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4 Day Chullachaqui Eco Lodge Tucan Safari in Iquitos, Loreto

Chullachaqui Eco Lodge, Raymondi 138, Tamshiyacu, Peru

Tucan Safari in Peru

Amazonian Trips and Chullachaqui Lodge invite you to their comfortable and cozy lodge where they are committed to the preservation of the Amazon, practicing and promoting sustainable tourism. Rain forest excursions and nocturnal hikes, birdwatching, canoeing, pink dolphins and caimans spotting, as well as a local village visit, enjoying sights of Victoria Regia and the beautiful Amazon sunset are all in store for you.

Key information

  • Group and private safari possible, rates will vary depending on this
  • Minimum group size: 1 person
  • Maximum group size: 15 persons
  • Children policy: Children are allowed as participants starting from 6 years old
  • Starting point and ending point: Iquitos
  • English speaking guide

Highlights

  • Permanent guide
  • Excursions in the jungle
  • Jungle hike to look for caimans, sloths, iguanas, and monkeys
  • Cruise along the Amazon River by peke-peke boat to spot pink and gray river dolphins
  • Transfer by private transport from the airport or hotel
  • Water transfer in slider included
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

Styles


4 activity days
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
Airport transfer included: Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Lounge

You will be accommodated at Chullachaqui Eco Lodge. The lodge offers beautiful views of the Rio Tapira and the surrounding rain forest. Large fully screened windows and high pitched roofs create a cozy, comfortable rain forest home for the guests.

They offer two types of sleeping rooms: rooms with private bathroom facilities (Casa Oropendola and Casa Colibri) and rooms with shared bathroom facilities (Casa Tapria).

An informal sitting room is located in the Casa Tapira and offers a place for the guests to gather. The inviting hammock room provides an area to relax and take in the spectacular surroundings in complete comfort, being a favorite of both guests and staff.

The communal comedor is spacious and offers guests an opportunity to enjoy the delicious regional Chullachaqui cuisine, while discussing their exciting adventures of the day.

There is no electricity in the lodge as they prefer to provide a more natural experience. However, they do have a small generator for charging batteries, laptops, etc. Night illumination is provided by kerosene lamplight, providing a magical ambiance. Water for all bathroom facilities is provided by an on-site well.

Casa Oropendola and Casa Colibri

Casa Oropendola and Casa Colibri cabins are nestled along the jungle’s edge. Each cabin has three spacious rooms with rain forest views and private en-suite bathrooms. Each room has the capacity to accommodate up to six guests.

Casa Tapira

Casa Tapira is the main entrance to the lodge and also houses six of the newest rooms. Quaint and economical, these rooms overlook the Rio Tapira and offer shared, fully functional bathroom facilities, located directly across the hall from the sleeping rooms. Each room can comfortably sleep two to three guests.

Hammock room

A favorite of the guests, the hammock room offers a spectacular 360° panoramic view of the river and surrounding rain forest. It is fully screened on all sides to keep bugs out. There are plenty of cozy hammocks for relaxing, a book exchange, and a veranda overlooking the river that offers a nice spot for birdwatching from the lodge.

It is a perfect refuge where you can relax, read a book, take a nap, or enjoy listening to the symphony provided by the resident birds and other creatures of the rain forest.

Program

Day 1: Travel to Chullachaqui Eco Lodge, rain forest excursion, and nocturnal hike

Depart from Iquitos and travel 97 kilometers (approximately two hours) up the Amazon River to Chullachaqui Lodge, located on the banks of the the Rio Tapira, a small Amazon tributary. During the trip, you will have the opportunity to see spectacular scenery along the mighty river and to observe how local people live and make a living along the Amazon.

Arriving at lodge, you will have a brief orientation with your guide. Afterwards, you will have lunch and following lunch an afternoon excursion is planned to show you the local flora and fauna and teach you about medicinal plants of the rain forest. Dinner will be at the lodge. After dinner, enjoy a nighttime excursion to spot insects, amphibians, and nocturnal animals.

  • Meals: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Birdwatching, canoeing, pink dolphins, caiman spotting

Birdwatching along the river in the early morning is planned. Enjoy an Amazon sunrise and have breakfast at the lodge. After breakfast, cruise along the Amazon River by peke-peke boat to spot pink and gray river dolphins. Lunch will be at the lodge.

