RAINFOREST CENTER – AMAZON PACAYA SAMIRIA
It is the second largest reserve in the country with an extension of 2’080,000 ha. It owes its name to two of the rivers, found in it: the Pacaya and the Samiria. It is a plain of the lowland rainforest Center that is prone to flooding, though at the origin of the Pacaya a few elevations can be observed, in the period when the river empties, winding mea ders ai formed as well as cochas (lagoons) and islar ds that can be visited to observe a wide array of flora aiV auna. The cocha most visited is El Dorado which is feu nJ ir the River Yanayucu basin. This reserve was created in 1982 and its population, both native and of settlers from outside, is estimated at almost
RAINFORES CENTER – AMAZON
You will start your journey through the wild Amazon region in Iquitos, so remote that it can be reached only by air or water (yet it is just a one hour and 40 minute flight from Lima). Once a booming rubber town, Iquitos Rainforest Center boasts a building our comfortable lodge today it is a quiet, in this amazon Peru
What you see along the river depends on the length of your stay. The heart of every visit, however, will be Pacaya Samiria Reserve. And the highlight of each day’s journey will be the pristine wilderness areas teeming with wildlife amazon and amazing plant life, such as the colossal Victoria Regia water lilies. You will also encounter and have the chance to interact with local people living in villages in this Rainforest Center as they have for centuries. When the day’s sightseeing is over, the comforts of your luxurious floating hotel await you. Rainforest Center experience at the Pacaya Samiria Reserve, located on the headwaters of the Amazon wildlife basin, you will become one of only a handful of seasoned world travelers ever to have reached this remote, remarkably beautiful destination. Pacaya Samiria spans more than five million acres, making it twice the size of Yellowstone Park and it is rich with wildlife Rainforest Center and aquatic life. In winter, when the river is high, visitors can explore the small inlets and various winding river systems that make up the Reserve’s flooded forest. In summer, the river recedes and beautiful sandy river beaches form this Rainforest Center only about 30,000 people live in this vast tract of land. You will have the chance to meet some of them. In addition, park rangers will show you some of the conservation and sustainability projects that are part of this vast reserve. When you arrive at Rainforest Center Pacaya Samiria wildlife, you will enter a world filled with birds in neon-brilliant colors, playful monkeys, graceful hawks and herons and millions of butterflies. You will have the opportunity to see hundreds of species, including the endangered pink Amazon Wildlife dolphin, the rare giant river otter and perhaps, if you are very lucky a sleek, black jaguar. In this glorious environment, parrots and macaws perch in trees as though posing fuzzy orange and chic black howler monkeys munch on the treetop leaves pre-historic looking iguanas, like mini-dinosaurs, laze in the sun You will have the chance to watch long-legged cormorants fish for their dinner, and will probably see alligators cooling themselves in the river, and possibly from a safe distance, the legendary boa constrictor
Day 1 : RAINFOREST CENTER – AMAZON IQUITOS
Day 2 : AMAZON RIVER DOLPHIN – RAINFOREST CENTER LODGE
Day 3 : RAINFOREST CENTER – BIRDWATCHING
Day 4 : MEDICINAL PLANTS – RAINFOREST CENTER TO IQUITOS
RAINFOREST CENTER – AMAZON IQUITOS PERU 4 DAYS /3 NIGHTS
DAY 01: RAINFOREST CENTER – AMAZON IQUITOS
It is the largest protected natural area in Peru, with an area of 2, 80 million hectares 10.800 square miles, in Peru Manu National Park comes close in size at just over half of that with 1,53 million hectares.
08.00 AM . am We pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the city of Nauta by paved road in a private car. We will see small local villages along the way consisting of farmers nearby the hard road. The trip will last for approximately one hour and forty five minutes. We will visit the old city of Nauta and walk the streets where we can see the rustic houses built with mud.
