Welcome to Amazon Basin

The best-protected tract of the world’s most biodiverse forest, the strange, sweltering, seductive country-within-a-country that is Peru’s Amazon Basin, is changing. Its sheer vastness and impenetrability has long protected its indigenous communities and diverse wildlife from external eyes. Tribes still exist here that have never had contact with outside civilization. More plant types flourish in one rainforest... Read More

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$345 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Iquitos Amazon Jungle Adventure at Heliconia Lodge

Spend three days in the Amazon Jungle on this exciting Iquitos adventure! You'll be picked up at the Iquitos International Airport and whisked away to the Heliconia Lodge by speedboat on an approximately 1.5-hour ride. Located on the Amazon River, Heliconia Lodge is where you'll sleep and eat all your meals. Your three days in Iquitos will be busy, yet fun! Hike into the Yanamono Reserve, cruise down the Amazon River, enjoy early-morning bird watching, visit a small riverside town, interact with locals, spot native tropical wildlife and more!See the Itinerary field below for a more detailed tour description.

$250 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Amazon Jungle Tour at Sinchicuy Lodge

Enjoy three days and two nights at the Sinchicuy Lodge in the beautiful Amazon on this tour from Iquitos! You'll be transferred from the Iquitos International Airport by your guide to a speedboat on the Amazon River, one of the world's largest rivers. Your 3-day adventure begins with a canoe ride to Nueno Pero, a small Yagua community. Tour the Santa Maria del Ojeal farmlands, enjoy early-morning bird watching, take a motorboat cruise along the Amazon River, and hike through the jungle. Discover unique plants and wildlife while learning about the habitat and ecosystems of the Amazon with your expert guide.See the Itinerary field below for a more detailed tour description.

$469 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Wildlife Observation Tour at Tamshiyacu Reserve with Curassow Amazon Lodge

Explore the Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Communal Reserve, one of the best spots in the Amazon rainforest to observe wildlife. This tour takes you into virgin jungle where you will go on nature hiking, fishing, canoeing, navigating the Amazon River, birdwatching, wildlife spotting as primates, river dolphins and alligators. This all-inclusive tour combines nature and wildlife with a comfortable accommodation at Curassow Amazon Lodge.See the Itinerary below for a detailed tour description.

$600 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Amazon Jungle Tour at Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica

Enjoy two nights’ single or double accommodation at Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica Lodge, located on a private 30,000-acre (12,000-hectare) park in the Amazon Basin. Relax in the privacy of your superior cabana under an enchanting thatched roof, with access to a modern en suite bathroom with hot water available. Enjoy lodge amenities such as a bar, upstairs lounge and balconies for bird watching and stargazing. Unwind at the onsite spa with a purification treatment, reflexology or cold stone massage (own expense).With full board and all transportation included, you’ll have your choice of 13 unique guided excursions into the Peruvian Amazon jungle—one of the most bio-diverse places in the world! While activities at this luxury lodge—such as teatime—are more oriented toward adult singles and couples, families and children are welcome.

$110 Outdoor Activities

Amazon River Tour Including the Meeting of the Waters and Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

This 6-hour tour will include Iquitos, Itaya River, Nanay River, Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm and wildlife rescue center, Amazon River, Viewpoint Tower, Farm for alligators, piranhas and the Amazon giant fish (Arapaima Gigas), Meeting of the waters of the Nanay and Amazon River.

$330 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Amazon Expedition Pacaya Samiria Reserve

Day 01: Iquitos - Nauta - Ecological Jungle Trips (L-D) 8:00a.m: Your tour will start with pickup from hotel or airport reception and transfer them to the town of Nauta road in a private car, on the way we will observe the small villages of farmers settled on the sides of the road. The trip last approximately 1.45hrs. After arrival in the town of Nauta. Will board the boats that will take us to our hostel, which is 2.5hrs by sailing boat typical for the Maranon rivers, Amazon and Ucayali. And then end up in the river Yarapa where the hostel is located. Walk deep into primary forest, knowing part of the flora and fauna of the area, approximately two hours. Return to the Lodge.Lunch. Visit to an Amazon village to see their daily activities and keep browsing the Ucayali river to watch grey and pink dolphins.Dinner. A night time indicated by the guide performed the canoe trip in order to see different nocturnal species. Night at the Lodge. Day 2: Ecological jungle trips - Lodge and excursions (B-L-D) Very early walk in the jungle to see varieties of families of monkeys, insects, spiders, in their habitat. Breakfast. Tour the Rio Yarapa by motor boat. To Piranha fishing, cat fish, corvina, bird watching, and other species. Lunch. Orientation walk in the jungle to talk about medicinal, industrial plants and also learn about the art of survival using the elements of the Amazon jungle. Dinner. A time indicated by the night hike guide for some kinds of insects, frogs and other species. Night at the Lodge. Day 3: Ecological Jungle Trips - Iquitos (B - L) Early canoe ride down the River Yarapa order to observe more varieties of birds in their habitat, some varieties of birds named Hoatzin (Hoatzin), Large Forest Tinamous, Undulated tianamou - (Crypturellus undulatus), Scarlet Macaw (Ara Macaw), Tucan, etc Breakfast. Program recreational fishing for piranhas and other species such as catfish, tucunare, bujurquis, acarahuiasu, sardines in the lagoon near the lodge, fishing is carried out with typical canes of the area. Return to the Lodge. Lunch.Time indicated return to the city of Nauta and then to the city of Iquitos. Your tour will end in our office in Iquitos or at the airport.