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4 Day Birding Amateur Birdwatching Tour in Pacaya Samiria, Loreto

Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge, Nauta, Peru

Birdwatching Tour Peru

This Birdwatching Amateur is a program designed to make it easier for non-professional visitors or bird watching enthusiasts to enjoy and understand the habitat of the extensive birdlife of Pacaya Samiria. The program provides adequate time to see a considerable number of species in the area (between 150 and 200), enjoy the great biodiversity of Pacaya Samiria, and make a set of sustainable activities both in the eco-lodge and in surrounding communities.

Key information

  • Group safari
  • Minimum of 2 and maximum of 10 participants.
  • Starting point and ending point: Iquitos
  • All park fees are included.

Highlights

  • Guaranteed sighting of pink and gray dolphins
  • Day and night eco-trekking to spot reptile and insects
  • Spot the Rufo, Amazonian, Big, Green, and Pygmy Kingfishers
  • Explore the great biodiversity of Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
  • See flocks of Tangaras, Arasaris of brown ear, Carpenters of red crest, and more
  • Visit to nearby communities such as the San Jorge Community
  • All meals and round trip airport or hotel transfers
  • 3 nights’ accommodation

Styles


3 activity days
Group size: 2-10 participants
Airport transfer included: Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport
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Accommodation

Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge has a private reserve of 130 hectares of primary forest (unaltered) that offers a privileged environment for bird watching. The nine cabins that the lodge has will transport you to a world absolutely integrated with its surroundings.

Two single level cabins for single or double occupancy and six two level cabins for shared accommodation for up to six people with private bathrooms and terraces with an incomparable view of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.

Program

The adventure offered by Birdwatching Amateur begins a few days before the arrival at Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge with the web tutorial that all the visitors receive, which prepares them to enjoy even more the great experience of watching the greatest variety of birds of the Amazon Peruvian.

From the airport of the city of Iquitos, you will move to the town of Nauta, the first town founded by the Spaniards on the banks of the Marañón River. The trip takes approximately 1.30 hour with a route of 97 km. In Nauta, you will board the private boats of the eco-lodge to visit the confluence of the Ucayali and Marañón rivers, where you will observe the birth of the Amazon River. During the journey you will observe herons, birds of prey and on the banks of the river shorebirds (depending on season), among them you will have the opportunity to see the black scratcher.

You will arrive at the ecolodge where you will be offered a welcome cocktail and you will receive the greetings of a member of the Kukama ethnic group who will prepare you to capture the energy and strength of nature.

Bird Sighting

Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

You will cross the Marañón River in the private boats and enter the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve through the Yanayacu river basin and through Nauta Caño, areas open to tourists and extremely rich in birds (habitat of more than 400 species). Throughout the tour, you will observe various types of ospreys, such as the Amazonian Kingfisher, Kingfisher, Kingfisher and Rufus, and the spectacular Kingfisher Pygmy; you will be able to see flocks of Tangaras, Arasaris of brown ear, Carpenters of red crest, Cotingas sequined, Bearded of lemon throat, Jacamares of white ears, Donacobios.

You will sail through lagoons and rivers hidden by the vegetation, you will walk along open paths in the jungle in search of the Unicorn Crying (camungo), Gavilanes de Ciénega, Jabirus, Cranks, Gaban, Spatulas Rosadas, Avefrías Pinta, the endemic Hormiguero de Cola Negra, Cotinga Roja Black-necked, Monkitas of Gorro Rufo, Arasaris Letreados and Arasari of Pico Marfil, Carpenter of Striped Chest, Gallito Hormiguero de Gorro Rufo, Tropical Perlita and the Yellow-billed Jacamar, among others.

Throughout the journey, the expert guides will help you acquire skills in bird watching, learn different mechanisms for identification and understand their behavior patterns. Birdwatching Amateur like all Pacaya Samiria programs Amazon Lodge also includes complementary activities in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve that enrich the experience of the visitors.

These activities include the sighting of the great biodiversity of the Reserve (more than 2,000 species of fauna and flora), the guaranteed sighting of pink and gray dolphins, the visit to nearby communities such as the San Jorge Community to share, among other aspects, the activities of the Center for Artisan Women (Pua Kamatawara), known for their work in natural fiber (Chambira) and carved in wingo or pumpkin.

Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge Private Reserve

The ecolodge has a Private Reserve of 130 hectares of primary forest (unaltered) that offers a privileged environment for bird watching. The team of experts has identified more than 107 species of birds in the Private Reserve which are described in the attached checklist, which will also facilitate the counting of the bird species that you will see during the day and night excursions that you will make.

Birwatching Amateur also includes complementary activities within the Private Reserve such as the ethnobotanical tour (botanical garden and organic products production center), conducting experiential gastronomy activities, day and night eco-trekking to spot reptile and insect species, talks about the worldview Amazon in the viewpoint Tsetsu, and the narration of myths and legends of the Amazon.

End of the program

It includes a boat trip on the Marañón River towards the Shiruyacu Cocha or the same river (according to season and appropriate conditions) to observe various species of herons such as the white heron, the gray heron, other birds such as cormorants.

Transfer in the private boats from the ecolodge to Nauta and by private vehicle from Nauta to the airport or hotel in Iquitos city.

Note: Programs are subject to changes by the Lodge to preserve the security, comfort, and safety of the passengers. Any changes will be made without penalty to the company.

Location

Starting off and ending at Iquitos, this tour will take you through Nauta, Marañón River, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Yanayacu River, Nauta Caño, and Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge Private Reserve.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Round trip transfers from the airport or hotel in Iquitos city to the lodge
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • All meals
  • Guided excursions according to the selected package
  • Visit to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
  • Entrance fee to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

What's not included

  • Airplane ticket
  • Airport taxes
  • Bottled beverages
  • Other services not specified

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport (IQT). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge will pick you up from the airport.

Passengers must take notice that estimated pick-up time in Iquitos is from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. and arrivals to Iquitos are after 5:00 p.m. Therefore you are recommended to schedule departure flights from 5:30 p.m. onwards.

Airport: Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport Airport transfer included: Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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