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Amazon River
The mighty Amazon River and its enormous, thickly forested basin are the heart of South America and the guardian of 20 percent of the Earth’s fresh water. Visitors from around the globe come to Iquitos to cruise the river’s storied waters and catch a glimpse of diverse fauna both above and below the surface.

The Basics
While there are several ways to experience the Amazon and its unparalleled biodiversity, most travelers opt for a boat trip along the basin’s famous river. Cruises generally last three to four days and run through the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, offering the chance to explore on guided walks through the rain forest, take motorboat tours of the tributaries, go piranha fishing, or simply enjoy the scenery from the deck of your cruise ship. Those who prefer to spend more time on dry land can opt for a multi-day jungle adventure, which may include a short boat trip on the Amazon as well as jungle treks, night walks, and the opportunity to spot wild pink river dolphins.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Amazon River is a must-see for adventure travelers and nature lovers.
  • Remember to bring insect repellent to protect yourself against mosquitos.
  • It’s a good idea to pack comfortable walking shoes, a wide-brimmed hat, and lightweight clothing such as quick-drying pants and long-sleeved shirts.
  • Drink plenty of water; it’s always hot and muggy in the Amazon jungle.

How to Get There
Most Amazon River cruises and excursions in Peru depart from the town of Iquitos. The port city is only reachable by plane or by boat, with numerous flights daily from Lima.

When to Get There
With only a 10 percent difference in rainfall between the Amazon basin’s wet and dry season, there isn’t really a bad time to visit. Temperatures are generally cooler during the high-water season (November to May). December, June, and August tend to see the most visitors.

Photographing Wildlife on the Amazon
The Peruvian Amazon ranks among the best places on the planet to capture photos of animal species such as monkeys, birds, iguanas, pink dolphins, and even the occasional jaguar. To maximize your chances of getting great shots, bring along a DSLR camera with a long lens of at least 300 millimeters and as low an f-stop as you can afford. Don’t forget extra batteries and SD cards. 
Address: Iquitos, Peru
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3-Day Iquitos Amazon Jungle Adventure at Heliconia Lodge

3-Day Iquitos Amazon Jungle Adventure at Heliconia Lodge

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Explore the enchanting scenery and diverse wildlife of the Amazon jungle on an exhilarating 3-day excursion from Iquitos. Cruise along the tranquil Amazon River on a rustic canoe; see vibrant birds and raucous monkeys frolic in the treetops; and visit a traditional sugarcane distillery to learn of ancient agricultural methods. Absorb the scenic spectacle of the landscape while enjoying all-inclusive meals, round-trip airport transportation and comfortable overnight accommodation on this adventurous tour.
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  • 3 days
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$460.00
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$460.00

4-Day Amazon River Luxury Cruise from Iquitos on the 'Aria'

4-Day Amazon River Luxury Cruise from Iquitos on the 'Aria'

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Ply the waters of the Amazon River in high style aboard the luxurious Aria ship on this incredible 4-day cruise. This all-inclusive experience offers an intimate opportunity to observe Amazon wildlife like howler monkeys, macaws and pink dolphins, and visit local indigenous villages, all while enjoying the creature comforts of your very own high-end river yacht. This once-in-a-lifetime river cruise includes round-trip airport transfers, 3 nights accommodation on the ship, a guide and all meals and activities.
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  • 4 days
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$4,909.60
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4 days Amazon Jungle tour with Pink Dolphin watch from Iquitos

4 days Amazon Jungle tour with Pink Dolphin watch from Iquitos

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Iquitos is a great opportunity and an excellent option for all those that want to escape for a moment of the concrete forests, infernal noises and pollution of the big cities. It is also special for those that want to have a close encounter with paradisiacal places in the virgin jungle of the Amazonian, without any other noise than the ones made by the birds, monkeys or insects.
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  • 4 days
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$435.00
Price varies by group size
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$435.00
Price varies by group size

