Amazonia’s Eco Tour 6 Days / 5 Nights

Total Land cost for 6 days/5 nights: USD $1,295 per person

 (Shorter or longer trips available)

 Includes all in Amazon (all transfers, lodging, meals, private guide, excursions customized to your liking, gear such as jungle boots, wifi, entrance fees, conservation fees, port taxes, etc.).

 Optional expenses only: cola or beer drinks, souvenirs, tips, laundry.

Day 1 – Arrive to Iquitos, Peru (Contact us for best arrival time)

  •        Transfer in from airport or hotel

  •  If airport: Look for our booth in the baggage area of Iquitos Airport, by the restrooms, with our logo (head of a hoatzin bird in a diamond shape).

  •  If hotel: please let us know the address for where to pick you up.

  •        Speedboat transfer (note–is 4 hours) up the Amazon, then the Tahuayo tributary to our lodge.

  •        Evening excursion

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Days 2-3

At the Tahuayo Lodge

Your choice of guided excursions in and around the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve. Every day your guide will discuss a selection of activities that you can choose to do. There is no extra cost for private guide or customizing your itinerary to your needs and interests.

The main lodge has the greater variety of excursions of our two lodges.  The following is but a sample list of activities to choose from:

  •        The Canopy Experience

  •        Hike into varzea forest behind lodge; highly probable to see pygmy marmosets, owl monkeys, yellow-crowned brush tailed rats, wire-tailed manakins. Also possible to see black tamarins, saddle-backed tamarins, trogons.

  •        Hike to Lake Tapaje, explore by canoe.

  •        Canoe into tahuampa forest (flooded forest), canoe past giant ficus trees, see hoatzin birds, horned screamers, look for caiman on observation platform.

  •        Motorboat to terra firme forest, hike into frog valley.  See beautiful little poison dart frogs, which were studied by scientists from Uppsala University (Sweden).

  •        See bat cavity (huge tree whose center has rotted out); braver people can crawl through bat cavity.

  •        Motorboat to Lake Charo to view pink dolphins, swimming in lake. En route look for squirrel monkeys, sloths, raptors.

  •        Fish for piranha.

  •        Visit native village of El Chino. Visit artisania cooperative. Visit with shaman (subject to his availability). Visit farm. Visit school.


Days 4-5

At Amazon Research Center lodge, ARC

  •        The Research Center is more remote. On the boat ride to the Research Center we stop to see bats, sloths, monkeys, raptors, toucans.

  •        We have over 100 km of hiking trails from the research center, most of the trails are laid out in a grid to facilitate the scientific collection of population data. The trails go through several ecosystems, including bajial, high and low restinga, palm swamp and terra firme. We can see many different species of monkeys, including brown and white capuchins, saki monkeys, titi monkeys, squirrel monkeys, pygmy marmosets, moustached tamarins, saddle-backed tamarins, and sometimes uakaris, as well as giant tayra weasels and tamandua anteaters.  Data collected from camera traps also reveal a high density of jaguar live here but these are rarely seen.

  •        You can participate in our saki monkey project (described on our website)

  •        Boating the various lakes and rivers from the research center we often see caiman as well as the highly endangered giant river otters.

  •        Hiking to Lake Yarina (full day) we can see hoatzins on their nests, blue and yellow macaws and caiman.


Day 6

  •        Morning return to the main lodge

  •        Afternoon boat to Iquitos

  •        Transfer to airport or hotel


A note on our two lodges

The Tahuayo Lodge (main lodge)

  •  Cabins have private bathrooms

  •  Greater variety of activities

The Research Center Peru Lodge (ARC)

  •  Cabins have shared bathrooms

  •  Better hiking, over 50 miles of trails through a variety of ecosystems

  •  More wildlife

  •  The lodge is more remote, with more pristine forest


Our time in the jungle was an absolute highlight on our trip to Peru! Truly amazing! …Again, we had the most wonderful time. Almost more than words can say. The jungle and the Tahuayo Lodge hold very special places in our hearts and CAN NOT WAIT to return. Thank you again for offering such an amazing trip.


Our trip was INCREDIBLE. The lodge was great, the food was amazing, and the staff were all so friendly. We loved our stays at the B&B, the main lodge, and the ARC.

Tia & Paula

It was incredible and a trip of a lifetime Paul! My sister Paula and I had an amazing time and loved everything — your facilities and staff are top notch and I want to come back with my husband and daughters!!