Your Trip to the Amazon

Choose Your Own Adventure

Prepare for your journey into the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. One important thing to know is that every day is unique in the jungle – and likewise every Amazon trip. Therefore, we do not plan our guest’s day to day activities in advance. Instead, upon arrival to our lodge, guests will decide activities in coordination with their private guide who will take into consideration weather conditions, animal activity patterns, as well as guests’ own specific needs and interests. 

Everything From Swimming with Piranhas to Gliding in the Canopy

Activities with Amazonia Expeditions

During your stay in our lodges, you will have a wide range of activities to choose from. Hike through pristine and unique rainforest ecosystems, paddle through other worldly flooded forests, learn about the way of life and culture of the local Ribereño people and much more! Below you can learn more about some of our more popular activities. Please keep in mind that some activities may be unavailable due to weather, seasonal, or other logistical conditions (if you have any questions about this please ask).

An Unforgettable Adventure in the Heart of the Amazon

Canopy Zipline Experience

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience exploring high in the treetops. Nestled within the lush rainforest canopy, this immersive adventure offers a unique opportunity to ascend into the treetops, surrounded by colossal trees that reach over 100 feet in height. Choose from three exhilarating methods to reach the top, including the daring “Monkey Ladder.” Once aloft, you’ll soar on a series of ziplines between tree giants, with breathtaking rainforest vistas and the chance to witness colorful birds and exotic flora. Safety is paramount with our ACCT Certified course, ensuring an awe-inspiring, secure journey through the heart of the rainforest canopy provided at no extra cost for you trip to the Amazon.

Engaging with Nature Respectfully

Wildlife Excursions in the Amazon Rainforest

Amazonia Expeditions has exclusive access to the Area de Conservacion Regional Communal Tamshiyacu Tahuayo (ACRCTT), over 1.1 million acres commonly known as the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo reserve, which provides you with the opportunity to experience an unmatched variety of wildlife. Ask your guide about what animals you have the best chance of finding during the time of your visit, but below are some of our more popular animal searches!

Wildlife Excursions
Birding
Fishing
Primates
Dart Frogs
Pink Dolphins

Explore Amazonia's Rich Wildlife

Amazonia Expeditions provides an immersive wildlife experience, inviting you to embark on guided tours that reveal the mesmerizing beauty and biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest. Our excursions offer encounters with a diverse array of creatures, from elusive mammals to captivating avian species and fascinating aquatic life. Whether you're a dedicated wildlife enthusiast, an angler, a passionate birder, or just a nature lover, our expertly tailored tours are designed to deepen your connection with the Amazon's remarkable inhabitants, enriching your understanding of this unique ecosystem and making your journey a truly unforgettable adventure.

A Birdwatcher's Paradise

Our expertly guided birdwatching tours offer a unique opportunity to explore the unparalleled biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest. As you journey through this ecological wonderland, you'll encounter a dazzling array of avian species, from colorful toucans to elusive harpy eagles. Our experienced guides will lead you to the best birding spots, sharing their vast knowledge and passion for these magnificent creatures. Whether you're a seasoned birder or a novice enthusiast, our tours are tailored to your interests and skill level, making it a remarkable experience for all.

A Fishing Adventure Like No Other

Our guided fishing experiences take you to remote, pristine waters teeming with an abundance of exotic fish species. Our fishing tours take you to the heart of this aquatic wonderland, where you'll encounter a diverse array of fish species, from the renowned peacock bass to captivating catfish.

Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, our seasoned guides will lead you to the best fishing spots and share their local insights, ensuring a rewarding and thrilling adventure. Join us for a one-of-a-kind fishing expedition in the Amazon, where every cast is a chance for an unforgettable catch.

Unforgettable Primate Encounters

Join our expert guides as you traverse the lush rainforest, witnessing the acrobatics of spider monkeys, the playful bonds of wooly monkeys, and maybe even the unforgettable sight of the elusive red-faced uakari. The Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo reserve boasts an astonishing diversity of primate species, surpassing any other protected park or reserve globally, with at least 15 distinct species. Whether you're a seasoned primatologist or simply intrigued by nature's wonders, our tours cater to your knowledge level, ensuring an educational and unforgettable adventure. Learn more about the species you can see on your trip through the link below. 

Discovering the Poison Dart Frog

Unveil the enigmatic world of poison dart frogs on a full day excursion through the dense Terra Firme biome within the rainforest to search for these captivating and colorful amphibians. Led by you personal guide, you'll explore their hidden habitats and learn about their mesmerizing behavior. Discover the secrets behind their vibrant hues and toxic properties while gaining a deeper understanding of their role in the jungle's delicate ecosystem. Embark on a journey that combines education, adventure, and a profound appreciation for the Amazon's microcosmic wonders.

Encounter Pink River Dolphins

These gentle giants, scientifically known as Inia geoffrensis, are a symbol of the Amazon's aquatic wonder. Join us on an extraordinary journey to witness these unique creatures in their natural habitat, while respecting the sanctity of their space. Our tours are designed to provide a meaningful and memorable experience while keeping the welfare of the Pink River Dolphins as our top priority. Whether you're a wildlife enthusiast or a nature lover, our guided tours offer an unforgettable experience, deepening your appreciation for the Amazon's natural wonders and teaching the importance of preserving their habitat. 

