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Travel to the Amazon Iquitos - 4 days

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Itinerary Travel to the Amazon Iquitos

Day 01: Lima / Iquitos / Amazon Lodge (L, D)

You will be met and welcomed by our staff at the Luggage Claim area of the Iquitos Int’l Airport where our staff will assist you and transfer to our Office in Iquitos town proper. A briefing about our services, what to expect during your stay, the do’s and don’ts in the jungle and some essential tips will make your stay comfortable. Soon after, you will transfer to the Iquitos Port, where you will board one of our speedboats to take you to the Lodge along the Amazon River.
During the boat ride observe the noticeable convergence of the brown turbid waters of the Amazon River with the dark waters of the Nanay River. Enjoy the impressive jungle landscapes with the rustic small houses of the riverside towns. Then have a short stopover in Monkey Island (in dry season you will visit Fundo Pedrito), a family social enterprise focused on conserving and protecting endangered monkey species in the Northern Amazon. The goal is to enlighten rainforest guests on the effort to reintegrate monkeys and their survival in the wild. See the monkeys free in this reserve, not in cages. Their temporary stay here depends on their capability to adapt back to its jungle habitat. After a 60 minute boat ride arrive at the Lodge where our staff will welcome you with an exotic jungle drink. Then check-in and settle in your room, at your leisure. Afterward taste your first Amazonia cuisine lunch.
In the afternoon, begin your first excursion: set out to a jungle hike into the Yanamono primary rainforest reserve, for approximately two hours accompanied by our expert guides. They will point out and  identify several flora species such as heliconia flowers, medicinal plants and giant trees. You will also have the chance to sight several birds species such as the Turkey Vulture (Cathartes Aura), Black Fronted Nanbird (Monasa-Atia), And with a little luck you will be able to view a family of small monkeys such as marmosets (Saguinus fusicollis), the  Titi (Callicebus Mollock Mollock) and the Squirrel monkey (Saimiri Boliviense).
Return to the lodge for rest and relaxation and be enthralled by your first, must-not-miss Amazon Sunset. As the darkness of evening comes around, take a boat ride along one of the Amazon River’s tributaries for an exciting evening in the jungle. With no lights, the jungle flora and fauna sparkle along the river´s edge. Your expert boat guide to take you to  where you can appreciate and listen to the magical sounds of the jungle.  If it is a clear night, you will see the bright magnificent moonlight, as well as observe the stars and constellations. With some luck you can also see some falling stars which are quite common in the area. Then motor  back to the Lodge to rest and relax for an early wake up the next day.

Day 2: Amazon River Lodge (B, L, D)

Rise early for the Morning Bird Watching. In order to see the birds flocked together during their morning feeding time, You will start very early going by boat to one of the several streams to look out for a number of variety of Amazon birds. You will be looking out for birds such as the Tuki(Jacana Jacana), Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle-Torquata), Black-Collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis),among others. Thereafter,  you will return to the lodge for a scrumptious and energizing breakfast.
Take a little rest,  and then we will visit a riverside village to see an indigenous tribe of the Yaguas community where you will have the opportunity to learn and see their way of life along  the Amazon River. See their homes, school, church, shops.  Interact with the people, learn their techniques of fishing and farming. Observe their customs and tradition, and get enlightened by their unaffected and austere way of living. Return to the lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon, you will set off to a Native Fishing expedition unto one of the small tributaries of the Amazon River. Learn the local techniques of fishing and for themost daring you can try to fish for Piranhas. If you are lucky you have your catch cooked for lunch, when you return to the Lodge. During this excursion you can also
have the opportunity to look out for the Pink River Dolphin (Inia Geoffrensis). Return to the Lodge for lunch.
In the evening, consider the Night Hike. Go on an enchanting evening trek within the secure periphery of the Lodge and you will witness the entrancing transformation from daytime to a night atmosphere. As you adjust to the dark environment you will appreciate the rainforest takes on a very different character and be aware of the existence and habits of nocturnal jungle animals. It’s the best time to see stunning tree frogs, shy snakes, and other rainforest creatures that only come out at night. Notice a range of completely distinctive fauna from the day as you listen to magical sounds of insects, birds, jungle cats and night owls. After 30 minutes of hike we back to the Lodge for Dinner.

Day 3: Native Community Immersion in a Riverside Town (B,L,D)

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before we will board the boat towards a lake in Yanamono Island where you will be able to glimpse the Giant Water Lily, the Victoria Regia, the “Queen of water lilies”. Now renamed Victoria Amazonica, these native flora in the shallow waters of the Amazon River basin are mostly found in oxbow lakes and bayous. You may see some flowers that are white as they bloom on the first night some that have turned pink on the second night after blooming.

