Amazon Riverboat Expedition
- Nature / Eco
- Price from:
- 2195 USD /person
- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
- 7 days
- Location Start:
- Iquitos, Peru
- Location Finish:
- Iquitos, Peru
- We Speak:
- Spanish, English
Last updated: 03/28/2008
Experience up close the cry of colorful tropical birds, the lush smell of the rainforest, countless flowers, towering trees, pink dolphins playing alongside your boat, incredible reptiles and amphibia
We depart Iquitos or Nauta on the Amazon towards the junction of the Rio Ucayali and Rio Marañon, the two rivers that mingle their waters to form the Amazon. As we travel, watch for the Pink and Gray Dolphins that can be observed from the deck and the egrets along the riverbanks
Dawn finds us far upriver into remote regions seldom traveled by outsiders. Before breakfast we'll take the small aluminum boats and head up a beautiful, blackwater stream to look for monkeys, parrots, and a host of other birds that will be moving at this time.
Late morning we'll board our boats and head into the lake to see Horned Screamers (really weird birds) and Hoatzins (even weirder birds). We'll continue downstream during lunch, stopping in time for a post-dinner night hike. Yes, that's right....after dark, flashlights in-hand, we'll head slowly down a rainforest trail and gaze in amazement at the wonderful creatures on display.
After breakfast, we'll cross the river to a place where we'll walk in high forest. This is a botanical wonderland...the forest is a paradise, complete with brilliantly colored poison frogs, jumping about like tiny jewels on the trail. We return to our boat for a refreshing shower and a relaxing lunch while the boat cruises onward.
After breakfast, we'll trade for handicrafts with the friendly people at a couple of the villages. They make beautiful and interesting items and are happy to swap for t-shirts, dollars, or Peruvian currency. The children are eager to see who might be bringing candy, colored pencils, or other exotic goodies. Also, a variety of wild animals is usually on display.
Friday morning we visit the river town of Requena with its interesting local market. Here you will see all types of river fish and jungle produce and meats. As we continue our trip down river, we later stop for a short hike into a small lake to view giant Amazon water lilies.
We'll arrive back to Iquitos early morning. A quick breakfast and then transfer to the airport for the flight to Lima. Connect with your evening flight to the States or continue on to the Cuzco and Machu Picchu extension tour.
- Inclusions -
- All meals on board
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