More Things to See

Other Activities

Jungle Hiking

Flooded Forest Hike

Lake Swimming

Canoe Outing

Check Out Our Sample Itineraries for Inspiration

Planning Your Amazon Trip

Sample Itineraries

While a 3-day tour offers a taste of the rainforest, our recommended 8-day  Classic Adventure provides an ideal balance, allowing you to explore both the Tahuayo Lodge and our remote Research Center Lodge. For those seeking an extended immersion, our 10-day “Amazonia’s Extended Tour” offers a leisurely pace, showcasing a diverse array of wildlife. Explore our sample itineraries to envision the possibilities and tailor your Amazon trip to match your interests and timeframe.

Sample Itineraries

4 Days / 3 Nights Amazonia’s Mini Experience

Amazonia Itinerary – 4 days 3 nights – Amazonia’s Mini Experience

Day 1 – Arrival to Iquitos & Transfer to Tahuayo Lodge

 

Important: You can arrive to Iquitos in the morning or early afternoon (before 2pm); we start when you arrive.

  • Airport or hotel pickup - Our staff will pick you up on arrival from the Iquitos Airport or directly from your hotel in Iquitos City. Land transfer from airport (30 min) to our office/dock complex in Iquitos City. Note: If you will be staying in Iquitos before/after your trip we also offer accommodations in Iquitos city. See: Vista Amazonica
  • Transfer to Tahuayo Lodge - speedboat transfer (note--is up to 4 hours) up the Amazon River, then the Tahuayo tributary to our lodge.
  • Arrival to Tahuayo Lodge - Arrive to the Tahuayo Lodge. Lodge orientation & meet with guides. Afternoon excursion (if morning arrival) and evening excursion of your choice.

 

Days 2, 3  at the Tahuayo Lodge

Amazonia’s main lodge on the Tahuayo River is not a resort, nor a hotel, but a rustic lodge, comfortable for adventurous travelers. Cabins are private, and all have private bathrooms. Explore from the lodge with your private guide in and around the Tahuayo Reserve. We offer fully customizable itineraries and excursions day and night. To get you started, here is a list of some of our more popular activities:

  1. The Canopy Experience – Experience the Tree Giants & Canopy of the Amazon Rainforest. Completely rebuilt in 2019, our NEW Canopy Experience allows you to explore 6 canopy platforms and zoom through the rainforest on 4 ziplines more than 100 ft above the rainforest floor.
  1. Igapo/varzea Forest Exploration – Explore the Igapo forest with your guide in search of wildlife. Search for beautiful birds, primates such as pygmy marmosets, night monkeys, howler monkeys, and other wildlife.
  1. Tahuayo River Exploration – Go by boat with your private guide to explore the Tahuayo River. Here you can spot colorful birds (macaws, tanagers, hawks) sloths, neotropical river otters and monkeys along the riverbank.
  1. Cultural Visit –Learn about life in the local communities and about the work of our nonprofit organization Angels of the Amazon. You can visit the Hospital we built and support or the schools we built (and are continuing to build).
  1. Tahuampa (flooded forest) Excursion – Canoe in and around permanently flooded forest around either Tabano Lake or Traves Lake, with a vast diversity of wildlife. Search for the spectacular hoatzin (one of the world’s most interesting and unique birds), black caiman, horned screamers, wattled jacana, giant fishing spiders, giant ficus fig trees and much more.
  1. Frog Valley (Terra Firme) – For this full-day excursion, you will ride a motorboat up the Rio Blanco to visit terra firme (never flooding) ecosystem. Hike through the dense forest searching for beautiful little poison dart frogs, harlequin toads, marmosets, leaf cutter ants and more.
  1. Dolphin Search – Explore nearby oxbow lakes searching for the incredible Pink Dolphins of the Amazon Rainforest. Swimming is possible in some lakes. Note: we do NOT feed or disturb the dolphins in anyway.
  1. Birding – early morning birding along the Tahuayo River. With over 600 species, our region has a higher count of bird species of any site in lowland Amazon Forest.
  1. Fishing – Head by boat early in the morning or late afternoon to fish for the Piranha, Pacu, Vampire Fish, and other species.
  1. Night Excursions – Go for a night hike to search for scorpions, tarantulas, snakes, and other nocturnal wildlife. Explore by boat on the Tahuayo or Blanco River; here you can search for caimans, snakes, and frogs. If you are in the mood to relax….enjoy the constellations while you listen to the jungle symphony all around you.
  1. Anything else you want to see or do? Just ask. Your trip is fully customizable.

 

Day 4 - Return to Tahuayo Lodge & Return to Iquitos

  • Depart the Amazon Research Center in the morning en route to the Tahuayo Lodge. Search for wildlife along the way.
  • Speedboat transfer (note--is up to 4 hours) back to Iquitos.
  • Arrival back to Iquitos – transfer to airport or hotel

 

(Note: Your flight should depart Iquitos appx. 5:00 pm or later this day. If you have an earlier flight we can usually be flexible, but please ask us first).

End of the Trip.

