Amazonia Mini Experience 4 Days / 3 Nights
Total Land cost for 4 days/3 nights: USD $895 per person
(Shorter or longer trips available)
Includes all in Amazon (all transfers, lodging, meals, private guide, excursions customized to your liking, gear such as jungle boots, wifi, entrance fees, conservation fees, port taxes, etc.).
Optional expenses only: cola or beer drinks, souvenirs, tips, laundry.
Day 1 (trip starts after arrival of people on LA 2240, scheduled to arrive just past noon)
Transfer in from airport or hotel
If airport: Look for our booth in the baggage area of Iquitos Airport, by the restrooms, with our logo (head of a hoatzin bird in a diamond shape).
If hotel: please let us know the address for where to pick you up.
Speedboat transfer (note–is 4 hours) up the Amazon, then the Tahuayo tributary to our lodge.
At the Tahuayo Lodge
Your choice of guided excursions in and around the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve. Every day your guide will discuss a selection of activities that you can choose to do. There is no extra cost for private guide or customizing your itinerary to your needs and interests.
The main lodge has the greater variety of excursions of our two lodges. The following is but a sample list of activities to choose from:
The Canopy Experience
varzeaforest behind lodge; highly probable to see pygmy marmosets, owl monkeys, yellow-crowned brush tailedrats, wire-tailed manakins. Also possible to see black tamarins, saddle-backed tamarins, trogons.
Hike to Lake Tapaje, explore by canoe.
Canoe into tahuampa forest (flooded forest), canoe past giant ficus trees, see hoatzin birds, horned screamers, look for caiman on observation platform.
Motorboat to terra firme forest, hike into frog valley. See beautiful little poison dart frogs, which were studied by scientists from Uppsala University (Sweden).
See bat cavity (huge tree whose center has rotted out); braver people can crawl through bat cavity.
Motorboat to Lake Charo to view pink dolphins, swimming in lake. En route look for squirrel monkeys, sloths, raptors.
Fish for piranha.
Visit native village of El Chino. Visit artisania cooperative. Visit with shaman (subject to his availability). Visit farm. Visit school.
Morning return to the main lodge
Afternoon boat to Iquitos
Transfer to airport or hotel
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.
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.
Tia & Paula
It was incredible and a trip of a lifetime Paul! My sister Paula and I had an amazing time and loved everything — your facilities and staff are top notch and I want to come back with my husband and daughters!!