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3-Day Iquitos Amazon Lodge Excursion

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Day 1 : Transfer by motorized boat to the lodge; begin jungle excursions; overnight lodge

Visiting: Iquitos, Muyuna Lodge

You will be met at the airport, or picked up from your Iquitos hotel and transfer to Iquitos for check in, shopping and last-minute coordination. After a ride to the dock, we will transfer in a fast boat for 3 hours, 140 kms. upriver from Iquitos on the Amazon River. Upon arrival, you will be assigned your bungalow and have an orientation. A list of animals that have been previously seen in the area will be distributed. After lunch our group takes a boat trip to Lake Sapote, watching different birds, like parrots, jacanas, kingfishers, herons, panguanas, partridges, pigeons, cormorants, horned screamers, horneros. We then move to the other end of the Moena lagoon to see sloths and monkeys, as the night monkeys, squirrel and dusky titi monkeys, etc. After watching a sunset over the forest of mirrors, we go back to Muyuna for dinner. In the evening, boat ride to see caimans, nocturnal birds and mammals. Overnight at the lodge.

  • Meals: LD
  • Standard Lodging: Muyuna Lodge

Day 2 : Continue jungle excursions; overnight lodge

Visiting: Muyuna Lodge

We have breakfast very early, and take off for the Leoncito Hike, where we appreciate the immense variety of flora around the Muyuna area. On 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. You'll also be amazed at how huge the ceiba tree is. In addition, you will see the world's smallest monkey, the pigmy marmoset, and the squirrel and tamarin monkeys. If you're lucky, you'll see the howler monkey, whose deafening roar can be heard many miles away. We have lunch and continue with boat trips to the lakes Purura and Corriente and catch different kind of fish, including the famous piranha (being more difficult to fish in March, April and May). 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, at night, we take a night walk in search of huge frogs, anaconda ́s favorite food. In addition, we will see tarantulas; it is worth clarifying that despite the bad reputation, they are not dangerous to humans. Overnight at the lodge.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Standard Lodging: Muyuna Lodge

Day 3 : Continue jungle excursions; return to Iquitos late afternoon; transfer to the airport or your hotel

Visiting: Muyuna Lodge to Iquitos

We have breakfast on a small boat that will take us to the Amazon River, where we will experience the most magical moment of our trip, which is to swim in the same river where the pink and gray dolphins live. You can see them, but, don't expect to touch them. On the way back to the lodge, you will see the biggest aquatic plant in the world, the famous Victoria Regia. It is also easy to see iguanas. We have lunch and with our guide, we will be able to count all the animals seen in our Animal Check List. Our experience of the jungle comes to an end and we take the boat three hours back to Iquitos and to the hotel or airport.

  • Meals: BL

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