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Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

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5-Day Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and Lodges
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3-Day Wildlife Tour in Pacaya Natural Reserve
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5-Day Wildlife Tour in Pacaya Natural Reserve
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For years I had wanted to go to the Amazon and was so excited when I was finally able to make it happen! There were so many options on how to go, I ultimately chose to go with Earthwatch Expeditions so that I could not...More

Thank Indie989
Reviewed October 2, 2017

I must admit our cruise aboard Delfin II offered the perfect entry point to the Amazon - via a luxury river vessel complete with five-star cuisine - into one of the most biodiverse and interesting places on the planet. Aboard Delfin II, we were served...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed June 4, 2017

This was one of our high lights along the trip to Peru. You will see all kinds of wildlife. We enjoyed the monkeys. Bring a camera with a telephoto for up close images.

Thank rollinsthomas
Reviewed February 24, 2017

We were blown away by this amazing cruise. Every day trips on 10 man skiffs into the tributaries of the Amazon. The guides were local and brilliant and had a real love of their surroundings. Mostly saw a huge variety of birds, quite a few...More

Thank anmawil
Reviewed February 22, 2017

We spent 3 nights and what amounted to three full days on the Delfin III (formerly the Amazon Discovery), the newest member of the Delfin ships. This review will address two parts of the experience: 1) our experience on the ship, and 2) our experience...More

1  Thank twowanderers20169
Reviewed January 20, 2017

Delfin 11 is a 7* floating hotel like riverboat with all the luxuries. We had a corner suite so spacious with extra large windows to view the river banks from the bed.The showers work fine the water quite hot but limited and this is understood...More

Thank FRANCIS F
Reviewed January 7, 2017

We spent a week (in mid August, 2016) cruising the Reserva Nacional Pacaya Samiria - Perú’s largest wildlife sanctuary - aboard the Delfin II as part of a National Geographic/Lindblad excursion. We chose this trip over alternatives because it was the only one that offered...More

2  Thank EllaDexter
Reviewed October 1, 2016

This was an awesome experience with Amazon Explorer Iquitos. At the Emperador Terraza (a beautiful, small central hotel in Iquitos), recomended this company. We camp in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and this is the best to observe wildlife. We saw dolphins, monkeys, sloths, alligator and...More

Thank Irene Victoria R
Reviewed September 22, 2016

We visited here with a stay in Treehouse Lodge as well as a cruise on the Cattleya. It was amazing to explore the tributaries, looking for birds and other wildlife as well and spending time on the Amazon River seeing the dolphins at play. Just...More

Thank Steven W
Reviewed March 23, 2016

one of the best experience of my life. C'est magnifique. The aqua cruise has everything and more inside their vessel incorporates extremely generous dining area, a relaxing outdoor deck and a fabulous observation desk allowing her guests to explore the Peruvian Amazon in utmost comfort....More

Thank VeriLuVargas
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