Thank you so much for your reply! We try to figure out what to do and what to leave out and it’s not easy! :) When you were in Iquitos did you do one day tours into jungle or did you stayed in the the jungle overnight?
We stayed 1 night in Iquitos and then stayed at a lodge (about 1.5-2hours by boat) for 2 nights. We had 3 days to get acquainted. It was plenty for us to get a feel for the area. The kids enjoyed seeing the animals, fishing for pirhanas, and doing a canopy tour. The adults enjoyed the dolphins.
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Thank you so much for your info!
Happy to help! When booking our flights, there were no direct flights between IQT and CUZ. So, for us, that meant flying from Cuzco to Lima to Iquitos in the same day. Leave plenty of time for delayed or canceled flights. Our flight leaving Cuzco was delayed by 2 hours. Our flight leaving Iquitos was delayed by 3.5 hrs. And (months before we had even arrived in Peru) our original flight from LIM to IQT had been canceled and we had to rebook. Best of luck, and have a great time!
Plenty of time to visit the mountains and the Amazon River,
for your Iquitos trip, consider a dedicated company like www.otorongoexpeditions.com also known as the Amazon River Lodge, situated furthest downstream from Iquitos 100km where the Napo River Joins the Amazon to make the widest part close to Iquitos.
There it is possible to do all activities related to jungle/Amazon River.
The best part about it is you will be supporting local conservation initiatives and local economy.
Again thank you for all the information. I’m still confused what is my best option since I’m not going to visit amazon many times in my life. So I saw some expeditions to Pacaya Samiria park is this a better option the a jungle tour in any eco lodge? I’m waiting for any further recommendations!
Hi would appreciate if you could share your itinerary