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Tambo Yanayacu Lodge
3 days 2 nights
Day 1. Iquitos / Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge / Tambo Yanayacu Lodge
Our personal will meet and greet you at your arrival in Iquitos or pick up in the hotel. You will be introduced to your guide and transferred from the airport to the Iquitos wharf. You will have the chance to briefly sightsee the tourist highlights of Iquitos along the way.
You will continue with the boat trip down the Itaya and soon you will be navigating on the Amazon, the world’s greatest river. On your way to the Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge, you will be able to see a marvelous panorama in which the magnificence of the Amazon makes its way through the exuberance of the jungle, where picturesque villages with their particular color and joy appear on the shores of the river.
Arrival in the Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge (18 Miles NE from Iquitos on the Sinchicuy Creek). Our native-style built lodge is surrounded by trees, plants and flowers, a true tropical garden where birds and butterflies are abundant.
This will be our lunch stop before continuing to the Tambo Yanayacu Lodge.
Before lunch you will make a short walk or canoe ride to “Nuevo Peru” where a Yagua community has established. The Yaguas are one of the most ancient ethnic groups of the Amazon rainforest, discovered by Francisco de Orellana on his first Amazon River exploration. Visiting these friendly people will let you know their customs, see their unique apparel made of palm fibers and even try their “pucuna” or blowgun.
You will have some time after lunch to visit the local community’s shaman and wildlife rescue center, and then you will return to the Amazonas Sinchicuy to board the boat for the approximately 90-minute trip to Tambo Yanayacu. The Yanayacu Ecosystem is found on the opposite side of the Amazon River and once you reach “huashalado” (a regional namesake for the other side) you will proceed on an easy-
to-walk path through the forest to meet a second and smaller boat that will take you along the winding black-water Yanayacu Creek into the “Kingdom of the Giant Trees”, name given because of the size reached by some tree specimens amongst them the “lupuna” or ceiba.
After an approximately 30-minute boat ride, you will arrive in the Tambo Yanayacu Lodge located on the Falcon Creek (38 Miles NE of Iquitos). Our lodge staff will greet and assist you to your room. You will have some time to rest while gazing at the beautiful sight of the creek’s mirrored waters upon which the forest and the reddish sunset reflect. Later, your guide will take you in an evening canoe ride or a walk to listen to the sounds of the nocturnal creatures of the jungle.
Dinner. Afterwards listen to your guide tell you amusing stories and myths from the Amazon rainforest. Overnight.
Day 2. Tambo Yanayacu Lodge
Birdwatching on the river during early morning time.
Breakfast. Walk to Yagua Cocha (July – November). This is a thrilling trekking experience and a chance to unwind your spirit of adventure; no doubt you will enjoy it more if you wear rubber or waterproof boots appropriate for this kind of terrain. The people that live in this area walk this trail to reach one of the largest and most beautiful lakes where they fish. You can join the fishermen as they paddle their canoes to the best fishing spots within the lake and catch a piranha for dinner (if you wish to try something different). Here, atop the trees on the river banks you can also spot the particular Hoatzin or “shansho” bird (Opisthocomus hoatzin) with prehistoric-like features.
Lunch or box lunch. Return to lodge in the afternoon. Your guide will ask you to take part on the Tree Planting Ceremony in the reforestation zone near the Lodge.
Day 3. Tambo Yanayacu Lodge / Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge / Iquitos
Trekking to one of the giant “lupunas” in the area and to an interesting oxbow lake where we can find the Horned Screamer (Anhima cornuta), interesting bird specie that feeds on aquatic flora. Later you can visit a typical farmers’ village or if you prefer, canoe or swim on the still waters of the Falcon Creek.
Lunch in the lodge. Return to Iquitos. On the way you will have the chance to spot river dolphins on the Amazon. Arrive to the Iquitos wharf and transfer to the airport or hotel.
HAVE A NICE TRIP … ENJOY IT!
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