Heliconia Amazon River Lodge (4 Days)

Heliconia Amazon River Lodge

Heliconia Amazon River Lodge, named like that because of the beautiful tropical flower: Heliconia, is one of the most exclusives lodges in the Peruvian Amazon. It is surrounded the rainforest, islands and lagoons full of wildlife.

This is a beautiful place to rest and make many activities like bird watching, observation of pink dolphins, jungle hikes, etc.

Combine nature and culture. Ideal for you traveler who always dreamed of knowing the Amazon River, four days in the Heliconia Amazon River Lodge where you can see pink dolphins, piranha fishing, walking through the jungle, visiting riverside communities and more ....

Iquitos Vacation Package - The tour package includes:

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Transfers airport / lodge / airport in Iquitos City - land and boat transfers.

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3 Nights at Heliconia Amazon River Lodge with all the meals included (3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners).

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Hiking in the jungle

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Night boat ride along one of the several streams of Yanamono or the Amazon River.

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Pink Amazon River Dolphin's watching tour.

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Victoria Regia 's water lilies watching tour.

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Bird watching tour.

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Fishing tour.

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Excursion to a rustic sugar cane distillery rum.

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Visit to a riverside town.

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English speaking guide.

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Optional flight tickets Lima / Iquitos / Lima

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Itinerary - Heliconia Amazon River Lodge (4 Days / 3 Nights)

Daily departures from Iquitos or Lima.


Day 1: ... (Lima) / Iquitos / Heliconia Amazon River Lodge (L-D)

  • Reception at the luggage claim area of the Iquitos Int'l Airport, where our staff will be waiting for you.

  • Then we will take you to our operative offices in Iquitos where we will give you an orientation of our services in accord with your program.

  • Afterwards, we will take you to the Bellavista Port, where we will use one of our speedboats to take you to the Heliconia Amazon River Lodge along the Amazon River.

  • During this boat ride you will have the opportunity to observe the convergence of the brown turbid waters of the Amazon River with the dark waters of the Nanay River. You will enjoy the impressive jungle landscapes with the rustic small houses of the riverside towns.

  • A visit to a native community is also scheduled in this part of the boat ride to the lodge. In this community we will have the opportunity to hear about their way of life and to see their customs, dances and handcrafts.

  • After 1:30 hrs. boat ride we will arrive to the lodge where our staff will welcome you with a complimentary and exotic jungle drink.

  • Lunch.

  • In the afternoon we will start with our first excursion: a jungle hike into the Yanamono Reserve, which is a primary rainforest reserve, for approximately 2 hours accompanied by our expert guides, they will be able to identify several botanical species such as heliconia flowers, medicinal plants and giant trees such as the White silk-cotton tree (Ceiba pentandra) whose dimensions are so big that 25 persons can circle it holding their hands.

  • During this excursion you will also see several birds species such as the Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura), Black Fronted Nanbird (Monasa atia) , etc., and with a little luck you will be able to see small monkeys such as marmosets (Saguinus fusicollis), and the Titi Monkey (Callicebus mollock mollock) and the squirrel monkey (Saimiri boliviense).

  • Return to the lodge for rest.

  • Free time.

  • After observing the Amazon Sunset, we will take a night boat ride to a stream, if the river is high enough, or along the Amazon River where you will enjoy the magical sounds of the jungle, the light of the moon or, if it is a clear night, you will observe the stars and constellations.

  • Dinner and overnight at Heliconia Amazon River Lodge.


Day 2: Heliconia Amazon River Lodge (B-L-D)

  • Early birdwatching. We will start very early going by boat to one of the several streams (if the water level allows us ). We will be looking for birds such as the Tuki (Jacana Jacana), Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle-torquata), Black-Collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis), etc.

  • Return to the lodge, where a delicious breakfast will be waiting for you.

  • After a little rest we will take a small fishing trip into small tributaries of the Amazon River. The most daring can try for fishing Piranhas. During this excursion you can also have the opportunity to look for the famous Pink River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis).

  • Return to Heliconia Amazon River Lodge for lunch.

  • In the afternoon, you will also be able to see the very impressive giant Victoria Regia plant (Giant Water Lily) on the lakes inside the Yanamono Island (if the water allows us).

  • At night the adventurers can take a hike around the perimeter of the lodge to look for tarantulas, fire flies, bats and other jungle nocturnal animals.

  • Dinner and overnight at Heliconia Amazon River Lodge.


Day 3: Visit to a Riverside Town (B-L-D)

  • Breakfast.

  • After breakfast, we will visit a native village where we will have the opportunity to hear and see their way of life. During this excursion we can also have again the opportunity to look out for the Pink Amazon River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) and to fish piranhas.

  • Lunch.

  • Return to the lodge and rest.

  • Dinner and overnight at Heliconia Amazon River Lodge.


Day 4: Iquitos / ... (Lima) (B-L)

  • Breakfast.

  • After breakfast, we will visit a rustic sugar cane distillery where you can try different exotic beverages made from sugar cane liquor and also you will see how they use horses in the process of obtaining this liquor.

  • Return to the lodge.

  • Lunch

  • After lunch, transfer to Iquitos City.

  • At proper timer tranfer to the airpor for your flight to Lima.



Arrival in Iquitos has to be before 9:00 am and departure after 5:00 pm. Other schedules has to arrange extra boat with additional cost.


  • Insect repellent

  • Good walking shoes that cover the heals. (to avoid twisting your ankle)

  • Large sun hat.

  • Sunglasses.

  • Sun cream.

  • Camera with plenty of film and batteries.

  • Flashlight / torch to use at nighttime. (plus spare batteries)

  • Lightweight raincoat with rainproof hat.

  • Umbrella in case of rain.

  • A good book to read, plenty of magazines. (to ready while you relax)

  • Pair of binoculars.

  • Water flask. (fresh drinking water for jungle treks)

  • Swimming costume. (for swimming in our large pool or in the river)

  • The native Indian tribes in the area are very poor and love to receive gifts of used clothing, old toys or anything at all that the tourist does not need and wishes to donate. Also, any items for children such as paper, pencils and pens are very gratefully received.

  • (For couples) Bring protection. (there are no drugstore nearby!!)

The 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; ask for our promotional airfares.

  • Tips for native family, guides and staff members.

Heliconia Amazon River Lodge Rates 2019

Rates per person in US Dollar

Room Type

Max. Passengers

Our Rate Per Person

Single Room


$ 714

Double Room


$ 552

Triple Room


$ 552

Child (5-12 years old)


30% Off


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