4 days

Amazon Extension

Amazon Extension

UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic centre of the Peruvian capital Lima

Yagua native community in the Peruvian Amazon

The rubber-boom colonial history of Iquitos

The Amazon Basin by boat

Spot the pink river dolphin

Piranha fishing

Trip rating
  • This short adventure is a fantastic addition to your South American holiday and a great introduction to the Amazon region. The Amazon Basin contains the biggest river by volume and the largest tropical rainforest in the world. We explore this amazing environment, discovering the rich biodiversity of the jungle. We travel by boat in search of the rare pink Amazonian dolphin and visit the Yagua native community. Our expert guides will help us to discover the wildlife and will explain the many uses of the diverse flora of the region. Our trip concludes with a stroll through the port city of Iquitos – generally considered the most populous city in the world that cannot be reached by road.

    Why we love it

    • This short adventure is a fantastic addition to your South American holiday and a great introduction to the Amazon region.
    • The Amazon Basin contains the biggest river by volume and the largest tropical rainforest in the world.
    • Explore this amazing environment, discovering the rich biodiversity of the jungle.
    • Travel by boat in search of the rare pink Amazonian dolphin and visit the Yagua native community.
    • Expert guides will help you to discover the wildlife and will explain the many uses of the diverse flora of the region.
    • The trip concludes with a stroll through the port city of Iquitos – generally considered the most populous city in the world that cannot be reached by road.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Lima

    • On arrival at Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel in the well-known coastal suburb of Miraflores.
    • This day will be free to explore Lima, which has some of the most superb cuisine in South America and is especially renowned for its exceptional seafood. During your time here, you may wish to try ceviche, Peru’s national dish, which is raw fish marinated in lime juice and often served with hot peppers. This culinary delight is a must for all seafood lovers!
    Antigua Mira Flores or Similar

    Day 2-3 - Iquitos - Amazon River

    • You will make a very early start and fly to Iquitos in the heart of the Amazon. Your flight usually departs before dawn and will take about two hours. Upon arrival you will enjoy a short sightseeing tour of the colonial parts of Iquitos.
    • The economic heyday of this city was from the late 1800s until the early 1900s, when its surrounding region was the world's foremost source of raw rubber. Vast fortunes were amassed during the rubber boom and evidence of this can still be seen in the assortment of charming historic buildings. Many of the mansions are adorned with elaborate Portuguese and Italian ceramic tiles. Iquitos is situated on the banks of the Amazon River and can only be reached by aircraft or riverboat.
    • In the afternoon you will board a motorised boat to your jungle lodge. On the way you will visit Belén floating village, a major provisions centre for those living in this area of the Amazon Basin. Situated in the richly diverse Amazon Rainforest, your jungle lodge is a great base for exploring the area.
    • During your stay you will visit the Yagua native community, one of the oldest tribes in the region, as well as the natural reserve along the Yanayacu River. Your local guide will leads you on a walk through this reserve, where you may come across some of the vast range of flora and fauna. If you're lucky you may see, on the river, some pink Amazonian dolphins and of course the infamous piranhas.
    Muyuna lodge or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 4 - Iquitos to Lima

    • This morning you will have the opportunity to take another jungle hike, or you can choose to just relax in the lodge before travelling on the river back to Iquitos. You will have some free time to explore the town on your own, before taking the flight back to Lima airport.
    • For those travellers joining another tour in Peru, you will be transferred back to the hotel where, in the evening, you will join up with your new group. There will be a short meeting in the evening with your tour leader to confirm arrangements for your next trip.
    • If not joining another tour, your adventure ends upon arrival at Lima Airport. If you require accommodation in Lima tonight and any other subsequent nights or transfers, it is possible to book these when booking your tour. Please ask your travel agent. We highly recommend that you book additional accommodation in Lima as flights from Iquitos are often delayed and don't arrive into Lima until about 10pm. However, if you are planning to depart Lima tonight, we advise that you do not book to depart until at least after midnight (0:00 hrs)
    Lunch
  • What to Know

    What's Included

    • Local tour leader
    • Arrival transfer to your Peregrine hotel.
    • Transport
    • Sightseeing and entrance fees where mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Authentic accommodation- 1 night comfortable hotel, 2 nights amazon jungle lodge
    • Meals- 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners.

    Not Included

    • Airport departure taxes
    • Visas
    • Meals not included in the itinerary
    • Insurance
    • Laundry
    • Any optional tours or activities during free time
    • Tips
    • Items of a personal nature
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Trip Code PSAA
Group size 1 - 16
Start City: Lima
End City: Lima

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This trip is for independent travellers and does not include a Peregrine tour leader.

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