Day 4AMAZON BIRTHPLACE - P. MIGUEL VILLAGE - CREA - IQUITOS
Navigation through the Amazon River Birthplace: the convergence of the Ucayali and the Marañon Rivers. This is a birder’s idea of heaven, since it is possible to spot parrot species like the parakeets and the macaws, and another exotic colorful birds, including tanagers, sandpipers and terns.
Visit to Amazon’s riverside Puerto Miguel Village, where a community of Cocama people live. The guide will work as an interpreter for conversations between passengers and villagers to take place, making the visit a very interesting cultural exchange for everyone. Local handicraft including painted coconut bowls and seed bead jewelry available for purchase.
On the way back to Iquitos, it is possible to see the largest aquatic plant on Earth, the giant water lilies or Victoria Regias. Their unique blossom hasn’t been seen by many people, which makes this trip a non-traditional experience.
Disembarkation on Iquitos Port and guided visit to the Amazonian Rescue Center (CREA). Here, biologists and volunteers work to protect the endangered manatees by rescuing them and taking care of them and once they’re ready, reintroduce them into their natural habitat.
Check-in at Iquitos International Airport at the late afternoon. The guides will offer their assistance at the airport until the departure time.