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ECO TOURS IN THE AMAZON RIVER

PACAYA SAMIRIA TOURS

Location: Region of Loreto, provinces of Requena and Loreto.
Area: 2 million hectares.
Creation: February of 1982.

Conservation unit, on the low jungle, for the protection of the fauna and flora of the region. It is located at 180 Km. (115 miles) of Iquitos.

It constitutes the biggest intangible area in Peru, located in the vertex of the rivers Marañón and Ucayali, landscapes of exceptional beauty, aguajales, and tahuampas.

Pacaya-Samiria-Jungle-of-mirrors

Pacaya Samiria jungle of mirrors

This park lodges the biggest protected area of Peru, and also the biggest area of flooded tropical forests in Peru. Inside of this forest it exists great biodiversity. Recommended place for the birds watching.

Pink dolphin at the Amazon

Pink dolphin at the Amazon

Endangered species are protected inside this reserve, among them, paiche (Arapaima gigas) the biggest river-fish of the world; pink dolphin; manati (Trinchechus manatus) amazonic mammal; “huapo colorado” monkey (Cacaju calvus); “maquisapa” monkey (Ateles panicus) and the otter (Pteronoura brasiliensi).

Close to the reserve, exists lodges for tourists. These lodgings organize visits and guide excursions.
 

THE TAMSHIYACU-TAHUAYO RESERVE

The Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Communal Regional Conservation Area (ACR CTT) is a protected area of the Peruvian Amazon. It was established on May 15, 2009 by Supreme Decree No. 010-2009-MINAM. It has a GIS area of 420 080 ha. (2500 km²). Politically it is located in the jurisdictions of the districts of Fernando Lores in the province of Maynas, Yavarí in the province of Mariscal Ramón Castilla, and Saquena and Yaquerana in the province of Requena, in the department of Loreto.

It conserves the ecosystems of high-altitude forests and flooded forests of the Conservation Area and the ecological and evolutionary processes prioritized in the area, guaranteeing the sustainable use of wild flora and fauna resources made by local populations under sustainable practices and promoting local development and Loreto in general.

MUYUNA LODGE

We are located on the Yanayacu River, 140 kilometers (83 miles) southeast and upriver from Iquitos, the capital of Loreto, in the buffer zone of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and within the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve. Being located in a small tributary of the Amazon with only one entrance, there is no presence of fishing boats, no loggers, and no many travelers. The place is intimate and lonely, surrounded only by nature.

Yanayacu (Quechua word) means black water due to the minerals that come creeping kilometers from the mountains of the sierra; This is why there are several rivers with the same name. The ten lagoons that are around Muyuna also have black water, making bird watching and fishing excursions easy, since these minerals are the food base of the ecological chain.

The Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve has more than 421,000 hectares of primary forest that you can visit on any of our tours.

Navigation on the Amazon River

We use 115, 150 and 200 hp engines, and the trip takes about 3 hours, depending on the river level. Our boats are equipped with a first aid kit and life jackets. From Iquitos, we sail upriver, towards an area of primary and unexplored forest; compared to the colonized jungle that is downstream from Iquitos. Thanks to this remoteness from the city, in Muyuna we guarantee the observation of pink dolphins, birds, monkeys, sloths, fish, etc. in its natural habitat.

AMAZON RIVER

Our natural paradise

The Amazon River and its forest are an inseparable couple. It is one of the most biodiverse places in the world. It is our lung and our duty, to take care of it. Its loss could cause serious and irreversible damage to humanity. More than a third of the world’s species live in it. The Amazon River, in addition to being the longest, supports 20% of the amount of fresh water in the world and the forest has more than 15,000 species of trees of the 40,000 that exist throughout the planet

With a diversity of flora like this, many animals find a perfect habitat to live and many of them can be observed during your visit to Muyuna Lodge.

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