Pacaya Samiria Nature Reserve

5 days 4   nights

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Tour activities   (Yanayacu-Pucate y El Dorado)

  • Sailing up the Marañón River upstream to the Pacaya Samiria Nature Reserve. We will board the boat from the port of Nauta city (3 hrs 30 min approx.). Arrival at '20 de Enero' community and installation in the cabins. Walking to recognize the area around.

  • Boat excursion at the mouth of the Pucate River. Observation of sloths and other species in their natural state.

  • Expedition to 'The Jungle of the Mirrors'. Boat excursion on the Yanayacu River (approx. 3 hours). Observation of the change of river water color, changing from the brown and turbid color (Marañón River) to a more translucent and darker color (Yanayacu River). They are called 'black waters', characteristics of many Amazonian rivers and which owe their color to the presence of substances derived from vegetable matter. These waters clearly reflect the vegetation of the riverbank and the sky creating beautiful landscapes that are known as 'The Jungle of Mirrors'. Canoe ride and swim in the waters of the Yanayacu River.

  • Observation of forest change. The landscapes that change progressively, going from the secondary forests and small crops of the area near the communities to ecosystems of the pluvial flooded forest. Observation of pink dolphins (Inia Geoffrensis) and aquatic birds. Intermediate stops are made to observe the river dolphins.

  • Walk through the jungle in the Renaco area (approx. 2 hours). We will insert ourselves inside the Natural Reserve to observe various species of birds, monkeys, and giant trees. Arrival in the community of 'Yarina'. Installation and overnight in cabins.

  • Botanical walking towards Chingana (approx. 2 - 4 hours). We will appreciate giant trees such as Ceiba and different types of ecosystems that range from Restinga areas (areas that are not frequently flooded) to permanently flooded palm forests (Aguajales). We will learn to recognize a great diversity of plant species that local people use for medicine, food, construction, to make objects of daily use or even for "magical" purposes. Visit to Chingana Lake, the heart of the jungle. Bird watching of prehistoric class like the Hoatzin and the Hornbill. Sport fishing practice in the Soledad area. We will catch piranhas and other species.

  • Night boat tour to spot alligators. We can also see insects, frogs, and nocturnal animals.

  • Direction towards 'El Dorado', an impressive lake that is the final landmark of the Yanayacu - Pucate river basin. The trip is used to observe various species of flora and fauna. Watching the sunset in the center of the lake. 

  • Fluvial excursion at sunrise to see birds that are more active at this time.

  • Visit by river to the source of the Amazon River, which is the place where the Marañón and Ucayali rivers meet, where there is a lookout tower that you can climb to appreciate the landscape.

Additional information

  • Pick up from the hotel in Iquitos: 7:00 am and transfer by car to the city of Nauta on the highway (95 km / 1 hour 30 minutes).

  • Return to the Nauta city is expected in the early afternoon. If you wish you can have lunch in Nauta (the cost of this lunch is not included).

  • In the Pacaya Samiria Reserve, registration will be made in the Office of Surveillance and Control.

  • The lodge has rustic private bungalows with Amazonian style.

  • In a few days, refreshments are served on board in the boat depending on the time and activity.

  • The duration of the activities can vary according to the weather conditions (rainy season), depending on the geographical location (flooded roads or inaccessible areas) or the physical condition of the group.

  • We recommend you take with you: light clothing of light colors, windbreaker jacket, rain poncho, hat, sunglasses, water bottle, mountain shoes, flashlight, insect repellent, and sunscreen.

  • Vaccinations: it is not obligatory, all our excursions are developed in NON-ENDEMIC zones free of epidemics such as malaria, dengue or yellow fever. At the request of the passenger, you can get vaccinated 10 days before your trip to the jungle. Check with your doctor.


  • NON REFUNDABLE Rate. Modification or early departure does not apply before the scheduled date.

  • The company is not responsible for any health problems, illnesses r injuries that occurred during the tour.

  • The company is not responsible for loss or theft of objects or damage to their belongings that are under their responsibility and that have not been declared as custody.

  • The company is not responsible for the loss, delay or cancellation of flight.

The  program  includes

  • Excursions mentioned in the program

  • Pick up from hotel in Iquitos

  • Transport in private mobility Iquitos - Nauta (roundtrip)

  • River transport with outboard motor

  • Entrance payment to the Pacaya Samiria Reserve

  • 4 nights accommodation in a lodge

  • Full meals: 04 breakfasts, 04 lunches, and 04 dinners (vegetarian optional)

  • Local guide (bilingual English and Spanish)

  • Rubber boots

The  program does  not include

  • Air tickets and airport tax

  • Travel insurance (advisable to hire one previously)

  • Hotel in Iquitos city

  • Alcoholic and carbonated drinks

  • Laundry

  • Personal expenses (bar service or purchase of souveniers)

  • Food after hours and meals not specified

  • Flashlights, rain poncho, fan, Wi-Fi and hot water

  • Tips

  • No service not mentioned in the program



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Calle San Francisco de Asis 391,

Iquitos - Perú

+51 994367994
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