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Yanayacu Communal Reserve – 4 Days Experience

The Yanayacu Communal Reserve is located in the Peruvian Amazon, 45 km from Iquitos. It is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet.
This communal reserve is a protected nature reserve, isolated and surrounded by jungle, where you can enjoy a time of tranquility and a unique experience in the Amazon

Enjoy your stay!

icon clock Duration: 4 daysicon altitude Altitude: 120 m / 393.7 fticon sleep Accommodation: Lodge
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Day 1: Visiting Boras Community, Viewpoint, Fishing Tour & Nocturnal walk

A representative of our Travel Agency will pick you up from the Iquitos International Airport and bring you to our office in Iquitos.

You will have a briefing about the tour, our services, what to do and what not to do in the jungle, as well as some important tips.

After this short overview, you will be transferred to the Nanay pier, where we will board a typical boat called “Pamacari” or on a slide depending on the river season, which will transfer you to the lodge.

On the way to the Nanay River and the Momon River, which are the tributaries of the Amazon River, you will visit the Native Community of the Boras, where you will have the opportunity to share with them their customs, dances, and typical crafts.

Then we will continue our journey until we reach the tourist viewpoint, which has a height of 30 meters, raised on the highest part of a hill in the Independence community, from there we can see the majestic Amazon River in its splendor.

After that, we will arrive at the Amazon Yanayacu Lodge, where you will enjoy a natural fruit drink. While you’re drinking your delicious smoothie, your guide will give you a brief orientation of the lodge and then show you your room. Here you can relax for a moment until lunch is ready.

You will be served a delicious lunch before we continue our journey.

Then, we will go on an artisanal fishing tour, where the most experienced fishermen will feel the thrill of fishing for piranhas (serraselmus nattereri) and other varieties of fish. You will be able to take some amazing action photos of the fishermen.

Afterward, we will return to the lodge where you will have a tasty dinner.

At night, the more adventurous will have the opportunity to participate in a nocturnal walk around the lodge to look for and observe tarantulas, fireflies, small alligators, and other nocturnal species of the Amazon jungle.

Overnight in the Lodge.

Day 2: Birdwatching, Ethnobotanical Walk, Visit to Amazon Trapiche, Amazon River Swim & Nocturnal Boat Ride

Early in the morning, we will start the bird-watching tour to observe the birds that feed on the banks of the Yanayacu River or in the surrounding plantations. We will be able to observe species such as the Tuki (Jacana Jacana), Kingfisher (Ceryle-Torquato), Coto Gavilan or Black-necked Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis).

After the birdwatching, we will return to the lodge for an energizing breakfast.

Then we will start an ethnobotanical walk, for approximately 2 hours accompanied by our expert guides. During the tour, they will teach you how to identify medicinal plants such as cat’s claw, sangre de grado, copaiba oil, and gigantic trees like the Lupuna ́ (Ceiba Pentandra) whose dimensions make it possible for more than 25 people to surround them.

Moreover, you will be able to listen to a vast amount of different bird species such as the Rinahui (Cathaites-Aura) and the Tihuacuro (Monasa-Atia), amongst many others.

Hereafter we will return to the lodge in order to have a tasty lunch.

In order to digest properly, we will visit a rustic Amazon “Trapiche” or stamping mill. We will take a boat that will take us to San Juan de Huashalado where we can find one of the last traditional stamping mills. We will be shown how the inhabitants of this area process sugar cane extract using a handmade “Trapiche” and produce fermented sugar cane juice, which after a certain storage time becomes liquor. You will learn how the typical alcoholic beverages of the region are made and taste the variety of exotic regional drinks made from sugar cane liquor and molasses; you may be even able to purchase a few bottles of this exquisite liquor.

10 minutes from the town is the majestic Amazon River, where you can swim in its warm waters and spend some time enjoying the spectacular and unique landscape.

During summer, on the banks of the Amazon River, we will find some small islands where you can enjoy an excellent bath and mud treatment for the skin in this fabulous natural spa that the jungle has to offer. Don’t forget your bathing suit.

Moreover, with some luck, you will be able to observe the unique and marvelous pink and grey river dolphins that only live here in the Amazon. Let yourself be mesmerized by their elegance and beauty. Then, we will return to the lodge to have dinner.

After dinner, we will make a nocturnal boat ride through the creek called “José caño” to enjoy the magical sounds of the jungle at night. Observe the business of the wildlife at night and catch some great views of the night sky with some astonishingly good sights of the star constellations.

Hereafter we will head back to the lodge where you can enjoy some free time while we will serve you an exotic drink in our bar.

Overnight in Lodge.

Day 3: Yanayacu River + Monkey Island

After breakfast, you go out on our Full Day Adventure in the jungle, you will navigate through the Yanayacu River until we reach one of the arms of the Amazon River and visit “The Monkey Island” where the monkeys will be waiting for you to have fun and get some your attention, you go closely observe at least 7 species of monkeys, then you got to spend the day exploring the flora and fauna of the area and doing activities, our guide will take care of ordering the lunch.

