Express Tour

Pacaya Samiria Reserve (3 days)

Operative tour

If you cancel your reservation up to 48 hours before the start of the activity, we will refund you 100% of the reservation payment. No refunds will be issued on cancellation requests received after the indicated anticipation.

Free cancellation

You can reschedule your booking without any additional cost until 48 hours before the beginning of the activiity.

Free rescheduling

Short version to visit the best of the natural reserve, with 2 nights of camping in the Amazon jungle.


  • Adult:
  • 1 person: US$ 630.
  • Group of to 2 people: US$ 315 per person.
  • Group of to 3 people: US$ 304 per person.
  • Group of to 4 to 20 people: US$ 277 per person.
  • Child (age 0 to 7):
  • 1 person: US$ 169.
  • Group of to 2 to 10 people: US$ 149 per person.

*The value for 1 person has a single fee.


  • Pickup in hotel or airport.
  • Shared transportation:
  • Round trip ground transportation to the embarkation areas.
  • Navigations.
  • 2 nights of accommodation in shared double or triple tent.
  • Meals:
  • Breakfast.
  • Lunch.
  • Dinner.
  • Camping equipment.
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
  • Entrance fee to the parks.

Not included

  • Flight tickets.
  • Drinks.
  • Extra meals.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips (optional).

How to book

  1. Select the departure date from the calendar.
  2. Select the number of people.
  3. Click on "Add to cart".
  4. Pay the full price of the tour online.

What to bring

  • 40- to 60-liter backpack to carry what you will need for the days of the tour.
  • 30-liter backpack to carry only what is necessary for the 3-day tour.
  • Comfortable clothes.
  • Long pants.
  • Long-sleeved shirts.
  • Rain jacket and pants.
  • Rain poncho.
  • Hiking shoes.
  • Water.
  • Snacks.
  • Hat to protect against the sun.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Binoculars.
  • Headlamp.
  • Towel.
  • Personal hygiene items.
  • Ziploc bags or similar (to wrap up your clothes and prevent them from getting wet if it rains).
  • Extra money for expenses not included in the tour.
  • Travel insurance.


  • Not allowed for pregnant women.


Start: day 1 at 9:00 am in meeting point in Iquitos.

End: day 3 at 5:00 pm in hotel or airport of Iquitos.

Day 1: Iquitos – Nauta – Pacaya-Samiria Campsite.

We will meet in our meeting point to depart from the city of Iquitos for Nauta on a 2.5-hour trip. Next, we will take a boat upstream and arrive at the confluence of the Ucayali and Marañón Rivers. Then, we will go to the town of La Libertad. Make sure to keep an eye out during the boat trip, because you could spot caimans, turtles, and different types of birds.

In the afternoon, we will go to a special place to see pink river dolphins, and we will even have a chance to swim there too. Then, we will pass through the control point for travelers to reach the Arequipa community, where we will set up our first campsite. We will go on an excursion to search for caiman in the afternoon. We will then return to camp to spend the first night in the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, where we will sleep in our tents.

Day 2: Marañón River – Fishing for Piranhas – Pacaya-Samiria Campsite.

We will have breakfast very early in the morning to then start the boat trip down the Marañón River, which will last approximately 3 hours. During the trip, we will get the chance to see different species that live on the banks of the river, such as caimans and turtles, as well as birds that we can spot in the trees. We will arrive at our next campsite in the Shansho Cocha area.

After setting up camp, we will eat lunch amidst the surrounding landscape of rivers and large trees. We will go fishing for piranhas and other fish species in the river during the afternoon. Then, we will return to camp to eat dinner. After this, we will go for a walk to spot some nocturnal species and listen to the nighttime sounds of the jungle. We will go to sleep in our tents when we get back from the outing.

Day 3: Pacaya-Samiria Excursion – Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon – Iquitos.

We will eat breakfast very early in the morning to embark upon our last excursion in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. After this, we will return to the campsite to have lunch and pack up our gear. Then, we will start the boat trip back to Iquitos, and along the way we will catch our last glimpse of the river and surrounding landscape. We will then make a stop at the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP). Here we will be able to see manatees and river dolphins of the Amazon that are undergoing a rehabilitation cycle to be able to return to their natural environment. Next, we will return to Iquitos, where we will take you back to your hotel or drop you off at the airport if you have a flight on the same day that the activity ends.

Cancellation policy

  • If you cancel 48 hours before the beginning of the tour, we will make a full refund of what you paid for the booking.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between the tours to the Peruvian Amazon and the tour to the Pacaya Samiria Reserve?

    The tours to the Peruvian Amazon have the Eco Lodge as base of operations, where you will sleep all or most of the nights of the tour. This lodge is located 2 hours from Iquitos, reason why the transportation times are shorter. On the other hand, the tours in the Pacaya Samiria Reserve go deeper into the jungle (which allows you to watch more animals) and you will sleep all or most nights in a tent. Because it is further from Iquitos, the transportation times are longer.

  • Do I need to be vaccinated against yellow fever for the tour?

    We recommend having the yellow fever vaccine, although it is not mandatory to enter to Iquitos nor to the jungle.

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