In the afternoon, a jungle hike to look for sloths, iguanas, monkeys, and many other jungle creatures is planned. Dinner will be at the lodge, then, after dark, you will go caiman spotting along the river.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3: Local Amazon village, giant lily pads Victoria Regia, Amazon sunset

After breakfast, a visit to a local Amazon village community is planned, to learn about the culture and lifestyle of the local people living in the rain forest. You will learn how they live and work, which includes growing papaya, bananas, manioc, and other typical products of the region. Lunch will be at the lodge.

After lunch, a hike to a nearby local lake is planned to see the giant lily pads Victoria Regia and search for animals and birds in this area. Upon returning to the lodge, you will have an opportunity to enjoy a beautiful Amazon sunset. Dinner will be at the lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4: Oxbow Lake and swimming

Today, you will go to a beautiful remote jungle lake to enjoy the remarkable biodiversity of this area. You will take a picnic lunch and spend the morning at the lake, enjoying the beauty and serenity of the area. Following lunch, you will prepare for the return trip to Iquitos. Once in Iquitos, you will be transported to your hotel or the airport.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Location

Chullachaqui Eco Lodge is located in primary rain forest along the banks of the Rio Tapira, a tributary of the Amazon River. You will travel along the magnificent Amazon River, 97 kilometers up river from Iquitos (about 60 miles and a two-hour speedboat ride), to reach this jungle paradise.

Distances

  • Iquitos - 2 hours

Features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Swimming

General

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Hammock
  • Lounge
  • River

Food

During your stay, you will be provided with lunch and dinner on the first day and breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the following days. The communal dining room is spacious and offers guests an opportunity to enjoy the delicious regional cuisine as a group, where they can dine and discuss their exciting adventures of the day.

The lodge offers regional cuisine that includes fresh fish, chicken, vegetables, salads, fresh fruits (some are grown on-site), and a variety of freshly made juices. They also offer vegetarian dishes. Please be sure to indicate you are a vegetarian at the time you book your trip.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Iquitos day trips and other excursions

Amazonian Trips provide many opportunities to see Iquitos and the surrounding areas by providing day trips. These tours can be combined and tailored to provide the experience you want. Tours can be as short as a few hours or can encompass the entire day. A few of the Iquitos sights are listed below.

  • Iquitos Amazonian Museum (Museo Ethnográfico)
  • Municipal Museum of Natural History
  • Camu Camu Art Gallery (featuring the art of Francisco Grippa, a Peruvian artist from Pevas)
  • Belén Market
  • The Bora and Yagua villages
  • IMET Botanical Gardens
  • The Malecon (boulevard)
  • Plaza de Armas
  • Allpahuayo – Mishana (white sand forest)
  • Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm and Animal Orphanage
  • Port of Bellavista (Nanay River)
  • Quistococha Zoo and Lake
  • Manatee Rescue Center

Pacaya Samira National Reserve

They also organize camping trips to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. They can create custom tours just for you. Just tell them what you want to see and they will make it happen.

What's included

  • Excursions in the jungle
  • Permanent guide
  • Water transfer in slider
  • Transfer by private transport from the airport or hotel indicated
  • Boots
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • 3 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Air ticket
  • Consumption at the bar (alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, etc.)
  • Personal expenses and other items not mentioned in this program
  • Taxes at the airport

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport (IQT). Transfers from and to this airport are included. Amazonian Trips and Chullachaqui Lodge will pick you up from the airport.

Pick-ups and drop-offs from your indicated hotel or other airports are provided, as well. Kindly let Amazonian Trips and Chullachaqui Lodge about where you would like to be picked up / dropped off.

Arrival by ferry / boat

Transport by boat is available from Pulcallpa to Iquitos, taking from four to six days.

Airport: Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport Airport transfer included: Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.
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Pricing information

For 1 person booking on shared occupancy basis the price is 400 USD per person.

For 2-4 persons booking on shared occupancy basis the price is 300 USD per person.

For 5-14 persons booking on shared occupancy basis the price is 220 USD per person.

For 15 and above persons booking on shared occupancy basis the price is 180 USD per person.

Special discount

Children between 6 and 14 years old are eligible for a special discount of 50% per person.

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