Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

This reserve encompasses an area of flooded rainforest in Peru’s northern part of the Amazon Rainforest. Go to the Amazon city of Iquitos and from there you can head to Pacaya Samiria. To really explore the reserve you must get a boat or cruise that will take you on a tour. There are even luxury cruise options in the jungle that’ll take you to see the famous pink river dolphin.

General Information

  •  Activities: Trekking, hiking, camping, caving, bird watching, and flora and fauna spotting.
  •  Weather: the monthly average temperature ranges between 20 °C and 33 °C (68° and 92° F). The rainy season occurs between October and April and the best time for visiting the reserve is between May and September.
  •  Access by Air: Flights from Lima to Iquitos (1 hour and 50 minutes). On arrival, tourists must drive to Nauta (3 hours, approximately), and from there by river to the 20 de Enero Community (15 hours by boat or 4 hours by chartered boat).


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