Our lodge on the Tahuayo River has access to a great variety of ecosystems that we can explore as well as many native communities downriver. There are sufficient English speaking native men and women guides so that each person can go at their own pace and according to their interests. This is ideal for people who do not want to be stuck with a large group on a pre-set itinerary.
You can choose a photographer’s pace, a soft pace or a ruggedly adventurous pace. You can concentrate more on birdwatching, canoeing, canopy exploration, fishing or native culture. You can be active before breakfast or well into the evening.
Families can have a private guide who specializes in working with pre-teens or young teens. Special itineraries are available for marriages, honeymoons, anniversaries, and other special occasions.
There are many facilities, offered by no other tour operators, to give you unique experiences in exploring the rainforest. One example is the canopy zipline system. Many companies have canopy walkways or towers, but only with Amazonia can you actually fly from tree to tree, with nothing underfoot except a hundred feet of rainforest. Another example is the newest in underwater hydrophonic technology, to allow guests to actually listen to the communication of pink dolphins and other aquatic animals. Pink Dolphin (Fernando Trujilo, Fundacion Omacha) Tourists with passionate interests in primates, orchids, native culture or other subjects may request to participate in scientific studies sponsored by Amazonia Expeditions. For tourists interested in conservation research we have a trail grid behind our research center where we find 40 troops of primates representing 12 different species. Click on Tahuayo River Amazon Research Center for more information.
Arrive to the lodge, introduction to your guide(s) and assignment of cabin. Afternoon and evening excursions.
Swimming with pink dolphins, flying through the treetops on a canopy zipline, visiting native villages
Research Center lodge. Hiking Primate conservation trail.
Return to main lodge, continue excursions.
Day 1: After clearing baggage security in Iquitos Airport look for our staff, wearing tee shirts with our logo. Our boat will take you upriver for two hours on the Amazon River, then another two hours upriver on a tributary, called the Tahuayo River, to our lodge. Orientation to the lodge, introduction to your guide(s) and assignment of cabin. Afternoon and evening excursions.
Day 2 & 3: Jungle excursion.
A great variety of activities are offered from our lodge in and around the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve. Examples are swimming with pink dolphins, flying through the treetops on a canopy zipline, visiting native villages or having a session with a native shaman, visiting manakin lek, hiking to pygmy marmoset trees, canoeing into hoatzin rookery, etc. Every day your guides will post a variety of day and half day trips you can choose from. We can also customize your itinerary according to your needs and interests at no extra charge..
Day 4 & 5: Research Center lodge. Hiking Primate conservation trail grid (the best opportunity to view monkeys in the Amazon), swim in Dolphin Lake, camping options for longer trips, etc.
Day 6 & 7: Return to main lodge, continue excursions. We can also customize your itinerary with a private guide. There is no extra charge for a private guide or for an itinerary customized according to your pace and interests.
Camping trips in the interior of the reserve, with all gear provided or jungle survival training are also offered for the adventurous traveler, at no extra charge (we recommend an extension of 3-7 days for these adventurous itineraries).