On arrival at Iquitos Airport you will be met and transferred by air-conditioned bus to the pier where you will board the M/V La Perla. After settling into the boat, there will be a briefing with information about the journey ahead and lunch on board.
The ship starts sailing down the Marañón River to the confluence of the Marañón and Ucayali Rivers where the Amazon River begins.
Later we walk along the shores of the Ucayali River to the village of Yucuruchi. The village is located in the district of Saquena, belonging to the province of Requena. Here there is the opportunity to see the Victoria Regias (water lily), a gigantic aquatic plant.
Later in the afternoon we visit the Samiria River to look for Charapas turtles. As we sail along the river you may see manatees, pink dolphins and monkeys, as well as other species of birds, mammals and fish.
The Pacaya Samiria Reserve gets its name from the two rivers that run through it - Pacaya and Samiria. The Reserve is a vast tract of land that stretches over 2 million hectares across the Loreto, Requena, High Amazon and Ucayali provinces. It is located in the Ucamara depression, where the Ucayali and Marañón Rivers converge giving rise to the Amazon River. Pacaya Samiria is the second largest protected natural area in Peru and one of the best spots for nature tourism lovers. The Reserve protects tropical rainforest ecosystems that contain great biodiversity for the Amazon, a Natural Wonder of the World.
On return to the ship there is a lecture by the naturalist guides. Dinner is served on board with live music to entertain you.