The Amazon forest is one of
the last lungs of the earth. Biologically
is one of the richest places in the world in biodiversity, which lost may cause
several damages to the humanity. It is our moral responsibility to take care of
this tropical forest because more than the third part of the species of the
world live and reproduce in it. According
to recently studies, the Amazon River is the largest in the world, covering
2’300,000 square miles, that is the 20% of fresh water of the world.
In the Amazon lives
the largest freshwater fish of the world called paiche (arapaima gigas) who can
grow up to 2.50 m. We can also find
the ronsoco which is the biggest
gnawer of the world. There are
about 30,000 types of plants that grow in the Amazon shore, as well as 4,000
different species of butterflies and 2,000 different kinds of fish (more than
those found in the Atlantic Ocean). Besides
4,000 species of birds, 150 species of reptiles and 361 species of mammals.
biodiversity is the consequence of the intense rain and the complex topography.
In this eco-region we can find the flat tropical forest, floodies areas
covered with date palms and 69,000 miles of bamboo.
This makes possible
the fast growth of tropical plants, like some palms (triartea bactris euterpe)
also other kinds of vegetations like the bromiliaceas, 22 varieties of the
appreciated orchid, climbing plants and lianas, like the urticaria tormentosa
(is used to prevent cancer and aids) and ayahuasca (hallucinogenic plant).
We can observe in the three trunks different kinds of ferns, lichen, and
moss. It is the home of Victoria
Regia, that is the largest aquatic plant of the world, which diameter may reach
With a flora diversity like this, many animals find a perfect habitat for living, the same that you can watch in this grateful trip to our Amazon.
|* 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS||THREE SUNSETS|
|* 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS||FRESH WATER|
|* 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS||MAJESTIC RIVER|
|* 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS||FULL ADVENTURE|
|* 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS||FISHING TOUR|
|* 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS||BIRD WATCHING|
|* 1 DAY||FULL DAY - NON CONVENTIONAL|
MUYUNA AMAZON LODGE & EXPEDITIONS is located in the Yanayacu river banks at
135 kms. (83 miles) southeast from Iquitos city, the capital of the peruvian
department of Loreto, very close to the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.
This Reserve is the biggest in Peru, it has 2’080,000 hectares.
As peruvian government created it for the protection of the flora and
fauna that exist in this area, is not permitted the construction of tourist
lodges inside its perimeter, but they let guided visits.
The MUYUNA LODGE &
EXPEDITIONS is only one hour from the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.
This is why we can assure you the possibility of seeing animals in their
Muyuna is located in the
Yanayacu River that means “black water” (in quechua—Inca’s language),
because of the darkness given by the minerals that it brings from the sierra.
This is the reason why there is a lot of Yanayacu Rivers in the Amazon.
One of them runs down at 38 kms. from Iquitos, another one is inside the
Pacaya Samiria Reserve.
The MUYUNA AMAZON LODGE & EXPEDITIONS can receive up to 48 people in bungalows of two, three, four or six beds. They have their private bathroom, comfortable big beds and a walk-in-closet. The illumination is made by the use of kerosene lamps. Each bungalow is protected hermetically by a mosquito net and has a terrace with its own hammock facing the river, where is possible to watch dolphins as well as fish in the river’s flood times. We can be pleased by colorful sunsets and by the deafening silence of the rainforest at night. It is not necessary to take hammocks or mosquito nets.
we have done with our
guides a summary of some of the animals we guarantee you can see in our
different guided excursions.
packages are established but, also, they are
flexible, and can change to the passengers requirements.
For example, you can choose sleeping some nights in the lodge and others
camping, or stay more days that were planned in the beginning.
Also the passengers may create their own special packages if they are
groups of specific interests (biologists, doctors, birdwatchers, etc.).
our philosophy of making the passenger feel comfortable and satisfied, the guide
will do all the necessary for this.
They are eager to make incredible things to please the passengers.
below the age of 12 pay the half of the price. The bookings are done by email or
telephone at least two weeks before the tour.
the leader of the group brings more than 10 passengers (without including him)
will come for free.
The stuff of the tours agencies will have 30% less.
The number of the bank account is:
Banco de Crédito del Perú (dollar) 390-1137776-1-88, with the name of
Muyuna Amazon Lodge.
shaman ritual has an additional cost of $ 20 per person.
Bookings should be made in advance.
from Iquitos 9.30 a.m. arriving at the lodge at 12.00 p.m. the tour ends the
last day after lunch, arriving to Iquitos at 5.00 p.m.
the time of the passenger do not match with ours please tell us in advance.
from the airport to the hotel (arrive in the evening) or to the port (arrive in
to the lodge in a speed boat (about two hours and a half) by the Amazon river.
the meals are served in the lodge. The food is peruvian typical dishes (causa ,
aji de gallina, arroz con pollo) prepared in an international way (less oil and
condiments) and also regional dishes (inchicapi, tacacho, chonta, etc.).
It is possible to prepare vegetarian food telling it in advance.
When there are more than 10 persons we serve buffet.
in private bungalows with their own bathrooms.
to small communities.
the equipment for making camping.
note book of the animals who live in the MUYUNA area.
aid kit including serum against the bitten of poisson snakes.
the area where the MUYUNA LODGE is placed there is no malaria, no yellow fever,
is better if the passenger does not take many things to the Amazon forest.
It is possible to leave the heavy staff in the office in Iquitos.
The space in the boat is limited.
need to take:
suit, sturdy walking shoes, a change of clothes including a long sleeved shirt,
shorts, jeans, hat, mosquitoes repellent, sun screen, torch, a good book, camera
and a lot of rolls of films.
Rubber boots for more than three days (is easy to find them in Iquitos).
Telf: (51-1) 467-6554 / (51-1)723-9787 Fax: (51-1)467-6554
Calle Benjamin Franklin, Mz."M", Lt.17 Urb. Santa Leonor
Lima 09 - Lima - Peru