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.

Your Amazon river vessels

All 2014 Amazon riverboat departures will take place aboard the Queen Violeta. From 2015 onward, you'll cruise the river from the comfortable Amatista.

What's an Amazon river cruise like?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 excursions staff and crews of our riverboats are handpicked for their extensive knowledge of the Amazon River, its people, and its wildlife. Formal lectures and informal chats open up the wonders of this mysterious and fragile ecosystem in a personal and powerful way.

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. Our riverboats' dining rooms seat all passengers at once at tables of four to six.

What's it like on board?

Designed for life on the Amazon, our riverboats are comfortable floating-homes-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.

Amazon Riverboat Tours