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MANUAL OF SALES 2004 - 2006 MUYUNA AMAZON LODGE, IQUITOS, PERU

Normally, a manual of sales talks exclusively about the product that is being offered. This time we are not going to tell you that this is a different one, but by this document, we also want to explain you why the Amazon River is one of the most important rivers of the world, why we have done a lodge close to the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and, specially, why we have chosen to construct a lodge to diffuse love to nature and the environment, betting our time and our lives to the adventure of promoting this important piece of land in Peru.

THE AMAZON RAINFOREST

The Amazon Rainforest 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 2í300,000 square miles, which is the 20% of fresh water of the world.

In the Amazon lives the largest freshwater fish of the world called Paiche (Arapaima Gigas) which 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), 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, the largest aquatic plant in the whole world, its diameter may reach 2 meters.

With flora diversity like this, many animals find a perfect habitat for living, the same that your passengers can watch in this grateful trip to our Amazon.

WHAT DOES MUYUNA MEAN?

ìMuyunaî is a quechua word that means a whirlpool. Francisco Izquierdo, Peruvian writer, in his book titled ìMuyunaî, gives to this word a poetic sense: ìMuyuna is the whirlpool of the river of life that catches the navigator unaware and traps him without mercyî. Meanwhile, jungle people calls ìmuyunaî to that energy that makes someone return again and again to the same place having the feeling of being trapped by a whirlpool.

This is the reason why we named Muyuna to the lodge, for the visitors who have an irresistible desire of returning to the peruvian magic jungle.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE MUYUNA LODGE

The MUYUNA AMAZON LODGE is located in the Yanayacu river banks at 140 kms. (84 miles) southeast from Iquitos city, the capital of the Peruvian department of Loreto, very close to the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, with its 2í080,000 hectares is the biggest in Peru. This is why we can GUARANTEE that your passengers will observe animals in their own habitat.

Muyuna is located in the Yanayacu River that means ìblack waterî (in QuechuaóIncaís language), because of the darkness given by the minerals that it brings from the highlands. The ten lakes that are around Muyuna also have black water, making easier the fishing and bird watching excursions.

The Muyuna Lodge can receive up to 48 people in only 11 bungalows of two, three, four or six beds. They have their private bathroom with modern tiles, 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 riverís flood times. Your passengers can be pleased by colorful sunsets and by the deafening silence of the rainforest at night.

Close to the lodge is San Juan de Yanayacu, a small village, where the time seems to be stopped. This people born and grew up having jungle as their habitat, without fashion mode, electricity, internet or big amounts of money. Our intention is not to change their customs, this is why the visits our tourists make to them are very spontaneous, they are not going to find a ìprepared and touristyî show.

FAUNA

Your passengers will have several opportunities to watch different types of monkeys (squirrel monkey, pygmy marmoset, dusky cappucin monkey, black monkey, howler monkey), three toed sloth, pink and gray fresh water dolphins, birds (kingfishers, hoatzin, macaws, toucans, horned screamers, ducks, egrets, parrots, parakeets), butterflies (blue morphos, heliconias), giant frogs, tarantulas, fish (peacock bass, electric eels, cat fish, piranhas). With less possibilities ant eaters, river otters, sting rays, wild pigs, etc. Likewise, enormous trees (ceiba, strangle figs, rubber trees), medicinal plants (cat claw, hundred of different resins), aqcuatic plants (victoria regia, jacinto of water), etc.

The following is a list that our guides made, with the animals that we can guarantee their observation:

