Explore the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, the most important reserve of Peru with its 2 million hectares. This reserve is known as one of the richest areas in biodiversity of the world, it is home of more than 250 species of fish, 130 mammals, 450 birds and 250 reptiles and amphibians in their abundant vegetation and its different colors of water! A summary of the Amazon to discover on board ARAPAIMA EXPEDITIONS, for the lovers of the nature.
Embarking: Iquitos / Disembarking: Nauta
RIVERS TO NAVIGATE: ITAYA, AMAZONAS, MARAÑON RIVERS NAUTA CAÑO, YANAYACU PUCATE RIVER.
Day 1: Iquitos – City Tour – Arapaima Expeditions
Reception at the Airport / Hotel by our guide and transfer by bus to the Restaurant “Casa de Fierro” after lunch, We will begin a short city tour through the city of Iquitos.
5.00 pm, We will go to our jetty where we will embark on the ARAPAIMA EXPEDITIONS.
We will welcome with a courtesy cocktail.
Accommodation in your rooms, accompanied by our staff and we will begin navigation through one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Amazon River, the largest in the world.
7:00 pm, Presentation of Cruise director and guide who will inform you about itineraries of trip and the activities to realice.
The security aboard the Arapaima, it is very important that is why a safety and protection drill will be carried out to know the ship’s protocols.
8.00 pm, Dinner aboard the Arapaima ship, where we will enjoy the exquisite Amazonian cuisine.
Observation of the Amazonian dusk from our observation platform.
Day 2: Kukama Community – Jungle of the Mirrors
We will wake up with the beautiful Amazonian Dawn aboard the ARAPAIMA.
06:30 am, Excursion aboard our skifss, to observe different species of birds and listen to the different songs different from each other, monkeys, dolphins and we will receive the good vibes of the Amazon sunrise.
8:00 am, Return to the Boat – Buffet breakfast.
9:30 am, We will hike in the jungle protected by the Kukama of Puerto Prado to discover the different ecosystems that this wonderful jungle offers.
We will have the opportunity to interact with the Kukama Indians and acquire their fine local handicrafts made by the hands of the ladies of the community, we will observe the Victorias Regias, one of the most peculiar plants of the Amazon, a family of nymphaceae capable of supporting a new Born of 3-5 kilos due to the tangled natural structure.
12:00 pm, Return to the ship.
1:00 pm, Buffet lunch, then a short rest and relaxation in the common areas of the boat.
3:30 pm, Exploration in our skiff boats towards the Nauta Caño gorge where we will observe the jungle of the mirrors and observe toucans, parrots, macaws, sloths and monkeys high in the trees.
We will make the artisanal fishing of the famous Piranhas.
Followed by a night excursion in search of wildlife, where we will observe different species of animals such as alligators, snakes and different types of animals and nocturnal insects
7:00 pm, Return to the Ship.
8:00 pm, Dinner.
Day 3: Full Day Pacaya Samiria
06:30 am, We start the fresh morning, full of life and enchanting sounds, surrounded by pink dolphins, we will board our skiff boat for our full day excursion along the Yanayacu-Pucate River, (Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve), we will enjoy the sighting of lush wildlife such as pink dolphins, toucans, herons, monkeys and many animals of the area, we will enjoy a country breakfast aboard our skiff boat, we will be enveloped by the magic of the rainforest cacophony with a unique ecosystem . It will be an adventure full of unforgettable and unique moments that the wonderful jungle of mirrors gives us. We will do a short walk in the flood zone known as IGAPO Forest to discover this wildlife paradise, followed by piranha fishing.
12:00 pm, We return to theship.
1:00 pm, Buffet lunch – Short rest and relaxation in the common areas of the boat.
3:30 pm, In the afternoon, excursion in our skiff excursion boat until we reach our stopping point and start a great adventure walking towards a Communal Reserve through the thicket of the Amazon jungle (mainland / high jungle) where we will observe and We will know different types of ecosystems. We will discover different insects, reptiles and amphibians, tarantulas, toads, frogs that are unique to this ecosystem.
7:00 pm, Return to the Ship.
8:00 pm, Dinner aboard the Arapaima ship.
After dinner there will be a farewell party with the Arapaima Musical Band.
Day 4: Nauta – Amazon Manatee – Iquitos – Apto
8:00 am, Buffet Breakfast.
9:30 am, disembark at the port of the city of Nauta. Transfer to the Iquitos city airport by full air conditioning and comfortable bus suitable for our 1:30 hrs trip. On the way to the Iquitos airport about 5 kms before arriving at the airport you will find one of the most impressive and important environmental education projects and programs in the city of Iquitos, The Amazonian Manatee Rescue Center where we stop to visit and see the great work which said Center carries out in the Conservation and preservation of the Amazonian Manatee.
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All our programs can be modified according to your requirements, either for the duration of your tour, interests or specific activities. Prices for cash payments, does not include VAT (Tax exempt forest). Rates per person in dollars. Services and transfers are provided in shared. Modifications and / or cancellations may apply penalty.
Rates not valid for season (Easter, national holidays, new year, long holidays). Subject to change without prior notice, variation due to weather factors and / or Local, Regional or National Strikes and availability until the moment of confirming the reservation.