ITINERARIES

The Amazonian journeys, with the help of our expert guides, form part of the most genuine way to get close up to the fauna and flora of the Amazon, discovering and feeling in our own skin the cultures built around the waters of the river.

The itineraries are based on raining / high water seasons and drought / low water, and may vary according to variations in climate. All activities are optional and are made 2 to 3 times a day.

Among the activities included in the itineraries are swimming with dolphins, fishing for piranhas at dusk, skirting the river banks in search of creatures, bird watching, hiking, and visits to communities.

ITINERARY 4DAYS /3NIGHTS

Departure Tuesday (High Water Season | November –May)

Four unique days and three nights of expeditions on the Amazon. Here you will discover the main tributaries of the world’s largest river, the Ucayali and Marañón Rivers, entering the largest National Reserve of the Amazon, Pacaya-Samiria, and observing the immense vegetation of the Amazon ́s flooded forest, as well as sighting unique and amazing animal species.

NEXT DEPARTURES

Day 1- Tuesday UCAYALI / RÍO MARAÑÓN / RESERVA NATURAL PACAYA SAMIRIA
  • Airport pick-up and boarding. You will be picked up by our team and transferred by bus to our private port in Nauta, where we will board El Amatista.
  • First informative talk. Once you are aboard El Amatista, your guides will give you a brief orientation about the trip.
  • Lunch on board. We will enjoy the first lunch on board, building up strength to enjoy our expedition to the Amazon jungle.
  • Walk in the jungle. We will walk through a casual community reserve, where we will learn about medicinal plants, look for insects, tarantulas, frogs … and learn about survival in the jungle with our guides.
  • Meeting on board. Once we are back on the ship, our guides will continue to explain curiosities about the Amazon and the surrounding landscapes.
  • Reception with live music. The band on board will welcome you onto El Amatista with their music.
  • Welcome dinner. Dinner will be served on board. This is a time to relax and to recharge your batteries. After this, travelers are invited to enjoy a cocktail on our observation deck, from where they can admire the Amazonian sky.

 

* Our team is prepared to attend any special nutritional needs. Notify your crew about preferences in advance so that we can offer you the best alternative.

Day 2 - Wednesday: RESERVA NACIONAL PACAYA SAMIRIA
  • Picnic breakfast at Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. We will have our picnic breakfast surrounded by nature, admiring unique species such as blue and yellow macaws, toucans or different types of monkeys.
  • Swimming in the river. Upon returning to El Amatista we will have an opportunity to take a bath in the river. Hopefully, some pink dolphins will accompany us.
  • Lunch on board. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board.
  • Ceremony with shamans and tree planting ceremony. After lunch we will go to San Regis, where we will witness a ceremony of one of the native cultures of the Amazon jungle and we will participate in the ceremony of planting a tree.
  • Live music and dinner on board. Before dinner we will enjoy a live music reception aboard El Amatista.
  • Night tour. At nightfall, we will explore the jungle in the Nauta Lagoon by boat, in search of nocturnal animals.
Day 3 - Thursday : RESERVA NACIONAL PACAYA SAMIRIA / CIUDAD DE NAUTA
  • Breakfast on board. We will start the day with a delicious breakfast on board.
  • Fishing for piranhas. We will navigate the black water stream of San José de Zarapanga, Shiriyacu, and go piranha fishing using traditional equipment and local techniques.
  • Lunch on board. We will recharge our batteries with a delicious lunch on board.
  • Culinary demonstration. We will participate in a culinary demonstration in which we will have the opportunity to observe the local cooking techniques, the different Amazon vegetables, and the diversity of recipes that are typical of the native societies.
  • Geographical orientation. Our onboard guides will provide a geographical orientation in which we will talk about the importance of the Amazonian ecosystem.
  • Visit to the indigenous village of Kukama Prado. We will visit the indigenous village of Kukama Prado, where we will learn about ancient
    traditions and traditional medicine, as well as about the culture and way of life of today’s societies.
  • Boat trip at sunset. We will wait for the sunset aboard our boats, discovering the colors of the sunset from the Amazon River while we look for alligators, anaconda, tarantulas and other nocturnal species.
  • Live music and dinner on board. Before dinner we will enjoy the live music of our band on board.
  • Farewell from the crew aboard El Amatista. All of our crew on board will bid farewell to the passengers.
Day 4 - Friday: NAUTA / IQUITOS
  • Last breakfast on board and check-out. After the last breakfast on board we will check out and begin the trip to Iquitos airport.
  • Visit to the Amazon Manatee Rescue Center. On the way to Iquitos we will stop to visit the Amazon Manatee Rescue Center, where we will have the opportunity to see this curious animal up-close.
  • Visit to Iquitos. Before heading to the airport we will visit the famous house from the Rubber Boom era in Iquitos, The Iron House, the Belen Market and much more.

