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3 Day Iquitos Amazon Jungle Adventure at Heliconia Lodge

3 Day Iquitos Amazon Jungle Adventure at Heliconia Lodge

By VIPAC Travel
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Ages 1-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 3 days
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Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English, Spanish

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • Two nights' accommodation at the Heliconia Amazon River Lodge
  • Bilingual English- and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Jungle hiking tour
  • Night boat tour
  • Bird-watching tour
  • Fishing tour
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Other lodge services
  • Alcoholic drinks

    Pickup details
    • Arrival flight: Take a LATAM or Sky flights arriving to Iquitos before 09:00 hrs. Departure flight: We recommend to take flight departing to Lima after 17:30 hrs.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • C.F. Secada Airport, Iquitos Peru
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5243IQHELICO

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Arrival flights must arrive before 9 am for transportation
      • Recommended to bring a backpack or small suitcase with only essential items
      • Programs may change according to flight arrival/departure changes or weather conditions.
      • Departure flight must be after 5pm to ensure there is enough time to travel to the airport from the lodge
      • Lodge is a tourist lodge located on the banks of the Amazon River 80 km from the city of Iquitos via river.
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This Eco Amazon Lodge doesn`t have air conditioning and wifi. Enjoy the ecosystem.
      • Facilities: pool, buffet, hammocks, rubber boots.
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

      • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

      How much is 3 Day Iquitos Amazon Jungle Adventure at Heliconia Lodge?
      3 Day Iquitos Amazon Jungle Adventure at Heliconia Lodge price starts from $469.00. Discover and book 3 Day Iquitos Amazon Jungle Adventure at Heliconia Lodge on Tripadvisor
      What is the 3 Day Iquitos Amazon Jungle Adventure at Heliconia Lodge cancellation policy?
      3 Day Iquitos Amazon Jungle Adventure at Heliconia Lodge cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book 3 Day Iquitos Amazon Jungle Adventure at Heliconia Lodge on Tripadvisor
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      3 Day Iquitos Amazon Jungle Adventure at Heliconia Lodge is hosted by VIPAC Travel. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact VIPAC Travel on Tripadvisor. Discover and book 3 Day Iquitos Amazon Jungle Adventure at Heliconia Lodge on Tripadvisor
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      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5243IQHELICO

