One night Adventure in Heliconia Lodge

One night Adventure in Heliconia Lodge
Two days one night at Heliconia Lodge
If you are already in Iquitos and just want to disconnect for a day and a half of the city ..... Choose your adventure in the jungle with a short program of 2 days 1 night in Heliconia Amazon River Lodge!

To help you experience an  Amazon Adventure and make your enchanting rainforest foray worth its while, we have prepared this suggested itinerary for a short stay.

Transfer to the Iquitos boarding wharf / Motorized boat ride / Monkey Island Stopover / Arrival to the Lodge/ Welcome drink and check-in/ Lunch/ Afternoon excursion – Nature Trek / After sunset –Night Boat Ride/ Dinner/ Overnight / Early morning Bird watching / Breakfast & Refresh / Native Community Immersion /  Lunch /Check out / Transfer to and send off  at Iquitos Airport or Hotel.

(*) The order of the start of your adventure of 2 days 1 night in Heliconia Lodge changes depending on whether you start arriving in Iquitos or already in Iquitos. The excursions are fulfilled as soon as your return flight to Lima allows it.

This program does not include:
  • Beverages: juices, sodas, soft drinks and any alcoholic drinks. (Tea and coffee are complimentary)
  • Flight tickets Lima/Iquitos/Lima and airport taxes.
  • Tips.

What to wear

It is important that you bring only necessary clothing and travel gear to the lodge. Due to weight and space limitations on the domestic flight and on the boat to the Lodge, passenger luggage is limited to 10 kg. (22 lbs.) per person. You may store some of your luggage in our office in Iquitos City and take only the most essential during your stay.

• Light cotton clothes, pants and long sleeve shirts (preferably in earth colors: olive green, light brown/khakis of light, breathable, quick-dry material; please avoid using white color in the jungle)
• Hiking boots or walking tennis shoes resistant to humidity; cotton socks.
• Bathing suit 
• A light water proof parka jacket, raincoat or sweater (when the temperature goes down considerably or when it rains)
What to bring:
• Hat / Cap (preferably with large visor)
• Sunscreen / Sunblock.
• Insect Repellent (with DEET)
• Sunglasses.
• Personal Medicines /medications; first-aid kit
• Flashlight
• Binoculars
•Portable converter, rechargeable batteries, electrical adaptor for your charger
• Camera with big memory card; preferably in waterproof case.

NOTE: When visiting Monkey Island, it is recommended not to put on any insect repellent during the visit.

Important notes

  • Meet our driver in his booth # 5 at the luggage claim area (For passengers who decide to take the first day of their arrival to Iquitos in Heliconia Lodge)
  • Our programs may vary according to flight arrival / departure changes or weather conditions.
  • Departures from Iquitos to Heliconia Lodge: just in the morning ( max. 10:00 am)
  • Departures from Heliconia  Lodge to Iquitos is at 14:00 pm
  • Check in Heliconia Lodge: 13:00 pm / Check out Heliconia Lodge : 12:00 pm


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

    You will be met and welcomed by our staff at the Luggage Claim area of the Iquitos Int’l Airport where our staff will assist you and transfer to our Office in Iquitos town proper. A briefing about our services, what to expect during your stay, the do’s and don’ts in the jungle and some essential tips will make your stay comfortable. Soon after, you will transfer to the Iquitos Port, where you will board one of our speedboats to take you to the Heliconia Amazon River Lodge along the Amazon River.
    During the boat ride observe the noticeable convergence of the brown turbid waters of the Amazon River with the dark waters of the Nanay River. Enjoy the impressive jungle landscapes with the rustic small houses of the riverside towns.

    Then have a short stopover in Monkey Island (in dry season you will visit Fundo Pedrito), a family social enterprise focused on conserving and protecting endangered monkey species in the Northern Amazon. The goal is to enlighten rainforest guests on the effort to reintegrate monkeys and their survival in the wild. See the monkeys free in this reserve, not in cages. Their temporary stay here depends on their capability to adapt back to its jungle habitat.
    After a 60 minute boat ride arrive at the Lodge where our staff will welcome you with an exotic jungle drink. Then check-in and settle in your room, at your leisure. Afterward taste your first Amazonia cuisine lunch. 
    In the afternoon, begin your first excursion: set out to a jungle hike into the Yanamono primary rainforest reserve, for approximately two hours accompanied by our expert guides. They will point out and identify several flora species such as heliconia flowers, medicinal plants and giant trees. You will also have the chance to sight several birds species such as the Turkey Vulture (Cathartes Aura), Black Fronted Nanbird (Monasa-Atia). And with a little luck you will be able to view a family of small monkeys such as marmosets (Saguinus Fusicollis), the  Titi (Callicebus Mollock Mollock) and the squirrel monkey (Saimiri Boliviense).
    Return to the lodge for rest and relaxation and be enthralled by your first, must-not-miss Amazon Sunset. As the darkness of evening comes around, take a boat ride along one of the Amazon River’s tributaries for an exciting evening in the jungle. With no lights, the jungle flora and fauna sparkle along the river’s edge. Your expert boat guide to take you to where you can appreciate and listen to the magical sounds of the jungle.  If it is a clear night, you will see the bright magnificent moonlight, as well as observe the stars and constellations. With some luck you can also see some falling stars which are quite common in the area. Then motor back to the Lodge to rest and relax for an early wake up the next day.
  • Day 02: Heliconia Amazon River Lodge (B,L,) / Iquitos

    Rise early for the Morning Bird Watching to see the birds flocked together during their morning feeding time. You will start very early going by boat to one of the several streams to look out for a number of variety of Amazon birds. You will be looking out for birds such as the Tuki(Jacana Jacana), Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle-Torquata), Black-Collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis), among others. Thereafter, you will return to the lodge, for a scrumptious and energizing breakfast.

    Take a little rest, and then you will visit a riverside village to see an indigenous tribe of the Yaguas community where you will have the opportunity to learn and see their way of life along the Amazon River. See their homes, school, church, shops. Interact with the people, learn their techniques of fishing and farming. Observe their customs and tradition, and get enlightened by their unaffected and austere way of living.

    Return to the Lodge for lunch and check-out. After lunch, depending on your flight schedule, transfer to Iquitos City and according to your departure, transfer to the airport.


2 Days  1 Night in Heliconia Lodge 

Rates per person expressed in USD 

Passengers 2 days 1 night
02 a 04 passengers 150.00
05 a 07 passengers 130.00
08 a 10 passengers 120.00
11 a 15 passengers 100.00
16 or more passengers 90.00
Single Suplement 35.00

  • Rates are valid from January  1st 2019  to December 31st 2020 
  • Additional services available upon request.
  • Check-in Heliconia Lodge:  1:00 p.m. /Check-out Heliconia Lodge: 12:00 pm
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Rates are exonerate from legal taxes according to law 27037.
  • Children under 05 years old pay only 20% from adult rate according the program selected.
  • Children between 05 and 12 years old pay only 70% from adult rate according the program selected.
  • Children share room with their parents.
  • Round trip transportation by land and river 
  • Overnight at Heliconia Amazon River Lodge.
  • Fullboard.
  • House beverages during meals.
  • English and Spanish interpreter services.
  • Programmed excursions.
  • Basic equipment for each activity.
  • Airfare and local airport taxes.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses and tips.

From Iquitos to Heliconia Lodge:
-Departure: 10:00 hrs

From Heliconia Lodge to Iquitos:
-Departute: 13:30 hrs
(*) Sujeto a cambio sin previo aviso.