Amazon River Cruises

Journey to the beating heart of nature itself

For millennia, the Amazon has been reluctant to reveal its secrets to outsiders; to this day, science still can’t fully explain the staggering biodiversity of this lush tropical forest and the vast network of tributaries that feeds it. Curious? Come along with us and go deeper into the jungle than you’d ever get on your own.

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Village encounters

The Amazon Basin is home to some of the most isolated communities in the world. Head ashore and discover how civilizations survive and thrive here through shamanic ceremonies and visits to local markets. Connect with locals and explore the other side of life.
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Brand-new & purpose-built

The 32-passenger Queen Violeta offers travellers the ability to explore the Amazon in freedom and comfort. Roomy public spaces, great sightlines, river-facing cabins and a pair of skiffs for shore excursions ensure you won’t miss a thing.

Remote access

Shore excursions offer a deeper glimpse of life along the river. Seek out rare wildlife – including sloths, toucans, and pink dolphins – and push deeper into the jungle on guided nature hikes.

Stellar CEOs

Each Amazon riverboat expedition features locally trained G Adventures Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) dedicated to educating travellers on the region’s wildlife, cultures and diverse ecosystems.

Everything up front

All of our Amazon riverboat itineraries include pre- and post-trip hotel stays in Lima, as well as a return flight to Iquitos.

Capacity

  • 32 passengers

Cabins

  • 10 comfy main deck cabins with side-by-side twin beds river-facing with private facilities and A/C
  • 6 spacious second-deck cabins with queen or twin beds; river-facing with private facilities and A/C

Crew

  • 16 crew and naturalist guide

Boat Layout

  • Large open upper deck with bar area for briefings and lounging with deck chairs and hammocks
  • Aft dining room on the second deck accommodates all passengers in one sitting

Special Amenities

  • Best-in-field naturalist guides
  • Equipped with an open skiff to explore smaller tributaries and remote arteries
  • Complimentary tea and coffee served all day
  • Water, juice and snacks available for purchase

What's a typical day like?

Most excursions take place in the mornings and late afternoons when the wildlife is most active. During hotter midday hours, your naturalists will host informative presentations on human, plant, and animal life in the Amazon.

Expert naturalists

The Queen Violeta’s best-in-field crew is handpicked for their knowledge of the Amazon River, its people and wildlife. Formal lectures and informal chats open up the conversation about the diverse and fragile ecosystem that surrounds you.

What's the food like?

Meals offer a healthy mix of international cuisine and Peruvian fare prepared from fresh local ingredients, providing a unique – and delicious – window into local culture. The Queen Violeta’s dining room seats all passengers at once at tables of four to six.

What's it like on board?

Designed for life on the Amazon, the Queen Violeta offers a comfortable floating-home-away-from-home with great sightlines, spacious dining facilities, a roomy observation deck and river views in each cabin. Choose between twin beds or one queen bed in the Superior cabin for maximum comfort and convenience.

Double Cabin

Twin Cabin

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