Botanical Lodge, An ecological enclave located 80 kilometres away from the city of Iquitos, on the edge of the majestic Amazon River, in deep primary jungle – an ideal location for taking hikes to see the local flora and fauna. Our botanical garden has a huge number of tremendous trees, notably the giant Lupuna or Ceiba, it also has a number of medicinal plants such as the ‘Sangre de Grado’ – ‘Clavo Huasca’ – ‘Oje’ – ‘Chuchuhuasi’ – ‘Ajos Sacha’ and ‘Uña de Gato’ amongst others, also the hallucinogenic ‘Ayahuasca’. This stunning environment is complemented by our comfortable set of private bungalows with en suite, protected from insects and with a relaxing hammock area perfect for reading. With artificial lighting from 17.30 to 22.00 hours, the visitor will enjoy a wonderfully comfortable environment that will make for a greatly enjoyable stay.
Our bilingual guides are experts in the mysteries of the forest and their personal touch will make your visit to the Amazon Rainforest an unforgettable experience. The food is regional and varied, we can offer vegetarian options if necessary (please do let us know).
Note: We require minimum two passengers traveling together If single traveler ask for the supplement.
|Duration||5 Days & 4 Nights|
|Airfares||Not included, available upon request|
|Customizable||YES, feel free to ask for extra services|
First day. Iquitos- Medicine Plants- Night excursion.
A tour around downtown the city to get to know the most significant landmarks, some of which are from the rubber boom (subject to arrival time)
Transfer to the lodge by boat down the Amazon. Floating houses. During the transfer we will note various different communities on the banks of the Amazon. Arriving to the lodge we will be welcomed with a local drink and will find our rooms. Four nights in the Amazon Botanical Lodge with full board. Take the ‘medicinal plant’ walk and get to know ‘uña de gato’, ‘sangre de grado’ and ‘clavo huasca’ amongst others. Enjoy spectacular views of the Amazon from a well placed viewpoint and finish the day with a night walk to see tarantulas, insects. Night at Botanical Lodge.
Second day. Botanical-Jungle walk-Trapiche
See the local birds in their natural habitat (by canoe from November to July or walking from July to November). Take a walk deep into the jungle to find the giant trees – including the voluptuous and impressive Ceiba-Lupuna. Take in the local flora and fauna.
Tour down the Amazon River and visit to craft Trapiche, demonstration and participation of tourists in the extraction of sugar cane juice that people used to make products such as sugar cane rum and molasses. Take a night trip in a canoe around the lodge and enjoy the sounds of the forest at night. Night at Botanical Lodge.
Third day. Small town-Night walk-Camping.
Visit to a small town at the edge of the river, to get to see the way of life, the culture of bananas, yuccas, and papayas, among others. Camping night at the jungle sleeping in tents. Night walk to get to know some basic knowledge of how to survive in the jungle. Morning Walk. Return to Botanical Lodge
Fourth Day Morning walk-Birdwatching-Yaguas Comunity
Morning walk, bird watching. Breakfast in jungle. Return to the Lodge. Time to relax at the refreshing swimming pool. Typical lunch time indicated. Afternoon hike through the jungle to reach the native community of the Yaguas, know their customs, way of life, participation of tourists to the use of the blowpipe or pucuna. Return to the Lodge by boat, recreational fishing on the banks of the river, in the way we look at the Amazon Sunset. Time to rest. Dinner. Night at the Botanical Lodge
Fifth Day. Tour Anacondas – Return to Iquitos
Get to know the local birds in their natural habitat and take a ride in canoe near the lodge. Breakfast. We will visit a rescue center to see the Anacondas, monkeys, ancient jungle turtles, sloths and others. Return at the lodge. Typical Lunch self-service. Return to Iquitos city. Transfer to hotel or airport.
End of services
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ever-changing nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions
Take the first flight in the morning, tour starts 09:30 / Ret. Last Flight
Repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, water bottle, light dark clothing, flashlight, camera, camcorder, objects to trade (barter with natives)
What to bring ?
Light clothing preferably cotton.
Long-sleeve shirts, preferably of neutral colors.
Hat or Cap
Snickers or trekking shoes
Mosquito repellent with 35% DEET.
*It is recommended to be vaccinated against yellow fever; however it is not mandatory.*
Ayahuasca Ritual is $68 per person (minimum 2 people)
Rubber Boots to rent $5 for all the tour
Price of the Raincoat $5
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INCLUDES: All hotel and lodge accommodations based on double occupancy. All scheduled land, lake and river transportation. All transfers. All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services. All entrance fees. Meals as specified in the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE
International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal nature.