Majestic Pacaya Samiria Tour 5D/4N

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Iquitos

Majestic Pacaya Samiria Tour 5D/4N

Description

Day 1: Departure Iquitos / Arrival Pacaya - Samiria / Dolphin / Night Excursion

Early morning departure from Iquitos City via private auto to arrive in the port town of Nauta (1:30 hours). Breakfast served.

Departure in private motorboat we will travel upriver (1:15 hour), passing the spectacular meeting of 2 major rivers (Ucayali & Marañon) that come together to form the Amazon River, until we arrive to the small pueblo of La Libertad. During the riverboat trip you will have a great possibility of seeing caimans, turtles, herons, pink river dolphins, snakes, and many other species of flora/fauna along the riverbank. Along the way you will also be able to enjoy the sightings of different Indian settlements.

Lunch will be served upon arrival.

Afternoon dolphin watching session at the camp where we will have the unique opportunity to see the pink freshwater dolphin. If we are lucky we will also have the chance to swim with them.

Return to Camp for Dinner.

After sunset we will go on an excursion via canoe to spot and catch caiman, we will have the opportunity to hold, touch, and take photos with the caiman.

Overnight at Maniti Lodge at La Libertad.

Day 2: River Cruise / Piranha Fishing / Night Excursion.

Early morning breakfast will be served followed by departure from Maniti Lodge at La Libertad. We will cruise the Rio Marañon for about 3 hours until we reach our destination. During the riverboat trip you will have a great possibility of seeing primates, reptiles, turtles, birds, pink river dolphins, and many other species of flora/fauna along the riverbank.

We will pack our things and travel upriver into the National Reserve via Rio Marañon and entering the Rio Yanayacu (close to pueblo Viente de Enero).

Arrival for campsite setup and lunch.

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 is many times referred to as the “jungle of the mirrors”.

Afternoon fishing for piranha, peacock bass and other species of fish in the reserve.

We will return to camp to have dinner.

After dinner we will go on a night time nature walk to see what types of species can be seen (lizards, snakes, spiders, monkeys).

Overnight in Tents in Pacaya Samiria Reserve.

Day 3: River Cruise / Day Hike / Plant Education / Lagoons / Nocturnal Excursion.

We will pack our things and travel further upriver into the National Reserve via Rio Yanayacu (close to pueblo Yarina).

We will cruise the Rio Yanayacu until we reach our destination. During the riverboat trip you will have a great possibility of seeing primates, reptiles, turtles, birds, pink river dolphins, and many other species of flora/fauna along the riverbank.

Arrival for campsite setup and lunch.

Jungle hike in the Pacaya Samiria Reserve where we will have the unique opportunity to see a vast number of primates, reptiles, turtles, birds, pink river dolphins, butterflies, and many other wildlife interact in their natural habitat. We will see and learn about various types of Amazonian plants such as the Ayahuasca Vine (Banisteriopsis caapi), Cats Claw Vine (uncaria tomentosa), Victoria Amazonica, Ceiba Tree, Sensitive Plant (mimosa pudica), and more.

Today we will visit some lagoons in the reserve. They hold a great variety of palms, large trees and a beautiful landscape. At this place, we can make a variety of activities, dependent on the tourist, such as trekking, canoe rides, fishing, and identification of plants, animal spotting or maybe just relaxing with a nice cool swim in one of the lagoons.

At night time after dinner, we will make a night excursion by boat to search for the various species of nocturnal animals; this also gives us the enjoyable opportunity to hear the symphony of sounds that comes from the forest at night.

Overnight Pacaya Samiria Reserve.

Day 4: Day Hike / Plant Education / LagoonsS / Nocturnal Canoe Excursion.

Early morning breakfast will be served followed by a jungle walk in the Pacaya Samiria Reserve where we will have the unique opportunity to see a vast number of primates, reptiles, turtles, birds, pink river dolphins, butterflies, and many other wildlife interact in their natural habitat.

We will see and learn about various types of Amazonian plants such as the Ayahuasca Vine (Banisteriopsis caapi), Cats Claw Vine (uncaria tomentosa), Victoria Amazonica, Ceiba Tree, Sensitive Plant (mimosa pudica), and more.

Today again we will visit some lagoons in the reserve. They hold a great variety of palms, large trees and a beautiful landscape. At this place, we can make a variety of activities, dependent on the tourist, such as trekking, canoe rides, fishing, and identification of plants, animal spotting or maybe just relaxing with a nice cool swim in one of the lagoons.

Midday we will stop to have our lunch.

At night time after dinner, we will make a night excursion by boat to search for the various species of nocturnal animals; this also gives us the enjoyable opportunity to hear the symphony of sounds that comes from the forest at night.

Overnight Pacaya Samiria Reserve.

Day 5: Morning Excursion / IIAP / Return To Iquitos.

We will have an early morning breakfast and prepare for our last excursion into the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. After our morning excursion we will return back to camp to have lunch and pack our belonging and make our way back to the city of Iquitos. During the riverboat trip back to Iquitos you will have a great possibility of seeing caimans, turtles, herons, pink river dolphins, snakes, and many other species of flora/fauna along the riverbank.

Visit to IIAP (Instituto de Investigación de la Amazonía Peruana), where you will be able to visit with manatees and fresh water dolphins that have been rescued from the Amazon and are being rehabilitated.

Private transportation to bring you to the airport or your hotel of choice, end of service.

Include

  1. Private Airport Transfers.
  2. All Local Transportation.
  3. All Meals During Excursion (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks).
  4. Purified Water, Juice, Coffee, Tea, Milk.
  5. All Equipment: Rubber Boots, Fishing Poles, First Aid, Etc.
  6. Professional Bilingual Guide (English & Spanish).
  7. All Entrance Fees.
  8. Fully Guided Jungle Tours & Excursions As Described In Itinerary.
  9. Private Accommodations (Bedding, Mosquito Nets, Shower).

Not Include

  1. Extra Items (Souvenirs, Extra Food, Cigarettes, Etc.).
  2. Airfare (We Can Help Arrange Airfare Upon Request).
  3. All Airport Taxes.
  4. Personal Expenses: Telephone Calls, Laundry Expenses, Alcoholic Drinks, Etc.
  5. Insurance Against Theft, Loss, Illness or Accident.
  6. Gratuity For Tour Guides.
  7. Hotel In Iquitos City.

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