A 3-day experience in one of the most beautiful National Reserves in Peru
Go Piranha fishing on the Amazon River
Enjoy the night time excursions and spend the night at a typical village lodge
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All year round
3 days/2 nights
Iquitos hotel/hostel or airport pickup
Iquitos hotel/hostel or airport drop off
ONLINE BOOKING NOT AVAILABLE
For those who want to discover the rainforest and its people in a short period of time: Explore the Amazon in just 3 days! Start in the city of Iquitos, navigate the Yarapa River, hike, canoe and explore. Go fishing for piranhas, experience night time excursions, and stay overnight in a typical village house.
- 7:30am Departure from the hotel or the Amazon Explorer office
- Mini-bus from Iquitos to Nauta (1.5 hrs)
- Motorboat from Nauta to the Yarapa River (3 hrs)
- Hiking (30 min)
- Canoeing and wildlife exploring
- Nocturnal excursion
- Accommodation: Overnight in a typical village house
- River navigating by motorboat (2 hrs)
- Fishing for Piranhas (Serrasalmus nattereri)
- Exploration hikes
- Identification of medicinal plants.
- Drinking water from forest vines “Soga de agua”
- Return by motorboat to the village
- Nocturnal exploration to observe wildlife
- Overnight in a typical village house
- Buying handicrafts (optional)
- Return hiking (30 min)
- Motorboat back to Nauta (3 hrs)
- Mini-bus from Nauta to Iquitos (1.5 hrs)
- 7:00pm Arrival to Iquitos city
IMPORTANT: Amazon Explorer reserves the right to change or amend the activities listed in this itinerary. Not often - but occasionally - some element of the tour cannot take place due to weather conditions or due to water levels of the rivers.
- Transfer from Iquitos airport
- Land and river transportation as included in the itinerary
- Private boat
- All meals provided for the duration of the trip
- Purified water
- Native guides and Amazon Explorer’s tour leader
Materials: Mosquito nets, sheets, sleeping pad, and rubber boots
Amazon Explorer provides financial support for the village
- Airplane tickets to Iquitos (usually from Lima or Cusco)
- Accommodation in Iquitos
- Mosquito repellent (very important)
- Sunscreen, sunglasses and swimwear
- Personal first aid kit
- Use shoes, comfortable shoes or rubber boots for walking
- Wear a hat or cap
- A flashlight (with spare batteries) to locate alligators at night
- Use light clothing with long sleeves and long pants/trousers
- A camera
Cancellation or changes of this tour:
CHANGES: It is FREE to change the tour date before 6:00 pm (Lima time) 8 days before the tour begins.
NO SHOW & CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel before 6:00 pm (Lima time) 16 days before the tour begins, a 10% administration fee will apply. After this time, there is a 100% no show or cancellation fee.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel this tour or make any changes.
I can’t find my accommodation listed in the operator pick up locations as I’m making my booking. What should I select?
This operator only offers pick-ups from the hotel and hostel accommodation listed, this covers over 90% of the accommodation providers in the area. They do not provide pick-ups or drop-offs at private residences, Airbnbs, bus terminals etc. Select an alternative close by and be ready there for pick-up at the time on your booking confirmation.
What should I bring to the Amazon?
You should bring: Sunscreen, sunglasses, swimwear, comfortable shoes, trainers or boots, a hat for the sun, a flashlight (with spare batteries) to locate alligators at night, light clothing with long sleeves and long pants/trousers, and insect repellent.