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      • VIPAC Travel
        Iquitos, Peru
        Joined in April 2011
      • LesleyYang
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience with a couple notes in the review
        The service is 5 stars with very attentive and one to one ratio of crew to guest. The food is the highlight with special attention to Peruvian and local ingredients. When the weather is good the excursion is also a lot of fun! We did the four days cruise they also offer longer ones. We had a great time and would recommend to others. However, because the experience is not exactly cheap you should be aware: - when the weather is not good meaning raining and it rains fairly frequent as you can imagine, the animals are NOT out and you do not have much to do onboard (the boat is not equipped with any entertainment) - it does not have like professor or other distinguished naturalists onboard. The guides are mainly local and offers great guidance to casual observers (us). However, if you are some avid animal enthusiasts I suspect you may find it a bit superficial - the rooms and indoor areas are perfectly comfortable but you will smell something in any area not fully enclosed or air conditioned (enter the doorway). There are some wears and tears of the boat but nothing to be concerned of - there will be bugs onboard so just be prepared. Kinda a package of the place - there is a 10% suggested gratitude (give or take) of your booking value so just be prepared
        Written January 20, 2024
      • jasonrP8088HT
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        An non-bank-breaker way to see the Amazon river
        After a 4:25 am flight from Lima and then a five hour wait at the Hilton Garden Hotel, we boarded a bus for a 2.5 hour ride to Iquitos where we boarded the boat. Staff was very pleasant. Food was average. Ordering wine with your meal involved someone having to running upstairs. Cabins were small and very basic but comfortable. It was a bit visually jarring when you turn into the hallway of rooms and see what for me are white aluminum, exterior door. The trip involved a number of daily excursions on skiffs which at first felt like a bit of a scam but then the monkeys,sloths, snakes, dolphins and piranha made a number of appearance. The guides were very knowledgeable…and chartty. If they had read the room, they have seen a punch of sweating, exhausted people swatting flies away but just the moment “let’s turn around and watch more pink dolphins.” The despair was palpable. .
        Written January 4, 2024
      • Bronwyn K
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Exquisite experience of the Amazon
        We had an incredible experience on the Amazon with the Delfin 1 crew. The riverboat itself is exquisitely furnished and luxuriously comfortable - and the food is delicious! The excursions from the boat were well-planned and interesting. We got to experience the Amazon in many ways - jungle walks where we saw a sloth, anaconda and tarantula, river skiffs where we saw lots of bird life and monkeys, swimming and kayaking in the Amazon and visiting local communities. Our guide (Denis) was highly knowledgeable, warm and always flexible in accommodating everyone’s needs. This was a special trip which we will remember forever.
        Written November 4, 2023
      • Mobile61183781487
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing Amazon Adventure
        We just returned from a cruise on the LaPerla. The size and cleanliness of the boat, the friendly and knowledgeable crew, and the Amazonian experience was all truelly memorable. We visited villages and learned a lot about their cultures/traditions. We were fortunate to see many pink and grey dolphins, sloths, anaconda, boa, bats, many birds, an assortment of monkeys, capybara (at a rescue), turtles, lizards, etc. Our guides were so knowledgeable and passionate of the Amazon and their culture. We learned so much and loved every minute of this Amazon vacation.
        Written October 30, 2023
      • 64Joanne
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Incredible, beyond amazing
        An amazing experience, truly incredible. The staff on the boat are so helpful, kind and nothing is too much trouble. Beckett and Carlos in the dining room along with Charles the barman serving drinks and the amazing 5 course meal in the evenings. The dining area was always immaculate and the buffet breakfast and lunch and the served evening meal were of excellent standard and very yummy. Congratulations to the chef and his team. Robinson and Daniel were amazing naturalists. Their incredible ability to be able to see the smallest of insects or birds from a distance amazed us all. Their wealth of knowledge and great sense of humor helped to make my trip unforgettable. Marcos, the medic, was always on hand. When we went out on excursions , when humidity was high he was, there just in case. Continuously helping and checking that everyone was ok. Emily, the cruise coordinator, who made a difficult job look easy. Always with a smile, ready to help, and provide the best experience for every passenger. Karen who is the masseuse, her hands are magical. The room attendants who keep the rooms spotlessly clean and the beautiful flowers and animals that they surprise you with when you come back from an excursion are incredible talented. The two skip drivers who instantly fill you with a sense of security on the skip and their eagle eyes at helping to spot wildlife. The guys in the engine room and those who help to steer the Zafiro who never seem to tire. The Zafiro band, what can I say, GREAT entertainment. Finally, the most important member of staff, the Captain. Thank you for keeping us safe. Congratulations to all the staff on board and a big thank you to each and everyone of you. You all did a great job. You made my dream a reality and surpassed all expectations.
        Written October 29, 2023
      • 225jilln
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Luxury Amazon cruise
        Luxurious accommodation aboard Aria staying on the Amazon river and heading out daily on expeditions to see wildlife. Amazing food and service
        Written October 26, 2023
      • S7774JKkatiem
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Pure luxury, amazing food, wonderful spaces and the best way to see the Amazon!
