Pacaya Samiria Excursion

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Pacaya Samiria Excursion

2 Days
18+ Age

Level of Difficulty:

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Established on February 25, 1972, the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (PSNR) was founded with the primary objective of safeguarding the ecosystems and biodiversity of the lower jungle in the Peruvian Amazon. Among the noteworthy species protected within this reserve are the black caiman (Melanosuchus niger), river wolves (Pteronura brasiliensis), paiche (Arapaima gigas), taricaya (Podocnemis unifilis), and jaguars (Panthera onca). The PSNR is home to numerous communities, encompassing both native and traditional populations.

Within its expansive territory, the reserve presents an unparalleled opportunity for top-tier tourism, providing an immersive experience for those exploring the wonders of the Amazon.

Includes

  • Transfer from Iquitos Airport.
  • Land and river transportations included in the itinerary.
  • Private slow boat type peke-peke.
  • All meals provided for duration of trip.
  • Refreshments.
  • Purified water.
  • Permission to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.
  • Native guide and Amazon Explorer’s tour leader.
  • Materials: Mosquito nets, bed sheets and light camping mat.

Itinerary

Day 1
  • 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.
Day 2
  • 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.
Departure/Return Location: Iquitos Hotel or Airport
Departure Time: Please arrive by 7:15 AM for a departure at 7:30 AM
Return Time: Aprox 6:00 PM
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