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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. 
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Cultural Tours

4 Days All inclusive Guided Jungle Tour at Irapay Amazon Lodge

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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  • 4 days

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3 Day All Inclusive Guided jungle Tour at Irapay Amazon Lodge

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
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  • 3 days
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Solimoes River Piranha Fishing and Alligator Watching Tour

Fish for piranha and watch out for lurking alligators while boating on the Solimoes River during this excursion from Manaus. With a local guide, travel to Iranduba via boat, watching the local fisherman go about their daily work during the peaceful journey. Bait a hook and drop it in the Solimoes; relax and wait for the piranha to do what they do best — bite. When dusk falls, look for alligators floating on the surface of the water as the boat navigates up the small channels around the river. Watch as your naturalist guide catches an alligator with his bare hands for closer examination and education. 
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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2 Days All Inclusive Guided Tour from Iquitos at Irapay Amazon Lodge

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 2 day and 1 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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  • 2 days
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Nature & Wildlife

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Private Half Day Visit to the Pink Dolphin in Manaos, Brazil

A hand painted floating house / restaurant alongside the main dock, standing on a raft or sitting on ladders attached there, dolphins’ surface from time to time for piece of fish or sneaking snacks from tourists with their long snouts leaping in the air showing off their pink and gray bodies. This is the only place on earth that this could happen. Because there is a myth that dolphins can caused pregnancy inunwed girls.
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Full Adventure 3 days /2 nights $360 usd

Jimmy Jaguar TravelWe 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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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Adventure tour in the Amazon

We will live the adventure in the Amazon, navigating the Itaya River and then the Amazon until we reach the paiche hatchery, then we will walk to the jungle to see the giant tree and then we will end the tour visiting a serpentarium
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Cultural Tours

5 Day All Inclusive Guided Jungle Tour at Irapay Amazon Lodge

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 5 day and 4 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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  • 5 days
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  • 5 days

Hop-on Hop-off Tours

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Full Day Meeting of the Waters & Piranha Fishing with lunch in Manaos

Leaving from the floating dock, cruise down the Rio Negro and pass by the busy harbor of Manaus where large ships load and unload as well as the Educandos hillside with wooden houses built on stilts, while watching the daily life of the people who live on the riverside. Lunch included. After the canoe ride, the boat will sail a quiet lake. Our native guide will teach the ways to catch Amazonian fish: delicious Tucunaré, Jaraquí or a voracious Piranhas. By night fall dinner will be served on the floating restaurant and the lucky fisherman will taste his own fish.
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Adventure 4 days / 3 nights $ 480 usd

Jimmy Jaguar TravelWe 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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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Fish Farm,Kukamas,Amazon river

Fish Farm,Kukamas,Amazon riverPick-Up from the hotel or other locationTransfer to the boulevard.Boat trip on the itaya riverWe will visit a fish farm(piranhas, caimans,paiches,Giant water lily) We will have a lunch in the floating restaurantWe will visit the tribes of the kukamasThen we will visit the butterlfy garden pilpintuwasi(observe the metamorphosis of many types of butterflies)As well as a Zoo with monkeys,macaws, etc)Dolphing spottingon the amazon or nanay riverReturn to iquitos cityIncludes: transportation and lunch
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Multi-day Tours

3 Days Amazon Jungle Adventure Tour

Explore the Amazon rainforest on a 3-day jungle adventure tour from Manaus. With a local guide, cross the Rio Negro by speedboat and arrive at a jungle lodge near the village of Paricatuba via motorized canoe. Paddle a canoe through the small tributaries of the Rio Negro to fish for piranhas. Set out after dark to see alligators and other nocturnal nightlife in the jungle. Trek through the forest with a nature guide to learn about medicinal plants and their traditional uses. Learn about the traditional farming methods during a visit to a local indigenous tribe, the Caboclos. Lodging, meals and round-trip transportation from Manaus are included.
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  • 3 days
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Multi-day Tours

