The Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Regional and Communal Conservation Area (ACRCTT) is a protected area located southeast of Iquitos, which extends over the Peruvian department of Loreto, province of Maynas (district of Fernando Lores), Ramón Castilla (district of Yavarí) and Requena (Sapuena district and Yaquerana district). It was established by the Ministry of the Environment of Peru (MINAM, Ministry of the Environment) on May 15, 2009. The reserve is managed and financed by the Regional Government of Loreto.
The Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Regional Conservation Area covers an area of 4,200.8 km 2 (420,080.25 ha, 1'038, 040.9 acre, 1,621.94 square miles) that includes floodplain forests and highlands of the Peruvian Amazon. It is known for its abundant wildlife. It has high levels of biodiversity, hundreds of species of mammals, primates, birds, fish, and reptiles have been documented, including several that are endemic and in danger of extinction or threatened.
This Conservation Area was established to conserve rainforest and upland rainforest ecosystems, as well as ecological and evolutionary processes of the area, guaranteeing the sustainable use of wildlife by the local population. Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo has several researchers and tourist activities focused on the observation of wildlife, which includes camping, hiking, boating, bird watching, fishing, and more.
The Amazon Crossing Expeditions route along the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Regional Conservation Area, is nothing less than a complete relaxing exploration and adventure trip traced and navigated extensively only by AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS, which allow visitors the crossing of multiple rivers such as the Marañón, Ucayali, Yarapa, Tahuayo, Blanco, and at the very end the crossing of the Amazon River, along with several remote streams and creeks
throughout its extensive ecosystem.
During this long navigation route, visitors will have the chance to pass by several indigenous villages giving everyone the unique opportunity to learn how all these Amazonian people live on the shores of a large part of this region. On this extensive crossing adventure participants will be camping in different areas within its primary jungle and on the banks of the rivers, enjoying the tranquility of its wild and isolated environment. While crossing this route visitors will spent their first receiving night at the AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS PRIVATE JUNGLE HOUSE, the rest of the following nights will be spent in different places within the Amazon jungle in order to accomplish this Amazon crossing experience, with the final objective of ending the navigation journey reaching "Iquitos City" by a different exploratory path from where it originally started on day 1.
The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (PSNR) is a protected area located in Loreto Peru, Amazon region, with an area of 2.08 million ha (20, 800 square kilometers), it is Peru's largest National Reserve, the second protected area in the country (after the Alto Purus National Park) and the fourth protected area in all of South America. It is also the protected area of flooded Amazon (ecosystem known as várzea) largest in South America because it was designated RAMSAR site on 28 August 1986. According to the World Commission on Protected Areas, it has the status of the area managed protected resources.
The extension of the reserve represents 1.5% of the Peruvian territory and 6% of the Loreto region also is somewhat larger than the surface of Slovenia and comparable to 50% of the territory of Denmark, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Costa Rica or 23% of Portugal, which ensures the ecological and genetic representation of the region.
It comprises about 208 population centers with approximately 40 thousand people living in the area and 50 thousand in the buffer zone. There are 56 native communities affiliated indigenous organizations: AIDECOS, AIDEMA, ACOIBAHM, ADECOP, and ACODECOSPAT. Both the native population (belonging to the Cocama-Cocamilla ethnicity), as the mestizo, remains the exploitation of natural resources of the reserve.
The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is a well-known destination nationally and internationally, it is for this reason that it has a very high tourist traffic that takes away its attractiveness during the high season.
AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS is very selective in its exploration areas, and it is for this main reason that it is limited to making small and simple trips in nearby areas within this National Reserve. Therefore, it is only focused on making long-lasting EXPEDITIONS in the depths of this fabulous place, thus achieving better expectations with the encounter of wildlife.