Yanayacu is separated from the Amazonas by an isthmus, making it the perfect place for piranha fishing! though many other types of fish are abundant here such as tucunares, doncellas, cunchis etc.And if you are not into fishing, the sight is also terrific, with many types of fauna that can be appreciated from armies of giant ants, to birds, and monkeys and primates.
The flora of the region is also a sight to behold: giant trees such as the lupuna (ceiba) or constrictor vines.
Back at San Juan de Huashaldo for a lunch with foods typical of the region, and some story telling time. You won’t believe some of the myths and stories from the region. (Make sure your guide tells you the story of the pink dolphins!)-After lunch we will visit a local rescue center for wild animals. Here you will be able to observe some of the beautiful animals of the rain forrest in recovery and getting ready to be released back into the wild. Some common guests at this rescue center are: Boas, sloths. monkeys of various kinds (maquisapas, choro, huapo, pichico), coatis, tucans, parrots among others.
We continue our journey back again on the Amazonas towards Barrio Florido, a small village where they use some very traditional methods to grow paiche, the fish that feeds the local riverside population.
And Barrio Florido is also the place where you will be able to appreciate the beautiful Victori Regias, or giant jungle floating lilipads.
With the Victoria Regias we bid goodbye to the jungle and we take on our journey back to Iquitos.