- 3 day / 2 night Side Trip
- Spot a group of pink river dolphins
- Experience a tree alive with monkeys
- Be amazed by jaw-dropping sunset/sunrise
- Catching your own piraña for dinner
Take a trip to ‘the lungs of the earth’ and the largest forest in the world: The Amazon Jungle. On this three day, two night adventure we’ll stay at a lodge in the heart of the Peruvian rainforest. Explore the rich ecosystem with hikes through the trees, boat trips on the river, and night excursions to spot nocturnal species. Every day is unique. Unbelievable beauty and adventure await in the Amazon Jungle
This experience is for nature lovers, those in search of quiet and biodiverse places, willing to live the adventures of the river and jungle, as well as learn more about the indigenous culture and environment of the Peruvian jungle
Who This Experience Is Good For
If you're interested in exploring, being in nature and going to a place like no other then the answer is yes!
Meet Our Local Host
Luis and Allen are a father and son from Iquitos. They have extensive experience guiding tours all over the Amazon jungle. This is a family based company, both are very proud of their roots and love sharing this part of Peru with the world.
- 8:30AM: Pick-up at the Iquitos Airport
- 9AM: Breakfast in the city of Iquitos
- 10AM: Transport to the lodge by van and boat
- 1PM: Lunch at the lodge
- 3:30PM: Visit the monkey island
- 7PM: Dinner
- 7:30AM: Breakfast
- 8:30AM: Excursion to the black water river to see different variety of animals and plants
- 1PM: Lunch
- 3:30PM: Excursion to the jungle, piraña fishing and sunset in the Amazon
- 7PM: Dinner
- 8PM: Night excursion to the jungle
- 5:30AM: Sunrise in the Amazon
- 7:30AM: Breakfast
- 8:30AM: Visit to a community and swim in the Amazon river
- 12PM: Lunch
- 12:45PM: Transport to the Iquitos airport
- Food - All meals once at the lodge
- Drinks - Soft drinks and water
- Accommodation - The 2 nights at the lodge
- Entrance Fee / Tickets
- Local Guide
- Transfer from Iquitos Airport or hotel to the port and sailing to the lodge
- Transfer from the lodge to the Iquitos Airport after lunch
- Boots for the rain, toiletries (shampoo, soap and toilet roll)
- Night and day excursions - by boat or walking
What's Not Included
- Breakfast on Day 1
- Drinks - Alcoholic beverages
- Tips for vendors
- Transportation - Flights Lima > Iquitos > Lima
- Poncho for rain (available for purchase at the lodge)
Know Before You Go
- Minimum Needed: 03 people
- Maximum Capacity: 18 people
- Booking Deadline: 5 days before the event
- Weather Dependent: No
- Difficulty Level: Easy to Medium
- Special Clothing Required: No
- Special Dietary Restrictions: Most dietary needs catered
- Extra Cash: Needed for tipping / donation / additional services
- Accommodation: Lodges are both simple but comfortable. No AC. Private rooms don't mean bigger beds, it only means, a private room
- Flights: Flights are $100-130 approx. and you can use airlines such as viva air, LATAM, and Peruvian Airlines. More details will be shared in your specific group
- What To Bring: Bring bathing clothes, long-sleeved t-shirts or shirts with hoods that are dark colored to avoid the mosquitoes. short-sleeved shirts for boat excursions and to the village. light pajamas. comfortable shorts. long trousers, not leggings because mosquitoes can pass through them. various changes of clothing due to humidity, especially underwear clothing. Accessories: small backpack for supplies used during excursions and walks. sunglasses. mosquito repellent. sunscreen. a good book. toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant. a hat that provides shade. cash (soles) for purchases in the town, tips, and bar consumption
- Schedule: Please know that the schedule can change or be modified. You will be notified if that is the case
- No refunds: There will be no refund in case of delayed flights, train delays, bad weather or other external factors
Frequently Asked Questions
This is Peru... This is the Amazon Jungle. This is real and really amazing. The food, the hosts - Luis and Allen were exceptional. Dress for hot, steamy weather... Seriously. The monkeys, sloths, birds, dolphins... We saw it all! The jungle sings you to sleep and is your morning wake up call. The majesty of the Amazon River is unrivaled.
This is one of the best experiences of my life. Alan and Luis were the best guides you could ask for. Nothing is guaranteed when it comes to seeing wildlife but their knowledge definitely increases your chances. We saw many sloth, dolphins and more.
They are truly the best and really love what they do an want to share it.
The accommodations were amazing especially the food.
I can’t recommend highly enough. If you get the chance to go definitely get to know them and ask plenty of questions because it’s an unbelievable experience.
This trip was just incredible! The other reviews have pretty much covered all the amazing things you'll do on this trip, so I'll just add a few more little recs: 1. Catch an early flight (5am) into Iquitos -- the group of us that came in on the earlier flight got to take a tuk-tuk ride through the city, catch breakfast, and get a tour of the market while we waited for the next group to get in. 2. It's very hot and humid, so bring as many quick-drying lightweight articles of clothing as you can fit. 3. Even though it says it's provided, bring your own toiletries. 4. Bring some pre-downloaded music (no service so you can't stream) so you can connect to the speaker the guides have -- they even bring it on the boat, and no one can resist a good singalong while drinking a cold beverage and motoring along the Amazon River. Overall, it would be exceedingly difficult to curate an experience as good as this on your own, so don't miss out on this adventure!
This weekend was absolutely incredible! Spending an afternoon with the most friendly monkeys, cruising along the Amazon river and taking in the wild life sites, seeing the pink river dolphins, catching breathtaking sunsets and sun rises, fishing for your own pirana, visiting an indigenous tribe... it's a jam packed weekend that is so worth it! The guides are friendly and knowledgeable. Because you're in the jungle with little to no service it's also a great opportunity to connect with your fellow remotes. The group of us that went on this trip definitely got back to Lima much closer :) Tips - it's hot, plan accordingly and bring sunscreen and bug spray. And bring a deck of playing cards for after dinner relaxing.
This is such an unusual experience that you won't have anywhere else, so I think it's a must-do. Monkey island, cruising the Amazon, being introduced to a totally new culture...definitely recommend.