THE LARGEST AMAZON RIVER
3 days 2 nights
The river and its rainforest are inseparable. This couple is one of the last lungs of
earth. Biologically is one of the richest places in the world in biodiversity, which lost
may cause several damages to the humanity. It is our moral responsibility to take
care of this tropical forest because more than the third part of the species of the world live and reproduce in it. According to recently studies, the Amazon River is
the largest in the world, covering 2’300,000 square miles, which is the 20% of fresh
water of the world.
In the Amazon lives the largest freshwater fish of the world called Paiche (Arapaima
gigas) which can grow up to 2.50 meters (8.20 feet). We can also find the Capybara
(Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) which is the biggest rodent of the world. There are
about 30,000 types of plants that grow in the Amazon shore, as well as 4,000
different species of butterflies and 2,000 different kinds of fish (more than those
found in the Atlantic Ocean), 4,000 species of birds, 150 species of reptiles and 361
species of mammals. This extraordinary biodiversity is the consequence of the intense rain and the
3 days 2 nights in the rainforest
Day 1 Pick up service from the airport to Iquitos then to the port. We will navigate from Iquitos about 140 kilometers up river or about 3 hours to arrive at the Lodge. We will go arround for watching different birds like parrots, jacanas, kingfishiers, herons, partridges, cormorants; and sloths and monkeys, as the night monkeys, squirrel and dusky titi monkeys, etc. In the evening, boat ride to see caimans, birds and mammals. (L, D)
Day 2 We will hike to appreciate the immense variety of flora around the area. Muyuna area. At this walk you can taste the water that Uncaria tomentosa (cat's claw) has within its vines - some
say it can cure cancer and AIDS. We will see the ceiba tree and the world´s smallest monkey, the pigmy marmoset, and the squirrel and tamarin monkeys. If we are lucky, we will see the howler monkey, whose deafening roar can be heard many miles away. After lunch Boat trips to the lakes Purura and Corriente and catch different kind of fish, including the famous piranha. This is an area that has many strangler vines, being the favorite spot of the bird "hoatzin" or shansho. This colorful bird looks like a prehistoric bird because it has three claws on the middle joint of the wing. After dinner, we do a night walk in search of huge frogs, anaconda´s favorite food.
In addition to seeing tarantulas, it is worth clarifying that despite the bad reputation, they are not dangerous to humans.(B,L,D)
Day 3 After breakfast, using small boats will take you to the Amazon River, where you will experience the most magical moment of your trip, which is to watch and swim with pink dolphins playing around your boat. On the way back to the lodge, you will see the biggest aquatic plant in the world, the famous Victoria Regia. This experiencie to the jungle comes to the end and we will sail 3 hours back to Iquitos. Transfer to the airport or hotel. (B,L)
What to bring (think about mosquitoes):
- Swimming suit.
- Long sleeved shirts
with a hood and light
colored cotton. The
- Long pants and thick
enough so that
mosquitoes cannot get
- Socks for use with
- Fresh nightwear.
- Rubber boots for
walking or you can rent at the hotel.