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Camping Experience at Pacaya Samiria 3 days


This 3 day & 2 night Pacaya Samiria tour is perfect for anyone looking for adventure but on a tight schedule. If you are looking for a camping tour in Iquitos and don’t have a lot of time this tour is perfect! This expedition is packed with a variety of our most popular activities including: jungle hiking, freshwater dolphin spotting, canoe rides, night time caiman excursion, Amazon River cruise, plant education, visit to remote lagoons & more! The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is also called “the jungle of mirrors” as it is clearly reflected in the dark waters of its rivers providing the tour visitor an endless feeling of being sailing on mirrors. The Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve is really appreciated for its great biodiversity of flora and fauna and its incomparable natural beauty. The Pacaya-Samiria is not only a National Reserve but also a magical and unexplored territory that you are invited to discover as it provides exciting adventures at every turn.

Itinerary for Camping Experience at Pacaya Samiria


  • Early morning departure from Iquitos City via private auto to arrive in the port town of Nauta (1:30 hours). Breakfast served.
  • Departure in a private motorboat we will travel upriver, passing the spectacular meeting of 2 major rivers (Ucayali & Marañon) that come together to form the Amazon River.
  • Upstream boating on the Marañon River into the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (50 miles SW / approximately 2 hours and a half from Nauta).
  • Passenger identification at the reserve’s entrance checkpoint. Arrival in the Arequipa community where the first camp will be set up.
  • Lunch will be served upon arrival.
  • Watch diverse species of birds along the way, including egrets, hawks, horned screamers, jacanas, parrots, and parakeets. It is also possible to see Amazon River dolphins.
  • After sunset we will go on an excursion via canoe to spot and catch the caiman, we will have the opportunity to hold, touch and take photos with the caiman.
  • Return to Camp for Dinner.
  • Overnight in tents at Pacaya Samiria Reserve.


  • Early morning breakfast will be served followed by departure campsite. We will cruise the Rio Marañon for about 3 hours until we reach our destination (the Shansho Cocha Lake area). During the riverboat trip you will have a great possibility of seeing primates, reptiles, turtles, birds, pink river dolphins, and many other species of flora/fauna along the riverbank.
  • Arrival for campsite setup and lunch.
  • Something that immediately catches our attention is the black waters of the rivers, which reflects with such an identical image, the sky, the clouds, the bank’s vegetation and the huge trees, that the tourists have the sensation of traveling between mirrors; this is why the Pacaya Samiria is many times referred to as the “jungle of the mirrors”.
  • Afternoon fishing for piranha, peacock bass and other species of fish in the reserve.
  • We will return to camp to have dinner.
  • After dinner we will go on a nighttime nature walk to see what types of species can be seen (lizards, snakes, spiders, monkeys).
  • Overnight in Tents in Pacaya Samiria Reserve.


  • We will have an early morning breakfast and prepare for our last excursion into the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. After our morning excursion, we will return back to camp to have lunch and pack our belonging and make our way back to the city of Iquitos. During the riverboat trip back to Iquitos you will have a great possibility of seeing caimans, turtles, herons, pink river dolphins, snakes, and many other species of flora/fauna along the riverbank.
  • Visit IIAP (Instituto de Investigación de la Amazonía Peruana), where you will be able to visit manatees and freshwater dolphins that have been rescued from the Amazon and are being rehabilitated.
  • Private transportation to bring you to the airport or your hotel of choice.
  • End of service.


  • Private Airport Transfers
  • All Local Transportation
  • Meals as stated During Excursion (Drinks are not included in the food package)
  • All Equipment: Rubber Boots, Fishing Poles, First Aid, Etc.
  • Professional Bilingual Guide (English & Spanish)
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Fully Guided Jungle Tours & Excursions as described in the Itinerary
  • All Camping Equipment (Tents, Cooking Supplies, etc.)


  • Extra Items (Souvenirs, Extra Food, Cigarettes, Etc.)
  • Airfare
  • All Airport Taxes
  • Personal Expenses: Telephone Calls, Laundry Expenses, Alcoholic Drinks, Etc.
  • Gratuity For Tour Guides and all Sam corporations support staff
  • Hotel In Iquitos City


Please Contact our Friendly Sales Staff for more Information.

US$?  Group service
US$? private service (2 people)
US$? private service (3-6 people)
US$? private service (+6 people) 


Sam Corporations, a family-owned travel agency and local tour operator based in Cusco, brings forth a wealth of personal experience accumulated over many years of trekking. With a deep-rooted connection to the region, Sam Corporations stands as a 100% Cusqueñian Company, free from any external shareholders.

Our heartfelt aspiration as a locally grounded company is to curate small, personalized tours and treks exclusively guided by local professionals. Our unwavering commitment lies in delivering PERSONALIZED and HIGH-QUALITY SERVICE, ensuring each guest’s unique needs are met and expectations exceeded.