__________________________________________________________

 

Land Cost

Total Cost for the above itinerary 4 days 3 nights: USD $895.00 per person

Includes all costs in Amazon

  • All land and water transfers
  • Lodging
  • Buffet meals
  • Private guide
  • Canopy Experience
  • Private guided excursions customized to your needs and interests
  • Gear such as jungle boots
  • Unlimited purified drinking water
  • *New* hot water is available for showering. Remember we must generate all our own electricity with solar panels. We do usually have hot (or warm) water available, however, if we have too many consecutive rainy days… hot water may be limited.
  • *New* fans are available for all cabins
  • Free Wi-Fi is available (StarLink Internet)
  • All fees and taxes, such as: entrance fees, conservation fees, port taxes, etc.

 

Optional expenses only: soda, beer and alcoholic drinks, souvenirs, tips, laundry, camping not included unless otherwise noted.

 

Reserve now

Reservation is confirmed with a deposit of USD $100.00 per person.

Payment can be made using any Credit Card or PayPal (we cover the 3% service charge).

  1. Click on this link: Book your trip now
  2. Once you have reviewed our terms & conditions page click the blue PayPal button to proceed.
  3. Enter your name into the description.
  4. Enter total payment amount (ignore quantity).
  5. Once payment is complete we will send you a confirmation email, preparation list and more information.

>>> 

GUEST CODE OF CONDUCT: Guests are expected to abide by a code of conduct that shows respect to indigenous people, the environment, wildlife, staff, and fellow guests. Please note the five bullet points below.

  • The staff of Amazonia Expeditions treats all guests with respect and kindness and management expects that guests will also treat all staff, native people and fellow guests with appropriate respect and will not tolerate abusive behavior on the part of its guests.
  • Although raising one’s voice, or yelling, may be considered the norm in some cultures, it can be perceived to be very rude by local standards. Raising one’s voice in anger may result in your guide or other staff members feeling uncomfortable in your presence and may affect the overall quality of your trip. In Peru using vulgar, abusive language is a criminal misdemeanor. We reserve the right to remove you without refund if you engage in abusive behavior.
  • It is part of our ethical mission to not handle or disturb wildlife in their natural setting. If you are looking for a selfie holding wildlife, then this is not the trip for you!
  • Soliciting drugs or sex or any other unethical demands from the staff or indigenous people will result in arrest and criminal charges.
  • Inappropriate behavior may result in the guest being directed to leave without refund or if deemed excessive, with forced removal by local police and a criminal complaint.

 

Traveler understands that wilderness travel has inherent risks and agrees to hold Amazonia Expeditions and all its employees harmless and free of liability for any harm, injury, illness, or death. Traveler further agrees that any disputes arising from the trip must be resolved through binding arbitration handled by the Better Business Bureau of West Florida.

6 Days / 5 Nights – Amazonia’s EcoTour

Amazonia Itinerary – 6 days 5 nights – Amazonia’s EcoTour

Day 1 – Arrival to Iquitos & Transfer to Tahuayo Lodge

 

Important: You can arrive to Iquitos in the morning or early afternoon (before 2pm); we start when you arrive.

  • Airport or hotel pickup - Our staff will pick you up on arrival from the Iquitos Airport or directly from your hotel in Iquitos City. Land transfer from airport (30 min) to our office/dock complex in Iquitos City. Note: If you will be staying in Iquitos before/after your trip we also offer accommodations in Iquitos city. See: Vista Amazonica
  • Transfer to Tahuayo Lodge - speedboat transfer (note--is up to 4 hours) up the Amazon River, then the Tahuayo tributary to our lodge.
  • Arrival to Tahuayo Lodge - Arrive to the Tahuayo Lodge. Lodge orientation & meet with guides. Afternoon excursion (if morning arrival) and evening excursion of your choice.

 

Days 2, 3  at the Tahuayo Lodge

Amazonia’s main lodge on the Tahuayo River is not a resort, nor a hotel, but a rustic lodge, comfortable for adventurous travelers. Cabins are private, and all have private bathrooms. Explore from the lodge with your private guide in and around the Tahuayo Reserve. We offer fully customizable itineraries and excursions day and night. To get you started, here is a list of some of our more popular activities:

