The majority of fish that we caught in this area appeared to have some of the characteristics of a butterfly peacock (Cichla Ocellaris) such as no black splotches on the cheeks, and some of a Royal Peacock (Cichla Intermedia) such as irregular splotches of black connecting in some cases the three vertical bars on each side. The entire peacock exhibited more orange along their underside and lower fins than other peacocks. Largest fish don’t go over 10 pounds, but great numbers.
The scenery is the marvelous Pacaya-Samiria Reserve located in Peru's Amazon region, 93 miles south from Iquitos. The Reserve is a triangular shaped area between the Maranon and Ucayali rivers. These rivers intersect at the northeastern tip of the Reserve, marking the beginning of what is considered the Amazon proper.
There, visitors will also have the chance to observe exotic pink dolphin of the Amazon at their natural habitat. Activities also include visits to the local communities, hikes in primary rainforest, observation of flora and fauna, birdwatching, canoe rides, fishing and many more. Also, the visit to the confluence of the Marañon and Ucayali rivers where the Amazon river is born. You can enjoy the spectacular view from a 100 feet watching tower.
The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve has a great and unique variety of flora and fauna, and is also known as the "Jungle of the Mirrors" due to the fact that the jungle and the sky are reflected so clearly in the waters of the rivers and lakes, that the visitors have the sensation of navigating throughout endless mirrors of water.
Day 1: Depending on your flight and connections, you can choose 2 flights on a day, 07:50am, 08:40am, so we can pick you up from the international airport or from your hotel in Lima, and transfer to the Airport. Flight takes 2 hours by Airbus 319 or Boeing 727 or similar. Reception at the airport by one of our guides. Land Transfer by highway to the town of NAUTA, the first population founded by the Spaniards on the shore of the Maranon River. The trip is approximately 1.30h on a route of 55 miles totally asphalt. In Nauta, the anglers will be transferred by boat, in order to begin the program with the visit to the confluence of the rivers Ucayali and Maranon. Enjoy the spectacular view from a 100 feet watching tower.
Arrival to the lodge and accommodation. Lunch. In the afternoon, we will make a hike through the rainforest that surrounds the lodge to appreciate rainforest flora and fauna. Depending of the climate conditions, we will observe a beautiful sunset from our watch-tower. Dinner and briefing about the activities of the next day.
Day 2 - 5: Early breakfast. Departure to the Yanayacu River to fish the surrounding lakes (Cochas). Full day fishing with box lunch. Evening return to the Lodge. Dinner and briefing about the activities for the next day. This is a sample for the following days but changing the spots depending of the fishing reports.
Day 6: Early breakfast, departure to Nauta to take the truck to return to Iquitos. Arrive to Iquitos, city tour and transfer to the airport to take the flight to return to Lima. Arrival to Lima reception at the airport and transfer to your Hotel.
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