Birdwatching in Peruvian Amazon Rainforest

at Muyuna lodge Experience (4 Days)

Fresh Water at Muyuna Lodge (4 Days)

Muyuna Lodge was designed and built by people from the native community of San Juan de Yanayacu keeping strict relation to the architecture. Since the level of the Amazon and its tributaries can vary a few feet, is constructed on stilts.

Muyuna is located in the Yanayacu river banks, up the Amazon River, at southeast from Iquitos City, very close to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Thanks to the remoteness of the lodge, in Muyuna we guarantee observation of birds, monkeys, sloth, dolphins, fish, caimans, butterflies, etc. in their natural habitat.

The Peruvian Amazon supports over 2,000 species of birds, excluding the 250 or so aquatic species. This amount is almost a quarter of the world’s total (500 species in Europe, and 700 in North America). Although this is a great number, it increases seasonally with migrants birds from Patagonia or North America. This is why in Muyuna Lodge we thought it was necessary to give the importance it deserves, with a special program through which you can watch birds and learn their customs, told by expert guides in the area. Birds lovers will not find another paradise in the whole world like this one.

Near Muyuna Lodge, you can see the Hyacinth Macaw (Ara hyacinthus), that uses its powerful curved bill to break hard nuts and seeds. It is the finest and rarest specie of the parrot family. Macaws are widely distributed and, fortunately, still quite common. Our guides will help you to identify the different species by their coloring.

Iquitos Vacation Package - The tour package includes:

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Transfer from the airport to the port or hotel in Iquitos City.

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Navigation from Iquitos to Muyuna Lodge along the Amazon River

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Bottled water.

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Electric charge batteries for cameras, laptops, etc. at set times.

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet.

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Basket with fruit and a coffee table for your entertainment.

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Private Cabin with bathroom and terrace with hammock facing the river or jungle.

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Tents, mattresses and everything needed if they want to camp in the jungle virgin.

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Night and day excursions to look for birds and wildlife.

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Expert bilingual naturalist guides small groups.

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A Primer of animals that have been in the area of ​​Muyuna.

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First Aid Kit, which includes antivenom. Do not worry, in 12 years, we have never used a single one.

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With no electricity, we play again like when we were kids and we were away from electronic games (Monopoly, Scrabble, Chess, etc). We have board games and football hand.

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Biodegradable Amenities (shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer and liquid soap).

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Optional flight tickets Lima / Iquitos / Lima

AXA Travel Assistant

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Itinerary - Birdwatching in Peruvian Amazon Rainforest at Muyuna Lodge Experience (4 Days / 3 Nights)

Daily departures from Iquitos or Lima.


Day 1: ... (Lima) / Iquitos / Muyuna Lodge (L-D)

  • Reception at Iquitos' airport.

  • Transfer to the Iquitos port.

  • Transfer to a speed boat for 3 hours (about), 140 Km. upriver from Iquitos City, on the Amazon River.

  • Reception at Muyuna Lodge.

  • Distribution of bungalow and guidance. Delivery list of birds and animals that have been seen previously in the area.

  • Lunch buffet.

  • To get used to the place, you will make a short walk in the surroundings, to identify the flora that the birds are looking for (for example, marauding the heliconia flower, it is easy to see the hummingbirds).

  • Dinner buffet.

  • Overnight.


Day 2: Muyuna Lodge (B-L-D)

  • Very early in the morning you will make an expedition into remote rainforest to see the Piurí or Wattled Curassow (Crax globulosa) which is a critically endangered bird restricted to western Amazonia and which can only be seen in Peru at Muyuna Lodge.

  • Buffet breakfast.

  • Lunch buffet.

  • In the afternoon, while you enjoy the greenest sunset of your life, take a boat ride along the Yanayacu River, looking for more different species of birds of the flat forest, such as parrots, macaws, jacanas, kingfishers, herons, seedeaters, flycatchers, antbirds, tinamus, doves, pigeons, screamers, muscovy ducks, cormorants, etc.

  • Dinner buffet.

  • After dinner, the Amazon Rainforest will surprise you again showing you that it changes by night. You will have a nocturnal excursion to look for nocturnal birds, while you listen to the deafening sound of silence. Pootos, pauraques, night herons, bats, owls, nocturnal hawks will accompany you.

  • Overnight.


Day 3: Muyuna Lodge (B-L-D)

  • Buffet breakfast very early.

  • After breakfast, if your physical state is slightly strong and if water level permits, you can make a long walk. We will walk behind Muyuna. The walk may last six hours. In this path, the guide will explore the jungle with you pointing more birds and other kind of wild life, such as chachalacas, hummingbirds, cuckoos, nunbirds, woodpeckers, fruitcrows, tinamus, doves, pigeons. Here you are not only going to see birds, but also insects, tamarin, and squirrel monkeys, pygmy marmoset, colorful butterflies, and if you are lucky, you may see an anaconda crossing the path.

  • Lunch buffet.

  • Dinner buffet.

  • At night, you do a night walk to see nocturnal birds.

  • Overnight.


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

  • Very early in the morning you will visit the islands of the Amazon to see endemic birds like Parker´s Spinetail, White-bellied Spinetail, Leaden Antwren, Riverside Tyrant that lives in the islands. Also the Festive Parrot that lives in the varzea and along the rivers, Olive-spotted hummingbird that is one specialized to live in the islands of the Amazon, Little Woodpecker, Red and white spinetail, Black-tailed Antbird that is a rare species and not well known, Black and white Antbird.

  • Later, you will be taken by motorboats to the other side of the Amazon River, just to see how the difference of land can have different species of birds. The typical birds that can be seen in the high jungle are the cushuris (a type of duck), swallow fish, etc. As we are in the Amazon River, you will have this magical moment to see the pink Amazon River dolphins playing around your boat.

  • In the way back to the lodge, you will see the biggest aquatic plant in the whole world, the Victoria Regia.

  • Lunch buffet.

  • After lunch, your grateful bird watching trip will come to an end.

  • Using boats to take you to the Amazon River, where you will experience the most magical moment of your trip, which is swimming in the river where the pink and gray dolphins live. Show themselves, but do not expect to touch.

  • Your jungle experience will end and sail three hours back to Iquitos City and take you to the hotel or airport, departure 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

  • Tips for guides and staff members.

  • Flight tickets Lima / Iquitos / Lima and airport taxes; ask for our promotional airfares.

  • Gratuities for baggage handlers.

  • Travel insurance or health insurance.

  • Liquors and beverages.

  • Rubber boots.

  • Personal expenses and not mentioned in this program.

Muyuna Lodge - Rates 2019

Rates per person in US Dollar

Room Type

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Our Rate Per Person



$ 680



$ 680



$ 780

Child (5-12 years old)


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  • Rates apply to foreign tourists, not residents in Peru and there are expressed in U.S. Dollars. Our fares include all taxes.

  • The system must only process reserves received at least 7 days before the date of trip.

  • Unused services are not refundable

  • Rates subject to change and / or availability

  • Does not apply to dates of Easter, Independence Day (25 to 31 July), National Holidays, Christmas, New Year and Special Events


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