Arrival at the airport and return flight.Addendum: The itineraries and programs proposed by Jungle Experiences may vary depending on the weather, the river water level in each season and the migratory cycles of the animals. The visit to the communities will depend on the availability of its inhabitants. Jungle Experiences tries to evade the negative effects of activity on the identity of cultures.

Departure Tuesday (Low Water Season | November –May)

NEXT DEPARTURES

Day 1 -Tuesday: RÍO UCAYALI / RÍO MARAÑÓN / RESERVA NATURAL PACAYA SAMIRIA
  • Airport pick-up and boarding. You will be picked up by our team and transfered by bus to our private port in Nauta, where we will board el Amatista.
    First informative talk. Once you are aboard el Amatista, your guides will give you a brief orientation about the trip.
  • Lunch on board. We will enjoy the first lunch on board, building up strength to enjoy our expedition to the Amazon jungle.
  • Walk in the jungle. We will walk through a casual community reserve, where we will learn about medicinal plants, look for insects, tarantulas, frogs … and learn about survival in the jungle with our guides.
  • Meeting on board. Once we are back on the ship, our guides will continue to explain curiosities about the Amazon and the surrounding landscapes.
  • Reception with live music. The band on board will welcome you onto El Amatista with their music.
  • Welcome dinner. Dinner will be served on board. This is a time to relax and to recharge your batteries. After this, travelers are invited to enjoy a cocktail on our observation deck, from where they can admire the Amazonian sky.

* Our team is prepared to attend any special nutritional needs. Notify your crew about preferences in advance so that we can offer you the best alternative.

Day 2 - Wednesday: RESERVA NACIONAL PACAYA SAMIRIA
  • Picnic breakfast at Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. We will have our picnic breakfast surrounded by nature, admiring unique species such as blue and yellow macaws, toucans or different types of monkeys.
  • Swimming in the river. Upon returning to El Amatista we will have an opportunity to take a bath in the river. Hopefully, some pink dolphins will accompany us.
  • Lunch on board. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board.
  • Ceremony with shamans and tree planting ceremony. After lunch we will go to San Regis, where we will witness a ceremony of one of the native cultures of the Amazon jungle and we will participate in the ceremony of planting a tree.
  • Live music and dinner on board. Before dinner we will enjoy a live music reception aboard El Amatista.
  • Night tour. At nightfall, we will explore the jungle in the Nauta Lagoon by boat, in search of nocturnal animals.
Day 3 - Thursday : RESERVA NACIONAL PACAYA SAMIRIA / CIUDAD DE NAUTA
  • Breakfast on board. We will start the day with a delicious breakfast on board.
  • Fishing for piranhas. We will navigate the black water stream of San José de Zarapanga, Shiriyacu, and go piranha fishing using traditional equipment and local techniques.
  • Lunch on board. We will recharge our batteries with a delicious lunch on board.
  • Culinary demonstration. We will participate in a culinary demonstration in which we will have the opportunity to observe the local cooking techniques, the different Amazon vegetables, and the diversity of recipes that are typical of the native societies.
  • Geographical orientation. Our onboard guides will provide a geographical orientation in which we will talk about the importance of the Amazonian ecosystem.
  • Visit to the indigenous village of Kukama Prado. We will visit the indigenous village of Kukama Prado, where we will learn about ancient traditions and traditional medicine, as well as about the culture and way of life of today’s societies.
  • Boat trip at sunset. We will wait for the sunset aboard our boats, discovering the colors of the sunset from the Amazon River while we look for alligators, anaconda, tarantulas and other nocturnal species.
  • Live music and dinner on board. Before dinner we will enjoy the live music of our band on board.
  • Farewell from the crew aboard El Amatista. All of our crew on board will bid farewell to the passengers.
Day 4 - Friday : NAUTA / IQUITOS
  • Last breakfast on board and check-out. After the last breakfast on board we will check out and begin the trip to Iquitos airport.
  • Visit to the Amazon Manatee Rescue Center. On the way to Iquitos we will stop to visit the Amazon Manatee Rescue Center, where we will have the opportunity to see this curious animal up-close.
  • Visit to Iquitos. Before heading to the airport we will visit the famous house from the Rubber Boom era in Iquitos, The Iron House, the Belen Market and much more.