4 Days All inclusive Guided Jungle Tour at Irapay Amazon Lodge

4 Days All inclusive Guided Jungle Tour at Irapay Amazon Lodge

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Experience the Amazon in a different way, meet wonderful places and enjoy your stay at our resort with beautiful facilities and the best food of the peruvian amazon. During this 4 day and 3 nights tour in Iquitos - Peru, we will take the traveler to the deepest of the largest and most diverse natural areas in the world. This expedition through the jungle includes some of our most concurrent activities; night navigation, jungle trek, fishing in the Momon river, observation of the confluence of the rivers, visit to a native Amazonian tribe and much more
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  • 4 days
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$581.53
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$581.53

Private Amazing Amazon Discovery Tour - 4 Days, Iquitos, Peru

Private Amazing Amazon Discovery Tour - 4 Days, Iquitos, Peru

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Have your own private guide personalizing your excursions according to your abilities and interests. Explore the primary rainforest with boats, canoes and hiking for the several species of monkeys found in this area, the hundreds of bird species living here, the pink dolphins, the iguanas, the frogs, the caiman, the bats, the turtles and the countless colorful butterflies. Learn about medicinal plants and visit an Amazonian village and the place where the mighty Amazon river begins. Relax in your hammock on your balcony of a river-view room, or at the canoe bar with a drink, or at the beautiful octagonal dining room where all meals are included in your stay at Amazon Discovery Lodge. We also have free WiFi for those who want, or need, to stay connected. This adventure is an amazing nature experience that you will never forget. What are you waiting for?
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$650.00
Price varies by group size
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$650.00
Price varies by group size

4-Day Amazon River Luxury Cruise from Iquitos on the 'Delfin II'

4-Day Amazon River Luxury Cruise from Iquitos on the 'Delfin II'

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Discover the incredible natural wilds of Peru's Amazon jungle on a 4-day luxury cruise. Depart from Iquitos and journey deep into the rainforest aboard the Delfin II, a luxury vessel with just four spacious suites and endless amenities, including Peruvian gourmet meals. Split your days between relaxing onboard and active adventures: things like meandering through forest canopies and fishing for toothy piranha, getting up close with spider monkeys at the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve and sussing out herons, pauraques and fish bats during a night safari.
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  • 4 days
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$3,894.60
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$3,894.60

Iquitos Sunset on the Amazon River - Group Tour

Iquitos Sunset on the Amazon River - Group Tour

On this beneficial tour with daily departures, you can enjoy a beautiful sunset from the Amazon River and also support with your small contribution to our NGOs to support the children of Bethlehem. All our departures are from the Iquitos Boulevard and return to the LAO port from 9am to 6 pm. In small cost it includes river transport and bilingual guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

Sail for the Amazon River in Iquitos

Sail for the Amazon River in Iquitos

We will navigate much of the Itaya River where you can appreciate the city from the river, it is a beautiful view, then we will see the crossing of waters that have two different colors and do not mix is ​​a very nice event, you can get excellent photos and a great experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.00
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$56.00

Navagacion to the Amazon River - Iquitos

Navagacion to the Amazon River - Iquitos

This short tour from the port city of Iquitos takes you up the Itaya River to the Amazon. With a local guide to navigate, sit back and enjoy the views including the Tarapacá Boardwalk, a lively riverwalk area, and marine life such as birds and dolphins. Add fishing to the adventure for an additional charge.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.92
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$48.92

Amazonian charm day trip on majestic amazon river

Amazonian charm day trip on majestic amazon river

we are unique tour operator company making this tour on the amazon with responsibility and services, we make responsable tourism
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$163.05
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$163.05