  1. The Canopy Experience – Experience the Tree Giants & Canopy of the Amazon Rainforest. Completely rebuilt in 2019, our NEW Canopy Experience allows you to explore 6 canopy platforms and zoom through the rainforest on 4 ziplines more than 100 ft above the rainforest floor.
  1. Igapo/varzea Forest Exploration – Explore the Igapo forest with your guide in search of wildlife. Search for beautiful birds, primates such as pygmy marmosets, night monkeys, howler monkeys, and other wildlife.
  1. Tahuayo River Exploration – Go by boat with your private guide to explore the Tahuayo River. Here you can spot colorful birds (macaws, tanagers, hawks) sloths, neotropical river otters and monkeys along the riverbank.
  1. Cultural Visit –Learn about life in the local communities and about the work of our nonprofit organization Angels of the Amazon. You can visit the Hospital we built and support or the schools we built (and are continuing to build).
  1. Tahuampa (flooded forest) Excursion – Canoe in and around permanently flooded forest around either Tabano Lake or Traves Lake, with a vast diversity of wildlife. Search for the spectacular hoatzin (one of the world’s most interesting and unique birds), black caiman, horned screamers, wattled jacana, giant fishing spiders, giant ficus fig trees and much more.
  1. Frog Valley (Terra Firme) – For this full-day excursion, you will ride a motorboat up the Rio Blanco to visit terra firme (never flooding) ecosystem. Hike through the dense forest searching for beautiful little poison dart frogs, harlequin toads, marmosets, leaf cutter ants and more.
  1. Dolphin Search – Explore nearby oxbow lakes searching for the incredible Pink Dolphins of the Amazon Rainforest. Swimming is possible in some lakes. Note: we do NOT feed or disturb the dolphins in anyway.
  1. Birding – early morning birding along the Tahuayo River. With over 600 species, our region has a higher count of bird species of any site in lowland Amazon Forest.
  1. Fishing – Head by boat early in the morning or late afternoon to fish for the Piranha, Pacu, Vampire Fish, and other species.
  1. Night Excursions – Go for a night hike to search for scorpions, tarantulas, snakes, and other nocturnal wildlife. Explore by boat on the Tahuayo or Blanco River; here you can search for caimans, snakes, and frogs. If you are in the mood to relax….enjoy the constellations while you listen to the jungle symphony all around you.
  1. Anything else you want to see or do? Just ask. Your trip is fully customizable.

 

Days 4, 5 at the Amazon Research Center

Depart the main lodge in the morning en route to the Amazon Research Center (ARC). Search for wildlife along the way. The Research Center is more remote and about 2 hours up-river from our main lodge. It is formally recognized as a research institution by Peru’s national science council, CONCYTEC (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnologia e Innovacion Tecnologia). Cabins are private, simple, and comfortable, all have shared bathrooms. Sample activities from the Research Center:

 

  1. Explore the Trail Grid - We have over 75 km of hiking trails from the research center, most of the trails are laid out in a grid to facilitate the scientific collection of population data (In the rainy season these may become canoe trails). The trails go through several varieties of igapo ecosystems, including bajial, high and low restinga as well as palm swamp ecosystem. We can see many different species of monkeys, including brown and white capuchins, saki monkeys, titi monkeys, woolly monkeys, sometimes uakaris, as well as giant tayra weasels and tamandua anteaters. Data collected from camera traps also reveal a high density of jaguar and other predators live here, but these are rarely seen.
  1. Cochas - Boating the various lakes and rivers from the research center we often see caiman, anaconda as well as the highly endangered Giant River Otter.
  1. Hiking to Lake Yarina - Full day hike where we can see hoatzins on their nests, blue and yellow macaws and caiman. One night camping may also be available (must be booked in advance)
  2. Citizen Conservation & Science Excursion – Take photos of Giant River Otters and share with us so we can send to the Frankfurt Zoological Society data base, which monitors the population of these endangered species in the Amazon basin. Individuals can be identified by the unique color patterns on their necks.
  1. Night excursions – Trail Grid night hike, explore Tahuayo River by canoe or boat.

 

Day 6 - Return to Tahuayo Lodge & Return to Iquitos

  • Depart the Amazon Research Center in the morning en route to the Tahuayo Lodge. Search for wildlife along the way.
  • Speedboat transfer (note--is up to 4 hours) back to Iquitos.
  • Arrival back to Iquitos – transfer to airport or hotel

 

(Note: Your flight should depart Iquitos appx. 5:00 pm or later this day. If you have an earlier flight we can usually be flexible, but please ask us first).

End of the Trip.

__________________________________________________________

 

Land Cost

Total Cost for the above itinerary 6 days 5 nights: USD $1295.00 per person

Includes all costs in Amazon

  • All land and water transfers
  • Lodging
  • Buffet meals
  • Private guide
  • Canopy Experience
  • Private guided excursions customized to your needs and interests
  • Gear such as jungle boots
  • Unlimited purified drinking water
  • *New* hot water is available for showering. Remember we must generate all our own electricity with solar panels. We do usually have hot (or warm) water available, however, if we have too many consecutive rainy days… hot water may be limited.
  • *New* fans are available for all cabins
  • Free Wi-Fi is available (StarLink Internet)
  • All fees and taxes, such as: entrance fees, conservation fees, port taxes, etc.

 

Optional expenses only: soda, beer and alcoholic drinks, souvenirs, tips, laundry, camping not included unless otherwise noted.

 

Reserve now

Reservation is confirmed with a deposit of USD $100.00 per person.

Payment can be made using any Credit Card or PayPal (we cover the 3% service charge).

  1. Click on this link: Book your trip now
  2. Once you have reviewed our terms & conditions page click the blue PayPal button to proceed.
  3. Enter your name into the description.
  4. Enter total payment amount (ignore quantity).
  5. Once payment is complete we will send you a confirmation email, preparation list and more information.

>>> 

GUEST CODE OF CONDUCT: Guests are expected to abide by a code of conduct that shows respect to indigenous people, the environment, wildlife, staff, and fellow guests. Please note the five bullet points below.

