Yanayacu & Amazon River – 4 Days

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1672
4 Day
Availability : Jan 1' - Dec 31'
Cusco
Iquitos, Amazon Jungle
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 12
Overview
Peru Amazon Tours: Iquitos 

Iquitos is the jewel of the Amazon Jungle in the north of Peru. Linked to the outside world by air and by river; it’s the world’s largest city that cannot be entered by road. It’s a busy, vibrant jungle metropolis and the northern Amazon Basin’s main port city. Mud huts merge with magnificent tiled mansions; tiny dugout canoes ply the water alongside colossal cruise ships. A lovely colonial plaza is at the heart of the city and the further out you travel, the closer you arrive into the jungle and enjoy the way of life here.

Afterwards; collection from your hotel and then travelling by river boat along the Amazon you’ll uncover many indigenous communities and tribes. The Amazon is a huge trunk river supply route, you’ll pass many cargo & river cruise boats as you make your way down the river.

Stopping over at a local lodge you can then explore the area freely with your local guide. Explore dense forests rich with wildlife, river networks and discover local tribes of the region that still honour the traditions of their forefathers and practice ways of living that are still native to the jungle.

Enjoy local customs such as medicinal treatments for ailments, typical food of the region (Masamorra de Doncella, Pata Rashca de Pescado, Juane con Tacacho, Pescado ahumado con Platano Asado, Chilicano de Pescado) and partake in some tribal rituals that will enrich your experience of the Amazon jungle!

Highlights
Experience the beauty and grand environment of the Amazon Jungle
Try local delicacies & medicinal herbal remedies
Stay in a lodge with a local community on a branch of the Amazon River
Row on the Yanayacu & Amazon River over a 2 day expedition
Discover jungle tribes living in the Amazon
Visit the Isla de Monos reserve and interact with the rescue monkeys


Included
Breakfast x 4
Lunch x 3
Dinner x 3
Transport – collection & drop-off to Iquitos Airport
Professional bilingual guide
River boats for location transfers along river
Lodge or camping accommodation for x4 nights

Not Included
International Airfare
Domestic flights from Lima to Iquitos (return) (can be organised as part of trip)
Hotels before & after (can be organised as part of trip)
Tips for crew
Any additional extras
Travel & Adventure Insurance

Suggested Packing:
Personal medications
Toiletries
Sneakers
Sandals
Flashlight and batteries
Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
Insect repellent (40% DEET or more is recommended)
Raincoat
Long sleeve shirts
Cotton pants
Swimwear
Warm clothes (mornings and nights on the river can be cold)
Binoculars
Camera
Backpack and Daypack

Joining Arrangements There will be a pre-trek briefing held usually the evening before departure, at your hotel, to go over the details of the trek and any specific requirements not already captured.
Food & Water Prior to setting off we recommend you steer clear of street food and only eat in good restaurants, to avoid any stomach complaints. Likewise with tap water, it is largely untreated, please only consume bottled water only or sterilised water if you have the right equipment.
Special Diets We’ll ensure that we cater for all of your dietary needs, at the point of booking we’ll collect this information from you. We can secure special menu requests also for your trek party.
Trekking Crew We are able to customise our treks to suit you, but usually our treks are guided by a professional bilingual guide, mountain cook, arriero (horseman) and mules to carry all equipment (passenger horses also available on request). They become a large part of your trekking expedition and it’s a great experience working together.
Acclimatisation
This is a really important part of your trip planning process, please find a link below which explains a little more about preparing for altitude. Altitude Preparation
Preparation
Attached below are a couple of links which will explain how to prepare for your trip & trek in advance of your arrival. We recommend being prepared in advance to save time & stress whilst you’re in Peru. Trip Planning | Trek Planning
Machu Picchu An excursion to Machu Picchu can be included as part of your trip, including professional bilingual guide, entrance tickets, return trip bus tickets, Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountains (mountain climbs to be confirmed on reservation) & your return train ticket to Cusco. 
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) We are working with the latest protocols issued by the Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) to ensure our operations are safe and compliant for the future. We also have access to on-call health services for your time with us.
Covid-19 (Useful Links) World Health Organisation | World Health Organisation – Peru | Covid-19 Data – Peru | Covid-19 Daily Statistics
Available Discounts Throughout 2022 we’re offering a 15% discount for each member of a group larger than 4+
Reservation Please contact us to reserve your trek and we will send you our deposit & payment options.
Customer Service Please feel free to contact us at any point before your trip for any queries or problems.

