Amazon Jungle Tours

Experience the wonders of the Amazon rainforest while giving back to support its beauty and communities. Curuhuinsi Lodge’s most experienced, award-winning native guides will take you on a journey into the heart of the Amazon with personalized jungle tours you will never forget.

Amazon wildlife tour Iquitos - see spider monkeys

The best jungle tours in Peru–that give back.

When you immerse yourself in the wonders of the Amazon jungle in Iquitos, Peru, with Curuhuinsi Lodge, you’ll explore diverse wildlife, ancient tribes and stunning landscapes while making a positive impact on the local community on one of our Amazon rainforest tours.
At Curuhuinsi Lodge, we believe in giving back. 20% of all our profits are reinvested in the local village, providing essential resources such as education, food and healthcare. by choosing us, you are not only embarking on an incredible adventure, but you are also supporting the sustainable development of the community.
Through Our Foundation, dear friends, you contribute a grain of sand to sustain our community.

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Arial Photo of Curuhuinsi Lodge on the tributary Ucayali river, near Iquitos Peru.

About Us

Curuhuinsi Lodge has been operating for over 24 years. We offer personalized and private tours for large and small groups.
We are located 260km south of Iquitos (map) in one of the most beautiful and protected areas of the Peruvian Amazon, right near the Pacaya Samiria National Park and the Yarapa communal reserve.

Gerson Pizango: Top Guide in Iquitos, Peru

Gerson Pizango: Top Guide in Iquitos, Peru

Founder, CEO

All of our Amazon jungle tours are led by the famous local guide Gerson Pizango, an international tourism competition winner in 2011 for the Best Local Guide in the Peruvian Amazon. Gerson is one of the most reputable independent guides in Iquitos, highly recommended by various tourism platforms such as Trip Advisor, Lonely Planet, Expedia, South American Handbook, National Geographic, Rough Guides, Soguide, Leap Local and The Iquitos Times (an English newspaper in Peru).

Gerson became a jungle scout, leading tours in the Amazon rainforest, after completing his military service. To help support his village, he started Curuhuinsi Lodge in 2000, which gained international acclaim. Born and raised in the Amazon jungle, he is best known for his fun, personalized tours and extensive knowledge of the area. On top of that, he is an excellent caiman catcher!

Book directly with a local guide, and support the local community.

Plan Your Perfect Trip With Us

Curuhuinsi Lodge is located in the heart of the Amazon rainforest on a major tributary river, the Ucayali, which feeds into the great Amazon river. As a result, the sounds of jungle wildlife surround our lodge day and night.

We provide transportation from Iquitos to nauta via land to the boat ramp where we depart for our rainforest lodge. Also, life jackets, bottled water and jungle stories are included.

Amazon jungle tour highlight - learn about local plants and medicine
Amazon tour highlight - see the blue and yellow macaw on our jungle tour Peru
Amazon wildlife tour - feed pink river dolphins on our jungle tours Peru

Amazon Wildlife Tour

3 Days-2Nights | The Amazon Wildlife Tour  is our most popular tour. Swim with dolphins, see monkeys and go on our night tours. All the highlights without getting too dirty or too much sleep.

Iquitos, Peru

Wildlife, Flora

Age: 8+

Jungle Survival Skills Tour - Gerson Pizango is a highly experienced jungle guide.

Jungle Survival Skills Tour

5 Days-4 Nights |Experience the jungle up close by camping out in the open air. Gerson, our experienced guide, will take you deep into the jungle and teach you how to forage for food and medicine.

Iquitos, Peru

Jungle Survival

Age: 13+

Jungle hiking tour - see the giant otter on our jungle tour Peru

Jungle Hiking Tour

4Days-3Nights | Hike into the jungle with our highly experienced guides. Learn how to find fresh water, forage for food and discover the many different species of birds and animals deep in the jungle.

Iquitos, Peru

Hiking, Wildlife, Foraging

Age: 8+


Airport Pick-Up/Drop-off

We will meet you at the airport on arrival, as well as organize your airport drop-off. So, please kindly provide your flight information.

All Meals Provided

Meals are prepared in our kitchen and are fresh and nutritious. Furthermore, we cater to vegetarians and those with dietary requirements. Please advise us of your food preferences/ allergies.


Our lodge is surrounded by the rainforest and has a rustic but comfortable atmosphere. We have 7 Bungalows with private bathroom and shower, and also a hammock area, large dining room and a kitchen. Power is available  from 6 pm to 9 or 10 pm.

Amazon tour highlight - see the giant otter on our jungle tour Peru

Book a Tour with Curuhuinsi Lodge


Be an Eco-Tourist and support local communities.

Amazon jungle tour highlight - see spider monkeys on our jungle tours Iquitos, Peru


Which airlines fly to Iquitos?

There quite a few options to get to Iquitos by plane.

The most common route is from Lima to Iquitos. You can also fly from Cusco to Iquitos, usually with a short layover in Lima.

Airlines that fly to Iquitos:

  • LATAM Airlines *check the Peruvian website, it often offers cheaper flights than the International website
  • Peruvian Airlines
  • Star Peru
  • Sky Airline
  • Viva Air
Can I pay for my Amazon Jungle tour by credit card?

Our business is run by locals and cash is the preferred currency in the Amazon jungle. Please book your trip and pay in cash when you arrive in Iquitos.

We are in the process of setting up an online payment option.

What should I wear to the Amazon jungle?

Wear whatever is comfortable. It is recommended to have a sturdy pair of broken-in trail shoes, boots, or sneakers. Also a long sleeve shirt and long pants. Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat it is also recommended.

Here is an example packing list for your Amazon jungle tour.


  • A tough pair of comfortable, not-new, hiking shoes or sneakers
  • T-shirt *long if you’re worried about sunburn
  • Shorts/long pants
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat


  • Long sleeve shirt or t-shirt (for walking in the jungle)
  • Long pants (for walking in the jungle)
  • Swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Daypack or small backpack
  • Any personal medication that you need
  • Raincoat
  • Flashlight


  • Mosquito repellent
  • Your ​own personal water container​ *free refills of filtered water on site

*If you don’t have a raincoat or a flashlight, let our guides know before departure so you can buy them in Iquitos.

What our clients say

It was incredible. Would recommned 100%. Gerson and his family are so accommodating and make sure that every detail of your experience is a good one. We saw many different animals and even got to hold a sloth! I love how much I learned about the area too.

– Troy B

What our clients say

It was incredible. Would recommned 100%. Gerson and his family are so accommodating and make sure that every detail of your experience is a good one. We saw many different animals and even got to hold a sloth! I love how much I learned about the area too.

– Troy B

We had the best times at Gerson’s curuhuinsi lodge. We swam with the pink dolphins, hold all kinds of animals and were good taking care of. Thank you Gerson and your family for making our stay perfect! Would 100% recommend.

– Ava

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