Amazon Tours and Day Trips

Join us for fun Amazon tours and day trips from Iquitos Peru with Dawn on the Amazon.

A fun day with Dawn on the Amazon

A fun day on a safe, beautiful boat on the Amazon River with Dawn on the Amazon

If you are visiting Iquitos Peru you spent a lot of money to get here. Make it a good investment. It doesn’t cost much to stay an extra day.  Don’t leave without discovering the people, personalities, and places of Iquitos. Don’t spend all of your time at the lodge. Come visit us. Give us an extra day or two to entertain you while learning about the undiscovered side of this charming city surrounded by rivers and rainforest.

We use Dawncita for day trips also, frequently to Monkey Island

We use Dawncita for day trips also, frequently to Monkey Island

If you spend a day or two with me, my crew, and Dawn on the Amazon, we will give you unforgettable memories, stories and photos to take back home to your family and friends.

Having fun on a day trip in Dawncita

Having fun on a day trip in Dawncita

I’ve written and published several articles about our Amazon tours and day trips but they are scattered all over my blog and hard to find. I am using this article to bring all of those stories together to build a page devoted to the subject of Amazon tours and day trips so they are easy for you to find and to evaluate your options. Below are links to the appropriate articles. I provide valuable information about how to spend an extra day or two in Iquitos. I encourage you to use this information to help make your stay in Iquitos the best part of your trip or vacation.

A day trip with Dawn on the Amazon will be one of your best days

A day trip with Dawn on the Amazon will be one of your best days

I wish everyone that comes to Iquitos could visit the Butterfly Farm and the Belen Market. In my opinion they are as unique and interesting as any places anywhere. We combine those two places with looking for Pink Dolphins and it makes a fun day trip you won’t want to miss.

Please send an email to bill@dawnontheamazon.com to let me know your preferred method of advance payment to book your day trip and receive your $10 discount.

About the Amazon Animal Orphanage and Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

Butterfly Farm, Iquitos Peru;

Our Amazon Tour To The Butterfly Farm, Iquitos Peru;

Pilpintuwasi, With And For Nature;

Pirate Monkeys Board Boat On Way To Butterfly Farm;

Monkey Wars;

Belen Market;

The Fresh Safe Belen Market, Learn About It Here;

The Top Ten Tips To Explore The Belen Market;

A Cruise On Three Rivers, The Iquitos Ports, The Floating Village Of Belen, Birdwatching, Pink Dolphins

Lets Go On A Day Trip With Dawn on the Amazon;

A Day Trip With Dawn on the Amazon, Another Perspective;

Fundo Pedrito, at Barrio Florida, the Caimen Farm, hand feed the paiche, an old fashioned rum still

Get Personal With Paiche;

Monkey Island requires a minimum of 3 in the group

Monkey Island;

A Haven For Eco-Tourism; Monkey Island, La Isla de Los Monos;

Amazon Golf Course

Golfing Amazon Style, From The Fringe;

Amazon Golf Course, Iquitos Peru, Open Under New Management;

General Interest

You Could Love Iquitos Peru;

Top Ten Things To Do In Iquitos Peru;

A day trip to the Bora Indigenous tribe with Dawn on the Amazon

A day trip to the Bora Indigenous tribe with Dawn on the Amazon

The Details

Price

The price is $89 per adult if you pay at the door, ($79 per adult when there are two or more adults and you pay over 48 hours in advance), children 12 and under 20% off. The price includes everything. You will only need your wallet if you want to purchase souvenirs, personal items.

Includes

Includes a knowledgeable, nice, charming, English/Spanish speaking guide, an experienced boat pilot, a safe boat, with quiet 4 stroke Johnson engine, all boat expenses, all transportation involved in the day trip, all the purified water you can drink, a large delicious picnic lunch, and snacks. You should bring your own sun screen and insect repellent.

Contact me

Please send an email to bill@dawnontheamazon.com to let me know your preferred method of advance payment to book your day trip and receive your $10 discount.

Itinerary

Your English-Spanish speaking guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel at 9:00am. Depending on which Amazon tour and day trip you are on, the day will go something like this.

The adventure begins when you hop into a motocarro, arranged and paid for by your guide, and race through the city streets to our home port at the Hunting and Fishing Club on the Nanay River, where the boat will be waiting. You will meet your experienced Amazon boat pilot, cast off by around 9:30.

You will cruise to your first destination in the morning, enjoy at least a couple of hours there, return to the boat for the picnic, which usually consists of three types of ripe, hand chosen seasonal tropical fruits, the best we can find. French bread and cheese sandwich, two if you want, and either a tamale or humita, with two choices of sauces. This can vary according to availability but it will be something similarly delicious and lots of it. The time will depend on the distance to the destination but you will probably finish the picnic by 1:00 or 1:30 and be ready for your second destination shortly after lunch. You will spend another hour and a half or two enjoying your second destination and then leisurely return back toward Iquitos specifically looking for pink dolphins and interesting birds and wildlife. I estimate we see Pink Dolphins on 85% of our day trips. No guarantee but the odds are good. Then the boat returns to the Hunting and Fishing Club, and your guide assists you back to your hotel lobby in a motocarro that he or she arranges and pays for.

