A 4-day expedition to the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve in Iquitos, Amazon river, Peru. This is a wildlife-focused tour to this natural reserve that is the best choice for those who want to experience the jungle and observe its wildlife. The Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve is one of the largest government-protected Amazon rainforest area in South America and a RAMSAR site.
- 7:30 am Departure from the hotel or the Amazon Explorer office.
- Car from Iquitos to Nauta (1:30 hrs).
- Motorboat from Nauta to Santo Domingo (3 hrs).
- Entrance permit for the National Reserve.
- Arrival to a village inside the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.
- Boat excursion to a lagoon.
- Looking for pink dolphins (Inia geoffrensis).
- Exploration hiking.
- Bird watching.
- Accommodation: Overnight in a typical village house.
Days 2 to 3:
- Motorboat to camping area (3 hrs).
- Set up camp.
During these days we will do the following activities:
- Piranha fishing (Serrasalmus nattereri).
- Hikes through primary jungle in search of wildlife.
- Identification of medicinal plants.
- Drinking water from forest vines “Soga de agua”.
- Searching for the giant tree, largest of the jungle "Lupuna".
- Nocturnal explorations in search of tarantulas and other insects.
- Excursion in search of primates.
- Night exploration in search of alligators and other species.
- Overnight in the jungle.
- Return by motorboat to the village.
- Wildlife observation.
- Buying handicrafts (optional).
- Return by motorboat to Nauta (3 hrs).
- Car from Nauta to Iquitos (1:30 hrs).
- 7:00 pm Arrival to Iquitos city.