Arrival at the airport and return flightAddendum: The itineraries and programs proposed by Jungle Experiences may vary depending on the weather, the river water level in each season and the migratory cycles of the animals. The visit to the communities will depend on the availability of its inhabitants. Jungle Experiences tries to evade the negative effects of activity on the identity of cultures.

ITINERARY 4 DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS

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Arrival to Iquitos

Our Amatista staff will be waiting for you at the Iquitos airport. We will transfer you by private bus for 1.5 hours to our private port in Nauta, where we will board in Amatista.

ITINERARY 6DAYS /5NIGHTS

Participate in an incredible expedition of 6 days and 5 nights in the Amazon Rainforest. 6 days of adventure around the Amazon, discovering the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and entering one of the largest floodplains in the world.

Departure Sunday (High Water Season | November –May)

NEXT DEPARTURES

Day 1 - Sunday: IQUITOS / NAUTA / RÍO AMAZONAS

Airport pick-up and boarding. You will be picked up by our team and transferred by bus to our private port in Nauta, where we will board El Amatista.

Lunch on board. Once you are on aboard El Amatista, we will enjoy a delicious lunch made from fresh food extracted from the jungle.

Search for wildlife. After lunch we will make an excursion in search of the wild life of the Yanayacu communal reserve of Yacapana. In this excursion, besides seeing the most curious animal species, we can also admire the majestic Victoria Regia, the largest aquatic plant in the world.

Reception with live music and dinner on board. Upon our return aboard El Amatista, our band will meet us with one of their live concerts. After this reception, we will enjoy the first dinner on board. We recommend going up to the observation deck after dinner, from where you can observe the Amazonian night.

* Our team is prepared to attend any special nutritional needs. Notify your crew about preferences in advance so that we can offer you the best alternative.

Day 2 - Monday: RÍO AMAZONAS/ RÍO YARAPA / RÍO UCAYALI
  • Early waking and bird watching. We will start the day early, enjoying the beautiful sunrise from the Amazon River. We will conduct a morning excursion to observe the birds of the Yanayacu Communal Reserve of Capana.
  • Return to El Amatista and breakfast on board. After our excursion, we will return to El Amatista to enjoy a complete breakfast.
  • Excursion in search of wildlife on the Yarapa River. We will explore the Yarapa River aboard our boats, looking for species native to the Amazon.
  • Lunch on board. Back on board El Amatista we will enjoy a delicious lunch.
  • Chat and geographic orientation. Our naturalist guides on board will give a talk in which we will explain more details about the Amazonian cultures.
  • Visit to Vista Alegre Butterfly Farm Project. We will learn about butterflies and discover how important their role is in the ecosystem and the cultures of the jungle.
  • Reception of live music and dinner on board. Before dinner we will enjoy the live music of our band on board.
  • Night tour. At nightfall, we will leave by boat in the jungle of Nauta Lagoon, in search of nocturnal animals.
Day 3 - Tuesday: RÍO UCAYALI / RÍO MARAÑÓN / RESERVA NATURAL PACAYA SAMIRIA
  • Visit to The Tree House Project. We start the day by sailing along the Yarapa River, in the direction of the “The Tree House” project, where the hanging bridges and the lookout platform are located.
  • Breakfast on board. We will return aboard El Amatista to enjoy a completebreakfast.
  • Navigation in the Piranha Lagoon. We will sail to the Piraña lagoon, one of the first tributaries of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, where we will take the boats to explore the waters.
  • Lunch on board. After the exploration by boat of the Piraña Lagoon we will return to El Amatista to enjoy the lunch.
  • Walk in the jungle. We will walk through a casual community reserve, where we will learn about medicinal plants, look for insects, tarantulas, frogs … and learn about survival in the jungle with our guides.
  • Dinner on board. We will finish the day off with a delicious dinner on board.
Day 4 - Wednesday: RESERVA NACIONAL DE PACAYA SAMIRIA
  • Picnic breakfast at Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. We will have our picnic breakfast surrounded by nature, admiring unique species such as blue and yellow macaws, toucans or different types of monkeys.
  • Swimming in the river. Upon returning to El Amatista we will have an opportunity to take swim in the river. Hopefully, some pink dolphins will accompany us.
  • Lunch on board. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board.
  • Ceremony with shamans and tree planting ceremony. After lunch we will go to San Regis, where we will witness a ceremony of one of the native cultures of the Amazon jungle and we will participate in the ceremony of planting a tree.
  • Live music and dinner on board. Before dinner we will enjoy a live music reception aboard El Amatista.
  • Night tour. At nightfall, we will explore the jungle in the Nauta Lagoon by boat, in search of nocturnal animals.
Day 5 - Thursday : RESERVA NACIONAL PACAYA SAMIRIA / CIUDAD DE NAUTA
  • Breakfast on board. We will start the day with a delicious breakfast on board.
  • Fishing for piranhas. We will navigate the black water stream of San José de Zarapanga, Shiriyacu, and go piranha fishing using traditional equipment and local techniques.
  • Lunch on board. We will recharge our batteries with a delicious lunch on board.
  • Geographical orientation. Our onboard guides will provide a geographical orientation in which we will talk about the importance of the Amazonian ecosystem.
  • Visit to the indigenous village of Kukama Prado. We will visit the indigenous village of Kukama Prado, where we will learn about ancient traditions and traditional medicine, as well as about the culture and way of life of today’s societies.
  • Boat trip at sunset. We will wait for the sunset aboard our boats, discovering the colors of the sunset from the Amazon River while we look for alligators, anaconda, tarantulas and other nocturnal species.
  • Live music and dinner on board. Before dinner we will enjoy the live music of our band on board.
  • Farewell from the crew aboard El Amatista. All of our crew on board will bid farewell to the passengers.
Day 6 - Friday: NAUTA / IQUITOS
  • Last breakfast on board and check-out. After the last breakfast on board we will check out and begin the trip to Iquitos airport.
  • Visit to the Amazon Manatee Rescue Center. On the way to Iquitos we will stop to visit the Amazon Manatee Rescue Center, where we will have the opportunity to see this curious animal up-close.
  • Visit to Iquitos. Before heading to the airport we will visit the famous house from the Rubber Boom era in Iquitos, The Iron House, the Belen Market and much more.

