PACAYA SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
Amazon Wonder Expeditions, is a family company dedicated to perform customized tours based on a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 people. If you are traveling alone, please contact us for more information.
So, you will be amazed by the fascinating intricacies of the rainforest.
We can make more flexible tours as well as specially targeted groups or large families.
We normally start our tour at 9.00am, we pick you up from the airport or hotel, if you had a flight arrival outside these hours do not worry about it, we will organize your itinerary so that you do not waste any tour and so enjoy the most of your stay in the jungle. The last day, our tour ends up at approximately 4.00pm.
During your stay you will be accompanied by a professional bilingual naturalist guide.
When making your reservation please specify if you have any dietary restrictions because we have vegetarian or vegan menu. For those who do not opt for this preference our meals are made based on fish, chicken, beef or pork.
We accept all Visa and Mastercard, American Express cards in Our Office in the city of Iquitos. We accept Peruvian Soles (PEN), US Dollars (USD) and Euros (EUR).
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PACAYA SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE
The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (RNPS) comprises part of the provinces of Loreto, Requena, Alto Amazonas and Ucayali of the department of Loreto. Its extension is 2,080,000 hectars (20,800 km2) and is located in the Ucamara depression, where the confluence of the great Ucayali and Marañón rivers occurs, which form its natural boundaries. The southwestern part is bounded by a strip of low hills that forms the watershed with the Huallaga River.
Its main objective is to conserve the resources of flora and fauna, as well as the scenic beauty characteristic of the humid tropical forest. The RNPS is home to high biological diversity and an important human population that takes advantage of its natural resources. It includes in its interior the basins of the Pacaya, Samiria and Yanayacu-Pucate rivers. Although mostly it is an alluvial and floodplain lowland plain, it has some low hills in the Pacaya.
The presence of more than 1,025 vertebrate species has been reported, representing 27% of the diversity of these species in Peru and 36% of the total registered for the Amazon. It hosts important wildlife species considered as indicators of the good state of conservation of its territories, such as the sea cow or manatee (Trichechus inunguis), the pink dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), the gray dolphin (Sotalia fluviatilis), the yellow-faced Maquisapa or spider Monkey (Ateles beltzebuth), the giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis), the puma (Puma concolor), the sachavaca or Tapir (Tapirus terrestris), the otorongo or Jaguar (Panthera onca), the Huangana or Peccari (Tayassu pecari), the sajino or White Lipped Peccari (Tayassu tajacu) , the red deer (Mazama americana), the maquisapa or Spider Monkey (Ateles paniscus), the Howler monkey (Alouatta seniculus) and the choro or wooly monkey (Lagothrix lagothricha).
The ornithological fauna is made up of 449 species, where bird populations related to aquatic environments stand out, which are also excellent indicators of the state of conservation of wetlands. Among them are the white heron (Egretta alba), the cocoi heron (Ardea cocoi), the tiger heron (Tigrisoma lineatum), the cushuri or cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) and several other species.
Reptiles include the charapa turtle (Podocnemis expansa), the taricaya turtle (Podocnemis unifilis), the black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger) and the white Caiman (Caiman crocodylus). Hydrobiological resources are the most important of the RNPS both for their role in ecological processes and for their economic value, they are also the basis of food for local people.
The main species for human consumption can be categorized into two types: large ones such as paiche (Arapaima gigas), dorado (Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii), maiden (Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum) and tower fish (Phractocephalus hemiliopterus); and those of medium and small size such as the gamitana (Colossoma macropomum), the shad (Brycon melanopterus), the croaker (Plagioscion squamosissimus), the boquichico (Prochilodus nigricans), the dove (Mylossoma duriventris), among other highly appreciated species.
Regarding the flora, the RNPS is home to 965 species of wild plants and 59 of cultivated plants. Its value for the protection of biological diversity is widely justified by the presence of immense extensions of aguajales or aguaje forests (Mauritia flexuosa) and mixed forests of other palm trees.