Spanish English Scientific Names boquichico small mouth fish prochilodus nigricans s·balo fresh water brycon brycon sp, corvina fresh water plagioscion plagioscion auratus tucunarÈ peacock bass cichla ocellaris doncella fresh water tiger cat fish pseudoplatystoma fascium dorado golden cat fish brachyplatystoma filamentosum bufeo colorado pink river dolphin inia geoffrensis bufeo negro gray river dolphin sotalia fluviatilis panguana undulated tinamou crypturellus undulatus huapapa boat-billed heron cochlearius cochlearius locrero greater ani crotophaga major shansho hoatzin opisthocomus hoatzin camungo horned screamer anhima cornuta garza ceniza cocoi heron ardea cocoi golondrina blanquiazul white winged swallow streptopproene zonaris golondrina pecho marrÛn brown chested martin swallow phacoprogne tapera sui sui gris azul blue-gray tanager episcopus vaca muchacho smooth ani crotophaga ani garza blanca grande great common egret casmerodius albus garzita snowy heron egretta thula puma garza rufescent tiger heron tigrisona lineatum garza quichatera sstriated egret butorides striatus mama vieja black-collared hawk busarellus nigricolis tibemama osprey pendion haliaetus gallinazo black vulture coragyps atratus rinaui turkey vulture cathartes aura shihuango yellow headed caracara milvago chimachima ayaymama great potoo nyctibius grandis tuhuayo pauraque nightjar nyctidromus albicolis cushuri cormorant duck phalacroconax olivaceus sharara anhinga duck anhinga anhinga loro mealy parrot amazona farinosa tibicuro black fronted numbird monasa nigrifrons catal·n ringed kingfisher ceryle torquata MartÌn Pescador amazon kingfisher chloroceryle amazonia P·jaro carpintero chestnut woodpecker celeus elegans P·jaro carpintero lineated woodpecker drycopus lineatus Escaladores strong-billed woodpecker xiphocolaptes promeropinhynelus Escaladores brown-billed woodpecker campylorhemphus pusillus VÌctor DÌaz great kiskadees pitangus sulphuratus VÌctor DÌaz lesser kiskadee pitangus lictor Golondrina white winged swallow tachycineta albiventer Golondrina brown chested martin phaeoprogne tapera Paucarsillo yellow rumped cacique cacides cela Arrocerillo yellow hooded blackbird agelaius icterocephalus P·ucar russet backed oropendola psarocolius angustifransu Arrocerito chesnut bellied seedeater sporophila castanciventris Bocholocho russet backed oropendola psaracolius angustifrons Sui sui blue gray tanager tharaupis episcopus torcassas y palomas doves and pigeons leptotica columba guacamayo azul-amarillo blue and yellow macaw ara ararauna tibe large billed tern phaetusa simples tuqui tuqui wattled jacana jacana jacana pihuicho ala blanca canary winged parakeet brotoqeris versicolorus pihuicho frente amarilla tui parakeet brotoqeris santhaethoma loro hablador festive parrot amazona festiva p·jaros diversos families mimidae, turidae, icteridae, fringillidae y columbidae lagarto negro black caiman (melanosuchus niger), lagarto blanco speckled caiman paleosuchus trigonatus y

	paleosuchus palpebrosus), 
dirin-dirin hoffmanís dwarf caiman ofidios venenosos: jergones, corales, bÌpers, (familias micrurus, bothrops y lachesis), ofidios no venenosos: coral falsa, boas constrictor, afaningas (familias boidae, colubridae, etc.) musmuki night monkey Aotus tocÛn dusky titi monkey callicebus moloch moloch fraile common squirrel monkey saimiri sciureus sciureus boliviensis mono negro brown capuchin monkey cebus apella mono blanco white-fronted capuchin monkey cebus albifrons leoncito pymy marmoset cebuella pygmaea pichico saddleback tamarins saguinus fuscicollis ratÛn del monte giant tree rat echimys grandis rata gigante dark tree rat echimys semivillosus ardilla red-tailed squirrel sciurus granatensis murciÈlago trompudo common long-tongued bat glossophaga soricina murciÈlago frutero short-tailed fruit bat carollia perspicillata murciÈlago frutero large fruit-eating bat artibeus jamaicensis rata de bamb˙ amazon bamboo rat dactylomys dactylinus
yellow-crowned brush-tailed rat	isothrix bistriata
oso perezoso brown-throated three-toed sloth dradypus variegatus murciÈlago nariz larga long-nosed bat rhynchonycteris naso murciÈlago pesquero greater bulldog or fishing bat noctilio leporinus murciÈlago nariz peluda hairy-nosed bat mimon crenulatum manco tayra eira Barbara