        My sisters and I took our mom on the Aqua Nera as a surprise for her 80th birthday. We came home incredibly impressed and agreed it was indeed the trip of a lifetime. The boat is 6 star!! Huge, luxurious cabins with beautiful bathrooms and furnished like a modern, luxury hotel. 3 times a day housekeeping - including all laundry (back same day, folded). The staff on the boat were so positive, helpful and always went over and above. The wine and cocktails were fantastic - but the food was indescribable. Creative, fresh dishes using local ingredients and a chef that loved sharing the art of his craft. The spaces within the boat - especially the living room/bar were wonderful. Privacy when you needed it - but otherwise a social atmosphere with endless views. The outdoor spaces are well thought out and again offer something for everyone. The naturalists are fountains of knowledge and make the trip! They know where to take you, at what precise time and then bring the Amazon to life day after day. The staff also surprised us with cocktail and appetizers on a sand bar to watch the sunset our last night. What you are expecting - double it! We are already planning our next Aqua adventure! p.s. we never saw a single mosquito.
        Written October 21, 2023
      • 62erinl
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Trip of a lifetime
        What an amazing experience! I cannot overstate how much we enjoyed this cruise. The boat is beautiful and the staff are all amazing. Everyone went above and beyond to make the trip great. The nature guides were both extremely knowledgeable and fun. They want you to see and experience everything the Amazon has to offer. Every day has 3 excursions starting bright and early at 6am. Obviously you don't have to go on them all but we didn't want to miss anything. We saw pink river dolphins, monkeys, sloths, cayman, tons of birds. Even an anaconda! We went on the 8 day 7 night and I'm glad we did the full tour. The food was excellent. Breakfast and lunch are both delicious buffets and dinner is a 5 course meal. I think lunch was my favorite but they were all great. Again, the staff was super lovely and amazing. If you are on the fence about this trip, trust it and you will not be disappointed.
        Written August 19, 2023
      • murf1954
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A taste of luxury on the mighty Amazon
        This is a unique way to see the Amazon at its source near Iquitos, Peru. Cruise director Emily and a team of true experts on the flora and fauna of the region, naturists Robinson and Daniel, make the experience both educational and highly stimulating. On top of that, the Zafiro offers a culinary experience with elegant multi-course meals, enabling passengers to taste memorable food such as fresh Amazon fish and Peruvian desserts that are impossible to forget. All of the cruise staff we encountered are musicians, believe it or not. Joining the trip was easy by flying to Lima and meeting the tour group mid-morning at the Hilton Hotel in Iquitos. All transfers are arranged. We loved the whole experience!
        Written August 18, 2023
      • Nancy K
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazonia Cruise
        I have never in my life received the level of personal service that my bride and I received aboard the utterly beautiful Delfin II. The three, three course meals a day were “one better than the last”. Using only the freshest fish, and fruit, and vegetables, grown and caught in and around the River valley near Nauta, the Master Chef and his team turn out one masterpiece after another! Conversation is relaxed and convivial in the dining room, as you can’t help but keep one eye out for dolphins breaching nearby! The guides/naturalists, Sandro, and Jorge, & Javier infuse every outing with their own sense of wonder and excitement! They have walked these paths all their lives, and obviously love nothing more than sharing their knowledge, and their reverence for Amazonia. They were the perfect guides to open our rookie eyes! The housekeeping team seemingly worked around the clock! Every single time we returned from an excursion our room was put together in a perfectly unique way. Mario consistently created a beautiful Pisco Sour, and went well out of his way to make sure that my favorite beer, the Malta, was always chilled and available, while the team leader, Christian, facilitates a seamless experience, from bow to stern. We’d never signed on for a cruise before, but the beauty of the ship, and the country, the small number of passengers, and the quick, professional, personal, and empathetic service we received by way of the internet won us over. Without a doubt it was on the very short list of magical times we’ve spent together in our 44 years of marriage.
        Written August 15, 2023
      • DrLainey1
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An unforgettable trip!
        Aqua Expeditions reviews An incredible experience on the Amazon River! We did the 4-night expedition cruise on the Aria Amazon. It was a first-class trip that exceeded our expectations. The ship was luxurious and comfortable. The food was Michelin-star worthy and highlighted the bountiful flavors unique to the region. The crew could not have been more pleasant, eager to assist our every request and anticipated our needs. They had cold drinks and smiles waiting for us after hot days in the Amazonian sun, brought chilled towels during our jungle hike, and insect repellent and hand sanitizer always on the ready. Everything was included in the price (except alcohol, tips, and souvenirs - which is fair); it made travel planning so easy. We saw so many Amazonian animals that the crew went through a long list after just the second full day. Mammals, birds, reptiles, insects - all in the wild and in their natural glory. Our naturalists were incredibly knowledgeable of the animals, plants and region. They made the experience unforgettable, with their eagle eyes to spot animals, superpower quickness to catch predators for our education (and respectfully release them), and encyclopedic knowledge. They, and most (all?) of the crew, are from the local areas so their ability to educate us from their deep and personal understanding of the life, culture and people on the Amazon River was truly special. Their focus on sustainability was meaningful. We were very pleased with our trip - and are eager to try Aqua Expeditions’ other cruise destinations.
