No traveler can avoid getting into the vast jungle side of Peru. The three main names are Tambopata, Iquitos, and Manu. Have you ever heard those mystical names before? If not, read our smart traveler short guide on the best Amazon 3-day tours with View Peru.
What can you do in 3 days of Tambopata activities?
First of all, if you have not ever been to the jungle anywhere in the world, get surprised by the new environment since your first wake up in your lodge or hotel. Disable your alarm clock because guacamayo parrots or other birds will wake you up to get ready for thrilling days!
You must start with Sandoval Lake, it is going to make you awe. To reach this paradise, you need a 30-minute boat trip, in which you can spot different Amazonian plant species and a short trek to finally reach the lake. Have some time for pictures and try to spot giant otters on the surface!
Other excursions will amaze you with a family of guacamayo parrots in the Colpa de Loros area! These beautiful birds stand together in a colorful natural show. Of course you can not take them home but be quick to capture them in a lovable photo!
What has Iquitos for you?
A 3-day tour in Iquitos can combine luxury, nature, and exoticness. A classy stay in the exclusive DoubleTree by Hilton will be such a treat that includes massages, a welcome cookie, and charming suites with views of Iquitos’ Main Square.
The biggest city on the Peruvian side of the Amazonas offers two main attractions. A peaceful walk by the portside of Iquitos, having the calming river by one side and the bustling locals on the other. Pubs, restaurants, and ice cream shops are the best places to safely have a try of modern jungle cuisine close to the hotel, and the eclectic Belén Market, a source of new flavors, people, and views not for the heart-fainted ones.
In case you chose a more intrepid path, a boat will be waiting for you once you get off your plane. After some kilometers from the airport, the Amazonas River will welcome you before you get to a comfortable lodge in the middle of the tupid rainforest. Activities in the lodge include visiting a native community to learn about their clothes, language, food and art, and fishing in the Momon River. Once the sunlight is over, it is time to feel the secret side of
the jungle in a night walk by secret spots.
In addition, if you are lucky enough, your tour guide will call you to join a quieter adventure:
- looking with your own eyes the beautiful pink dolphin.
- Receive the Knowledge of Manu.
We strongly recommend bringing binoculars and a travel journal because Manu is the ultimate destination for wisdom seekers. First, there are more than 1000 different bird species registered, and having an ornithology specialized tour guide, your journal will be an authentic explorer record. 223 mammals and more than 200 trees also have stories and science to learn from.
This side of the Amazon jungle also offers a wonderful time swimming in the river, the best way to get refreshed after a hike in the forest. You will also visit animal rescue centers in which biologists work to increase the population of endangered species such as butterflies, monkeys, or reptiles.
No matter which location in the Amazonian forest you choose, your 3-day tour will be an unforgettable experience. What are you waiting for? Pack for the best adventure with View Peru!