Arrival at the airport and return flightAddendum: The itineraries and programs proposed by Jungle Experiences may vary depending on the weather, the river water level in each season and the migratory cycles of the animals. The visit to the communities will depend on the availability of its
inhabitants. Jungle Experiences tries to evade the negative effects of activity on the identity of cultures.

6 days and 5 nights - Departure Sunday (Low Water Season | June - October)

NEXT DEPARTURES

Day 1 - Sunday: IQUITOS/NAUTA/RIO AMAZONAS
  • Airport pick-up and boarding. You will be picked up by our team and transferred by bus to our private port in Nauta, where we will board El Amatista.
  • Lunch on board. Once you are on aboard El Amatista, we will enjoy a delicious lunch made from fresh food extracted from the jungle.
  • Brief geographical orientation by our guides. After lunch, our naturalist guides will give you a brief orientation on the trip.
  • Search for wildlife. We will make an excursion in search of the wild life of the Yanayacu communal reserve of Yacapana. In this excursion, besides seeing the most curious animal species, we can also admire the majestic Victoria Regia, the largest aquatic plant in the world.
  • Boat trip to the island of Buenos Aires. We will embark in search of wild life around the island of Buenos Aires. We will visit an Amazon distillery, where we will have the opportunity to taste the most exotic drinks of the Amazon.
  • Reception with live music and dinner on board. Upon our return aboard el Amatista, our band will meet us with one of their live concerts. After this reception, we will enjoy the first dinner on board. We recommend going up to the observation deck after dinner, from where you can observe the Amazonian night

* Our team is prepared to attend any special nutritional needs. Notify your crew preferences in advance so that you can offer the best alternative.

