Amazonia Wildlife Adventure
Amazonia Wildlife Adventure

Amazonia Wildlife Adventure

8 days

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Discover the natural wonders of the Amazon as you explore the Tahuyao Reserve

Surround yourself in a million acres of protected jungle wilderness on the incredible Wildlife of the Amazon Tour. Your tour guides will escort you through the rainforest trails and waterways as you discover all the sights and sounds this nature reserve has to offer.

You’ll stay at two different eco-lodges, one of which is even further into the jungle wilderness. From both these spots, you’ll be able to choose which of the activities you’ll want to include in your custom itinerary. You can canoe down the lakes in search of monkeys, caiman, and dolphins, and hike in search of colourful frogs, giant trees, and an endless array of birds. Everywhere you turn, a new kind of animal is waiting to be found- this is a nature lover’s dream. Spending a week immersed in the incredible natural beauty and biodiversity of the Peruvian Amazon is the experience of a lifetime!

Highlights of the Amazonia Wildlife Adventure

See the one-of-a-kind wildlife of the Amazon, from pygmy marmosets to tree sloths to countless species of bird.
Climb a ropes course and soar through the rainforest just like the local monkeys do.
Participate in the Saki Monkey Project and help conservationists with their important research on this adorable monkey.
Stay in two different wilderness lodges that are situated in the heart of a pristine biological reserve.


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Amazonia Wildlife Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 Travel from Iquitos to Wilderness Lodge

To start your tour, you’ll be picked up from either the airport or your hotel. Enjoy the boat ride up the Amazon, and see if you can spot some of the first wildlife of the trip on the way to your lodge.

You’ll arrive in time for an evening excursion and leisurely dinner.
Overnight Location: Wilderness lodge in Paraiso
Meals: Lunch, dinner

Day 2 Choice of Activities in the Amazon

For the next few days, you’ll be able to choose how you’ll explore the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve. You’ll be escorted by your expert guides on all your activities so that you can make the most of your time in the Amazon.

Choose to hike into the forest behind the lodge and look for wildlife such as monkeys and marmosets, or hike into “frog valley” to search for poison dart frogs. There are opportunities to canoe on Lake Tapaje or take a boat to Lake Charo to find the famous pink dolphins.

Other possibilities are the Canopy Experience to familiarize yourself with the upper canopy, fishing for piranha, and visiting a native village to meet with a shaman.
Overnight Location: Wilderness lodge in Paraiso
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Choice of Activities in the Amazon

You’ll have today to continue to choose from all the incredible activities around the lodge.
Overnight Location: Wilderness lodge in Paraiso
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Choice of Activities in the Amazon

With so many activities to choose from, make sure you choose wisely as it’s your last custom activity day by the lodge!
Overnight Location: Wilderness lodge in Paraiso
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 to 7 Travel by Boat to the Remote Research Center

Today you’ll leave the lodge by boat and travel 15 km upriver to the research center. This lodge is nestled in a pristine forest, undisturbed by man except for those staying at the center.

Here you’ll have incredible wildlife viewing opportunities as you hike through their trail system that consists of over 100 kilometres of walkable path. Check out the nearby lakes in search of caiman and endangered river otters, then participate in the centers' Saki Monkey Project! Your photos may help identify if the local Saki monkeys are a new species or an existing species that have never been seen before in this area. You could be helping science more than you know.

In the evening, it’s time for dinner and rest.
Overnight Location: Research Center in Paraiso
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Return to Iquitos

Today you’ll spend a long day on the water, as you’ll be heading back to the main lodge to board your transfer boat to Iquitos. Enjoy the ride!

Back on dry land, your transfer will bring you to the airport in Iquitos or to your hotel.
Overnight Location: None
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

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Amazonia Wildlife Adventure Price and Dates

This guided wildlife tour in the Peruvian Amazon is run as a custom tour for your group and the price per person is fixed. Note that shorter or longer versions of this tour can be arranged- inquire for details.

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 1+: $1,695 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Amazonia Wildlife Adventure

This tour is based in wilderness lodges. Both lodges offer private, comfortable rooms nestled on the jungle's edge. At the research center, there are shared bathroom facilities.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
There is no supplement required for solo travellers on this tour.

Hotels on Standard Tour

The Tahuayo Lodge in Paraiso (wilderness lodge)

Immerse yourself in the jungle surrounding you at this rugged wilderness lodge. It's built on stilts and offers a comfortable refuge during your stay.

Amazon Research Center Peru Lodge (wilderness lodge)

This is a small but cozy lodge. You’ll have the chance to see much more wildlife as the nearest hint of civilization is miles away.

What’s Included in Amazonia Wildlife Adventure?


7 breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 7 dinners are included.


Accommodations for 7 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage and to and from the airport and throughout the tour as needed is included.

Also Included

  • Expert jungle guides
  • Customized guided excursions
  • Jungle gear such as boots
  • Camping equipment
  • Wifi
  • Entrance fees
  • Conservation fees
  • Port taxes and the like

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights to and from Iquitos
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Visas if required
  • Personal equipment
  • Fees not mentioned as ‘included’
  • Gratuities for tour guides, drivers, and servers

Frequently Asked Questions about Amazonia Wildlife Adventure

For the best in Amazon adventure, look no further than Amazonia Expeditions. Since 1981, the Amazonia team has been providing travelers with lifelong memories of the western Amazon. In Peru’s celebrated Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve, they are the only licensed operator, offering exclusive access to one of South America’s most biodiverse regions. Boutique lodges along the Tahuayo River are the perfect home from which to explore the mighty rainforest. With a team of expert English-speaking guides leading the way, there is no travel dream they can’t realize. Each journey is tailored to your goals and preferences, making Amazonia Expeditions a fantastic choice for your next great adventure.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 2/5. You have the ability to customize your excursions during this tour to suit your desired level of activity. Even so, staying in rustic accommodations in the Amazon can be a challenge, and it’s recommended that travellers be comfortable in nature and rugged conditions to get the most out of this tour.

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