Public Question Asked by User61221 about Iquitos
We would like to see the canopy walkway at the research centre
We would love to see a little of the amazon including a trip on the river, walk in jungle/canopy walkway and local people but only have a few days (4) and not enough money to stay at explorama lodges etc. We are happy to pay for the walkway tour at the research centre but cannot afford big hotels. Can it be booked seperately? We have limited Spanish/2 of us are from Philippines so have some old Spanish. Please can you help and give prices etc.
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Answered by Mercedes Torres Novoa , Magdalena del Mar, Peru
The Amazon River originates more than 5000 meters, in the Nevado Mismi (Arequipa) and through extensive tropical forests in a journey of approximately 4500 kilometers.
He has more than 500 rivers that are navigable tributaries, an average depth of 50 meters and a width that varies between 4 and 6 km. Much of his current tour is not defined, but is formed by a group of small channels that form a network of canals with numerous islands.
It is the most abundant of the world, forms a huge network of rivers only by their size and wealth, and was discovered in 1542 by the Spanish Francisco de Orellana.
It is more accessible from the city of Iquitos and the area is the Tourist Corridor in the Amazon River, which offers a great biodiversity of flora and fauna and is carried out expeditions in various cruises, including visits to the source of the Amazon River and the Book National Samiria Pacaya.
Some of them reach the border area of Colombia and Brazil. It is also possible to visit the ethnic communities of people Boras, and Yahuar Witoto of Pucaurquillo and some rural communities.
In the vicinity you can find shelters ecotourism for everyone, both for those seeking a comfortable (air-conditioning) for those willing to enjoy an extreme adventure. This oasis in the midst of the vastness of the forest represent the starting point for treks to recognize medicinal plants, visit to native communities and birding expeditions. On the other hand, you can do a walk through the canopy Walkway or bridge on the top of trees, from which one can appreciate the beauty of the Amazonian fauna.
Answered by Alfonso Coronel-Zegarra , Lima, Peru
A good and cheap way to do what you want is to fly to Iquitos and ask around for the canopy walk also for the river trip...there are many options in Iquitos the jungle capital of Peru and the amazon river...enjoy your trip!!!
Answered by Jean-Jacques Decoster , Cuzco, Peru
Try Murano Travel http://www.muranotravel.com/i-b-iquitos.php
PS:I'm sure your old style Spanish will do just fine,
Answered by Mike Wilson , Tarapoto, Peru
Actually Iquitos tends to be quite expensive and it is a misnomer that it is the only gateway to the Amazon. An alternative would be to fly into Tarapoto (50 min. from Lima) and travel to Yurimaguas a port town on the rio Huallaga which is a major tributary of the Amazon river (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yurimaguas). It is possible to drive (3 hours) or fly (30 min.) to Yurimaguas from Tarapoto. The entire area is far less expensive than iquitos and if you are looking for an authentic and affordable trip to the Amazon, this is where to start. There are a variety of tours available here (ayahuasca, cultural, wildlife, adventure, etc.) and you can go all the way to the research center by boat if you want. I live here in Tarapoto (from the US) and I can recommend contacting Selva Tours Viajeros at www.selvatoursviajeros.com (ask for Maria), or contact me directly and I would be happy to help. And yes, I agree, your "old" Spanish will work just fine. Cheers and happy travels. Mike
Answered by Merli , Surco, Peru
Hi, You can go to iquitos and go to "Bellavista" where you can rent a boat and go to "Barrio Florido" and ask for the sir Leocho Cora, he will help u, he has a fish farm, parrots, cocodriles and so on (it costs about less than 20$ outward journey) and you can also walk in the jungle. My family was there last year, watch this link, its my family in iquitos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DQjI9JEvL0. I hope i can help you.
Answered by Antoine George , Cusco, Peru
Iquitos is quite expensive. I would recommend you to go to Puerto Maldonado if you can. Closer to major attraction in the south of Peru and cheaper.
See Estancia Belo Horizonte, very good program and very cheap.
Answered by Erick Bulos , Lima, Peru
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Day 1 / Cusco – Puerto Maldonado
Board your flight to Puerto Maldonado, upon arrival, be welcomed by the Inkaterra staff in the site Butterfly Farm. Afterwards, land transfer to boarding wharf to begin rainforest experience in a 45-minute boat ride along the Madre de Dios river. At arrival in Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica lodge, you’ll be briefed on general topics. Settle into your beautiful shack and be ready for lunch in the dining room. Enjoy a siesta and a refreshing tea time. At proper time we will take you to a guided walk along the trail system in the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica natural area. First night, Twilight River excursion / Afternoon cocktails followed by dinner served in the main dining room from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Retire early or join us to talk about your first day experience of life in the rainforest. Overnight at the Lodge.