3-Day wildlife observation trip to Tamshiyacu Park from Iquitos, Amazon river

Explore the incredible plants and animals of the Amazon during this 3-day, 2-night wildlife observation tour at Curassow Amazon Lodge in Peru’s Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Natural Reserve. Journey deep into the virgin jungle, to one of the world’s best spots for wildlife, as you observe creatures including monkeys, sloths, alligators, birds, river dolphins and more. You’ll also enjoy fun activities including jungle treks, canoeing, fishing, bird watching and river navigation. Your Amazon excursion also covers a guide, round-trip airport transfer, two nights of accommodations at the lodge, all activities and meals as per the itinerary.
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  • 3 days
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Multi-day Tours

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Macuxi Tour - Jungle tour - Amazon Rain Forest 2 days / 1 night

Get ready for an exciting journey through the Amazon rainforest! Imagine yourself on a trip to the Amazon exploring exotic places on the Amazon River, one of the largest ecosystems in the world.Spend your days exploring walks through the jungle, exploring Igarapes and igapós in Regionas wooden canoes, watching wildlife, with piranha fishing, all at the same time surrounded by images of exotic Amazonian flora and bird sounds.Experience the rainforest up close from the comfort of our inn; and awakening with sounds of colorful tropical birds, the smell of lush rainforest, countless flowers, tall trees, reptilian pink porpoises and incredible amphibians, butterflies and captivating monkeys.We specialize in personalized tours to areas of virgin rainforest on Mamori Lake, Jaú National Park, and Anavilhanas Archipelago. We would like to show you the Amazon, and your life and wild life style, as it is.
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3-Day Iquitos Amazon Jungle Adventure at Heliconia Lodge

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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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

03 days tour Pacaya Samiria national reserve with Jungle Reps

An area of dense jungle located in north eastern Peru, the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve is home to some of the Amazon’s most impressive landscapes and wildlife—but visiting without a guide isn’t advised. On this comprehensive tour, navigate the Amazon River to your remote jungle accommodation and explore the reserve in safety with your guide. With meals and wildlife safari activities included, experience the best of the Amazon Jungle.
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  • 3 days
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Private Amazing Amazon Discovery Tour - 4 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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  • 4 days
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Multi-day Tours

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

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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  • 3 days

Multi-day Tours

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

The Amazon rain forest boasts some of Peru’s most impressive natural landscapes, but stepping off the beaten trail to explore independently isn’t safe. On this all-inclusive tour, explore the Amazon with logistics like accommodation, excursions, meals, and transportation covered. Visit native Amazonian tribes, spot wild crocodiles in their natural habitat, hike deep into the dense jungle, and see the best of the Amazon scenery in safety.
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  • 6 days
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Multi-day Tours

2-Day All Inclusive Guided Jungle Tour from Iquitos at Irapay Luxury Resort

Exploring the rain forest doesn't need to be a rugged experience. On this 2-day tour from Iquitos, experience top activities such as an Amazon River cruise, jungle hike, and piranha fishing excursion, then return to a private room in a luxury lodge to spend the night. This all-inclusive tour comes with all meals, equipment, activities, and lodging.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Cultural Tours

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3-Day Amazon Jungle Tour at Avatar Amazon Lodge

Spend three days immersed in the Amazon jungle on this educational and culturally-rich tour. Go on nature hikes, zipline through the rainforest canopy, go piranha fishing, visit indigenous communities who live on the river, and much more. Meals are included and during downtime, you can relax by the pool or nap in one of the colorful outdoor hammocks.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days

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Nature & Wildlife

Indian Village and Meeting of the Waters Tour

Combine a visit to the Meeting of the Waters, a trip to an indigenous village, and a chance to see the Amazon river dolphin in the wild during this 8-hour speedboat tour from Manaus. National Park entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from your Manaus hotel are included.
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

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

The largest tropical rain forest in the world, the Amazon is a wilderness of surging rivers, mighty cliffs, and dense jungle, and navigating the landscape safely requires skill and local knowledge. On this 4-day rain forest expedition, use the Maniti Eco-Lodge as your base and experience a night’s camping in the jungle. With round-trip travel from central Iquitos and all meals included, spot native wildlife in its natural habitat and see the best of the pristine jungle scenery.
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  • 4 days
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