: Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge / Tambo Yanayacu Lodge
Iquitos Tours, Tambo Yanayacu Logde, Peru ToursFlora and Fauna Program
Primary Rainfores Reserve exploring in the Yanayacu River ecosystem. Sail on the Amazon in an open boat to spot Pink Amazon River Dolphins, main characters of fantastic stories and legends from the Amazon myths. Arrival in the Huashalado Village proceeding with a short walk to the Yanayacu River, where another boat will be waiting to take you to our Tambo Yanayacu Lodge.

As you sail, you will enter the "Kingdom of the Giant Trees" so called because of the size some found species reach, among them the "Lupuna" or Ceiba tree. This is an ideal place for birds since the fish found in the river and the fruit from plants that grow on its banks are their main source of feeding; also, the thick forest offers the best possibilities for nesting. With a bit of luck, you may spot monkeys moving along the high tree tops or a sloth or "pelejo" hanging form a branch, mimetising and thus making itself almost unseen.
Arrival in the Tambo Yanayacu Lodge.

Hike in jungle-trail or canoe ride -according to the season- through primary jungle in which you will observe the particularities of plants and trees from this ecosystem, just to mention the Victoria Regia, water lilac found in lakes or oxbows which reaches a 6-foot diameter. In this area it is also possible to see the "Hoatzin" or "Shansho", a particular bird with primitive features which feeds on tree leaves. Return to the Tambo Amazonico Lodge. Supper.
Comments with your guide about what was seen today.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 03: Tambo Yanayacu Lodge
Early morning bird watching on the Yanayacu River to observe the existing variety of birds, just to mention: Egrets, Kingfishers, Hawks and others.
Breakfast at the Tambo Yanayacu Lodge.
Excursion to Yagua Cocha (Oxbow Lake) and its surroundings. Walk in lower forest where you will see a variety of plants and insects.
Return to the Lodge.

In the afternoon visit to a local village to observe their customs and way of life.
Return to the Lodge. Supper.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 04: Tambo Yanayacu Lodge / Iquitos / Lima
Return to Iquitos.
At a convenient time transfer to the airport or hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

End of our services

Tour Inclusions

  • 1 Night`s accommodation at the Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge
  • 2 Nights accomodation at the Tambo Yanayacu Lodge
  • 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.

  • 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

Useful Information

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.

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.

- 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.

- 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.

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 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 to prove to the airport officials in Iquitos that you are vaccinated.

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.

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

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

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