These are some of the animals that sometimes we have seen close to Muyuna Lodge:

majaz paca agouti paca aÒuje puma jaguarundi felis yagouaroudi ronsoco capybara hydrochoerus hydrochaeris sajino collared peccary tayassu tajacu huangana white lipped peccari tayassu pecari paiche arapaima arapaima gigas carachupa long nose armadillo dasypus novemcimctus gamitana fruti eating pirahna colossoma macropomum acarahuaz˙ oscar fish astronotus ocellatus guapo o mono peludo monk saki pithecia monachus lobo de rÌo southern river otter pteronura brasiliensis comadreja amazÛnica amazon weasel mustela africana oso hormiguero collared anteater tamandua tetrad·ctila

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

One of our priorities is to conserve the environment as we have found it, finding the right usage of the recourses without destroying the ones that can not be restored.

To minimize our impact in this primary rainforest, we recycle, composting, organic gardening, and biodegradable detergents. The non renewable garbage is taken back to Iquitos. The drains from the bathrooms go to a septic well which we clean and maintain. We do not kill local animals for eating or for fun. Entering to the Yanayacu River, we slow down the speed boat to avoid disturbing the animals.

GUIDES

The manners that the guides communicate their knowledge and enthusiasm are the most important things for having a grateful experience. That is the reason why an exhaustive searching is necessary. In our bilingual guides your passengers will find the sensibility and reliability that are needed. They, all Peruvians, were born and raised around the jungle, having enough knowledge to be doctors applying natural medicine whenever it is needed, and in other moments seem to be part of the nature climbing huge trees like jungle animals. Your passengers will find on them the enough knowledge for answering the most strange and researched questions than an expert biologist may ask.


Following our philosophy of making the passenger feel comfortable and satisfied, the guide will do all his best to reach this aim.  This is possible because the groups are small ones, in this way, your passengers will feel safe and free to ask anything they want.

WEATHER

As all the jungles in the world, we have in Iquitos, tropical weather. The rains are unpredictable, but few times it lasts for more than two hours, and mainly it rains in the night. December to April suppose to be the rainy season. During April to June, the snow of the highlands melts and this makes the Amazon River increase its level. The white sandy beaches appear during July until November. This is the best season for fishing. As you can see, your passengers can come to visit Muyuna anytime of the year.

ITINERARIES

Although the tours are established, they are flexible and can be changed according to the passengers requirements. For example, they can choose to sleep in the lodge and other nights in the outdoors, or stay more days than it was planned. Saying that the packages are flexible, we mean that we can make special programs for groups that have a particular interest (lumbermen, biologists, doctors, birdwatchers, etc.). Only you have to consult us in advance.

As Iquitos is a jungle city without highways that connects it to other cities, the only way to reach it is by air or by river. There are flights that come from Lima, Pucallpa, and Tarapoto. The airlines that come to Iquitos: Lan Peru, Magenta Air, Aerocondor and Tans.

The tour to Muyuna departs from Iquitos at 9:30 a.m. arriving at the lodge about 12.30 p.m. If there is a delay in the flight, we wait for passengers. The tour ends the last day after lunch, arriving in Iquitos about 4:30 p.m., but can take them sooner if they have the afternoon flight of Tans or Magenta.

The following airline schedules were updated on February 15, 2005. Each round trip cost around US $170 (including taxes). In all the Peruvian Airports you should pay an extra tax (for the airport) of US $5.


