Birdwatching Amateur (PS106-BWA) 

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​                  Pacaya Samiria National Reserve and Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge Private Reserve

Our Birdwatching Amateur programme is expressly designed to facilitate non-professional bird-watching enthusiasts enjoy and understand Pacaya Samiria´s habitat and extensive avifauna.

Our Amateur programme can last 3 days - 2 nights or 4 days - 3 nights, enough time to spot a considerable number of species (between 150 and 200), in the area, enjoy the great biodiversity of Pacaya Samiria and have a direct participation in sustainable activities both in our ecolodge and in surrounding communities.

START OF THE PROGRAMME

The adventure offered by our Amateur programme actually begins before arrival at Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge with our pre-visit tutorial that is sent to our guests in advance to prepare them for the excitement of watching the widest variety of birds of the peruvian amazon.

From the airport of Iquitos, we will travel to NAUTA, the first village founded by the Spanish Conquerors on the banks of the Marañon River. Nauta is located at 1:30 hours and 97 kms from Iquitos.

In Nauta we will board our private boats first to visit the confluence of the rivers Ucayali and Marañón, this is the Amazon River Main Stem. During the journey we will be able to observe coastal birds such as the herons, birds of prey and right on the river banks (and according to the season) we will be able to watch havroghts, black scrapers and others.

Finally, we will arrive at our EcoLodge where we will receive a welcome greeting by a member of the Kukama Kukamiria ethnic group and a seasonal fruit cocktail.

BIRDWATCHING

Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

We will cross the Marañón River in our private boats to enter the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve through the Yanayacu river basin and Nauta Caño, areas that are open to tourists and extremely rich in birds (habitat of over 400 species - see checklist atteched). Along our journey, we will be able to observe different types of birds such as the Amazon Kingfisher, Great Kingfisher, Green and Rufous Kingfisher and Pygmyl Kingfisher, spectacular flocks of Tanagers, Chestnut-Eared Aracari, Red Crested Woodpeckers, Spangled Cotingas, Lemon-throated Barbets, White-eared Jacamar and Blackcapped Donacobios.

We will navigate through lagoons and rivers hidden by the vegetation, we will walk through open paths in the jungle in search of the Horned Screamers, Marsh Sparrow haws, Jabirus, Storks, Pink Spoonbills, Pinta lapwing, the Black-tailed Antbird, Black-necked Red Cotinga, the Grey-cheeked nunlet, the Barbreasted Piculet, the Ivory-Peaked Arasari, the Chest-Striped Woodpecker, the Rufous Hat Antthrush, and the Yellow-billed Jacamar, among others

Throughout our journey, our expert guides will help us in the acquisition of basic birdwatching skills, such as different birds identification mechanisms and understanding of their behaviour patterns.

To enrich even more our visitors’ experience, our Amateur programme includes additional activities in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, such as interpretation treks to enjoy the great biodiversity of the Reserve (more than 2,000 species of fauna and flora), GUARANTEED watching of pink and gray dolphins, artisan fishing of piranhas and visit to surrounding communities such as the San Jorge Community where we would be first hand witnesses of the activities of the Center for Artisan Women (Pua Kamatawara), known for their work in natural fiber (Chambira) and carving in wingo or pumpkin.

Private Reserve of Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge

Our ecolodge owns a Private Reserve of 130 hectares of primary (unaltered) forest that offers a privileged environment for birdwatching.

Our team of experts has identified more than 107 species of birds in our Private Reserve which are described in the attached checklist. This checklist will also facilitate the counting and identification of the bird species we will see during our day and night treks.

Birwatching Amateur includes additional activities in our Private Reserve such as the ethnobotanical tour (botanical garden and production center for organic products), experiential gastronomy activities, day and night ecotrekking (to spot reptile and insect species) and our "Evening encounters with the cosmic vision of the Amazon culture, hold at our Tsetsu mirador".

END OF THE PROGRAM

Includes a boat trip on the Marañón River to Cocha Shiruyacu (depending on season and conditions) to observe various species of herons such as the white heron, the gray heron, the cormorants and others.

Transfer in our private boats from the ecolodge to Nauta and by private vehicle from Nauta to the airport or hotel in Iquitos city.

