Will's Machu Picchu Adventures

Pacaya Samiria

Starts from

$530

Description

Spend your days in Pacaya Samiria navigating rivers and looking out for wildlife. Spend your nights camping in the virgin jungle, hearing how everything around you is alive. You put the desire and we will guide you in this adventure.

All our tours are based on a minimum of 2 passengers. If you are a solo traveller please contact us for a price quotation.

If needed more flexible tours could be arranged, as well as special tours for honeymooners, big groups, students promotion and organizations.

We try to keep a low usage of plastic so we would highly appreciate if you bring your own personal water container to be refilled.

Itinerary

Departure time: Please be ready by 8:00 AM

Return time: Approximately 5:00 PM. (3 days after departure)

Wear: Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots or shoes, hat, light jacket, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Morning pickup from your accommodation in Iquitos, or our office, in private car or mini-van (depending on group size). We will drive south for 1 hour and 45 minutes (approx.) to arrive at Nauta town. In our way there you will get a brief description of Iquitos city, its surroundings and some of his main attractions.

Departure by private boat from Nauta port, continuing upriver for 3 hours, enjoying the beautiful landscapes and the possibility to see river dolphins (gray and pink), herons, turtles and many other species along with spectacular flora.

Arrive at Santo Domingo community, the checkpoint for entering the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Here we obtain the entrance permit.

Continue navigation by boat for 30 minutes to reach the community of Buenos Aires.

Walking expedition around the primary jungle to look out for some wildlife and enjoy nature.

Nocturnal hike looking for spiders, snakes, lizards, frogs or rodents, hearing the different sounds of nocturnal animals.

Overnight at typical village house in Buenos Aires community. 

We get up early to start our expedition, taking the boat and navigating around 3 hours in the Pucate river, getting deeper and deeper into the primary jungle.

We will take you by boat to try some artisanal piranha sport fishing, the way locals do it. The guide will instruct you, help you and provide you with all the equipment needed.

Observation of pink dolphins (Inia geoffrensis) and grey dolphins or tucuxis.

Jungle walk in the virgin rainforest where we can observe the flora and the fauna of the Amazon.

Night expedition looking (and hearing) for nocturnal animals.

Camping in the primary jungle.

You will get to know different medicinal plants of the Amazon jungle.

We will learn how to cut and drink from one vine called “Soga de agua” (Water rope)

Walking tour to see the Lupuna, one of the biggest trees in the Amazon rainforest.

Expedition looking out for primates in their habitat.

Nocturnal expedition to find caimans (big river lizards).

Camping in the primary jungle.

Early morning canoe excursion to wake up your senses

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