JUNGLE EXTREME CAMPING
6 days 5 nights Pacaya Samiria (National Reserve)
Day 1: Iquitos- Pacaya Samiria
Departure in the morning from your accommodation or the airport by private car or minivan (depending on the size of the group), we will move south for 1 hour 45 minutes to reach the town of Nauta. While we are heading there we will give you a brief description of Iquitos, its surroundings and its main attractions. Departure by private boat from the port of Nauta, continuing upstream for 3 hours, enjoying the beautiful scenery and the possibility of observing river dolphins (gray and pink), herons and turtles, among other species. Arrival in the community of Santo Domingo, our entry point to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Here we will obtain our entry permit. We will continue the navigation by boat for 1 hour 30 minutes until we reach the community of Arequipa. Expedition hike through the primary jungle. We will enjoy nature in search of wildlife. Night walk in search of spiders, snakes, lizards, frogs and rodents, listening to the different sounds of nocturnal animals that inhabit the jungle. Camping in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, near the community of Arequipa.
We will wake up very early to start with a morning expedition, after breakfast. We will sail by boat on the Yanayacu River for approx. 4 hours, entering more and more into the depths of the virgin forest. Walk through the jungle to observe the Amazonian flora and fauna. We will make a boat trip to test our skills with the artisanal fishing of piranhas, in the way that local people do it. The guide will give you instructions and all the necessary equipment. Observation of pink dolphins (Inia geoffrensis) and gray dolphins or tucuxis. Night expedition to see (and hear) jungle animals. The nights in Pacaya Samiria are full of life. Camping in the primary jungle.
Early morning canoe expedition to observe different monkeys along the river like the squirrel monkey, the black capuchin monkey, the howler monkey, among others. Sailing by motor boat for about 3 hours to the community of Yarina, located in the center of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. We will go in search of primates to observe them in their habitat. Botanical walk where you can meet different Amazonian medicinal plants. Night expedition in search of alligators (large river lizards). Camping in the jungle.
Breakfast. Canoe expedition in search of the largest fish in the Amazon: The paiche (Arapaima Giga) Excursion of search and observation of animals such as: giant river otter, tapir, sajino, armadillo gigante, capibara or ronsoco, etc. If we are lucky we will be able to observe different species of boas, including the anaconda, or the Amazonian jaguar when it comes to drinking water on the shores of the lagoons. We will learn how to cut and drink from the "water rope", a vine that can be useful as a survival technique. Observation of the Lupuna, one of the largest trees in the Amazon. Night walk. Camping in the jungle.
After enjoying our breakfast in the middle of the Amazon jungle, we will pack, clean and start our return trip. We will sail approx. 4 hours downstream on the Yanayacu. Lunch. We will walk in the depths of the jungle to observe monkeys and other animals. Camping in the primary forest.
Breakfast. Departure by boat to visit a last lagoon where you can see prehistoric birds such as the Hoatzin and the Anima Cornuta. Return to the Buenos Aires community. Lunch. Return to the city of Nauta. Transfer to Iquitos
Includes: Transfer from Iquitos airport terrestrial and fluvial transports indicated in the program Private boat All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) First aid Purified water Admission to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Bilingual guides Materials: Tents, set of sheets, mattresses and rubber boots.