5-Day Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Marañon River Exploration

Iquitos, Peru

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  • Location:
    Location: Iquitos, Peru
  • Departures:
    Departures: 7:00 AM (local time)
  • Language:
    Language: English, Spanish
  • Duration:
    Duration: 5 days
  • Operates:
    Operates: Monday - Sunday (January - December)
  • Tour Code:
    Tour Code: 13405
  • Immerse yourself in an Eden-like world full of stunning wildlife as you spend 5 days in Peru's Pacaya Samiria Natural Reserve
  • Venture deep into the jungle aboard a motor boat which will take you to the heart of the reserve
  • Marvel at exceptional creatures including macaws, anacondas, monkeys, alligators, and much more
  • Experience night trekking which will reveal a whole other world of nocturnal species that come to life as the sun sets

Our Expert Guide will lead you on an unbelievable 5-day journey, exploring the wild Peruvian jungle where you'll experience sailing hours down Amazonian rivers leading deeper and deeper into the trees and discovering unimaginable flora and fauna found in few other places in the world.

The adventure begins as we depart from the city of Iquitos and travel to Nauta in a private car. The excitement will start to set in as you observe modern day civilization slowly fading away, and the powerful jungle growing ever nearer. Upon arrival in Nauta, we'll board a motor boat and cruise down the Marañón River, delving deeper into the lush forested landscapes. After about three and a half hours on the river, we'll arrive at Buenos Aires, our base in the National Reserve. Once we've set up camp, we'll sail for another 25 minutes to Huaylla Lake to admire a number of birds such as shanshos herons, camungo, and both grey and pink river dolphins. In the evening we'll have the chance to explore our surroundings and observe tarantulas and a wide variety of other insects and rodents.

We'll kick off the second day with a hearty breakfast followed by another three hours motor boating down the river. This time, we'll be sailing along Yanayacu River which will take us to our campsite in Renacal where we'll set up our tents. In the evening, we'll journey on a special night hike. During this hike, you'll have the unique opportunity to see different types of birds, turtles, possible anacondas, rodents such as capybaras, and even alligators.

On the third day of our expedition, we'll continue to venture deeper into the jungle, this time sailing for 5 hours to Chingana, our next campsite. In Chingana, you'll be able to admire a large number of colorful macaws, curious turtles, and even learn about the medicinal uses for native plants and trees.

The following day we'll walk further into the primary forest where our Expert Guide will teach you the basics of survival in the jungle, proper hiking techniques, and skills such as natural orientation and fire starting. Afterwards, we'll enjoy a hearty lunch, set up our camps for the night, and visit a unique region where you'll be able to observe river wolves. After relaxing a bit and watching a spectacular sunset, we'll venture on a night boating excursion in order to observe even more captivating nocturnal jungle species.

During the fifth day we'll begin our return journey after breakfast, sailing on the river until arriving at Buenos Aires, followed by Nauta, taking in all we can of our last few hours in the lush Peruvian jungle landscapes before we return to Iquitos, closing the book on our magical nature journey.

Join us for 5 days jam-packed with alluring wildlife, dreamlike landscapes, and unforgettable experiences which you can only find in Peru's dazzling Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.

Note: These programs are flexible according to the interest of the participants, and meals are prepared accordingly. All food is made with mineral water without gas.

Meeting / Return Point
Meeting Point:
Hotel or airport pick up in Iquitos
Return Point:
Tour returns to the original meeting point

* Pickups available with this tour.


Minimum 2 people to book this experience

  • Adult: $480 USD

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What to bring
  • Raincoat, long sleeve shirt, long pants, shorts
  • Flashlight, insect repellent, personal items
What is included
  • Expert Guide, transportation, food, entry to National Reserve, equipment
5-Day Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Marañon River Exploration

Iquitos, Peru