12 nights / 13 days £2150 (US $2600)
I look forward to January like a Turkey looks forward to Christmas so I’m really excited to be going to the Amazon Rainforest in January in January 2024 – come with me.
This trip will be an immersive experience in the world’s largest, most biodiverse rainforest – we will arrive in the extraordinary city of Iquitos – the world’s largest city that is inaccessible by car and spend the night in the city centre before setting of the following morning over 100km downstream to a remote lodge where we will base ourselves for five nights with multiple excursions by foot and by boat in search of wildlife, after five nights we will return to Iquitos and head over 100km upriver towards the Pacaya- Samiria Reserve where we will spend another five nights before heading back to overnight in Iquitos and leave the next day.
We will be immersed in the wildlife of the world’s greatest river, accompanied by expert local guides we hope to see sloths, squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys, marmosets, river dolphins, poison arrow frogs, caiman, river otters, anacondas, macaws, extraordinary birds, giant waterlilies, orchids, ferns, palms & tarantulas. We will canoe through the flooded forest, visit native communities to learn about their customs and cultures, drink rum in a wild distillery, learn about medicinal plants, swim in lakes and the Amazon River, go for night walks and see the stars, trek and camp out in the rainforest, fish for piranhas. The days, and indeed nights, will be packed with activities, however as we will be based out of two lodges activities will be optional.
Day 1- 12th January – arrive and relax at the hotel. Free time to explore the city/lounge by the pool/sleep
Day 2- 7 – We go over 100km East down the Amazon River for five nights in the first lodge,
Day 7-11 – We go back to Iquitos and travel over 100km West up the Amazon river towards Pacaya-Samiria for five nights.
At both lodges there will be the possibility to trek and/or canoe to a remote camping site for a night or two
Day 12 – We return to Iquitos and overnight, hopefully with some freetime to explore the city
Day 13- 24th jan transfer to airport and back to cold and miserable UK
Cost $2600 approx £2150
1/transfer from and to the airport,
2/accommodation & breakfast in Iquitos
3/accommodation, all food and drinking water on the amazon
1/Lunches/dinners in Iquitos
2/flights – currently available form about £600 return