LAN PERU 
Airbus 320
www.lan.com
								
Lima to Iquitos Iquitos to Lima Flight N∫ Frecuency Departure Arrival Stop Flight N∫ Frecuency Departure Arrival Stop LP 374 Dayly 07:50 09:35 x LP 375 Dayly 10:10 11:50 x LP 378 Dayly 18:20 20:05 x LP 379 Dayly 20:40 22:20 x

AEROCONDOR Boing 737 www.aerocondor.com.pe

								
Lima to Iquitos Iquitos to Lima Flight N∫ Frecuency Departure Arrival Stop Flight N∫ Frecuency Departure Arrival Stop Q6 - 300 Dayly 06:45 08:15 x Q6 - 301 Dayly 09:00 10:00 x


TANS PERU Boing 727 - 737 www.tansperu.com.pe Lima to Iquitos Iquitos to Lima Flight N∫ Frecuency Departure Arrival Stop Flight N∫ Frecuency Departure Arrival Stop TJ 202 Dayly 08:30 10:50 TPP TJ 205 Dayly 12:50 15:00 PCL TJ 204 Dayly 14:30 16:50 PCL TJ 203 Dayly 17:20 19:40 TPP

MAGENTA AIR Airbus 320 www.magentaair.com

								
Lima to Iquitos Iquitos to Lima Flight N∫ Frecuency Departure Arrival Stop Flight N∫ Frecuency Departure Arrival Stop
I2 - 320	Dayly(Except Tuesday) 	15:00	16:30	x	I2 - 321	Dayly(Except Tuesday)  	17:15	18:30	x

Any of our tours includes:

  • The guide will pick your passengers up from Muyunaís desk in the Baggage Claim in Iquitos Airport and take them to the port or hotel, depending on arriving time.
  • If is the case, we will pick them up from the hotel, and then to the port. They will sail by the Amazon River using comfortable and safe speed boats.
  • Visit small and remote local villages to see how different life style the jungle people have.
  • They will enjoy at breakfast, lunch and dinner, our delicious Peruvian and international dishes, prepared by Muyuna chefs. If there are vegetarians in the group, please tell us in advance.
  • They can feel safe to drink purified water during the whole trip.
  • Relax after the excursions in private bungalows with their own bathroom and terrace with a hammock facing the river.
  • Tents and mattresses to make camping in the ìFull Adventureî trip.
  • Guided nocturnal and day excursions to look for animals.
  • Specialized tour for listening to the Pink Amazon river dolphins.
  • A friendly team eager to serve you in the lodge.
  • Expert bilingual naturalist guide from the area in charge of small groups.
  • A check list of the animals that live close to the Muyuna area.
  • First aid kit.
Not included:
  • Flight tickets and airport taxes (although the flight tickets are not included in our prices, we can help you to organize the trip planning the schedule and buying the tickets).
  • Travel or health insurance.
  • Tips for the guide and members of the staff.
  • Liquors and beverages.
What to take: Swimming suit, tennis shoes, sandals, a long sleeved shirt, shorts, long pants, a hat, mosquito repellent, sun screen, a torch, a good book, binoculars, lots of socks, camera and several rolls of films (400 ASA recommended). Rubber boots are recommendable to wear when the people are walking through dense jungle. They are available in Iquitos (not included in the price). As a recommendation, they should wear light-colored-clothing to avoid mosquitoes. As the space in the boat is limited, please, try to take only the necessary things to the lodge. You can store your extra things in our Iquitos office or can store them in Lima Airport, which tariffs are:

1 luggage per day US $3.00 1 luggage per hour US $1 1 locker per day US $6

PAYMENT:

Children below the age of 12 pay half price. To make a reservation, you can make the deposit of the 25% of the tour, by a deposit in our account:

Bankís Name: Interbank Accountís Names Holders: AnalÌa Sarfati and / or Percy S·nchez Accountís Number: 740-300226188-3 International Swift Code: BINPPEPL 20100053455 Bankís Address: PrÛspero 330, Iquitos, Per˙

Or by MasterCard or send it by Western Union.

CONTACTING US:

Although in this Manual you will find some programs, we are open to receive suggestions and to prepare special tours according to your passengersí requirements.

We will be waiting for your inquiries about Muyuna or Peru, at reservas@muyuna.com or at our phone number (51-65) 24-2858. The mobile is (51-65) 993-4424, and the web page is www.muyuna.com Please, take note that Europe is 5 hours ahead of the American Continent.

ACTIVITIES:

It is possible to set your own itinerary from any of the activities available depending on the wishes of you. You can take part in as many or as few activities as you like, all are optional.

