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Our four days Iquitos Jungle Tours with a local tour guide is one of the most popular tours to visit the Amazon!
This Amazon Rainforest tour takes you deep inside the Peruvian Jungle from the city of Iquitos.
There are several Iquitos Jungle Tours, but for this one, you will also get an insight into the life and traditions of local communities living in Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.
In addition pur local tour guide will explain different flora and fauna that are distinct to the region.
Also, if you don’t have too time to run this tour, don’t worry! Our 3-Days Iquitos Amazon Tour may fit your plans better.
Firstly, as we’ll be sailing down the Amazon River on our way to our Eco Lodge, you’ll have a great chance to spot Pink Dolphins during your boat ride. Plus, you can try your hand at fishing for piranhas!
Secondly, our local tour guides, who are native to the area, will share their knowledge and insights about the local culture and traditions, giving you a deeper understanding of the region.
This is just one of the many exciting experiences you can enjoy on our 3 Days Iquitos Jungle Tours.
Thirdly, we’re proud of our background, if you’d like to, take a moment to check our reviews on Tripadvisor and check out for yourself.
Finally, we recommend to prepare your arrival before 9:00 AM at the Iquitos airport or bus station.
Also your return should be good if you prepare your return to be around 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM by plane or bus.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Our tour begins with pickup at the airport or your hotel.
From there, we will embark on an adventure in the jungle, exploring the breathtaking landscapes and discovering the rich biodiversity that the Peruvian Amazon of Iquitos has to offer.
To begin, we will take a city tour to get a brief overview of the historical part of the city of Iquitos and its highlights, such as the Plaza de Armas, the Tarapacá pier, where you can admire constructions from the Rubber Boom era, including the Hotel Palace and Casa de Fierro.
9:00 AM: Departure to Bellavista Port located on the Nanay River. In the small market, you can observe part of traditional Amazonian cuisine, such as grilled lizards, Juanes with tacacho, cecina, and the delicious Suris, considered a delicacy by the local population.
After boarding the typical boat (pamacari boat, Amazonian bus) on the Nanay River, we will encounter the sources of the Nanay, Itaya, and Amazonas rivers after just 5 minutes of navigation.
From this point, you can see the contrast between the turbid and black waters created by the union of these rivers as part of the Amazon River.
This sector is part of the habitat of the pink and gray freshwater dolphins.
Continuing with our journey, we will make a stop at the Chullachaki Ecomuseum, where we will learn about Amazonian cultures and ancient instruments, as well as introduce you to the magical world of medicinal and aromatic plants of the Mother Forest.
You will learn about Ayahuasca, a total expression of Amazonian cosmovision.
Here, we will also demonstrate medicinal oils and remedies, and you can enjoy emblematic drinks of the region (such as RC, 7 Roots, 7 Times Without Removing, LPM or “Raise Dead Bird”, etc.).”
After 20 minutes traveling through the Amazon, we will arrive at Fundo Don Pedrito, a breeding center for Paiches in captivity, caimans, and other fish species.
Here, we will have a close encounter with beautiful specimens and learn about their diet. We will then continue navigating until we reach the community of San Juan de Huashalado, a shortcut between the Amazon River and the Río Yanayacu.
From here, we will take a 15-minute hike through the community to reach a new boat on the Río Yanayacu.
We will then navigate for 30 minutes down the river to reach the Yanayacu Eco Lodge.
02:00 PM: Once we arrive at the lodge, we will distribute the rooms and then go to lunch.
04:30 PM: We will take a rowboat canoe ride down the river, listening to the symphony of the forest, waiting for nightfall, and enjoying the beautiful Amazonian sunset.
07:30 PM: We will return to our lodge for dinner and rest.
5:00 AM: We will start the day in a canoe to see the sunrise and do some birdwatching.
7:30 AM: After breakfast, we will go on an ethnobotanical hike through the flooded forest, where we can enjoy centuries-old trees such as ceibas, kapok, and Machira Coriáceas. During the hike, we will pass through the natural habitat of monkeys, sloths, and other animals.
2:00 PM: Lunchtime.
4:00 PM: This evening we will be camping, sleeping under the stars, surrounded by the forest, and in connection with nature and the Pachamama (Mother Earth).
We will listen to local legends and stories while enjoying a barbecue dinner outdoors.
After the delicious barbecue, we will go on a short nocturnal hike to look for insects such as tarantulas.
We will start the day by breaking down the campsite, cleaning the area, and returning to the lodge to enjoy a delicious breakfast.
9:30 AM: We will set out on our boat to fish for piranhas, the voracious and delicious Amazonian fish.
1:00 PM: We will return to our lodge for a delicious lunch.
3:30 PM: We will visit the Yanayacu Timicuro farming community and learn about their traditions and customs.
7:00 PM: We will have dinner at our lodge and take a relaxing canoe ride down the river to observe the beautiful starry sky.”
7:00 AM: After breakfast, we will depart for the monkey island, a primate rescue center where you can interact and play with them.
We will then visit a clan of Yagua Natives, artisans dedicated to selling handicrafts, where they will demonstrate some of their traditional dances.
We will also have the opportunity to swim in the Amazon River as a farewell to our journey.
2:00 PM: After lunch, we will depart from the lodge to begin our return journey to the city of Iquitos, arriving at approximately
5:00 PM: Finally, we will provide transportation to your hotel or airport, marking the end of our journey.”
Now that you know how to do it, don’t wait more time and contact us to make a reservation for your tours to the Iquitos Amazon jungle!.