PERU TRAVEL PLANNER
Bird Watching Program: Living With
Birds at The Samiria National reserve 6 days
PROGRAM: LIVING WITH BIRDS AT THE PACAYA SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE (6 DAYS / 5
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.
Per Person Prices:$1260 based
on Single Occupancy
Per Person Prices:$1085 based
on Double Occupancy
Per Person Prices:$875 based
on Triple Occupancy
Note: We require minimum two passengers traveling together If
single traveler ask for the supplement.
||6 Days & 5 Night
||Not included, available upon request
||YES, feel free to ask for extra
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, D)
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, L, D)
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 reserve.
At noon we will stop for our box lunch and then we will go on with our
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 lunch.
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 conditions
Take the first flight in the morning, tour starts 09:30 / Ret. Last Flight
Repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, water bottle, light dark clothing,
flashlight, camera, camcorder, objects to trade (barter with natives)
• 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 personal
Be in contact with the animals
Variety of Spiders
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 nature.
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