The Río Ucayali and Río Marañón share a mighty rainforest just before they combine to give birth to the Amazon River. They border a region known as the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. The largest protected natural area in Peru, with 5,139,680 acres - 10,800 square miles, it stands today as one of the most important wildernesses in all the tropics.
The Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve has the highest biodiversity in the Amazon basin. The variety of flora and fauna is astounding. It is also known as the "Jungle of Mirrors", due to the jungle and sky being reflected so clearly in the dark waters of its rivers and lakes. You have the sensation of navigating through endless mirrors of water.
Visits to our lodge can be of 3 to 7 days, depending on your particular interests and time available. Included are private bus and riverboat transfers, lodging, meals, entrance fee to the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve and all the guided excursions.
Excursions are conducted by bilingual guides trained in Amazon natural history. Activities include hikes in stunningly beautiful primary rainforest, observation of flora and fauna including monkeys, sloths, birds, brilliant butterflies, and amazing tree frogs. You will be able to observe the Amazon pink dolphins in their natural habitat. Also included are visits to the local communities, canoe rides, and piranha fishing. We will also visit to the confluence of the Marañon and Ucayali rivers where the Amazon river begins. You can enjoy the spectacular view of this confluence from a 100 foot tall observation tower.