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Day 1:

A member of staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you
by private car to the Amazonia headquarters along the Itaya River. From there, you will hop on the speed boat to transfer up the mighty Amazon River to the main lodge. (note — is up to 4 hours)

The staff will welcome you with refreshing cold drinks and snacks; before you get settle in your cabins, you will get a full tour of the property, get briefed on the program, have lunch, then enjoy afternoon/evening excursions.

Includes: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2-4:
*From the main lodge
Guided excursions in and around the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve. Every day your guide will discuss a selection of activities that you can choose to do. There is no extra cost for private guide or customizing your itinerary to your needs and interests. The main lodge has the greater variety of excursions of our two lodges.

The following is but a sample list:

  • Canopy platforms and zip lines
  • Hike into Varzea forest behind lodge; highly probable to see pygmy marmosets, owl monkeys, yellow-crowned brush-tailed rates, wire-tailed manakins, barber bees. Also possible to see black tamarins, saddle-backed tamarins, and trogons.
  • Hike to Lake Tapaje, explore by canoe. At some point next year a scientist will begin a two-year study of caiman in this lake.
  • Canoe into Tahuampa forest (flooded forest), canoe past giant ficus trees, see hoatzin birds, horned screamers, look for caiman on the observation platform.
  • At some point in the future, the ACOBIA Center for rehabilitated animals will release Amazon Manatees here.
  • Motorboat to terra firme forest, hike into frog valley.
  • See beautiful little poison dart frogs, which were studied by scientists from Uppsala University (Sweden) September- November 2013. Boating to the site we stop to see wooly monkeys which are tame enough to approach the boat (and receive a banana).
  • See bat cave; braver people can hike through bat cave. Motorboat to Lake Charo to see pink dolphins, swimming. En route look for squirrel monkeys, sloths, raptors. Fish for piranha.
  • Visit the native village of El Chino.
    • Visit artisanal market.
    • Visit with the native shaman.
    • Visit farm & school

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 5-7:

From the main lodge, you will depart to the Amazon Research Center (ARC) which is more remote. On the boat ride to the research center we stop to see bats, sloths, monkeys, raptors, and toucans.

 

The Research Center is more remote. On the boat ride to the Research Center, we stop to see bats, sloths, monkeys, raptors, toucans. We have over 100 km of hiking trails from the research center, most of the trails are laid out in a grid to facilitate the scientific collection of population data. The trails go through several ecosystems, including bajial, high and low restinga, palm swamp and terra firme. We can see many different species of monkeys, including brown and white capuchins, saki monkeys, titi monkeys, squirrel monkeys, pygmy marmosets, mustached tamarins, saddle-backed tamarins, and sometimes uakaris, as well as giant tayra weasels and tamandua anteaters. Data collected from camera traps also reveal a high density of jaguar lives here but these are rarely seen.

  • Boating the various lakes and rivers from the research center we often see caiman as well as the highly endangered giant river otters.
  • Hiking to Lake Yarina (full day) we can see hoatzins on their nests, blue and yellow macaws and howler monkeys.
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Day 8:

On your final day, you will begin your transfer back to the city of Iquitos. On your way back to the city the boat will stop by the artisanal market in El Chino where you can choose to buy any souvenirs or gifts.

A member of staff will meet you at the headquarters to make your last transfer to the airport to get you to your next destination.

Includes Breakfast & Lunch

*A note on our two lodges  (You can reserve time at either or both lodges according to your interests)

The Main Lodge

  • Cabins have private bathrooms
  • Greater variety of activities
  • Canopy zip line
  • Native culture–close to villages
  • Better canoeing close to flood forest (Tahuampa ecosystem)
  • Hiking restricted to varzea ecosystem–limited wildlife

Amazon Research Center:

  • Cabins have shared bathrooms
  • Better hiking, over 50 miles of trails through a variety of ecosystems
  • More wildlife
  • Lodge is more remote, in more pristine forest

Reservations must be made in Advance.

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