  • The staff of Amazonia Expeditions treats all guests with respect and kindness and management expects that guests will also treat all staff, native people and fellow guests with appropriate respect and will not tolerate abusive behavior on the part of its guests.
  • Although raising one’s voice, or yelling, may be considered the norm in some cultures, it can be perceived to be very rude by local standards. Raising one’s voice in anger may result in your guide or other staff members feeling uncomfortable in your presence and may affect the overall quality of your trip. In Peru using vulgar, abusive language is a criminal misdemeanor. We reserve the right to remove you without refund if you engage in abusive behavior.
  • It is part of our ethical mission to not handle or disturb wildlife in their natural setting. If you are looking for a selfie holding wildlife, then this is not the trip for you!
  • Soliciting drugs or sex or any other unethical demands from the staff or indigenous people will result in arrest and criminal charges.
  • Inappropriate behavior may result in the guest being directed to leave without refund or if deemed excessive, with forced removal by local police and a criminal complaint.

 

Traveler understands that wilderness travel has inherent risks and agrees to hold Amazonia Expeditions and all its employees harmless and free of liability for any harm, injury, illness, or death. Traveler further agrees that any disputes arising from the trip must be resolved through binding arbitration handled by the Better Business Bureau of West Florida.

8 Days / 7 Nights Amazonia’s Classic Adventure

Amazonia Itinerary – 8 days 7 nights – Amazonia’s Classic Adventure

Day 1 – Arrival to Iquitos & Transfer to Tahuayo Lodge

 

Important: You can arrive to Iquitos in the morning or early afternoon (before 2pm); we start when you arrive.

  • Airport or hotel pickup - Our staff will pick you up on arrival from the Iquitos Airport or directly from your hotel in Iquitos City. Land transfer from airport (30 min) to our office/dock complex in Iquitos City. Note: If you will be staying in Iquitos before/after your trip we also offer accommodations in Iquitos city. See: Vista Amazonica
  • Transfer to Tahuayo Lodge - speedboat transfer (note--is up to 4 hours) up the Amazon River, then the Tahuayo tributary to our lodge.
  • Arrival to Tahuayo Lodge - Arrive to the Tahuayo Lodge. Lodge orientation & meet with guides. Afternoon excursion (if morning arrival) and evening excursion of your choice.

 

Days 2, 3, 4 at the Tahuayo Lodge

Amazonia’s main lodge on the Tahuayo River is not a resort, nor a hotel, but a rustic lodge, comfortable for adventurous travelers. Cabins are private, and all have private bathrooms. Explore from the lodge with your private guide in and around the Tahuayo Reserve. We offer fully customizable itineraries and excursions day and night. To get you started, here is a list of some of our more popular activities:

  1. The Canopy Experience – Experience the Tree Giants & Canopy of the Amazon Rainforest. Completely rebuilt in 2019, our NEW Canopy Experience allows you to explore 6 canopy platforms and zoom through the rainforest on 4 ziplines more than 100 ft above the rainforest floor.
  1. Igapo/varzea Forest Exploration – Explore the Igapo forest with your guide in search of wildlife. Search for beautiful birds, primates such as pygmy marmosets, night monkeys, howler monkeys, and other wildlife.
  1. Tahuayo River Exploration – Go by boat with your private guide to explore the Tahuayo River. Here you can spot colorful birds (macaws, tanagers, hawks) sloths, neotropical river otters and monkeys along the riverbank.
  1. Cultural Visit –Learn about life in the local communities and about the work of our nonprofit organization Angels of the Amazon. You can visit the Hospital we built and support or the schools we built (and are continuing to build).
  1. Tahuampa (flooded forest) Excursion – Canoe in and around permanently flooded forest around either Tabano Lake or Traves Lake, with a vast diversity of wildlife. Search for the spectacular hoatzin (one of the world’s most interesting and unique birds), black caiman, horned screamers, wattled jacana, giant fishing spiders, giant ficus fig trees and much more.
  1. Frog Valley (Terra Firme) – For this full-day excursion, you will ride a motorboat up the Rio Blanco to visit terra firme (never flooding) ecosystem. Hike through the dense forest searching for beautiful little poison dart frogs, harlequin toads, marmosets, leaf cutter ants and more.
  1. Dolphin Search – Explore nearby oxbow lakes searching for the incredible Pink Dolphins of the Amazon Rainforest. Swimming is possible in some lakes. Note: we do NOT feed or disturb the dolphins in anyway.
  1. Birding – early morning birding along the Tahuayo River. With over 600 species, our region has a higher count of bird species of any site in lowland Amazon Forest.
  1. Fishing – Head by boat early in the morning or late afternoon to fish for the Piranha, Pacu, Vampire Fish, and other species.
  1. Night Excursions – Go for a night hike to search for scorpions, tarantulas, snakes, and other nocturnal wildlife. Explore by boat on the Tahuayo or Blanco River; here you can search for caimans, snakes, and frogs. If you are in the mood to relax….enjoy the constellations while you listen to the jungle symphony all around you.
  1. Anything else you want to see or do? Just ask. Your trip is fully customizable.

