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 Marañón River, where the Amazon River is born, from here we have
a spectacular sight of the forest because of the 100 foot high watching
Next we will go on with our trip to the lodge for lunch and
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.
DAY 2: LODGE / NAUTA CREEK / LODGE (B-L-D)
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 make an excursion by boat around the Nauta Creek
and the closest lakes, where we observe flora and fauna (monkeys, sloths and
wide variety of aquatic birds) and other; we will stop for a while to enjoy
our box lunch under the shadow of the surrounding jungle trees.
Later, during our excursion to the primary forest, the guide will
identify medicinal plants and trees of special interest.
Finally we go back to the lodge for dinner and resting.
We will go on with our bird watching session very early this morning
followed by breakfast at the lodge.
Immediately after, we will go to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
where we register our entry and then continue out 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.
During the day we will stay at the camping area, and at night time after
dinner, we will make an excursion by boat to search for the white and black
caiman as well as various night birds, this also gives us the enjoyable
opportunity to hear the symphony of sounds that comes from the forest at
DAY 4: CAMPING AT PACAYA SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE (B-L-D)
In the morning, we will go out from the camp zone to come journey deeper
inside the reserve, we will hike through the primary forest to a close lake
to observe the diverse vegetation and animal life in that part of the
reserve, here we will obverse animals rarely seen before, since we are
deeper in the reserve.
At noon we will stop for our box lunch and then we will go on with our
In the afternoon we will canoe ride in a close creek, where we will
observe more variety of birds, plants and other animals, also beautiful
flowers and huge trees; at the end of the day we will be back to the camp
zone for dinner and resting.
DAY 5:CAMPING AT PACAYA SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE / LODGE (B-L-D)
After breakfast we will visit a riverbank village to observe the
lifestyle of the natives as well as their daily activities 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 vegetable ivory called tagua.
In the afternoon we will be back to the lodge, during the way we will
observe different bird and animal species, hours later we will be back to
the lodge for dinner and resting.
DAY 6: LODGE / RIVERBANK VILLAGE / IQUITOS / .... (LIMA) (B-L)
During the morning, we will spend the day fishing in the river; we are able
to fish piranhas or other kinds of fish, after this unforgettable experience we
will back to the lodge for lunch.
Immediately after, we will go out to the Iquitos City Airport ready to
aboard our flight to come back to Lima City.
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.