The activities include: ∑ Walks in the rainforest to find out the many medicinal uses of the plants, including cures for headaches, stomach aches, arthritis and even cancer. ∑ Walks in the rainforest in search of many species of animals. ∑ Night walks searching for nocturnal animals and insects. ∑ Visits to the local but remote village of San Juan ∑ Canoeing on hand made Amazonian canoes along the tributaries and nearby lakes ∑ Fishing for Piranha in the rivers and lakes ∑ Birdwatching trips ∑ Swimming in the mighty Amazon ∑ Listen to the grey and/or pink river dolphins with a specialized equipment that only Muyuna Lodge has ∑ Camping out deep in the jungle ∑ Walks to the high rainforest ∑ Swimming in the lakes ∑ Trip to a sandy beach on an Amazonian island ∑ Visits the massive water lilies ∑ Search for the pre-historic looking Hoatzin birds ∑ Caiman sightseeing at night ∑ Tarantula hunting (very optional!) ∑ Boat trips to see the beautiful and spectacular Amazon sunsets and sunrises. ∑ Relaxing in one of the lodges many hammocks (no guide provided for this activity!)

BUT, IF YOU PREFER A SCHEDULED TRIP, HERE ARE OUR PROGRAMS:

THREE SUNSETS (3 days / 2 nights)

1st Day (Lunch / Dinner): You will find easily our staff waiting for you in Muyunaís counter in the Iquitos Airport. Immediately, the guide will take you to the harbor in nice buses while you look at the city of Iquitos. Our speed boats will be waiting for you, ready to travel three hours upriver on the Amazon. Muyuna staff will be ready to welcome you with a typical and cold drink after arriving at the lodge. After setting in your bungalow and having lunch, finally you will start your trip. The check list with the animals that have been previously seen will be provided. Depending of water level, you will use canoes or walking to the Pungal, this is an area that has several strangle figs, which is the favorite place of Hoatzin birds, these birds look like a prehistoric ones, because they have three hooks in their wings middle articulation, you will be surprised looking at them. Ending the afternoon, you will see the sunset in the Sapote Lake. By night, after having a refreshing shower, you will continue with the adventure looking for black and white caimans (jungle alligators) while you look at the stars of south hemisphere.

2nd Day (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner): Using canoes you will go to Juanachi Lake, which is hard accessible, because is far and has many aquatics plants that appeared at the entrance, this is the reason why you can appreciated the abundance of fauna and flora. Here you will walk or paddle, depending on the water level, looking the different types of birds like parrots, macaws, toucans, egrets, hawks, ducks, etc, also sloth and several monkeys like the night, squirrel and dusky titi ones. After lunch, you will make a hiking at the back of the lodge where you can observe the variety of flora that region has. In this hiking you can try the water of the ìUrticaria Tormentosaî that has inside its vain (it is said that can cure cancer and aids). Also you will be surprised for the giant ceiba trees. You will have the opportunity to see the pygmy marmoset, the smallest monkey in the world, and if you are lucky, howler monkey, which roar it is listened miles away! In this area we also have seen in few opportunities some felines. After dinner, you will make a nocturnal hiking to the strangle tree, where live so many species of tarantulas (although their bad fame, they are not dangerous to humans).

3rd Day (Breakfast / Lunch): Very early in the morning before breakfast, you will make a very efficient bird watching trip. This is the best hour to look for them because they begin their day feeding themselves in the trees. It will be very easy to see parrots, macaws, toucans, egrets, hawks, ducks, etc. The check list will help you to identify the different species you see. Later, depending on the river level, you will be taken by motorboat to the Amazon River or some of the lakes to experiment the most magical moment of your trip: to see and listen to the pink Amazon River dolphins playing around your boat. Also our boats are equipped with a specialized headphones system to enjoy this unique experience. In the way back to the lodge, you will see the biggest aquatic plant in the world, the famous Victoria Regia. Then visit the Purura Lake where you will find different types of fish, like piranhas, silver hatched fish, etc. After lunch, your grateful experience in the jungle comes to an end, you will sail three hours back to Iquitos and be taken to the Airport.

