This is the largest protected natural area in Peru , some 2´080,000 ha, located some 300 km / 190 miles from Iquitos . Accessible by waterways and soon by surface mail.
The wealth of the low lying virgin rain forest gives this area an enormous bio-diversity similar to that of the Manu National Park , where there also live several species not present in this area. The National Reserve has many lakes and lagoons and vast swamp areas. Practically unexplored and uninhabited except for protected species in the interior, it offers an astonishing potential for research studies and observation of wild life, particularly of certain species in danger of extinction in other areas.
This area has more than 85 lakes and exuberant vegetation with a great variety flora species such as the Lupuna tree, measuring up to 160 feet tall with a diameter of 10 feet in four forest types. It also has 130 species of mammals such as the jaguar, wild cat, river wolf and ronsoco (world's biggest rodent), and several species of monkeys in danger of extinction, like the black maquisapa, the yellow breast and the choro. There are 350 bird species like toucans and blue, yellow and red macaws. All this, plus the 150 reptiles in 20 families, makes our forest one with the largest number of species seen on any tourist trip in the world.
The most important resource in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is the aquatic fauna, with 250 species of fish, such as the paiche, the world's largest fresh water fish, weighing up to 250 lbs ., and measuring up to 9 feet long, plus two species of turtle, pink and grey dolphins, and the manatee.
There are no lodgings in the Reserve, but our staff can provide tents to permit you to experience a real expedition through a temporary camp.
Reception at the airport by one of our bilingual guides. Transfer to Pacaya-Samiria Amazon Lodge (PSAL). The travel lasts from 3.5 to 4 hours. We will observe the confluence of the Marañon and Ucayali rivers, where the Amazonas river, by name, begins. Arrival to the lodge and accommodation. Lunch. In the afternoon, we will make a hike through the rainforest that surrounds the lodge to apreciate rainforest flora and fauna. Depending of the climate conditions, we will observe a beutiful sunset from our watch-tower. Dinner and briefing about the activities of the next day. Night at PSAL.
Jungle wild dawn. Birdwatching. Breakfast. Departure to the PSNR. Boat excursion to Nauta creek and the surounding lakes (Cochas). Box lunch. Observation of flora and fauna. Return to lodge. Night at the PSAL
Early morning Breakfast. Departure to the PSNR. Boat trip down the Yanayacu river to the Yarina village. The travel last 4 to 5 hours. Chance to observe gray and pink dolphins, acquatic birds, river turttles, sloths, monkeys, parrots and macaws. Box lunch. Arrival at camping site. Afternoon and night excursions. Caiman sightseing. Sound of the jungle. Dinner. Night at camping site in tents.
Breakfast. In the morning, we will make a hike through primary rainforest to Pona Lake to observe rainforest flora and fauna. Lunch. In the afternoon, we will make a canoe trip down the Yagua Creek. Dinner and briefing about the activities of the next day. Night at camping site.
Breakfast. Morning, riverside village visit to learn about local people way of life. Lunch. Return to the lodge. Night at PSAL
Breakfast. Morning relax. Lunch. Departure to the city of Iquitos . Arrival to the city of Iquitos at time to board your flight.