Day 1 Outbound for Peru
Flight from the UK to Bonaire and onwards to Lima
Bonaire is one of the Dutch Antilles Islands group in the Carribean. Other nearby islands of the same group are Curacao and Aruba ( which is very good for Scuba diving).
Aruba is a very popular holiday destination. Stop overs of up to 10 days are allowed by the airline at no extra charge. You can take advantage of this on either the outward or return journey.
If you require we can arrange accommodation and transfers at very attractive rates or if you wish you can arrange your own accommodation.
Check into a hotel in Lima
Take time to collect your thoughts and enjoy a quiet drink by the pool.
Day 2 Journey to Iquitos
Transfer to Airport
Flight from Lima to Iquitos.
Check into a hotel in Iquitos
* Lunch * in Iquitos.
Take time out to spend the afternoon getting to know Iquitos.
A first chance to gain experience of travel by Motokar. Then perhaps take a stroll up to the Central Square where you will find the famous Casa de Fiero (Iron House) bought to Iquitos from Paris.
Take a long cool drink at Fitzcaraldos Bar looking out over the river and walk along the Boulevard, which has tremendous views of the river and the rain forest beyond.
* Dinner * at a restaurant serving typical local fare.
Iquitos Central Square
Day 3 Momon River
Breakfast in the hotel
We take a boat from Bella Vista, where the rich brown tea water of the Nanay River meets the main Amazon, bound for the Momon River where we will visit a Bora Indian community.
Then accompanied by local Bora guides we go by motor canoe up the Momon river to see the wildlife of the river, stopping frequently at places of interest along the river.
Lunch on board boat.
In the afternoon we visit the famous butterfly farm at Pilpintuwasi on the banks of the Nanay River.
|Tarapato Indigenous Village
Day 4 Belen and Quistococha
AM - See the sights and sounds of Belen do Iquitos the famous river port .
Visit a riverside fisherman and fish dealers.
Visit the lagoon at Quistococha
* Lunch * at Quistococha.
Spend the afternoon Walking, canoeing round the forest boundary of the lagoon, fishing or relaxing on the sandy beach.
* Dinner * in Iquitos.
Day 5 Nanay River
Journey up the Nanay river on a traditional long river boat. Visit the Cochas and Lagoas along the Nanay river. One of the most beautiful rivers in South America.
View at close quarters the Selva and meet with the people who work the river and forest along the banks. See them catching fish
Lunch on board boat
Frequent Stops at beaches and other places of interest..
Keep your eyes peeled to see:-
- Fish eagles.
- Marmoset and other small monkeys
- Water birds including
- Giant Kingfishers
- Flocks of parrots and parrakeets
|A Floating Bar On The Nanay River
Day 6 Heliconia & The Amazon
Tour upriver to Heliconia lodge on the main Amazon River.
Lunch at Heliconia
Light walk through the forest around the lodge in the company of local guides. Chance to see huge forest giants and experience sounds and sights of the deep jungle.
Dinner at Heliconia
Watch the Sunset over the river and rainforest from the treetop observation platform.
Overnight at Heliconia.
|Heliconia Forest Walk
Day 7 Dolphin Lagoon
6AM Daybreak safari by boat, drifting down the Amazon, spotting the animals on the river banks and trees from close quarters and with the help of our eagle eyed local guides.
Breakfast at the Lodge
Visit to a lagoon on the main Amazon that is the favourite haunt of river dolphins. You can swim if you wish or if not there are always simple cane fishing rods in the boat so why not try a spot of angling 'local style'
More serious anglers are also welcome to fish in this location.
Late lunch at heliconia
Return to Iquitos
* Dinner * in Iquitos.
Day 8 Longhouse Barbeque
Visit to an Arapaima (Local name 'Piriracu') farm to see the largest freshwater teloest (Bony fish) in the world.
Followed by a barbeque party with delicious local foods in a traditional Indian Style Long House on the edge of the rain forest.
Day 9 A Day In Iquitos
Final day in Iquitos reserved for sightseeing, souvenir shopping etc.
* Lunch *. Try CEBICHE a delicious local dish and speciality of Iquitos. Group lunch to a simple cebicheria.
* Dinner *.
|Historic Iquitos Boulevard
Day 10 Return To Lima
Transfer to the airport
Mid day flight to Lima.
Afternoon for sightseeing in Lima.
Overnight stay in Lima.
|Sightseeing in Lima
Day 11 Sightseeing in Lima
Breakfast Sightseeing/Shopping/ Bargain hunting in Lima
* Lunch *
Transfer to airport.
Late afternoon / early evening. Return Flight Lima - Bon aire - UK.
|Parque De Lamour Lima