Amazon Tours

Dawn on the Amazon 1 day trip
Hello, Captain Bill Grimes here. Dawn on the Amazon has provided the
best Amazon Tour Day Trips from Iquitos Peru for several years.
Circumstances change slowly, but they do change, and Dawn on the
Amazon is changing with them. We are making day trips one of our
specialties, more of a priority than ever before. This attitude will be
reflected in our pricing, our choices, and our attention to detail. You
can trust Dawn on the Amazon.

Tour operators should be held to a high standard. Your trust is one of
the most valuable assets I have, and I intend to keep it that way.

I have eliminated some day trips, added others, and changed some
combinations to provide the most fun, interest, and value to you. I
hope you will approve. I will only benefit if you decide that Dawn on
the Amazon is the best tour provider and then you tell your friends.

I have become an expert on day trips the only way there is, the hard
way, by operating hundreds of day trips and listening to my guests.

I listened. This is what you taught me. This is what Dawn on the
Amazon offers.

The most popular place near Iquitos Peru is the Butterfly Farm. You
want to see Pink Dolphins. You are interested in the Belen Market. We
have combined your three most desirable objectives into one full day
trip, 9:00am to 4:30-5:00pm.

Dawn on the Amazon proudly presents the #1 day trip in Iquitos Peru,
our new…
Dawn on the Amazon I day trip
Amazon Tour #1
The Belen Market, Looking for Pink Dolphins, The Butterfly Farm
The loose itinerary goes something (but probably not exactly) like this:
Your knowledgeable, nice, English-Spanish speaking guide will meet
you in the lobby of your hotel or, if you prefer, at the Dawn on the
Amazon Café at 9:00am.
He or she will arrange and pay
for your motocarro
transportation to the Belen
Market and escort you around
parts of the 20 plus square
block “Super Market” for a
couple of hours or so, where
everything that can be bought
and sold in Iquitos…is bought
and sold.

The adventure continues when
Amazon tour day trips Belen Market mapasho
Hand rolled mapasho
you hop into a motocarro and race through the city streets to my 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, and make yourself comfortable by around noon. You will
enjoy your picnic on the boat on the way to look for Pink Dolphins, and
on to the Butterfly Farm.
Pink dolphin
Pink dolphin
The picnic usually (but not always) 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. This could be a good
time to pop the cork on your complimentary bottle of champagne or, if
you prefer, beer, soda pop, or purified bottled water. It’s up to you.
The time will vary, but you will
probably finish the picnic by 1:00 or
1:30 and be ready to hike to the
Butterfly Farm shortly after lunch. You
will spend another couple of hours
enjoying what is officially called the
Amazon Animal Orphanage and
Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, home of
over 40 species of the most colorful
insects of the Amazon
Blue Morpho butterfly
macaws, parrots, an anteater,
manatees, monkeys, a jaguar, and
many other bird and animal species
living in a wild, wonderful botanical
garden full of flowers, fruits, and
medicinal plants.

Then you leisurely return back
toward Iquitos while looking for pink
dolphins. I estimate we see
Marybelle at the Butterfly Farm
Marybelle at the Butterfly Farm
Pink Dolphins on 85% of our day
trips, there is no guarantee but
the odds are good. The boat
returns to the Hunting and Fishing
Club, around 4:30 and your guide
assists you back to your hotel
lobby. You will be tired but happy.
At the end of the day, I’m sure you
will agree that this was not some
touristy day. There is nothing less
touristy than the Belen Market,
which is a slice of real life if ever there was one. This was what you
came to Iquitos to see and do in the first place. Enjoy your day.

The price is $85 per adult when booked more than 48 working hours in
advance. The price is $95 per adult when booked less than 48 working
hours in advance. Children age 12 or under 20% off. Includes bi-lingual
guide, all transportation, entry fees, rain coat, all the pure water you
can drink, a delicious picnic lunch, and a 10% discount at the Dawn on
the Amazon Cafe for 2 days.

Send an email to marmelita@dawnontheamazon.com to arrange this
day trip. Get the $10 discount per adult by paying 48 working hours in
advance.

Remember, 48 working hours in advance.

You will learn a lot more about our day trips if you click this link;
Amazon Tours and Day Trips.
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Amazon Tour #2
Belen Market, the Floating village of Belen, and the Three River tour
If the Butterfly Farm doesn’t sound like your thing, choose my personal
favorite, the Belen Market, the Floating village of Belen and the Three
River tour past the ports, combined with bird watching and looking for
Pink Dolphins.

