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5-Day Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and Lodges

  • Experience the Amazon on a 5-day private adventure tour
  • Observe native animals such as snakes, monkeys, giant river otters and more
  • Traverse the jungles on foot, by canoe, and private vehicle
5-Day Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and Lodges
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5-Day Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and Lodges
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Take a wild ride through the Amazon basin on this 5-day adventure tour to Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. Discover local wildlife such as monkeys, snakes, pink dolphins, giant river otters and many more as you swim, sail, and canoe through the waters. Learn survival techniques with your guide as you traverse the jungles with your private group.
What to Expect
Day 1:
Arrival Iquitos city. Greeting and transfer to the town of Nauta by private car. Transfer by a motorboat inside to Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, during the trip you will watch dolphins (bufeos) pink and gray colors, different kind of birds. Arrival at a community and accommodate in the refuge (typical house). Typical lunch. Excursion around the refuge.
Dinner and Overnight at Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.

Day 2:
Breakfast and departure on a canoe or a motorboat by a small river observing various species of monkeys, turtles, birds and maybe even the tapir, capybara, sajino (collared peccary) and huangana ( white-lipped peccary ). After lunch walk through a trail along a Cocha (lake). This is a chance to spot caimans and nocturnal birds along the way.
Dinner and overnight at National Reserve Pacaya Samiria.

Day 3:
Breakfast. Day of camping, taking only the necessary, we go camping into the forest. On the way it`s possible to find more animals such as sloths, iguanas and different kinds of monkeys. It's possible to camp nearby a lake or a river. After Lunch, we do an excursion around the place for the survival techniques. Dinner at the forest and Trek to a second lake, where in any season it’s possible to see black and white alligators.

Day 4:
Breakfast. Bird-watching. A paddle boat ride and possibility of fishing piranha. Giant river otters live in the lake and are often observed. After a typical lunch walk through the forest to know medicinal plants and their applications.
Dinner and overnight at National Reserve Pacaya Samiria.

Day 5:
After breakfast return to Buenos Aires community. Walk around to participate with activities in the village. We will have lunch and then return to Nauta town. And finally back to Iquitos.

* The order of the excursions can vary according to boat schedules, the season weather, as any particular circumstance.
Reviews (9)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2018
Incredible experience!

Overall, I had an amazing experience. Jim who is the owner of the company is a top guy and sent me a very helpful itinerary before the trip and organised transport for me from the airport to my hotel before the trip began the next...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ryan B
Jim_Alejandro, Propietario at Amazon Golden Snake, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Ryan, After reading you review, we can notice that your trip was totally according your expectation. And let us to tell you that all we are glad to hear that from you. For sure that we will take your suggestion in order to improve...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018
unforgettable experience

I have been dreaming of camping in the Amazonia since, as a child, I was watching Attenborough's documentaries but till now there was always something on the way. So now I am 43 and reckoned that the time is running short. So contacted Ruth at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alessandra_alex
Jim_Alejandro, Propietario at Amazon Golden Snake, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Alessandra, It is really great to read and know that you and family have had a real and great adventure in this tour at Pacaya-Samiria. We just work hard all time in order to provide a good services and you can get a good...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Boat failure and much down time

The owner of the company, Jim is a fantastic guy. We met him on day one and he sat us down and told us about the trip. After reading the itinerary we were very excited. Well, we didn't really follow the itinerary and did not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael B
Jim_Alejandro, Propietario at Amazon Golden Snake, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Dear Michael & Dough, We are very embarrassed to have failed you on your trip. It is true that sometimes accidents could happen, and that was one of them. We were more attentive to look for a solution for that problem at that moment that...More

Reviewed 28 November 2017
Really cool and inexpenisve experience! Highly recommend!

My boyfriend and I booked a 3D2N tour and were very happy with our booking! Fernando our guide answered all our questions and was able to name every bird, insect, and spider that we ran into. We held a sloth, a Cayman and a tarantula...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Cindy M
Jim_Alejandro, Propietario at Amazon Golden Snake, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Hi Cindy, It is a great pleasure to hear from you (Cindy & Gareth). Knowing that you have enjoyed the tour with us, that comforts us. We only have words of thanks for your trust in us, words of thanks also for your lines and...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Incredible 8 days tour / Tour de 8 días increíble

We were in the Pacaya Samiria reserve, nature is amazing there. We learnt about jungle plants and their uses and saw lots of animals. The guide, Lander, simply the best, knows everything about the jungle, is honest and tried at all times to make us...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank palomagarciauceda
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