Two Sunsets at Muyuna Lodge
(3 days / 2 nights)
Day 1: Iquitos– Muyuna
Upon arrival in Iquitos, we have a brief city orientation and transfer to the pier to take the speedboat that will take us to Muyuna Lodge (aprox 3 hrs navigation upriver the Amazon River). Upon arrival, the list of animals that have been previously seen in the area is handled.
After lunch, we take a boat trip to Lake Sapote watching different birds, like parrots, jacanas, kingfishers, herons, panguanas, partridges, pigeons, cormorants, horned screamers; and then we move to the other end of the Moena lagoon to see sloths and monkeys, as the night monkeys, squirrel and dusky titi monkeys, etc.
After enjoying sunset over the forest of mirrors, we go back to Muyuna; and following dinner, we continue with the adventure looking for white and black caimans (Amazon alligator), while watching the southern hemisphere stars.
Meals: Lunch and dinner
Day 2: Jungle
Leoncito Hike, where we appreciate the immense variety of flora around the Muyuna area. At this walk we can taste the water that Uncaria tomentosa (cat’s claw) has within its vines (some say it can cure cancer and AIDS). We’ll be amazed at how huge the ceiba tree is, and we’ll see the world’s smallest monkey, the pigmy marmoset, and the squirrel and tamarin monkeys. If we’re lucky, we’ll see the howler monkey, whose deafening roar can be heard many miles away.
After lunch, boat trips to the lakes Purura and Corriente, where we can catch different kind of fish, including the famous piranha (being more difficult to fish in March, April and May). This is an area that has many strangler vines, being the favorite spot of the bird “hoatzin” or shanshos. This colorful bird looks like a prehistoric bird because it has three claws on the middle joint of the wing.
After dinner, we make a night walk in search of huge frogs, anaconda´s favorite food, in addition to seeing tarantulas. It is worth clarifying that despite the bad reputation, they are not dangerous to humans.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Jungle – Iquitos
Using small boats we go to the Amazon River, where we experience the most magical moment of the trip, which is to swim in the same river where the pink and gray dolphins live. We can see them, but, don’t expect to touch them. On the way back to the lodge, we see the biggest aquatic plant in the world, the famous Victoria Regia, and it is possible to see iguanas.
After lunch, we navigate for three hours on our return trip to Iquitos. Transfer to the airport.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch