This 3 day & 2 night Pacaya Samiria tour is perfect for anyone traveling though Perú on a tight schedule. If you are looking for a camping tour in Iquitos and don’t have a lot of time this tour is perfect! This expedition is packed with a variety of our most popular activities including: jungle hiking, freshwater dolphin spotting, canoe rides, night time caiman excursion, Amazon River cruise, plant education, visit to remote lagoons & more!

Duration: 3 Days/ 2 Nights Start Location: Iquitos Hotel and Hostel Pickup End Location: Iquitos Hotel and Hostel Drop-off
Detailed Description

Day 1

Early morning departure from Iquitos City via private auto to arrive in the port town of Nauta (1:30 hours). Breakfast served.

Departure in private motorboat we will travel upriver, passing the spectacular meeting of 2 major rivers (Ucayali & Marañon) that come together to form the Amazon River.

Upstream boating on the Marañon River into the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (50 miles SW / approximately 2 hours and a half from Nauta).

Passenger identification at the reserve’s entrance check-point. Arrival in the Arequipa community where the first camp will be set up.

Lunch will be served upon arrival.

Watch diverse species of birds along the way, including egrets, hawks, horned screamers, jacanas, parrots and parakeets. It is also possible to see Amazon River dolphins.

After sunset we will go on an excursion via canoe to spot and catch caiman, we will have the opportunity to hold, touch, and take photos with the caiman.

Return to Camp for Dinner.

Overnight in tents at Pacaya Samiria Reserve.

Day 2

Early morning breakfast will be served followed by departure campsite. We will cruise the Rio Marañon for about 3 hours until we reach our destination (Shansho Cocha Lake area). During the riverboat trip you will have a great possibility of seeing primates, reptiles, turtles, birds, pink river dolphins, and many other species of flora/fauna along the riverbank.

Arrival for campsite setup and lunch.

Something that immediately catches our attention is the black waters of the rivers, which reflects with such an identical image, the sky, the clouds, the bank’s vegetation, the huge trees, that the tourists have the sensation of traveling between mirrors; this is why the Pacaya Samiria is many times referred to as the “jungle of the mirrors”.

Afternoon fishing for piranha, peacock bass and other species of fish in the reserve.

We will return to camp to have dinner.

After dinner we will go on a night time nature walk to see what types of species can be seen (lizards, snakes, spiders, monkeys).

Overnight in Tents in Pacaya Samiria Reserve.

Day 3

We will have an early morning breakfast and prepare for our last excursion into the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. After our morning excursion we will return back to camp to have lunch and pack our belonging and make our way back to the city of Iquitos. During the riverboat trip back to Iquitos you will have a great possibility of seeing caimans, turtles, herons, pink river dolphins, snakes, and many other species of flora/fauna along the riverbank.

Visit to IIAP (Instituto de Investigación de la Amazonía Peruana), where you will be able to visit with manatees and fresh water dolphins that have been rescued from the Amazon and are being rehabilitated.

Private transportation to bring you to the airport or your hotel of choice.

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Tickets (May Vary By Date)
Ticket Price
TOUR PRICE (All ages) - MIN 2 PAXS 315.00 (USD)

- Private Airport Transfers
- All Local Transportation
- All Meals During Excursion (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks)
- Purified Water, Juice, Coffee, Tea, Milk
- All Equipment: Tents, Rubber Boots, Fishing Poles, First Aid, Camping Equipment, Etc.
- Professional Bilingual Guide (English & Spanish)
- All Entrance Fees
- Fully Guided Jungle Tours & Excursions As Described In Itinerary

Not Included

- Extra Items (Souvenirs, Extra Food, Cigarettes, Etc.)
- Airfare (We Can Help Arrange Airfare Upon Request)
- All Airport Taxes
- Personal Expenses: Telephone Calls, Laundry Expenses, Alcoholic Drinks, Etc.
- Insurance Against Theft, Loss, Illness or Accident
- Gratuity For Tour Guides
- Hotel In Iquitos City


Official Papers:
- Valid passport
- Airline tickets
- Duffel bag (wheels and retractable handle are fine), sturdy and large enough to hold clothing and
- Passport security pouch or belt
- Daypack to carry raingear, camera, filma, water and snacks
- Luggage tags and luggage locks
- Mosquito head net
- T-shirts – synthetic lightweight, long-sleeve shirt(s) for sun/insect protection
- Hiking shorts & pants – synthetic, quick-drying
- Hiking socks and liners
- Swimsuit, sun hat
- Rain jacket (or poncho) – waterproof and breathable
- Rain pants – waterproof and breathable, side zippers highly recommended
- Lightweight windbreaker
- Lightweight hiking boots or trail shoes, broken-in
- Comfortable walking shoes or sandals
- Water sandals or booties
Travel Accessories:
- Sunglasses and retainer strap
- Sunblock and lip balm
- Insect repellent with Deet
- Small binoculars
- Handi-wipes
- Toiletry kit
- Hand sanitizer gel
- Watch with alarm or travel clock
- Headlamp/flashlight with extra batteries/bulb
- Personal first-aid kit
- Small towel and washcloth
- Personal medication
- Anti-malaria tablets
- Allergy medication

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation or changes to this tour:

CHANGES: It is FREE to change tour date before 4:00 pm (Lima time) 60 days before the tour begins.

NO SHOWS OR CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel before 6:00 pm (Lima time) 60 days before the tour begins a 10% administration fee (+ the card fee) will apply. After this time, there is a 100% no-show or cancellation fee.

You must email (include the name of the tour and the reservation number) to cancel this tour or to make any changes.

Frequently Asked Questions

I cannot find my accommodation listed in the operator pick up locations as I make my booking. What can I select?
This operator only offers pick-ups from the hotel and hostel accommodation listed, this covers over 90% of the accommodation providers in the area. They do not provide pick-ups or drop-offs at private residences, Airbnbs, bus terminals etc. Select an alternative close by and be ready there for pick-up at the time on your booking confirmation

What vaccinations do I need? Are they required?
Maniti Camp Expeditions and the country of Peru do not require that travelers receive vaccinations but we do recommend it! Recommended vaccinations are yellow fever, malaria, hepatitis A & B and typhoid fever.

What is included in the price of the tours?
All tour packages are “all-inclusive” and include everything (except airfare); all airport transfers, food, private lodging with bathrooms, entrance fees to parks, guided tours, equipment & transportation.

I am thinking about visiting Iquitos during the “rainy season”, should I wait?
Iquitos is a very tropical climate and the rain can come and will pass very fast. It never rains here for long periods of time. If it rains when you are here we will still do all tours and excursions on your itinerary. Sometimes we must change the order of the itinerary according to the weather conditions but this is very common. You will get to participate in everything that is included in the tour that you decide to purchase.

Why book with
Apart from our low price guarantee, with us you are 100% assured that your booking is made. We provide an instantaneous email confirmation and have live spaces and availability for each tour. If you have any queries you are in the hands of our team of 20 local experts who speak perfect Spanish and English and are here on the ground. We guarantee quick responses to any questions or queries. Tour operators are experts at operating their tours...we are the experts at reservations, organisation and assistance with your plans for these tours.