Everything included

The only reason you will need your wallet would be to buy some souvenirs along the way. All other expenses are covered in your original payment.

Solo travelers welcome

We welcome solo travelers to add to scheduled day trips. Please contact me with the information in the contact subtitle below to ask about available day trips for solo travelers to join. Thank you.

Payment

Payment can be made on the internet by credit card, (Visa adds a three and a half percent international service charge, Master Card three percent), or MoneyGram, Western Union, a deposit in our bank account in Banco de Credito from nearly any city in Peru, or by credit card, dollars or soles paid at our office here in Iquitos. Remember 48 hours in advance to get the discount and to give us time to get our boat ready, the picnic lunch organized, the cooler packed and hopefully to find another guest or two to accompany you.

Save up to $10 per person by booking 48 hours in advance

When there are two or more adults we offer a $10 discount when booking 48 hours in advance. The price drops from $89 to $79. This is a mutually beneficial arrangement that gives us advance preparation time, and a chance to find another guest or two to accompany you. In addition you receive a S/10 sole discount on any order at Dawn on the Amazon Cafe.

Contact me to arrange your fun day trip with Dawn on the Amazon. You’ll be happy you did.

Please send an email to bill@dawnontheamazon.com to let me know your preferred method of advance payment to book your day trip, and I will send you the appropriate information back to you. For my postal address, phone number and another map click my Contact Bill link here. Thanks.

Best regards, from Captain Bill Grimes

Bring your group on a fun day trip with Dawn on the Amazon

Bring your group on a fun day trip with Dawn on the Amazon

Join us for fun Amazon tours and day trips from Iquitos Peru with Dawn on the Amazon.

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Join us for fun Amazon tours and day trips from Iquitos Peru with Dawn on the Amazon.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Julie Hanson September 26, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Hi,
My friend and I will be visiting Iquitos in October. We will only have 2 days to see the sights. I am interested in booking one of your day tours. Amazon Trip 1 and 2 both look interesting to me. I am especially keen to see the pink dolphins, Belen Market, and floating village. However, I am also interested in a jungle walk and have always wanted to see a sloth in it’s native habitat.
We will arrive in Iquitos on October 14th and depart on the 18th. Perhaps you have a suggestion about what might be best. I also noted that you provide a discount for advance payment. Could you send this information in your reply?
Thank you so much for your assistance.
Kind regards,
Julie

2 Captain Bill September 26, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Hi Julie, thanks for contacting me by comment and email. I believe we have worked out exactly what you mention wanting to do and see.

3 greta krumenacker March 2, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Dear Bill,

We will be arriving march 3 in iquitos and would love to book cruises with you. What should we do_
Greta

4 xavier fernandes October 15, 2012 at 6:44 pm

hi there
we were hopping to be in iquitos on oct 22 -24th 2012 and was wondering if we could set up a day trip on oct 23rd 2012

5 Dora January 20, 2013 at 1:17 am

Hi,
Wondering if I just stayed in town and took day trips,
what would the day trips to the Amazon be called and how many would
there be? Also what hotel would you suggest? What is the best month?
Thank you
Dora

6 cliff friedman May 31, 2013 at 10:20 am

Hi Bill,
I have an AA flight on hold for 24 hr. till 6/1- 9am EST.
So I need to hear from you ASAP.
We arrive in Lima on 12/26 at 10:10 pm. and leave Lima on
1/4/2014 at 7:55 am.
We would like to make reservations for 5 days(2 people) from Saturday 12/28
to Wednesday,Jan 1st. (is this 5 full days?). We need flight information to and from Iquitos and also need to know if these dates work.

Do you re

We do have more questions but these are primary.

We await your reply.

Thanks, Cliff & Carol Friedman.
Pacaya Samiria Reserve sounds terrific. Is this what you would
recommend? And would we be going with you?

Do you recommend 5 or 6 days?

7 cliff friedman May 31, 2013 at 10:48 am

Hi Bill,
We have a AA flight on hold for 24 hrs. till 9am 6/1 EST.

So we need to hear from you ASAP.

We arrive in Lima on 12/26 @ 10:10pm.and leave Lima on 1/4/2014
@ 7:55am.
We would like to make reservations for (2 people) from Sat. 12/28 to
Wed. 1/1 for 5 full days( are 6 days better)?
We need flight info to & from Iquitos .

Also need to know if these days work. We like the info about Paca
Samiria.

We await your reply.

Cliff & carol Friedman

8 Captain Bill May 31, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Hi Cliff, Hi Carol,

Yes, those dates work. You can book your flight. I addressed flight information in my reply to your first email dated May 30. That same day I sent you an email to the email address you listed when you made your first comment. Did you get it? If not, check your spam box. We can work out the details by email. Find my email by clicking the link to Contact Bill. I will send you another email now. Look for it.

My best,
Bill

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