3-Day All Inclusive Private Guided Pacaya Samiria National Reserve from Iquitos

3 day

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This three-day and two-night tour is ideal for anyone traveling though Perú on a tight schedule. This expedition is packed with a variety of the most popular activities including: jungle hiking, freshwater dolphin spotting, canoe rides, night time caiman excursion, Amazon River cruise, plant education, visit to remote lagoons and more.

Maximum travelers is 15.
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Itinerary Details

Day 1

9:00am departure from Maniti Expeditions office in Iquitos City via private auto to arrive in the port town of Nauta (1.5 hours). Breakfast served. Departure in private motorboat to travel upriver, passing the spectacular meeting of two major rivers (Ucayali & Marañon) that come together to form the Amazon River. Upstream boating on the Marañon River into the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (50 miles SW / approximately 2.5 hours from Nauta).

Passenger identification at the Reserve’s entrance check-point. Arrival in the Arequipa community where the first camp will be set up. Lunch will be served upon arrival. Watch diverse species of birds along the way, including egrets, hawks, horned screamers, jacanas, parrots and parakeets. It is also possible to see Amazon River dolphins.

After sunset, go on an excursion via canoe to spot the black caiman.  We will have the opportunity view the animals and take photos up...
Day 1

9:00am departure from Maniti Expeditions office in Iquitos City via private auto to arrive in the port town of Nauta (1.5 hours). Breakfast served. Departure in private motorboat to travel upriver, passing the spectacular meeting of two major rivers (Ucayali & Marañon) that come together to form the Amazon River. Upstream boating on the Marañon River into the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (50 miles SW / approximately 2.5 hours from Nauta).

Passenger identification at the Reserve’s entrance check-point. Arrival in the Arequipa community where the first camp will be set up. Lunch will be served upon arrival. Watch diverse species of birds along the way, including egrets, hawks, horned screamers, jacanas, parrots and parakeets. It is also possible to see Amazon River dolphins.

After sunset, go on an excursion via canoe to spot the black caiman.  We will have the opportunity view the animals and take photos up close. Return to camp for dinner. Overnight in tents at Pacaya Samiria Reserve.

Day 2

Early morning breakfast will be served followed by departure campsite. Cruise the Rio Marañon for about three hours to reach the destination (Shansho Cocha Lake area). 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.

The black waters of the rivers reflects with 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. Return to camp for dinner. After dinner 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

Enjoy an early morning breakfast and prepare for our last excursion into the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. After our morning excursion, 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 freshwater 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.

Important Details

Included
  • All meals during excursion (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks)
  • Breakfast
  • All local transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Professional Bilingual guide (English & Spanish)
  • Purified water, juice, coffee, tea, milk
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Fully guided jungle tours & excursions as described in itinerary
  • All equipment: tents, rubber boots, fishing poles, first aid, camping equipment, etc.
Not Included
  • Hotel in Iquitos City
  • Airfare (we can help arrange airfare upon request)
  • All airport taxes
  • Airport transfers (tour starts from our office in Iquitos)
  • Gratuity for tour guides
  • Extra items (souvenirs, extra food, cigarettes, etc.
  • Insurance against theft, loss, illness or accident
  • Personal expenses: telephone calls, laundry expenses, alcoholic drinks, etc.
Departure Point
Maniti Expeditions Office in Iquitos City
9:00 AM
Return Details
Private transportation to bring you to the airport or your hotel of choice
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.