The loose itinerary goes something (but probably not exactly) like this:
Your knowledgeable, nice, English-Spanish speaking guide will meet
you in the lobby of your hotel or, if you prefer, at the Dawn on the
Amazon Café at 9:00am.
He or she will arrange and pay
for your motocarro transportation
to the Belen Market and escort
you around parts of the 20 plus
square block “Super Market” for a
couple of hours or so, where
everything that can be bought
and sold in Iquitos…is bought
and sold.

One of our safe tour boats will
Belen Market, butchering catfish
Butchering catfish at Belen Market
meet you at the bottom of the Belen Market in the Port of Venice.
You will cruise upstream on the
Itaya River to a peaceful place
for your picnic. Then you will
take a leisurely cruise past the
floating village of Belen, Venice
of the Amazon, down the Itaya
in front of the city of Iquitos and
her busy ports, past ships,
boats of all sizes full of bananas
and charcoal, tugs, barges,
colectivos, peque-peques, and
fishermen in dugout canoes.
Belen
The floating city of Belen
house floating on balsa logs
Dawn on the Amazon I
House floating on balsa logs
You will see and photograph giant logs timbered from virgin rainforest,
watch for pink dolphins at the confluence of the Itaya and the Amazon,
and cruise downstream on the mightiest river on earth to the Nanay
River, with another good chance to see dolphins, then cruise up the
Nanay to the Hunting and Fishing Club and be assisted by your guide
back to your hotel.

The price is $85 per adult when booked more than 48 working hours in
advance. The price is $95 per adult when booked less than 48 working
hours in advance. Children age 12 or under 20% off. Includes bi-lingual
guide, all transportation, entry fees, rain coat, all the pure water you
can drink, a delicious picnic lunch, and a 10% discount at the Dawn on
the Amazon Cafe for 2 days.

Send an email to marmelita@dawnontheamazon.com to arrange this
day trip. Get the $10 discount per adult by paying 48 working hours in
advance.

Remember, 48 working hours in advance.

You will learn a lot more about our day trips if you click this link;
Amazon Tours and Day Trips.

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Amazon Tour #3
A Day in the Life
You’ve told me and told me you don’t want touristy traps. I listen to
you. This is for you.

Amazon Tour #3 is still in the developmental stages. We are very
excited to be arranging something completely new and unique to Dawn
on the Amazon. This will be the ultimate non-touristy Amazon Tour day
trip. I expect this slice of real life along the river to be the third most
popular day trip.

You will spend the day with a nice family of riberiños with cute children
as they live their life. You can watch or help, hang out in a hammock,
go birdwatching, fishing or swimming. You will eat what they eat, (we
cheat a little here and supply purified water that they will use to cook
your meal and wash the fruits, vegetables, and dishes) This day trip
will be operational by July 1, 2010.

The price is $85 per adult when booked more than 48 working hours in
advance. The price is $95 per adult when booked less than 48 working
hours in advance. Children age 12 or under 20% off. Includes bi-lingual
guide, all transportation, entry fees, rain coat, all the pure water you
can drink, a delicious picnic lunch, and a 10% discount at the Dawn on
the Amazon Cafe for 2 days.

Send an email to marmelita@dawnontheamazon.com to arrange this
day trip. Get the $10 discount per adult by paying 48 working hours in
advance.

Remember, 48 working hours in advance.

You will learn a lot more about our day trips if you click this link;
Amazon Tours and Day Trips.

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Dawn on the Amazon I
Amazon Tour #4
Monkey Island
Brought back by popular demand.
We stopped providing this tour 3
years ago because it is fairly far
away from Iquitos. I thought it
made a better two day, over night
cruise, but you disagreed. I
listened to you and learned. But
you have to work with me on this
one. There must be a minimum of
3 adults, or the monetary
equivalent. I understand you will  
Wooley monkey
Dawncita
Wooley monkey
be happy to go to Monkey Island, and we will be happy to take you, so
we will all be happy.
We usually take Dawncita to
Monkey Island because it's faster.
lunch, and a 10% discount at the Dawn on the Amazon Cafe for 2 days.

Send an email to marmelita@dawnontheamazon.com to arrange this
day trip. Get the $10 discount per adult, a minimum of three adults, by
paying 48 working hours in advance.

Remember, 48 working hours in advance.

You will learn a lot more about our day trips if you click this link;
Amazon Tours and Day Trips.

