BIRD WATCHING PROGRAM: LIVING WITH BIRDS AT THE PACAYA SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE (6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS)
Pacaya-Samiria Amazon Lodge located a
120 km from the Iquitos City is one of the most exclusive lodges in the
Peruvian Amazon and a heaven for visitors in search of a quiet retreat.
From this unique place, our guests can visit the Pacaya-Samiria National
Reserve, which is the largest protected natural area in Peru.There,
visitors will also have the chance to observe exotic pink dolphin of the
Amazon at their natural habitat. Activities also include visits to the
local communities, hikes in primary rainforest, observation of flora and
fauna, birdwatching, canoe rides, fishing and many more. Also, the visit
to the confluence of the Marañon and Ucayali rivers where the Amazonas
River is born.
Note: We require minimum two
passengers traveling together If single traveler ask for the supplement.
Duration 6 Days & 5 Nights
Airfares Not included, available upon request
Customizable YES, feel free to ask for extra services
DAY 1: IQUITOS / LODGE
We start our adventure of the Peruvian forest at the Iquitos
City Airport, from there we will transport in a modern and
comfortable air-conditioned minivan traveling on a nice highway
to the town of Nauta.
Nauta was the first township founded by the Spanish at the
Maranon River’s bank. The trip takes approximately 1.30 hours, a
97 km journey. In Nauta we will take boats, which belong to the
lodge, to visit the Ucayali and Maranon River, where the Amazon
River is born, from here we have a spectacular sight of the
forest because of the 100 foot high watching tower, next we will
go on with our trip to the lodge for lunch and accommodation. In
the afternoon, we will go on a hike through the rainforests that
surround the lodge, to appreciate rainforest flora and fauna;
depending on the weather conditions, we are able to observe a
beautiful sunset, later we will be back to the lodge for dinner
and resting. (L,D)
DAY 2: NAUTA CREEK /LODGE
At dawn, we will make a small hike through the forest around the
lodge, searching for birds to observe, followed by breakfast
back at the lodge.
Immediately after, we make an excursion by boat around the Nauta
Creek and the closest lakes, where we observe flora and fauna (monkeys,
sloths and wide variety of aquatic birds) and other; we will
stop for a while to enjoy our box lunch under the shadow of the
surrounding jungle trees. Later, during our excursion to the
primary forest, the guide will identify medicinal plants and
trees of special interest.
Finally we go back to the lodge for dinner and resting. (B, L,
DAY 3: PACAYA SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE / CAMPING
We will go on with our bird watching session very early this
morning followed by breakfast at the lodge.
Immediately after, we will go to the Pacaya Samiria National
Reserve where we register our entry and then continue out
journey into the reserve.
In our visit to the reserve we will make a special excursion to
observe the "gray" and "pink dolphin" down the Yanayacu River,
in addition we will be in contact with the vast variety of flora
and fauna that the reserve offers.
Something that immediately catches our attention is 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 tourists have the sensation of traveling between
mirrors; this is why the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is
known as the “jungle of the mirrors”.
At noon we will stop to have our box lunch.
We will visit Japon and Plantano lakes (cochas), with a great
variety of palms, large trees and a beautiful landscape. At this
place, we can make a variety of activities, dependant on the
tourist, such as canoe rides, piranha fishing, and
identification of plants, bird watching or maybe just relaxing
with a nice cool swim in one of the lakes.
During the day we will stay at the camping area, and at night
time after dinner, we will make an excursion by boat to search
for the white and black caiman as well as various night birds,
this also gives us the enjoyable opportunity to hear the
symphony of sounds that comes from the forest at nighttime. (B,
DAY 4: PACAYA SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE / CAMPING
In the morning, we will go out from the camp zone to come
journey deeper inside the reserve, we will hike through the
primary forest to a close lake to observe the diverse vegetation
and animal life in that part of the reserve, here we will
obverse animals rarely seen before, since we are deeper in the
At noon we will stop for our box lunch and then we will go on
with our excursion.
In the afternoon we will canoe ride in a close creek, where we
will observe more variety of birds, plants and other animals,
also beautiful flowers and huge trees; at the end of the day we
will be back to the camp zone for dinner and resting. (B, L, D)
DAY 5: PACAYA SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE / LODGE
After breakfast we will visit a riverbank village to observe the
lifestyle of the natives as well as their daily activities such
as hunting, gathering, fishing or agriculture, we can also
collaborate with the community development buying typical
souvenirs hand made by the natives, made of seeds and vegetable
ivory called tagua.
In the afternoon we will be back to the lodge, during the way we
will observe different bird and animal species, hours later we
will be back to the lodge for dinner and resting. (B, L, D)
DAY 6: LODGE / IQUITOS
During the morning, we will spend the day fishing in the river;
we are able to fish for piranhas or other kinds of fish, after
this unforgettable experience we will back to the lodge for
Immediately after, we will go out to the Iquitos City Airport
ready to aboard our flight to come back to Lima City. (B)
Climate: The climate in the Reserve is tropical, warm and
humid with minimum temperatures of 72º F (22º C) and maximum
temperatures that can reach up to 88º F (28º C), except for the
month of June in which the temperature can drop abruptly due to
the action of the cold fronts that come from the Argentinean
Patagonia. Generally, dawns and nights in the jungle tend to be
fresh. It can rain on any day of the year, being showers more
frequent between the months of February and May.
Vaccinations: It is recommended to be vaccinated against
yellow fever; however it is not mandatory.
What to bring?
• Light clothing preferably cotton.
• Long-sleeve shirts, preferably of neutral colors.
• Hiking boots.
• Cap or hat.
• Sunglasses. • Binoculars.
• Photo camera and film / video camera.
• Sunscreen lotion.
• Mosquito repellent with 35% DEET.
• Personal medicines.
• We recommend to bring one piece of luggage and to limit its
weight to 15 kg (32 pounds).
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ever-changing nature of the
rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local
Take the first flight in the morning, tour starts 09:30 / Ret.
Repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, water bottle, light dark
clothing, flashlight, camera, camcorder, objects to trade (barter
• Baggage transportation is limited to 44 lb (20 Kg) per
passenger for all the flights and local land carriers.
• For tours in Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge: Baggage
transportation is limited to 33 lb (15 Kg) per passenger.
• The owners have the responsibility of their baggage, unless
the baggage has an own insurance.
• Small objects as video or photo cameras, binoculars, bags,
umbrellas, etc are responsibility of their owners, and is
recommendable to get an insurance.
• Is recommendable to carry all the baggage well closed and with
INCLUDES: All hotel and lodge
accommodations based on double occupancy. All scheduled land, lake and
river transportation. All transfers. All scheduled excursions with
English-speaking guide services. All entrance fees. Meals as specified
in the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE
International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees,
excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight
cancellations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water,
snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or
messages, reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal
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