Lunch at the home of any local or jungle camp type. Then you go to return and start a program of “vivencial tourism” that includes a visit to a riverside town, learning about the customs and traditions of the people.

Return to the lodge then dinner and overnight.

At night you will have an experience of Legends and Stories based on Amazonian mythology told by the


Overnight in the Lodge.

Day 4: Animal Sanctuary + Airport Transfer

After breakfast, you go to visit a rescue center, the “Animal Sanctuary” where you can meet, see the famous Anaconda, the largest water boa on planet earth, the Matamata tortoise. The lazy bear, exotic bird species: Toucan, parrots, among others.

Then you go to return to the Lodge for our farewell lunch, proceed with the Check-out, and leave for the “Fundo Pedrito” where there you can see, observe the famous royal victory, the largest ornamental plant in the Amazon, there you got to have the opportunity to meet and feed the paiches, lizards and piranhas. Return to the City of Iquitos.

Transfer to the Hotel or Airport.

End of services



  • 03 nights of accommodation at Amazon Yanayacu Lodge with full meals (03 Breakfasts, 04 lunches, 03 dinners). Self-service buffet.
  • Water – Coffee – Tea – Milk available.
  • Ethnobotanical hike.
  • Rubber boots for excursions.
  • Entrance to the main tourist attractions.
  • Viewpoint of Amazon
  • Swimming in the middle of the Amazon River.
  • Night boat ride.
  • Night walk.
  • Search for Pink Dolphins.
  • Observation of Royal Victories.
  • Bird watching tour.
  • Artisanal fishing tour.
  • Visit to the Pedrito Farm.
  • Visit the kingdom of giant trees.
  • View to the trapiche (Elaboration of brandy).
  • Visit to the Boras Native Community.
  • Visit a river village
  • Visit Monkey Island.
  • Visit to the Animal Sanctuary (sloth bears, toucans, macaws, prehistoric turtle called mata-mata and the famous boa constrictor or anaconda)
  • Visit to the Community of San Juan de Huashalado.
  • Optional one night of Camping in the Yanayacu ecosystem.
  • Bilingual guide specialized in jungle (English – Spanish)
  • River and Land Transport
  • Transfer from the Airport / Lodge and vice versa


  • Drinks in general: Soft drinks and / or liquors.
  • Tips to porters at the airport and / or staff.



  • Plastic rain cape.
  • Raincoats
  • Flashlights
  • Rechargeable batteries.
  • Binoculars.
  • Insect repellent with a high% DEET.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Canteen.
  • Light cotton clothes.
  • Jeans.
  • Long-sleeved shirts, socks and cotton polo shirts.
  • Moisture resistant shoes
  • Rubber boots (we toast at the Lodge)
  • Essential swimwear.
  • Windbreaker jacket (sometimes the temperature drops considerably when it rains or on boat trips)

More Information

How is the city of Iquitos known?

Also known as, the capital of the Peruvian Amazon, Iquitos is the largest metropolis in the Peruvian jungle, as well as a very important river port.

What is the City of Iquitos like?

Iquitos, in the Peruvian Amazon jungle, is a remote destination that you can only get to by plane or boat. A city that will catch you with its exuberant nature and with all the mysteries that the jungle hides.


The climate of Iquitos is very warm, excessively rainy and oceanic. The average annual maximum and minimum temperatures (period 1950-1991) are 31.4°C and 21.8°C, respectively.

What to visit in the City of Iquitos

  • Monkey Island.
  • Walk through the city of Iquitos.
  • Belén neighborhood.
  • Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures and Iquitos Amazon Library.
  • Amazon Rescue Center (CREA)
  • Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm.

When is the best season to travel to Iquitos?

To visit the Amazon of Peru, it is best to travel between June and November, in the dry season. The temperatures will be more pleasant, take into account that it will have a high percentage of humidity.

What is the most important river in the jungle?

Amazon River, the largest and longest river in the world.



We have price alternatives that accommodate all budgets, prices per person, expressed in US Dollars.

Make your quotes and reservations by email [email protected], you can also communicate with one of our sales executives at the telephones detailed below, we will be happy to assist you.

Phone – WhatsApp: +51 969 787 221
Phone – WhatsApp: +51 986 994 218


To start the reservation process, please send us the following information:

  • Name and surname:
  • Passport number:
  • Nationality:
  • Date of Birth:
  • Phone:
  • Very important – We need the address and information about the hotel that you are staying at, in the city of Iquitos, to be able to pick you up at the time when the tour starts

To confirm reservations it is required to pay 50% in advance and the other 50% can be paid upon arrival at your destination.




  • All rates for our Peru Packages are expressed in US dollars (subject to currency exchange rates) and are priced per person
  • The rates for Peruvians only include VAT
  • All our rates are subject to availability and circumstances
  • Children under 2 years and 11 months are considered INF (babies) and are not permitted on this tour
  • Children from 3 to 10 years and 11 months are considered DCC (child) and thus eligible for special rates and obliged to share the room with their parents
  • Children over 11 years old are considered adults
  • Minors must travel with an identity document
  • Rates do not apply to holidays, Easter, long weekends, national holidays, Christmas, or New Year

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