Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge + Iquitos cityDesde: $ 0.004D/3NBook Package
(2N JUNGLE + 1N CITY)
DAY 1. Iquitos:
-Reception at the airport and transfer to the chosen hotel. Overnight
DAY 2. Iquitos / Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge (B-A-C)
-Breakfast. At agreed time, I pick up from the chosen hotel. During the tour you will be offered a brief orientation through the city of Iquitos, observing the main tourist places of this thriving and historic city of the Peruvian east. Transfer to the pier to start the boat trip to the Lodge.
-You will sail through the largest river in the world, the Amazon River, aboard comfortable and safe boats. Arrival at the Amazon Sinchicuy Lodge which is 45 minutes (downstream NE) of Iquitos. Our Lodge, built in the native style with natural materials, is surrounded by trees, plants and flowers, a real tropical garden on high ground, not flooded or "restinga", where varieties of birds and butterflies abound. A short explanation on the rules that govern the sustainability of the Lodge and its surroundings, allowing you to better understand the ways to make your stay and participation in ecotourism activities more rewarding. Accommodation according to the type of room selected.
ECOCULTURAL CIRCUIT (ECOSYSTEM OF THE SINCHICUY RIVER BASIN)
-Excursion on foot or by canoe, as the station permits, to "Nuevo Perú", where the Yagua ethnic community is established, whose ancestors were discovered by Francisco de Orellana in his first exploration of the Amazon in 1541. This visit will allow to know their ancestral customs, appreciate their original clothing of palm fibers and even try marksmanship with the "pucuna" (blowpipe) that the Yaguas used for centuries for hunting. Return to the Lodge.
-In the afternoon you will undertake the ethnobotanical excursion. You can meet very specific species of the plant kingdom such as cat's claw, sour cane, copaiba, aguaje and even the so called "dead man's rope" or ayahuasca. Visit the local naturist (Shaman). Great connoisseur of the secrets of nature and its application for the treatment of evils of the body and spirit, the Shaman will explain about the wonderful properties and the use that some plants and roots have. Tour through the riverside farm of Santa Maria de Ojeal, where you will observe some of the productive activities developed by its inhabitants. Artisanal extraction of sugarcane juice, fruit orchards, fish farm with native species, raising of cattle. You will be able to interact with the residents while observing their typical homes, schools, church and shops; likewise he will appreciate the sustainability projects that the community has been developing through ecotourism.
NIGHT EXCURSION ... / AMAZON LEGENDS...
-At night, the jungle and its inhabitants allow us to enjoy unique sounds and sensations. The guide will indicate the moment in which the excursion will begin in canoe or on foot that will take you to discover, stealthily and by the light of a lantern, the mysterious world of nocturnal insects, cicadas, spiders, praying mantis, etc. Also distinguish the songs of owls and "ayaymamas" that are interpreted as the language of fantastic beings in the local imagination.
-To end the night, nothing more pleasant than enjoying an appetizing meal.. The guide will explain the activities for the next day. Overnight
DAY 3. AMAZONAS SINCHICUY LODGE / FULL DAY YANAYACU / KINGDOM OF GIANT TREES (B-A-C)
-BIRDWATCHING: During the early hours of the morning (05:00 to 06:00 a.m.) it is the right time to observe many of the bird species that feed on the banks of the river or the plantations found in the to the community's leaders.
After breakfast you will board the boat that will take you to the opposite end of the Amazon or as it is said in the regional language to the "huashalado". During this trip of approximately 40 minutes the boat will stop at a place on the river where it is usually possible to observe pink dolphins, due to its somewhat shy nature, it is necessary to have patience and be attentive to visit them, with an unforgettable photo will reward the effort.
Upon reaching the community of Huashalado you can see plantations of cassava (manioc), banana, papaya and other typical products of riverside agriculture. You will notice that unlike the Sinchicuy ecosystem the land here is mostly low and flooding during the growing season. And I will notice it when crossing the trail that leads to the Yanayacu River. This is an exciting walk in which yourspirit of adventure. By boat or canoe you will follow the course of the Yanayacu River to explore this area rich in avian fauna, whose species include martins fishermen, hawks, herons etc. and finally after a time of travel through the dark waters of the Yanayacu River you will arrive at our lodge. Jungle walk that will take you to know the "Kingdom of Giant Trees" during the walk will know some species of medicinal plants, such as "sachajergón", "ojé", "tree bread" and the well-known "cat's claw" "(Uncaria tomentosa); It is also possible to find bromeliads (epiphytic plants) that grow on the top of trees. But undoubtedly the one that causes the greatest admiration, among the trees is the "lupuna" (Ceiba pentandra) that can exceed 50 meters in height. Depending on the season (June - September) and the weather, we will visit the Laguna Yaguacocha, where it is possible to observe the most representative aquatic plant, the "victoria regia" and the hoatzín or "shansho" (Opisthocomus hoatzin), a colorful species of bird that feeds on aquatic flora. This is an exciting hike in which your spirit of adventure will emerge and you will undoubtedly enjoy it.
-Return to the Lodge.
-After stopping for lunch, you will do an entertaining fishing in the river using native techniques that will allow you to catch piranhas, mojarras, smooth or some other fish species that are considered a real delicacy in the river kitchen. Return trip to the Amazon Sinchicuy Lodge. Upon arrival you will enjoy time to rest in the hammocks, in the gazebo or in the "Clavohuasca Bar", refreshing yourself with a nice frozen drink or experiencing different sensations with a fantastic regional aphrodisiac drink. You will also have canoes for a walk in the calm waters of the Sinchicuy River before nightfall. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 4. AMAZONAS SINCHICUY LODGE / IQUITOS (B-A)
-After a fortifying breakfast, we will visit the Wildlife Project, recently cataloged as Fundo Neiser Custody Center to observe and interact with some of the wild animals such as the lazy bear, monkeys, achunis, macaws, toucans, boas and lizards. It will be an interesting way to learn to value and respect the wildlife typical of our Amazon. After our educational visit, we headed towards the Lodge for a refreshing lunch. At the appropriate time, we will take our boat to return to the city of Iquitos, where a representative will be waiting for us to drive to the airport.
GOOD JOURNEY ... ENJOY IT!