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“Pristine Amazonian Environment” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Calle Nauta 262 | Nauta, Iquitos, Peru
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Ranked #2 of 34 things to do in Iquitos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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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“Pristine Amazonian Environment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Many mammals, birds, fish. An important place to visit if you want to see the wild Amazonian jungle.

Visited September 2012
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“well kept as far as wild life.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

I like it all except that no villager understand the value of recycling and not trashing the river. Peru is a beautiful country that attracts lots of tourist and it should start enforcing recycling everywhere to preserve what they have.

Visited June 2012
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Great possibility to see the perfect Amazon jungle! There are some villages and plenty of exotic animals. A must-see. BTW, the best company to travel there with is Amazon Explorer if you don't like to stay in the lodge but travel and camp.

Visited May 2012
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“should have been taken care of better before”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

unfortunatly it is not quite what it used to be, only after the majority of its lumber , meat and fish products have been extracted are they finally making an effort to conserve. It has been a big problem since its opening, the control of poachers was a minimum possibly due to the aggression level of the illegals. Its is a real shame that is was not properly managed at first because it was quite a different scene 10 years ago. in some lakes the giant Arapaima fishes seemed like a nuisance wheras now its special to see one

Visited November 2011
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

This reserve is on the Maranon River, a tributary of the Amazon. It has so much wildlife to see as well as pink dolphins, and many species of birds. Go see for yourself, you will be totally thrilled. We were lucky with the weather but go fully prepared for rain. Dont forget your full strength mosquito repellent. We stayed at the Pacaya Samiria Lodge who employ excellent guides (see separate review). There is a village close to these lodges that is thriving and is well worth a visit and would probably be a part of the programme you have organised.

Visited May 2012
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