REGULAR PROGRAM 3 Days / 2 Nights

REGULAR PROGRAM 3 Days / 2 Nights
3 Days/ 2 Nights:
Your expedition to the Amazon River offers a rare opportunity to see a totally different world, very detached from urban development, where you will discover an astounding sphere of sheer nature and an effervescent biodiversity of flora and fauna. To help you experience an astounding Amazon Adventure and make your enchanting rainforest foray worth its while, we have prepared this suggested itinerary for a short stay.

ITINERARY IN BRIEF:
Welcome to Iquitos, register and briefing at the Heliconia Office / Transfer to the Iquitos boarding wharf / Motorized boat ride / Monkey Island Stopover  / Arrival to the Lodge/ Welcome drink and check-in/  Lunch/ Afternoon excursion – Nature Trek  / After sunset –Night Boat Ride/ Dinner/ Overnight / Early morning Bird watching / Breakfast & Refresh / Native Community Immersion / Lunch / Native Fishing / Night Hike / Dinner /Overnight/ Breakfast / Glimpse the Giant Water Lily / Check out / Lunch / Transfer to and send off  at Iquitos Airport.

Seasons of Rising and Emptying of the Amazon River
Keep in mind that the itinerary suffers variations during the Amazon River Emptying season that affects navigation and therefore the performance of some activities. 
 
Rising Season : March - May
Emptying Season : August - October
Transition Season: November - February
 
Check in and Check out at Heliconia Lodge.
Check in: 13:00 pm | Check out: 12:00 pm.

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Lima / Iquitos / Heliconia Amazon River Lodge (L,D)

    Activities:
    - Convergence of  waters of the Amazon River with  the Nanay River
    Visit  the Monkey Island ((in dry season, from august to october)  you will visit Fundo Pedrito
    Walk in the jungle
    - Evening boat ride 

    You will be met and welcomed by our staff at the Luggage Claim area of the Iquitos Int’l Airport where our staff will assist you and transfer to our Office in Iquitos town proper. A briefing about our services, what to expect during your stay, the do’s and don’ts in the jungle and some essential tips will make your stay comfortable. Soon after, you will transfer to the Iquitos Port, where you will board one of our speedboats to take you to the Heliconia Amazon River Lodge along the Amazon River.
    During the boat ride observe the noticeable convergence of the brown turbid waters of the Amazon River with the dark waters of the Nanay River. Enjoy the impressive jungle landscapes with the rustic small houses of the riverside towns.

    Then have a short stopover in Monkey Island (in dry season you will visit Fundo Pedrito), a family social enterprise focused on conserving and protecting endangered monkey species in the Northern Amazon. The goal is to enlighten rainforest guests on the effort to reintegrate monkeys and their survival in the wild. See the monkeys free in this reserve, not in cages. Their temporary stay here depends on their capability to adapt back to its jungle habitat.
    After a 60 minute boat ride arrive at the Lodge where our staff will welcome you with an exotic jungle drink. Then check-in and settle in your room, at your leisure. Afterward taste your first Amazonia cuisine lunch. 
     
    In the afternoon, begin your first excursion: set out to a jungle hike into the Yanamono primary rainforest reserve, for approximately two hours accompanied by our expert guides. They will point out and identify several flora species such as heliconia flowers,
    medicinal plants and giant trees. You will also have the chance to sight several birds species such as the Turkey Vulture (Cathartes Aura), Black Fronted Nanbird (Monasa-Atia), And with a little luck you will be able to view a family of small monkeys such as marmosets (Saguinus Fusicollis), the  Titi (Callicebus Mollock Mollock) and the squirrel monkey (Saimiri Boliviense).
    Return to the lodge for rest and relaxation and be enthralled by your first, must-not-miss Amazon Sunset. As the darkness of evening comes around, take a boat ride along one of the Amazon River’s tributaries for an exciting evening in the jungle. With no lights, the jungle flora and fauna sparkle along the river’s edge. Your expert boat guide to take you to where you can appreciate and listen to the magical sounds of the jungle.  If it is a clear night, you will see the bright magnificent moonlight, as well as observe the stars and constellations. With some luck you can also see some falling stars which are quite common in the area. Then motor back to the Lodge to rest and relax for an early wake up the next day.

  • Day 2: Heliconia Amazon River Lodge (B,L,D)

     Activities

     - Bird Watching
    - Visit to Native Community
    - Artisanal Fishing
    Pink Dolphins Sighting
    - Night Walk

    Rise early for the Morning Bird Watching to see the birds flocked together during their morning feeding time, You will start very early going by boat to one of the several streams to look out for a number of variety of Amazon birds. You will be looking out for birds such as the Tuki(Jacana Jacana), Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle-Torquata), Black-Collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis), among others. Thereafter, you will return to the lodge, for a scrumptious and energizing breakfast.
    Take a little rest, and then you will visit a riverside village to see an indigenous tribe of the Yaguas community where you will have the opportunity to learn and see their way of life along the Amazon River. See their homes, school, church, shops. Interact with the people, learn their techniques of fishing and farming. Observe their customs and tradition, and get enlightened by their unaffected and austere way of living.

