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Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Tours

Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
The Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve in Peru’s northern Loreto region is the country’s largest and most pristine protected area and the second largest reserve in the Amazon. Located at the confluence of the Marañón and Ucayali rivers, the reserve has some of the most biodiverse rainforests in the world. 

The Basics
The Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve covers more than 5,140,000 acres (2,080,000 hectares)—an area roughly the size of New Jersey. Tours of the reserve offer a combination of adventures along the Marañón and Ucayali rivers and other, smaller waterways. Most tours involve canoe excursions as well as treks through the jungle, and many also visit one or two of the dozens of indigenous communities located here.

The highlight of trips through the reserve is the opportunity to spot a wide range of wildlife: The area is home to more than 500 bird species and almost 300 fish species, as well as pink and gray river dolphins, 13 different primates, sloths, manatees, black caimans, tapirs, and more. 

Things To Know Before You Go
  • You can only visit the reserve as part of a guided tour.
  • Bring long-sleeved clothes to protect yourself against insects and the sun. You’ll also need a parka and waterproof clothing, shoes, and bags (to protect cameras and other valuables). 
  • If you want to spot as much wildlife as possible, bring high-quality binoculars.
How To Get There
The Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve is located in Peru’s northern Amazon region, and many tours start from the town of Nauta, which sits at the northern corner of the reserve. Many people reach the site from Iquitos on transportation arranged by a tour. You can also drive or take a bus to Nauta; the trip takes just under 2 hours.

When To Get There
While it might seem counterintuitive, you should visit the reserve during Peru’s rainy months (December–May), because they offer the best chance to see wildlife and the best time to navigate the park’s rivers. In the dry season (April–November), there are more insects, the rivers are harder to navigate, and the local wildlife is less active. 

Pink River Dolphins
Visitors touring the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve often have a chance to see pink river dolphins, the largest river dolphin species in the world. This freshwater species—also known as the Amazon river dolphin, or boto—is found in the Amazon and Orinoco rivers. While the World Wildlife Fund estimates that there are tens of thousands of the animals, the species is still considered vulnerable in some areas because their habitats are becoming polluted.
Address: Iquitos, Peru
Admission: from $30 USD
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03 days Yarapa reserve with Jungle RepsMulti-day Tours

03 days Yarapa reserve with Jungle Reps

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An area of dense jungle located in north eastern Peru, the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve is home to some of the Amazon’s most impressive landscapes and wildlife—but visiting without a guide isn’t advised. On this comprehensive tour, navigate the Amazon River to your remote jungle accommodation and explore the reserve in safety with your guide. With meals and wildlife safari activities included, experience the best of the Amazon Jungle.
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3-Day All Inclusive Private Guided Pacaya Samiria National Reserve from IquitosMulti-day Tours

3-Day All Inclusive Private Guided Pacaya Samiria National Reserve from Iquitos

Nestled deep within the Amazon Jungle, the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve is home to a spectacularly diverse range of native wildlife—but visiting outside of organized groups isn’t always safe. This adventurous 3-day guided tour includes everything you need to explore the Amazon in comfort. With accommodation, equipment, and meals covered—and excursions like canoe-rides and jungle-hikes planned—enjoy an immersive experience in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.
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4-Day Amazon Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve AdventureMulti-day Tours

4-Day Amazon Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve Adventure

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Search for the pink dolphins, anacondas, piranhas, and the wildlife of Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve on an adventurous, 4-day expedition that includes lodge or tent accommodations in the jungle. Night safaris, jungle hikes, and trips into pristine areas of the Amazon rainforest are designed for spotting a wide range of wildlife, and the chance to sleep in tents means you can take in the exotic sounds of the Amazon at night.
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4-Day Amazon Wildlife Tour in Pacaya Samiria National Reserve from Iquitos, Peru

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This private tour of the Amazon region in northern Peru is designed to get close to wildlife in boats and on foot. Explore the waterways and trails of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve to spot pink river dolphins, anacondas, birds, monkeys, caimans, and more during daytime and nighttime excursions. Camping in the jungle brings you even closer to nature.
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5 Day All Inclusive Private Guided Pacaya Samiria National Reserve from IquitosMulti-day Tours

