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Please note that all 2014 departures will travel on the Queen Violeta, and all 2015 departures will travel on the Amatista

Amazon Riverboat Adventure aboard the Queen Violeta

From$1999USD
Was $2499  — Savings of 20% on Nov. 01, 2014
9 days,Lima to Lima
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Explore the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve – the largest national park in Peru, dine on food fresh from the jungle, spot pink dolphins on the Amazon River, interact with members of the local community, learn the intricacies of Amazon wildlife

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  • From$1874USDStandard Twin
  • From$2024USDSuperior Twin
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Hop aboard a riverboat and experience the Amazon in style. Led by an Amazon Reserve naturalist guide, your cruise will include daily excursions by motorized skiff designed to reveal the exotic wildlife that calls the rainforest home – with any luck you’ll spot sloths, toucans or pink dolphins! And, with two full days for exploration in Pacaya–Samiria National Reserve, you'll have the chance to experience the jungle up close. The cuisine onboard is regional and provides a unique – and delicious – window into local culture. Gain a rare glimpse of how life "on the river" is lived and experience the magic of the Amazon on this once-in-a-lifetime riverboat adventure.

What's Included

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

Get an up-close look at your Amazon riverboat, the 30-passenger Amatista.

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Day 1 Lima

Arrive at any time (arrival transfer included).

Day 2 Iquitos & Amazon Riverboat (1B,1L,1D)

Fly to Iquitos. Included city tour, visit to a manatee rescue centre and transfer to the boat. Cast off on the Amazon River.

Days 3-7 Exploration of the Amazon, Marañon and Ucayali Rivers (5B,5L,5D)

Spend the first day sailing to the confluence of the Marañon and Ucayali rivers, considered to be the point where the Amazon River begins. Keep your eyes peeled for monkeys, sloths, a variety of birds and the famous pink dolphin. Over the next five days, you'll explore the wonders of the Amazon Rainforest. Your expert guides will lead jungle walks, give lectures and point out unique species of bird and marine life as you explore the smaller tributaries of the river. Two days of excursions in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve will provide remarkable wildlife viewing opportunities, and a chance to interact with the locals.. Meet a local shaman and discover the mystical world of spiritual healing. Go piranha fishing and explore the mangroves in a dugout canoe. Take the opportunity to go swimming. Visit the Sapisapi River to look for charapas and turtles. 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.

Day 8 Iquitos / Lima (1B)

Disembark at Iquitos, transfer to the airport for the flight back to Lima. Free afternoon to explore the capital of Peru.

Day 9 Lima (1B)

Depart at any time.

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