Paseos Amazónicos

Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge 4 days


Travel 44 Miles into two ecosystems (The Sinchicuy and Yanayacu Watersheds)and pass through the “green wall”; meet the customs and daily activities of native river people, journey into the Yanayacu forest and discover “The Kingdom of the Giant Trees” and its impressive flora and fauna.

4 days in the Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge

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Our personnel will meet and greet you at the Iquitos Airport from where you will be transferred to the city. Along the way you will briefly sightsee the tourist highlights of Iquitos, this representative Peruvian jungle town that on the 19th Century turned from a small outpost to the most important port city in the Amazon basin, acquiring an outstanding cosmopolitan status during the so called “Rubber boom”. You will be introduced to your expert tour guide and then continue to the river wharf from where the trip to our lodge begins. Sail on the Amazon, the world’s greatest river, onboard comfortable and safe boats. During the trip you will be able to see a marvelous panorama in which the magnificence of the Amazon makes its way through the exuberance of the jungle, where picturesque villages with their particular color and joy appear on the shores of the river.

Visit the Fundo Pedrito, populated place located in Barrio Florido. Here we can see different species of flora and fauna. In this place where you can appreciate the paiche, the largest fish in the Amazon. Also a breeding of lizards and piranhas are waiting for you. Arrival in the Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge (18 Miles NE from Iquitos). Our native-style built lodge is surrounded by trees, plants and flowers, a true tropical garden where birds and butterflies are abundant. While your expert naturalist guide explains about the lodge facilities and the activities to come, our staff will serve you with a refreshing “welcome drink” made with regional exotic fruit (camu-camu, cocona, copoazu, other) and brief instructions about the sustained conservation standards that must be observed in the lodge and its surroundings in order to make your tour best enjoyable. Room assignment according to reservation. Lunch. Food specialty products in the Amazonas Sinchicuy include fruits from the river and the field. Filets of regional fish garnished with Cocona Sauce (Sissiliflorum), fresh palm hearts, beans, fried cassava and banana are a treat. Do not doubt in asking the chef for the recipe!

ECOCULTURAL Circuit (The Sinchicuy Watershed Ecosystem)

Short walk or canoe ride in the afternoon – depending on the season- to “Nuevo Peru” where a Yagua community has established. The Yaguas are one of the most ancient ethnic groups of the Amazon rainforest, discovered by Francisco de Orellana on his first Amazon River exploration. Visiting these friendly people will let you know their customs see their unique apparel made of palm fibers and even try their “pucuna” or blowgun. Your guide will invite you to participate in the “Plant a Tree” Project in the area of reforestation. You will proceed with an ethnobotanic walk on a trail where you will be able to identify some species of the plant kingdom (Cat’s Claw, Sour Cane, Copaiba, Aguaje and even Ayahuasca, the hallucinogen vine). Tour the Santa María del Ojeal farmlands where you will see an artisanal sugar cane squeeze and fruit orchard, walk around a typical village on the shores of the Amazon. You may interact with villagers as you pass by their typical houses, schools, churches and shops; you will also see the community’s sustained development projects that are possible by ecotourism support. Returning to the Lodge you will delight on the sight of a beautiful Amazon sunset. Evening excursion At indicated time, evening canoe ride or walk to sense the jungle after dark. Return to the lodge. After enjoying a delightful meal, the guide will amuse you with tales and legends from the rich Amazon myths. Also, if you desire, our personnel will share with you a time for music and singing. Overnight. (L.D.)


Birdwatching: During morning early hours (between 5 and 6) is the most appropriate time to observe many of the bird species that feed on the river banks or in the local produce plantations nearby. Breakfast. Fresh fruit juices and jam from the local produce (orange, melon, cocona) along hot meals and beverages to start the day. After breakfast you will board the boat that will take you to the opposite side of the Amazon River or “huashalado” as it is locally known.

FLORA AND FAUNA Program (The Yanayacu Watershed Ecosystem)

Full day exploring the primary jungle reserve in the Yanayacu River ecosystem. Navigation in open boats on the Amazon River to spot pink dolphins, main characters of fantastic tales and legends told by the river people. Arrival in the Huashalado Village from where you will make a short walk to the Yanayacu River, where another boat will be waiting to take you in this excursion. You will enter the “Kingdom of the Giant Trees”, which has been given this name because of the size reached by some specimens amongst them the “lupuna” or ceiba. This is a favorite site for birds since it is in the river they find the fish and fruit that grows on its edges; even more, the thick forest offers ideal possibilities for nestling. With a bit of luck, you could also, spot monkeys moving on the tree tops or maybe a sloth hanging from a branch and thus mimetizing and making it almost impossible to be seen. We will stop for lunch and rest. Navigation along the Yanayacu River observing the birds on the way to the “Trapiche” local naturist who will explain about the particularities of the regional flora and its applications. Also you will see the artisanal sugar cane squeeze. Arrival in the Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge. If you wish, there will be an evening canoe ride or if you decide not to you could comfortably sway on a hammock or enjoy an exotic drink at the “Clavohuasca Bar”. After enjoying a delightful meal, the guide will amuse you with tales and legends from the rich Amazon myths. Also, if you desire, our personnel will share with you a time for music and singing. Overnight. (B.L.D.)


Breakfast with fruit juices and jams produced in the region (papaya, orange, melon, cocona). After your breakfast you will have the chance to do native-style fishing of piranhas and other species. Visit the Wildlife Project, recently called as Fundo Custody Centre Neisser to observe some of the varieties of wild animals such as sloth bears, monkeys, achunis, macaws, toucans, boas and lizards. It will be an interesting way to learn to appreciate and respect wildlife typical of our Amazonia. Return to the lodge. Lunch. In the afternoon, canoeing will take place in the Quebrada de Sinchicuy, depending on the season you can reach the town of San Juan de Sinchicuy (Growing Season). On the way you will see birds and other wild animals in their natural habitat. Return to the lodge for dinner.


Breakfast. Visit the "Morphosapi" Butterfly Farm in the Community of San Rafael, where we will observe, with the help of an expert guide, the wonderful world of butterflies whose striking living specimens will surprise you. It is necessary to mention that this place is managed by a Family Association of the same Community with the support of IIAP (Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon). Return to the lodge. Lunch. Return to Iquitos by the Amazon River. At a convenient time, transfer to the airport.


* The order of some activities may vary due to operational or weather conditions.

* Between the months of June and October you can visit the Yaguacocha´s lagoon, located in the jungle of Yanayacu.