Day 2 - Monday: RÍO AMAZONAS / RÍO YARAPA / RÍO UCAYALI
  • Early waking and bird watching. We will start the day early, enjoying the beautiful sunrise from the Amazon River. We will conduct a morning excursion to observe the birds of the Yanayacu Communal Reserve of Capana.
  • Return to el Amatista and breakfast on board. After our excursion, we will return to el Amatista to enjoy a complete breakfast.
  • Excursion in search of wildlife on the Yarapa River. We will explore the Yarapa River aboard our boats, looking for species native to the Amazon.
  • Lunch on board. Back on board El Amatista we will enjoy a delicious lunch.
  • Chat and geographic orientation. Our naturalist guides on board will give a talk in which we will explain more details about the Amazonian cultures.
  • Visit to Vista Alegre Butterfly Farm Project. We will learn about butterflies and discover how important their role is in the ecosystem and the cultures of the jungle.
  • Reception of live music and dinner on board. Before dinner we will enjoy the live music of our band on board.
  • Night tour. At nightfall, we will leave by boat in the jungle of Nauta Lagoon, in search of nocturnal animals.
Day 3 - Tuesday: RÍO UCAYALI / RÍO MARAÑÓN / RESERVA NATURAL PACAYA SAMIRIA
  • Visit to The Tree House Project. We start the day by sailing along the Yarapa River, in the direction of the “The Tree House” project, where the hanging bridges and the lookout platform are located.
  • Breakfast on board. We will return aboard El Amatista to enjoy a completebreakfast.
  • Navigation in the Piranha Lagoon. We will sail to the Piraña lagoon, one of the first tributaries of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, where we will take the boats to explore the waters.
  • Lunch on board. After the exploration by boat of the Piraña Lagoon we will return to El Amatista to enjoy the lunch.
  • Walk in the jungle. We will walk through a casual community reserve, where we will learn about medicinal plants, look for insects, tarantulas, frogs … and learn about survival in the jungle with our guides.
  • Dinner on board. We will finish the day off with a delicious dinner on board.
Day 4 - Wednesday: RESERVA NACIONAL DE PACAYA SAMIRIA
  • Picnic breakfast in the Yanayacu basin of Pucante. We will start exploring the Yanayacu basin of Pucante in search of a good place to have a picnic. We will enjoy our breakfast in the middle of nature, surrounded by the unique species of the Amazon.
  • Lunch on board. We will return to El Amatista to enjoy our lunch on board
  • Ceremony with shamans. We will travel to San Regis, where we will participate in a ceremony with indigenous shamans. Then we will have the opportunity to be part of the tree planting ceremony.
  • Dinner on board. We will return to the ship for a comforting dinner.
  • Night tour. We will embark again in our boats to admire the nocturnal beings that inhabit the forest, sailing from Nauta Lagoon to the Pacaya Samria Reservere.
Day 5- Thursday: RESERVA NACIONAL PACAYA SAMIRIA /CIUDAD DE NAUTA
  • Breakfast on board. We will start the day with a delicious breakfast on board.
  • Fishing for piranhas. We will navigate the black water stream of San José de Zarapanga, Shiriyacu, and go piranha fishing using traditional equipment and local techniques.
  • Lunch on board. We will recharge our batteries with a delicious lunch on board.
  • Culinary demonstration. We will participate in a culinary demonstration in which we will have the opportunity to observe the local cooking techniques, the different Amazon vegetables, and the diversity of recipes that are typical of the native societies.
  • Visit to the indigenous village of Kukama Prado. We will visit the indigenous village of Kukama Prado, where we will learn about ancient traditions and traditional medicine, as well as about the culture and way of life of today’s societies.
  • Boat trip at sunset. We will wait for the sunset aboard our boats, discovering the colors of the sunset from the Amazon River while we look for alligators, anaconda, tarantulas and other nocturnal species.
  • Live music and farewell dinner on board. Before dinner we will enjoy the live music of our band on board.
Day 6 - Friday: NAUTA / IQUITOS
  • Last breakfast on board and check-out. After the last breakfast on board we will check out and begin the trip to Iquitos airport.
  • Visit to the Amazon Manatee Rescue Center. On the way to Iquitos we will stop to visit the Amazon Manatee Rescue Center, where we will have the opportunity to see this curious animal up-close.
  • Visit to Iquitos. Before heading to the airport we will visit the famous house from the Rubber Boom era in Iquitos, The Iron House, the Belen Market and much more.
  • Arrival at the airport and return flight

Addendum: The itineraries and programs proposed by Jungle Experiences may vary depending on the weather, the river water level in each season and the migratory cycles of the animals. The visit to the communities will depend on the availability of its inhabitants. Jungle Experiences tries to evade the negative effects of activity on the identity of cultures.

ITINERARY 6 DAYS AND 5 NIGHTS

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Arrival to Iquitos

Our Amatista staff will be waiting for you at the Iquitos airport. We will transfer you by private bus for 1.5 hours to our private port in Nauta, where we will board in Amatista.

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