Services & Expeditions

We offer medium-term expeditions and trips to Pacaya-Samiria reserve from 6 days or more for tourists interested in nature. We use our covered motorized boat that provides the perfect possibilities for taking pictures with your cameras. This is a great oportunity for your eco-tourism experience.

Our experienced guide will take care of you and show you the most from the surrounding nature day or night. Our cooks will cook typical dishes of Cocama tribe. You will be accommodated in our village of San Martin. It is also possible to sail up to 80 km further up the river Samiria as far as to rangers’ camp PV3.  We will camp in the forest and cook food on a fire along the way.

Example of a six-day expedition

First day
In the afternoon, we pick you up at your hotel in Iquitos. We will travel by car to 80 km distant city of Nauta. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Second day
Early morning we will sail upstream of the river Marañon. During this twelve hour trip you will be able to watch herons, jacanas, Amazon terns and other water birds. If we’re lucky we will see dolphins or even a sloth on trees of the river bank. In the evening we arrive in the village of San Martin de Tipishca. Overnight stay in our community house.

Third day
Morning walk in the village. We’ll show you our projects, school, home of medicine-man and the way of our everyday live, where our children go to school or how we farm on chakras. Afternoon ride across the lagoon to observe water birds.

Fourth day
Full day boat trip along the main river into the heart of Samiria Reserve. Observation of water birds, howler monkeys and northern night monkeys. Evening return to the village. Possibility of night canoe trip to observe frogs.

Fifth day
Return by boat to Nauta. Drive to Iquitos.

Example of a ten-day expedition

First day
In the afternoon, we pick you up at your hotel in Iquitos. We will travel by car to 80 km distant city of Nauta. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Second day
Early morning we will sail upstream of the river Marañon. During this twelve hour trip you will be able to watch herons, jacanas, Amazon terns and other water birds. If we’re lucky we will see dolphins or even a sloth on trees of the river bank. In the evening we arrive in the village of San Martin de Tipishca. Overnight stay in our community house.

Third day
Morning walk in the village. We’ll show you our projects, school, home of medicine-man and the way of our everyday live, where our children go to school or how we farm on chakras. Afternoon ride across the lagoon to observe water birds.

4th – 8th day
We will sail up the river Samiria to PV Rangers Camp 3, which is away from San Martin about 80 km. The forest is gradually changing from flooded várzea to not flooded tiera firme. We will camp, sleep in hammocks and cook on the fire. We will visit some lagoons and oxbows. In case you catch piranhas we cook them in the evening. We will tell you our stories, for example about pink dolphins and big black anacondas.

Ninth day
Back in San Martin de Tipischca. You will have time to recover after the trip in the wilderness. You can buy paintings, wood carvings and natural gauds from Indian artists.

Tenth day
Return by boat to Nauta. Drive to Iquitos.

Expeditions are very flexible and adaptable to the needs of the visitors. We also offer a 3-day and 10-day expedition. The cost is $ 80 per person per day. Additional costs depend on the means of transportation.