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September 12, 2019

3 days sightseeing the wildlife and exploring the Amazon Jungle of Peru

Written By JOSE GREIFO

Total Land cost: USD $270 per person.

The Protected Yarapa area has the greatest biodiversity of any site yet documented in the lowland Amazon rainforest since it is near to the National park and Reserve Pacaya Samiria. The Amazon Rainforest is home to 427 mammal species, 1,300 bird species, 378 species of reptiles, and more than 400 species of amphibians. We have counted as many as 262 different species in a single day led by one of our outstanding private guides. An itinerary specializing in wildlife exploration must be booked well in advance.(Recommended 4 days / 3 nights but shorter or longer trips available)

Includes in this Excursion (all transfers, lodging, meals, private guide, excursions customized to your liking, gear such as jungle boots, entrance fees, port taxes, etc.) Optional expenses only: cola or beer drinks, souvenirs, tips, and laundry.

Day 1
(trip starts after the arrival of people in Iquitos airport) Transfer in from airport or hotel. If airport: Look for our guide with a sign having your name on it outside the arrival gate of Iquitos Airport, with our logo (Yacumama Lodge and Excursions. Total Land cost: USD $270 per person) If hotel: please let us know the address for where to pick you up. After being picked up from the airport/hotel. Visit to the manatee’s rescue center. The manatee is a large marine mammal with an egg-shaped head, flippers and a flat tail. Manatees are also known as sea cows. This name is apt, due to their large stature; slow, lolling nature; and propensity to be eaten by other animals. However, despite the name, they are more closely related to elephants. Though they may seem like cumbersome creatures, manatees can swim quickly and gracefully. Afternoon boat ride excursion down the Yarapa River, exploring the wildlife. This program will be conducted by boat after you have checked in at the lodge. Evening short hike exploring the night wildlife. For this program is recommended to have a flashlight, ponchos (raincoats), mosquito’s repellent, long sleeves, long pants. Lunch, Dinner

Day 2
At the Yacumama Lodge / Yarapa Area. Morning canoe exploring down the Yarapa rive, exploring the wildlife and photographing them. For this program, you will use a canoe on your own but watched by your tour guide who will accompany you in another canoe without interrupted your canoe exploration experience. Afternoon, dolphin observation by boat at the Ucayali River along with a swimming with the pink dolphin program. This program will allow you to observe and photograph the pink dolphin in the Yarapa River, and to live a unique experience, you will have the chance to swim with them while the dolphins do their shows on the river.

Day 3
Morning visiting to the village of Puerto Miguel. Here you will be able to learn about the Indian’s community culture and be able to hold a three toes sloths. Afternoon boat transfer to Nauta and bus transfer to Iquitos. Transfer to airport or hotel Breakfast, Lunch

A note on our Yacumama Lodge. Cabins have private bathrooms. A greater variety of activities and 1700 hectares of land for hiking, over 50 miles of trails through a variety of ecosystems.

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