Magic Experience at the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

  03 April 2014
Trip Details
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DETAIL
Code
ECO - 008
Duration
04 Days/ 03 Nigths
Activities
Ecologic
Places
Iquitos
Trip Itinerary
All our programs can be modified according to your requirements, whether regarding the length of your tour, interests or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours.
Day 1 : Iquitos / Lodge
1
  • We start our adventure through the Peruvian jungle at the airport in Iquitos, we travel to the town of Nauta, the first town founded by the Spanish on the banks of the Marañon River; the trip takes about 1.30 hours with a distance of 97 km. In Nauta we board Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge boats to visit the confluence of the Ucayali and Marañon Rivers, UCAMARA (the source of the Amazon River), then we continue the journey to the Lodge, where we will receive a warm welcome with a seasonal fruit drink, they will invite us to go to our rooms to leave the luggage and then have lunch. In the afternoon we will go for a walk of interpretation of flora and fauna in Restinga forest surrounding the Lodge, we return by night tour to try to locate the demdrobates tiny frogs
  • characterized by their bright colors and poisonous peculiarity, some of the famous hylas species due to changing colors experienced during the day and night. We go back to the Lodge so we can have time for personal hygiene, dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Pavay Samiria National Reserve (PSNR)
  • After breakfast we go to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, with cold lunch on board, Nauta Caño zone where we register and enter the reserve. In our visit we make an excursion searching for pink and gray dolphins by the gorge of the same name, we will also be in touch with the immense variety of flora and fauna the reserve offers. The first thing that will call our attention is the river water that reflects the sky with such a fidelity, the clouds, the streamside vegetation and large trees, that the visitors have the feeling of sailing between endless mirrors, so Pacaya Samiria is also known as "the forest of mirrors". We will also go for a walk of interpretation of flooded forests, where we will try to see some primates and sloths, during the journey we can identify the variety of
  • birds and experience a traditional fishing practice with the material used by the Amazonian man for subsistence.
  • Immediately after the Full Day in the Reserve we go back to the Lodge, to visit the women's crafts center (temporary) of San Jorge community, known for their work in natural fiber (Chambira). We leave by boat on the Marañon River bound for another area of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (Cocha San Jacinto) where we will be attended by a group of communal surveillance working on the Paiche protection (The biggest fish in freshwater in the world) we may go canoeing along the Cocha with them, they will tell us about their work and show us how to identify this species in its own habitat, we can also see the famous aquatic plants, "Victorias Regias", where the Guide will explain about their peculiarities. When returning we will enjoy, if time allows, one of the best sunsets which can be seen in this flooded forest area. In the Lodge, we can have time for personal hygiene, dinner. After dinner the Guide will invite us to move to other room to share myths and legends of the Peruvian Amazon. Overnight.
Day 3 : Nauta Creek / Lodge
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  • After breakfast we go hiking through Restinga jungle with cold lunch returning at about noon, where we can see a variety of timber, a variety of birds native to this forest, we will try to see some primates and mammals until we arrive to a rustic camp to rest in hammocks and if you dare enjoy the refreshing water of a high gorge, where the Guide will explain about the importance of its existence and the role it plays in the ecosystems. In the afternoon you have time to rest and then the program "An afternoon meeting with the world view of the Amazonian man" with respect to ayahuasca and the medicinal plants. Dinner and overnight
Day 4 : Lodge / Iquitos
  • Upon arrival to the Lodge we can have time for personal hygiene and we begin our return to the airport or Iquitos according to the itinerary of the guest.
CHECK LIST
  • Climate: The climate in the Reserve is tropical, warm and humid with minimum temperatures of 72º F (22º C) and maximum temperatures that can reach up to 88º F (28º C), except for the month of June in which the temperature can drop abruptly due to the action of the cold fronts that come from the Argentinean Patagonia. Generally, dawns and nights in the jungle tend to be fresh. It can rain on any day of the year, being showers more frequent between the months of February and May.
  • Vaccinations: It is recommended to be vaccinated against yellow fever; however it is not mandatory.
Rates
PASSENGERS QTY
RATE PER PERSON
1
US $ 1,040
2
US $ 640
3
US $ 535
4
US $ 460
5 a 10
US $ 430