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MUYUNA

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.

 This extraordinary 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 2 meters.

 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.

PROGRAMS  
* 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

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF MUYUNA LODGE

The 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 own habitat. 

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.  

 
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FAUNA

we have done with our guides a summary of some of the animals we guarantee you can see in our different guided excursions.

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ITINERARY

The 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.). 

 Following 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.

 Children 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.

 If 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.

 The shaman ritual has an additional cost of $ 20 per person.  Bookings should be made in advance.

 TRIP SCHEDULE

Departure 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.

When the time of the passenger do not match with ours please tell us in advance.

 tHE TOUR INCLUDES:

-          Transfer from the airport to the hotel (arrive in the evening) or to the port (arrive in the morning).

-          Transfer to the lodge in a speed boat (about two hours and a half) by the Amazon river.

-          All 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.

-          Purified water.

-          Lodging in private bungalows with their own bathrooms.

-          Guided excursions.

-          Visit to small communities.

-          Bilingual guide.

-          All the equipment for making camping.

-          A note book of the animals who live in the MUYUNA area.

-          First aid kit including serum against the bitten of poisson snakes.

 In the area where the MUYUNA LODGE is placed there is no malaria, no yellow fever, neither dengue.

 It 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.

 You need to take:

Swiming 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).

 
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