They can grow to 40 cm in diameter, and are pollinated by scarab beetles. Victoria Amazonica is well known for its huge circular leaves, which are often pictured with a small child sitting at the center of its leaf to display their size and strength. Return to the Lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon, take a ten-minute boat ride on the Amazon River to a family farm for a Trapiche (roller-extracted sugar cane alcohol) Treat in a rustic sugar cane distillery located along the river. Watch how the locals process sugar cane extracts using horses, and then ferment sugar juice in wooden casks for some time to turn to liquor production. Get a taste of the varied exotic beverages made from the sugar cane liquor and sugar by-products such as molasses. You may want to buy some to take home for yourself or as a gift.

Day 04: Iquitos / Lima (B,L)

Enjoy a full breakfast before starting the rafting tour in the Amazon River. It is an exciting and safe activity that allows you to paddle in the largest river and make a side-excursion into the flooded jungle or the small tributaries of the Amazon River.  Quietly contemplate the richness of nature slowly and without the noise that scares off the animals and birds.
Return to the Lodge for lunch and check-out. After lunch, depending on your flight schedule, transfer to Iquitos City and according to your departure, transfer to the airport.

Included

Included:
  • Round trip transportation by land and river (Airport / Lodge /Airport).
  • Overnight at Heliconia Amazon River Lodge.
  • Fullboard.
  • House beverages during meals.
  • English and Spanish interpreter services.
  • Programmed excursions.
  • Basic equipment for each activity.
Not Included:
  • Airfare and local airport taxes.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses and tips.

 

What to bring

Plastic rain coat or poncho, (waterproof), flashlights, rechargeable batteries, binoculars, good insect repellent, sunscreen, canteen, light cotton clothes, pants and long-sleeved shirts, cotton socks and polo shirts. Moisture-resistant slippers and/or jebe boots (we toast at the lodge). Essential swimwear. A windbreaker jacket (sometimes the temperature drops considerably when it rains or on boat trips).

 

Recommendations for the trip to the jungle:

It is suggested for the convenience of passengers during their trip along the Amazon River and their accommodation at the Lodge to arrange in advance a backpack or a small suitcase with what is absolutely necessary for their stay at the Lodge. The suitcases or the rest of the luggage will be left in custody, while the stay at the Lodge lasts.

Rates

RATES PER PERSON IN US$ – NOT LESS THAN 2 pax

Number of Travelers Iquitos 4D/3N
02 to 04 travelers 611
05 to 07 travelers 596
08 to 10 travelers 578
11 to 15 travelers  559
more than 15 549
Additional night 169

*We accept all credit and debit cards.

 

Important Note:

  • For your trip to Iquitos take the flights in the morning and for your return to Lima in the afternoon.
  • Transfers from Iquitos to the Lodge: in the morning 10:00 a.m. (Subject to change due to flight schedules)
  • Transfers from the Lodge to Iquitos: 14:00 p.m. (Subject to change due to flight schedules)
  • Check in: 13:00 pm Check out: 12:00 pm
  • If you arrive at times not recommended, the cost of the extra boat is $180 (one way).

Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions

 

1.- Rates

  • Rates valid for the years 2022 – 2023 – Rates are expressed in US Dollars (US$).
  • Rates subject to change without notice based on availability and rates, please check with your executive before confirming availability.
  • Rates per person based on at least 2 travelers, in case of a single traveling passenger apply the supplement rate in each case.
  • We accept all credit and debit cards.
  • Rates for children apply to children under 8 years old and in triple rooms.
  • Rates do not apply for special dates*.

 

Special Dates (*)

Events Dates Destinations
Inti Raymi 2022 Jun 22 to 27 Cusco
New Year’s Eve 2022 Dec. 30 to January 02 Peru and Bolivia

 

2.- The programs are quoted in the category of standard room of the hotels, for higher categories contact us.

 

3.- It is the responsibility of each passenger to have the documents required for their trip, valid (with more than six months of validity after the end of their visit to our countries) and in good condition. As a general rule, these include, for each passenger, passport, identity card, for countries that exceptionally allow entry with this document in replacement of the passport, visas in cases where required, for countries in transit and countries of destination, and certificates of certain vaccines, for countries that require it, the passenger’s travel document, it must be the same one with which you confirmed your reservation.

 

4.- The check in and check out times are set by each hotel. In general the rooms are available for your entry from 15:00 hours and the departure must be before 12:00 PM. Subsequent departures may mean additional charges, it is important to follow the recommendations of the assistant who accompanies you at the time of check in at the hotel and / or ask at the hotel the respective times in case it is not published at reception.

 

5.- The requirements of double rooms (double or two beds), triples, extra beds and / or cots are subject to confirmation of each hotel.

