Arrive in Iquitos where you and your family will be met and escorted to your waiting vessel. Get settled in and get fully acquainted with your crew and expert naturalist guides who will take care of you on this jungle adventure. Enjoy a delicious supper on board before retiring to your suite for your first night.
Wake up early and explore the Yarapa River by skiff. This tributary to the Amazon River is abundant with natural life and is part of a reserve that protects the pure, uninhibited wilderness of this area. Help your children find primates and birds that call in the trees surrounding the river. Spot the beady eyes of caiman resting in the shallows. After a refreshing drink and delicious lunch on board, head back out on a skiff, this time in search of the fearsome Amazon piranha. You and your family will have the chance to catch some of these iconic fish as you cast a line into the river. This is an exciting way to teach your children the art of fishing with expert guides on hand to help them perfect their technique.
In the evening, as dusk falls, head out on a wildlife excursion on the black waters of the Nauta Caño. See the heavens with startling unrivalled clarity and witness the stars reflected in the black water.
As the sun rises head out on an immersive jungle walk with an expert local guide. Your walk will take you to the firm soil forest. Your eagle-eyed naturalist guides will point out the wildlife you and your children may miss such as night monkeys, the three-toed sloth, and the pygmy marmoset. Keep your eyes peeled for bird species like the capped heron.
After lunch on board return to the water. Choose how you would like to explore the biodiverse waters. You and your children can head out on a kayak or canoe or simply swim through the water keeping an eye out for shy, pink river dolphins that occasionally dart above the water. Spotting these dolphins is a truly exceptional experience and if you are successful you will come away with a true sense of awe and achievement.
Back in Iquitos visit a local market. Your guides will be with you and will show you where to find the first of the days catch provided by the fishermen of the Amazonia. Sample the regions freshest, exotic fruits and enjoy the warm and lively atmosphere of this tropical market. After this head to the extraordinary birthplace of the Amazon. It is an awe-inspiring experience to see where such a large and powerful river begins its long journey.