N∫ Passengers 1 2-5 6-10 11-15 16 or more Listed prices 360 300 290 270 240 The prices are per passenger and are established in US dollars.

FRESH WATER (4 days / 3 nights)

1st Day: (Lunch / Dinner): You will find easily our staff waiting for you in Muyunaís counter in the Iquitos Airport. Immediately, the guide will take you to the harbor in nice buses while you look Iquitos. Our speed boats will be waiting for you, ready to travel three hours upriver on the Amazon. Muyuna staff will be ready to welcome you with a typical drink. After setting in your bungalow and having lunch, finally you will start your trip. The check list with the animals that have been previously seen will be provided. Use canoes or go walking to the ìPungalî, depending on the water level. This is an area that has several strangle figs, which is the favorite place of Hoatzin birds, these birds look like a prehistoric ones, because they have three hooks in their wings middle articulation, you will be surprised looking at them. In the evening, you can fish in the Sapote Lake, where you can find different species of piranhas, sardines, etc., while you look to the beautiful sunset of the jungle. By night, after having a refreshing shower, you will continue with the adventure looking for black and white caimans (jungle alligators), while you look at the stars of the south hemisphere.

2nd Day (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner): After breakfast, you will make a hiking at the back of the lodge where you observe the variety of flora that region has. In this hike you can taste the water of the ìurticaria tormentosaî that has inside its vain (it is said that can cure cancer and aids). Also you will be surprised for the giant ceiba trees. You will have the opportunity to see the pygmy marmoset, the smallest monkey in the world, and if you are lucky, howler monkey, which roar it is listened miles away! Also, is easy to spot some tamarins and black monkeys, different species of birds, and colorful butterflies. In this area we also have seen in few opportunities some felines. This hike can last seven hours, depending on your physical state, you can reach the Tahuayo River. In the afternoon, you will enjoy the greenest sunset of your life, fishing piranhas and silver hatched fish in the Purura Lake. After dinner, you will make a nocturnal hiking to the strangle tree, where is the home of many species of tarantulas (although their bad fame, they are not dangerous to humans).

3rd Day (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner): Using canoes you will go to Juanachi Lake, which is hard accessible, because is far and has many aquatics plants that appeared at the entrance, being the reason why you can appreciated the abundance of fauna and flora. Here you will walk or paddle, depending on the water level, looking the different types of birds like parrots, macaws, toucans, egrets, hawks, ducks, etc, also sloth and several monkeys like the night, squirrel and dusky titi ones. The lunch will be served outdoors to enjoy more time in this remote place. Here you can walk, depending on the river level, looking for more fauna.

4th Day (lunch / dinner): Very early in the morning, before the breakfast you will make a very efficient bird watching trip. This is the best hour to look for them because they begin their day feeding themselves in the trees. It will be easy to see parrots, macaws, toucans, egrets, hawks, etc. The check list will help you to identify the species you see. Later, you will be taken by boats to the Amazon River. Here you will experiment the most magical moment of your trip: to see and listen to the pink Amazon River dolphins playing around your boat. Also our boats are equipped with a specialized headphones system to enjoy this unique experience. In the way back to the lodge, you will see the biggest aquatic plant in the world, the famous Victoria Regia. Then visit the Purura Lake where you will find different types of fish, like piranhas, silver hatched fish, etc. After the lunch, your grateful experience in the jungle comes to the end, you will sail three hours back to Iquitos and be taken to the Airport.

N∫ Passengers 1 2-5 6-10 11-15 16 or more Listed Prices 470 390 370 355 310 The prices are per passenger and are established in US dollars.

