Peru: Yarapa Lodge

Peru

Yarapa Lodge

Meet the local tribal Indians. See the pygmy marmoset monkeys. Hear the dolphins break the water’s surface for air. Smell the hoatzin bird. Touch the smooth bark of a native rubber tree. Taste exotic fruits. Overwhelm your senses in this incredible adventure.

We are dedicated to protecting our environment. We have partnered with the local tribes and government to set aside a huge natural reserve. Because we have vowed to not develop it, we are ensuring that the surrounding rainforest will remain pristine and intact. Also, the Amazon Yarapa River Lodge uses earth-friendly resources, including solar powering, composting, and flush toilets with a waste management system.

Our lodge has been built with local materials and local design ideas, for a perfect balance of rustic adventure yet comfortable quarters. Roofs and walkways are thatch covered, providing a natural cooling system from the tropical heat.

Guests can choose from a wide range of activities. Embark unforgettable adventures, including guided hikes, wildlife viewing boat rides, piranha fishing, and paddles in a genuine Amazon canoe. Then come home to the comforts of the lodge… enjoy delicious local cuisine in our screened in dining area… and relax in our hammock house that overlooks the river.

It’s a complex ecosystem like no other. We invite you to join us in an amazing voyage into the Amazon rainforest.

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The lodge

Our lodge has been built with local materials and local design ideas, for a perfect balance of rustic adventure yet comfortable quarters. Come Explore!

The Amazon Yarapa River Lodge uses earth-friendly resources, including full solar powering, composting, and flush toilets with a waste management system. Roofs and walkways are thatch covered, providing a natural cooling system from the tropical heat. All our furniture is hand-carved furniture that has been built by local artisans.

We offer you private rooms with a shared bath or private bungalows with bath included. The lodge features a relaxing hammock house, dining room, lounge area, female and male fully furnished bathrooms all connected via elevated covered walkways.

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7 days itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Iquitos
Day 2 River Cruise and Amazon Yarapa River Lodge
Day 3 Remote lakes of the jungle and Pink Dolphins
Day 4 Giant water lilies, village, and canoeing
Day 5 Macaws and Caimans
Day 6 Medicinal plant hike, Piranha fishing (optional), and Shaman Ceremony
Day 7 Return to Iquitos

4 days itinerary

Day 1 River Cruise and Amazon Yarapa River Lodge
Day 2 Remote lakes of the jungle and Pink Dolphins
Day 3 Giant water lilies, village, and canoeing
Day 4 Macaws and trip back to Iquitos
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7 days itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrival in Iquitos

Welcome to the jungle city of Iquitos. This small city was once a booming town in the days before rubber was made synthetically. Now it is enjoying a resurgence primarily from tourism in the area. The only way to access the city is by air or by boat…there are no roads leading into the jungle! While here spend some time in the floating markets of Belem, enjoy the shops and restaurants in the town square, or just enjoy the view of the Amazon river as it winds its way in the distance

Day 2: River Cruise and Amazon Yarapa River Lodge

Enjoy a hearty breakfast and then be transported to Nauta by vehicle. Once there, you will board our main transport boat that will take you up the Amazon river and eventually to the Yarapa river, a remote tributary of the Amazon. Once at the Amazon Yarapa River Lodge, enjoy a lunch and orientation. An afternoon excursion into the rainforest is planned. After dinner, enjoy the sounds of the jungle safely from the relaxing lodge.

Day 3:  Remote lakes of the jungle and Pink Dolphins

Awake to the sounds of birds. After breakfast enjoy a trip exploring three remote and pristine lakes to view birds, primates, and pink dolphins. In the afternoon, we will embark on an afternoon hike. Come evening we will take the boat for an after dinner cruise and explore the Amazon night!

Day 4: Giant water lilies, village, and canoeing

Off to explore the famous giant water lilies of the Amazon. So large, they can support a small child! There is also a good chance to see the pre-historic Hoatzin birds. In the afternoon, we will visit an authentic Indian village. Once there, you will have the opportunity to trade for many hand-made crafts if you wish. In the evening, we can take some canoe lessons in authentic dug-out canoes.

Day 5: Macaws and Caimans

A lengthy jungle cruise to see some beautiful macaws and other birds. The afternoon may consist of a spear-fishing demostration by local hunters. Once dark, we will take the boat out to look for caimans hiding along the river banks.

Day 6: Medicinal plant hike, Piranha fishing (optional), and Shaman Ceremony

A morning rainforest hike that will feature some medicinal plants found in the area. This hike will be led by a nearby shaman (medicine man) who is a local expert on the plant life in the area. In the afternoon, you have the chance to fish for piranha! That evening the local shaman will perform a traditional ceremony for all to experience!

Day 7:  Return to Iquitos

After breakfast, we enjoy a guided jungle hike. Then we embark on a scenic journey back to the city of Iquitos.

4 days itinerary

 

Day 1: River Cruise and Amazon Yarapa River Lodge

Enjoy a hearty breakfast, ground transortation to Nauta, and then board our main transport boat that will take you far up the Amazon river and eventually to the Yarapa river, a remote tributary of the Amazon. Once at the Amazon Yarapa River Lodge, enjoy a lunch and orientation. An afternoon excursion into the rainforest is planned. After dinner, enjoy the sounds of the jungle safely from the relaxing lodge.

Day 2: Remote lakes of the jungle and Pink Dolphins

Awake to the sounds of birds. After breakfast enjoy a trip exploring three remote and pristine lakes to view birds, primates, and pink dolphins. In the afternoon, we will embark on an afternoon hike emphasizing the medicinal plants found in the area. Come evening we will take the boat for an after dinner cruise and explore the Amazon night!

Day 3: Giant water lilies, village, and canoeing

Off to explore the famous giant water lilies of the Amazon. So large, they can support a small child! There is also a good chance to see the pre-historic Hoatzin birds. In the afternoon, we will visit an authentic Indian village. Once there, you will have the opportunity to trade for many hand-made crafts if you wish. In the evening, we can take some canoe lessons in authentic dug-out canoes. After sunset, we can take a night-time boat ride in search of caimans!

Day 4: Macaws and trip back to Iquitos

After breakfast, we will embark on a jungle walk to see some beautiful macaws and other birds. We will then have a delicious lunch at the lodge. The afternoon will be consist of the boat ride back to Nauta and then ground transportation to Iquitos. In Iquitos, you will be transferred either to your hotel or to the airport.