 

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival to Iquitos and transfer to Omagua Eco-Lodge (Timicuro Grande)

You’ll transfer to the picturesque port of Puerto Lau and board the river boat that will take us to Omagua Eco-Lodge, through the Amazon River. Along the way you’ll take a stop to observe the union of the Amazon and Nanay Rivers and you’ll see the colors of the waters of the two rivers which do not mix evenly. Arriving at Omagua Eco-Lodge you’ll check-in relax and unwind.

You will also discover the Chullachaqui Eco-Museum where you can find and enjoy the importance of medicinal plants & liquors to heal the body of ailments. Plants such as Ayahuasca (Hallucinogenic), Mucura, Oriza, Piñon, Lancetilla, Patiquina Negra, Ajos Sacha, Achiote (Baño de Florecimiento, treatments for ailments and good fortune).

In the evening you’ll enjoy a beautiful Amazonian sunset on the Amazon River.

Overnight: Omagua Eco-Lodge
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2Timicuro Grande - Yanayacu Rio - San Pedro de Falcon

Setting off early you’ll row either by canoe or packraft, heading down the Yanayacu River (known as the espejo de la selva – the mirror of the jungle – for it’s brilliant reflection of the horizon). The Yanayacu river is calm and serene, rowing at a steady pace you’ll have the opportunity to observe the local wildlife along the river and in the jungle trees that cover the river banks.

Reaching the Fundo Cesar, a small quebrada off the river in around 1.5hrs, where you’ll take breakfast prepared in a small coche by the river bed. Fully energised you’ll head off further down the river until you reach the giant Lupuna (Arbol Gigante). Stopping here to explore this monstrous tree and take photos.

Then taking to your canoe or packraft once more you’ll row until arrving at San Pedro de Falcon, at around 1pm in the afternoon. Here stopping to make camp and prepare lunch.

In the afternoon you’ll fish for dinner, with the option of helping to prepare your dinner also. In the evening is the chance to share stories and learn more about this intriguing part of the Amazon jungle.

Overnight: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3San Pedro de Falcon - San Juan de Huashalado - Amazon River - La Isla de los Monos - Timicuro Grande

From San Pedro de Falcon you’ll start the morning at around 8:00am, continuing down the Yanayacu River, until you reach the community of the Yaguas Tribe. You’ll visit the native ethnic group of the Yaguas where you can learn about their tribal customs, watch and participate in their ritual dances, and also learn about and partake in their hunting traditions.

Afterwards you’ll continue to row a further 1.5hrs until you reach another quebrada (river branch) that takes us towards the community of San Juan de Huashalado. Here you’ll stop for a respite for an hour or two, visiting the small eco-zoo and partake in the traditions of the regional medicinal liquors (7 Raices, Flamingo, Camu Camu, Chuchuhuasi, Colmenachado).

At around 12:00pm leaving San Juan de Huashalado, you’ll reach the main coronary of the Amazon River within 30 minutes. Entering the river at this point is a breathtaking moment as you experience the raw power and beauty of the Amazon. Rowing upstream becomes a little harder, staying close to the riverbanks help to steer a course through gentler currents.

Within 3hrs you’ll reach the junction which takes us back towards Timicuro Grande. Before this you’ll discover the Islas de los Monos. Monkey Island (Islas de los Monos) is a Center dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and liberation of primates victims of illegal trade and hunting. On arrival you’ll be greeted on the bridge by several of the inhabitants, it’s a wonderful experience. Exploring the island you’ll be accompanied by it’s residents as they climb up you to be carried along!

Discover 10 species of primates typical of the Amazon such as: Choro monkey (woolly monkey), Stump monkey (titi monkey), Spider monkey or Maquisapa (spider monkey), Piquico monkey (tamarin), Howler monkey (Marmoset), among other species.

After spending a few hours at the rescue center, continuing for another hour rowing down the river and you’ll arrive back to Timicuro Grande and overnight at the Omagua Eco-Lodge.

Overnight: Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4Timicuro Grande - Iquitos

Leaving Timicuro Grande at 8:00am you’ll be transferred back to Iquitos and the airport, where you’ll make your connecting flight back to Lima and onwards. It’s never goodbye, only until the next time!!

Meals: Breakfast

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