3-Day Amazon Jungle Tour at Sinchicuy Lodge
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3-Day Amazon Jungle Tour at Sinchicuy Lodge

3 days
About this activity


Stop At: Amazon Rainforest, Peru
You will be given a brief orientation by the city of Iquitos, observing the main tourist places of this thriving and historic city of eastern Peru that in the 19th century became a small town to the most important river port in the Amazon, acquiring a surprising condition cosmopolitan during the so-called "Rubber Fever". Transfer to the pier to start the boat trip to the Lodge. You will navigate the largest river in the world, the Amazon River, aboard comfortable and safe boats.

Visit to Fundo Pedrito, place located in the town of Barrio Florido. Here we can observe different species of local flora and fauna. It is in this place where you can see the paiche, the largest fish in the Amazon. In addition a hatchery of lizards and piranhas wait for you.

Arrival at the Amazon Sinchicuy Lodge which is 45 minutes (NE downstream) from Iquitos. Our Lodge, built in a native style with natural materials, is surrounded by trees, plants and flowers, a true tropical garden on a non-flooding high ground or "restinga", where varieties of birds and butterflies abound. Our staff will receive you with a pleasant welcome drink made with fruit from the region (cocona, camu-camu, copoazu, etc.).

A short explanation of the rules that govern the sustainability of the Lodge and its surroundings, allowing you to better understand the ways of how to make your stay and participation in ecotourism activities more rewarding. Accommodation according to the type of room selected.
Lunch. The gastronomy in the Amazon Sinchicuy Lodge stands out because it involves natural and fresh products that produce the river and the “farm”. Regional fish fillets accompanied by cocona sauce, salads of regional vegetables, cassava, beans and fried plantains, a true delight that constitutes another attraction of the jungle.

ECOCULTU RAL Circuit (Ecosystem of the Sinchicuy River Basin)

Excursion on foot or by canoe –as the station allows- to “New Peru”, where the Yagua ethnic community is established, whose ancestors were discovered by Francisco de Orellana in his first exploration of the Amazon in 1541. This visit It will allow you to know their ancestral customs, appreciate their original dress of palm fibers and even try aiming with the “pucuna” (blowgun) that the Yaguas used for centuries for hunting.
Your guide will invite you to participate in the “Plant a Tree” Project in the area of ​​reforestation.
Then, he will undertake the ethnobotanical excursion. You will be able to know very particular species of the vegetable kingdom such as cat's claw, sour cane, copaiba, aguaje and even the so-called "rope of the dead" or ayahuasca. Tour through the Santa Maria de Ojeal riverside estate, where you will observe some of the productive activities that its inhabitants develop; Fruit orchards, fish farm with native species, cattle raising. You can interact with the villagers while observing their typical homes, schools, church and shops; Likewise, you will appreciate the sustainability projects that the community has been developing through ecotourism.

Night excursion
At night, the jungle and its inhabitants allow us to enjoy unique sounds and sensations. The guide will indicate the moment in which the excursion by canoe or on foot will begin that will take you to discover, secretly and in the light of a lantern, the mysterious world of nocturnal insects, cicadas, spiders, praying mantis, etc. It will also distinguish the songs of the owls and the "ayaymamas" that are interpreted as the language of fantastic beings in the local imagination.
To end the night, nothing is more pleasant than enjoying an appetizing meal. The guide will explain the activities for the next day. Overnight
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Sinchicuy Lodge


Stop At: Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge, Alzamora 187, Iquitos 16000, Peru
Birdwatching: During the early hours of the morning (05:00 to 06:00 am) it is the right time to observe many of the bird species that feed on the banks of the river or the plantations found in the Community surroundings.
Breakfast. Fresh juices and fruit jams that are produced in the region (papaya, orange, melon, cocona) accompany hot dishes and drinks to start the morning. Immediately after breakfast you will board the boat that will take you to the opposite end of the Amazon or as it is said in the regional language to “huashalado”. During this trip of approximately 40 minutes the boat will stop at a place in the river where it is usually possible to observe pink dolphins, due to its somewhat shy nature, it is necessary to have patience and be attentive to spot them, with an unforgettable photo will reward the effort.