        Written August 11, 2023
      • gloriasL9675TP
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best trip ever!
        Bugs, no electricity, cold water showers and we had the best time of our life!! Everyone was wonderful! The dining staff was so eager to please and the food was different for every day and meal and totally delicious. You couldn’t go hungry there! The room was perfect with the sounds of the jungle and the hammocks to rest on, on the porch! Fresh water and towels everyday. But the absolute best was our guide, Edgar. He could not have been more accommodating for our group of ten family members. When we were late getting there our first day, we told him we wanted to do EVERYTHING! And he managed to work everything in, along with two kayaking trips, two fishing for pirrhana trips. No one could have worked harder to please us. His knowledge of all things, Amazon, was beyond belief! From our sunset boat tour, to our daytime and night time boat excursions, daytime and night time hikes in the jungle, spotting pink dolphins and swimming in the Amazon River! And a medicinal plant hike. I could never name the number of animals and birds we saw, from three toed sloths to four different kinds of monkeys, including the American Pygmy marmoset, anaconda, two kinds of boas, lizards galore, tarantulas, which we held, scorpions, pirrhannas and too many birds to mention! And Edgar was so helpful to me who has some mobility issues and eyesight difficulties. He made sure I saw everything and even took photos and videos for me! I can’t thank you enough, Edgar and all the staff and Muyana Lodge itself for this experience I will NEVER forget
        Written July 9, 2023
      • rachaelf697
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing Amazon Experience - 8 Days on the “Aria” (Aqua Expeditions)
        How to persuade you that, if you have the means, this is the trip for you without spoiling the many surprise delights that await? Our family went on the Aria as a celebration of my mother-in-law’s 80th birthday. I had never been on a cruise before and am generally averse, primarily due to the environmental costs; however, you can feel good about this one: the Aria is operated with many principles of sustainability and the crew members are knowledgeable and mindful stewards of the people and place that they share with their guests, including conservation projects and investments. Service starts at above and beyond, and elevates from there; our group needed both dietary and physical accommodations, and we were met with kindness and grace. The menu is not only delicious and inventive (and bountiful!), it is also a love letter to the flavors and traditions of Peru. My youngest son tried more new things during our week aboard the Aria than he has in the past year! The vessel is fantastic - a beautiful and comfortable home-away-from-home and launch point for the numerous remarkable excursions. I hope you will treat yourself to this amazing experience - there’s so much detail I’m not sharing in hopes you’ll have a chance to experience the Amazon on Aria yourself! What started as a tremendous splurge ultimately felt like a value. (Andrew at Adventure Smith was our US-based travel representative, and did a fantastic job supporting us with logistics and preparing us for the journey.)
        Written June 4, 2023
      • ted194716
        0 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Don't use La Perla
        Stay away from this company!!! The Amazon is a great thing to see, but please use a different company and a different boat. I booked through Rainforest Cruises and stayed on La Perla. I paid for an upgraded room, they sent me a picture and it looked great. Then when I arrived at the boat I was booked in another smaller room, nothing like the one in the picture. In my opinion it was either a case a blatant false advertising or just plain dishonesty gouging the client. I wrote them about the witch in cabins to a substandard cabin for what I was paying, and now they don't even answer my emails. They just took my money and ran. If you want to visit the Amazon definitely go, but please pick a company that is honest and keeps it word and stay on a boat that is willing to help resolve issues. On the positive side the two naturalists were very good.
        Written May 11, 2023
      • K7969DHjerryf
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Cruise
        We had a wonderful experience on the Aqua Nera in the Amazon. The staff on the boat was attentive & helpful, even cooking a special pasta dish for one lunch & one dinner for my Italian wife! The nature guides were knowledgeable and at the same time, very funny. From the breakfast on the skiffs to a cocktail party on the skiffs on our last nite, everything was top notch. Definitely a great way to visit this wild part of Peru
        Written May 8, 2023
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      4.5 of 5 bubbles8 reviews
      Very good

      Gwen T
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jorge (George) met with me at Hotel Victoria Regia to identify what I was looking for in a private tour. He and our adventure exceeded all expectations. His English was very good and his knowledge even better. Highly recommend!!! Muy Bueno!!’
      Written November 9, 2022
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      Annalia A
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      Jun 2022 • Friends
      This was a wonderful experience where my friends and I had the opportunity to learn lots about life on the Amazon. The staff is amazing and kind, and of course, the jungle was breathtaking. The lodging was comfortable and spacious, but be aware that access to electricity and wifi is spotty in this remote location.
      Written June 8, 2022
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      kathleen c
      New York City, NY5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great time in the Amazon! The lodge was clean + comfortable, staff all amazing, + our guide Victor was incredible!! Would highly recommend - the beauty of the Amazon is untouchable
      Written April 28, 2019
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