This is the trip for those that really want to get right in and immerse themselves in the jungle experience. If you don’t mind roughing it a little (can you live without running water for a few days?) you will reap the benefits as you trek through the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, camping every afternoon at some point along the riverbank. Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, at 2,080 ha, is the biggest in Peru and forth biggest in South America.
Along the river you can expect frequent sightings of macaws, different species of monkeys, sloths, water turtles, river otter, iguanas and other fauna. In the evenings look forward to encountering the nocturnal inhabitants of the reserve, such as caiman, snakes, tarantulas and scorpions. Learn how to survive in the jungle, what to eat and drink, and where to set up camp. You can fish on oxbow lakes and see pink and grey dolphins in the rivers.
This is your opportunity to get face to face with real wild nature.
Depends of the travellers’ interest but we recommend around 5 days. 2 persons minimum.
US 95 (318 soles) per person, per day.
The trip commences with overland travel from Iquitos to Nauta (an older kukama town than Iquitos, approximately 1.5 hours) where you transfer to a secure and confortable peque peque (canoe with a motor) which takes you via the Rio Marañon, Rio Yanayacu and Rio Pucate to the first guard post of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (approximately 3 hours).
Your bed for the night will be the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. In the afternoons we will set up camp along the riverbank and sleep in hammocks, tents or a small mat on the ground, always covered with mosquito nets.
A warm reception at the airport followed by a brief tour of Iquitos, eco-cultural programs during the trip, transfers from Iquitos to the jungle and back, all meals whilst in the jungle (including water, tea, coffee and milk), a bilingual guide for the duration of the trip, gumboots, mosquito net, hammock.
Things you might want: binoculars, flash light (spare batteries), a tent, some cash for any personal expenses and purchase you wish to make.
Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit, raincoat, sunglasses, insect repellent, sunscreen and your personal first-aid kit.