Please note that all 2015 departures will travel on the Amatista

Amazon Riverboat Adventure aboard the Amatista

9 days,Lima to Lima

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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Room Prices

  • From$2499USDUpper Deck Twin
  • From$2499USDMain Deck Twin

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

  • Arrival transfer
  • 6 nts aboard the Amatista 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 Amatista.)
  • Amazon riverboat, plane, private bus.
  • 2 Certified Amazon Reserve naturalist guide and support staff aboard the Amazon riverboat.
  • Small group experience; Max 30
  • Aboard the Amatista Amazon riverboat (6 nts), comfort hotels (2 nts).
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Day 1Lima

Arrive at any time (arrival transfer included).

Day 2Lima/Río Marañon(1B, 1L, 1D)

Fly to Iquitos. Take a city orientation tour and visit a manatee rescue centre. Transfer to the boat and cast off onto the Amazon River.

Day 3Río Marañon/Río Ucayali(1B, 1L, 1D)

Begin to explore with a boat excursion on the Amazon River and some of its tributaries to see the wonders of the rainforest. After lunch, enjoy a presentation on the Amazon River then walk along the shores of the Ucayali River.

Day 4Río Ucayali/Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve(1B, 1L, 1D)

Take a morning skiff excursion into the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve for more wildlife viewing. In the afternoon, visit a village to meet a local shaman and discover the mystical world of spiritual healing.

Day 5Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve(1B, 1L, 1D)

Meet a local family and see the Amazon by night.

Day 6Pacaya Samiria National Reserve(1B, 1L, 1D)

Take a trip to explore Choroyacu, go piranha fishing, and explore the mangroves in a dugout canoe. Opt to go swimming in the Amazon. In the evening, go on another night wildlife excursion.

Day 7Pacaya Samiria National Reserve/Iquitos(1B, 1L, 1D)

Return to Iquitos with en-route stops at the Sapisapi River and the port town of Nauta.

Day 8Iquitos/Lima(1B)

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

Day 9Lima(1B)

Depart at any time.

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