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Go deep into Pacaya Samiria National Reserve on an adventurous, 5-day Amazon rainforest camping expedition that combines amazing wildlife, indigenous cultures, and jungle hikes. Tent camping in Pacaya Samiria National Reserve gives you a full immersion in the sights and sounds of the Amazon: wake to a chorus of birds, take nocturnal canoe trips, and search for wildlife in Peru’s largest protected area.
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4-Day All Inclusive Private Guided Pacaya Samiria National Reserve from IquitosMulti-day Tours

4-Day All Inclusive Private Guided Pacaya Samiria National Reserve from Iquitos

Camp in the Peruvian rain forest on this 4-day tour to Pacaya Samiria National reserve. Trek through the jungle, look out for dolphins in the wild, cruise down the Amazon River, and more. This activity-packed trout is also full of inclusions such as all meals, equipment, entrance fees, and activities as per itinerary.
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8-Day Camping and River Cruise in Pacaya-Samiria National ReserveMulti-day Cruises

8-Day Camping and River Cruise in Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve

The Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve is located in the province of Loreto, between the Marañón and Ucayali rivers. This 8-day, private tour will cover a great portion of the reserve by water and hiking on land. You will spend your nights in tents and rustic lodges, allowing you to get up close and personal with nature. You will see pink dolphins, monkeys, capybaras, sloths, and multiple types of birds, among other species.
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  • 8 days
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3 Day Wildlife and Camping to Pacaya Samiria National ReseveMulti-day Tours

3 Day Wildlife and Camping to Pacaya Samiria National Reseve

THE TOUR INCLUDES: •Airport Transfers IN / OUT. •02 Night in the lodge •Personalized service •Transfer from the airport to the port or hotel in Iquitos. •Visit a small local communities to see the different lifestyle that lead people of the jungle. •Purified water all day. •You can charge the batteries of cameras in our generator. Ask the administrator. •Will Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner made delicious Peruvian dishes prepared by staff of the Amazon Lodge. If there are vegetarians in the group, please let us know in advance. •Night and day excursions to look for animals. •Expert bilingual naturalist guides small groups. •A Primer of animals living in the area. • First aid kit NOT INCLUDED: •Tips for guides and staff members. •Travel insurance or health insurance. •Extra costs in the city of Iquitos. Cigarettes, gas, Cervesa, Laundry •Telephone Calls
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4 Day Wildlife and Camping to Pacaya Samiria National ReseveMulti-day Tours

4 Day Wildlife and Camping to Pacaya Samiria National Reseve

220 UpRiver Amazon, Wildllife + Camping night, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Primary Rainforest.
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Iquitos Complete, Know everything about Iquitos: Amazon River, Pacaya Samiria Reserve.Hiking & Camping

Iquitos Complete, Know everything about Iquitos: Amazon River, Pacaya Samiria Reserve.

• Confirmation will be received within 48 hours after booking, depending on availability • It is mandatory to present a valid passport on the day of the excursion or activity • It is not accessible for wheelchairs • Not recommended for travelers with back problems • Not recommended for pregnant women • Not suitable for travelers with heart conditions or other serious medical problems • Travelers must have a medium level of physical fitness • You have to make good time for this experience to be possible. If canceled due to bad weather, you will be offered another date or a full refund of the amount paid. • There will be a maximum of 15 travelers on this excursion or activity.
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Pacaya Samiria 3 days and 2 nightsNature & Wildlife

Pacaya Samiria 3 days and 2 nights

Enjoy a pleasant and full relax stay in a refuge located within the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. It has shared and matrimonial rooms. We also have many tourist circuits in the area. Meet the community of Yarina and hike in the primary forest, Pirañas and Canopy sport fishing in craft canoes.
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Pacaya Samiria 8 days and 7 nights

Enjoy a pleasant and full relax stay in a refuge located within the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. It has shared and matrimonial rooms. We also have many tourist circuits in the area. Meet the community of Yarina and hike in the primary forest, Pirañas and Canopy sport fishing in craft canoes.
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  • 8 days
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