Pacaya Samiria Express

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Pacaya Samiria Express

3 Days
18+ Age

Level of Difficulty:

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For individuals seeking a brief yet immersive encounter with the jungle and its wildlife, the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve emerges as the optimal choice.

By prioritizing the preservation of ecosystems and genetic diversity in the lowlands of the Peruvian Amazon, Pacaya Samiria opens avenues for research on flora and fauna, emphasizing responsible management practices, especially for endangered species. Furthermore, the reserve champions sustainable tourism and the judicious utilization of natural resources, fostering the positive growth and well-being of rainforest communities.

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).
  • Construction of camp.
  • Piranha fishing (Serrasalmus nattereri).
  • Hike in primary jungle.
  • Identification of medicinal plants.
  • Drinking water from forest vines “Soga de agua”.
  • Searching for the giant tree, largest of the jungle "Lupuna".
  • Canoeing.
  • Searching of primates.
  • Nocturnal exploration in search for alligators and other animals.
  • Overnight in the jungle.
Day 3
  • Return by motorboat to the village.
  • Wildlife observation.
  • 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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