- At dusk we take a boat tour for dolphin watching. These creatures are very playful and notoriously sneaky. If the weather is warm you may swim with them, or simply enjoy the view and the amazing unfolding sunset. Either way, a prize is given to whoever brings back the best dolphin photo.
- After dinner back at camp, we set on our first night expedition: a hike to the swamps in the search for aligators and other night creatures guided by our experienced guides and our flashlights. A thrilling and unforgettable experience.
- Back at camp, time to sleep surrounded by the thousands of night sounds of the magical rain forest
- On the second day of our adventure, we wake up super early at dawn(6:00). After breakfast, we take a boat up river to watch monkeys and primates, in addition to birds such as parrots, eagles, hawks, tucans, garzas which come to the shores to feed and hydrate during the early hours.
- Ashore on the rain forest, we begin another hike into the jungle.On this different route we observe the Amazonian flora. Strangling plants, giant Wimbas, climbling tropical vines, as well as a plethora of medicinal plants. Our guides, who possess a vast knowledge in botany and etno botany will deliver a introductory course on the variety of uses for different plants as well as some survival techniques (don’t worry, there is no homework).
- Upon return to camp, time to eat and rest. Swim time, hammock time.
- Around 15:00 we leave our camp to visit a riverside community, the Kukama. Here you can learn about their traditions, food, work, life style, and craft through social interaction.note: it is not mandatory to purchase any good from the Kukama, but it is a gratifying experience to meet natives of the Yarapa reserve and learn their world view which translates in their crafts.
- Around 4:30 pm, we will take a boat ride upriver in order to pick a spot where we will set up our camp for our night experience in the middle of the jungle and away from the lodge.Once we find the perfect spot, we identify the best trees to hang our hammock and special camping mosquito nets and tents.We well build our tables and stools with the tree barks and leaves we find. As well as gather firewood in order to prepare our dinner.
- While we enjoy our meal, so craftily prepared by us, we will recount the myths and stories from the jungle. You won’t believe some of the beliefs of the region: shape-shifting dolphins, and crying orphans growing wings… it’s then your turn to tell the stories from your countries!
- After story time, we set on our second and thrilling night hike of our trip.During this hike, in addition to finding even more insects, tarantula homes, scorpions, mantis, snakes, colorful frogs, giant toads, rodents, nocturnal monkeys, salamanders, we will set strategic bait at predetermined distance from camp, in order to observe more closely certain species in the morning (absolutely no animals are hurt during this practice).
After our night hike we return to camp to sleep in our hammock surrounded by the sounds and the darkness of the virgin jungle.
- On the third morning of our adventure we get up at the break of dawn. From here we can go and find our bait spots in order to closely observe animals.
We will hike in the look for waking monkeys and birds who are looking for food. And we will learn some more survival techniques like water-holding vines from which we will drink.
- Back at camp, we will start another fire in order to prepare our coffee and breakfast. We dismantle our camp site, and resume our journey up river looking for a creek for some artesanal fishing. Piranhas, tucunares, catfish among others are plentiful in the Pacaya region.
- On our way back to camp, we dock for one last small walk to visit the dwellings of some of the smallest monkeys of the world (pigmee marmoseette).
And boat ride to appreciate the floating Victoria Regia where we can bid our goodbyes to the jungle and the Pacaya Samiria Reserve reserve.
- Back at camp, we have lunch, and prepare for our trip of return. Time for one last swim, or fishing session, about 14:30 we take journey back to the city of Iquitos.