Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve, Iquitos Peru

by Captain Bill

Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve, Iquitos Peru

A new parcel has been added to the Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve making it one of your most attractive Amazon cruise choices from Iquitos, Peru. Located 90 miles from Iquitos, the Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve makes a great destination when you only have three or four days to explore the upper Amazon River and rainforest.

The great news for us is that 97,580 hectares in an area on both sides of the Tahuayo River was added to the reserve in 2007. The area is a wonderful piece of rainforest that includes many lakes. The addition along the Tahuayo River upstream of the Blanco River makes our cruise even more attractive.

What is it that makes the 420,080 hectare reserve, newly named Area de Conservacion Regional Comunal Tamshiyacu Tahuayo, so unique? Is it the fourteen species of primates living within the reserve, the most in any protected area of the world? Or that the reserve is home to an amazing 500 bird species?

I think the reason the Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve supports 14 species of primates, 50 species of frogs, and 500 species of birds, is the rich bio-diversity of the total fauna and flora and the habitat and food chain it creates. This is called a “mega-diversity forest,” and it is the total diversity which provides the constant variety of food and shelter that attracts the wildlife, and tourists.

Follow this live link to see photos of a recent three day expedition to Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve. Visit our website at dawnontheamazon.com for more information.

The Rainforest Conservation Fund concentrates nearly all of its resources and considerable efforts on the area of the Tahuayo River where we take our guests. I am a member, and anyone who would like to make a positive impact on some of the best rainforest in Peru should consider joining us at: http://www.rainforestconservation.org.

Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve, Iquitos Peru

Bill Grimes

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1 Estelle Richman November 8, 2015 at 11:37 am


I am looking for an Amazon cruise from 8/26-8/29/2016. I have a little flexibility with dates. There are two people, both seniors. It appears that the Tamshiyacu Tahuayp Reserve cruise fits best. Probably interested in the Riverboat Selva Viva. If this cruise doesn’t work, I am interested in your recommendations that work for these dates.

Thank you

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