 

Days 5, 6, 7 at the Amazon Research Center

Depart the main lodge in the morning en route to the Amazon Research Center (ARC). Search for wildlife along the way. The Research Center is more remote and about 2 hours up-river from our main lodge. It is formally recognized as a research institution by Peru’s national science council, CONCYTEC (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnologia e Innovacion Tecnologia). Cabins are private, simple, and comfortable, all have shared bathrooms. Sample activities from the Research Center:

 

  1. Explore the Trail Grid - We have over 75 km of hiking trails from the research center, most of the trails are laid out in a grid to facilitate the scientific collection of population data (In the rainy season these may become canoe trails). The trails go through several varieties of igapo ecosystems, including bajial, high and low restinga as well as palm swamp ecosystem. We can see many different species of monkeys, including brown and white capuchins, saki monkeys, titi monkeys, woolly monkeys, sometimes uakaris, as well as giant tayra weasels and tamandua anteaters. Data collected from camera traps also reveal a high density of jaguar and other predators live here, but these are rarely seen.
  1. Cochas - Boating the various lakes and rivers from the research center we often see caiman, anaconda as well as the highly endangered Giant River Otter.
  1. Hiking to Lake Yarina - Full day hike where we can see hoatzins on their nests, blue and yellow macaws and caiman. One night camping may also be available (must be booked in advance)
  2. Citizen Conservation & Science Excursion – Take photos of Giant River Otters and share with us so we can send to the Frankfurt Zoological Society data base, which monitors the population of these endangered species in the Amazon basin. Individuals can be identified by the unique color patterns on their necks.
  1. Night excursions – Trail Grid night hike, explore Tahuayo River by canoe or boat.

 

Day 8 - Return to Tahuayo Lodge & Return to Iquitos

  • Depart the Amazon Research Center in the morning en route to the Tahuayo Lodge. Search for wildlife along the way.
  • Speedboat transfer (note--is up to 4 hours) back to Iquitos.
  • Arrival back to Iquitos – transfer to airport or hotel

 

(Note: Your flight should depart Iquitos appx. 5:00 pm or later this day. If you have an earlier flight we can usually be flexible, but please ask us first).

End of the Trip.

__________________________________________________________

 

Land Cost

Total Cost for the above itinerary 8 days 7 nights: USD $1595.00 per person

Includes all costs in Amazon

  • All land and water transfers
  • Lodging
  • Buffet meals
  • Private guide
  • Canopy Experience
  • Private guided excursions customized to your needs and interests
  • Gear such as jungle boots
  • Unlimited purified drinking water
  • *New* hot water is available for showering. Remember we must generate all our own electricity with solar panels. We do usually have hot (or warm) water available, however, if we have too many consecutive rainy days… hot water may be limited.
  • *New* fans are available for all cabins
  • Free Wi-Fi is available (StarLink Internet)
  • All fees and taxes, such as: entrance fees, conservation fees, port taxes, etc.

 

Optional expenses only: soda, beer and alcoholic drinks, souvenirs, tips, laundry, camping not included unless otherwise noted.

 

Reserve now

Reservation is confirmed with a deposit of USD $100.00 per person.

Payment can be made using any Credit Card or PayPal (we cover the 3% service charge).

  1. Click on this link: Book your trip now
  2. Once you have reviewed our terms & conditions page click the blue PayPal button to proceed.
  3. Enter your name into the description.
  4. Enter total payment amount (ignore quantity).
  5. Once payment is complete we will send you a confirmation email, preparation list and more information.

>>> 

GUEST CODE OF CONDUCT: Guests are expected to abide by a code of conduct that shows respect to indigenous people, the environment, wildlife, staff, and fellow guests. Please note the five bullet points below.

  • The staff of Amazonia Expeditions treats all guests with respect and kindness and management expects that guests will also treat all staff, native people and fellow guests with appropriate respect and will not tolerate abusive behavior on the part of its guests.
  • Although raising one’s voice, or yelling, may be considered the norm in some cultures, it can be perceived to be very rude by local standards. Raising one’s voice in anger may result in your guide or other staff members feeling uncomfortable in your presence and may affect the overall quality of your trip. In Peru using vulgar, abusive language is a criminal misdemeanor. We reserve the right to remove you without refund if you engage in abusive behavior.
  • It is part of our ethical mission to not handle or disturb wildlife in their natural setting. If you are looking for a selfie holding wildlife, then this is not the trip for you!
  • Soliciting drugs or sex or any other unethical demands from the staff or indigenous people will result in arrest and criminal charges.
  • Inappropriate behavior may result in the guest being directed to leave without refund or if deemed excessive, with forced removal by local police and a criminal complaint.

 

Traveler understands that wilderness travel has inherent risks and agrees to hold Amazonia Expeditions and all its employees harmless and free of liability for any harm, injury, illness, or death. Traveler further agrees that any disputes arising from the trip must be resolved through binding arbitration handled by the Better Business Bureau of West Florida.

10 Days / 9 Nights Amazonia’s Extended Tour

Amazonia Itinerary – 10 days 9 nights – Amazonia’s Extended Tour

Day 1 – Arrival to Iquitos & Transfer to Tahuayo Lodge

 

Important: You can arrive to Iquitos in the morning or early afternoon (before 2pm); we start when you arrive.

