We want to integrate ecotourism, experiential and sensorial experiences through 5 days and 4 nights of continuous adventure, camping and sustainable activities in the primary forest of EcoLodge, in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve and surrounding communities.
Day 01 - IQUITOS / ECOLODGE
Welcome at the airport or City of Iquitos Road transfer to Nauta and a visit to the Sapi Sapi Lagoon (water mirror) Navigation on the Marañón River Visit to the Fundo Casual (see special note), a tropical forest run by local residents, where we will see different species of local fauna
Arrival to our EcoLodge Greeting by a member of the Kukamakukamiria ethnic group who will conduct a ritual to prepare us to get the energy and strength of nature Accommodation in our bungalows Assignment of sustainable tasks to be completed during the stay Nightly conversation on myths and legends of the Amazon Visit to ourTSETSU mirador.
Snack - cold lunch - dinner – accommodation
Day 02 - Adventure Bootcamp: Ecolodge / Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Interpretative and adventure treks, through the primary forest of our EcoLodge following the route of the Primates
Departure to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Nauta Caño area GUARANTEED to watch of pink and grey dolphins Navigation through The Jungle of Mirrors Touring through flooded forests Spotting of the wide variety of local flora and fauna
Breakfast - lunch - dinner – accommodation
Day 03 - Sustainability
Visit the community of San Jorge to interact with its members and understand their way of life and ancestral customs Visit to the Center for Kukama Women Crafts (Pua Kamatawara), a project developed by Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge
Riverboat trip on the Marañón river either to the Cocha Shiriyacu or down the river (according to the season and conditions suitable for fishing activities) Artisanal fishing, using two sustainable fishing techniques (rod and trap) used by the coastal men just for subsistence purposes
Breakfast – lunch – dinner - accommodation
Day 04 - Adventure Bootcamp 2: Birdwatching And Camping
Review of the fishing traps left the previous day
Amazonianvivencial breakfast using the fish we caught
Birdwatching activities on the river banks and the “restingas” (flooded forests)
Departure to our camping areas within the 130 hectares of our primary forest
Execution of the sustainable tasks assigned on day 1
Outdoor activities: Survival and orientation techniques in the forest
Night excursion through the forest to watch nightly mammals and listen to the sounds of the jungle at its purest
Overnight in our camping areas
Vivencial Breakfast – lunch – dinner – accommodation in tents
Day 05 - Ecolodge
Return to EcoLodge
Delivery of the Certificate of Sustainable Tasks completion
Lunch, free time for personal care and preparation for the return trip to Iquitos.
Transfer to the airport or city of Iquitos
We would be happy to serve you!
We do not recommend children under 5, otherwise guest must sign a disclaimer.
Excursion schedules may vary depending on weather conditions and demand, The US Travel Advisory for Peru usually recommends yellow fever shots and malaria-preventive medication for tourists traveling to rainforest regions. Please consult your doctor at least a month before entering the Amazon Basin.
What to wear
The weather is tropical, with an average temperature of 32°C (89° F), ranging from 25°C (77° F) to 42°C (107° F). The hotter season usually ranges from December to March and comes with frequent afternoon rainfall. Between June and September you may need some warmer clothing since occasional “friajes” or Patagonia Cold Fronts can reduce the temperature to 10°C (50°F).
It is important that you bring only necessary clothing and travel gear to the lodge. Due to weight and space limitations on the domestic flight and on the boat to the lodge, passenger luggage is limited to 10 kg. (22 lbs.) Per person. You may store some of your luggage in our office in Iquitos City and take only the most essential during your stay.
Light cotton clothes, pants and long sleeve shirts (preferably in earth colors: olive green, light brown/khakis of light, breathable, quick-dry material; please avoid using white color in the jungle)
Hiking boots or walking tennis shoes resistant to humidity; cotton socks.
A light waterproof parka jacket, raincoat or sweater (when the temperature goes down considerably or when it rains)
Visitors must anticipate the extreme heat and humidity of the jungle by finding out the exact weather condition at the time of travel in order to be ready with clothing and accessories.
What to bring
Hat/cap (preferably with large visor)
Sunscreen / sunblock.
Insect repellent (with deet)
Personal medicines /medications; first-aid kit
Portable converter, rechargeable batteries, electrical adaptor for your charger
Camera with a big memory card; preferably in a waterproof case.