Have you ever wanted to experience the awe inspiring Amazon jungle, but prefer not to sleep in a hammock, cook on a fire, and bathe with caiman? If so, this trip is for you. Spend a few nights in the Amazonia Expeditions Tahuayo Lodge named by Outside Magazine as one of the top ten wilderness lodges in the world. You’ll also spend a couple nights further upriver in the Amazon Research Center (ARC) surrounded by pristine jungle. Spend your days exploring the jungle with your professional guides which include an experienced biologist. Spend your nights comfortable, clean, and dry in your bed.
You will also spend a night in cabins with our friend Wilder and his family. Staying a night with this Peruvian family will be a memorable experience. Wilder can teach us about some of the medicinal plants he grows, you can swim with his children, or go for a walk.
In addition to your time on the Tahuayo River, you’ll have a couple days to explore Iquitos which is the largest city in the world with no road access.
Facts at a Glance
Dates of upcoming trips:
- October 6-14, 2018 plus 2 optional days (October 15-16)
- May 3-11, 2019 plus 2 optional days (May 12-13)
Level of Difficulty: Easy. This trip is possible for nearly anyone, however those who want a higher level of physical activity can be put with another guide so everyone can be happy.
What’s Included: Two nights in Iquitos, three nights in the Tahuayo lodge, two nights in the Amazon Research Center (ARC), and one night in Wilder’s cabins. All meals starting with lunch on day 1 and ending with breakfast on day 9, all ground and water transportation including airport pickup and drop off, entry fees, conservation fees, port taxes, city and jungle guides.
What’s not included: Flights, drinks and snacks between meals, alcoholic beverages, laundry, unscheduled activities, personal travel insurance, additional days, and anything not listed as included.
Trip Origination and End: Iquitos, Peru.
Price: $2,800 with a minimum of four, and a maximum of 10 participants. Optional additional days are $250 per day.
(be sure to read our detailed itinerary)
Day 1: Arrive at the Iquitos airport, explore the Central Market, and discuss plans for the trip.
Day 2: Travel to the Tahuayo Lodge, evening walk in the jungle.
Day 3 and 4: Full days at and around the Tahuayo lodge. Day and night walks, paddle canoes, canopy tour, and more.
Day 5 and 6: Go upriver to the Amazon Research Center (ARC). Search for wildlife and explore more jungle, rivers, and scenic lakes.
Day 7: Head back down river for a night at casa de Wilder and his cabins.
Day 8: Back to Iquitos.
Day 9: Fly home or stay for the optional days.
Day 10 and 11: Optional additional days to explore Iquitos and the surrounding areas.