  • Airport or hotel pickup - Our staff will pick you up on arrival from the Iquitos Airport or directly from your hotel in Iquitos City. Land transfer from airport (30 min) to our office/dock complex in Iquitos City. Note: If you will be staying in Iquitos before/after your trip we also offer accommodations in Iquitos city. See: Vista Amazonica
  • Transfer to Tahuayo Lodge - speedboat transfer (note--is up to 4 hours) up the Amazon River, then the Tahuayo tributary to our lodge.
  • Arrival to Tahuayo Lodge - Arrive to the Tahuayo Lodge. Lodge orientation & meet with guides. Afternoon excursion (if morning arrival) and evening excursion of your choice.

 

Days 2, 3, 4, 5 at the Tahuayo Lodge

Amazonia’s main lodge on the Tahuayo River is not a resort, nor a hotel, but a rustic lodge, comfortable for adventurous travelers. Cabins are private, and all have private bathrooms. Explore from the lodge with your private guide in and around the Tahuayo Reserve. We offer fully customizable itineraries and excursions day and night. To get you started, here is a list of some of our more popular activities:

  1. The Canopy Experience – Experience the Tree Giants & Canopy of the Amazon Rainforest. Completely rebuilt in 2019, our NEW Canopy Experience allows you to explore 6 canopy platforms and zoom through the rainforest on 4 ziplines more than 100 ft above the rainforest floor.
  1. Igapo/varzea Forest Exploration – Explore the Igapo forest with your guide in search of wildlife. Search for beautiful birds, primates such as pygmy marmosets, night monkeys, howler monkeys, and other wildlife.
  1. Tahuayo River Exploration – Go by boat with your private guide to explore the Tahuayo River. Here you can spot colorful birds (macaws, tanagers, hawks) sloths, neotropical river otters and monkeys along the riverbank.
  1. Cultural Visit –Learn about life in the local communities and about the work of our nonprofit organization Angels of the Amazon. You can visit the Hospital we built and support or the schools we built (and are continuing to build).
  1. Tahuampa (flooded forest) Excursion – Canoe in and around permanently flooded forest around either Tabano Lake or Traves Lake, with a vast diversity of wildlife. Search for the spectacular hoatzin (one of the world’s most interesting and unique birds), black caiman, horned screamers, wattled jacana, giant fishing spiders, giant ficus fig trees and much more.
  1. Frog Valley (Terra Firme) – For this full-day excursion, you will ride a motorboat up the Rio Blanco to visit terra firme (never flooding) ecosystem. Hike through the dense forest searching for beautiful little poison dart frogs, harlequin toads, marmosets, leaf cutter ants and more.
  1. Dolphin Search – Explore nearby oxbow lakes searching for the incredible Pink Dolphins of the Amazon Rainforest. Swimming is possible in some lakes. Note: we do NOT feed or disturb the dolphins in anyway.
  1. Birding – early morning birding along the Tahuayo River. With over 600 species, our region has a higher count of bird species of any site in lowland Amazon Forest.
  1. Fishing – Head by boat early in the morning or late afternoon to fish for the Piranha, Pacu, Vampire Fish, and other species.
  1. Night Excursions – Go for a night hike to search for scorpions, tarantulas, snakes, and other nocturnal wildlife. Explore by boat on the Tahuayo or Blanco River; here you can search for caimans, snakes, and frogs. If you are in the mood to relax….enjoy the constellations while you listen to the jungle symphony all around you.
  1. Anything else you want to see or do? Just ask. Your trip is fully customizable.

 

Days 6, 7, 8, 9 at the Amazon Research Center

Depart the main lodge in the morning en route to the Amazon Research Center (ARC). Search for wildlife along the way. The Research Center is more remote and about 2 hours up-river from our main lodge. It is formally recognized as a research institution by Peru’s national science council, CONCYTEC (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnologia e Innovacion Tecnologia). Cabins are private, simple, and comfortable, all have shared bathrooms. Sample activities from the Research Center:

 

  1. Explore the Trail Grid - We have over 75 km of hiking trails from the research center, most of the trails are laid out in a grid to facilitate the scientific collection of population data (In the rainy season these may become canoe trails). The trails go through several varieties of igapo ecosystems, including bajial, high and low restinga as well as palm swamp ecosystem. We can see many different species of monkeys, including brown and white capuchins, saki monkeys, titi monkeys, woolly monkeys, sometimes uakaris, as well as giant tayra weasels and tamandua anteaters. Data collected from camera traps also reveal a high density of jaguar and other predators live here, but these are rarely seen.
  1. Cochas - Boating the various lakes and rivers from the research center we often see caiman, anaconda as well as the highly endangered Giant River Otter.
  1. Hiking to Lake Yarina - Full day hike where we can see hoatzins on their nests, blue and yellow macaws and caiman. One night camping may also be available (must be booked in advance)
  2. Citizen Conservation & Science Excursion – Take photos of Giant River Otters and share with us so we can send to the Frankfurt Zoological Society data base, which monitors the population of these endangered species in the Amazon basin. Individuals can be identified by the unique color patterns on their necks.
  1. Night excursions – Trail Grid night hike, explore Tahuayo River by canoe or boat.

 

Day 10 - Return to Tahuayo Lodge & Return to Iquitos

  • Depart the Amazon Research Center in the morning en route to the Tahuayo Lodge. Search for wildlife along the way.
  • Speedboat transfer (note--is up to 4 hours) back to Iquitos.
  • Arrival back to Iquitos – transfer to airport or hotel

 

(Note: Your flight should depart Iquitos appx. 5:00 pm or later this day. If you have an earlier flight we can usually be flexible, but please ask us first).

