Visit the Pacaya Samiria
Warmiboa works as a liaison between foreign travellers and natives from San Martín del Tipishca community in order to accomplish and maintain a conscious, self-sustainable development in one of the most important national reserves around.
Warmiboa collaborates with the Casa Lupuna Association which is directed by natives from the Cocama Cocamilla group. They live in the border of the Samiria River and are a very well-organized group authorized by the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve to handle tourism in this area.
We offer the opportunity to enjoy a unique experience in which you will be able to travel safely into the depths of the biggest Amazonian flooded jungle, where the natives will give you a warm welcome. To make this an unforgettable adventure, we have boats, shelters, and authorized tour guides to take you into the most remote, amazing areas of the jungle.
Why are we different from other tour experiences?
Casa Lupuna has a very comfortable shelter at a local community where travellers can experience conscious tourism where respect for our environment prevails and is of utmost importance. It also provides an opportunity to collaborate with the development of the local communities.
Since no one knows the Reserve better than its habitants, your tour guides will be natives of the area. They will show you their way of life and surviving skills so you get to learn about living in the jungle and its demands.
The trips are coordinated from Iquitos or via e-mail (beforehand) and there are different alternatives available to suit your interests and length of trip. We excel at constructing custom-made programs which will ensure that you have all the information needed regarding the place you will visit and its cultural and environmental affairs.
How to get to the Reserve:
1. Private Boat (20 passengers capacity):
The trip starts with a one and a half hour car ride from Iquitos to Nauta where the boat awaits. The boat will take us on a cruise through the Amazon River up to the confluence between the Marañon River and Ucayali River. Following the Marañón River, we then enter the Reserve through the Samiria River. After checking in at the surveillance post, we transfer to the shelter in the community.
The boat ride is approximately 9 hours long, but this deppends on the season and the weather. The way there usually takes longer because the boat will be going up the river.
Round-trip Costs: 1-3 persons: US$360.- | 4-10 persons: US$500.-
2. Public Transport:
To go into the Reserve and get to the San Martín de Tipishca Community, travelers need to board the El Eduardo boat at the Mazuza Port in Iquitos. El Eduardo takes off almost every day at 6:00 pm, but neither the dates nor the hours are always accurate.
The cost of the trip is around S/40 and it includes your meals. You need a hammock to travel in El Eduardo as well as utensils to eat your food. Warmiboa can provide these for you if needed.
The trip should be 18 hours long, but it usually takes 24 hours. It is a beautiful experience full of local culture and where you will enjoy the most amazing sunrise and sunset.
El Eduardo arrives to the Leoncio Prado community late in the afternoon. The people from Casa Lupuna will pick you up there and you will take a peque-peque boat into the Samiria River. When the water color changes, you will have arrived to the Reserve’s surveillance post where you will have to check-in.
Travelers that choose to go in El Eduardo will not be charged extra for pick-up at Leoncio Prado.
Once you arrive to the community, you will be able to settle in the shelter where you’ll find comfortable beds with mosquito nets, bathrooms with showers, a hammock salon, and a kitchen. The women from the community will cook 3 daily meals for you which will mostly consist of fish, plantain, yuca or cassava, and the fruits in season. A special menu can be arranged for vegetarians. You will also have the kitchen at your disposal if you choose to cook for yourself.
Casa Lupuna’s boat will be available for you to go on outings. We offer diverse tours, but we really enjoy customizing the itineraries with the travelers so they get to choose how they want to spend their time at the Reserve.
Rates (per person, per day):
1-5 persons: US$90.-
6-10 persons: US$75.-
11-15 persons: US$55.-
16 persons or more: US$45.-
This rate does not include the trip costs or the corresponding admittance fee to enter the Reserve:
For 3 days: S/60
For 7 days: S/120
Every additional day: S/20
Questions or Concerns
We wish for all travelers to get the opportunity to know this wonderful place and believe that there’s always a way for everyone involved to benefit from the experience. Therefore, we are open to listen to your questions, concerns, and suggestions.
Contact us with your questions and we will be in touch very soon.