AM: Reception at the International Airport Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta in Iquitos or from the hotel previously mentioned, and drive to Nanay Port. This tour is estimated to last aproximately 30 minutes. During this journey, the guide will talk about the customs and stories of the Amazon Rubber Boom.
At Bellavista Nanay’s Port, we will board the boat slider and sail along the Nanay River and the Amazon River, as well as appreciate the latter as a natural wonder.
Moreover, we will observe the “Meeting of waters”, a wonderful sight in the Amazon given by nature, which consists in the meeting of two flows of water that are brought together. However, they do not mix, but instead run in parallel. These rivers are the Amazon River, with its light-brown-colored water, and the Nanay River, with its dark-black-colored water. The reason why these rivers do not mix is due to their density. Besides the “Meeting of waters”, it is frequent to see gray or pink dolphins.
Following our tour through the Amazon River, we will visit the “Fundo Don Pedrito”, located in the Barrio Florido community. There, we will be able to see three ponds: the first one with piranhas, the second one with lizards and turtles, and the third one with paiches, the biggest fish in the Amazon. In addition, the Victoria regia or Victoria Amazonica can be also found here, as well as alligators, parrots and motelos, a huge mythological turtle that carries a piece of the rainforest on top of its shell. You will also have the opportunity to have a great time feeding these animals.
We continue our journey through the rivers Nanay and Momón. We will visit the serpentarium, owned by a riverside dweller that possesses a great collection of animals of the area, such as boas, anacondas, snakes, monkeys, wildcats and sloths. In this place, we will have the chance to be really close to them, take pictures and spend fun moments to keep in our memories.
Later on, the reception and welcome to the Amazon Rainforest Lodge with fruity refreshments of the region will take place. Then, the guide will explain the activities, give a brief orientation about the bungalow and the main facilities the lodge has.
We’ll enjoy a delicious lunch in “The Hungry Monkey”, the Lodge’s restaurant, after the guide’s explanation.
Free afternoon: We will relax in the swimming pool, the water slide, the hot tub, the lookout that affords an amazing panoramic view, just like the balcony. From the latter, we can see the Momón River, the transiting boats and the wild birds.
After dinner, the guide will recount myths and legends part of the tradition that is spontaneously transmitted from generation to generation. We will also listen about the
Yacuruna, which is the spirit of a magical man, the most important of the rainforest; the Sachamama, a gigantic and solitary boa that lives in swamps; the Tunche, a spirit that enjoys terrorizing people, but is neither good nor bad; the Chullachaqui, a mythical creature of the rainforest; the Runa-mula, a creature that wonders in the nights of full moon; the Bufeo Colorado or “pink dolphin”, an enchanted creature that transforms itself into a nice man; the Urcututo, a giant owl that lives in the trees’ canopy; the Tanrilla, a small and pretty heron; the Chichua, a nocturnal sparrow hawk.