Iquitos is the largest city in the Peruvian rainforest, with a population of 370,962. It is the capital of Loreto Region and Maynas Province. It is generally considered the most populous city in the world that cannot be reached by road. Located on the Amazon River, it is a mere 106 m (348 ft) above sea level even though it is more than 3,000 km (1,864 mi) from the mouth of the Amazon at Belém in Brazil, on the Atlantic Ocean. It is situated 125 km (78 mi) downstream of the confluence of the Ucayali and Marañón rivers, the two main headwaters of the Amazon River. Iquitos has long been a major port in the Amazon Basin. It is surrounded by three rivers: the Nanay, the Itaya, and the Amazon. The city can be reached only by airplane or boat, with the exception of a road to Nauta, a small town roughly 100 km (62 mi) south. Ocean vessels of 3,000 tons or 9,000 tons and 5.5 metres (18 ft) draft can reach Iquitos from the Atlantic ocean, 3,600 kilometres (2,200 mi) away. Most travel within the city itself is via bus, motorcycle, or auto rickshaw (mototaxi, motocarro or motokar). Transportation to nearby towns often requires a river trip via peque-peque, a small public motorized boat. The climate is hot and humid, with an average relative humidity of 85%. The wet season lasts from around November to May, with the river reaching its highest point in May. The river is at its lowest in October.
Day 01: Iquitos/City Tour/Momon River/Lodge
Our Guide collects you from the airport or your hotel in our private bus.
You will be accompanied by a permanent English speaking Guide during the whole trip
City tour of the principal attractions of Iquitos:
The Main Square, The Catholic Cathedral,
The cast Iron House built by Eiffel, The Boulevar
Visit the Municipal Museum
We board our speedboat for the trip up the Nanay and Momon rivers.
Visit the Boras Indigenous Tribe
Visit to the Serpentarium to see snakes and other exotic animals.
Upon arrival at the Lodge we are warmly greeted with a welcome drink made of local tropical fruits.
Canoe rides on the river
Day 02: Lodge
(Optional) we rise at the crack of dawn, around 5:30 am, for an hour long canoe ride upriver to enjoy the great variety of bird life.
Hike through the jungle to explore the rainforest.
Visit the Jibaro Indigenous Tribe.
Visit to the small villages of Gen Gen and Centro Fuerte to learn their customs and habits.
Visit the “Chullachaki” Mini- Zoo
Visit the JARDIN BOTANICO
Our Guide fascinates us with tales of the jungle
Day 03: Lodge
Taking a hike to the Trapiche where you will taste delicious sugarcane liquor.Excursión de pesca
Fishing to harvest the abundant variety of fish in the river.
We have a musical jungle jam session using a variety of local acoustic instruments.
Day 04: Lodge/Full Day Amazonas river
Full Day in the Amazonas river
Visit to the Monkey Island
Excursion on the Amazon river to see the pink or grey dolphins
Day 05: Lodge//Yagua Indians/Pilpintuwasi/Iquitos
Visit the Yagua Indigenous Tribe
Visit to Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm
We head back to the city of Iquitos.
Observation of the meeting of the waters Nanay and Momon River
Tour Amazonas and Itaya rivers.
The floating city of Belen also known as the Venice of the Jungle,
Quistococha Zoo and Lake.