At 8,042 square miles, Pacaya-Samiria is one of the largest protected natural areas in all of Peru, taking up portions of the Loreto, Requena, Alto Amazonas and Ucayali provinces in the department of Loreto. It was established by the Peruvian government in 1982, taking its name from the Pacaya and Samiria rivers which flow through it. Like the rest of the Amazon rainforest region, Pacaya-Samiria is extraordinarily diverse, containing 449 bird species, 102 mammals, 69 reptiles, 58 amphibians, 256 fish and 1,204 plants.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Iquitos Hotel Transfer|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
An important characteristic of this protected area is a cycle of rising and falling rivers due to the rainy season and corresponding dry season. During the rainy season, much of the area is flooded. The water level accumulates until its high point, called its crescent, in May. After this, the rains decrease and the water levels slowly fall until their low point in August. This system of rising and falling rivers leaves the area with a landscape containing many small bodies of water,
allowing an abundance of aquatic species to flourish. During the dry season, fish also remain in the water in extremely concentrated amounts due to the reduced water level, leaving very fertile fishing grounds for the large variety of birds that call the region home.
PRICE minimum 2pp
Fixed Departure Dates (March 2018 through January 2019):
We can leave any day of the week, as long as permits are available. Please remember, permits are only needed for your start date.
Iquitos City– Nauta Port–Pacaya Samira Reserve
Pacaya Samiria Reserve-Shansho Lake
Pacaya Samiria Reserve-Yanaquillo Creek
Yanaquillo Creek-Nauta Port-Iquitos City
Repellent with a minimum of 35 % deet.
Face tissue paper, toilet paper.
Camera charger and, extra batteries.
Sunblock, sun hat.
Flip flops or sandals.