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Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

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Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

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Saint Tomas # 410 San Juan Bautista Distrit, 00512 Peru
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Enjoy Belen market and Venice Loretana - Grupal Tour
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Enjoy Belen market and Venice Loretana - Grupal Tour

We will walk to the populous Bethlehem Market where you can find the most varied products, from fresh fish, to passing meals, raccoons or cigars, lucky charms, love lotions, medicinal preparations and many exotic drinks of them with curious names that honor their aphrodisiac properties, do you dare to try them?!.<br><br>Then we will go to the neighborhood of Belén Bajo, a spicy and populous neighborhood where you will live the deep Iquitos, we will travel its streets until we reach the banks of the Itaya River where we will navigate between the famous floating houses or rafts. Which in times of rising of the river float forming the so-called Venice Loretana. Feel totally calm and safe, our specialized guides will give you the best experience in this sabrosón neighborhood bathed by the Itaya River.
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dagonza wrote a review Mar 2020
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My family of 6 members we just returned from a week long Peru vacation 2 days in Cusco and 5 days in the Amazon at Iquitos city. We use Local Trekkers Peru, because they seem to be the only company based in Cusco that operate its own groups in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve without intermediaries. We decided to take the camping option, since we wanted to have a more direct contact with nature and above all observe the greatest amount of wildlife that we could see and we would surely miss it by staying in a lodge. Alberto the Manager, organized everything perfectly, transport, pick-ups, permits, etc. Once in Iquitos we met our guide Wilder, better known as Lobo (wolf) who was waiting for us at the airport to begin our adventure. We took the first flight from Lima. Wilder gave us a quick briefing of what we had to expect and what to bring for a tour in the jungle of the Pacaya Samiria Reserve. We made a brief stop in the town of Nauta to buy some last minute things like extra batteries, mosquitoes repellent, some fruits and snacks before embarking on our boat and traveling upriver on the marañon river. On our travel of the first day we could see some pink dolphins, which seemed to follow our boat, we also saw some birds like herons, toucans and some vultures too. But where we really saw a lot of action, it was once inside the heart of the reserve, 3 days inside. Here we saw many species of monkeys, kapibaras, coaties, hundred of turtles we saw an anaconda changing skin I think it was 5 meters long, Amazing!!!. Many times we saw the famous macaws flying above us. We even had the opportunity to see a female jaguar with its baby jaguar I think this was the most amazing animals we saw. Believe me that if it weren't for mosquitoes, the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve would be Paradise. Our entire trip was very well organized from start to finish, the guide, the cook, the food, the water, the transports all excellent. Thanks to Local Trekkers Peru, we will remember this experience forever and I highly recommend them.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Andrea K wrote a review Oct 2019
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We flew from Lima to Iquitos and boarded the Amatista, a wooden riverboat with around 50 guests. The rooms were comfortable with good reading light and private shower. The food was home cooked and delicious. The staff was very attentive and played together in a band for evening entertainment. The 2 naturalist guides were excellent in terms of knowledge about the wildlife, botany and history of the Amazon. We saw pink dolphins, monkeys, sloth, macaus, toucan , parrots and many other birds. We hiked in the reserve to giant water lilly pads. One hike was with a local resident who showed us Anaconda, Bushmaster poisonous snake, and a poisonous red headed frog. We met with a local shaman and had cultural immersion in several villages along the Amazon. We learned about the healing properties of several plants. In Iquitos we visited a zoo for injured manatees and other endangered animals. This was an outstanding trip and opportunity to learn about the Amazon rainforest and the native population.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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AgnesD045 wrote a review Jul 2019
Potomac, Maryland34 contributions5 helpful votes
This was trip with organized by Lindblad/National Geo on a small ship, Delphin II, with 27 passengers. We went looking at dozens of species of birds, different species of monkeys, pink and gray dolphins and other animals. We also visited several small villages, and went kayaking, and swimming in the Pacaya River. The naturalists gave background information about the animals and the photography experts helped passengers take better pictures. Great trip!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Lizzie L wrote a review May 2019
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This was the highlight of our trip to Peru. The Delfin III was so luxurious and the staff were superb it was the most stylish way to experience the Amazon. We booked through rainforest cruises who were excellent. The days were jam packed with adventure and the guides are expert naturalists whose enthusiasm for the region is infectious. They all spoke excellent English making it easy for us. Safety was a high priority which allowed us to relax and enjoy the trip. The food was exceptional and beautifully presented. I can recommended without hesitation this trip which far exceeded my expectations and has left us with wonderful memories. This was worth every cent we paid.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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JHerlig wrote a review Apr 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa450 contributions109 helpful votes
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Aboard the Aria from Aqua Expeditions, we explored the National Reserve in small boats, visiting local villages and viewing the most spectacular array of bird, reptile, insect and animal life on the planet. At night we dined, drank and slept in absolute luxury. A bucket list MUST DO.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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