Join us on an Amazing Canoe Adventure and make your Amazon Jungle experience truly unforgettable!
Join us on an Amazing Canoe Adventure and make your Amazon Jungle experience in Peru truly unforgettable!
Did you know that in a survey by The Discovery Channel – #17 on the world’s top 25 must-do life experiences was to go jungle trekking and river kayaking in the Amazon Basin. (source: http://bit.ly/bucket25).
We’ve got that covered!
3 to 6 days paddling down the Nanay River in traditional dugout canoes.
Length of trip can be customized to fit your schedule.
4 to 5 hours canoe travel each day. (approximately 7am-12pm)
Jungle Lodge accommodation is possible for the first and last nights.
We will be camping in tents on the riverbank every other night (all equipment provided).
Afternoon activities include: jungle treks, fishing, wildlife/bird watching, visiting jungle villages. And learning about the real Amazon.
Professional and fluent English speaking jungle guide is with you at all times.
Tour Outline (5 Days)
On our first day we will be taking a fast boat about three and a half hours upstream from Iquitos along the Nanay River into the Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve to a small jungle town named Diamante Azul. In this area we will be likely to observe a great number of birds and reptiles. This is a village that’s rarely visited by foreigners but you’ll find the local people to be very warm welcoming. In Diamante we will be camping and doing jungle walks where we will observe Amazonian wildlife. An incredible opportunity for students of all types including but not limited to: ornithologists, herpetologists, and biologists.
We also have an alternate route planned for those who would prefer to stay in a jungle lodge on their first night. Our lodge facilities are located in the beautiful Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo National Reserve. Here we will find a plethora of intriguing plants, frogs, and primates to observe, while enjoying the wonderful comforts of the jungle lodge.
Rising early in the morning on the second day we will take our speed boat to the town of Santa Maria. It’s from here that we will begin our canoe journey down the tributaries and streams assisted by the current of the Amazon. While the travel will be slower via canoe, it is much easier to see wildlife and to examine the vibrant life of the jungle.
The passengers will be encouraged to paddle the canoes at a slow and comfortable pace stopping for the day at about 12pm noon each day on a beach or in a local community for lunch. After lunch we will spend the afternoon taking jungle walks, fishing, and swimming. This village is also well known for it’s local healers and shamans who have an extensive knowledge of the medicinal plants of the area. Dinner will be served at around 7.00p.m., with camping each night in our tents.
This part of the River Nanay is teaming with wildlife and it is not unusual to see the Giant Amazon Otters at play. We can see primates, birdlife, rodents, and many species of fish because this area is not over fished like other rivers closer to Iquitos. One fish of interest is the black pirahña which can grow up to 12lbs in weight and really do put up a fight when hooked. Some of the Ox Bow lakes nearby contain the famous Peacock Bass which can grow up to 10lbs. The Peacock Bass is known to be the strongest fighting freshwater fish in the World, (pound for pound) and they are great for eating too.
These canoe journeys to various jungle villages and beautiful parts of the Amazon will be our main focus for the following 3 days, eventually arriving back in Iquitos. While out on our canoe adventure we will have a flexible itinerary based around the interests of those on the tour. There is also the option to return to the jungle lodges for our last night on the river rather than camping.
If you don’t have 5-6 days available for this adventure then it’s possible we can start the tour closer to Iquitos so that we’re only paddling a couple of days. That being said, if you are the more adventurous type who would prefer to go out on a longer and deeper trek, we have the guides who can safely take you there too. In general we are very flexible to tailor our tours to fit both your budget, wants, and needs. Our knowledgeable guides will make sure that each and every day spent on the river will be spent in a productive, educational, and exhilarating way.
Included in the Price:
- All Necessary Transportation & Equipment
- Accompanying Jungle Guide
- Accommodation (camping & lodge stays)
- All Meals & Water
- All Jungle Activities & Excursions
Not Included :
- Your airfare to Iquitos
- Accommodations in Iquitos before & after the trip
2 Nights / 3 Days – wo lodge / $300 per person, w lodge / $400.
3 Nights / 4 Days – wo lodge / $400 per person, w lodge / $500
4 Nights / 5 Days – wo lodge / $500 per person, w lodge / $600
We can also provide discounts for groups of 4 or more.