Tarapoto amazon jungle itinerary

  • Explore rich flora & fauna in High Amazon near Tarapoto.

  • Staying in comfortable Pumarinri Lodge, beside Huallaga River.

  • Highlights such as Pucayaquillo Falls, Chasuta & Laguna Sauce.

  • Includes all meals, transfers & guided excursions in English

Overview

Pumarinri, ('puma's ear' in Quechua), set on the banks of the Huallaga River - a tributary of the Amazon River - is the ideal place to enjoy the area's outstanding culture, flora and fauna.

Pumarinri's pool at night.

Pumarinri's pool at night.

The lodge has comfortable, spacious en-suite rooms, surrounded by hill forest, and is within easy reach of pristine rainforest - such as at the Pucayaquillo Waterfall trail - and dry forest.

And when not on an excursion, Pumarinri is a great place to relax and simply soak up the atmosphere of the beautiful setting. 

NB. We recommend a minimum four-day stay, in order to explore Pumarinri Lodge and its surroundings (as per the below itinerary). However, if you are short on time, one and two-night stays are also available.  

Prices

Below prices are per person, based on double occupancy, with all meals

ItineraryLengthPrices From
3 Days£249 / $318
Tarapoto Amazonia Escape
4 Days£343 / $439
Tarapoto Amazonia5 Days£427 / $546

3D Itin.

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Pumarinri, following the Mayo & Huallaga rivers. Free afternoon at Pumarinri.

  • Day 2: Rainforest walk to Pucayaquillo Waterfall. Coca Circuit and poison dart frog photo tour.

  • Day 3: Boat ride on the Huallaga & Mayo rivers. Afternoon transfer to Tarapoto airport.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Tarapoto: Arrival & Pumarinri Jungle Walk

On arrival at Tarapoto Airport, we welcome you and drive along the Mayo and Huallaga valleys, past the village of Shapaja, to Pumarinri Lodge, located at an altitude of 230 m (755 ft).

After checking in, we go for a guided walk on the Coca Circuit and other trails in the grounds of the lodge, looking for poison dart frogs, among other fauna. 
NB. Depending on flight arrival time, this may be done on another day.

Dinner & Overnight at Pumarinri Lodge.

Day 2: Pumarinri: Rainforest, Waterfalls & Rivers

Breakfast followed by a morning hike through the Amazon rainforest, observing a variety of forest features from palm trees, vines, epiphytes and hardwood trees to bullet ants, morpho butterflies and poison dart frogs.

At the end of this walk we have a refreshing swim at Pucayaquillo Waterfall. Lunch.

In the afternoon, we go on a Poison Dart Frog photo safari along Estero Creek, followed by the option of a refreshing swim in the Creek. 

Dinner & Overnight at Pumarinri Lodge.

Day 3: Pumarinri: Huallaga River Safari & Departure

In the morning, after breakfast, we take a boat trip along the Huallaga River, between the Estero and Chumia rapids, visiting the rainforest of Canoayacu (dry season) or the Mayo River (rainy season).

Lunch at the lodge. Transfer to Tarapoto airport for onward travel. 

End of tour.

4D Itin.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Pumarinri, following the Mayo and Huallaga rivers. Free afternoon at Pumarinri swimming pools.

  • Day 2: Tour to Chasuta, cacao at Isla Shilcayo, chocolate at Mishky Cacao & Wasichay native pottery.

  • Day 3: Rainforest walk to Pucayaquillo Waterfall. Coca Circuit and poison dart frog photo tour.

  • Day 4: Boat ride on the Huallaga & Mayo rivers. Afternoon transfer to Tarapoto airport.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Tarapoto: Arrival & Pumarinri Jungle Walk

A room at Pumarinri Amazon Lodge.

A room at Pumarinri Amazon Lodge.

On arrival at Tarapoto Airport, we welcome you and drive along the Mayo and Huallaga valleys, past the village of Shapaja, to Pumarinri Lodge, located at an altitude of 230 m (755 ft).

After checking in, we go for a guided walk on the Coca Circuit and other trails in the grounds of the lodge, looking for poison dart frogs, among other fauna. 
NB. Depending on flight arrival time, this may be done on another day.

Dinner & Overnight at Pumarinri Lodge.

Day 2: Pumarinri: Rainforest, Waterfalls & Rivers

Pucayaquillo Waterfall.

Pucayaquillo Waterfall.

Breakfast followed by a morning hike through the Amazon rainforest, observing a variety of forest features from palm trees, vines, epiphytes and hardwood trees to bullet ants, morpho butterflies and poison dart frogs.