3-Day All Inclusive Guided Jungle Tour from Iquitos at Maniti Eco-Lodge

3-Day All Inclusive Guided Jungle Tour from Iquitos at Maniti Eco-Lodge

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Nestled within the Peruvian rain forest, the Maniti Eco-Lodge offers an ideal base for jungle exploration. During this tour, follow the Rio Nanay into the Amazon and enjoy an immersive experience in jungle life. Spot wildlife in its natural habitat, and travel by canoe to far-flung corners of the rain forest with your guide. With logistics including accommodation, meals, and transportation covered, see the best of the Amazon in comfort.
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  • 3 days
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$418.48
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$418.48
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Wonderful Amazon: Nanay, Momon and Amazon River full day

Wonderful Amazon: Nanay, Momon and Amazon River full day

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Connect with nature! Experience a wonderful day enjoying the charms of the Amazon. - Learn a little more about the customs and traditions of the native Los Boras community. - Navigate the Nanay River and visit the butterfly farm and learn about its development process. - Enjoy a visit to the Pedrito farm, where you can learn a little more about the Paiches, lizards, piranhas and the natural beauty of the region. - The advantage of this program is that in a single day you visit the two-day programs, saving time and money.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.00
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$93.00

3 Day All Inclusive Guided jungle Tour at Irapay Amazon Lodge

3 Day All Inclusive Guided jungle Tour at Irapay Amazon Lodge

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Experience the Amazon in a different way, meet wonderful places and enjoy your stay at our resort with beautiful facilities and the best food of the peruvian amazon. This 3 day and 2 nights tour in Iquitos - Peru, we will take the traveler to the deepest of the largest and most diverse natural areas in the world. This expedition through the jungle includes; night navigation, jungle trek, fishing in the Momon river, observation of the confluence of the rivers, visit to a native Amazonian tribe and much more
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$447.83
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$447.83

2 Days All Inclusive Guided Tour from Iquitos at Irapay Amazon Lodge

2 Days All Inclusive Guided Tour from Iquitos at Irapay Amazon Lodge

Trek into the jungle, visit a native Amazonian tribe, fish in the Momon River, and more without worrying about the logistics during this two-day, hassle-free Peruvian Amazon excursion. Ideal for travelers with limited time in the region, gain access to places few travelers experience and, thanks to a small group capped at ten, enjoy the personalized attention and insight of your bilingual guide throughout.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$314.14
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$314.14

3 days Amazon Jungle tour with Pink Dolphin watch from Iquitos

3 days Amazon Jungle tour with Pink Dolphin watch from Iquitos

Iquitos is a great opportunity and an excellent option for all those that want to escape for a moment of the concrete forests, infernal noises and pollution of the big cities. It is also special for those that want to have a close encounter with paradisiacal places in the virgin jungle of the Amazonian, without any other noise than the ones made by the birds, monkeys or insects.
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  • 3 days
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$325.00
Price varies by group size
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$325.00
Price varies by group size

2 days Amazon Jungle tour from Iquitos

2 days Amazon Jungle tour from Iquitos

Iquitos is a great opportunity and an excellent option for all those that want to escape for a moment of the concrete forests, infernal noises and pollution of the big cities. It is also special for those that want to have a close encounter with paradisiacal places in the virgin jungle of the Amazonian, without any other noise than the ones made by the birds, monkeys or insects.
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  • 2 days
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$230.00
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$230.00
Price varies by group size

5-Day Amazon River Luxury Cruise from Iquitos on the 'Zafiro'

5-Day Amazon River Luxury Cruise from Iquitos on the 'Zafiro'

Five days and four nights exploring the wonderful Amazon, the Marañón and Ucayali rivers and their tributaries. The Pacaya Samiria Reserve will be the perfect scenario for a trip into the most exotic areas nature has to offer. As we enter the world’s largest flooded forest, we will admire the extraordinary wildlife, the immense number of primate species, the hundreds of colorful exotic birds, the close-up view of the gray and pink dolphins, visit to local villages, nocturnal wildlife safaris, visit to the Manatee Rescue Center and many additional activities that will allow you to get to know and fall in love with the incredible Amazon.
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  • 5 days
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$4,921.50
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$4,921.50

