The Fast and Furious Amazon Excursion:
3 Days / 2 Nights

An Intense Adventure

Explore the untouched Amazon Rainforest in Peru for the adventure vacation of a lifetime. There’s so much to see in the sprawling lush jungle, but if you have only a few days and want to get the most out of your trip, we recommend the Fast and Furious Excursion. This adventure package was designed to hit the highlights, giving you a taste of the Peruvian Amazon and the beauty, wildlife, and adventure it has to offer.

The Grand Amazon Lodge and Tours’ Fast and Furious Excursion spans 3 days and 2 nights. Thanks to your private guide, the adventures and excursions are entirely customizable, but Grand Amazon tours recommends the included itinerary below for a unique Amazon Adventure.

The Fast and Furious Excursion will give visitors a sampling of the best the Amazon has to offer, filled with hikes, boating, and wildlife sightings. You will be assigned a private guide who will assist you through your stay, and this guide may adjust activities according to your interest and ability. All activities mentioned in the itinerary are subject to change based on weather, logistics, and other local conditions.

Day 1 - Jump into Adventure

  • Arrival – Flight arrival between 6:00 am and 3:00 pm for pick up at Iquitos airport, or at 10:00am from your Iquitos Hotel by one of our friendly and experienced guides that is dedicated to you and will modify the itinerary to your ability and interests. (Depending on logistical consideration, early arrivals may tour the city or visit CREA – the wildlife animal rehabilitation center) 
  • Scenic Drive for an hour and a half down the Iquitos-Nauta Caretera in a private van, passing by small villages and luscious Amazon Rainforest habitat along the way
  • Dock our Private Boat from San Joaquin de Amaguas and travel down The Amazon River for an hour and half to reach our lodge
  • Arrive at Grand Amazon Lodge and be welcomed to the lodge by a local jungle fruit juice while being shown your private bungalow. (Depending on time, lunch may be served during your trip or after at the lodge.)
  • Afternoon Boat Ride to Muena and Sapote Lakes, full of large trees, sometimes dolphins, and a lot of wildlife along the edges. Sapote lake is one of the largest lakes and aids in dragon fish breeding.
  • Your first Dinner at the lodge, cooked by our awesome chef
  • Night Hiking Excursion to see nocturnal animals such as caimans, bats, frogs, or maybe even a pygmy owl
  • Restful Sleep to recover from your flight in and adventurous travels.
Chestnut-eared Aracari in Peruvian Amazon

Day 2 - A Full Day of Activity

  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Hike on Ceiba trail, named after one of the large trees in the amazon jungle
  • Search for over ten species of monkey, looking specifically for the Howler Monkey
  • See several of our over 600 species of birds in the area, like the green-backed trogon known for its unique color
  • Head back to the lodge for Lunch
  • Boat ride up the Yanayacu River towards Ayacucho Tipishca
  • Short Walk to search for Hoatzin, known as the dinosaur bird because of their claws
  • Back on Board and then mini walk to view the Victoria Amazonica, the world’s largest lily pads
  • Yanayacu Excursion as you head back to the lodge and search for animals getting ready for bed
  • Enjoy an Amazonian Dinner at the lodge
  • Night Boat Excursion for Caiman (similar to crocodiles), bats, nocturnal birds, and capybara – the world’s largest rodent
  • Head to Bed, You deserve a restful sleep!
Howler Monkey and Baby Howler Monkey at Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve on Yanayacu Tributary

Day 3 - One Last Adventure

  • Breakfast at the lodge, and make sure you are packed and ready for departure!
  • Boat deep into Yanayacu River, named after it’s black water color, insearch of squirrel monkeys, Howler Monkeys, Capuchins, Saki Monkeys, or one of our other 10 species of monkeys in the area. 
  • Spot Other Species, such as horned screamer, wattled jacana, or cocoi heron on your way.
  • Depart the Lodge and get one last goodbye in with the staff, your new family in the Amazon. Depending on your flight and logistical consideration, have lunch on the boat or at the lodge.
  • Head Back to Iquitos as you head out our tributary and onto the Amazon River, you may have a sendoff by pink and gray river dolphins and some birds.
  • Catch your flight and off to home with a new memory or a few more days at an Iquitos hotel, we can get you to the airport on time for any flight that leaves after 12pm (mid-day), usually people leave after 5pm so as to have leisurely breakfast and morning excursion.
Remember, Our Itineraries are only sample itineraries to give you an idea of what you can do. However, since you have a private guide, every activity, adventure, and day can be changed and personalized entirely to your interests or activity level. Feel free to contact us for more information!
Tucuxi Amazon River Dolphins on the Amazon river with slight pink coloration near Iquitos Peru

The above itinerary can be modified by you and your guide. Please keep in mind that all the above activities are subject to weather and other logistical conditions in the area