 

6.- The triple rooms in some destinations and hotels are composed of 2 double beds, which forces you to share these beds.

 

7.- Tourists are obliged to conduct themselves respecting the right of people, the environment, the cultural and natural heritage of our countries, as well as the multi-ethnic conditions, beliefs, customs and ways of life of the inhabitants of the localities they visit.

 

8.- It is strictly forbidden to perform behaviors that interfere with the safety and comfort of the other participants in the group, such as the consumption of drugs and alcohol. The use of service of women or men companions (prostitution) is not tolerable within a trip, the use of minors for this type of services is penalized by the authorities of Peru. PERU AGENCY protects the integrity of minors and adolescents.

 

Itineraries. – The itineraries have been planned with great care, although for operational reasons, climatic, political factors or any other eventuality it may be necessary to change the sequence of activities in the itinerary or the specified route; such cases are exceptional and the passenger will be informed. In order to improve the experience of tourists, the order of the excursions can be varied.

 

Services not included. – The passenger is responsible for all administrative procedures such as: Obtaining and updating passports, visas, travel insurance, payment of excess luggage, drinks, laundry service, communication (calls, faxes, emails, etc.), national and international airport departure taxes, gratuities or other services and fees not specified in the itinerary.

 

Unused Services. – Some services may be interrupted or canceled due to weather conditions, force majeure such as acts of nature, social upheaval, strikes, etc., or others beyond the control of hotels, airlines, other providers or PERU AGENCY. No refund will be made as a result of such interruptions or cancellations beyond our control. PERU AGENCY will assist the passenger at all times and modify the itinerary for the benefit of the passenger, as well as provide permanent assistance.

 

Exemption from the IGV or VAT on Sales in Accommodation for Non-Residents. – Foreign visitors (Non-residents in Peru and / or Bolivia are exempt from these taxes), in the accommodation and food inside the hotels. Our quotes already include this exemption. The only valid documents for the exemption are the PASSPORT + THE ANDEAN MIGRATION CARD, which must have the stamp of entry to Peru with a minimum of 60 days before the date of entry and during your stay at the hotel.

 

Insurance. – We recommend passengers to get one for trip cancellation, repatriation and international medical insurance to cover any discomfort that may arise during the trip. We also suggest consulting with your doctor and updating vaccination monitoring and reviewing any medical concerns regarding international travel.

 

Air Tickets. – The payment of 100% must be made for the issuance of tickets. Fares are subject to availability and only the final price is guaranteed with the purchase of the ticket; refunds, changes allowed/not allowed, penalties that apply and do not apply is in accordance with the policy of the airline. Tickets are non-refundable or non-endorsable in case of cancellation.

 

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Baggage Responsibilities. – PERU AGENCY recommends that all passengers arrive in Peru with their own travel insurance, and that they have coverage for lost luggage. PERU AGENCY cannot be held responsible for: – Baggage lost or delayed during domestic or international flights, as well as hand items, or personal items. – Objects forgotten by passengers in hotels, vehicles, or places visited during the trip. – We recommend our passengers not to include any valuable items in their checked baggage during transfers and their flights.

 

Reservation Policies. – Any reservation must include the following information of the passenger(s) or the group: a. Full names and surnames b. Nationalities c. Passport number or identity card d. Date of birth. e. Gender. f. Dietary restrictions (allergies, intolerance to certain products, vegans, vegetarians, etc.) if any. The consequences generated by the omission in the information about the physical and medical conditions, among others; are the sole responsibility of the passenger. Reservation code of the airline in case the passenger makes the reservation on his own account or external body to PERU AGENCY. In the case of foreign students, it must be duly accredited with the respective student card in which the validity of the same clearly appears. Another type of document is not accepted to request the respective discount for the income to the tourist attractions. g. The passport / ID number is MANDATORY to issue entrance tickets to tourist attractions, bus, train and / or air tickets. h. Passengers must have a valid passport to enter our countries. Your passport must be valid for 6 months from the date of entry into Peru and/or Bolivia.

 

Payment Policies. – PERU AGENCY requires Full payment: 35 days before the arrival of Individual Passengers / FITs. 60 days before arrival in case of Groups. Payment term in case of groups may vary depending on the policy of some hotels and / or suppliers. Consult. The Payment constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth herein; as well as those indicated in the quote or confirmation of the reservation.

 

Cancellations & Refunds. – Requests for cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing and including all related information, and for our part you will receive an immediate response after consultation with the service providers, indicating the respective charges for cancellation or cancellation of services. The request will be applied in business days.

 

Policies for Children. – Discounts will be applied only to children under 8 years of age in case of income to tourist attractions. Discount on hotels is applied according to the policies of each hotel and / or provider.

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