Ayahuasca Tour in Iquitos
04 days / 03 nights

The ceremony starts at 10:00 pm. and it is directed by the master shaman who takes a sit with the participants making a circle. The place has to be semi-dark and silent. The shaman starts the ceremony ICARANDO (smoking and blowing) the beverage with the smoke of Mapacho (Nicotina specie) asking for permission to the Almighty and the spirits of the plants to start the ritual. The effect of the hallucinogenic beverage is shown 20 to 30 minutes after drinking and the trance lasts approximately from 2 ½ to 3 hours. .

Ayahuasca Tour Iquitos

Ayahuasca Tour Iquitos

ITINERARY:
Day 01 : Lima / Iquitos /Heliconia Amazon River Lodge (L, D)

Reception at the luggage claim area of the Iquitos International Airport, where our staff will be waiting for you. Then we will take you to our operative offices in Iquitos where we will give you an orientation of our services in accord with your program. Afterwards, we will take you to the Bellavista Port, where we will use one of our speedboats to take you to the Heliconia Lodge along the Amazon River. During this boat ride you will have the opportunity to observe the convergence of the brown turbid waters of the Amazon River with the dark waters of the Nanay River. You will enjoy the impressive jungle landscapes with the rustic small houses of the riverside towns. A visit to a native community is also scheduled in this part of the boat ride to the Lodge. In this community you will have the opportunity to hear about their way of life and to see their customs, dances and handcrafts. After a 1.5hrs boat ride you will arrive to the Lodge where our staff will welcome you with a complimentary and exotic jungle drink. After check in, you will have lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon you will start with the first excursion: a jungle hike into the Yanamono Reserve, which is a primary rainforest reserve, for approximately 2 hours accompanied by your expert guides, they will be able to identify several botanical species such as heliconia flowers, medicinal plants and giant trees such as the White silk-cotton tree (Ceiba Pentandra) whose dimensions are so big that 25 persons can circle it holding their hands. During this excursion you will also see several birds species such as the Turkey Vulture (Cathartes Aura), Black Fronted Nanbird (Monasa-Atia), etc., and with a little luck you will be able to see small monkeys such as marmosets (saguinus fusicollis) , and the Titi Monkey (Callicebus Mollock Mollock) and the squirrel monkey (Saimiri Boliviense).Return to the lodge for rest and to have some free time. After observing the Amazon Sunset, you will take a night boat ride to a stream, if the river is high enough, or along the Amazon River where you will enjoy the magical sounds of the jungle, the light of the moon or, if it is a clear night, you will observe the stars and constellations. Dinner at the lodge. At a scheduled time you will Meet the Shaman who will explain you the Ayahuasca Ceremony and its effects.

Day 02: Heliconia Amazon River Lodge (B, L, D)

Early birdwatching tour. You will start very early going by boat to one of the several streams (if the water level allows us). We will be looking for birds such as the Tuki (Jacana Jacana), Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle-Torquata), Black-Collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis), etc. Return to the lodge, where a delicious breakfast will be waiting for you. After a little rest we will take a small fishing trip into small tributaries of the Amazon River. The most daring can try for fishing Piranhas. During this excursion you can also have the opportunity to look for the famous Pink River Dolphin (Inia Geoffrensis). Return to the Lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you will also be able to see the very impressive giant Victoria Regia plant (Giant Water Lily) on the lakes inside the Yanamono Island (if the water allows us). At night the adventurers can hike around the perimeter of the Lodge to look for tarantulas, fire flies, bats and other jungle nocturnal animals. Dinner (Our customers participating in the Ayahuasca Ritual will have a special dinner). At 10:00 p.m. Beginning of the Ayahuasca Ritual: In a specially selected place for this event. The ritual may last until sunrise depending on the number of persons.

Day 03 : Visit to a Riverside Town (B, L, D)

After breakfast, you will visit a native village where you will have the opportunity to hear and see their way of life. During this excursion you can also have again the opportunity to look for the Pink Amazon River Dolphin (Inia Geoffrensis) and fish piranhas. Return to the Lodge and rest. Dinner.

Day 04: Iquitos / Lima (B,L)

After breakfast, you will visit a place where we will have the chance to taste the different drinks made from the sugarcane using rustic techniques. Return to the lodge. After lunch, you will check out and then go back to your Iquitos Hotel or Airport.

NOT INCLUDED :

Hotel in Iquitos or Lima
Beverages: juices, sodas, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.
Flight tickets Lima/Iquitos/Lima
Tips.
Hotel in Iquitos.

INCLUSIONS:

03 nights at Heliconia Amazon RiverLodge with all the meals included (03 breakfasts, 04 lunches and 03 dinners).
Hiking excursions into the jungle.
Night boat ride along one of the several streams of Yanamono or the Amazon River.
Pink Amazon River Dolphin’s watching tour.
Victoria Regiaflower watching tour.
Bird watching tour.
Rustic Fishing tour (No proffesional)
Excursion to see how sugarcane rum is made.
Visit to a riverside town.
Ayahuasca Ceremony
All ground river transportation.
Shamanism session as described.

PRICES:

Prices from US$ 582.85 (per person based in double occupancy)

RECOMMENDATIONS:

For the lodges, it is recommended to take a small suitcase or a backpack. We have a storage room for your convenience in our offices in Iquitos.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Programs may vary according to flight arrival / departure changes or weather conditions. For this program we recommend to take morning flights to Iquitos and your returning flight to Lima in the afternoon.
Departures from Iquitos to Heliconia Lodge: just in the morning ( max. 09:30 am) Departures from Heliconia Lodge to Iquitos is at 13:30 pm.

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