CUMACEBA LODGE” ECOLOGICAL PRIVATE RESERVE located 21 miles from Iquitos city. At the shore of the majestic Amazon River. The Transfer is by speedboat approximately 1 hour down river.
The construction of the lodge is typical, is designed with a palm roof and wooden structure, similar to the houses of the early Amazonian settlers, built without disturbing the jungle. There is a reception house, hammocks for relaxing, dining room and private bungalows, all of which are protected with mosquito nets. Each cabin has its own toilet and shower. In the evening kerosene lamps are used, There is also a bar where you can try the local drinks, some of which are said to have aphrodisiac effects! We also have sodas, beer , wine, whisky, rum, Vodka etc.

Note: We require minimum two passengers traveling together If single traveler ask for the supplement.

Duration 5 Days & 4 Night
Departures Daily
Airfares Not included, available upon request
Customizable YES, feel free to ask for extra services


DAY 1: Iquitos – Cumaceba Lodge – Jungle walk.

Reception at Iquitos airport, short city tour. Transfer to our private harbor to take our speed boat to visit the floating thatch roof houses in the district of “Belen”, located on the edge of the Itaya river,(From November to July) continue traveling down the Amazon River we arrive at the ecological reserve “Cumaceba Lodge”. The reception will be with a welcome drink made of a typical fruit, accommodation in the bungalows with private bathrooms, typical lunch, a long walk in the primary forest to know and learn about medicinal plants and the wild life of the reserve. Dinner and over night in Cumaceba Lodge.

DAY 2: Cumaceba Lodge – Bird Watching-Yagua Indian- Small Zoo.

Early morning, excursion for bird watching on shansho Cocha. (Hoatzin Lake) Breakfast. Jungle visit to the Yagua community, observing typical dresses ( grass skirt) their native language and life styles. Blowgun demonstration and the way how they hunt in times gone by, handicrafts commerce or trading. Typical lunch. Amazon journey to visit a family conservation animal shelter with: sloths, monkeys, turtles, anacondas and constrictor boas. Grey and pink river dolphins watching. Night excursion by canoe to hear rainforest typical sounds.. Dinner. Overnight in cumaceba Lodge.

DAY 3: Cumaceba Lodge – Monkey Island..

Breakfast. Amazon trip to visit a private Monkey Conservation Project with different endangered species like maquisapa, Choro, Huapo Negro y Colorado, musmuki, Tocon, Coto Aullador, Pichicos etc. Lodge return. Overnight in Cumaceba Lodge.

DAY 4: Cumaceba Lodge – Paiches- Lily Pad – Canoeing.

Breakfast. Amazon trip to visit a private Arapaima gigas- Paiche conservation project (The largest fresh- water fish in the Amazon River.biggest of the Amazon River). Caimans and Victoria Regia, lily pads. Return to Cumaceba Lodge. Lunch self service. Tour in canoe with paddle special for Photos. Overnight in Cumaceba Lodge.

DAY 5. Cumaceba Lodge – Fishing -Iquitos.

Breakfast and canoe ride for piranha fishing (and other species such as cat fish and sardines). Visit a small village to know their way of living. After which we will return to Lodge and have a typical lunch. Back to Iquitos and to the end of your trip to Cumaceba. Transfer at hotel or airport.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ever-changing nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions

RECOMMENDATIONS:

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
Sunscreen lotion
Mosquito repellent with 35% DEET.
Sunglasses.
Binoculars.
Flashlight.
Raincoat
Vaccination ?
*It is recommended to be vaccinated against yellow fever; however it is not mandatory.*
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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.

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