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Get up-close to native wildlife
Enjoy three days and two nights at the Sinchicuy Lodge in the beautiful Amazon on this tour from Iquitos! You'll be transferred from the Iquitos International Airport by your guide to a speedboat on the Amazon River, one of the world's largest rivers. Your 3-day adventure begins with a canoe ride to Nueno Pero, a small Yagua community. Tour the Santa Maria del Ojeal farmlands, enjoy early-morning bird watching, take a motorboat cruise along the Amazon River, and hike through the jungle. Discover unique plants and wildlife while learning about the habitat and ecosystems of the Amazon with your expert guide.
See the Itinerary field below for a more detailed tour description.
Day 1: Arrive at the Iquitos International Airport, where you'll be escorted by your expert guide to a speedboat. From here, ride along the Amazon River to the Sinchicuy Lodge, about 45 minutes from the city. Enjoy a refreshing tropical drink as you get settled into the lodge. Then, take a short walk or canoe ride (depending on the season) to a small Yagua community called Nuevo Peru . Learn about their culture and see how they live their day-to-day lives. Head back to the lodge for a delicious lunch made with fresh local products.
In the afternoon, follow your guide on a nature walk, where you'll see various tropical plant species. Then, tour the Santa Maria del Ojeal farmlands. See cattle roaming as you walk through beautiful fruit orchards and sugarcane fields. Admire a stunning sunset along the Amazon River before heading to the lodge for dinner, and enjoy a storytelling session with locals about Amazon myths and legends. Take a relaxing evening canoe ride and discover some nocturnal animals , including owls and spiders.
Day 2: Take an early- morning bird- watching tour before a delicious breakfast at the lodge. Then, take a motorboat tour down the Amazon River, where you'll see rare pink river dolphins, playful monkeys and exotic birds. Then, hike or canoe (depending on the season) along the Yanayacu River and see diverse plants and wildlife -- be on the lookout for monkeys and sloths hanging around the forest canopy!
Enjoy lunch at the Tambo Yanayacu lodge before taking a fishing trip, where you’ll get a chance to catch a variety of fish, and maybe even a piranha! Enjoy dinner at the lodge and then participate in the reforestation activity, ‘Plant-a-Tree,’ near the lodge.
Day 3: After breakfast, head to an Amazon River village and meet some locals. Then, head back to the lodge for lunch before being transferred back to the Iquitos International Airport to conclude your tour.
Please note: itinerary is subject to change
Round-trip airport transfer
Two nights of accommodation at the Sinchicuy Lodge
All meals at the lodge
Bilingual English- and Spanish-speaking guide
Other lodge services
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Please note: arrival flights must arrive before 9am local time, and departure flights must depart after 5pm local time
An additional fee may apply if the arrival/departure times are not within the time frame suggested
Note: there is no electricity at the Sinchicuy Lodge
Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
Tour departs from the Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta (Iquitos) International Airport