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US$ 820Price per person. Double occupancy in the Pacaya Samiria Amazon EcoLodge. All meals, excursions and transfers are included. Airfares not included.
Duration:4 Days
Destination:Pacaya Samiria National Reserve - IQUITOS
Our Pacaya Samiria Tour is customizable.  If you’d like to add other destinations in Peru to your trip, or if you’d like us to book your domestic flights, please let us know in the Comments section of the Get Free Quote form.  You can also Contact Us to let us know if you have special needs.

Amazon Eco Tour Overview

Wildlife in Pacaya Samiria

More than 1,000 wildlife species coexist in the reserve

This tour highlights the exploration of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve and its importance in the Amazonia. It is a tour designed for the ones with a special interest to unravel the most important, and diverse reserve in the Amazon jungle and its ecological impact in the rest of the world!

In this Amazon tour, you will be staying at the Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge, the only Eco Lodge located right in the buffer zone of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, with 130 hectares (1’300,000 square meters) of natural and preserved environment of its own.

 

 

Amazon Eco Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Take the morning flight from Lima to Iquitos (booked on your own).  At your arrival, you will be welcomed at the Iquitos Airport, and transferred to the town of Nauta, a commercial hub for the lowlands, on the Marañón River northern bank (approximately a 90 minute trip).

Once in danger of extinction, the population of these local aquatic turtles has recuperated significantly thanks to efforts by the reserve

This turtle species, once in danger of extinction, is now booming

Here you will see closely El Paiche (largest Amazonian fish), arawanaquelonios, and the regional turtle in the Sapi Sapi Pond.  You will also learn about the Centenary Square.

Through Nauta, you will enter by boat, the Pacaya Samiria Reserve, on your way to the Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge. You will be greeted with a seasonal fruit drink and a presentation in the Kukamakukamiria language.

In the afternoon, a walk around the Lodge to learn about the flora and fauna in the surrounding forest. On your way back, in the evening, try to locate the demdrobates, tiny poison-dart frogs characterized by their bright colors.

Overnight at Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge

(L, D)

Day 2

Pacaya Samiria Tour - the Forest of Mirrors

The Pacaya Samiria is called the Forest of Mirrors

After breakfast, you will begin exploring “Nauta Caño”. Here you’ll encounter beautiful playful pink and gray dolphins, and an inspiring variety of flora and fauna the reserve preserves zealously. The river finely reflects the sky, clouds, vegetation and large trees on its waters, giving travelers the sensation of navigating between endless mirrors, which is why Pacaya Samiria is also known as “the forest of mirrors”.

Continue your excursion, walking through the compelling flooded forests, where you must carefully observe, you might spot a sloth or a monkey!

On your return to the Lodge, visit the San Jorge women’s crafts center (seasonal), their work on natural Chambira fiber and Wingoor pumpkin carving is quite exceptional.

After dinner, you can join in the tellings myths and legends of the Peruvian Amazon gathering.

Overnight at Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge

(B, BL, D)

Day 3

River dolphins are easily spotted, even pink ones.

River dolphins are easily spotted, even pink ones.

Enjoy breakfast, then visit the community “20 de Enero RNPS” to appreciate how local residents organize into groups to help preserve the different species in the reserve.  As part of their preservation efforts, they conduct activities such as Aguaje Scaling, Canoeing and Artisanal Fishing.

Return to the lodge at noon for lunch, and have some free time.  Afterwards you will hear an interesting and illustrative talk about Amazon medicinal plants and their relation to the Ayahuasca process.

Overnight at Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge

(B, L, D)

Day 4

Have a delicious breakfast, and start your day navigating on the Marañón River heading towards a small lagoon called “Shiriyacu”, here you will experiment artisanal fishing, just as locals do, what a challenge!. Savor nature around you while you are at it.

Back at the lodge, you will have time to clean up and ready before your transfer to the Iquitos airport to take your flight back to Lima (booked on your own).

(B, L)

 

LEGEND
BBreakfast
SSnack
LLunch
DDinner
BLBoxed Lunch

NOTES:

  • This Pacaya Samiria Reserve tour can vary due to weather conditions and Low/high- water season. Tour Guides may change parts of the tour in order to get the most of the excursion.
  • We recommend you get a Yellow Fever shot at least 10 days before your trip.
  • You can leave all unnecessary luggage in the Lodge’s office in Iquitos.
  • Pack breathable long pants and long-sleeved shirts, and avoid using bright colors.
  • Wear waterproof shoes or boots with a rubber heel.
  • Pack a raincoat and waterproof clothes.
  • Pack binoculars, bug repellant, sunblock, a hat, sunglasses and a small day backpack or pouch to carry your camera or video camera.

PACAYA SAMIRIA TOUR PRICES

Pacaya Samiria Amazon LodgePrice per person
Standard Lodge : 1 personUS$ 920
Standard Lodge : 2 peopleUS$ 820
Standard Lodge : 3-4 peopleUS$ 670
 Standard Lodge : 5-10 peopleUS$ 630

NOTE: Currently, tours to the Peruvian Amazon are exempt from Peruvian sales tax (18.00%).

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR?

Included in PriceNot included in Price
Lodging accommodations according to itinerary.International and domestic flights.
Meals according to itinerary.Visas required for entry.
All guided excursions in English.Airport taxes in Lima and Iquitos.
All tour and intermediate transfers.Alcoholic beverages and bottled beverages.
All excursions in the program.Tips.
Laundry.
Lodging, tours and transfers to/from airport in Lima.
 Travel Insurance.

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