Pacaya Samiria Paradise of Birds

9 Days 4 Stars
per person

Tour highlights

Pacaya Samiria is a real paradise for birds. Can you imagine a breakfast in the middle of the jungle, with the sound of birds and trees? Wake up too early to start watching pink dolphins? Take night walks in search of tarantulas and meet anacondas? Watch magical sunsets with the sky full of colors as if it were a canvas made by the best painters? It would be like a dream, wouldn’t it?

You can live all this experience in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon in a different trip: with lots of adventure, risks and new knowledge.


Day 01: …/ LIMA

Arriving to Lima we transfer to our hotel in Lima.


Transfer to the airport for the flight Lima/Iquitos. We start our adventure of the Peruvian forest at the Iquitos City Airport, from there we will transport in a modern and comfortable air-conditioned minivan traveling on a nice highway to the town of Nauta, the first township founded by the Spanish at the Marañón River’s bank. The trip takes approximately 1h 30′, a 97 km journey.

In Nauta, we next travel by lodge-owned boats to visit the Ucayali and Marañón River, where the Amazon River is born; from here we have a spectacular sight of the forest viewed from the height of a 100 foot high watching tower, where we are free to take magnificent photographs and videos of the immense Amazon River. The visitors will maybe observe Herons, birds of prey and various other birds that make their homes on the shores of the river, we will have an opportunity to see the Black Skimmers, next we will go on with our trip to the lodge for lunch.

After a recovering rest, we will walk by footpaths on the surroundings of the lodge and will go up to the viewpoint, an ideal place to observe birds on the canopy of the trees. We will look for observing the Paradise Tanager, Hooded Tanager, Opal-crowned Tanager, Masked Crimson Tanager, Pen–throated Cotinga, and several species of Flycatchers. Parrots like the Canary-winged Parakeet, Short-tailed Parrot and luckily, Blue-and-yellow Macaw.

Dependant on nigh time climate conditions, we will make an excursion by boat to observe night animals and insects; also enjoyable is hearing the various sounds that comes from the forest, later we will be back to the lodge for dinner and resting.


At dawn, after breakfast, we will board and sail across the Marañón River to explore during the following days, the Pacaya Samiria NR and we will enter trough the basin of the Yanayacu River, this zone has been recently opened for tourism and is extremely rich in birds, (there are 449 different species properly catalogued), flora and fauna. It will also be possible to be observed Pink and Gray Dolphins, Turtles, different species from Primates, Sluggish Bears etc. Besides the birds, we will observe diverse types of Kingfishers, like the Amazon, Ringed-Green Rufous Kingfisher, and the spectacular Amnerican Pygmyl Kingfisher, Wattled Jacanas and Anhingas. We will see the Tanagers, Aracari Chesnut-eared, Woodpecker Crimson-crested, Cotinga Spangled, Lemon-throated Barbet, Jacamar White-eared, Donacobius Black-cappet.

We will sail through lagoons and hidden rivers in the wilderness, and will walk across open footpaths in the forest in search of the Horned Screamer, Black Collared Hawk, Jabiru Storks, Woodstorks, Roseate Spoonbill, Piedlapwing and many more.

At noon, we will have our box lunch, that we will eat in the shadow of the great trees of forest.
In the evening, we will continue with the search of birds like the endemic one, Black Tailed Antbird, Black Necked Network Cotinga, Gray Cheeked Nunlet, Lettered and Ivori-billed Aracaris, Bar-breasted Piculet, Black Bushbird Rofous Capped, Antthrush, Tropical Gnatcatcher and the Yellow billed Jacamar among others.

During the route we will visit a Native Community to observe the lifestyle and daily activities of the people, such as hunting, gathering, fishing or agriculture; we can also collaborate with the community development buying typical souvenirs hand made by the natives, made of seeds and a vegetable ivory called tagua, accommodation will be in tents at the camp zone.

At night, we will walk across the forest, in search of owls and night birds, or fish in the rivers and look for black Caymans, depending on the wishes of the guests.

On the 4th day after breakfast we will begin the return to the lodge, we will have lunch and free afternoon for relax and take a small hike around the lodge.

At the end of the day we will rest and have dinner.


At dawn, and after breakfast, we will take the boats to Nauta. There, a vehicle will be waiting for us, and will drive us to the Allpahuallo Mishana located 12.5 miles from the city of Iquitos. During two days, we will explore the reserve looking for birds, some of them new for science, and different from those of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve as these are the Ancient Antwren, Mishana Tyralunnet, Allpahuayo Antbird and Northern-chesnut Tailed Antbird, in addition to other species like the Gray-legged Tinamou (Nov-Sea), Rufous Potoo, Cinnamon-crested Spadebill, Pompadour Cotinga and the Cinnamon Tyrant-Manakin, among others.

Both days we will enjoy box lunches during our excursion.

We’ll spend the nights in Iquitos City lodging in a superior hotel 3 star class, where we will rest and have dinner.


In the morning, after the breakfast in the hotel, we will make a city tour, during the route we will appreciate among other places, the “Main Square”, the Iron House, the District of Belén, the Itaya River, visit to the stores of native handicrafts etc.

Lunch, rest and transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Lima.

Day 09: LIMA /…

Transfer to the airport for the international flight.

Included in the Trip

  • Booking for Hotel based on double occupancy.
  • All scheduled land, lake and air transportations.
  • All transfers.
  • All scheduled excursions with local guides and interpreters.
  • All entrance fees. Meals and domestic flight airfares as specified in the itinerary.

No included in the Trip

International airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages and items of personal nature.

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