Women's Trip Itinerary
September 24-30, 2017
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Transfer in from airport or hotel
Must arrive on LA2240 departing Lima, Peru at 10:10AM arriving Iquitos at 12:10PM.
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).
Speedboat transfer (note – it is a 4 hour ride) up the Amazon, then the Tahuayo tributary to our lodge.
September 25 – 27
*From the main lodge
Exploring the Amazon forest from 100 feet above the forest floor on our canopy platforms and ziplines.
Hike into varzea forest behind lodge; highly probable to see pygmy marmosets, owl monkeys, yellow-crowned brush tailed rats, wire-tailed manakins. Also possible to see black tamarins, saddle-backed tamarins, trogons.
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.
Motorboat to Lake Charo to see pink dolphins, swimming. En route look for squirrel monkeys, sloths, raptors.
Visit native village of El Chino. Visit artisania cooperative and meet with native women. Learn traditional weaving technique. Meet with some women in the homes.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
*To the Amazon Research Center lodge, ARC
The Research Center is more remote. On the boat ride to the Research Center we stop to see bats, sloths, monkeys, raptors, toucans.
We have over 100 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. The trails go through several ecosystems, including bajial, high and low restinga, palm swamp and terra firme. We can see many different species of monkeys, including brown and white capuchins, saki monkeys, titi monkeys, squirrel monkeys, pygmy marmosets, moustached tamarins, saddle-backed tamarins, and sometimes uakaris, as well as giant tayra weasels and tamandua anteaters. Data collected from camera traps also reveal a high density of jaguar live here but these are rarely seen.
It is on the trail grid that biologist Rose Hores spent three years studying one of the world’s rarest monkeys, the Red Bald-headed Uakari and also is where Dr. Janice Chism has spent a decade researching a describing a species of saki monkey unknown to science. Amazonia Expeditions has supported the important conservation oriented research of these and many more women scientists and graduate students.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Morning return to the main lodge
Afternoon boat to Iquitos
Trip includes all in Amazon (all transfers, lodging, meals, private guide, excursions customized to your liking, gear such as jungle boots, Wi-Fi, entrance fees, conservation fees, port taxes, etc.) Optional expenses only: cola or beer drinks, souvenirs, laundry, tips, etc.
We recommend the purchase of travel insurance.