In the diverse Amazon Rainforest´s Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, where the Ucayali and Marañon Rivers meet and form the Amazon River (the world´s largest and most tumultuous river) you´ll be able to hike through the jungle and canoe through the rivers admiring some of the world´s largest plants and trees and learning about the habits of native animals. Watch the jungle come alive with tropical birds and animals such as Cayman Alligators and dolphins, and learn at a riverside farm about the way of life of the locals who live in the Amazon Rainforest.
We´ll pick you up from your hotel at 8:00 and head to the city of Nauta by private car for about 1hr 45min. Once we reach the city there´ll be a small walking tour through Nauta´s streets. We´ll then continue on by boat on the Marañón River until we reach the Piranha Ecoexplorer Refuge on the shores of a lagoon. Upon reaching the lodge we´ll refresh ourselves with a typical jungle welcoming drink while the private cabañas are assigned and we go over the plans for the trip to follow.
We´ll have time for a short canoe trip through the Poza Cocha lagoon before lunch. Afterwards, we´ll walk through the jungle observing its varied flora and fauna. You´ll see such plants as the Capirona, Capinuri (renowned for its medicinal properties), Chonta, Mohena, the Cecropias with its ´snake fingers´ fruit, and the enormous vine-festooned Ceibas/Lapunas (Silk Cotton Trees), which are so tall that in a jungle of trees they acted as landmarks for river navigating. Most were harvested by the Spanish and local peoples, but some still remain. The trees come to life with birds including, among others, macaws, parrots, wild ducks, herons, cormorants, horned screamers, and kingfishers. Throughout the trip your guide will share with you his knowledge about the jungle´s plant and animal life.
We´ll return to the lodge for dinner and then depart in the evening for a special night-trip by canoe in order to see the Cayman Alligators and other nocturnal species. At the end of the day´s activities we´ll spend the night in the lodge.
The day begins with a morning walk through the jungle to see the monkeys and squirrel in their habitat. After returning to the lodge and enjoying a filling breakfast we´ll head out by motorboat towards the point where the Marañón and Ucayali Rivers merge into the powerful Amazon River. Here we´ll watch the gray and pink dolphins and see the Victoria Amazonica, the largest water lily in the world, whose leaves reach up to 3m in diameter. Lunch will be served on board.
After lunch we´ll visit the Castilla farmhouse to observe the daily activities and mode of life of those who live along the riverside. (There will be artisan goods on display should you want to purchase a souvenir of your trip.) The day ends perfectly with a view from the Amazon River of the sun setting in the jungle. We´ll spend the night in comfort back at the lodge.
Before breakfast we´ll take a canoe trip along the Anaconda Cocha Lagoon to observe the tropical jungle birds in their habitat. After breakfast, we´ll indulge in some fishing for piranhas as well as catfish, bujurquis, acarahuasu, and sardines. We´ll return to the lodge for a satisfying lunch at the indicated hour.
At the end of the day´s activities you´ll be transported by boat to the city of Nauta and from there by car to the city of Iquitos to be dropped off at your hotel or the Iquitos airport.
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