These creatures are very playful and notoriously sneaky. If the weather is warm you may swim with them, or simply enjoy the view and the amazing unfolding sunset. Either way, a prize is given to whoever brings back the best dolphin photo.
- After dinner back at camp, we set on our first night expedition: a hike to the swamps in the search for aligators and other night creatures guided by our experienced guides and our flashlights. A thrilling and unforgettable experience.
- Back at camp, time to sleep surrounded by the thousands of night sounds of the magical rain forest.
- On the second day of our adventure, we wake up super early at dawn (6:00). After breakfast, we take a boat up river to watch monkeys and primates, in addition to birds such as parrots, eagles, hawks, tucans, garzas which come to the shores to feed and hydrate during the early hours.
- Ashore on the rain forest, we begin another hike into the jungle.On this different route we observe the Amazonian flora. Strangling plants, giant Wimbas, climbling tropical vines, as well as a plethora of medicinal plants. Our guides, who possess a vast knowledge in botany and etno botany will deliver a introductory course on the variety of uses for different plants as well as some survival techniques (don’t worry, there is no homework).
- Upon return to camp, time to eat and rest. Swim time, hammock time.
- Around 15:00 we leave our camp to visit a riverside community, the Kukama. Here you can learn about their traditions, food, work, life style, and craft through social interaction.note: it is not mandatory to purchase any good from the Kukama, but it is a gratifying experience to meet natives of the Pacaya Samiria reserve and learn their world view which translates in their crafts.
- We leave the Kukama community we pick a creek. It’s time for piranha fishing! And possibly more, these rivers are abundant with fish such as tucunares, catfish, pavones and other varieties. On our way back to camp, we again behold the magnificent sunset, as get as get another chance at taking that prize-winner dolphin-jumping picture.
- Do you like story time? What about stories about a man with a goat’s foot, orphans becoming birds, and a pink dolphin who shapeshifts into a
handsome fella’ in order to seduce the ladies of Iquitos? What if we told these are all stories that people actually believe? On our last night in the jungle, we tak a boat to our last hike. On the way our guides will recount the fascinating myths and stories of the jungle. And feel free to recount stories from your culture as well! or not.
- On our last night hike, we will look for nocturnal insects in their habitats. Tarantulas, scorpions, mantis can be observed. And these are also dwellings for snakes, colorful frogs, giant toads, rodents, night monkeys, salamanders among others.
- Return to camp, time to sleep.
- Breakfast at dawn
- Guided birdwatching tour at the Yarapa river shores and its afluents. A great variety of birds are observed at the unfolding of dawn in the search of food riverside. We take on our last hike at the mouth of the river and we say our goodbyes to the forest.
- On our way back to camp, we dock for one last small walk to visit the dwellings of some of the smallest mokeys of the world (pigmee marmoseette). And boat ride to appreciate the floating Victoria Regia.
- Back at camp, we have lunch, and prepare for our trip of return. Time for one last swim, or fishing session, about 14:30 we take journey back to the city of Iquitos.