9:45 We take on our first hike into the virgin jungle to observe animals in their natural habitat: small monkeys (locally known as pichicos), army ants, different kinds of amphibians, curious insects, and reptiles.Varillales are tall and slender trees that accomodate to a soil poor in nutrient, they are specific to the white sand jungle of Allpahuayo Mishana, and also a sight to behold.During this hike we will also visit the lagoons formed by Aguaje Palms which suck water from the subsoil forming shallow and picturesque bodies of water.
Five hours of expedition, crossing different topographies, with the adequate equipment and with the company of our very experienced guides will be an unforgettable experience in your trip to IquitosAfter lunch at the lodge, we will visit the Manatee Investigation and Rescue center. This institution is dedicated to rescue manatees from irresponsible hunters. At the center they focus on giving them the proper nutrition, and reconditioning them to go back into their habitat.
The younger manatees and baby manatees are placed in a focalized areas specific for meeting their nourishment needs, and visitors are welcome to help feed them.So you can too bottle feed a manatee, that is unless, your heart melts first.
After saying goodbye to the manatees and the jungle, there is an oportunity to sign up to the rescue center newsletters, as well as to give them a donation (this is not mandatory by any means).
16:30 We take on our journey back to Iquitos.