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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best time of the year to visit Muyuna?
MUYUNA can be visited all year round. The landscapes only change. Each season has its charm: When the area is draining, you can walk a lot and there are fewer mosquitoes. When the water is high, what we walked, we use canoes to the height of a little less than the treetops, and then you can see more flowers.
Why Muyuna guarantees to see free animals and the others lodge don´t?
Being located far away from Iquitos and Iquitos-Nauta highway and working hand in hand with the people of San Juan de Yanayacu, we are preserving the area and is easy to see animals.
What is the most dangerous thing that can happen?
The bite of a snake. For this reason, as Muyuna is located in an area surrounded by animals, we recommend using rubber boots. For eleven years, no passenger has ever suffered a bite. If that were to happen, we have antivenom and boats to make the transfer to Iquitos immediately.
Are they rubber boots a must? Does Muyuna supply them?
Yes, you really need them, because there are parts of the walks where the mud buries the entire foot and give us greater security and protection. Muyuna is not a shoe store where we have all sizes for travelers who join us at the same time. In Iquitos it is cheaper to buy or rent.
How safe is Muyuna and its programs?
We have expert guides who know how to act if they were to present contingencies. They also know how to navigate the jungle, if lost. It has only happened once, but found within hours. In Muyuna two guards work at night, if people are afraid.
What animals do you guarantee to see 100%?
Sloth, monkeys, many birds, alligators, gray and pink dolphins, piranhas, among others.
Do I need vaccinations? How is the topic of disease?
In the area where Muyuna is located there is not malaria or dengue. So far, we have not had any reports of someone who´s been at Muyuna area previously had these diseases. However, it is common for travelers to have stomach problems. Beware, we recommend not eating in unhygienic places. In Muyuna we have gentle medicine to cure these ills. When it´s complicated, we take the passenger to Iquitos at no extra cost.
What days we leave for the Muyuna?
Every day of the year, we depart to the lodge at 9:30 am (Monday to Sunday).
How is it different Muyuna, from other lodges?
Other lodges situated, for been located downstream and near Iquitos, cannot see free animals; they go to visit Monkey Island and snake pits to see animals in captivity. Also make tourist visits to tribes, shamans and homemade factories where distilled liquor is produced. Muyuna lead excursions to observe animals in their natural habitat.
What are the differences between Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado?
Iquitos is the only city in Peru where we can see the Rio Amazonas, natural wonder that must be visited at least once in their life. It is home to species not seen anywhere else in Peru, such as the Piuri, the Victoria Regia and the pink dolphins. We recommend staying a night in Iquitos, to see the market in Bethlehem and the Butterfly House. There are basic hotels to 5 stars.