At the core of our values, we embrace our role as a RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE tour operator. Our team is more than just colleagues; they are an extended family. We firmly believe in providing them with fair compensation, ensuring their financial well-being. It is their dedication and expertise that enables us to deliver unparalleled service and create lifelong memories for our cherished clients. Together, we take immense pride in our team and the remarkable experiences we bring to life.


At SAM CORPORATIONS, we prioritize personalized service by limiting our tour groups to a maximum of 8 people. This distinguishes us from other companies that operate with larger groups, ensuring a more intimate and tailored experience for our guests.


We take great pride in our guides who are fluent in English and highly professional. They possess extensive knowledge and a deep passion for Inca heritage and history. Our guides are committed to their personal and professional growth, conducting thorough research to provide you with accurate and recognized theories in Inca and Andean culture. With degrees in Archeology, Tourism, Botany, History, or Anthropology, our well-educated and fun-loving crew ensures a memorable experience for you.


At SAM CORPORATIONS, we firmly believe in the importance of giving back to the local isolated communities. That’s why, as part of our dedication to responsible tourism, we actively engage in various service projects and prioritize hiring locally.

We take great pride in supporting our wonderful local communities through a holistic approach to sustainability and community development. We actively participate in multiple social projects, ensuring that we provide employment opportunities to individuals from these communities while offering them wages that exceed the average. Our ultimate goal is to foster self-sustainability and contribute to the long-term growth of these communities.

Everything we do at SAM CORPORATIONS reflects our deep commitment to making life richer and more meaningful for everyone involved. We are driven by a genuine desire to create positive impacts and ensure that our actions leave a lasting and positive legacy.

Please read the following information carefully; it will help with your questions about our services and the Camping Experience at Pacaya Samiria.


The briefing will take place the night before your tour at your hotel.


To book your incredible adventure on the SPACAYA SAMIRIA, we kindly ask you to complete our booking form. Just head over to our homepage and click on the “BOOK NOW” button or simply follow this link: BOOK NOW.

Before you begin, please make sure you have the following information ready for each participant in your group.

  • Personal information: Please provide us with your full name exactly as it appears on your passport.
  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • Date of birth (dd/mm / yyyy)
  • Nationality

Please note that we require copies of everyone’s passports as they are mandatory for permit purchases.


Once you have filled out the necessary information, we kindly request a deposit per person to secure your spot on the Short Inca Trail. You can conveniently make your deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols located at the top of our homepage, or you can also find these symbols on our booking page.


It’s understandable that you may prefer alternative payment methods to avoid high credit card fees while in Peru. We offer the following options for paying your balance:

  1. Cash Payment: You can visit our office in Cusco and make a cash payment in either US dollars or Peruvian soles. Our friendly staff will assist you with the payment process. Please note that it’s advisable to withdraw money from ATMs located within the historical center of Cusco, as they offer convenient access to cash.
  2. Online Payment via VISA or PayPal: If you prefer the convenience of online payment, you can choose to pay with VISA or PayPal. However, please be aware that a 5.5% service fee, charged by VISA and PayPal, will apply. To complete the payment through PayPal, log into your PayPal account and use our provided email address:

We want to ensure that you have flexibility and options when it comes to settling your balance. If you have any further questions or need assistance with payment arrangements, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to make the process as smooth as possible for you.


At SAM CORPORATIONS, we prioritize personalized service by limiting our tour groups to a maximum of 8 people, usually 2-6. This distinguishes us from other companies that operate with larger groups, ensuring a more intimate and tailored experience for our guests.


Absolutely!! Hotel drop-off is included in your package.


If you are satisfied with the services provided during your tour, it is customary and greatly appreciated to give a tip. Tipping is an important part of the tourism industry in various destinations, including those offered by SAM CORPORATION. Firstly, it serves as a way to show appreciation to the staff who have taken care of you throughout your tour. Furthermore, it can inspire them to continue providing excellent service in the future. Importantly, the amount you choose to tip is entirely up to you. It should be based on factors such as your budget, the level of satisfaction with the service you received, and the duration of your tour.


At our core, we are a local, sustainable, and responsible tourism operator. We commit ourselves to upholding the universal principles of tourism, which involve protecting the environment and supporting the well-being of local communities while respecting their culture and religion. In order to uphold these principles, we have implemented several measures. Firstly, we prioritize comprehensive training for all our local staff. This training equips them with the necessary knowledge and understanding to respect the places we visit and the local people we interact with. Moreover, we emphasize the significance of cultural sensitivity and responsible tourism practices. By doing so, we aim to foster meaningful and positive experiences for both our guests and the communities we engage with.

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