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Overview

Set sail on a riverboat through the Amazon jungle for one of the most fascinating and unique experiences of your life. The cruise will include daily excursions to explore the exotic landscape and wildlife, spotting sloths, pink dolphins and toucans along the way. There will be two full days of in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, giving you the opportunity to experience the jungle up close. This is a once-in-a-lifetime journey through one of the most unspoiled and diverse parts of the world.  (GM)

Highlights:

  • Take an orientation tour of Iquitos
  • Journey through the Amazon River aboard a riverboat
  • Take a two-day excursion to Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
  • Visit local villages to gain an understanding of life in the Amazon

Details

Day 1

Lima

Arrive into Lima and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day can be spent enjoying the city and its many attractions (arrival transfer included).

Day 2

Iquitos & Amazon Riverboat     

Begin early and fly to Iquitos, where you’ll transfer to the ship. Before, there will be a short orientation tour and a brief stop at the Amazonian Manatee Rescue Centre. Keep a lookout for the wildlife as the ship sets off, passing the riverbanks of the Amazon River.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Days 3-7

Amazon, Marañon and Ucayali Rivers

Spend your first day of sailing heading to the confluence of the Marañon and Ucayali Rivers, which is largely considered to be the point at which the Amazon River begins. The wildlife and birdlife along the way here is astonishing, so be sure to keep watch for the amazing creatures you’ll see on this journey. Over the next five days you’ll explore the wonders of the rainforest with jungle walks, lectures from your expert guides, and seeking out the smaller tributaries of the river.

There will be two days’ worth of excursions at the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, for amazing wildlife opportunities, as well as a chance to interact with the locals in the villages along the way. You’ll meet with a local shaman and discover the fascinating world of spiritual healing, as well as chance to go piranha fishing. Visit the Sapisapi River to look for charapas and turtles, or visit the port town of Nauta and visit a local market to gain a deeper understanding of how people live in this remote part of the world.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 8

Iquitos / Lima

Disembark at Iquitos and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Lima. The afternoon is free to explore the capital of Peru.

(Breakfast included)

Day 9

Lima

Depart from Lima today.

(Breakfast included)

 

What's Included

  • International flights; Return flights between Lima and Iquitos
  • Internal travel: Amazon riverboat; plane; private bus
  • Aboard the Amatista Amazon riverboat (6 nights); comfort hotels (2 nights)
  • 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners (Allow USD50-80 for meals not included in Lima; Drinks and tips extra on board the Amatista)
  • 6 nights aboard the Amatista Amazon riverboat; Arrival transfer and breakfast daily in Lima; Launches and land excursions with our expert naturalist team
  • Certified Amazon Reserve naturalist guide and support staff aboard the Amazon riverboat
  • Small group experience; max 28

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