On our Amazon tour, experience the Peruvian rainforest in an environmentally and socially responsible way while traveling on a budget! Learn more about its fauna, flora and the life of its inhabitants while staying in authentic eco-lodges run and managed by locals!
On this Amazon tour, travelers will experience the Amazonian jungle in a very authentic and responsible way. This Amazon tour program offers a variety of activities, such as jungle farming, trekking, intercultural exchange, fauna and flora excursions, a visit to a floating community and to a social project. Visitors stay in a basic family eco-lodge among the local population and will get the chance to learn the local life and customs from them. This Amazon tour is an alternative and educational way of visiting the Peruvian Amazon but with lots of adventure and relaxing time as well.
Duration: 3 days/2 nights
If you want to stay longer in Iquitos, please inquire for prices.
The Amazon tour includes: Pick-up from airport in Iquitos, all meals mentioned in the program, all accommodation, all expeditions or activities, entrance fees, guides.
The Amazon tour does not include: Flights, alcoholic drinks, meals not mentioned in the program, tips and other personal expenses.
We want to make your stay as authentic and enriching as possible and therefore we have picked an eco-lodge where you will feel close to nature. The lodge is built in a very authentic and ecological way according to the local style and is therefore basic (not the typical luxurious eco-lodge). This locally and family-owned rainforest paradise is only 12 km away from Iquitos but you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of the Rainforest (so you don’t have to spend too much of your precious time in transport). This jungle farm wants both visitors and local people (they receive local kids from the city as part of an environmental project) to discover and rediscover the basic gifts of nature, the Amazon, and its indigenous customs and traditions while immersed in a natural jungle environment. Visitors will stay in shared rooms that are half-open so you can really feel close to nature and hear the sounds of the jungle. Of course all beds are equipped with mosquito nets.
Itinerary is subject to change according to weather and other local circumstances.
It’s still early when your local Amazon guide for the next three days welcomes you to Iquitos and invites you to join her to the eco-lodge. While sipping from a welcome juice, your guide will give you an overview of the program and more information about your home-away-from-home for the next few days. After some discovery and relaxing time, the cook will give you a class in cooking Amazon food in the beautiful open kitchen. After lunch, you’ll learn more about the social and environmental projects that this non-profit carries out on a visit to the nearby ‘Delfin’ community where you’ll spend some time and play soccer or volleyball with the kids that are part of the program. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a typical local fish dish while listening to the sounds of the forest. If you’re up for it, you’ll go on a short night walk to look for spiders and other night creatures!
Meals included: Lunch and dinner
We’ll get up early to spot the birds and other animals, which are usually very active around this time and we’ll have our breakfast in the middle of the jungle. When we get back to the farm, we’ll have a well-deserved rest before we start a good walk through the forest all the way to Iquitos city. You’ll discover this very interesting, often bizarre and quirky city, the Amazon River, the bustling Belen market where you’ll see things for sale that you have never heard of before and the floating (at least in the rainy season) neighborhood of Belen. After this very busy morning program, you’ll have some time off to further explore the city and have lunch. You’ll head back by bus (some of them still out of wood) to the lodge with your guide. After dinner, your hosts will share some jungle stories while enjoying the peacefulness of the Forest.
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner
Today we’ll join the activities on the farm, learn about the fruits and medicinal plants and see how sugar cane juice is made. You’ll have your last walk through the forest and learn about the trees, the moon’s influence, agriculture, and you might even get to plant your own forest tree.
Meals included: Breakfast
|Price per person(s)||2-3 persons||4+ persons|
The proposed program is subject to change. – Deposits of 50% (+ Paypal fee 6%) should be paid upon reservation. – Balance needs to be paid before start of tour – Local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to tour contents/itinerary. – Alternative Peru reserves the right to cancel the participant’s place on a tour if there are not sufficient participant or for unforeseen circumstances, such as strikes, protests or weather conditions – If damages are caused to third parties, all the expenses claimed from Alternative Peru that originate from the above-mentioned incident will be charged to the client, who will have no right to later claims. – Rates are per person – By booking, the participant declares to have read and agreed with the general booking conditions and the rules for responsible community tourism which are mentioned elsewhere on this website.
Deposits are non-refundable – There will be no refund for unused services. – Alternative Peru reserves the right to cancel or change any trip due to river, road, weather conditions, or political climate. We also reserve the right to cancel any trip due to client unsuitability because of age, ill health, poor fitness, intoxication etc. – Any missed tours due to the above listed incidences (eg weather conditions or political climate) cannot be refunded or recuperated.