River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Lima
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 Lima/Cusco
Fly to Cusco. Free time to shop and explore. Opt for a city tour, visit museums or archaeological sites. (1B)
Day 3 Cusco/Ollantaytambo
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day by exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide. (1B, 1L)
Day 4 Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes
Journey to Aguas Calientes and opt to visit the local hot springs and hit the market. Those who have purchased and pre-booked the '1-day Inca Trail' hike will disembark the train at 104km and trek to the Sun Gate for the first glimpse of Machu Picchu before re-joining the group at Aguas Calientes for the night. (1B)
Day 5 Machu Picchu/Cusco
Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco. (1B)
Day 6 Cusco
Enjoy a free day in Cusco. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking. (1B)
Day 7 Cusco/Iquitos
Take an early morning flight in order to board the boat for the afternoon. Enjoy two boat excursions and compare the vast difference of the jungle between the day and night. During free time relax on board the ship and soak up the natural beauty around. (1B)
Day 8 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Head out into Pacaya Samiria Reserve on a boat excursion and search for monkeys, sloths, and macaws. In the afternoon, take a walk through the jungle and visit a local community to learn about their traditions. After dinner, opt to go on a night excursion to Piranha Creek. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 9 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Explore the town of Nauta before continuing to cruise down the Amazon River. In the afternoon enjoy a jungle walk and learn about medicinal plants, search for monkeys and keep an eye out for reptiles. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 10 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Explore the Amazon River and some of its tributaries in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. In the constantly changing Amazon we offer flexible itineraries, the naturalists onboard tailor each departure to the surroundings and water levels to ensure you get the most out of your Amazon adventure. Over the next few days, enjoy shore excursions, night excursions, educational lectures, a visit to a local shaman, an indigenous village, and the incredible wildlife of this lush area. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 13 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve/Lima
In the morning explore the shoreline by motorized skiff keeping your eyes out for birds, monkeys and sloths. Leave the peacefulness of the river behind en route stop at the manatee rescue centre before catching a flight back to Lima. Enjoy the evening in the city. (1B)
Day 14 Lima
Depart at any time. (1B)
River Cruise Highlights
Venture to Machu Picchu by train
Cruise in the Amazon
Learn about Peruvian wildlife and ingenious cultures
Walk along the coast in Lima
All This Included
If you’re looking for the perfect combination of land and river, this adventure is for you. Once you’re on board our comfortable Amazon riverboat, you’ll experience a unique once-in-a-lifetime cruise – including exotic wildlife, local culture and more! But it doesn’t stop there – after the jungle, Machu Picchu awaits. The “lost city of the Incas” will provide majestic ruins and striking views of the Peruvian mountain. Choose to take part in an optional 1-day hike up the Inca Trail, or if you prefer something a little more relaxing, there’s always the chance to enjoy the train.
G Adventures for Good: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo G Adventures for Good: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay Local Living: Local Indigenous Family Visit, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Recharge: Local Shaman Visit, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour
Train to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu guided tour
Cruise aboard the Amatista Amazon Riverboat (6 nts)
Orientation tour of Iquitos
Launches and land excursions with our expert naturalist team
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Aboard the Amatista Amazon riverboat (6 nts), hotels (7 nts)
13 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners.
Transportation: Amazon riverboat, plane, public bus, train
G Representatives in Lima and Cusco, specialist Inca Trail CEO for Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, 2 Certified Amazon Reserve naturalist guide and support staff aboard the Amazon riverboat.
Accommodations on this Tour
Aboard the Amatista Amazon riverboat (6 nts)
Hotels (7 nts)
Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12
Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.