The Ucayali River (Spanish:Río Ucayali, IPA:[ˈri.o ukaˈʝali]) arises about 110km (68mi) north of Lake Titicaca, in the Arequipa region of Peru. The Amazon River takes its name close to Nauta city (100km upstream/south of Iquitos), at the confluence of the Marañón and Ucayali rivers. The Ucayali becomes a major tributary of the Amazon River. Navigation was blocked by lengthy sections of rapids. The city of Pucallpa is located on the banks of the Ucayali.
Ucayali River (confluence with Tambo River to confluence with the Marañón): 1,600.1km (994.3mi)
The Ucayali was first called San Miguel, then Ucayali, Ucayare, Poro, Apu-Poro, Cocama and Rio de Cuzco. Peru has fitted out many costly and ably-conducted expeditions to explore it. One of them (1867) claimed to have reached within 380km (240mi) of Lima, and the little steamer "Napo" forced its way up the violent currents for 124km (77mi) above the junction with the Pachitea River as far as the Tambo River, 1,240km (770mi) from the confluence of the Ucayali with the Amazon. The "Napo" then succeeded in ascending the Urubamba branch of the Ucayali 56km (35mi) above its union with the Tambo, to a point 320km (200mi) north of Cuzco.
“It’s a pygmy marmoset. the world’s smallest monkey,” Neycer grinned ... Set at the Amazon river’s head and flanked by its Ucayali and Maranon tributaries, Pacaya-Samiria is accessible only by boat ... .
Smugglers moving product from the Upper UcayaliRiver to Brazil and Bolivia pass through Breu, where small quantities of raw cocaine are sold to Indigenous children who often huddle behind the local market smoking it.
Ucayali, Peru's Drug Trafficking Gateway to Bolivia and Brazil... The increase has been driven by exploding cultivation in the border departments of Loreto (173% growth from 2018 to 2022), Ucayali (467%), and Puno (57%) ... The government eradicated 36% of its total hectares in Ucayali in 2022, with the number growing to 62% so far in 2023.
Research shows Amazon river dolphins are under threat from fishing and proposed new dams and dredging ... This will involve dredging sites across four main rivers of the Amazon basin, and the expansion of ports to facilitate ship navigation across the Amazon, Ucayali and Marañón rivers.
12 Fascinating Facts About the AmazonRiver... (Downstream effects of dams on river dolphins have been previously observed.) ... The proposed waterway involves dredging sites across four main rivers of the Amazon basin and the expansion of ports to facilitate ship navigation across the Amazon, Ucayali, and MarañónRivers.
The UcayaliRiver is a primary source of the Amazon River ... Halfway along its route, just before it reaches the port city of Pucallpa, the Ucayali River feeds Lake Imiría, a sparkling lagoon filled with swamp forest islands and abundant diversity of birds and fish ... A boat pulls a raft piled with Amazonian hardwoods along the Ucayali River.
It is the largest city in the world accessible only by air or river ... It is bordered by the Marañón and Ucayali rivers which, when united at the southern tip of the reserve, they become the AmazonRiver ... It crosses the Nanay River, a tributary to the Amazon River; one of about 1,100 tributaries.
Other illustrated maps, of Tequaltiche in Mexico, with its Caxcan people engaging in gory naked battle and, in another nearby map of the UcayaliRiver in Peru, a major tributary of the Amazon, produced by Franciscan missionaries and indigenous artists, the local fauna is depicted, the animals frequently devouring one another.
On an iron grill, six catfish are almost ready to eat ... A seven-hour speedboat trip on the UcayaliRiver separates the city of Pucallpa (in Ucayali) and the district of Contamana (in Loreto). To reach Canaán de Cachiyacu from the port in Contamana, it takes 25 minutes in a motorboat on the same river.
UCAYALI, Peru — Mennonites, an ultra-conservative religious group, are illegally converting pristine forests in the Peruvian Amazon into agricultural land ... After an eight-hour boat ride down the UcayaliRiver, Romi arrives at Lake Imiría ... Lake Imiría is an eight-hour boat ride from Pucallpa, the nearest city and capital of the Ucayali region.
... deployment in Latin America — impacting the lives of more than 5,000 indigenous people in Peru’s Ucayali ... Much of the land has been converted from rainforest to grasslands, and fish catches from the Ucayali River have been depleted, while the number of viable fruit trees dwindles.
Beneficiaries of the Beyond2020 deployment in the Yarinacocha district of Ucayali, Peru, enjoy a meal together (Photo... Much of the land has been converted from rainforest to grasslands, and fish catches from the Ucayali River have become depleted, while the number of viable fruit trees also dwindles.
By Cindy Wooden. VATICAN CITY — Completing a project to repatriate human remains held in the Vatican Museums’ ethnological collection, the Vatican and the government of Peru signed an agreement Oct ... They were found at an altitude of more than 9,800 feet in the PeruvianAndes along the UcayaliRiver. The mummies are assumed to be Incan ... .
...AmazonUcayali region ... The Guardian travelled for 14 hours by boat down the Ucayali river and drove for another hour along a muddy track to visit the community which sits about halfway between Pucallpa and Iquitos, the largest city in the world accessible only by boat or plane.