These are the oldest houses in the city.From there we will take the boat down the Marañon river to the Rainforest Center Lodge near the lagoon and have a welcome drink of natural fresh typical fruits of the jungle. There, we will assign you a private room and provide you with information of our program.Then we will take a canoe ride to the “Anaconda Cocha” lake. Next we will have a lunch of typical jungle food, and go for a walk in the primary jungle where we will learn of plants in the area Amazon Wildlife
We will discuss trees such as the Capirona, Capinuri, Chonta, Cercropias, Mohena and the biggest tree Lupuna or Ceiba Pethandra. You will appreciate the many different types of bird species and local wildlife in this area like Macaws, Parrots, Wild Ducks, Horned Screamer, Amazon Kingfisher ect. Then we will return to the lodge for dinner and a brief explanation of the night excursion by canoe. Finally we are off to see the Caymans and other nocturnal species return from the night excursion for a night in the peaceful Rainforest Lodge
DAY 02: AMAZON RIVER DOLPHIN – RAINFOREST CENTER LODGE
We will go for an early walk in the jungle to see Monkeys and Squirrels in their natural habitat and return for breakfast. After breakfast we will go on a motorboat excursion to the Marañon and Ucayali Rivers where the Amazon wildlife River is born.From there we will travel to the backwater of the Yarapa River tributary of the Amazon River for more viewing of the legendary Amazon Pink Dolphin.Lunch will be provided aboard the boat, next we will visit the village of “Castilla” to learn about the daily life of these indigenous people.
From there, we will visit the farmers plantations, the villagers are “Mestizos Indians” and originate from the Jivaro tribes who are dedicated to make handicrafts that could be bought or traded with objects that tourists bring with them.After, we will observe the sunset on the Rainforest Center Amazon River and return to the lodge for dinner. The guide will tell you when dinner will be prepared and what you will be eating. We will take a night walk in the jungle amazon to learn about the nocturnal insects of the jungle like the Batracios and other nocturnal species.You will spend the night in the Rainforest Center lodge.
DAY 03: RAINFOREST CENTER – BIRDWATCHING
Very early we will take a canoe ride to the lagoon of “Anaconda Cocha” and observe many various species of birds in their natural habitat.Next, we will return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, you can spend time fishing for Piranha or other species of fish like Catfish, Tucanare, Bujurquis, Acarahuiasu, and Sardines in the lagoon closer to the Rainforest Center lodge.
The fish will be caught with typical fishing poles used by the native people.After fishing, we will return to the lodge for lunch and then a canoe ride to the shore for more birdwatching. There we will see Monkeys and other native species of fauna and flora Amazon Wildlife
Next we will have dinner at the lodge and then we will go on a nature walk to see the Spiders, Snakes, Batracios and insects of the night.
DAY 04: MEDICINAL PLANTS – RAINFOREST CENTER TO IQUITOS
Breakfast early and an explanation about survival in the jungle using our skills and knowledge of the jungle Amazon . Our guides will explain to you about the local medicinal plants and the preparation and use of these herbs we will return to lodge for lunch, just in time to return to the city of Nauta. From there we will return to the city of Iquitos by car and transfer to a hotel or airport. That will be the end of our service
Included in the Rainforest Center 4 days:
- A professional naturalist Tour Guide.
- Motorboat transportation.
- Private vehicle land transportation.
- A professional Cook.
- Meals: 3x breakfast, 3x lunch, 3x dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!);
- Accommodation: 3 nights in Rainforest Center lodges;
- First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and an antidote for a snake bite;
- Life jackets;
- Radio communications;
- Rubber boots.
- Not included in the Rainfores center trips 4 days:
- Travel insurance;
- Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day;
- Tips to local staff.
- What to take with you to the Rainforest Center 4 days:
- Mosquito repellent (DEET 35 recommended as a MINIMUM!!),
- Original passport for Rainforest Center ,
- Small backpack,
- Long sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green coloured),
- Long cotton trousers,
- Cotton long socks (to be put into your trousers),
- Comfortable walking shoes for Rinforest Center
- Sandals or light shoes,
- Rain gear (rain poncho),
- Binoculars (we also rent it),
- Camera and its charger for jungle trips,
- Plastic bags to be used for clothes and a camera,
- A hat as a protection against the Sun or rain,
- Small towel,
- Toilet paper,
- Sun cream,
- Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries),
- A bottled water (1 litre as a minimum),
- Pocket money (Soles) to buy some beverages and souvenirs as well as to tip
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