Iquitos Jungle Tours

Gerson is a young man from a small village by the name of Puerto Miguel, on the bank of the Ucayali River, about 260 km south of the city of Iquitos. He grew up there with his family working for many different organizations, but all of which were run by people from outside of the jungle. Now he has moved to Iquitos as his principle home base, offering people from out of the country an authentic, real jungle experience, from a local man who will take you to his hometown which will be used as a home base briefly at the house of one of his Family and experience the Junge Life.

What's Included?

* Full Transportation: airport pick-up, taxi, and river boat.
* The company is liable for any other means of transport to secure the clients safely back to Iquitos on the agreed date.
* Accommodation in Private bungalows with Private Bathroom and Shower, including mosquito nets, towels and bed linen.
* All meals throughout the expedition, including fruit, Bottle drinking water, Rubber boots, Flash lights (Recommended to Bring Your Personal Flash Light), Binoculars to use when wildlife spotting, Camping equipment, Wet-weather gear.
*We recommend that you bring your own flashlight and/or waterproof clothing for your own personal use, but these will be available at the facilities.

Duration

5 days

Destination Covered

Iquitos

Best Suited

All, Budget, Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Kids, Luxury, Solo travellers
Our Activities:
* Jungle Hikes,
* Monkies Species and Giant Trees (Ceiba Tree )
* Wildlife ,Butterflies, Insects and Bird Birdwatching,

We get up early to appreciate the dawn of the Amazon jungle and observe the
different species of birds: Macaws, Tucan, Hoatzin and Horned
Screamer,The view is wonderful, all the birds gather in search of
their food.

* Medicinal Plant Knowledge,
We will start our morning trek through the jungle. During our tour we will learn to identify the diverse flora and fauna, as for example the different species of monkeys and giant trees like the Lupuna (Ceiba Tree). We will learn about the medicinal plants that the locals use for disease lactation, including the
traditional aphrodisiac beverages and its healing power that are made from the corners and roots of the trees. Then our guide will give us an experiential class of how to survive in the jungle and how to use
what nature itself gives us for our benefit, just as a local person would. Also, let's look for some Tarzan lianas to have fun simulating your movements! Finally, we will take the walk to collect some typical
lasagne foods, such as palm heart and mushrooms that we will eat at lunch.

*Camping and Expeditions Outside

*Survival and jungle skills, We will make our second walk activity in the Peruvian Amazon,
through the jungle to ensure that we have seen the variety of flora and fauna as well as ensuring that we have learned the most important survival techniques.

Here you will have the opportunity to ask the guide any questions that
you have not been able to ask before. If we have time we can even learn the technique of fishing with spear on the banks of the river

* Spotting / Swimming in the Amazon River with River Dolphins, We leave by boat to the Amazon River where we can bathe and enjoy its fresh water. It is very probable that the pink dolphins are present very close to us, without taking care to keep our distance without touching them since they are wild animals. Let them get close to us, not the other way around! Then we make a brief stop on the banks of
some tributary river to be able to treat us with mud. We wallow in the mud to absorb the nutrients and minerals that it possesses. Also, we will enjoy other healing benefits: releasing the body from stress and
anxiety, relaxing muscles, moisturize skin and eliminate toxins. Finally we will finish the day watching the beautiful sunset of the Peruvian Amazon from our boat.

* Canoeing and Fishing for Piranhas, We prepare for the artisanal fishing,in this opportunity we will learn to fish piranhas in the dark tributary rivers of the Amazon. If we succeed, then we can have dinner the fearful piranhas we have captured! Then observation of the Sloths, Before nightfall, we will take a short boat trip to a lake where we will be able to appreciate the majestic Victoria Regia, the queen of aquatic lilies. We will probably appreciate some white flowers on their first day of flowering, to turn pink on their second day. This imposing plant of lakes and marshes can grow up to 2 m in diameter and is known for its immense circular leaf that is a symbol of strength and magnitude.

* Night time Jungle Trips:
Canoeing, Night Fishing with Spear, Machete and Caiman Spotting

* We'll pull out our lanterns and walk through the jungle at night in search of tarantulas, scorpions, snakes and giant frogs! We will witness the enchanting transformation of the jungle into a dark environment, where nature takes on a different character and nocturnal creatures come to shine. We will be able to differentiate a completely different range of fauna from what is usually found during the day, listening to the magical sounds of insects, birds, cats and owls

*Visit to the Community to meet the Local People to trade some Handicrafts, We will visit a native community located in Puerto Miguel, town where Gerson Pizango and his relatives grew. Here we will have the opportunity to learn and observe their way of lives on the banks of the Amazon River. We will appreciate their homes, construction types, schools, churches and interacting with the inhabitants, learning about their farming and fishing techniques. We will observe their customs and traditions, understanding their natural and austere lifestyle. The people in the jungle are very cheerful and welcoming, they like to share their culture with foreigners, especially children, who enjoy playing sports. Many families work doing crafts and then sell them. Here we will have the opportunity to
buy typical stuff from the Peruvian Amazon! Then we will meet Pablito, the cute sloth. Pablito grew up with the community since he was still a baby, since then he has never wanted to leave, sometimes he can get lost in the jungle for a few days but always returns to the community. He is very affectionate with people, so we can hold him and play with him.

We don´t have a set program or schedule, so we are open to hear your special wishes and requests.
The program may vary, depending on seasons and weather conditions and their effect on water level of the rivers throughout the region.

Programs are flexible and we can customise them to your personal requirements, we guarantee that you will be oriented and fully assisted.
What to Bring:
* Long Trousers and Shorts.
* Light Coloured Long Sleeve T-Shirt, No Black Colour.
* Camara, Film and Extra Batteries
* Mosquitoes Repellent
* Sunblock
* Swimsuit
* Hat or Cap
* Refillable Plastic Bottle or Canteen

For Further Information or to book a tour fill the following form:
Phone and Whatsapp: (+51) 965-013-225
Mail: info@curuhuinsitours.com / amazonguidanceservices@
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References

Keith Tagman
From ,

I toured with Gerson in 2012 with two families. There were 5 adults and 6 children under 12. Our families are very well traveled and this trip to the Amazon was fantastic.

Gerson and his staff work very hard to put together a great experience. We stayed for 6 days and there was more than enough to do. Fishing, boating, jungle hikes ann more.

The facilities are nice (think Gilligans Island) and the food was always tasty. It is definitely a great experience!

Jan 14, 2014