05 days and 04 nights in Pacaya Samiria
What to expect:
- Explore pristine areas loaded with good, free and wild widlife.
- Four days with plenty of activities.
- Watch monkeys,dolphins,hundreds of birds,exotic toucans,colorful macaws in wild where they have to be.
- See the jungle with the best team.
- Highly trained local guides.
- Wake up with calls of animals.
- Great locations to see sloths,dolphins and more animals.
- Healthy population of the most elusive cat; the jaguar.
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 equpied with an outboard Yamaha 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
Early morning departure from Iquitos via auto or van to arrive in the port town of Nauta (1:30 hours).
Breakfast served. Upstream boating on the Marañon River into the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (50 miles SW / approximately 2 and a half hours from Nauta).
Passenger identification at the Reserve’s entrance check-point. Arrival in Santo Domingo village. Lunch will be served upon arrival.
Watch diverse species of birds along the way, including egrets, hawks, horned screamers, jacanas, parrots and parakeets.
It is also possible to see pink and gray river dolphins. After sunset we will go on an excursion via canoe to spot and catch caiman, we will have the opportunity to see caiman and other creatures.
Return to Camp for Dinner. Overnight in tents in the Pacaya Samiria Reserve.
Early morning breakfast will be served followed by departure of the campsite.
We will cruise the Yanayacu river for about 4 hours until we reach our destination ;Yarina. During the riverboat trip you will have good possibility of seeing primates, reptiles, turtles, birds, pink river dolphins, and many other species of flora/fauna along the riverbank.
Arrival for campsite setup and lunch. Watch the black waters of the rivers, which reflects with such an identical image, the sky, the clouds, the bank’s vegetation, the huge trees, that the explorers have the sensation of traveling between mirrors; this is why the Pacaya Samiria is often referred to as the “jungle of the mirrors”.
Afternoon fishing for piranha(optional activity), peacock bass and other species of fish in the reserve. We will return to camp for dinner. After dinner we will go on a night nature walk to see what types of species we can see (lizards, snakes, spiders, monkeys). Overnight in tents in the Pacaya Samiria Reserve.
We will strike camp and travel upriver on the Yanayacu river. We will cruise the river until we reach our destination; Atun lake.
During the riverboat trip you will have a great possibility of seeing primates, reptiles, turtles, birds, pink river dolphins, and many other species of flora/fauna along the riverbank.
Arrival for campsite setup and lunch. Jungle hike or dug out boat ride in the Pacaya Samiria Reserve where we will have the unique opportunity to see a vast number of primates, reptiles, turtles, birds, pink river dolphins, butterflies, and many other wildlife interact in their natural habitat.
At night time after dinner, we will make a night excursion by boat or walk to search for the various species of nocturnal animals; this also gives us the enjoyable opportunity to hear the symphony of sounds that comes from the forest at night. Overnight Pacaya Samiria Reserve.
Watch birds as they leave their nests to find food on the river, among them cotingas, macaws, parrots and more.
Excursion to Chingana creek to spot squirrel monkeys (Saimiri boliviensis), saddle back tamarins (Saguinus fuscicollis) and sloths (Bradypus variegatus). Midday we will stop to have lunch. At night after dinner, we will make a night excursion by boat to search for the various species of nocturnal animals; this also gives us the enjoyable opportunity to hear the symphony of sounds that comes from the forest at night.
Overnight in tents in the Pacaya Samiria Reserve.
We will have an early morning breakfast and prepare for our last excursion into the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.
After our morning excursion we will return back to camp to have lunch and pack our belonging and make our way back to the city of Iquitos.
During the riverboat trip back to Iquitos you will have a great possibility of seeing turtles, herons, pink river dolphins, snakes, and many other species of flora/fauna along the riverbank.
Private transportation to bring you to the airport or your hotel of choice.
We will arrive toIquitos between 18 to 20 hours more or less.
Giovanni from Italy
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