Visit from March till June the greatest nesting water birds area in Loreto: Agami heron, Boat billed heron, Cocoi heron, Neotropic cormorant, Great egret, Snowy egret. Unforgettable 5 days 4 nights for Nature lovers and special deal for bird watching visit ( ask for birds survey). We have a incredible list of birds that vary from very rare especies like the Crested eagle to the loud groups of Macaw, Parrot, Hoatzin. And of course several species of monkeys (not in domestic condition) to be observed in their natural habitat.
Juvenile Crested Eagle
Discover Nature at the Tapiche 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.. How we do it ! We are dedicated to inform and teach about the nature, Natural history, Local knowledge, Medicinal plants, handcraft, and initiation of surviving skill. We don't catch any wild life and when we fish we catch just what we need for eat, we don't have any wild life indomestic conditon for taking photos, or cudling, we repudiate that attitude in fact. Wild animal in the wild, We use binoculars and telescope to see wild life. 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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" Reliable site for Red-faced Uakari, PeruI recently returned from the private Tapiche O’Hara Reserve, a reliable site for Red-faced Uakari. This site is reached in less that a day’s river travel from Iquitos Peru, and it appears to be straightforward to made daily observations of the Uakari. While there are other accessible Peruvian lodges with the Uakari, sighings are generally rare (maybe a sighting every few weeks, even at research stations with active primatologists).
Tapiche O’Hara is, to my knowledge, the only Peruvian site with reliable daily Uakari sightings that is accessible in less than a day’s travel from a commercial airport (Iquitos).
This is one of the most intact easily accessible mammal faunas in Loreto (I work as an ornithologist all around this region).
1) Spectacular location/wildlife!
2) Exceptional, special forest along the Crested Eagle trail. This absolutely superlative, spectacular, cathedral-like forest has virtually disappeared from the accessible portions of Loreto. Massive intact whitewater-flooded forest is a thing of the past. You guys have some of the most spectacular forest that we have ever seen in Peru.
Jacob Socolar " (Jacob is an ornithilogist doing his master in Peru for the past 3 years)
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 )
"A true Amazon experience supporting a great cause” (Tripdvisor #1 attraction in Iquitos) Reviewed 5 April 2014 " When selecting our Amazon experience we had a number of requirements we were looking for. Katoo was easily able meet these and offered much more. 1. We did not want to go to a petting zoo or have a fake "jungle" experience where animals are kept as pets to show to tourists. We wanted the real deal and we got it.
2. We wanted to be far from the city, far from other tourists and in a small group. Once out of Iquitos/Requena we saw only the staff on the reserve and local people in the villages we visited on the way or traveling on the river.
3. As much as possible we wanted our money to go directly to local people and businesses, not to a national or multinational corporation. Our conversations with Katoo confirmed that this is a local operation with the profits being used to support the reserve.
4. We didn't want the guide or any staff to feel compelled to hunt down, pester or bait animals for us tourists. During our stay no one pursued or distressed any animals. We saw the animals at the appropriate distance and always in the wild.
5. We wanted to support conservation and help promote an alternative to the habitat destruction and hunting that often occurs in this region. Again our conversations with Katoo confirmed that this is certainly his intention and he is doing all he can to promote this way of life.
6. Finally we wanted to see some awesome animals, plants and unique scenery in an amazing and beautiful place. We got this and much more!
Highly recommended. Thank you".
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