End of the Trip.

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Land Cost

Total Cost for the above itinerary 10 days 9 nights: USD $1895.00 per person

Includes all costs in Amazon

  • All land and water transfers
  • Lodging
  • Buffet meals
  • Private guide
  • Canopy Experience
  • Private guided excursions customized to your needs and interests
  • Gear such as jungle boots
  • Unlimited purified drinking water
  • *New* hot water is available for showering. Remember we must generate all our own electricity with solar panels. We do usually have hot (or warm) water available, however, if we have too many consecutive rainy days… hot water may be limited.
  • *New* fans are available for all cabins
  • Free Wi-Fi is available (StarLink Internet)
  • All fees and taxes, such as: entrance fees, conservation fees, port taxes, etc.

 

Optional expenses only: soda, beer and alcoholic drinks, souvenirs, tips, laundry, camping not included unless otherwise noted.

 

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Reservation is confirmed with a deposit of USD $100.00 per person.

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GUEST CODE OF CONDUCT: Guests are expected to abide by a code of conduct that shows respect to indigenous people, the environment, wildlife, staff, and fellow guests. Please note the five bullet points below.

  • The staff of Amazonia Expeditions treats all guests with respect and kindness and management expects that guests will also treat all staff, native people and fellow guests with appropriate respect and will not tolerate abusive behavior on the part of its guests.
  • Although raising one’s voice, or yelling, may be considered the norm in some cultures, it can be perceived to be very rude by local standards. Raising one’s voice in anger may result in your guide or other staff members feeling uncomfortable in your presence and may affect the overall quality of your trip. In Peru using vulgar, abusive language is a criminal misdemeanor. We reserve the right to remove you without refund if you engage in abusive behavior.
  • It is part of our ethical mission to not handle or disturb wildlife in their natural setting. If you are looking for a selfie holding wildlife, then this is not the trip for you!
  • Soliciting drugs or sex or any other unethical demands from the staff or indigenous people will result in arrest and criminal charges.
  • Inappropriate behavior may result in the guest being directed to leave without refund or if deemed excessive, with forced removal by local police and a criminal complaint.

 

Traveler understands that wilderness travel has inherent risks and agrees to hold Amazonia Expeditions and all its employees harmless and free of liability for any harm, injury, illness, or death. Traveler further agrees that any disputes arising from the trip must be resolved through binding arbitration handled by the Better Business Bureau of West Florida.

Wet Season or Dry Season? Choose Your Perfect Time to Visit

When to visit the Amazon

Explore the Amazon’s wonders year-round with Amazonia Expeditions! In the wet season, witness the enchanting transformation of flooded forests and vibrant aquatic landscapes, while the dry season offers ease of exploration and unique wildlife encounters. Discover the benefits of each season and anticipate your adventure unfolding. Read on to learn when the best time of year is for your unique Amazon trip!

Amazon Trip Pricing

Our facilities are open all year round. Please review some of our sample itineraries which can be found above. No single supplement is charged for solo travelers. Additionally, families or large groups may qualify for a discount.

Mini Experience

4 Days/ 3 Nights

$ 895/person
RPrivate Guide
RBuffet Meals
RStandard Jungle Gear
RFree Wifi
QAccess to the Research Lodge
QBest Chance for Full Range of Activities

Eco Tour

6 Days/ 5 Nights

$ 1,295/person
RPrivate Guide
RBuffet Meals
RStandard Jungle Gear
RFree Wifi
RAccess to the Research Lodge
QBest Chance for Full Range of Activities
Amazonia Recommended Trip!

Classic Adventure

8 Days/ 7 Nights

$ 1,595/person
RPrivate Guide
RBuffet Meals
RStandard Jungle Gear
RFree Wifi
RAccess to the Research Lodge
RBest Chance for Full Range of Activities

Extended Tour

10 Days/ 9 Nights

$ 1,895/person
RPrivate Guide
RBuffet Meals
RStandard Jungle Gear
RFree Wifi
RAccess to the Research Lodge
RBest Chance for Full Range of Activities

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What Our Guests Are Saying

★★★★★

“Our time in the jungle was an absolute highlight on our trip to Peru! Truly amazing! …Again, we had the most wonderful time. Almost more than words can say. The jungle and the Tahuayo Lodge hold very special places in our hearts and CAN NOT WAIT to return. Thank you again for offering such an amazing trip.”

Erika

★★★★★

I saw tons of wildlife and it was fantastic being able to customize my experience with my private guide. A big thanks for all the work you do to benefit the community and the rainforest and for being an ethical tour company that doesn’t allow tourists to fondle captive wildlife.

 

Ashlyn H

★★★★★

“All the staff were so friendly and helpful. We appreciated that the staff is well paid with full social benefits (health, retirement, paid vacation)”

Brett C

★★★★★

Our trip was INCREDIBLE. The lodge was great, the food was amazing, and the staff were all so friendly. We loved our stays at the B&B, the main lodge, and the ARC.

Renee

Amazonia Expeditions, Inc., Travel Agency, Tampa, FL

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