At the end of this walk we have a refreshing swim at Pucayaquillo Waterfall. Lunch.

In the afternoon, we go on a Poison Dart Frog photo safari along Estero Creek, followed by the option of a refreshing swim in the Creek. 

Dinner & Overnight at Pumarinri Lodge.

Day 3: Pumarinri: Amazon Peoples & Cultures

Misky Cacao  workshop in Chasuta.

Misky Cacao workshop in Chasuta.

Breakfast and depart towards Chasuta, a native village on the banks of the Huallaga River, to visit the native pottery centre, Wasichay, and a community chocolate workshop.

After that, we take a boat to visit an organic cacao plantation on a Shilcayo River island. We also learn about other tropical crops and sustainable use of the rainforest. Snack box en route.

Return to Pumarinri for a late lunch, followed by a free afternoon. A chance to use the lodge's pool, perhaps. 

Dinner & Overnight at Pumarinri Lodge.

Day 4: Pumarinri: Huallaga River Safari & Departure

In the morning, after breakfast, we take a boat trip along the Huallaga River, between the Estero and Chumia rapids, visiting the rainforest of Canoayacu (dry season) or the Mayo River (rainy season).

Lunch at the lodge. Transfer to Tarapoto airport for onward travel. 

End of tour.

5D Itin.

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Pumarinri, following the Mayo and Huallaga rivers. Free afternoon at Pumarinri swimming pools.

  • Day 2: Tour to Chasuta, cacao at Isla Shilcayo, chocolate at Mishky Cacao & Wasichay native pottery.

  • Day 3: Rainforest walk to Pucayaquillo waterfalls. Coca Circuit and poison dart frogs photo tour.

  • Day 4: Full Day tour to Laguna Azul de Sauce.

  • Day 5: Boat ride on the Huallaga & Mayo rivers. Afternoon transfer to Tarapoto airport.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Tarapoto: Arrival & Pumarinri Jungle Walk (D)

On arrival at Tarapoto Airport, we welcome you and drive along the Mayo and Huallaga valleys, past the village of Shapaja, to Pumarinri Lodge, located at an altitude of 230 m (755 ft).

After checking in, we go for a guided walk on the Coca Circuit and other trails in the grounds of the lodge, looking for poison dart frogs, among other fauna. 
NB. Depending on flight arrival time, this may be done on another day.

Dinner & Overnight at Pumarinri Lodge.

Day 2: Pumarinri: Rainforest, Waterfalls & Rivers

Breakfast followed by a morning hike through the Amazon rainforest, observing a variety of forest features from palm trees, vines, epiphytes and hardwood trees to bullet ants, morpho butterflies and poison dart frogs.

At the end of this walk we have a refreshing swim at Pucayaquillo Waterfall. Lunch.

In the afternoon, we go on a Poison Dart Frog photo safari along Estero Creek, followed by the option of a refreshing swim in the Creek. 

Dinner & Overnight at Pumarinri Lodge.

Day 3: Pumarinri: Amazon Peoples & Cultures (B,L,D)

Breakfast and depart towards Chasuta, a native village on the banks of the Huallaga River, to visit the native pottery centre, Wasichay, and a community chocolate workshop.

After that, we take a boat to visit an organic cocoa plantation on a Shilcayo River island. We also learn about other tropical crops and sustainable use of the rainforest. Snack box en route.

Return to Pumarinri for a late lunch, followed by a free afternoon. A chance to use the lodge's pool, perhaps. 

Dinner & Overnight at Pumarinri Lodge.

Day 4: Full Day Tour to Laguna Azul de Sauce (B,L,D)

After breakfast, we depart Pumarinri, driving for about two hours to Laguna Sauce … which translates to ‘Willow Lake’ in English, and is also known as Blue Lagoon. It can only be reached by crossing the Huallaga River on a barge!

Once at Sauce, we spend the day exploring and relaxing by - and swimming in - the beautiful lake.

We have lunch here. Recommended is the fish, that is fresh from the lagoon.

We drive back to Tarapoto in the afternoon.

Dinner & Overnight at Pumarinri Lodge.

Day 5: Pumarinri: Huallaga River Safari & Departure

In the morning, after breakfast, we take a boat trip along the Huallaga River, between the Estero and Chumia rapids, visiting the rainforest of Canoayacu (dry season) or the Mayo River (rainy season).

Lunch at the lodge. Transfer to Tarapoto airport for onward travel. 

End of tour.

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