Day 2 / Puerto Maldonado
Rest in bed or rise early, breakfast begins at 5:30 a.m. to avoid the heat and enjoy nature; Full buffet . This day starts with a visit to the Sandoval Lake an excursion into the Tambopata National Reserve. Return to the Inkaterra lodge for lunch; After lunch – take Inkaterra Canopy Walk if you prefer, extend your excursion to appreciate the sunset from one of the towers. Back to lodge enjoy cocktails in the main dining room or during the daily nature presentation in the Eco-Media Center. Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m., overnight at the Lodge.
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Enjoy a full breakfast before departure, a 45-minute up stream boat trip on the Madre de Dios River to Puerto Maldonado. Visit Inkaterra Butterfly Farm and then continue to the airport to board your return flight.
Includes: Round trip flight ticket to Puerto Maldonado from Lima or Cusco, accommodation, 3 daily meals, group guided tours in English mentioned in the itinerary with all entrance fees, transportation sail and ground between the airport and lodge.
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Answered by Mercedes Torres Novoa , Magdalena del Mar, Peru
Of course you can book separated everything, you can get very cheap accomodations $10 a day per person and you have to fly directly from the airport in Lima to Iquitos to save time then you'll have 3 days in Iquitos for canopy walking, etc.
Try, don´t worry about your spanish, everywhere here in Peru you'll find people that speak English.
Answered by Anibal Paredes , Lima, Peru
If you budget is short, go shopping around in Iquitos and bargain direct with the tour provided. You will get a good deal. Booking through travel agents in the internet will always be far more expensive. Lots of commisions, intermediaries in between rise the price considerably.
Answered by Renny Gamarra Loaiza , Cuzco, Peru
$330 each person sounds good to you? for a similar itinerary that you mentioned
Answered by Oscar Cruz , Lima, Peru
Actually,I'd say there are many good options, It would be so helpfull if u take some help in Iquitos contacting a localyter who live there, he would make the trip easier! good luck!
Answered by Isabela Gomez , Iquitos, Peru
Well, explorama is the unique lodge that has a canopy walkway, but I recommend you to ask for some info in: www.amazonrex.com .They have an excellente lodge, located 2hours from iquitos city and have mixed jungle programs with canopy walkway.
Answered by Claudia Rosa Feria Valverde , Lima, Peru
If you want to have a real adventure trip on the Amazon Jungle and enjoy one of the few Natural Reserves on the world, I can help you with that. I can offer you a real adventure trip with a canopy walk, zipline, tree climbing, river trip searching for caimans and a comfortable lodge surrounding by a amazing view of the jungle. Just write me back to email@example.com so I can give you all the details and the price of the trip. I can give you a special price.
Answered by Ricardo Carpio Polack , Cusco, Peru
3days=300$each. all inc.
Answered by Belisario Gensollen , Lima, Peru
you can have other jungle experiences near lima, pls check san ramon and chachapoyas, is near lima and is beatifull, I hapened to know pi when I was a sailor
Answered by Stefan Austermühle , Miraflores, Peru
Sorry - cant help you on this one - but in case you are comming by Lima and are interested in scuba diving, whale watching, dolphin watching or birding I would recoment to contact Nature Expeditions www.nature-expeditions-peru.com
Answered by Roberto Carlos Gutierrez Vasquez , Chorrillos, Peru
The western Amazon rainforest, found in Peru, is known to have the greatest diversity of flora and fauna found in the world.
Biologists refer to this region as the "green paradise" of the Amazon forest. Within this region there exist exceptional national parks and reserves that contain excellent Amazon wildlife viewing experiences.
Located in northeast Peru is the Reserva Comunal de Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo. The Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo was designated a reserve by the Peruvian government in 1991 to protect the range of the rare Red Uakari monkey, an orangutan-looking monkey with a bright red face. Subsequent scientific research has found one of the world's richest variety of plants, amphibians, reptiles and birds.
Tahuayo River Amazon Research Center (TRARC):
A long-term conservation initiative undertaken in consultation with government offices in Iquitos (Loreto, Peru) and in collaboration with Chicago’s Rainforest Conservation Fund, Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Tahuayo River Amazon Research Center accommodations: private bungalows with shared bath facilities. Rainforest trail access to the Dolphin Lake, one of the best wildlife areas.
Optional Jungle survival:
With an expert Indian guide you will camp in the rain forest for first-hand experience in:
1. Construction of lean-to.
2. Construction of fire.
3. Sources of pure water.
4. Sources of food.
5. Raft construction.
6. Natural Mosquito repellents.
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8. Survival Medicines
Venomous snakebite--piripiri leaves (Cyperus articulatus)
Venomous insect--curarina bark (Potalia amara)
Fever--sanango root (Sanango durum)
Disinfectant--pichirina sap (Vismia angusta)
Field dressing--fiber inside bark of machimango (Ceiba species)
Antiparasitical--oje sap (Ficus antihelmintica)
Dysentery or gastrointestinal distress--hierba luisa leaves (Cymbopogon citratus)
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