Discover Nature at Tapiche Ohara Reserve - Deep Inside the Peruvian Amazon
The Tapiche Reserve was founded in September 2010, with a initial intention of preserving the Rain Forest. For that we had to create a alternative way of income to the locals and indirectly generate founds for supporting the internal conservations projects without involving any other organization.
Along two and half years we had manage to create a rustic but confortable infrastructure for future visitor, trails that are passing through all different types of habitats and most of all to create a environment friendly conscious among the locals and professional training of field conduction and professional attention, we didn’t’ need to teach them about the jungle, but they had to learn technics how to transmit their knowledge on the fields. And officially open for visitor since December 2012..
Location Accessible only by waterway, the 1540 hectare Reserve is situated 404 km up river from Iquitos, Peru. The day long journey into the jungle takes you through increasingly remote areas, away from touristic centers, and into territory seldom traveled by outsiders. The trip from Iquitos to the Reserve includes navigating up the Amazon, Ucayali, and Tapiche Rivers.
The Reserve is an exceptional storehouse of Amazon jungle biodiversity. The Reserve comprises an area within the Amazon Basin where several types of lowland Amazonian forests, including igapo, varzea, and terra firme, can be found in close proximity. This is a major contributing factor to the incredible biodiversity that is found in this geographic area. Among the fauna found here are Pink River Dolphins, Manatee, Jaguar, Ocelot, Giant Otter, Red Huakari Monkey, Paiche (the worlds largest freshwater fish), and an amazing variety of birds, amphibians, reptiles, palms, floating flora, and old-growth trees.
Scientists, photographers, and nature lovers will revel in the opportunity to see and study medicinal plants, blooming orchids, native fruits, and plants used for indigenous crafts.
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We believe in preservation of habitat, local culture, and promotion of responsible tourism. At the reserve there are no pets and besides fishing we do not catch/ capture any sort of animals for any reason. The Reserve is located in primary rain forest and it is our mission to coexist in the jungle environment without disturbing natural processes. We also have ongoing conservation efforts focusing on saving the water turtle known locally as the Taricaya (Podocnemis unifilis), which can live to 60 years of age and protec the nearly extinct in Peru due the dintruction of their habitaht and huntting, the Red Uakari Monkey (Cacajao Calvus )
Departure MAY 5d/4n and 4d/3n. Group maximum size 4 people.
TOUR date booked Tour date booked. 5d/4n 29-03 4d/3n 03-07 (5days) 07-10 10-13 13-17 17-20 2 (4days) 20-24 24-27 27- 31 4
Departure JUNE 5d/4n and 4d/3n. Group maximum size 4 people.
TOUR date booked Tour date booked. 4d/3n 31-03 5d/4n 03-07 (5days) 07-10 10-14 14-17 2 17-21 21-24 24-28 28- 01 special deal for the first 10 in June