    In the afternoon, you will set off to a Native Fishing expedition unto one of the small tributaries of the Amazon River. Learn the local techniques of fishing and for the most daring you can try to fish for Piranhas. If you are lucky you have your catch cooked for lunch, when you return to the Lodge. During this excursion you can also have the opportunity to look out for the Pink River Dolphin (Inia Geoffrensis). Return to the Lodge for lunch. 
     
    In the evening, consider the Night Hike. Go on an enchanting evening trek within the secure periphery of the Lodge and you will witness the entrancing transformation from daytime to a night atmosphere. As you adjust to the dark environment you will appreciate the rainforest takes on a very different character and be aware of the existence and habits of nocturnal jungle animals. It’s the best time to see stunning tree frogs, shy snakes, and other rainforest creatures that only come out at night. Notice a range of completely distinctive fauna from the day as you listen to magical sounds of insects, birds, jungle cats and night owls. After 30 minutes of hike we back to the Lodge for Dinner.
  • Day 3: Heliconia Amazon River Lodge/ Iquitos / Lima (B,L)

    Activities:
    Glimpse the Giant Water Lily
    - Check out
    - Transfer to Iquitos City

    Enjoy a delicious breakfast before we will board the boat towards a lake in Yanamono Island where you will be able to glimpse the Giant Water Lily, the Victoria Regia, the “Queen of water lilies”. Now renamed Victoria Amazonica, these native flora in the shallow waters of the Amazon River basin are mostly found in oxbow lakes and bayous. You may see some flowers that are white as they bloom on the first night some that have turned pink on the second night after blooming. They can grow to 40 cm in diameter, and are pollinated by scarab beetles. Victoria Amazonica is well known for its huge circular leaves, which are often pictured with a small child sitting at the center of its leaf to display their size and strength. Return to the Lodge for lunch and check-out. After lunch, depending on your flight schedule, transfer to Iquitos City and according to your departure, transfer to the airport.

Rates

Rack Rates 2019 - 2020
 
Passengers  Rack rates 
02 to 04 passengers US$ 426
07 to 07 passengers US$ 396
08 to 10 passengers US$ 369
11 to 15 passengers US$ 360
More than 16 US$ 349
Single supplement US$ 103


NOTES
  • Rates are valid from January  1st 2019  to December 31st 2020 
  • Additional services available upon request.
  • Check-in 1:00 p.m. /Check-out 12:00m
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Rates are exonerate from legal taxes according to law 27037.
 
CHILDREN POLICY:
  • Children under 05 years old pay only 20% from adult rate according the program selected.
  • Children between 05 and 12 years old pay only 70% from adult rate according the program selected.
  • Children share room with their parents.
 
INCLUDED:
  • Round trip transportation by land and river (Airport / Lodge /Airport).
  • Overnight at Heliconia Amazon River Lodge.
  • Fullboard.
  • House beverages during meals.
  • English and Spanish interpreter services.
  • Programmed excursions.
  • Basic equipment for each activity.
 
 
NOT INCLUDED:
  • Airfare and local airport taxes.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses and tips.
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Terms

Payment Policy and Cancelations


PAYMENT POLICY
  • FIT (1-9 passengers): For FIT total payment has to be completed 15 days before the program starts.
  • Groups (more than 10 passengers): For groups we ask for a prepayment of 50%, 45 days before their arrival. They also have to send the rooming list. The balance has to be paid 30 days before the arrival of the group.
 
CANCELATION PENALTIES

FIT:
  • 15 days before the passenger’s arrival: no cancellation fee.
  • From 14 to 5 days before the passenger’s arrival: 30% for administrative costs will be charged.
  • Less than 5 days: 100% for administrative expenses. No reimbursement
 
Groups:
  • 45 days before passengers’ arrival: no cancellation fee.
  • From 44 to 15 days before passengers’ arrival: 50% for administrative expenses will be charged.
  • Less than 15 days: 100% for administrative expenses. No reimbursement.
 
VARIATION IN ITINERARIES
  • Because Amazon River Expeditions takes the necessary preventive measures, it will not assume responsibility or expenses due to damage, harm or loss caused by nature.
  • Amazon River Expeditions reserves itself the right to change or void any tour (if necessary) in protection of our guests security.
  • The itinerary of our programs in Lodges may vary depending on weather conditions, the season of the year that regulates the level of rivers and wild life cycles, with the purpose of protecting their natural habitat. The itineraries may also vary due to changes in local flight schedules.
 
 
SPECIAL RATES FOR TRAVEL INSPECTION OF TRAVEL AGENTS
The requests must be sent via e-mail by the Head of the Area to info@amazonrex.com .The rate that will provide will depend on the occupation and season.

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