Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
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6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
With 2 million hectares, it is the biggest National Reserve of Peru, also it is the largest protected flooded forest of the world and one of the richest places in biological wealth on the planet. Between its biological diversity we find 449 of tropical bird species, 102 of mammals, 256 known species of freshwater fish, 69 of reptiles and more than 1000 varieties of plants, as well as species in danger of extinction like the giant otter, the black lizard, the manatee and the pink dolphin of the Amazon. The place's beauty, as well as its biological wealth makes the reserve a particularly important destination for scientific investigators, nature lovers and bird watchers.The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve stands out among Peru's natural protected areas. Located in the Department of Loreto, in the provinces of Loreto, Requena, Ucayali and Alto Amazonas, with an extension of more than 8000 square miles, it is considered one of the largest of South America
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Saint Tomas # 410 San Juan Bautista Distrit, 00512 Peru
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dagonza
1 contribution
Jan 2020
My family of 6 members we just returned from a week long Peru vacation 2 days in Cusco and 5 days in the Amazon at Iquitos city. We use Local Trekkers Peru, because they seem to be the only company based in Cusco that operate its own groups in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve without intermediaries. We decided to take the camping option, since we wanted to have a more direct contact with nature and above all observe the greatest amount of wildlife that we could see and we would surely miss it by staying in a lodge. Alberto the Manager, organized everything perfectly, transport, pick-ups, permits, etc. Once in Iquitos we met our guide Wilder, better known as Lobo (wolf) who was waiting for us at the airport to begin our adventure. We took the first flight from Lima. Wilder gave us a quick briefing of what we had to expect and what to bring for a tour in the jungle of the Pacaya Samiria Reserve. We made a brief stop in the town of Nauta to buy some last minute things like extra batteries, mosquitoes repellent, some fruits and snacks before embarking on our boat and traveling upriver on the marañon river. On our travel of the first day we could see some pink dolphins, which seemed to follow our boat, we also saw some birds like herons, toucans and some vultures too. But where we really saw a lot of action, it was once inside the heart of the reserve, 3 days inside.

Here we saw many species of monkeys, kapibaras, coaties, hundred of turtles we saw an anaconda changing skin I think it was 5 meters long, Amazing!!!. Many times we saw the famous macaws flying above us. We even had the opportunity to see a female jaguar with its baby jaguar I think this was the most amazing animals we saw. Believe me that if it weren't for mosquitoes, the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve would be Paradise. Our entire trip was very well organized from start to finish, the guide, the cook, the food, the water, the transports all excellent. Thanks to Local Trekkers Peru, we will remember this experience forever and I highly recommend them.
Written 13 March 2020
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Andrea K
24 contributions
Jun 2019
We flew from Lima to Iquitos and boarded the Amatista, a wooden riverboat with around 50 guests. The rooms were comfortable with good reading light and private shower. The food was home cooked and delicious. The staff was very attentive and played together in a band for evening entertainment. The 2 naturalist guides were excellent in terms of knowledge about the wildlife, botany and history of the Amazon. We saw pink dolphins, monkeys, sloth, macaus, toucan , parrots and many other birds. We hiked in the reserve to giant water lilly pads. One hike was with a local resident who showed us Anaconda, Bushmaster poisonous snake, and a poisonous red headed frog. We met with a local shaman and had cultural immersion in several villages along the Amazon. We learned about the healing properties of several plants. In Iquitos we visited a zoo for injured manatees and other endangered animals. This was an outstanding trip and opportunity to learn about the Amazon rainforest and the native population.
Written 23 October 2019
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AgnesD045
Potomac, MD36 contributions
Jun 2019
This was trip with organized by Lindblad/National Geo on a small ship, Delphin II, with 27 passengers. We went looking at dozens of species of birds, different species of monkeys, pink and gray dolphins and other animals. We also visited several small villages, and went kayaking, and swimming in the Pacaya River. The naturalists gave background information about the animals and the photography experts helped passengers take better pictures. Great trip!
Written 3 July 2019
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Lizzie L
33 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This was the highlight of our trip to Peru. The Delfin III was so luxurious and the staff were superb it was the most stylish way to experience the Amazon. We booked through rainforest cruises who were excellent. The days were jam packed with adventure and the guides are expert naturalists whose enthusiasm for the region is infectious. They all spoke excellent English making it easy for us. Safety was a high priority which allowed us to relax and enjoy the trip. The food was exceptional and beautifully presented. I can recommended without hesitation this trip which far exceeded my expectations and has left us with wonderful memories. This was worth every cent we paid.
Written 7 May 2019
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JHerlig
Cape Town Central, South Africa451 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Aboard the Aria from Aqua Expeditions, we explored the National Reserve in small boats, visiting local villages and viewing the most spectacular array of bird, reptile, insect and animal life on the planet. At night we dined, drank and slept in absolute luxury. A bucket list MUST DO.
Written 5 April 2019
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JHRichardson
22 contributions
Jan 2019
We saw dolphins, river otters, monkeys, insects, frogs, cayman, birds - more than we would have imagined!
Written 6 February 2019
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Ailsa L
Brighton and Hove, UK66 contributions
Aug 2018 • Business
I feel so lucky to have had the privilege of experiencing this incredible biome in my life.

So much wildlife, and (from what I can tell... I know appearances aren't always the truth) this is a well managed and strictly regulated wildlife reserve. The animals seem to think so anyway!
Written 19 November 2018
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BoardingPass777359
10 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Spectacular. Once in a lifetime experience. Aria was a first class 5 star cuisine small cruise on the Amazon River. Staff was exceptional. Tour guides top notch.
Written 1 October 2018
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MalikAdventures
London73 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Great park but choose your tour company carefully. Acatupel will short change you immensely but the park itself is breathtaking.

Once again, choose another provider and definately visit and book whilst in Lagunas.
Written 30 September 2018
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vlexis
New York City, NY1 contribution
May 2018 • Friends
Me and 4 friends, we planned our trip to Peru 2 years ago, we wanted to take advantage our time by visiting the best places in Peru. To make this adventure possible we hired the services of Local Trekkers Peru, we hired a package with them, which included visiting Machupicchu, the city of Cusco and its surroundings, the Titicaca lake and finally ending in the Amazon jungle. For our last trip we decided to go to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, After comparing between the manu park and the tabopata reserve. As 5 young people excited to know the wildlife, we decided to leave aside conventional and tourist tours and booked a 6-day camping trip within this reserve. Local Trekkers Peru was in charge of providing us with a great service, our guide Raul, he was very professional and expert in survival We learned a lot with him about the different ecosystems and the animals in the jungle. Local Trekkers, provided us with good camping equipments, 4 season tents, inflatable mattresses, kitchen tent, chairs, tables, etc. You do not have to worry about anything they take care of everything.

We were always well fed, we never lacked food and the food that our chef Ernesto prepared was very delicious, with typical dishes, 2 of us were vegetarians and without any problem Ernesto cooked for them. There was also our boat driver, Alexander who with more than 15 years working on this route, knew the exact places where we could see animals. Thanks to Alexander with his experience and to Raul with his keen eyesight, we could see many animals, including kapibaras, river otters, pink dolphins, caimames, hundreds of birds, etc. Thank you very much guys.

This trip, particularly for me, was the most crazy and rewarding adventure I ever made in my life. and I'm sure for my friends too. So without any doubt, I recommend this company if someone is planning on having a real adventure in the Peruvian Amazon jungle. You won’t regret.
Written 10 September 2018
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