YOUR 4 DAY / 3 NIGHT OR 1 WEEK RAINFOREST EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

  • A 220-mile Amazon River cruise
  • Access to the rain forest canopy and exploration from our 115 ft. jungle tower and skyway system
  • Rest and adventure in the most remote lodge in the upper Amazon
  • The beauty of pristine natural forests, rivers, and lakes
  • Exposure to abundant wildlife, including Amazon pink dolphins
  • Lodging in our river-front lodge with private, thatched bungalows
  • The comfort of staying in an Eco-operated environment with solar power, recycling, flush toilets, composting and organic farming
  • Opportunity to participate in optional canopy, camping, fishing and birding expeditions
DAY 1 - IQUITOS, RIVER CRUISE & YACUMAMA LODGE

A view down Rio Yarapa, a tributary of the AmazonAfter breakfast, you will board a boat for a 110 mile cruise deep into the upper Amazon Jungle, culminating on the Rio Yarapa, a remote tributary of the Amazon. Upon arrival, you will be served lunch, and orientation will follow a late afternoon jungle excursion. After dinner, there are optional night activities for your pleasure. Or, you may simply enjoy the charming and spacious main lodge before retiring to your private bungalow for a night of sleep, richly enhanced by the array of the night sounds emanating from the jungle.

DAY 2 - SUNRISE OVER JUNGLE & AMAZON PINK DOLPHINS

After an early morning departure by boat, travel to the 115 ft. ground-based rain forest canopy access tower. Enjoy sunrise over the jungle, and the excellent opportunity to view bird life and primates. Return to lodge for breakfast, followed by a walk on the Medicine Trail. View wildlife, including a wide variety of botanicals and insects, led by your bilingual Yagua Indian guide. After lunch, take an afternoon boat excursion to view the rare Amazon pink dolphins.

DAY 3 - RAINFOREST CANOPY ADVENTURE & CAIMAN SEARCH

A canoe resting in the rainforestAfter breakfast, return to our canopy tower and enjoy the view from the nine canopy levels. For the truly adventurous, sail from tree to tree on our Canopy Skyline, designed and constructed by the creators of the canopy rigging featured in the Sean Connery movie Medicine Man. Your afternoon includes a choice of activities including boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking or relaxing in the hammock room over the river. After dinner, take a night excursion by boat to view Caiman and other nocturnal wildlife.

DAY 4 - REMOTE LAKES & WILDLIFE VIEWING

After breakfast, four-day trip passengers will return to Iquitos to catch their connecting flights. Others will depart for a full day excursion to one of the 17 remote area lakes. Make sure you bring your binoculars and cameras! A hot lunch is prepared in the field by your guide. In late afternoon, you'll return to lodge for dinner and the evening.

DAY 5 - VILLAGE LIFE ON RIO YARAPA & FISHING

Indigenous Peruvian crafts on displayDepart from the lodge by boat to visit a local Indian village after breakfast, where you can observe village life on the river. Expect to find a large variety of exquisite hand work in the form of baskets, weaving, pottery, jewelry and wood carving. After lunch, you again have the opportunity to enjoy the natural setting by canoeing, fishing, boating or relaxation. After dinner, there is an optional night walk.

DAY 6 - YACUMAMA LODGE, RIVER CRUISE & IQUITOS

After breakfast, depart by boat on a 110-mile river cruise to Iquitos. Here you can make connections to Lima or stay overnight for a later departure. All hotel costs and transfers are included.



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