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.
Dependant on night time climate conditions, we will make an excursion by
boat to observe night animals and insects; also enjoyable is hearing the
various sounds that come from the forest, later we will be back to the lodge
for dinner and resting. (L, D)
DAY 2: PACAYA SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE/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 will go to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve where
we register our entry and then continue our 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.
At the end of the day, we will back to the lodge for dinner and resting. (B,
DAY 3: RIBERBANK VILLAGE/ IQUITOS
After breakfast we will visit a riverbank village to observe the lifestyle
and daily activities of the people, 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 a vegetable
ivory called tagua.
Immediately after lunch we go out to the Iquitos City Airport or hotel. (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
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