Upon reaching the community of Huashalado you can observe cassava (mandioca), banana, papaya and other typical products of riparian agriculture. You will notice that unlike the Sinchicuy ecosystem, the terrain here is mostly low and flooded during the growing season. By boat or canoe, you will follow the Yanayacu River to explore this area rich in avian fauna, whose species include kingfishers, hawks, herons, etc. and finally after a time of travel through the dark waters of the Yanayacu River you will arrive at our lodge. Walk through the jungle that will take you to know the “Kingdom of the Giant Trees” you will see some species of medicinal plants, such as the “sachajergón”, the “ojé”, the “tree bread” and the well-known “cat's claw” (Uncaria tomentosa); It is also possible to find bromeliads (epiphytic plants) that grow high in trees. But undoubtedly the one that causes the greatest admiration, among the trees is the “lupuna” (Ceiba pentandra) that can exceed 50 meters high. Depending on the season (June - September) and the weather, we will visit the Yaguacocha Lagoon, where it is possible to observe the most representative aquatic plant, the “regal victory” and the hoatzín or “shansho” (Opisthocomus hoatzin), a colorful species of bird It feeds on aquatic flora. This is an exciting hike in which your spirit of adventure will emerge and you will definitely enjoy it. Return to the lodge.

We will stop for lunch and rest.
Navigation along the Yanayacu River observing the birds on the way to the trapiche for the extraction of sugarcane juice and the visit to the local naturist who knows the secrets of nature and its application for the treatment of body and spirit ills, The naturist will explain about the wonderful properties and the use that some plants and roots have.
After our educational visit, we headed towards the Lodge. Upon arrival, you will enjoy time to rest in the hammocks, in the viewpoint or in the “Clavohuasca Bar”, refreshing yourself with a pleasant ice cold drink or experiencing different sensations with a fantastic regional aphrodisiac drink. You will also have canoes for a walk in the calm waters of the Sinchicuy River before nightfall.
At the end of dinner your guide will invite you to listen to the myths and legends of the Jungle.

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Sinchicuy Lodge


Stop At: Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge, 30 km down the Amazon river, Iquitos 16000, Peru
After a fortifying breakfast, an entertaining fishing in the river will be carried out using the native techniques that will allow you to capture piranhas, mojarras, smooth or any other of the ichthyological species that are considered a true delicacy in the riverside kitchen.
Then we will visit the Fundo Neisser Custody Center to observe some of the varieties of wild animals such as sloths, monkeys, achunis, macaws, boas toucans and lizards that are in semi-captivity.

Then we will return to the lodge for lunch. At appropriate time, we will take our boat to return to the city of Iquitos, where a representative will be waiting for us to drive us to our hotel or to the airport
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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  • 2x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Round-trip airport transfer.
  • Two nights of accommodation at the Sinchicuy Lodge
  • Bilingual English- and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Amazon Rainforest
  • Entry/Admission - Amazonas Sinchicuy Lodge
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Other lodge services
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: arrival flights must arrive before 8am local time, and departure flights must depart after 6pm local time
  • An additional fee may apply if the arrival/departure times are not within the time frame suggested
  • Note: there is no electricity at the Sinchicuy Lodge
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
Jennifer B
2 | 2019-09-11

What we thought was going to be the best part of our trip to Peru turned out to be the worst. The reviews I read were all favorable, but our experience was nothing like what was reflected in the reviews. They are under new management and that could be the reason for poor performance. Our tour guide was not very knowledgeable and very unorganized. At one point, he took us through a village to show us a cell phone tower, he also walked us around in circles for about an hour when he failed to coordinate our lunch with a sister resort. He was trying to kill time as our resort scrambled to prepare our lunch. He did not tell us anything about the area, trees, animals, insects or anything at all as we walked in circles. He also left us alone in a metal boat for about a half hour baking in the sun as he tried to figure out how to fix the lunch situation. We had to wear rubber boots everywhere we went even though it was not the rainy season and there was no mud. We walked on paved roads the majority of the time. I took my rubber boots off and replaced them with flip flops because the boots were so damn hot and unnecessary. The tour guide attempted to get me to put the boots back on but failed when I pointed out the manager of the company who was following us around taking pictures had bought some hotel slippers at a local store and was wearing them. I wore my own hiking boots after that. The "people zoo" as I dubbed it was weird and awkward. It felt like a theatrical performance that was made up on the spot. Walking through a village with a bunch of white, rich Westerners was also strange as they looked over fences into people's back yards and even tried to go into someone's house. Our tour guide rushed us to get on the boat back to mainland even though he was an hour late getting us back to the resort from fishing. We did not have enough time to shower and pack, so we didn't shower. I don't know what the rush was because he wanted to take us to main office for two hours before going to the airport. We told him to just take us to the airport. The two hours could have been better spent taking us to historical sites or art museums in Iquitos. I didn't understand the rush to get back to mainland when we still had five hours before any of our flights when we arrived at the airport. Choose another company when exploring the Amazon Jungle.

