This itinerary offers travelers a 7-day / 6-night adventure experience in the wilderness of the Amazon basin, tailored to the interests of the individual traveler and led by a highly experienced native wilderness guide fully trained in survival and first aid techniques.
Water sources in this part of the Amazon are highly acidic, meaning that the alkaline-loving mosquito species that carry malaria, yellow fever, dengue or Zika are not found in these forests. Activities included in this itinerary include the opportunity to explore the rainforest canopy using zip lines, and nights spent wilderness camping.
Transfer from airport or hotel.
Airport transfer: All participants need to do is look for our booth in the baggage claim area at Iquitos airport. We’re easy to find; located not far from the restrooms at a booth decorated with our name and logo (a hoatzin bird’s head surrounded by a diamond-shaped border).
Following the airport or hotel transfer, participants will be transported on a 4-hour journey up the Amazon River as far as the confluence with the Tahuayo River. Our rainforest lodge is situated on the banks of this tributary of the Amazon.
That evening, guests will be invited to take part in a nocturnal excursion.
Meals: Lunch, dinner
Venturing into the forest from the main lodge, guests will be offered the choice of a series of excursions in the forests within and around the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve, giving them ample time to acclimate to the Amazon rainforest environment. During these forest excursions, a naturalist guide will offer a detailed interpretation of the Amazon habitat and discuss with participants the different activities they can choose from. The services of a private guide and the service of tailoring the itinerary to match the interests and abilities of the participants are provided at no additional cost.
Below we list some examples of the excursions available:
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
During this section of this Amazon Forest Adventure itinerary participants will camp in the Amazon wilderness in the company of an experienced private naturalist guide and assistant guide. Participants will be encouraged to learn more about jungle survival techniques, such as building a palm leaf shelter and how to find sources of drinking water and food, and making a fishing spear. Meals will be prepared using a campfire after each day’s exploration of the Amazon rainforest wilderness. On the evening of Day 6, the group will emerge from the forest and return to the main lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
(Includes all in Amazon)