Pacaya Samiria cruise


Reserve Pacaya Samiria
Cruise in Pérou

2500 U$D (base: 4 pers.) – 10 days / 9 nights
1750 U$D for 7 days / 6 nights – 4 pers.

Discover Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, the largest National Reserve in Peru covering 2 million hectares…

Well known as one of the richest biodiversity areas in the world, with more than 250 fish, 130 mammal, 450 bird and 250 reptile and amphibian species, luxurious vegetation and rich variant colours of its waters ! A concentration of Amazonia for those who love nature.

The objective of this authentic journey is to give you an unique experience that differs from another cruise. Latitud Sur’s principle is to travel without excessive consumption, with comfort but without inappropriate luxury. The aim is to leave the beaten touristic tracks, meeting strong identity people, sharing with you the subtlety of the native culture. This cruise is organized by the French-Peruvian NGO Latitud Sur, and 25 % of its benefits will be used to set up or make durable developing projects with local communities in the Loreto region, projects you will get to know during your stay. A responsible travel, far beyond the classical criterias of fair-tourism, giving rise to a reflection about the present environmental and indigenous problematic.

Journey Description

D1 : Reception at the airport or your hotel in the morning (the sooner the better) – Transfer to the M/F “Selva Viva’’. Settling in your cabins, then departing for the cruise upstream on the mythical Amazon river. Lunch on board – Arrival on the small Tapira river in the afternoon. As night falls, we will board an annexe boat to discover the night wildlife. Followed by dinner and night on board in a wild site.

D2 : Breakfast on board the Selva Viva as we sail up the Amazon to the Yarapa river. Lunch on board, arriving in the community of Jaldar for a trip into the forest with a local guide. Enjoy the incredible biodiversity and discover the medicinal plants, observing the fauna and possibly seeing Capucin monkeys. On return, there will be a presentation of local savoir-faire . Possibility to take an evening walk, followed by dinner and night on board.

D3 : Breakfast on board as we sail towards the community of San Jose, famous for its black water lagoons. Lunch on board and excursion on a pirogue or annexe boat on the surrounding lagoons. Discover the numerous bird species. Those who wish can enjoy recreational fishing. Back on the boat early afternoon for arrival in the evening at Fondo Casual. Dinner and night on board.

D4 : Early morning excursion by foot outside of the tourist areas. Breakfast and sailing to Pucaté on Pacaya Samiria reserve. Lunch on board followed by an excursion by annexe boat to the community of 20 de Enero, where they produce the famous buriti oil, thanks to the aid of Latitud Sur. Returning on the Selva Viva we will travel to the small river Pampa Caño. Dinner and night on board in this wild site.

D5 : Breakfast on board then an excursion by annexe boat on the Pampa Caño river. Possibility to fish. Then back to the main boat towards the village of Solterito. Lunch on board, visit to the community, and a pirogue excursion on the village’s lake to observe the‘’Victoria Regia’’. We then sail again towards the Choroyacu River. Dinner and night on board, in a wild site.

D6 : Breakfast on board and a boat trip on the Choroyacu River, enabling you to enjoy the fascinating biodiversity of this rarely visited wild site. Lunch on board, then we sail towards the Samiria mouth, arriving in the late afternoon. Dinner and night on board, in a wild site.

D7 : Breakfast on board. Visit of the San Martín de Tipishca Community. Discover local art. We will travel through San Martin, from Tipishca to Arica, where we will experience typical dancing and singing. You return to the boat for a dinner and night on board, in a remote site.

D8 : Breakfast on board then descending the Marañón. We will visit the Nauta Caño reserve, well known for its birds and iguanas. Dinner and night on board inside the reserve.

D9 : Breakfast on board, we cruise down the Marañón and Amazon rivers. Visit Tapira Community and its tiny river. Possibility to fish and swim. Dinner and night on board close to the village.

D10 : As we continue along the Amazon river, we will stop at Tamshiyacu village to discover a typical Amazonian market. You will meet a traditional wooden boat artisan. Lunch on board. Arrival at Iquitos around 3 pm. Transfer to your hotel or to the airport.

– The Amazon rainforest is a wild environment, the observation of fauna is variable
– This program might be adapted to the season and the navigation’s conditions.

Pratical details

Cruise in Pacaya Samiria national Reserve (Peru)

Region : PERU, Province of Loreto

Departure / Arrival : Iquitos airport / Iquitos airport

Duration : 10 days / 9 nights on the « Selva Viva » boat all inclusive
(you can chose your duration between 5 to 14 days)

Number of participants : 3 to 10

Language during trip : Spanish translated to English by guide

Local money : Nuevo Sol (S/.)

Visa : No visa for stay inferior to 90 days

Navigated rivers : Amazonas, Marañon, Samiria, Yarapa


Vaccination recomended against yallow fever minimum 3 weeks before departure.

Prevention against paludism recomended.

Take compulsory individual insurance « assistance-repatriation » with your airticket.




Prices per person all included:

Departure guaranted if 4 passengers (dates of your choice)

2500 U$D from 4 people (cruise of 10 days)
1750 U$D from 4 people (cruise of 7 days)

Decreasing prices for groups upper than 5 peoples

Maximal capacity of the boat for this trip : 10 passengers

Transfer Iquitos Airport – Selva Viva included

These prices do not include:

– International and national flights

– Hotel, transfers to airport and restaurants in Lima

– Alcooholic beverages and colas on board

– Personal purchases like handcrafts and optional tips


Following steps are necessary :

1) Register your personal data form
2) Latitud Sur confirms availability by mail
3) Deposit
4) Latitud Sur confirms receipt of your deposit

Then you have signed up !!!
Just a few more simple steps to complete your file, after which you will then receive the necessary information to best prepare your trip.
We also provide you with tips regarding plane tickets purchasing and send you a roadmap to reach Iquitos / the boat plus more helpful travelling tips.

Shortly before the trip: Full payment (minus deposit) is due.

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