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The most important advantage of MUYUNA is the strategic location. MUYUNA is located in the Yanayacu river banks at 140 kms. (84 miles) southeast from Iquitos city, the capital of the Peruvian department of Loreto, very close to the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, with its 2’080,000 hectares, it is the biggest in Peru. In our fast boats, the trip takes about 3 hours. From Iquitos, we sailed upstream through areas of unexplored primary rainforest in comparison to the now sadly exploited secondary forest which is downstream from Iquitos.
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Thanks to the remoteness of the lodge, in Muyuna we GUARANTEE observation of birds, monkeys, sloth, dolphins, fish, caimans, butterflies, etc. in their natural habitat.
Muyuna is located in the Yanayacu River that means “black water” (in Quechua—Inca’s language), because of the darkness given by the minerals that it brings from the highlands. Take note that there are several rivers with the same name. This Yanayacu, is the one that is located three hours upstream.
The ten lakes that are around Muyuna also have black water, making easier the fishing and a bird watching excursion, as it is the food base for the ecological chain.
Being located in a small tributary of the Amazon, where there is only one entry, there is no presence of fishing boats, or lumber, not many tourists (mostly only going to MUYUNA). The place is intimate and solitary, surrounded only by nature.