PACAYA-SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE (PSNR)
EXPEDITIONS AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND
Best Months to Travel: June through November
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.