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Pacaya Samiria Map (Map: Instituto Geofísico Militar)
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Location: Department of Loreto, provinces of Requena and Loreto.

Area: 2 million hectares.

Creation: February of 1982.

Conservation unit, on the low jungle, for the protection of the fauna and flora of the region. It is located at 180 Km. (115 miles) of Iquitos.

It constitutes the biggest intangible area in Peru, located in the vertex of the rivers Marañón and Ucayali, landscapes of exceptional beauty, aguajales, and tahuampas.

This park lodges the biggest protected area of Peru, and also the biggest area of flooded tropical forests in Peru. Inside of this forest it exists great biodiversity. 

Recommended place for the birds watching.

Endangered species are protected inside this reserve, among them, paiche (Arapaima gigas) the biggest river-fish of the world; pink dolphin; manati (Trinchechus manatus) amazonic mammal; "huapo colorado" monkey (Cacaju calvus); "maquisapa" monkey (Ateles panicus) and the otter (Pteronoura brasiliensi).

Close to the reserve, exists lodges for tourists. These lodgings organize visits and guide excursions.

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