We are in the Yanayacu River, 140 kilometers (83 miles) to the southeast and upstream of Iquitos, capital of Loreto, in the buffer zone of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and inside the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve. Being located in a small tributary of the Amazon with only one entrance, there is no presence of fishing boats, or loggers, or many travelers. The place is intimate and solitary, surrounded only by nature.
Yanayacu (Quechua word) means black water due to the minerals that are crawling kilometers from the mountains of the sierra; This is why there are several rivers with the same name. The ten lagoons that are around the Muyuna also have black water, making it easy for bird watching and fishing excursions, since these minerals are the food base of the ecological chain.
Navigating the Amazon River
We navigate the Amazon River. We use 115, 150 and 200 hp engines, and the trip takes about 3 hours, depending on the level of the river. Our boats are equipped with a first aid kit and life jackets. From Iquitos, we sail upriver, towards an area of a primary and unexplored forest; compared to the colonized jungle that lies downstream from Iquitos. Thanks to this strategic location, in Muyuna we guarantee the observation of pink dolphins, birds, monkeys, sloths, fish, etc. in their natural habitat.
Are you ready to explore the Amazon rainforest? In this package you will experience the experience of being part of the jungle. “Fresh Water” offers you the opportunity to visit Muyuna in a few days and at the same time stay with the satisfaction of having known the spirit of the jungle. This package has the activities of the previous package plus activities such as canoeing day and night to discover the mysteries of the jungle. Living with the town of San Juan de Yanayacu, an isolated community of the modern world and more excursions in the surroundings in search of exotic animals.