BIRDWATCHING TOUR WITH MUYUNA LODGE
4 DAYS-3 NIGHTS
The Peruvian Amazon Rainforest groups more than 2,000 species of birds and 250 aquatic species; this number increases seasonally with migratory birds from Patagonia and North America. For this reason, we thought that it was necessary to give it the importance it deserves, making a particular program to observe birds with the help of expert guides in the area. There is no other paradise in the world like the Amazon River, for lovers of bird watching. In the company of our specialized bird guide, you will visit the different habitats (floodplain forests, mainland forests, and islands), making the Muyuna Lodge birdwatching tour the most complete in the entire Amazon River. Also, you can take regular tours to swim where the dolphins are, observe monkeys, sloths, alligators, and other activities, at no additional cost. Ornithologists from all over the world visit and recommend us, including Peter G. Kaestner, one of the best 5 in the world.
Day 01: LIMA-IQUITOS-MUYUNA LODGE
Upon arrival in Iquitos. Our driver will transfer you from the airport or hotel in Iquitos to our office for ckeck in. Later, we will go to our port to travel 140 Km in 3 hours in one of our boats, heading to Muyuna Lodge. During the tour, you will observe local villages and pink dolphins that will accompany us during the course.
Upon arrival at the lodge, we will receive you with local fresh fruits juice, and we will help you with your luggage. Then we will introduce the staff and provide you with important information such as room distribution, food menus, excursions, and they will give you a book about the animals you can see during your stay in the Muyuna.
Then you will have lunch, rest and prepare for your first excursion in wich you will observe the immense variety of the Amazonian flora. You will also see the smallest monkey in the world, the lion monkey. If you are lucky you will see the howler monkey, whose roar can be heard from miles away.
Afterward, we will return to the lodge for dinner an rest. Sleep with the symphony of the jungle at night and get ready to get up early as the next day we will continue with the adventure. (Lunch, dinner included)
Day 02: EXPEDITION IN SEARCH OF PIURI-YANAYACU RIVER BIRD WTCHING TOUR-EXCURSION TO SEE NIGHT BIRDS
Early in the morning, we will make a expedition to a remote forest to see the already famous Piuri (wattled curassow/crax globulosa).
It is critically endangered bird that can only be seen in Peru and in the Muyuna Lodge Areas.
In the afternoon we will go to the mirror lagoon to observe one of the most beautiful sunsets. While you enjoy the greenest sunset of your life, you will take boat ride on the Yanayacu River, in search of more species of birds; such as parrots, macaws, jacanas, kingfishers, herons, seedbeds, flycatchers, anteaters, tinamous, pigeons, screechers, ducks, cormorants, and more.
Finally, we will return to Muyuna for dinner and prepare for the last excursion of the day. We will travel by boat in search of alligators, nocturnal birds, and mammals. On this excursion on nocturnal birds, you will heard the deafening sound of silence. You will observe night herons, bats, owls, hawks, among others.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner included)
Day 03 LONG WALK OBSERVING FAUNA-CANOE EXCURSION TO LAGUNA CORRIENTILLO- NIGHT EXPEDITION INTO THE JUNGLE
After breakfast, if your physical condition and the river water level allow it, we will do six hours long walk. In case we cannot walk, we will perform the activity by boat. Your guide will explore the jungle with you and help you observe birds such as chachalacas, hummingbirds, cuckoos, woodpeckers, and more. Here we are not only see bird, but also insects, a variety of monkeys, butterflies, and if we are lucky, we can see an anaconda crossing the road.
In the afternoon, using small canoes, we will go o the Corrientillo lagoon in search of species of birds in that area, different from Muyuna. You will be able to see the white-throated toucan, macaws, herons, orioles, hawks, chiefs, cormorants, anhingas, vultures, anteaters, hawks, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, among others. Your guide will tell you interesting facts about all these animals.
Finally, at night, we will take a short and last walk to see the remaining nocturnal birds. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner included)
Day 04: EXCURSION TO THE AMAZON ISLANDS-TRAVEL TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AMAZON RIVER-OBSERVATION OF THE VICTORIA REGIA-TRANSFER TO IQUITOS OR TO THE AIRPORT FOR FLIGHT TO LIMA
Early in the morning, you will visit the islands of the Amazon to observe endemic birds such as the white-bearded sword-tailed bird, the anteater, rive foal, the fetive parrot, dotted hummingbird, woodpeckers, red and white thorn-tailed bird, black tailed anthill, and the black and white anthill.
Later, we will take you to the other side of the Amazon River to see different birds of the high part of the jungle, such a cushuris and swallows. Also we will see wild pink dolphins playing around the boat.
On the way back to the Muyuna Lodge, you will see the largest aquatic plant in the world, the Victoria Regia. After lunch, your tour ends and we will take you back to Iquitos in our boat, and then drop you at the airport or hotel in one of our private vehicles. (Breakfast, lunch included)
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