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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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AMAZONIA LIVE 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS

 Transfers airport / hotel / hostel / airport (land and river) 02 nights of lodging at the Lodge All meals at the Lodge, 3 Lunches 2 dinners 2 breakfasts. Excursions as detailed in the program Permanent assistance Guide in English or Spanish
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  • 3 days
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Fish in the Amazon River

The Amazon River shelters thousands of fantastic creatures under its waters, each one with different functions and characteristics.The red piranha of the Amazon, is between 25 and 30 centimeters long and is grayish red. This mythical fish of the Amazon has a very bad reputation among humans, it is said that attacking men this is also supported by the great imagination of Hollywood reflected in his films. However, there have been few recorded attacks. People who live near the Amazon and Nanay bathe daily and can live with these fish.
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Iquitos: Magic of the Jungle 3 Days 2 Nights

Authentic jungle experience (nature, biodiversity, regional cuisine, rescue and conservation centers).
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  • 3 days
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Cultural Tours

Native Communities in Iquitos (Low Cost Tour)

Travel by boat to get off the beaten track and visit traditional communities in the Iquitos area on this half-day tour. Navigate the Itaya River, Amazon River, Nancy River, and Momon River along with a guide en route to the Boras and Kukamas communities. Learn about their history and contemporary culture first-hand and from your guide.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Multi-day Tours

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

Exploring Peru’s Amazon jungle can be an unforgettable part of visiting the country, but the region’s remoteness makes securing advance reservations a challenge. Enjoy the security of pre-booking on a 7-day trip from Iquitos that goes deep into the Amazon, where you’ll discover the forest by canoe, hiking trail, and motorboat; sleeping in a jungle eco-lodge means the chance to spot nocturnal creatures and wake to the morning bird chorus.
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Multi-day Cruises

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

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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Multi-day Tours

5-Day Wildlife Tour at Tamshiyacu Reserve with Curassow Amazon Lodge

An all-inclusive tour to one of the best spots in the Amazon rainforest to observe wildlife in its own habitat and nature: The Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Natural Reserve. This tour with Curassow Amazon Lodge, GUARANTEES wildlife observation in its natural habitat. Easiest species to find are: Pink and Grey river dolphins, monkeys, sloths, birds, alligators, and more. This tour combines nature and wildlife with facilities as private ensuite rooms, each one with shower and 24-hour fresh water, toilette and electricity provided by solar panels that allows you to charge camera's batteries. Activities during this trip are lead by an English/Spanish-speaking guide.
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  • 5 days
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

4-Day Iquitos Amazon Jungle Adventure at Heliconia Lodge

The Amazon Jungle boasts some of Peru’s most impressive rain forest scenery, but booking accommodation, excursions, and transportation separately is time-consuming. This adventurous tour starts and ends at the Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport, and includes all you need to experience the Amazon in safety. Cruise along the Amazon River, hike through the jungle with your guide, and spot native animals in their natural habitats.
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  • 4 days
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Dining Experiences

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amazon lodge iquitos 2d-1n

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 treesNight excursion, sunrise, sunset,observation of avez and monkeys, survival, camping, construction of camps, and native weaponssloth we organize tours according to the interests of the client,
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  • 2 days
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Nature & Wildlife

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Iquitos in the Jungle 2 days -1 night

We will live the adventure in the heart of the jungle. If you want to experience the dawn within the jungle, to explore the thick jungle day and night, if you want to learn to hunt piranhas, if you want to climb trees and hang from the lianas and spend a moment of relaxation in the silence and tranquility of the jungle, this tour is for you! You will live a pleasant experience !.
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4 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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  • 4 days
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Ayahuaska Retreat

What you will come across and get if you choose us to travel to the Jungle – the world of power plants:- Individuality:A separate comfortable house, you are provided with,A proffecianal guide, who is always at your sevice.- Safety: solitude but not lonelinessThe specialist, the person who guides you, waches all the processes you experience and interferes only in case it's necessary to support. He either stops you or helps you to go further.And it isn't everything! The plants will always accompany you. Ayahuasca will teach you to communicate without contacting. It will set you free from your fears and show you the source of the inner power, which gives you confidence and makes you feel at peace with all the world.- A different way of interaction with power plants- Reliability - Professionalism - Effectiveness
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Private Amazing Amazon Discovery Tour - 5 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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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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Tour Iquitos Piraña fishing in the jungle

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Iquitos in the jungle 3 days - 2 nights all include

We will live the adventure in the heart of the jungle. If you want to experience the dawn within the jungle, to explore the thick jungle day and night, if you want to learn to hunt piranhas, if you want to climb trees and hang from the lianas and spend a moment of relaxation in the silence and tranquility of the jungle, this tour is for you! You will live an unforgettable experience !. We will live 3 days full of adventure with programmable activities according to your comfort.
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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 to 3 hours
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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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Excursions 2/ Days / 1 night $ 240 usd

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
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  • 2 days

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Amazon Experience - Full Day Tour

Is a special itinerary with all attractions reunited in a single day, but this tour is available only as private tours, can be modified according to the customers need, The tour has a long schedule departing in the morning including the activity with river dolphins, a tour inside the indigenous tribe, a visit at January lake and its beautiful flooded forest and narrows, A typical lunch served by fish and other delicious dishes are available for all the tourists, in the afternoon, the tour takes you to a piranha fishing, visit the meeting of the waters and the in the night search for the Amazonian alligators.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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