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2017 Journeys

Amazon Retreat
Detailed itinerary
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Amazon Retreat

Detailed itinerary

Please note that we will take a night flight home on July 2nd, arriving back in the states in the morning on July 3rd.

Saturday, June 24
Flight from U.S. to Lima, arriving in the evening. Our dear friend Oscar will meet us at the airport and take us to the Hotel Limaq (, only 15 minutes away, for overnight rest.

Sunday, June 25
Mid-morning flight to Iquitos. Today is a day for rest and acclimation. We will visit the historic town of Iquitos and stay overnight in the Hotel Victoria Regia.

Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30
After a late breakfast on Monday, we'll take a boat on the Amazon river to the Reserve Yanamomo, where our home base for the week will be the beautiful Heliconia Lodge resort. Our days will include spending time with a local healer and the native community of the Yaguas, learning about the ancestral traditions of the jungle. We'll hike to experience the vibrant sights of the rainforest, boat and swim in the Amazon river with the pink and grey dolphins, and observe the stars. 

Saturday, July 1
We'll rise early to conclude our week of healing, rest and relaxation with traditional Bano de Florecimiento, water infused with plants and flowers to invigorate and protect our energy. After lunch, we'll take a boat to return to Iquitos, staying again in the Hotel Victoria Regia. 

Sunday, July 2
An early morning flight takes us back to Lima, where Oscar will take us to the Museum Laco Hoyle, lunch and exploration of the Miraflores area, including time with the artisan's craft market for souvenir shopping. We'll dine on the ocean at the elegant Rosa Nautica before going to the airport for our overnight flight home. 

Monday, July 3rd
Morning arrival in U.S.

“The creatures that inhabit this earth--be they human beings or animals--are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.”
— His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama