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Pacaya Samiria

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Address: Nauta Street 262 | Calle Avianca 347, 00512, Peru
Phone Number: +51 65 228520
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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With 2 million hectares, it is the biggest National Reserve of Peru, also...

With 2 million hectares, it is the biggest National Reserve of Peru, also it is the largest protected flooded forest of the world and one of the richest places in biological wealth on the planet. Between its biological diversity we find 449 of tropical bird species, 102 of mammals, 256 known species of freshwater fish, 69 of reptiles and more than 1000 varieties of plants, as well as species in danger of extinction like the giant otter, the black lizard, the manatee and the pink dolphin of the Amazon. The place's beauty, as well as its biological wealth makes the reserve a particularly important destination for scientific investigators, nature lovers and bird watchers.The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve stands out among Peru's natural protected areas. Located in the Department of Loreto, in the provinces of Loreto, Requena, Ucayali and Alto Amazonas, with an extension of more than 8000 square miles, it is considered one of the largest of South America, holding an spectacular diversity of flora and fauna including endangered species as the black spider monkey (Ateles paniscus), the wooly monkey (Lagothrix lagoticha) and the giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis).

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Wild experience with Amazon Explorer Iquitos.

This was an awesome experience with Amazon Explorer Iquitos. At the Emperador Terraza (a beautiful, small central hotel in Iquitos), recomended this company. We camp in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This was an awesome experience with Amazon Explorer Iquitos. At the Emperador Terraza (a beautiful, small central hotel in Iquitos), recomended this company. We camp in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and this is the best to observe wildlife. We saw dolphins, monkeys, sloths, alligator and anaconda (anacondas are very difficult to see, so we were lucky). Staff very helpful and... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We visited here with a stay in Treehouse Lodge as well as a cruise on the Cattleya. It was amazing to explore the tributaries, looking for birds and other wildlife as well and spending time on the Amazon River seeing the dolphins at play. Just a magnificent example of the wonders of this world.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

one of the best experience of my life. C'est magnifique. The aqua cruise has everything and more inside their vessel incorporates extremely generous dining area, a relaxing outdoor deck and a fabulous observation desk allowing her guests to explore the Peruvian Amazon in utmost comfort. Spacious and indulgent, yet intimate enough to feel entirely exclusive, the 12-cabin Aqua Amazon takes... More 

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Mountain Brook, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

I recently returned from a four night cruise on the Delfin II. I can't say enough good things about the trip, but let me try. First, the staff was incredible. From John at the bar, to Isaac in the dining room, to Reny on the skiff, everyone was very professional. The boat is very nice. The meals are incredible. The... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Flew into Iquitos for the 3 night cruise aboard the Aqua owned by Aqua Expeditions. My only regret is that I wish I had the money to afford to stay longer! I had tears in my eyes as I stepped off the boat in Nauta. The whole experience was incredible. The Aqua is beyond luxurious and the service is exceptional.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

This was a fantastic trip (7day trip). We (2 couples) had a perfect vacation. Highlights: 1) Staff is outstanding. The guides are local, extremely knowledgable and charming. The guides were willing to answer unlimited questions and share their personal life stories. The chef and his two assistants prepared wonderful local meals, lots of very good food. The servers were also... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

My partner and I spent two weeks on a research expedition in the Pacaya Samiria Reserve, monitoring wildlife and visiting some of the Indigenous villages in the area. We lived on an old restored rubber boom era boat and went out on little boats during the day and night catching and measuring caimans, piranhas and other fish, and counting macaws,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

When we decided to take an Amazon river cruise, we were on overwhelm with all the choices of tour companies, boats, and expedition types. After much research, we selected a 3-night-4-day trip on the Delfin II through Rainforest Cruises. So glad we did! The boat, services, food, crew members, naturalists and tours were all stellar. My husband added 250+ birds... More 

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Los Fresnos, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

We used the excellent services of "Amazon Explorer", the reserve was fantastic, enjoyed the scenery, different kinds of birds, fish amongst them "pink dolphins", reptiles, "ceiba" tree, one of the largest trees we have ever seen. We recommend to wear light weight clothing, long sleeve t shirt, breathable polyester (before the trip, treat them with mosquito repellent), we barely had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

This isn't some easy attraction to get too. Its a HUGE rainforest so make sure you plan ahead. We visited it on our 4 day cruise through the Amazon. AMAZING! We saw sloths, monkeys, caiman, millions of birds, dolphins, everything!

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