Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge offers its guests comfortable cabins with private bathroom and terrace overlooking the river, club house, lounge beds, viewpoints and trails that offer panoramic views of the surrounding jungle and the Maranon. The hostel has been designed and built according to local art and architecture to protect the environment from negative impacts and has remained small enough to preserve the natural beauty of the surroundings.
Note: We require minimum two passengers traveling together If single traveler ask for the supplement.
|Duration||3 Days & 2 Night|
|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.
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, L, D)
DAY 3: RIBERBANK VILLAGE/ IQUITO
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 identification.
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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.