Duration: 2 days
Level of Difficulty:
PACAYA SAMIRIA EXCURSION
The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (PSNR) was created on February 25, 1972 in order to conserve the ecosystems and biodiversity of the lower jungle of the Peruvian Amazon. Some of the representative species that this reserve protects are: black caiman (Melanosuchus niger), river wolves (Pteronura brasiliensis), paiche (Arapaima gigas), taricaya (Podocnemis unifilis) and jaguars (Panthera onca). In the PSNR there are numerous communities, both native and traditional. Its territory offers the possibility of carrying out first class tourism while exploring the Amazon.
– 7:30 am Transfer from Iquitos to Nauta city (2 hr).
– Motorboat from Nauta to Santo Domingo (3 hr).
– Entrance permit for the National Reserve.
– Arrival to a village inside the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.
– Boat excursion to a lagoon.
– Looking for pink dolphins (Inia geoffrensis).
– Exploration hiking.
– Bird watching.
– Accommodation: Overnight in a typical village house.
– Motorboat to camping area (3 hr).
– Piranha fishing (Serrasalmus nattereri).
– Hike in primary jungle.
– Identification of medicinal plants.
– Searching for the giant tree, largest of the jungle “Lupuna”.
– Wildlife observation.
– Return by motorboat to the village.
– Buying handicrafts (optional).
– Return by motorboat to Nauta (3 hr).
– Transfer from Nauta to Iquitos (2 hr).
– 6:00 pm Arrival to Iquitos city.
Includes: – Transfer from Iquitos Airport, land and river transportations included in the itinerary, private boat, all meals provided for duration of trip, refreshments, purified water, permission to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, native guides and Amazon Explorer’s tour leader.
Materials: Mosquito nets, bed bed sheets and sleeping pad.