Interact with Nature and experience a profound appreciation for life. The outings in the Yanayacu Ecosystem environment (“The Kingdom of the Giant Trees”) are aimed to let you discover the extraordinary beauty of the lowland Amazon rainforest as well as the warmth and friendship of its native people, both coexisting peacefully and depending on each other for their survival. Our skilled guides will lead the exciting jungle trekking and river boating that will bring-out the adventure spirit within you. You will find out about the efforts that are being done here to preserve the largest tropical forest on Earth and you will also become part of this effort!.
DAY 1 IQUITOS / AMAZONAS SINCHICUY / TAMBO YANAYACU
Our personnel will meet and greet you at the Iquitos Airport from where you will be transferred to the city. Along the way you will briefly sightsee the tourist highlights of Iquitos, this representative Peruvian jungle town that on the 19th Century turned from a small outpost to the most important port city in the Amazon basin, acquiring an outstanding cosmopolitan status during the so called “Rubber boom”.
You will be introduced to your expert tour guide and then continue to the river wharf from where the trip to our lodge begins. Sail on the Amazon, the world’s greatest river, onboard comfortable and safe boats. During the trip you will be able to see a marvelous panorama in which the magnificence of the Amazon makes its way through the exuberance of the jungle, where picturesque villages with their particular color and joy appear on the shores of the river.
Arrival in the Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge (18 Miles NE from Iquitos). Our native-style built lodge 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 regional exotic fruit (camu-camu, cocona, copoazu, other).
This will be our lunch stop before continuing to the Tambo Yanayacu Lodge.
Before lunch you will make a short walk or canoe ride to “Nuevo Peru” where a Yagua community has established. The Yaguas are one of the most ancient ethnic
groups of the Amazon rainforest, discovered by Francisco de Orellana on his first Amazon River exploration. Visiting these friendly people will let you know their customs, see their unique apparel made of palm fibers and even try their “pucuna” or blowgun.
Lunch. Notice: Food speciality products in the Amazonas Sinchicuy include fruits from the river and the field. Filets of Dorado (Brachyplatystoma flavicans) garnished with Cocona Sauce (Sissiliflorum), fresh palm hearts, beans, fried cassava and banana are a treat. Do not doubt in asking the chef for the recipe!
After lunch we will board the boat for the approximately 90-minute trip to Tambo Yanayacu. The Yanayacu Ecosystem is found on the opposite side of the Amazon River and once you reach “huashalado” (a regional namesake for the other side) you will proceed on an easy-to-walk path through the forest to meet a second and smaller boat that will take you along the winding black-water Yanayacu Creek into the “Kingdom of the Giant Trees”, name given because of the size reached by some tree specimens amongst them the “lupuna” or ceiba. It is important to know that this walking walk path is available on dry season (JUN to NOV). In rainy season (DIC to MAY), this walk path shift into a small river in which we can only enter with a small boat. This is a favorite site for birds since it is in the river they find the fish and fruit that grows on its edges; even more, the thick forest offers ideal possibilities for nestling. With a bit of luck, you could also, spot monkeys moving on the tree tops or maybe a sloth hanging from a branch and thus mimetizing and making it almost impossible to be seen.
After an approximately 30-minute boat ride, you will arrive in the Tambo Yanayacu Lodge located on the Falcon Creek (38 Miles NE of Iquitos). Our lodge staff will greet and assist you to your room. You will have some time to rest while gazing at the beautiful sight of the creek’s mirrored waters upon which the forest and the reddish sunset reflect. Later, your guide will take you in an evening canoe ride or a walk to listen to the sounds of the nocturnal creatures of the jungle.
Dinner. Afterwards listen to your guide tell you amusing stories and myths from the Amazon rainforest. Overnight.
DAY 2 TAMBO YANAYACU LODGE
Birdwatching on the river during early morning time. It is the best time to identify and photograph all kind of bird species as they feed on the river banks or “dive” into the water for fish.
Walk to Yagua Cocha (JUN to NOV) This is a thrilling trekking experience and a chance to unwind your spirit of adventure; no doubt you will enjoy it more if you wear rubber or waterproof boots appropriate for this kind of terrain. The people that live in this area walk this trail to reach one of the largest and most beautiful lakes where they fish. You can join the fishermen as they paddle their canoes to the best fishing spots within the lake and catch a piranha for dinner (if you wish to try something different). Here, atop the trees on the river banks you can also spot the particular Hoatzin or “shansho” bird (Opisthocomus hoatzin) with prehistoric-like features.
During rainy season (DIC to MAY), w ego on a excursion to a high part of the jungle called “LENGUA”, which is a nos overflowed area 20 minutes by boat from TAMBO YANAYACU. In this place we walk to see other species of Giants tress like Lupuna and others which can be attractive for your senses. Most of the species that can be seen in this please are endemic, turning your experience into an educational one.
Return to lodge to have lunch.
Return to the lodge in the afternoon. Lunch. After lunch, We will take an excursion to the other side of the river Yanayacu to visit a local community called YANAYACU TIMICURO, very peaceful and clean indeed. On the road and along the river, our guides will try to find some mammals located between the tops of the trees, as in the rainy season, due to increased flow, animals like the sloth usually take refuge and be more noticeable presence.
DAY 3 TAMBO YANAYACU LODGE / IQUITOS
Breakfast. Fresh juices and fruit jams occurring in the region (papaya, orange, melon, cocona) accompanying dishes and hot drinks to start the morning. Immediately after breakfast proceed to embroider the boat that will transport you to the Huashalado again where we take another boat to go to the Amazonas Sinchicuy. Before, we will stop to visit the Wildlife Project, recently listed as Fundo Neysser Amazon Fauna Shelter to observe and interact with some of the varieties of wild animals such as sloth bears, monkeys, achuñis, macaws, toucans, boas and lizards . It will be an interesting way to learn to appreciate and respect wildlife typical of our Amazon.
After our educational tour, we headed to the lodge for a refreshing LUNCH. Here you can see some pink dolphins in the Amazon River.
At properly time, transfer to Iquitos and then we will be transferred to Airport or selected hotel.
HAVE A NICE TRIP... ENJOY IT!!!
* The order of some activities may vary due to operational or weather conditions.
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