03 days and 02 nights in Pacaya Samiria
What to expect:
- Outstanding wildlife experience
- Great location
- Pink and grey dolphins
- Top knot guides
- Comfortable camping gear with inflatable matresses
- Licensed tour operator to run expeditions in Pacaya Samiria reserve
What to bring?
- Extra batteries
- Travel insurance
- Mosquito repellent
- Hiking shoes
- Light clothes; long pants,long T-shirts,socks,sandals.
- Bathing suit
- Sun lotion
- Sun glases
- Rain gear (for personal items as well)
- Small back pack
What is included?
- Entrance fees to protected areas
- Licensed official guide
- Boat driver
- Towel in case of swimming
- Drinking bottled water
- First aid kit
- Small back pack with: rain poncho,mosquito repellent,sun lotion and flash light.
- Satelital device in case of emergency (only tour operator with this service)
- Our main boat is equiped with a Yamaha outboard engine and not with peque peque motor which makes boats slower and noisier.
- Sleeping bags
- Camping gear (tents,inflatable matresses,hammocks,sheets and pillows)
It is not included:
- Gratuities for staff
- Alcoholic drinks
- Activities not mentioned in the program
This program was made for explorers who want to sleep inside of Pacaya Samiria reserve in tents or hammocks in the most adventurous style surrounded by flora and fauna. Wake up with the calling of the macaws or the loud howl of howler monkeys.
Soak up the jungle, swimming close to the pink dolphins, watching the monkeys eat from the trees and their kind people who live within the largest protected area of Peru; which is the Pacaya Samiria reserve.
08:00 Here begins the adventure. Departure from the city of Iquitos. Some guests have flights arriving this day either before or after. All arrival must be coordinated. Delayed flights could cause extra costs if we have other guests departing on the same day.
After 02 hours of bus ride we arrive at the city of Nauta a small city that is characterized by the melting pot of different ethnic cultures that arrive and inhabit from different villages of the vast Peruvian Amazon. This city was founded by a tribe, perhaps the most successful in the lower Amazon; The Cocamas.
We will walk briefly through the harbor before starting the boat trip. Once in our pamacari-style boat as we natives call it, we will sail upstream the Marañon river. During the navigation in most of our expeditions we observe the first gray and pink dolphins that happily swim, play and fish.
Slender birds furrow our skies to delight us and welcome us as well as dolphins. Today’s lunch will be served on board as we navigate to make the most of time.
After approximately 03 hours of navigation we arrive at the first checkpoint of the Pacaya Samiria reserve. It is the station of Santo Domingo here we will show our credentials to continue entering this tropical paradise.
Right at the entrance to this river we see dolphins and birds that are fishing all day. Landscape of a green paradise.
We will look for a place where we are going to install our tents or hammocks to spend the night. Preparing dinner and after this we leave for a night safari and see what Mother Nature has prepared for us. Normally we can see alligators, night birds, bats, capybaras, night monkeys, frogs that croak like a symphony orchestra. End of the day with a story of our Amazon mythology.
After a good night’s sleep we woke up at 05:30 am. This is one of the best hours to explore and see the first animals like monkeys and birds that come to look for breakfast. Return to the camp for breakfast.
After breakfast we leave to explore the bowels of the reserve and reach our goal, which is the Renacal lagoon.
Since we met them, this lake has impressed us with its magic of attracting animals. In most trips you can see monkeys of different species, freshwater turtles and the famous anaconda that requires a lot of dedication and patience since at the slightest noise that is familiar to us from their habitat they dive.
Especially between the months of June to October. Here we are going to spend the night listening to the different noises that this natural symphony offers us, being one of the experiences that our guests share with us. After dinner we also go on a night safari by boat or on foot.
Fireflies light up our nights as if telling us that we don’t need lights and batteries to be able to see in the dark.
This morning very early we will also take advantage of the first hours. At 05:30 am to see the animals getting their breakfast and dawn. After a comforting breakfast we will set out to explore up the river by boat.
After a brief exploration we return to begin the return to the city of Nauta and later to Iquitos.
We will be arriving in the city of Iquitos at approximately 7:00 p.m. If you have a flight, it must be communicated at the time of reservation and also to the guide before leaving the jungle.
Eva from Netherlands
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