Tour Lenght: 3 days / 2
canoeing, jungle trekking.
Spots to visit : Iquitos,
Fixed Departures: Daily from Lima.
Domestic Flights: Required.
Min. Paxs: 02 pax, max. 24 pax.
1 LIMA - IQUITOS - HELICONIA LODGE
Reception at the luggage
claim area of the Iquitos Int’l Airport, where our staff
will be waiting for you. Then we will take you to our operative
offices in Iquitos where we will give you an orientation
of our services in accord with your program. Afterwards,
we will take you to the Bellavista Port, where we will
use one of our speedboats to take you to the Heliconia
Lodge along the Amazon River. During this boat sail
you will have the opportunity to observe the convergence
of the brown turbid waters of the Amazon River with the
dark waters of the Nanay River. A visit to a native community
is also scheduled in this part of the boat sail to the
Lodge. In this community we will have the opportunity to
hear about their way of life and to see their customs,
dances and handcrafts. Afterwards
arrival to the Lodge where our staff will welcome you
with a complimentary and exotic jungle drink. Lunch. In
the afternoon we will start with our first excursion: a
jungle hike into the Yanamono Reserve, which is a primary
rainforest reserve, for approximately 2 hours accompanied
by our expert guides; return to the lodge for leisure.
After the Amazon Sunset, we will take a night
sail to a small stream, if the river is high
enough, or along the Amazon River where you will enjoy
the magical sounds of the jungle,
the light of the moon or, if it is a clear night, you will
observe the stars and constellations of Southern Hemisphery.
2 HELICONIA LODGE
We will start with a sail to one of
the several streams (if the water level
allows us ). We will be looking for
birds such as the Tuki (Jacana Jacana),
Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle-Torquata),
Blac-Collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis),
etc. Return to the lodge and breakfast,
after a leisure our guide will
take ius for a small fishing trip into
small tributaries of the Amazon River.
During this excursion you
can also have the opportunity to have
a sight of the Pink
River Dolphin (Inia Geoffrensis). Return
to the Lodge for lunch In the afternoon,
you will also be able to see the very
impressive giant Victoria Regia plant
(Giant Water Lily) on the lakes inside
the Yanamono Island (if the water allows
us). At night the adventurers can take
a hike around the perimeter of the
Lodge to look for tarantulas, fire
flies, bats and other jungle nocturnal
3 HELICONIA LODGE - IQUITOS - LIMA
After breakfast, we will visit a rustic sugar cane destillery where you can try different exotic beverages made from sugar cane liquor and also you will see how they use horses in the process of obtaining this liquor.
Return to the Lodge. After Lunch, transfer to Iquitos City and according with your flight schedule, transfer to the airport.