Pacaya Samiria Exploration

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Pacaya Samiria Exploration

6 Days
18+ Age

Level of Difficulty:

EXPEDITION-Moderado-Verde

Expanding across tropical floodplain rainforests, the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve sprawls over several provinces in the Loreto region, encompassing areas such as Requena, Alto Amazonas, and Ucayali.

Encompassing more than 2,080,000 hectares (5,139,784 acres), it stands as the most extensive reserve in the Peruvian Amazon. Notably, in 2015, it earned the prestigious recognition as the second-best place in the world to witness wildlife, underscoring its global significance as a biodiversity hotspot.

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 for wildlife observation.
  • Accommodation: Overnight in a typical village house.
Day 2
  • Boat excursion to a lagoon (1 hr).
  • Piranha fishing (Serrasalmus nattereri).
  • Looking for pinks dolphins (Inia geoffrensis).
  • Hikes through primary jungle in search of wildlife.
  • Birdwatching.
  • Nocturnal hiking.
  • Accommodation: Overnight in a typical village house.
Day 3 - 4
  • Motorboat to a camping area (3 hr).
  • Construction of camp.
  • Hikes through primary jungle in search of wildlife.
  • Identification of medicinal plants.
  • Drinking water from forest vines “Soga de agua”.
  • Searching for the giant tree, largest of the jungle "Lupuna".
  • Excursion in search of primates.
  • Nocturnal explorations in search of tarantulas and other insects.
  • Search for alligators and other nocturnal species.
  • Overnight in the jungle.
Day 5
  • Return by motorboat to the village.
  • Bird watching.
  • Night exploration in search of alligators and other nocturnal species.
  • Accommodation: Overnight in a typical village house.
Day 6
  • Canoeing.
  • 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: Approximately 6:00 PM
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