MAJESTIC RIVER (5 days / 4 nights)

1st Day (Lunch / Dinner): You will find easily our staff waiting for you in Muyunaís counter in the Iquitos Airport. Immediately, the guide will take you to the harbor in nice buses while you look Iquitos. Our speed boats will be waiting for you, ready to travel three hours upriver on the Amazon. Muyuna staff will be ready to welcome you with a typical drink. After setting in your bungalow and having lunch, finally you will start your trip. The check list with the animals that have been previously seen will be provided. After lunch we will take you along a path which is half an hour away from the lodge where you will walk looking for the howler monkey, a huge an impressive one, which roar is listened miles away. After the hike, we take you to look the sunset at the Sapote Lake. After dinner, you will continue with the adventure looking for black and white caimans (jungle alligators), while you stare at the starts of the south hemisphere.

2nd Day (Breakfast / Lunch (outdoors) / Dinner) : Very early in the morning before breakfast, you will make a very efficient bird watching trip. This is the best hour to look for them because they begin their day feeding themselves in the trees. It will be very easy to see parrots, macaws, toucans, egrets, hawks, ducks, etc. The check list will help you to identify the different species you see. Using canoes you will go to Juanachi Lake, which is hard accessible, because is far and has many aquatics plants that appeared at the entrance, being the reason why you can appreciated the abundance of fauna and flora. The lunch will be served outdoors to enjoy more time in this remote place. Here you will walk or paddle, depending on the water level, looking the different types of birds like parrots, macaws, toucans, egrets, hawks, ducks, etc, also sloth and several monkeys like the night, squirrel and dusky titi ones. Here you can walk, depending on the river level, looking for more fauna. After dinner, you will make a nocturnal hiking to the strangle tree, where is the home of many species of tarantulas (although their bad fame, they are not dangerous to humans).

3rd Day (Breakfast / Lunch (outdoors)/ Dinner) :

After breakfast, you will make a hiking at the back of the lodge where you observe the variety of flora that region has. In this hike you can taste the water of the ìurticaria tormentosaî that has inside its vain (it is said that can cure cancer and aids). Also you will be surprised for the giant ceiba trees. You will have the opportunity to see the pygmy marmoset, the smallest monkey in the world, and if you are lucky, howler monkey, which roar it is listened miles away! Also, is easy to spot some tamarins and black monkeys, different species of birds, and colorful butterflies. In this area we also have seen in few opportunities some felines. This hike can last seven hours, depending on your physical state, you can reach the Tahuayo River. In the afternoon, you will enjoy the greenest sunset of your life, fishing piranhas and silver hatched fish in the Purura Lake.

4th Day (Breakfast / Lunch (outdoors)/ Dinner): Very early in the morning before breakfast, you will make another bird watching trip. After breakfast, using small boats we will take you to the other side of the Amazon River to observe the big difference between the high and low jungle, walking in high jungle. When you are finally in the Amazon River, you will experiment the most magical moment of your trip that is to see and listen to the pink Amazon River dolphins playing around your boat. Also our boats are equipped with a specialized headphones system to enjoy this unique experience. The lunch will be served outdoors to enjoy more time in this place. In the way back to the lodge, you will see the biggest aquatic plant in the world, the famous Victoria Regia. Share your afternoon with the friendly people of the village of San Juan Village. This visit is very spontaneous; sometimes the tourists play soccer with the villagers or just go for a walk around the town. It is possible to buy handicrafts that they make using seeds and vegetal ivory. By night, you and your guide will have a short trek to see tarantulas, enormous frogs and nocturnal birds.

5th Day (Breakfast / Lunch): Use canoes or go walking to the ìPungalî, depending on the water level. This is an area that has several strangle figs, which is the favorite place of Hoatzin birds, these birds look like a prehistoric ones, because they have three hooks in their wings middle articulation. During lunch, with the help of your guide, you can check all the animals that have been seen after that your grateful jungle experience will come to an end. You will sail three hours back to Iquitos and be taken to the Airport.

N∫ Passengers 1 2-5 6-10 11-15 16 or more Listed prices 570 470 450 420 370 The prices are per passenger and are established in US dollars.

