Raul was a great guide telling us all about the plants and animals We had a 1 to 2 hour walk in and a 3 hour walk out the other to the river , lunch and motorized canoe back to Iquitos Read more Date of experience: February Helpful busdraghimichele wrote a review Sep London, United Kingdom1 contribution A beautiful experience in the middle of the Amazon, great for enhancing the spirit and to enjoy the wildness! She knows the jungle very well and you can feel she loves what she does, as for the rest of the locals. I had a problem with my reservation but everything was arranged for me. You got exactly the sense of our purpose! Simple but true life, with locals and local food. Hope see you soon!
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This fragile ecosystem is only 23 km 14 miles from Iquitos , around the Nanay River and its black-water tributaries. There are over 1, flora species; bird species; species of reptiles; 71 species of amphibians; more than 90 species of parasitic wasps; and more butterfly species than any other site in the world. Moreover, more than species of animals over 2. This wide variety is derived from the fact that the rainforest in the Reserve is composed of several soil types - ranging from rare white quartz sands to red clays - and each of these soil types supports a unique community of plants and animals.
Ancient Antwren in Allpahuayo-Mishana. White sand forests are rarely found and, accordingly, many of the white-sand species contained within them are extremely rare. There are 21 species of bird found within the Reserve that are associated only with the white sand forests, and new, unique species are continually being discovered. Equatorial Saki Monkey in Allpahuayo-Mishana.
Three species of endangered primates are found within the reserve, and for two of them, the Yellow-handed Titi Monkey, and the Equatorial Saki Monkey, the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve is the only place in Peru where these monkeys and their habitat has been officially protected. How to visit Allpahuayo-Mishana: It is easy to arrange day trips from Iquitos.
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Exceptional biological richness Allpahuayo Mishana is known for its very high levels of biodiversity, several of which are world records: about three hundred species of trees over 10 cm. In other groups there are exceptional records: 83 species of amphibians, some of them known only from here, species of mammals and species of birds, more than half a dozen of them specialists in the forests of white sand known in Peru only Nanay basin. However, these figures are constantly increasing with the discovery of new species in the area. In areas near the reserve, within the Napo ecoregion are located the world record for a local amphibians species , primates 17 species and probably of birds over species.
There are over 1, flora species; bird species; species of reptiles; 71 species of amphibians; more than 90 species of parasitic wasps; and more butterfly species than any other site in the world. More than species of animals over 2. White sand forests are a rarely found ecosystem characterized by isolated patches of extremely poor soil; for this reason, many species adapted to this environment are extremely restricted in range. The ecosystem type, due to its isolated nature and distinctive environmental conditions, has been described as a "laboratory of evolution" .