Fish in the Amazon River

Fish in the Amazon River

Immerse yourself in the culture of the Peruvian Amazon during this private fishing tour for a hands-on experience few travelers get to enjoy. Go beyond the typical Amazon tours and try your hand at fishing with artisanal equipment in the company of a local guide, gaining access to places you otherwise wouldn’t be able to reach.
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  • 2 hours
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$82.00
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$82.00

Amazon River 4 days and 3 nights

Amazon River 4 days and 3 nights

In this package we will navigate through the waters of the impressive Amazon River. We will learn a little more about the Amazonian flora and fauna. We will know the main tourist attractions of the "beautiful island": Iquitos.
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  • 4 days
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$423.00
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$423.00

amazon lodge iquitos 2d-1n

amazon lodge iquitos 2d-1n

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our excursions are more wild observing the real jungle and animals in their own habitat and not captivity nor shows, boating, fishing, dolphin watching, botanic trekking, giant trees Night excursion, sunrise, sunset, observation of avez and monkeys, survival, camping, construction of camps, and native weapons sloth we organize tours according to the interests of the client,
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.85
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$153.85

Full Day: Wonders of the Amazon River with Curassow Amazon Lodge

Full Day: Wonders of the Amazon River with Curassow Amazon Lodge

This tour contains all 4 main attractions near Iquitos in order to observe local fauna and landscapes: Amazon Rescue Center (CREA); Pilpintuwasi: Butterfly Farm and Wildlife Rescue center; Pedrito's Farm of Alligators, Paiches and Piranhas and the Meeting of Waters of Nanay and Amazon Rivers. Additionally, you will navigate rivers Itaya, Nanay and the world-famous Amazon river, the longest and mightest river in the world. • Family friendly • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors, prior to spend 1 or more nights at Curassow Lodge at the Tamshiyacu Wildlife Reserve (62 mi or 110 km away from Iquitos City) • All entrance fees included • Close encounter with wildlife • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city • Personalized attention on this small-group tour
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$185.00
Price varies by group size
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$185.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Amazon Jungle Excursions 2/ Days /1 night

Amazon Jungle Excursions 2/ Days /1 night

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Jimmy Jaguar Travel We are a travel agency and tour agency and operator with over 20 years of experience in the Peruvian amazon, Pacaya Samiria national reserve and remote areas away from civilization. We specialize in adventure tourism, expeditions, survival training and more. We have very knowledgeable and experienced guides with available gear/equipment for our national and international tourists and travelers.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$246.16
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$246.16
Taking safety measures

Private, All-Inclusive Grand Amazon Tour - 3 days, Iquitos, Peru

Private, All-Inclusive Grand Amazon Tour - 3 days, Iquitos, Peru

Explore better the Amazon river and rainforest with a private guide from the comfort of your own river-view bungalow with a bathroom, a balcony and a hammock. Visit Paraiso, an area known for its rich wildlife, with 10 different species of monkeys, 600 species of birds and many other animals from dolphines to sloths to capybaras. Learn about medicinal and industrial plants, and if you wish visit an Amazonian village.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$480.44
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$480.44

Private Amazing Amazon Discovery Tour - 6 Days, Iquitos, Peru

Private Amazing Amazon Discovery Tour - 6 Days, Iquitos, Peru

Have your own private guide personalizing your excursions according to your abilities and interests. Explore the primary rainforest with boats, canoes and hiking for the several species of monkeys found in this area, the hundreds of bird species living here, the pink dolphins, the iguanas, the frogs, the caiman, the bats, the turtles and the countless colorful butterflies. Learn about medicinal plants and visit an Amazonian village and the place where the mighty Amazon river begins. Relax in your hammock on your balcony of a river-view room, or at the canoe bar with a drink, or at the beautiful octagonal dining room where all meals are included in your stay at Amazon Discovery Lodge. We also have free WiFi for those who want, or need, to stay connected. This adventure is an amazing nature experience that you will never forget. What are you waiting for?
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$868.48
Price varies by group size
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$868.48
Price varies by group size

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