FULL ADVENTURE (6 days / 5 nights)

1st Day (Lunch / Dinner): You will easily find our staff waiting for you in Muyuna¥s counter in Iquitos Airport. Immediately, the guide will take you to the harbor in nice buses while you look the city of Iquitos. Our speed boats will be waiting for you, ready to travel for three hours upriver on the Amazon. Muyuna staff will be ready to welcome you with a typical and cold drink after arriving at the lodge. After setting in your bungalows and having lunch, finally you will start your trip. The check list with the animals that have been previously seen will be provided. After lunch we will take you along a path which is half an hour away from the lodge where you will walk looking for the howler monkey, a huge an impressive one, which roar is listened miles away. After the hike, we take you to look the sunset at the Sapote Lake. After dinner, you will continue with the adventure looking for black and white caimans (jungle alligators), while you stare at the starts of the south hemisphere.

2nd Day (Breakfast / Lunch (outdoors)/ Dinner): Using canoes you will go to Juanachi Lake, which is hard accessible, because is far and has many aquatics plants that appeared at the entrance, being the reason why you can appreciated the abundance of fauna and flora. Here you will walk or paddle, depending on the water level, looking the different types of birds like parrots, macaws, toucans, egrets, hawks, ducks, etc, also sloth and several monkeys like the night, squirrel and dusky titi ones. The lunch will be served outdoors to enjoy more time in this remote place. Here you can walk, depending on the river level, looking for more fauna. After dinner, you will make a nocturnal hiking to the strangle tree, where is the home of many species of tarantulas (although their bad fame, they are not dangerous to humans).

3rd Day (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner): After breakfast, you will make a hiking at the back of the lodge where you observe the variety of flora that region has. In this hike you can taste the water of the ìurticaria tormentosaî that has inside its vain (it is said that can cure cancer and aids). Also you will be surprised for the giant ceiba trees. You will have the opportunity to see the pygmy marmoset, the smallest monkey in the world, and if you are lucky, howler monkey, which roar it is listened miles away! Also, is easy to spot some tamarins and black monkeys, different species of birds, and colorful butterflies. In this area we also have seen in few opportunities some felines. This hike can last seven hours, depending on your physical state, you can reach the Tahuayo River. In the afternoon, you will enjoy the greenest sunset of your life, fishing piranhas and silver hatched fish in the Purura Lake.

4th and 5th Day (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) outdoors: This day will be different from the other ones, because you will make camping into the forest. We will take you to the Yarina Lake, where we will establish a camp to make all the different excursions. Here the breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served in the outdoors and you can enjoy the purest place in the Amazonian rainforest where we can guarantee the observation of many species of animals. The next day, after breakfast you will return to the lodge to have lunch. In the afternoon, you will continue with the adventure going to the Pungal. This is an area that has several strangle figs, which is the favorite place of Hoatzin birds, these birds look like a prehistoric ones, because they have three hooks in their wings middle articulation, you will be surprised looking at them.

6th Day (Breakfast / Lunch): Very early in the morning before breakfast, you will make a very efficient bird watching trip. This is the best hour to look for them because they begin their day feeding themselves in the trees. It will be very easy to see parrots, macaws, toucans, egrets, hawks, ducks, etc. The check list will help you to identify the different species you see.

Later, you will be taken by boats to the Amazon River. Here you will experiment the most magical moment of your trip: to see and listen to the Pink Amazon River dolphins playing around your boat. Also our boats are equipped with a specialized headphones system to enjoy this unique experienced. In the way back to the lodge, you will see the biggest aquatic plant in the world, the famous Victoria Regia. During lunch, with your guide you can check all the animals that you have seen. Then your grate experience comes to the end, sailing three hours back to Iquitos and we take you to the Airport.

N∫ Passengers 1 2-5 6-10 11-15 16 or more Listed prices 620 520 490 460 415 The prices are per passenger and are established in US dollars.

WE ARE ON TIME TO DISCOVER THAT TO BREATHE PURE AIR IS A REALITY THERE ARE COLORS WE HAVE NOT SEEN BEFORE. WE ARE BEING OBSERVED AND JUDGED BY INNOFENSIVE AND MAGIC BEINGS. MAKE A REFLECTION AND GIVE THE WORLD THE IMPORTANCE THAT IS NECESSARY.

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