Visit a native tribe and learn their traditions after a morning's jungle hike
Unique opportunity to admire the pink freshwater dolphins in the Amazon River
3 action-packed days in the Amazon
This 3 day/2 night Iquitos Peru rainforest tour is perfect for people who are really interested in seeing culture along with wildlife, but also want the comfort of a jungle lodge in Iquitos. This expedition is full of our most popular activities, including: a visit to monkey island, anaconda holding, dolphin spotting, rain forest hiking, piranha fishing, a nocturnal caiman excursion, a bird excursion, a canoe ride, and a visit to native Amazonian tribes.
All year round
3 days/2 nights
Iquitos hotel and hostel pickup
Iquitos hotel and hostel drop-off
Day 1: Hotel/Hostel Pick-up - Arrival to Camp - Monkey Island - Dolphin Spotting - Nocturnal Hike
The day will start with a 9:00am departure by mini-bus from Iquitos city to the port town of Nanay (Bellavista), where the Rio Nanay meets the Rio Amazonas. We will jump into a boat and travel downriver for 70 km (about 2 hours). During the riverboat trip, you will have a good chance of seeing caimans, turtles, herons, pink river dolphins, snakes, and many other species of flora/fauna along the riverbank.
Monkey Island is a small island about 15 minutes from the Maniti Lodge, which shelters a large number of monkeys in their natural habitat. During your visit on the island, you will have the unique opportunity to observe and interact with a wide variety of monkeys that include: sloth, goeldi’s monkey, tamarin monkey, capuchin monkey, yellow-handed titi monkey, masked titi monkey, cebidae monkey, woolly monkey, squirrel monkey, spider monkey, south american coati monkey, and many more! Along with the various species of monkeys, you will have the opportunity to hold very large anacondas, boas and interact with the very unique and rare amazonian mata-mata turtle. At Monkey Island, you will also see alligators, turtles, toucans, macaws, parrots, etc.
There will be a dolphin watching session at the camp, where you will have the unique opportunity to see the pink freshwater dolphin. If you are lucky, you will also have the chance to swim with them on the main Amazon River.
In the evening, you will go on a nocturnal nature hike to see what types of species can be seen (lizards, snakes, spiders, monkeys).
Overnight at Maniti Lodge.
Day 2: Animal Observation Excursion - Piranha Fishing - Nocturnal Caiman Excursion
We will begin our day early, waking up in time to see the sunrise over the Amazon River. Then we will leave the camp to go on an animal observation excursion (via boat), where will have the opportunity to see various types of flora and fauna.
There will be an afternoon fishing excursion by boat, with the opportunity to catch piranha, catfish, and other species of fish. You will get to see Victoria Regia – the largest freshwater aquatic plant in the world.
After sunset, we will go on a canoe excursion to spot and catch caiman. You will have the opportunity to hold, touch, and take photos with the caiman.
Overnight at Maniti Lodge.
Day 3: Morning Jungle Hiking - Visit with Natives - Belen - Hotel/Hostel Drop-off
The third and final day will begin with an early morning jungle hike, where you will have the unique opportunity to see a vast number of monkeys, birds, and many other wildlife species in their natural habitat. You will also see and learn about various types of Amazonian plants.
We will depart from Maniti Lodge, our destination being Iquitos city. There’ll be time to visit a local native Indian tribe, where you can learn and observe about their history and their customs.
Upon arrival at Iquitos, we will visit the market of Belen. You can take a private canoe ride through the floating market of Belén, located on the edge of the Itaya River. Finishes the tour at 5 pm approx.
Note: Transportation to airport/hotel included.
Hostel/Hotel Pick-up - Arrival to Camp - Monkey Island - Dolphin Spotting - Nocturnal Hike
Animal Observation Excursion - Piranha Fishing - Nocturnal Caiman Excursion
Morning Jungle Hiking - Visit with Natives - Belen - Hostel/Hotel Drop-off
- Private transport to and from Iquitos
- All local transportation
- All meals during excursion (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks)
- Purified water, juice, coffee, tea, milk
- All equipment: rubber boots, fishing poles, first aid, etc
- Professional bilingual guide (English & Spanish)
- All entrance fees
- Fully guided jungle tours & excursions as described in itinerary
- Private accommodation (bedding, mosquito nets, shower)
- Extra items (souvenirs, extra food, cigarettes, etc)
- Airfare (we can help arrange airfare upon request)
- All airport taxes
- Personal expenses: telephone calls, laundry expenses, alcoholic drinks, etc
- Insurance against theft, loss, illness or accident
- Tips for tour guides
- Hotel in Iquitos city
- Valid passport
- Airline tickets
- Duffel bag (wheels and retractable handle are fine), sturdy and large enough to hold clothing and gear
- Passport security pouch or belt
- Daypack to carry raingear, camera, film, water and snacks
- Luggage tags and luggage locks
- Mosquito head net
- T-shirts – synthetic lightweight, long-sleeved shirt(s) for sun/insect protection
- Hiking shorts & pants/trousers – synthetic, quick-drying
- Hiking socks and liners
- Swimsuit, sun hat
- Rain jacket (or poncho) – waterproof and breathable
- Rain pants – waterproof and breathable, side zippers highly recommended
- Lightweight windbreaker
- Lightweight hiking boots or trail shoes, broken-in
- Comfortable walking shoes or sandals
- Water sandals or booties
- Sunglasses and retainer strap
- Sunblock and lip balm
- Insect repellent with Deet
- Small binoculars
- Toiletry kit
- Hand sanitizer gel
- Watch with alarm or travel clock
- Headlamp/flashlight with extra batteries/bulb
- Personal first-aid kit
- Small towel and washcloth
- Personal medication
- Anti-malaria tablets
- Allergy medication
Cancellation or changes to this tour:
CHANGES: It is FREE to change the tour date before 4:00 pm (Lima time) 60 days before the tour begins.
NO SHOWS OR CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel before 6:00 pm (Lima time) 60 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.
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What vaccinations do I need? Are they required?
Maniti Camp Expeditions and the country of Peru do not require that travellers receive vaccinations, but we do recommend it! Recommended vaccinations are yellow fever, malaria, hepatitis A & B and typhoid fever.
What is included in the price of the tours?
All tour packages are “all-inclusive” and include everything (except airfare): all airport transfers, food, private lodging with bathrooms, entrance fees to parks, guided tours, equipment & transportation.
I am thinking about visiting Iquitos during the “rainy season”, should I wait?
Iquitos has a very tropical climate, and the rain can come and will pass very fast. It never rains here for long periods of time. If it rains when you are here, we will still do all tours and excursions on your itinerary. Sometimes we must change the order of the itinerary according to the weather conditions, but this is very common. You will get to participate in everything that is included in the tour that you decide to purchase.
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