Day 01. IQUITOS - AMAZON RIVER - PACAYA SAMIRIA RESERVE
Morning hours departure from Iquitos Town via personal auto to arrive on the port town of Nauta (1:30 hours). Breakfast served.
Departure in personal motorboat we will travelling upriver, passing the spectacular appointment of 2 key rivers (Ucayali & Marañon) which come together to create the Amazon River.
Upstream boating River in to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (50 miles SW / approximately 2 hours . 5 from Nauta).
Passenger identification in the reserve’s access check-stage. Arrival in the Arequipa network where the 1st camp will be setup.
Lunch will end up being served after arrival.
Watch various species of birds on the way, including egrets, hawks, horned screamers, jacanas, parrots and parakeets. Additionally it is possible to observe Amazon River dolphins.
After sunset we will continue an excursion via canoe to identify and catch caiman, we could have the possibility to hold, touch, and take photographs with the caiman.
Come back to Camp for supper.
Overnight in tents in Pacaya Samiria Reserve.
Morning hours breakfast will be served accompanied by departure campsite. We will cruise the Rio Marañon for approximately 3 time until we reach our vacation spot (Shansho Cocha Lake location). Through the riverboat trip you'll have a great probability of witnessing primates, reptiles, turtles, birds, pink river dolphins, and several different species of flora/fauna along the riverbank.
Arrival for campsite set up and lunch.
A thing that immediately catches our interest is the dark waters of the rivers, which reflects with this identical graphic, the sky, the clouds, the bank’s vegetation, the enormous trees, that the travelers have the feeling of vacationing between mirrors; that is why the Pacaya Samiria is usually many times known as the “jungle of the mirrors”.
Afternoon angling for piranha, peacock bass and other species of seafood in the reserve.
We will go back to camp to have evening meal.
Immediately after dinner we will embark on a nighttime nature walk to see what forms of species is seen (lizards, snakes, spiders, monkeys).
Overnight in Tents found in Pacaya Samiria Reserve.
We will pack our items and travel upriver in to the National Reserve via Rio Marañon and getting into the Rio Yanayacu (near pueblo Viente de Enero).
We will cruise the river until we reach our vacation spot. Through the riverboat trip you'll have a great probability of finding primates, reptiles, turtles, birds, pink river dolphins, and several additional species of flora/fauna along the riverbank.
Arrival for campsite set up and lunch
Jungle hike on the Pacaya Samiria Reserve where we could have the unique possibility to visit a multitude of primates, reptiles, turtles, birds, pink river dolphins, butterflies, and several other wildlife interact within their organic habitat. We will have and learn about numerous kinds of Amazonian plants including the Ayahuasca Vine (Banisteriopsis caapi), Cats Claw Vine (uncaria tomentosa), Victoria Amazonica, Ceiba Tree, Sensitive Plant (mimosa pudica), and more.
Today we will check out some lagoons found in the reserve. They carry a great selection of palms, large trees and a lovely landscape. As of this place, we are able to make various activities, reliant on the tourist, such as for example trekking, canoe rides, angling, and identification of crops, animal spotting or possibly only relaxing with a good cool swim in another of the lagoons.
During the night time after dinner, we can make a night excursion by boat to find the many species of nocturnal pets; this as well gives us the exciting possibility to hear the symphony of noises that originates from the forest during the night.
Over night Pacaya Samiria Reserve.
Morning hours breakfast will be served accompanied by a morning departure in our boat, we will commence to make our in the past on the direction downriver towards Iquitos city.
Watch birds because they keep their nests to get their meals on the river, included in this cotingas, macaws, parrots and Harpy (Harpia harpyja).
Excursion to Yanaquillo Creek to identify squirrel monkeys (Saimiri boliviensis), saddle rear tamarins (Saguinus fuscicollis) and sloths (Bradypus variegatus).
We will minimize and start to see the giant Lupuna (Ceiba pentandra), Capirona, and Capinurí (Heliocóstilis scabra) trees and in addition eye-getting birds as the Toucan (Pteroglossus), the Crimson Macaw (Ara macao), the Blue-and-Yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna), the fantastic Egret (Egreta alba) and the Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona).
Midday we will minimize to have our lunch time.
During the night time after dinner, we can make a night excursion by boat to find the many species of nocturnal pets; this as well gives us the pleasurable possibility to hear the symphony of looks that originates from the forest during the night.
Overnight in tents in Pacaya Samiria Reserve.
We will have an early on morning breakfast and plan our last excursion in to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. After our morning hours excursion we will get back into camp to possess lunch time and pack our belonging and produce our in the past to the location of Iquitos. Through the riverboat trip back again to Iquitos you'll have a great probability of finding caimans, turtles, herons, pink river dolphins, snakes, and several various other species of flora/fauna along the riverbank.
Go to to IIAP (Instituto de Investigación de la Amazonía good Peruana), where you might be able to go to with manatees and fresh drinking water dolphins that contain been rescued from the Amazon and so are being rehabilitated.
Questions & Answers
What time does this tour depart from Puerto Maldonado and arrive back in?
Arriving by bus?
- For people arriving by bus we start at 8:30 a.m departing from our office in Puerto Maldonado
Arriving by Plane?
- The first plane arriving to Puerto Maldonado is around 10:00 am and the last plane arrives at 4 p.m , so our first group will start the tour around 11:20
- For peope arriving later than 12:00 pm we will start tour around 1:00 p.m, for LATAM airlines arriving at 4:00 p.m we will start thetour as soon as posible
Already in Puerto Maldonado?
- For people that are already in a hotel the pick up will be around 8:00 a.m and start tour at 8:30 a.m approximately
What to bring for this 4 days tambopata tour?
Amazon Rainforest suggested list excursion
- Backpack rain cove
- Mesh laundry bag
- Toiletry bag with hygiene essentials
- one quart largemouth water bottles (we will provide you with water so you can refill it any time)
- Small headlamp with a L.E.D. bulb & extra batteries
- water shoes ( We will provide you with rubber boots at Jungle Lodge)
- Chaco o Teva type sandals
- 1 bottle of DEET bug repellent
- 1 bottle of sun screen (waterproof)
- 4 pairs of socks
- 4 pairs of underwear
- 1 bathing suits
- 2 shorts
- 1 rain jacket or plastic poncho
- 1 long sleeve shirts
- 4 short sleeve shirts
- winter jacket and shell
- 1 sweatshirts or sweaters
- wide brim hat
Pocket size English/Spanish dictionary
Guide book for Peru (lonely planet, rough guide, or similar) At least 1 novel to read
- 1 set Gore-Tex (or similar waterproof breathable material) pants and jacket storm gear
- Watch with alarm
- snorkel, fins, mask
- approach or summer hiking boot
- digital camera
Useful things to know before you go
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There are no vaccines required to enter Peru. If you decide to take medicines. These are suggested indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel.
- For HEPATITIS B
Recommended for Peru. Normally 2 months before travel.
- For RABIES
Recommended for Peru. Normally 1 month before travel.
- For YELLOW FEVER
Recommended for Peru. Normally 10 days before travel.
- Depending on the accommodation in the jungle, electricity hours are limited during the day, most hotels offer several hours in the evening, usually until 10 pm, allowing travelers to charge their personal items.