Laura T
5 | 2019-07-03

We had an amazing three days in the Amazon with our guide Edgar! The tour lived up to the itinerary and was really well organised. We got to trek in the jungle, go on lots of boat trips, swim with pink dolphins, see sunset and sunrise and fish for piranhas! Food and accommodation was great! Our guide Edgar was really knowledgeable about everything, super friendly and went out of his way to make sure we did everything we wanted - even organising an extra trip to hold more sloths after seeing how much our group enjoyed it on day 2. Would totally recommend!

5 | 2018-07-11

This tour was amazing. I think they did a really good job making sure to hit a lot of the highlights if the area and balancing the adventure time with relaxation. Everyone was friendly and welcoming and the food was fantastic. We had our 10 year old with us and I was worried that it would be too much for her, but she had a great time. I would highly recommend it!

Kimberly R
4 | 2018-06-10

This tour was life changing and personally challenging in a positive way. Our tour guide was Alex, an Amazon native. He was young, funny, vibrate, and named our group the Amazon Warriors, ironically. Our group consists of 4 women from USA. Day 1....We were picked up from our AirBNB the local company is Viajes Pacifico. Then, we took a boat ride into the Amazon from Iquitos to a zoo and fed and saw piranhas and alligators. Then my favorite part we met Yagua native from the amazon. They performed a welcome ritual. Tip...bracelets are like 5 soles have small change to buy souvenirs. We arrived to our lodge Sinchicuy for lunch. Lunch was awesome we had rice, beans, salad, plantains, fried yuca, and meat was fish. I informed them that I was vegan and they were accommodating. The rooms were clean you have your own bathroom and they provided towels and soap. NO ELECTRICITY until 6pm-10pm enough to charge your electronics for the next day dinner and bath. Signal enough to make phone call/text no social media but its part of the experience to disconnect lol. The water is cold but its part of the experience. We also had a jungle tour at night that was scary I thought I was in one of those Cabin Fever movies but the staff takes good care of you and are reliable. Day 2...More wildlife search and day time jungle walk. A lot of mosquitos in this area I wore my jacket the whole time bring sunscreen repellent and hat. Lunch the same rice, fish, salad, plantains all good. They went piranha fishing and actually made a few catches. Back to the lodge for dinner and ghost stories. My group decided to hit the bar this night. Day 3.... Rescue zoo took pictures with sloth and saw monkeys, alligators, turtles, tucan birds. We made sugar cane shots and bought their homemade alcohol each bottle was 10 USD they also accepted visa but we paid in cash. We had lunch before drop off to the airport. Overall great experience thanks to our tour guide Alex and group. We really did mesh well. Will always remember and keep in heart this experience.

Shuning Y
5 | 2018-01-01

The tour was perfect and unforgettable. Our tour guide was so friendly and informative. We were very lucky to see the pink dolpins several times during the tour. The food in the lodge was delicious and healthy. There was no hot water in the lodge but the room was pretty comfortable. You can charge your electronic devices at around 6pm to 9pm every day. Overall, the trip was amazing and we highly recommend.

Ashutosh K
5 | 2017-12-12

Fabulous experience. In my group, there were supposed to be two other people but they arrived a day late so i was super lucky to get private tour. The lodge was awesome, great food, great people and great tour. Lodge manager, Franco. was an amazing host. Not only I got to hear so many cultural stories about Peru, but also he recommended a lot of places to visit in Lima. My tour guide, Celeste, was awesome as well. She knew so much about the jungle. I also got to hear about her experience in the reserve. I will definitely come back to Amazonas to explore the reserve area.

Isaac J
5 | 2017-11-16

Amazing. Tour guides were wonderful. Well organized. Food was terrific. Bring your own mosquito net!

Stefan S
5 | 2017-10-01

Very nice lodge, good meals and informative guides. Had an amazing time!

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