Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
104 masl = 341.21 Feet
104 masl = 341.21 Feet
2 pax min, max 10 paxst
The Iquitos amazon jungle is an ecoregion of flooded forest along rivers in Brazil, Peru and Bolivia in the west of the Amazon biome. The forest is seasonally flooded up to 7 metres (23 ft) by whitewater rivers carrying nutrient-rich sediment from the Andes. The meandering rivers often shift course, creating a complex landscape of oxbow lakes, marshes, levees and bars, with grasslands, shrubs and forests in different stages of succession. During the extended flood periods fish enter the forest in search of fruit. The floodplain holds forest mosaics, succession forest, aquatic vegetation in areas that are poorly drained and permanent swamps. The dominant vegetation is evergreen tropical forest. 227 species of mammals have been recorded in the ecoregion. Common land mammals include jaguar (Panthera onca), ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), South American tapir (Tapirus terrestris), capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), kinkajou (Potos flavus) and white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari). Primates include spider monkey (genus Ateles), white-fronted capuchin (Cebus albifrons), tufted capuchin (Sapajus apella), Venezuelan red howler (Alouatta seniculus), common squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus) and bald uakari (Cacajao calvus). Other mammals are the Amazon bamboo rat (Dactylomys dactylinus) and spiny tree-rats (genus Echimys) Mammals that are rarely found elsewhere include the black-shouldered opossum (Caluromysiops irrupta), rufous mouse opossum (Marmosa lepida), red mouse opossum (Marmosa rubra), sepia short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis adusta), Geoffroy's tailless bat (Anoura geoffroyi), Bogota yellow-shouldered bat (Sturnira bogotensis), Goeldi's marmoset (Callimico goeldii), Peruvian night monkey (Aotus miconax), equatorial saki (Pithecia aequatorialis) and Napo spiny rat (Proechimys quadruplicatus). Aquatic mammals include the Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), tucuxi (Sotalia fluviatilis) and Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis) Endangered mammals include the white-bellied spider monkey (Ateles belzebuth), Peruvian spider monkey (Ateles chamek) and giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) 624 species of birds have been reported. Endangered birds include the wattled curassow (Crax globulosa) and green-thighed parrot (Pionites leucogaster) There are 88 species of snakes and 30 species of lizards. Large reptiles include black caiman (Melanosuchus niger), yellow-spotted river turtle (Podocnemis unifilis) and green anaconda (Eunectes murinus). Endangered amphibians include Johnson's horned treefrog (Hemiphractus johnsoni) Large fish that live in the whitewater rivers enter the forest during the floods where they eat and disperse fruit. Fish include pacu (genera Metynnis and Mylossoma), tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum), pirarucu (Arapaima gigas), Piranhas, dusky narrow hatchetfish (Triportheus angulatus) and pirana (genus Serrasalmus). Smaller fish include angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare), blue discus (Symphysodon aequifasciatus), cichlids (genus Cichlasoma), characins (family Anostomidae), tetras (genera Hemigrammus and Hyphessobrycon), neon tetra (Paracheirodon innesi) and catfish (families Aspredinidae, Callichthyidae, Doradidae and Loricariidae).
We pick you up from your hotel in Iquitos around 7:30 am. To travel for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes in our private transport to the city of Nauta located 120 km south of Iquitos. Once in Nauta we go to the port located on the right bank of the Maranon River, where we will take our boat downstream until we reach the confluence of the Maranon and Ucayali rivers which form the majestic Amazon River.Here we will have an explanation from our guide about the Amazon and its tributaries, we will also have the opportunity to observe the beautiful pink dolphins and if you dare to swim with them here is the right time. After this great experience, we continue along the Ucayali River (upstream) until we reach the Yarapa River where we will sail for approximately 1 hour. Along the Yarapa River we can already appreciate the wild life that the Amazon has to offer, among them we can observe different types of birds, iguanas among others. Once in our lodge (Lobo Amazon Camp) our delicious Amazonian lunch will be waiting for us to recharge our batteries, we will also settle in our respective rooms where we will have a rest before starting the tours inside the jungle.In the afternoon we will explore the jungle for approximately 2 hours, where we will go in search of wild animals including: different types of monkeys such as, squirrel monkey, machin monkey, lion monkey, sloth bears, etc. As well as different types of reptiles such as; snakes, snakes, boas constrictors, anacondas, lizards, etc. After this activity we will return to our lodge to rest until dinner time. After our delicious dinner we will prepare for a nocturnal walk inside the immensity of the jungle where we will go in search of the nocturnal wildlife in which we will have the possibility of observing giant tarantulas, nocturnal frogs, toads, scorpions, nocturnal snakes and different types of insects, we will also try to observe the famous night monkey called musmuqui. As an optional activity we can go in search of the lizards and alligators, for this you have to coordinate with your guide since they are different activities. This folks is the end of the first day.
After our delicious breakfast, we will be ready to come into direct contact with the Amazon jungle, this day is a day in which we will learn different survival skills, such as making small traps for small mammals, making a rustic camp, we will learn to fish with bow and arrow and we will have many more adventures. Since we will find ourselves deep in the jungle we will have the opportunity to go in search of giant trees such as the Ceiba (the mother of the jungle) in addition to observing different types of animals such as: turtles, monkeys, armadillos, otters, coaties, Picuros, etc. This day our lunch and dinner will be made based on products from the jungle. This day will end with the stories and legends of the jungle that our guide has to tell us.
This day is full learning, our experienced and knowledgeable guide of the Amazon jungle, was born and raised in the town of de Puerto Miguel on the banks of the Yarapa River. He has a great shamanic family lineage where thanks to his grandfather and his father he learned to use all the benefits that the plants of the Peruvian Amazon offer us, curing various ills using them. We will also learn to connect and enter into balance with nature. If you are interested in learning about the living pharmacy that is our Amazon rainforest, do not forget to bring your notebook as this experience is unique and can help you for the rest of your life. If you want to experience Ayahuasca, Kambo or take a flowering bath, do not hesitate to consult us. (These activities are not included).
This day begins very early in the morning, before breakfast we embark on our boat we will travel along the Yarapa River in search of the different birds of our Amazon, among them we can observe the Gray Heron that we can easily find along the river banks, we can also observe the tiger heron, puma heron, the famous cormorants or aquatic birds, the king fisher, Falcons, victor dia, the orioles, the hoatzins or prehistoric birds, the macaws and different types of parrots and parakeets, in others more. After this activity we return to our lodge where our nutritious breakfast will wait for us and then be ready to fish for piranhas where we will take our artisan rods and go to the port of our hostel, our guide will explain about the varieties of fish that exist in our Amazon, among these fish we will have the opportunity to fish the famous red piranha as well as different types of catfish, etc. After this activity we will return to our lodge to have our delicious lunch to recharge our batteries and be ready to return to Iquitos. We leave around 1:00 pm. Arriving in Nauta around 4:00 pm where our private transport will wait for us to bring us back to Iquitos, arriving in Iquitos around 6:00 pm. In Iquitos we can drop you off at the airport or at your hotel.
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