​​2019 RATES

3 DAY - 2 NIGHTS PROGRAMME


Occupancy 2 people       :  US$ 920 per pax
Occupancy 3 / 4 people  :  US$ 790 per pax
Occupancy 5 / 10 people:  US$ 690 per pax


4 DAY- 3 NIGHTS PROGRAMME

Occupancy 2 people       :  US$ 1,290 per pax
Occupancy 3 / 4 people  :  US$ 1,090 per pax
Occupancy 5 / 10 people:  US$    990 per pax

Birdwatching Connoisseur (PS106-BWC) - Hardcore birders

 2019 RATES

5 DAY - 4 NIGHTS PROGRAMME


Occupancy 2 people       :  US$ 1,630 per pax
Occupancy 3 / 4 people  :  US$ 1,480 per pax
Occupancy 5 / 7 people  :  US$ 1,330 por pax


6 DAY - 5 NIGHTS PROGRAMME

Occupancy 2 people       :  US$ 1,960 per pax
Occupancy 3 / 4 people  :  US$ 1,760 per pax
Occupancy 5 / 7 people  :  US$ 1,660 per pax


7 DAY - 6 NIGHTS

Occupancy 2 people       :  US$ 2,290 per pax
Occupancy 3 / 4 people  :  US$ 2,090 per pax
Occupancy 5 / 7 people:  US$ 1,990 per pax

​​​​ ​​Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge Private Reserve and Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve

Birdwatching Connoisseur is a programme expressly designed for birdwatching professionals (hardcore birders). It is focused on the expert search and location of endemic or extremely rare species in the area.

The duration and final content of the programme will depend on the interests and target species that our clients indicate us at the moment of their reservation. Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge will then develop a Detailed Birdwatching Plan that will be presented to the client upon arrival at the ecolodge.

We guarantee the watching of at least 5-6 endemic or very rare species during the stay. We also provide optimal conditions (WIFI, Club House, Bar, eBird account) to facilitate our clients celebrate and share their experiences in real time.

START OF THE PROGRAMME

We will start our adventure at Iquitos City airport where we will take private vehicles to get to NAUTA, the first village founded by the Spanish Conquerors on the banks of the Marañon River. Nauta is located at 1:30 hours and 97 kms from Iquitos.

In Nauta we will board our private boats first to visit the confluence of the rivers Ucayali and Marañón, this is the Amazon River Main Stem. During the journey we will be able to observe coastal birds such as the herons, birds of prey and right on the river banks (and according to the season) we will be able to watch havroghts, black scrapers and others.

Then, we will arrive at our EcoLodge where we will receive a welcome greeting by a member of the Kukama Kukamiria ethnic group and a seasonal fruit cocktail.

Finally, we will jointly review the Detailed Birdwatching Plan previously prepared by our guide (based on the objectives and interests indicated by our clients during the reservation process) and if needed, make the right adjustments

BIRDWATCHING (as agreed in the Detailed Birdwatching Plan)

Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

We will cross the Marañón River in our private boats to enter the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve through the Yanayacu river basin and Nauta Caño, areas open to tourists and extremely rich in birds (habitat of 400 different species) where we will be able to watch the following species of great rarity:

Bluish fronted Jacamar, Lemon-throated Barbet, Elegant Woodcreeper, Black-crested Antshrike, Black-tailed Antbird and the Limpkin.

We will also have the opportunity to enjoy the richest flora and fauna of the area, watch pink and grey dolphins (GUARANTEED), turtles, different species of primates, sloth bears, etc.

Among other birds species, we will also be able to watch the Amazonian Kingfisher, Kingfisher Great, Kingfisher Green and Rufus, and the spectacular Pygmy Kingfisher; we can observe flocks of Tangaras, Arasaris of chestnut ear, Red-crested Woodpeckers, Cobble-billed Cotingas, Bearded-throated lemon, White-eared Jacamares, Donacobios and others (see checklist attached)

Pacaya Samiria Amazon Lodge Private Reserve

Our ecolodge owns a Private Reserve that shelters 130 hectares of primary (unaltered) forest offering in this way a privileged environment for birdwatching.

Our team of experts has identified more than 107 species in our Private Reserve of which the following are characterized by their great rarity (see description in the attached checklist):

Marbled-wood Quail, Sunbittern, Hoatzin, Festive Parrot, Spot-backed Antbird, Rufous capped Antthrush and White-bearded Manakis.

Following our Detailed Birdwatching Plan, we will carry out day and nighttime treks (including camping) according to the behavior patterns of the target species.

Our Private Reserve birdwatching trails are provided with strategically located birdfeeders and hides to facilitate the taking of the best images of the target species.

The nightly treks also include the watching of other species of nocturnal habits such as insects and reptiles:

Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve

A private vehicle will take us to the Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve (27 km from Iquitos city), where we will watch endemic species (some of them unknown to the science community until very recently) and others of great rarity such as:

Antcient Antwren, Mishana Tyrannulet (endemic), Allpahuayo Antbird (endemic), Iquitos Gnatcatcher (endemic), Zimmer´s Antbird,  Brown-banded Puffbird and the Pearly Antshrike.

We will also have the opportunity to visit and spend the night at the IIAP Research Center - Allpahuayo Mishana.

END OF THE PROGRAM

Transfer in our private boats from the ecolodge to Nauta
Lunch in a typical restaurant in Iquitos City
Transfer in private vehicle to the airport or hotel in Iquitos city.

For programmes of a different length or customised birdwatching programmes please contact us at ventas@pacayasamiria.com.pe or at our chat on-line