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Amazon Tour #5
Fishing Day Trip
The Fishing day trip is brought
back by popular demand and
improved. I stopped operating
day trip fishing excursions in
the wild because there is too
much fishing pressure close to
Iquitos. We got skunked too
many times. My guests were
disappointed. It was bad for my
reputation as an expert
fisherman, even though I doubt
Larry Larson could have caught
fish those days.
Fishing in Llanchama Cocha
Fishing in Llanchama Cocha
Problem solved! Now we go to a private, inland, stocked lake. I’m
considered an expert again. Catch fish, have fun, eat what you catch
on the charcoal grill.

Fishing gear rental $25 extra or bring your own.

The price is $85 per adult when booked more than 48 working hours in
advance. The price is $95 per adult when booked less than 48 working
hours in advance. Children age 12 or under 20% off. Includes bi-lingual
guide, all transportation, entry fees, rain coat, all the pure water you
can drink, a delicious picnic lunch, and a 10% discount at the Dawn on
the Amazon Cafe for 2 days.

Send an email to marmelita@dawnontheamazon.com to arrange this
day trip. Get the $10 discount per adult by paying 48 working hours in
advance.

Remember, 48 working hours in advance.

You will learn a lot more about our day trips if you click this link;
Amazon Tours and Day Trips.

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Amazon Tour #6
Amazon Golf Course
An Amazon Golf Adventure. Not
so much birdies and eagles;
more like boas in the rough,
caiman sunning in the sand
traps, piranhas lurking in the
water hazards. It’s the only
course in the world where
golfers are issued a machete to
carry in their golf bag. Avoid the
anaconda.
Amazon Golf Course
Amazon Golf Course
View from the clubhouse deck
hours in advance. The price is $95 per adult when booked less than 48
working hours in advance. Plus $25 for a round of golf. Children age 12
or under 20% off. Includes bi-lingual guide, all transportation, entry
fees, rain coat, all the pure water you can drink, a delicious picnic
lunch, and a 10% discount at the Dawn on the Amazon Cafe for 2 days.

Send an email to marmelita@dawnontheamazon.com to arrange this
day trip. Get the $10 discount per adult by paying 48 working hours in
advance.

Remember, 48 working hours in advance.

You will learn a lot more about our day trips if you click this link;
Amazon Tours and Day Trips.

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Amazon Tour #7
Quistacocha Zoo, the IIAP Manatee Center
Dawn on the Amazon no longer recommends day trips to the Jungle
Menagerie, Las Boas, El Parisio del Amazonas, the Yagua Village, or
the Bora Village.

This decision is partially market driven, and partially morally driven, a
good combination to continue staying ahead of the curve. Like I said at
the beginning, circumstances change.

The Jungle Menagerie, Las Boas, and El Parisio del Amazonas failed to
take good enough care of the animals and snakes to suit me. The
Yagua and Boras are too commercial and touristy.

My reputation is at stake on every day trip. I’m not taking any chances.
Our 7 recommended day trips, one for every day of the week, that’s
plenty, guarantee my reputation will be in the top 2% of all tour
operators. I won’t be satisfied with less, and neither should you.
Amazon Tour
Contact marmelita@dawnontheamazon.com to arrange your Amazon
tour today. Safe and comfortable, it's a wonderful way to spend the
day, with Dawn on the Amazon.
At Quistacocha Zoo
Send an email to marmelita@dawnontheamazon.com to arrange this
day trip. Get the $10 discount per adult by paying 48 working hours in
advance.

Remember, 48 working hours in advance.

You will learn a lot more about our day trips if you click this link;
Amazon Tours and Day Trips.

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at Quistacocha Zoo
The price is $85 per adult,
minimum of 3 adults, when
booked more than 48 working
hours in advance. The price is
$95 per adult, minimum of 3
adults, when booked less than
48 working hours in advance.
Children age 12 or under 20%
off. Includes bi-lingual guide,
all transportation, entry fees,
rain coat, all the pure water you
can drink, a delicious picnic
If you are a golfer, you’ve got to
play the Amazon Golf Course to
tell your family and friends. This
is not your mother’s country club.

Play a round of Amazon Golf for
an extra $25, and fish the water
hazards for free.

The price is $85 per adult when
booked more than 48 working
The price is $85 per adult when
booked more than 48 working
hours in advance. The price is $95
per adult when booked less than
48 working hours in advance.
Children age 12 or under 20% off.
Includes bi-lingual guide, all
transportation, entry fees, rain
coat, all the pure water you can
drink, a delicious picnic lunch, and
a 10% discount at the Dawn on
the Amazon Cafe for 2 days.