The Dolphin Amazon Cruise is well known at a world wide level, because the quality of each and every one of the services it offers to its passengers cannot be surpassed. Meanwhile, the landscape and scenery of the Peruvian Amazon that you’ll be immersed in, is just as amazing too and shouldn’t be left unmentioned.
The destinations of the Dolphin Amazon Cruises will touch on various spots: from the Amazons, to its biodiversity, and the beautiful Yanallpa Private Reserve. Its on this last point, that we’ll focus this entry on.
The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is located in the Loreto region of Peru, which belongs to the Peruvian Amazon. It should also be mentioned that it’s one of the most flood prone zones of all the protected areas around the world due to the heavy rainfall during the rain season of this Andean zone. The reserve will flood with waters that will cover up to 85% of its length which is about 2′800,00 hectares.
The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is the second protected natural area of Peru, and the fourth under protection within the whole of South America. Within its lands there are 208 villages, approximately, and it is calculated that there are somewhere around 100,000 river-side dwellers inhabiting the area and whom live there, in part, due to the natural resources that are available to them through the reserve.
These resources also attract one of the mayor attractions of the Reserve: the bird wildlife- which seems to just glide around through the celestial blue Amazonian skies. Some of the birds you’ll see around here are: the grand woodpecker (Campephilus melanoleucos), the black-tail Condor (Tityra cayana), the Brown Swallow (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis), the Arrocero (Sporophila casteneiventris) and Semillero (Sporophila lineola) which are both a type of seed-finch; as well as the Black-Crested Finch (Paroaria gularis), the Cielo Pishco (Cotinga maynana), and the Red Wanchaco- a type of gull bird (Ramphcelus nigrogularis).
There’s also the Seven Colors bird (Tangara chilensis), the Bocholocho (Psarocolius angustifrons), the Capucha “Bobo” bird (Cyrysomus icterocephalus), Tiwacuro (Monasa nigrifrons), the Chestnut Jacamar (Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis), the Great Catalan (Megaceryle torquata), the short-wing Swallow (Chaetura brachyura), the Scissor-Tail Swallow (Chaetura squamata), Shansho (Opisthocomus hoazin), the Amazonian Parrot (Amazona Festiva, and the Ushpa Parrot (Amazona farinosa), amongst so many others.
These are only a few of the birds that you’d be able to see flying around the Amazon skies and getting lost within the greenery of the vegetation. There are so many more bird species in this area, that without doubt, each time you take a look out your window or from the balconies of the cruise ship, you’ll no doubt see a new or different species.
Get yourself a good photographic camera, and revel in the beauty of these birds, that will just surely illuminate your stay on the Dolphin Amazon Cruise, with the varied colors of their feathers and with their graceful motions in flight, or with their beautiful songs and chirps.