There are two options for your comfort tour:
Libertad Jungle Lodge In front of the Pacaya Samiria national reserve and close to the Yarapa River, approximately 220km south west of Iquitos.
Amazon Dolphin Lodge located 30km down the Amazon River from Iquitos in the village of San Rafael. From here you can visit a monkey island, a arapaima (or 'paiche': one of the largest freshwater fish in the world), alligators and the feared and respected Piranha farm, and the yagua (an indigenous group in the Amazon).
During your stay at your chosen lodge or bungalow you can experience the jungle and visit the people living in the reserve. Day trips from base camp can take you into the jungle to see gigantic trees, monkeys, sloths and maybe even have you swinging like Tarzan in the trees. A ride in dugout canoes will take you to serene lakes with huge water lilies (Victoria regia) fish for Piranhas or have you spotting pink and grey dolphins in the river. In the evenings you can go out on foot or canoe to spot caiman, tarantulas and other nocturnal animals, camping (optional)
You can also choose to visit a local village, find out more about their life style and even learn something about medicinal plants.
For those that want a spiritual experience we can organise a shaman to take you through an ayahuasca ceremony. Please talk to May about this when discussing your trip.
For the Libertad Jungle Lodge we recommend taking 4 to 6 days. 2 persons minimum.
For Dolphin Lodge we recommend 3 or more days, 2 persons minimum.
US$80 (268 soles) per person, per day
Libertad Jungle Lodge The trip commences with overland travel from Iquitos to Nauta(an older kucama town than Iquitos, approximately 1.5 hours) where you transfer to a peque peque (canoe with a motor) which takes you via the Rio Marañon, Rio Amazonas and Rio Ucayali to the Libertad Jungle Lodge (approximately 2 hours).
Dolphin Lodge After pick up from the airport or hotel, you will go via river boat travel from Iquitos to the Dolphin Lodge (approximately 1.5 hours). Here you can transfer to a tipic but confortable palm roof peque peque boat (canoe with a motor) to different destinations down the Amazon River, heading to Brazil.
Libertad Jungle Lodge: Basic but comfortable accommodation in lodges: beds with mosquito nets, a private bathroom (shower and toilet) and hammocks room. There is also a kitchen and a dining room.
Dolphin Lodge: Basic but comfortable accommodation in lodges: private rooms and beds surrounded with mosquito nets, a private bathroom (shower and toilet) hammocks house. There is also a kitchen, a dining room and a bar with cold drinks, electricity from 6 to 9 pm (to recharge batteries).
A warm reception at the airport followed by a brief tour of Iquitos, eco-cultural programs during the trip, transfers from Iquitos to the camp and back, all meals whilst in the jungle (including water, tea, coffee and milk) and accommodation in the camp, a bilingual guide for the duration of the trip, gumboots, mosquito net.
Things you might want: binoculars, flash light (spare batteries), a tent, some cash for any personal expenses and purchase you wish to make.
Don’t forget to bring long sleeved shirts and pants (clear colors), swimsuit, raincoat, sunglasses, insect repellent, sunscreen and a personal first-aid kit.