Iquitos Amazon Tour 3 Days – Iquitos Peru

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Iquitos Amazon Tour 3 Days Details

Iquitos Amazon Tour 3 Days is a short and ideal jungle adventure in the Iquitos Peru Amazon Rainforest.

We have designed this trip to give you an insight into Peruvian Amazon Culture and wildlife likewise, while enjoying our exclusive Amazon Lodge.

This Iquitos Amazon Tour 3 days offers some popular activities.

This includes a visit to the Monkey Island, dolphins spotting, visiting a butterfly farm, fishing for piranhas in the Amazon river, after that, bird watching, canoe rides, night caiman spotting hikes, and more with our English speaking local tour guides. 

Above all, in Peru Jungle Trips, we take pride in working exclusively with local tour guides.

Our native experts have plenty of things to share with you which will give you a detailed insight into the life of locals and their traditions. 

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What to do in Iquitos Peru?

Iquitos is the largest city in Peru with its main square, Plaza de Armas surrounded by European-influenced buildings built in the 19th century when there was a rubber boom in the region. 

One of the unmissable attractions apart from the Amazon jungle is Casa de Fierro, a unique architecture designed by Gustave Eiffel, a renowned French Architect. 

We invite you to spare a moment to check our reviews on Tripadvisor.

Departure & Return Location

Iquitos Airport / Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0800 AM

Price Includes

  • Iquitos Airport Transfers
  • All local transports
  • Meals as mentioned During Excursion (Drinks are not included in the food package)
  • All Equipments: Rubber Boots, Fishing Poles, First Aid, Etc.
  • Professional Bilingual Guide (English & Spanish)
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Fully Guided Jungle Tours & Excursions As Described In Itinerary
  • Private Accommodations (Bedding, Shower)

Price Excludes

  • Personal Expenses: Telephone Calls, Laundry Expenses, Alcoholic Drinks, Etc.
  • Insurance Against Theft, Loss, Illness or Accident
  • Hotel In Iquitos City
  • Gratuity For Tour Guides

Recommended To Carry

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
Itinerary

Day 1Discover Iquitos's Essence Peru Jungle Trips

Your exciting journey through the Amazon rainforest begins upon arrival in Iquitos.

Our guide will pick you up at your hotel or the airport, and then you’ll start exploring the city’s rich history, visiting the Plaza de Armas and the Tarapacá Malecón, where impressive buildings from the rubber era, such as the Palace Hotel and the Iron House, stand tall.

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9:30 AM:

We will depart from the Bellavista Port, located on the banks of the Nanay River.

This charming market will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in traditional Amazonian cuisine. From grilled lagarto (alligator) to exquisite Suris (local delicacies), you’ll be able to savor authentic flavors. After that, we will embark on a typical Amazonian boat to navigate the Nanay River.

In just a few minutes, we will witness the encounter between the Nanay, Itaya, and Amazonas rivers.

This confluence of murky and dark waters offers a unique visual spectacle, home to pink and gray dolphins, emblematic species of freshwater.

Ecomuseum and Nature

Continuing our journey along the Amazon River, we will make a stop at the Chullachaki Ecomuseum.

Here, you will learn about Amazonian cultures, discover ancient instruments, and receive an introduction to the fascinating world of medicinal and aromatic plants of the jungle.

You will also learn more about Ayahuasca, a profound expression of Amazonian cosmovision. In addition, you will have the opportunity to taste emblematic beverages of the region, such as RC, 7 Raíces, 7 times without removing, LPM or “Levanta Pájaro Muerto” (Dead Bird’s Lift), among others, while immersing yourself in local culture.

Discovery at Fundó Don Pedrito

We will continue our journey by navigating the Amazon River to reach Fundó Don Pedrito, a paiche (a large freshwater fish) breeding center in captivity, as well as caimans and other fish species.

Here, you will be able to get up close and personal with these fascinating creatures and learn about their diet.

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Exploration in San Juan de Huashalado

We will navigate to the community of San Juan de Huashalado, a step between the Amazon River and the Yanayacu River.

Here, we will take a short walk through the community to board a new boat on the Yanayacu River.

For 30 minutes, we will navigate through this river until we reach the cozy Eco Lodge.

Afternoon Activities

2:00 PM: After settling in at the lodge, we will prepare for lunch.

4:30 PM: We will enjoy a peaceful canoe ride by rowing through the river, immersing ourselves in the natural symphony of the forest and admiring the beautiful Amazonian sunset.

Iquitos's means of transportation usually go by the river's flux.

7:30 PM: We will return to the lodge for dinner and rest in the middle of the jungle.

Day 2Sunrises, Living Nature, and Adventures at Yanayacu's Lodge

5:00 AM: We will start the day with a canoe excursion to witness the sunrise and birdwatching.

7:30 AM: After breakfast, we will embark on an ethnobotanical hike through the flooded forest.

Here, marvel at ancient trees like ceibas, kapocs, and Machira Coriáceas.

During the hike, you will have the opportunity to observe monkeys, sloths, and other wildlife in their natural habitat.

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2:00 PM: Lunch at the lodge.

4:00 PM: Tonight, we will camp in the heart of the exuberant jungle, connecting with nature and the Pachamama.

We will listen to local legends while enjoying a barbecue outdoors.

Later, we will embark on a short nocturnal hike to spot insects, such as tarantulas.

Day 3Unique Encounter with Monkeys, Yagua Artisans, and Departing from the Peruvian Amazonian Jungle

7:00 AM: After breakfast, we will head towards the monkey island, a primate rescue center where you can interact and play with them.

Monkey's Island is one of our final stops, get to see a variety of monkey species here!

We will then return to the lodge and visit a clan of Yagua Natives, artisans dedicated to selling handicrafts and demonstrating traditional dances.

You will also have the opportunity to take a final dip in the Amazon River as a farewell to our journey.

A yagua native person playing a zampoña and a drum.

2:00 PM: After lunch, we will say goodbye to the lodge and begin our return journey to the city of Iquitos, where we will arrive around

5:00 PM: Finally, we will provide transportation to your hotel or airport, concluding our unforgettable adventure through Peruvian Amazonian jungle with Peru Jungle Trips.

 

FAQs

Q: What is included in this tour package?

A: This tour to Iquitos includes the pickups and dropoffs at all the stops from the city and back, a professional guide to give you comany and information through your whole stay and activities described in the itinerary and the majority of meals.

 

Q: What types of wildlife can I get to see?

A: Chances to see pink and gray freshwater dolphins, monkeys, sloths, varieties of insects and a bird species al throughout the hikes and boat rides.

 

Q: What are the accommodations like?

A: We include the stay at a eco-lodge by Yanayacu’s River. Also, a night of camping in the rainforest.

 

Q: Are meals included?

A: Most meals are included, including lunch and dinner at the eco-lodge, a barbecue dinner while camping, and breakfast each morning.

 

Q: What should I pack?

A: Basic equipment that you should bring consists of lightweight clothing, a rain jacket, sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, binoculars, camera, water bottle, flashlight/headlamp, and any necessary medications.

 

Q: Is this tour physically demanding?

A: While no major trekking is involved, there are some nature walks and hikes through the jungle. A reasonable level of mobility and fitness to walk over uneven terrain is required, however, it’s not physically demanding.

 

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