9:00am departure from Maniti Expeditions office in Iquitos city to arrive in the port town of Nanay (Bellavista), where the Rio Nanay meets the Rio Amazonas. After departing by boat we will travel downriver 70km (about 2-hour). During the riverboat trip we will have a great possibility of seeing caimans, turtles, herons, pink river dolphins, snakes, and many other species of flora/fauna along the riverbank.
Monkey Island is a small island about 15 minutes from the Maniti Lodge which shelters a large number of monkeys in their natural habitat. During your visit on the island you will have the unique opportunity to observea wide variety of monkeys that include: Sloth, Goeldis monkey, Tamarin monkey, Capuchin monkey, Yellow-Handed Titi monkey, Masked Titi monkey, Cebidae monkey, Wooly monkey, Squirrel monkey, Spider monkey, South American Coati monkey and many more! Along with the various species of monkeys you will have to opportunity to see very large Anacondas, Boas and the very unique and rare Amazonian mata-mata turtle. At Monkey Island we will also see alligators, turtles, toucans, macaws, parrots, etc.
Dolphin watching session at the camp where we will have the unique opportunity to see the pink freshwater dolphin. If we are lucky we will also have the chance to swim with them on the main Amazon River. In the evening we will go on a nocturnal nature hike to see what types of species can be seen (lizards, snakes, spiders, monkeys).
Overnight at Maniti Lodge
We will begin our day early, waking up in time to see the sunrise over the Amazon River and then we will leave the camp to go on a animal observation excursion (via boat) where will have the opportunity to see pairs various types of flora and fauna. Afternoon fishing excursion via boat with opportunity to see piranha, catfish and other species of fish. Viewing of Victoria Regia the largest freshwater aquatic plant in the world. After sunset we will go on an excursion via canoe to spot caimans.
Overnight at Maniti Lodge
Early morning jungle hike where we will have the unique opportunity to see a vast number of monkeys, birds and many other wildlife in their natural habitat. We will also see and learn about various types of Amazonian plants. Departure from Maniti Lodge with destination Iquitos City. Visit with a local native Indian tribe to learn and observe about history and their customs. Upon arrival to Iquitos we will visit the market of Beln. Private Canoe ride through the floating market of Beln located on the edge of the Itaya River. Transfer to airport/hotel and end of the service.