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Heliconia Amazon River

  10 July 2013

Reception at the booth of Amazon River Expeditions, located within the Iquitos International Airport.

Trip Details
CATEGORY
DETAIL
Code
ECO- 001
Duration
3 Days/ 2 Nigths
Activities
Ecologic
Places
Amazonas
Trip Itinerary
All our programs can be modified according to your requirements, whether regarding the length of your tour, interests or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours.
Day 1 : Lima / Iquitos - Heliconia Amazon River Lodge
1
  • Arrival and reception at our kiosk inside the Iquitos International Airport, Amazon River Expeditions. Then we will take you to our office of operations in the city where you will be given an orientation of our services, according to your particular voucher. Then, we will go to the Port of Bellavista Nanay, where we will board a speed boat to the Heliconia Amazon River Lodge via the Amazon River.
    During this ride we will be able to observe the convergence of the brown turbid Amazon River with the dark waters of the Nanay River. We will enjoy the impressive jungle landscape and the rustic small houses of the riverside towns. Arrival at the Lodge and a complimentary jungle drink. Allocation of rooms. Lunch. After Lunch we will start a jungle hike into
  • the Yanamono Reserve, which is a primary rainforest reserve, for approximately 2 hours accompanied by expert guides, where they will identify various botanical species such as the Heliconia plant, medicinal plants and giant trees such as the White silk-cotton tree (Ceiba Pentandra) whose dimensions are so large that 25 persons can circle the giant tree. During this time we will also see various birds such as the Turkey Vulture (Cathartes Aura), Black Fronted Nanbird (Monasa-Atia), etc., and with a little luck we will be able to see small monkeys such as marmosets (saguinus fusicollis) , and The Titi Monkey (Callicebus Mollock Mollock) and the Frailes Monkey (Saimiri Boliviense) Return to the lodge and rest. Free time.
    After observing the Amazonia Sunset, we will take a night boat ride to the Manco Gulch, if the river is high enough, or along the Amazon River where we will enjoy the magical sounds of the jungle and the light of the moon. Or, if it´s a clear night, we can observe the constellations Dinner and overnight at the Lodge
Day 2 : Helicona Amazon River Lodge
  • Early birdwatching. We will start off very early and go by boat Cáceres Gulch or a similar gulch (if its high water). We will be looking out for birds such as the Tuki (Jacana Jacana), Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle-Torquata), Black-Collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis), etc. We will also be able to see the very impressive giant Victoria Regia (Giant Water Lily) located inside the lakes Yanamono Island ..
    Return to the lodge where a tasty, delicious breakfast will be waiting.
    After a brief rest, we will visit a Yagua village where we will have an opportunity to hear about thier way of life. On the return trip to the lodge we will stop by a sugar cane still where we will have a chance to taste the different drinks they make with the sugar cane rum.Retun to the lodge.
  • Lunch In the afternoon, we will take a small fishing trip into small tributaries of the Amazon River. The most daring can try for Piranhas. During this time we can also have the opportunity to look out for the Pink Amazon River Dolphin (Inia Geoffrensis), they can be very shy.Return to the lodge for dinner. At night the daring can take a hike around the perimeter of the Lodge to look for tarantulas, fire flys, bats and other jungle nocturnal creatures.
  • Overnight at the Lodge
Day 3 : Iquitos / Lima
  • After breakfast you will be taken to the city of Iquitos and then taken to the airport for your return flight back to Lima.
The Program Includes
  • 2 nights at Heliconia Amazon River Lodge with all the meals included (02 breakfasts, 03 lunch and 02 dinners)
  • Hiking in the jungle
  • Night boat ride along one of the several streams of Yanamono or the Amazon River.
  • Pink Amazon River Dolphin's watching tour
  • Victoria Regia's watching tour
  • Bird watching tour
  • Fishing tour.
  • Excursion to the rustic sugar cane distillery.
  • Ground and river transportation
The Program Does not Include
  • Domestic and International Flights
  • Bottled soft drinks or alcoholic
  • Airport taxes
  • Activities not specified in the program
  • The staff costs.
Tarifas del Tour
Price of person in USD
Simple
Doble/Matri
Triple/Fam
2012
$410
$330
$330
2013
$410
$330
$330
 

 

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